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This blog is about sports and sports cards. Which both I love to talk about. My teams are as follows - MLB - Chicago White Sox, NCAA - Michigan Wolverines & NFL - Indianapolis Colts. Although I post my Michigan stuff to another site now - check it out at http://toomanymarios.blogspot.com/

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Saturday, March 29, 2014

Random PC Cards #43

 

The player collections have been randomed along with all my memorabilia and autographed cards.  Here are the next 5 random cards.

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Tom Seaver – 1992 Pacific Tom Terrific #92

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Tom Seaver – 2005 Donruss Diamond Kings HOF Heroes #39

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Chris Sale – 2012 Topps Update #US327

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AJ Pierzynski – 2012 Topps Chrome X-fractor #204

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Paul Konerko – 2005 Upper Deck Pro Sigs #24

 

The collections that can be represented are the following.  Tier 1 are my main concentration and Tier 2 and 3, I’ll pick up here and there after I start buying cards again.

Player Collections

Tier 1 - Paul Konerko collection, Luis Aparicio collection, Billy Williams collection, Tom Seaver collection, Dave Dravecky collection, Mike Hart collection.

Tier 2 – Jim Abbott collection, Mark Buehrle collection, Joe Crede collection, Carlton Fisk collection, Chris Getz collection, Shoeless Joe Jackson collection, Michael Jordan collection, Barry Larkin collection, Bill Melton collection, AJ Pierzynski collection, Chris Sale collection.

Tier 3 – Johnny Bench collection, Steve Carlton collection, Gary Carter collection, Cal Ripken jr collection, Mike Schmidt collection, Hoyt Wilhelm collection, Wilbur Wood collection, Carl Yastrzemski collection, Ryan Zimmerman collection.

Team Collections

White Sox Collection – All Topps, Fleer, Donruss and Upper Deck team sets.  All relic or autograph cards as well. (only autos and relics are included in the random pc posts).

Michigan Collection – All Michigan players in their maize and blue uniforms.  All relic or autograph cards as well.  (only autos and relics are included in the random pc posts).

Number of cards posted per collection.

  1. Tom Seaver collection – 29 cards
  2. Paul Konerko collection – 13 cards
  3. Mark Buehrle collection – 9 cards
  4. White Sox collection – 8 cards   
  5. Carlton Fisk collection – 4 cards
  6. Michigan Wolverines collection – 4 cards
  7. AJ Pierzynski – 4 cards 
  8. Billy Williams collection – 3 cards
  9. Dave Dravecky collection – 3 cards  
  10. Luis Aparicio collection – 2 cards
  11. Barry Larkin collection – 2 cards
  12. Joe Crede collection – 2 cards
  13. Chris Sale collection – 3 card
  14. Wilbur Wood collection – 1 card
  15. Michael Jordan collection – 1 card
  16. Steve Carlton collection – 1 card

* note – the White Sox collection and the Michigan collection only have the relic and auto cards inserted into the Random PC card posts.

Friday, March 28, 2014

Cheaper Than Stamps #60

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I know we left off with the exciting 1987 pick-ups, let get to the rest of the 80’s.

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1985 Donruss – Jose Rijo

Another card I have no record of buying.  It might have been a throw in, some sellers throw in extra cards but they are usually junk card, not cards from 1985.  It is my 14th card of the set.

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Marvell Wynne – 1984 Donruss

Another card I have no record of.  I’m not sure what happened here.

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1981 Fleer – Mickey Rivers

Hey, I have record of this one.  I paid $.29 for this.  Always happy with some 80’s fleer.

That’s all the 80’s I have left.  Since I don’t post Cheaper Than Stamps on the weekend, that leaves one more day in March for one more day of Cheaper Than Stamps purchases from February.  You’ll get to see the 70’s pick-ups on Monday and we’ll see if I get my March purchases scanned this weekend we can go right to it on the 1st.

 

Here’s the rundown on how much I’ve paid and to which collection so far in the Cheaper Than Stamps series.

Player Collections

Barry Larkin (9) $1.32 – $.15/card
Bill Melton (4) $1.60 – $.40/card
Cal Ripken jr (29) $5.79 – $.20/card
Carl Yastrzemski (8) $3.07 – $.38/card
Carlton Fisk (2) $.66 – $.33/card
Chris Getz (5) $1.89 – $.38/card
Chris Sale (2) $.52 - $.26/card
Gary Carter (14) $2.17 – $.16/card
Hoyt Wilhelm (4) $1.25 – $.31/card
Jim Abbott (8) $2.33 – $.29/card
Johnny Bench (8) $2.05 – $.26/card
Mark Buehrle (3) $.71 – $.23/card
Michael Jordan (13) $1.91 – $.25/card
Mike Schmidt (8) $2.27 – $.28/card
Paul Konerko (4) $.99 – $.25/card
Ryan Zimmerman (14) $3.56 – $.25/card
Shoeless Joe Jackson (1) $.15 – $.15/card
Steve Carlton (6) $1.57 – $.26/card
Tom Seaver (6) $1.44 – $.24/card

Vintage Collections

1980's (290) $42.44 – $.15/card
1970's (21) $5.13 – $.24/card
1960's (8) $2.23 – $.28/card

Team Collections

White Sox (22) $4.31 – $.20/card

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Cheaper Than Stamps #59

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Today we start with the February vintage collection pick-ups.  Of course, we’ll be starting our March pick-ups in a few days because it’s almost April already.

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1987 Topps – Rick Mahler, Rob Wilfong and John Henry Johnson

I know, the exciting 1987 Topps.  They are perfect for the Cheaper Than Stamps posts because they are cheap.  Now that this set is over 50%, I moved the want list to it’s own page and added a daily search on Ebay for them so you’ll probably end up seeing even more.  I picked up the Mahler and Wilfong for $.11/each and the Johnson for $.12.

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1987 Topps – Johnny Ray, Keith Moreland and Cecilio Guante

I grabbed the Ray for $.06, the Moreland for $.21 and the Guante for $.11.  I remember Moreland really well as my whole neighborhood were Chicago Cubs fans so we watched them on WGN all the time.

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1987 Topps – Zane Smith, Larry Sheets and Jerry Reuss

The Smith was $.12, the Sheets for $.16 and the Reuss for $.06

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1987 Topps – Chico Walker and Dave Parker

Even though I watched Cubs games, I don’t remember seeing Chico Walker.  I remember his cards but don’t really remember hearing his name.  Dave Parker on the other hand, was a big star at the end of his career.  I believe I had a player collection of him back in the day.  I grabbed the Walker for $.16 and the Parker for $.15.

I’m only going to do 1987 with this post, tomorrow you’ll see the rest of the 80’s and Monday (the last day of March) will be the last of the February pick-ups, the 70’s.

 

Here’s the rundown on how much I’ve paid and to which collection so far in the Cheaper Than Stamps series.

Player Collections

Barry Larkin (9) $1.32 – $.15/card
Bill Melton (4) $1.60 – $.40/card
Cal Ripken jr (29) $5.79 – $.20/card
Carl Yastrzemski (8) $3.07 – $.38/card
Carlton Fisk (2) $.66 – $.33/card
Chris Getz (5) $1.89 – $.38/card
Chris Sale (2) $.52 - $.26/card
Gary Carter (14) $2.17 – $.16/card
Hoyt Wilhelm (4) $1.25 – $.31/card
Jim Abbott (8) $2.33 – $.29/card
Johnny Bench (8) $2.05 – $.26/card
Mark Buehrle (3) $.71 – $.23/card
Michael Jordan (13) $1.91 – $.25/card
Mike Schmidt (8) $2.27 – $.28/card
Paul Konerko (4) $.99 – $.25/card
Ryan Zimmerman (14) $3.56 – $.25/card
Shoeless Joe Jackson (1) $.15 – $.15/card
Steve Carlton (6) $1.57 – $.26/card
Tom Seaver (6) $1.44 – $.24/card

Vintage Collections

1980's (287) $42.15 – $.15/card
1970's (21) $5.13 – $.24/card
1960's (8) $2.23 – $.28/card

Team Collections

White Sox (22) $4.31 – $.20/card

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Cheaper Than Stamps #58

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Yesterday, we finished with the player collections.  Today we start (and finish) with the White Sox team set pick-ups.  From newest to oldest.

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2014 Topps – Alexei Ramirez, Dayan Viciedo, Matt Lindstrom, Hector Santiago, Josh Phegley, Jeff Keppinger, Jose Quintana, Erik Johnson and Andre Rienzo

This is the whole series I team set, minus the Chris Sale because it goes to the Chris Sale collection and now I need to pick one up for the team collection.  I grabbed this whole lot for $2.28 for 10 cards which equals out to $.23 a card so it was still under budget.

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Dayan Viciedo – 2013 Topps

Um, I have no record of purchasing this card.  I went all the way back to November of last year and couldn’t find it.  I promise that I got it for under $.29.

Somehow, I didn’t win and other newer cards so let’s get to the vintage portion of todays post.

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1972 Topps – Wilbur Wood

I already had one of these in the Wilbur Wood collection so I grabbed this copy to go in the White Sox collection.  I actually picked up a 3 card lot of 1972 cards so the other 2 go to the Vintage collection.  I paid $.79 for the lot, which equals to $.26 each.

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John Buzhardt – 1966 Topps

I grabbed this card for $.30.  It helps with that team set but I still need a bunch of cards, so it didn’t help much.  I’m not going to turn down a 60’s card for under the cost of a stamp though.

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Eddie Fisher – 1964 Topps

Ditto with this card, I still need a bunch for this years team but again, a 60’s card for $.29.  You can’t really beat that, it’s essentially a quarter box find.

That completes all the cards I got for the White Sox collection.  Come back tomorrow as we start with the Vintage collection pick-ups.

 

Here’s the rundown on how much I’ve paid and to which collection so far in the Cheaper Than Stamps series.

Player Collections

Barry Larkin (9) $1.32 – $.15/card
Bill Melton (4) $1.60 – $.40/card
Cal Ripken jr (29) $5.79 – $.20/card
Carl Yastrzemski (8) $3.07 – $.38/card
Carlton Fisk (2) $.66 – $.33/card
Chris Getz (5) $1.89 – $.38/card
Chris Sale (2) $.52 - $.26/card
Gary Carter (14) $2.17 – $.16/card
Hoyt Wilhelm (4) $1.25 – $.31/card
Jim Abbott (8) $2.33 – $.29/card
Johnny Bench (8) $2.05 – $.26/card
Mark Buehrle (3) $.71 – $.23/card
Michael Jordan (13) $1.91 – $.25/card
Mike Schmidt (8) $2.27 – $.28/card
Paul Konerko (4) $.99 – $.25/card
Ryan Zimmerman (14) $3.56 – $.25/card
Shoeless Joe Jackson (1) $.15 – $.15/card
Steve Carlton (6) $1.57 – $.26/card
Tom Seaver (6) $1.44 – $.24/card

Vintage Collections

1980's (276) $40.67 – $.15/card
1970's (21) $5.13 – $.24/card
1960's (8) $2.23 – $.28/card

Team Collections

White Sox (22) $4.31 – $.20/card

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Cheaper Than Stamps #57

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On our last player collection from our February purchases.  Since I save them alphabetically and usually post them the same way, today will be Ryan Zimmerman.

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2011 Topps Toppstown, 2012 Bowman Platinum Gold, 2012 Bowman Chrome and 2007 Topps Generation Now

It was nice to pick up some Zimmerman’s as I don’t have many.  The Toppstown didn’t surprise me, those inserts are everywhere.  Maybe the Generation Now too, but the 2 Bowman cards are pretty nice sets and cards.  The Toppstown was only $.11, the Platinum was $.29, the Chrome was $.26 and the Generation Now was $.25.

 

Here’s the rundown on how much I’ve paid and to which collection so far in the Cheaper Than Stamps series.

Player Collections

Barry Larkin (9) $1.32 – $.15/card
Bill Melton (4) $1.60 – $.40/card
Cal Ripken jr (29) $5.79 – $.20/card
Carl Yastrzemski (8) $3.07 – $.38/card
Carlton Fisk (2) $.66 – $.33/card
Chris Getz (5) $1.89 – $.38/card
Chris Sale (2) $.52 - $.26/card
Gary Carter (14) $2.17 – $.16/card
Hoyt Wilhelm (4) $1.25 – $.31/card
Jim Abbott (8) $2.33 – $.29/card
Johnny Bench (8) $2.05 – $.26/card
Mark Buehrle (3) $.71 – $.23/card
Michael Jordan (13) $1.91 – $.25/card
Mike Schmidt (8) $2.27 – $.28/card
Paul Konerko (4) $.99 – $.25/card
Ryan Zimmerman (14) $3.56 – $.25/card
Shoeless Joe Jackson (1) $.15 – $.15/card
Steve Carlton (6) $1.57 – $.26/card
Tom Seaver (6) $1.44 – $.24/card

Vintage Collections

1980's (276) $40.67 – $.15/card
1970's (21) $5.13 – $.24/card
1960's (8) $2.23 – $.28/card

Team Collections

White Sox (9) $1.33 – $.15/card