Saturday, April 30, 2022

Two Andromeda Autos Trance

So a couple of weeks back got a second autograph card from an actor from one of the Sci-Fi shows I like. The first one I got ages ago. This is from the show Andromeda. A sci-fi show created by an idea from Star Trek Creator Gene Rodenberry. A few months back I had posted an auto card of the show's star Kevin Sorbo. The cards I am featuring for this post is Laura Bertram who played the alien Trance Gemini.

The first of the two cards I like better even though the signature is not as legible,  and is the one I had gotten a few years back. It was also an oddball type of card as it was originally a sealed "Uncirculated" card, however the gold seal sticker was damaged and was hastily "repaired" with some scotch tape. I don't think I had done that, but maybe. Anyway I probably debated if I should remove and ditch the damaged seal which just adds other problems including not being able to view the entire card. I'm just going to ditch the useless sticker. Maybe back when I got it I thought the seals were cool, but now I don't care. I liked if I could get them, but always hated that they cover up too much info. Also sellers will charge way too much extra for the seal. Anyway that is the older of the two, even though it is from a later series of the cards.

The second more recent acquisition has its own story. I got it from Ebay and even though I paid over $20 ($26 and some change $20 plus postage and tax) the seller sent it by the new Ebay standard envelope. Cards valued over $20 are not supposed to go that way. (update: OK technically my card was just at $20 so it just sneaks by) Which I don't care for. Mostly because the tracking marks the package as "delivered" when it reaches your area's main hub post office, not necessarily your "home" post office that serves your address. I got it a day or two after it was marked as delivered. This has happened with another card I had received via the standard envelope as well.

2001 Inkworks Andromeda Autograph A4 Laura Bertram as Trance Gemini

2004 Inkworks Andromeda Autograph A5 Laura Bertram as Trance Gemini (with Uncirculated Seal)

2004 Inkworks Andromeda Autograph A5 Laura Bertram as Trance Gemini (raw)

Thursday, March 31, 2022

March Mystery Post

This post will be a mystery at first since I'm not sure what I'm going to post about. This month of March was lets just say a Family Thing Month. I prefer not to discuss it on my blogs. I try to keep mu family stuff away from here since this blog is primarily for Trading Cards. Even my regular blog Kirk's Knook I try to keep away from discussing some of my personal and family stuff.

While looking through my card hoard searching for something to blog about last night (30 Mar 2022) I came across some stuff I forgot I had. Among the forgotten goodies was this Wax Box Panel of 4 cards from 1991 Topps Baseball.

Wax Box Panel number 3 of 4 if they were numbered that way. The individual cards are lettered as the numbers. This panel has cards numbered lettered I, J, K, L Yes the top left corner is crunched. I think it has always been that way. I think I got this from some sort of trade, or perhaps a large card lot or oddball card lot purchase. It could also have come from my friend's Son's collection I had acquired a few years back.

1991 Topps Baseball Wax Box Card Panel:
I Willie McGee St. Louis Cardinals
J Dale Murphy Philadelphia Phillies
K Eddie Murray Los Angeles Dodgers
L Dave Parker Milwaukee Brewers

I wasn't sure if I wanted to keep this or not, but it does have a Fave Baltimore Oriole (in a different uniform). In fact 3 of the 4 players featured on this panel are in the uniforms of teams I am not used to seeing them in. Dale Murphy I am used to seeing as an Atlanta Brave, Eddie Murray the aforementioned Oriole, and Dave Parker a Pittsburgh Pirate. The completest in me sort of wants to find the other 3 panels, but oddly I don't normally collect box panels anymore.

Monday, February 28, 2022

Strive For '65: Set The Wayback Machine To Last May/June

28 Feb 2022
Strive for '65 | 1965 Set Build | Master Want List
Current card count: 304/598 (306/600) 50.8% (51%)

For those of you wondering YES I am STILL BUILDING THIS DANG SET. I don't have the luxury of being a huge fandom blog where you mention you are building a vintage set and within a few months or maybe even weeks BAM It's Complete. 

Here is the link to my last update from May of 2021. For this posting I got 5 cards from Sportlots, one was apparently an unaware duplicate. Upon seeing the original scan it seems to be a downgrade. Oops silly me. I am also breaking my tradition slightly by not posting on a Saturday. Anyway lets get on with this post:

Thursday 27 May 2021:
295 Dick Radatz Red Sox

Friday 28 May 2021:
131 Johnny Keane Yankees

Tuesday 01 Jun 2021:
103 Harvey Kuenn Giants

119 John Kennedy Dodgers

147 Dennis Bennett Red Sox

The Latest Additions:
Thursday 27 May 2021:
295 Dick Radatz Red Sox

Friday 28 May 2021:
131 Johnny Keene Yankees

Tuesday 01 Jun 2021:
103 Harvey Kuenn Giants
119 John Kennedy Dodgers
147 Dennis Bennett

Here is the card that I duplicated: The first copy is on the left and the dupe on the right.

Card 295 Dick Radatz Red Sox

Both copies have some centering issues. Hmm the dupe has some schmutz on Dick's shoulder while the original has a white spot in the sky.

Now for the backs even though the dupe is better centered it has some pen markings on it and is a bit faded or dirtied. Must have been in more shoeboxes than the original.

Monday, January 31, 2022

Checking Off Some Sportlots First 2022 Sportlots Order

 I got some cards from a couple of Sportlots Auctions from two sellers one was in Canada but the cards came fairly quickly as if they were the US. The first Sportlots order for this year 2022. A couple of them were vintage checklists. One unmarked and one partly marked on the back. Plus a couple of 1972 Topps Baseball "Boyhood Photos Of The Stars" (one I apparently have a duplicate of because I already had a scan of it). Anyway you want to see the cards not read by blabbering.

1963 Topps Baseball 79 1st Series Checklist
Cards 1-88 Unmarked

1969 Topps Baseball 214 3rd Series Checklist
Cards 219-327 (Plus Autographed Photos 1-33)
Some marking on back

1971 Topps Baseball 245 Jim Kaat Minnesota Twins

1972 Topps Baseball 344 Boyhood Photos of the Stars
Dave McNally Baltimore Orioles

1972 Topps Baseball 347 Boyhood Photos of the Stars
Tom Seaver New York Mets

Friday, December 31, 2021

Some Ranting And An Autograph

 Not sure what this post will be about just yet.

As usual when it comes to blogs and blogging I have been doing that barely post one post per month per each of my blogs. Another thing about blogs I have been doing lately well something I haven't been doing lately is reading other people's blogs. Years ago I would easily read 20 to 30 mostly card blogs to keep up with the goings on in the blogiverse, but now days I read very few if any. For about a year or so I have still gone through the daily ritual of seeing what the new posts are, but rarely bothering to read any posts in their entirety. I used to have a laundry list of blogs that I HAD to read each and every time they made a new post, now I don't HAVE to read any blogs anymore. Many days I don't read any blogs. My interest in reading blogs daily has dropped down to almost nothing. Now when I check for new posts I scan the initial preview and only if something interests me either in the title, the thumbnail image or the first couple of sentences showing will I read the post. I usually try reading the special Blogiversary posts or the highlighted special achievements.

That being said the few people following and reading my blog will probably drop from only a handful to next to nothing. Oh well that doesn't bother me - much. 

Anyway the card I decided to show was one that I have had for sometime. I scanned it last month with the batch of cards I ended up blogging about then. I have been planning on waiting to blog about it until I had gotten a similar card, since it is an autograph card I was waiting until I had purchased and received one of the other autographs from the same series and actor and then would post about both cards. But since I had scanned it and I don't know when (or if) I'll get the other card I present it here and now.

2001 Inkworks Andromeda Season 1: A1 Autograph Kevin Sorbo as Captian Dylan Hunt

Tuesday, November 30, 2021

Autos From Hercules & Xena


Here is a nice little batch of some autograph cards from The Hercules & Xena Universe that I have had for sometime. It is four autographs all in Blue Sharpie. Two cards are inserts from the 2005 Rittenhouse "Hercules & Xena: The Animated Movie: The Battle For Mount Olympus" and the other 2 are from the 2001 Rittenhouse "Xena: Warrior Princess" Season 6 autograph list.

The bonus card that is the header for this post is 2001 Rittenhouse Hercules: The Legendary Journeys Promo Card NNO

2005 Rittenhouse Hercules & Xena:
The Animated Movie: The Battle For Mount Olympus
2005 H&X: Battle For Mount Olympus NNO
Hudson Leick as Animated Callisto

2005 H&X: Battle For Mount Olympus NNO
Robert Trebor as Animated Salmoneus (Album Bonus)

2001 Rittenhouse Xena: Warrior Princess:
Season 6 Autograph

2001 Rittenhouse Xena: Warrior Princess: Season 6 Autograph
A7 Hudson Leick as Callisto

2001 Rittenhouse Xena: Warrior Princess: Season 6 Autograph
A17 Meighan Desmond as Discord

Saturday, October 16, 2021

Almost Forgot To Mention (Missed it last year UGH)

Well I almost missed something this year that I missed last year. Good thing I didn't miss it in 2019. What am I talking about? I am talking about the Anniversary or BLOGIVERSARY of this here Trading Card Blog. It has now been 12 years since I started this 2nd blog of mine, the first one to be mostly trading card oriented.

So what? What is so special about 12 years? Ye Got Me.

HMM? Maybe I should have waited before showing this Namath Gem? 
(from last post)

All Righty Then.

Thursday, September 30, 2021

Golden Flying Hall Of Fame Ram

 OK so the title of this post is a little vague but hints somewhat about the player. This is a case of a very well known player who played 99% of his career on one team and then in his final season played for another team before calling it quits. As a result there are no trading cards from his playing days showing him in the second team uniform. It doesn't help that he only started 4 games his final season.

So Who is this mystery player? It is none other than "Broadway" Joe Namath. Who finished off his NFL career playing for the Los Angeles Rams with a wimper. So "Hollywood" Joe wasn't as successful as "Broadway" Joe.

Here is one of the rare cards that shows "Hollywood" Joe in his Rams uniform. It is from the 2011 Panini Gold Standard Football set. The "Black Gold" variant that is serial numbered to only 10. I wish the picture on the front was in color instead of the black and white. I think Panini did that for all the cards in this set. The whole showing "Legends" in glorious Black and White to make them seem more vintage I guess. I probably should try to get the other variants of this card sometime.


2011 Panini Gold Standard Football 127 Joe Namath Los Angeles Rams
Black Gold Variant sn# 8/10

Tuesday, August 31, 2021

WWE Eve Sportlots Quarter Card

 I don't normally collect wrestling cards, WWE or Mixed Martial Arts MMA, MME cards but I do like beautiful women and scantily clad and leather clad lady wrestlers. So there is that I guess. Anyway while checking the 1, 2, 3 auctions at Sportlots I saw this card and bid on it and won it for the quarter starting price. I liked the photo for some reason That is all there is no special reason. I don't follow wrestling. This card is 11 years old and the wrestler on it retired back in 2013 two years after this card was released. OH Well.

2010 Topps WWE RAW 63 Eve