Friday, April 27, 2012

Skins from GForce

On Tuesday 03 April 2012 I received a batch of Washington Redskins cards from a fellow member at TCC who is leaving the hobby for personal spiritual reasons. Gary known as GForce083 on the forums collected Redskins and focused on Jason Campbell especially GUs. He made a tough decision to sell his collection. He says it's been difficult but it is something that he is determined to do. More power to him.
Here is what I purchased from Gary for a grand total of $80. Most of these beauts are for my Redskins PC some of them might eventually find their way to other Redskins team collectors.
1995 Fleer Metal
192 Tom Carter
193 Henry Ellard
194 Darrell Green
195 Brian Mitchell
196 Heath Shuler
1995 Upper Deck SP
105 Henry Ellard
106 Ken Harvey
107 Gus Frerotte
108 Brian Mitchell
109 Terry Allen
110 Heath Shuler
1996 Fleer Metal 121 Brian Mitchell
1996 Fleer Metal Goldfingers 12of12 Michael Westbrook
2005 Donruss Leaf Certified Materials 119 John Riggins (pretty sure I had this already)
2005 Upper Deck NFL Rookie Debut 98 Clinton Portis
2006 Uppder Deck SPX Football 88 Clinton Portis
2010 Panini Threads 273 Perry Riley RC #d 095/250
2007 Leaf Limited Rookie Spotlight 333 LaRon Landry RC Auto black sharpie on sticker #d 04/49
 2007 Leaf Limited Spotlight Rookie Phenoms Auto 333 LaRon Landry RC
RedskinsBlack Sharpie Auto on Sticker #d04/49
(Front and Back)
2009 Absolute Memorabilia Team Quads GU Jerseys 16 Chris Cooley (all maroon)/ Clinton Portis (white/gold w/stitching/maroon-tiny bit)/ Santana Moss (maroon/gold)/ Jason Campbell (maroon stitching/gold stitching/white) #d 19/25
 2009 Absolute Memorabilia Team Quads GU Jerseys
16 Chris Cooley/ Clinton Portis/ Santana Moss/ Jason Campbell #d 19/25
(Front and Back)
2009 Playoff Contenders Rookie Ticket Auto 188 Marko Mitchell blue sharpie on sticker
 2009 Playoff Contenders Rookie Ticket Auto
188 Marko Mitchell blue sharpie on sticker
(Front and Back)
2009 Playoff National Treasures 146 Brian Orakpo RC Auto black sharpie on sticker #d 67/99
 2009 Playoff National Treasures
 146 Brian Orakpo RC Auto black sharpie on sticker #d 67/99
(Front and Back)
2011 Panini Playoff National Treasures Ring of Honor Auto 24 Doug Williams blue sharpie on sticker #d 24/50
 2011 Panini Playoff National Treasures Ring of Honor Auto
24 Doug Williams blue sharpie on sticker #d 24/50
(Front and Back)

Thursday, April 26, 2012

This Is What Happens When You Get Traded

Wow talk about getting traded all over the place. Here is a case of a player being traded late in the season to a team that moves to another city the next season but he gets traded to a third team before playing in the new city then before he can play for team number three he gets traded again. I'm talking about this player and his card.

1954 Topps Baseball 19 John "Johnny" Joseph Lipon
1954 Topps Baseball 19 Johnny Lipon Orioles/White Sox
(Front and Back)
It wasn't until I looked at this card closely while I was scanning it when I noticed all the crazy team changing. Looking at this card one can get all sort of confused. ON the front Johnny in the main color portrait is shown in a Red Sox hat and in the small black and white action photo he is wearing an Orioles cap. The card states he is with the Orioles and shows the Orioles Team Logo. Now on the back it says he is with the White Sox. It also mentions that he was traded late "last season" (1953) and played only 7 games with the "Browns". It then goes on to say he was traded to the White Sox in February of 1954. So how does ONE player go to FOUR different teams within one year? Wait I just did some researching and it is even stranger. He never played for the White Sox before playing a single game for them he was traded to the Cincinnati Redlegs (Reds).

So to try to get things straight: John Lipon was playing with the Red Sox when he was traded to the St. Louis Browns in 1963 late in the season. The Browns would move to Baltimore and become the Orioles in 1954, however, Johnny was traded in February of 1954 to The White Sox before playing in Baltimore. The White Sox then traded him to the Cincinnati Redlegs before he even played a game for them. The card doesn't say so, but my research shows he only played one game for Cincinnati then got sent down to the minors where he played a few more years and then started coaching. So as Nick at Dime Boxes would say this is a "Zero-Year" Card. Well sort of he never played for the Orioles but did play for the franchise that moved and became the Orioles, and he never played for the team he is listed with White Sox on the back.

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Vintage War and Aviation Cards a pair

Back in March (Tuesday 27 March 2012) I got a bunch of cards mostly baseball some of which I will eventually talk about here, but I thought I'd get these two Non-Sport cards out of the way. I got them from Sportlots for 25¢ plus whatever the shipping was. It was two separate one card auctions from the same seller. The subject of War isn't too fun, but the images of these two cards are pretty cool.

I don't know much about the sets these are from, but this first one is from 1939 so the war had just begun, but not for the US yet where the set was printed. They seem to be pretty rare and auctions at real auction houses usually have full sets going for outrageous prices.

1939 Gum Inc. "World In Arms" 2 British Death-dealing Balloon Barrage
(Front and Back)

This next card is from 1952 well after the war years. It is from the very popular Wings set by Topps. They have the feel of military issued training flash cards, but I don't think they had ever been used as such. The plane featured is the F4U Corsair a plane that I first saw and heard about in the mid 1970s largely in part from the television show Baa Baa Black Sheep later renamed Black Sheep Squadron for syndication starring Robert Conrad as Maj. Greg "Pappy" Boyington who was a real World War II veteran/hero. The show featured other actors who went on to later fame such as John Larroquette (Night Court). The real Pappy Boyington did a walk-on role as a General for the show. The show got a lot of flack because of the way it depicted Boyington's men as misfits and that it was historically inaccurate.

1952 Topps Wings 34 - F4U Corsair
(Front and Back)

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

2011 Topps Baseball Mailday 06 April 2012

On Friday 06 April 2012 I from sportlots I got a lot of 50 Topps 2011 Baseball cards. They smelled kinda smoky at first UGH, they seem OK now. Here is the list of what I got:

3 Jon Lester Red Sox
17 Mark Ellis Athletics
18 Kevin Millwood Orioles
44 Martin Prado Braves
47 Kevin Correia Padres
62 Jonathan Papelbon Red Sox
63 Edinson VVolquez Reds
66 R.A. Dickey Mets
74 Tyler Clippard Nationals
84 Roger Bernadina Nationals
91 Lucas May RC Royals
96 Zach Duke Pirates
98 Bronson Arroyo Reds
99 Ben Revere RC Twins
331 Carlos Guillen Tigers
348 Landon Powell Athletics
362 Doug Fister Mariners
381 Michael Gonzalez Orioles
384 Nick Hundley Padres
388 Kenley Jansen Dodgers
396 Adam Jones Orioles
429 Skip Schumaker Cardinals
438 Ryan Theriot Cardinals
483 Justin Smoak Mariners
509 Michael Bourn Astros
530 Felix Hernandez Mariners
565 Mark Teahen White Sox
572 Brad Haupe Padres
577 Mike Fontenot Giants
617 Joel Zumaya Tigers
626 Dan Haren Angels
641 Travis Wood Reds
646 Los Angeles Dodgers Team Leaders
647 Jeanmar Gomez Indians
US15 Aaron Heilman Diamondbacks
US40 Brian Fuentes Athletics
US59 Matt Kemp AS Dodgers
US71 Jeff Francis Royals
US80 Jose Bautista AS Blue Jays
US90 James Russell Cubs
US94 Ryan Vogelsong Giants
US138 Michael Young AS Rangers
US139 Rafael Soriano Yankees
US202 Derrek Lee Pirates
US240 Blake Tekotte RC Padres
US248 Octavio Dotel Cardinals
US257 Erik Bedard Red Sox
US269 Sergio Santos White Sox
US279 Trevor Plouffe Twins
US325 Jason Giambi Rockies

2011 Topps Baseball 384 Nick Hundley Padres
(Front and Back)

2011 Topps Baseball 396 Adam Jones Orioles
(Front and Back)

Note: The two Nationals cards I scanned for the quartet of cards at the beginning of this post (cards 74 Tyler Clippard and 84 Roger Bernadina) I will show on my other card blog Curly W Cards soon.

Monday, April 23, 2012

A and G minis from Nick's Dime Box

On Saturday 07 April 2012 as previously mentioned briefly in this post (so this is sort of a repeat/recap), I received a package of 2011 Allen & Ginter Minis from Nick at Dime Boxes. I had sent him about 50 Vladimir Guerrero cards from Vlad's Expos years (a "Vlading" as it were it in reference to "Bipping" except I didn't send multiple duplicates, I think I only sent one dupe) and in the brotherly Trading Card Universe way he returned in kind, minus the Bipping er Vlad-ing by sending me 20 A&G Minis. I'll repeat the list of goodies and then highlight a few of them front and back.

Regular backs
27 Dillon Gee Mets
51 Jimmy Rollins Phillies
36 Eric Sogard A's
88 David Ortiz Red Sox
184 Pedro Alvarez Pirates
190 Sue Bird "Champion Women's Basketball Guard" WNBA Seattle Storm
195 Tommy Hanson Braves
201 Andrew Romine Angels
236 B.J. Upton Rays
259 Tim Hudson Braves
302 John Buck Marlins
322 Trevor Cahill A's
349 Yuniesky Betancourt Brewers

A&G Backs
44 Ozzie Martinez Marlins
113 Miguel Montero Diamondbacks
117 Jonathan Sanchez Giants
132 Colby Rasmus Cardinals
222 James Shields Rays
224 Jason Kubel Twins
288 Rickie Weeks Brewers

 All except one of these cards were of baseball players it is still a sports card not one of the Non-Sports cards. It is Sue Bird of the WNBA team Seattle Storm and according to the title on her card "Champion Women's Basketball Guard". I don't know much about women's basketball I've rarely watched even a few minutes of it as I'm not much into basketball but I'd rather see 10 women running back and forth on a wooden floor than 10 sweaty giant men.

 2011 Allen & Ginter's Mini 190 Sue Bird WNBA Seattle Storm
Champion Women's Basketball Guard
(Front and Back)

This next card I thought it was weird that a baseball player was carrying a football helmet. I didn't think about the fact that it could be and is his catcher's mask/helmet. D'uh.

2011 Allen & Ginter's Mini 302 John Buck Marlins
(Front and Back)

Now here is one one of the 7 A&G backs from this batch. I chose it because I wanted to at least show one of the A&G backs.

2011 Allen & Ginter's Mini 224 Jason Kubel Twins A&G Back
(Front and Back)

Sunday, April 22, 2012

Texas Bikini Team 1995 Edition

This is my second attempt at this post the first one the automatic html was acting weird and I deleted a formatting line resulting in text getting printed over anything that followed it in the post so that the image that followed the text had text overtop of the image. UGH. I hate that you can't go back and reinsert something you just deleted while working within the post creating section. Anyway enough of my technology impairments. You just wanna see necked women, well not quite necked this is a PG Rated Blog.

On Monday 02 April 2012 I got several packages from various sources one was an Ebay auction for a small set of 9 cards. I got the set for $12.69 + 86¢ I went into a little detail about the auction with a brief description of the set (actually it was briefer than the bikinis that are shown) in my Maildays 01-07 April post. Now onto the set:

Texas Bikini Team 1995 Edition
Intro Set by Image 2000

This little Nine card set was released in 1995 by Image 2000 is titled as an "Intro Set", I'm not sure but I think this is the only set that was made of this potential series. As you can see the set contains 1 title card and 8 cards with bikini models on them.

The card set is designed to be placed in a 9 pocket binder sleeve page in numerical order, because as you see all the backs have puzzle pieces that make up a nine card image (The model shown is Hope from card number 3).

Card Puzzle Backs:
Top Row: 3, 2, 1 Middle Row: 6, 5, 4 Bottom Row: 9, 8, 7

The backs of the cards don't quite align up if you place them flush against each other, they are cut to allow a tiny border space for placing and displaying in a binder as I said above. If they were framed and mounted with perfect alignment the image would look like you are viewing Ms. Hope through a window. My scan of the backs isn't perfect but its close maybe I should have tried scanning it in a binder page.

Now onto the individual cards. The cards are numbered with an "I-" preceding the card number (except for card number 5 the title card and middle puzzle piece card) the "I" being for "Intro" or maybe "Inaugural" but more likely "Intro". The numbers are in the white corner of a red, white and blue Texas shaped logo with the model's name in white at the bottom of the logo. All these Midwest Ladies are modeling the same red, white and blue bikini honoring the Texas State Flag. There are 8 models and 5 are wearing a single gun holster accessory, 2 of them are holding the gun, 1 is holding a coil of rope, 3 are wearing white cowboy hats, 3 have a cape/jacket/blanket wrapped draped on them and 1 is shown wearing white cowboy boots I'm guessing all of them are actually wearing the boots but you can't see most of them below their knees.

Unnumbered (I-5)
Title Card/Center Puzzle Piece Card

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Watts in a Name? Football Glass

Every once in a while I run across a name that strikes me as being funny, ironic or sometimes unfortunate. From time to time I will try to show some of the cards I have with these names that stand out.

This first card I'll mention I got first because of the name and second because I need to complete this particular set that I am leagues away from completing. I got this card from Ebay for 99¢ + $3.00 shipping

1973 Topps Football - 203 Chip Glass RC Browns
(Front and Back)

This is Chip's Rookie Card, and apparently his only card. Guess Topps doesn't like to pick up broken glass off the floor? Chip made his NFL Debut in 1969 playing for the Cleveland Browns he was traded to the New York Giants in 1974 his last season. According to the back of his card he makes spectacular catches and in 1970 caught a 78 yarder vs. The Houston Oilers.  At the time it was the Browns longest pass. The cartoon is interesting in that it is totally unrelated to the player featured or his team. That is typical for Topps it seems. It has a trivia question about which stadium the New Orleans Saints play in A: The Sugar Bowl. The Superdome was under construction as it opened 2 years later in 1975.

Mr. Glass reminds me of commedian/actor Bruce Mahler who is best known for being in the Police Academy Movies as Sgt. Doug Fackler.
Bruce Mahler as Sgt. Doug Fackler in Police Acedemy 2: Their First Assignment 1985 Warner Bros.

I remember Bruce from the sketch comedy show Fridays, which was ABCs attempt at a Saturday Night Live. It only lasted 3 seasons from 1980-1982, I thought it barely lasted one.

Edit: Yes I borrowed this idea from another blog. That one when they do make funny name posts I think they concentrate on the more unfortunate ones

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Mailday Monday 16 April 2012

Playing Mailday Catch-Up! FINAL Post for today. No Scans yet. This time too much stuff at one time. ACK.

ON Monday 16 April 2012 I got 1 Ebay card and a package that contained my haul from the TCC March Baseball Boxbreakers Group break.

My card from Ebay was a 2010-11 Upper Deck Victory Hockey 242 Nick Johnson RC Penguins RED Parallel (SP) I got it for $4.99 + $2.00 shipping. I already have the regular version and I have a Gold parallel version incoming.

Now onto the Group Break from Abel's (5toosweet) Baseball Boxbusters March Group Break (which was actually busted in early April). I had the Nationals, Orioles (my two regular teams) and then picked up the Rockies and Blue Jays to help fill the break. The product busted was: 2011 Triple Threads
2010 Bowman Platinum
2011 Allen & Ginter
2011 Topps Tier 1
2012 Topps Heritage
(15 packs)

2011 Allen & Ginter
1 Carlos Gonzalez Rockies
4 Jhoulys Chacin Rockies
64 Ricky Romero Blue Jays
73 Brandon Morrow Blue Jays
78 Luke Scott Orioles
97 Zach Britton RC Orioles
105 Ubaldo Jimenez Rockies
123 Rajai Davis Blue Jays
150 Troy Tulowitzki Rockies (cool landscaped sliding into home image)
167 Adam LaRoche Nationals
186 Yunel Escobar Blue Jays
189 Dexter Fowler Rockies
193 Jorge De La Rosa Rockies
228 Brandon Snyder RC Orioles
234 Chrissie Wellington - Champion Triathlete and Iron Man (Woman) World Record Holder
239 Brett Myers Astros (must have been unclaimed team)
278 Travis Snider Blue Jays
Ascent Of Man:
AOM 12 Reptiles (Hylonmus) looks like a gecko is shown
AOM 23 Homo Erectus
Baseball Highlight Sketches: BHS-18 Stephen Strasburg Nationals - Dazzling Debut
Code Symbol Card: NNO four "leaf clover" design front, 3 column PI sign on back
Hometown Heroes HH57 Jordan Zimmermann Nationals
Minds That Made The Future: MMF34 Archimedes
314 Nick Markakis Orioles
317 Brian Matusz Orioles
A&G Back: 281 Adam Lind Blue Jays
Black Border: 6 Micky Ward - Champion Boxer & Subject of The Fighter
Animals In Peril: AP19 Tasmanian Devil
World's Most Mysterious Figures: WMF10 Captain Charles Johnson

2012 Topps Heritage:
4 AL Home Run Leaders - Top 6 players Bautista, Granderson, Teixeira (#3 but looks like #1 on front w/his floating head center) Reynolds, Beltre and Kinsler
66 Sergio Santos Blue Jays
69 Michael Morse Nationals BEAST
77 J.B. Shuck Astros
88 J.J. Hardy Orioles
108 Vladimir Guerrero Orioles
118 A.J. Pierzynski White Sox (always the unclaimed team)
135 - 2012 Rookie Stars Chris Parmelee Twins, Steve Lombardozzi Nationals, Pedro Florimon Jr. Twins, Jordan Pacheco Rockies
171 Jordan Zimmerman Nationals
217 Dexter Fowler Rockies
243 Jordan Pacheco RC Rockies
291 Stephen Strasburg Nationals
326 Ramon Hernandez Rockies
332 Jorge De La Rosa Rockies
351 Danny Espinosa Nationals 2011 AS-Rookie Cup
389 Drew Pomeranz RC Rockies
402 Davey Johnson MGR Nationals
471 Yunel Escobar Blue Jays
494 Ryan Zimmerman Nationals
HP65 Gio Gonzalez Nationals Chrome Parallel #d0546/1963

2010 Bowman Platinum
1 Stephen Strasburg RC Nationals
19 Ubaldo Jimenez Rockies
26 Troy Tulowitzki Rockies
31 Brian Matusz RC Orioles
34 J.P. Arencibia RC Blue Jays
41 Josh Bell RC Orioles
54 Adam Jones Orioles
64 Adam Dunn Nationals
69 Dayan Viciedo RC White Sox
84 Vernon Wells Blue Jays
87 Ryan Zimmerman Nationals
88 Nick Markakis Orioles
99 Wilson Ramos RC Nationals
PP7 Zach Britton Orioles
PP8 Adeiny Hechavarria Blue Jays
PP14 Kyle Drabek Blue Jays
PP23 J.D. Martinez Astros
PP34 Jason Esposito Team USA - With Delmarva Shorebirds (Orioles)
PP46 Noe Ramirez Team USA Chrome Parallel #d561/999 w/Lowell Spinners (Red Sox)
Autograph Relic Card PAR-PO Peter O'Brien Colegiate National Team GREEN - blue sharpie on sticker 2-color swatch black/white #d180/199 Drafted by Rockies in 2011 but didn't sign playing College w/Miami Hurricanes

2011 Topps Teir One 61 Troy Tulowitzki Rockies Gold? Parallel #d196/199

2011 Topps Triple Threads Unity Relic Card? TTUS-137 Eddie Murray GU all gray some fraying at seams? Ruby Red? #d12/36 (can't find this exact numbering on online lists)

Mailday Saturday 14 April 2012

Mailday Catch-up. NO Scans yet. Lets see got an Ebay order in (actually it was 3 separate ones but all the same seller) and technically it came earlier in the week with the orange pick-up slip I got The 132 card Update sets for:
1987 Topps
1989 Fleer
1990 Topps

Plus got a box of 1980s - 2012 mixed lot cards from a member over at the Sports Card Forum. I paid $13. There were about 250 (I counted 249) cards. Shipping for the box was $5.35 so that was $7.65 for an unsorted lot of commons. Actually they were pretty good it was a nice mix. Only one card had some damage its top left corner was torn, the rest were NMT as one would expect. There is some trade fodder in there, some will end up being PC.

 Playing Mailday Catchup: Next update in 1 hour.

Mailday Wednesday 11 April 2012

Playing catch-up with my maildays. No scans right now. Later when I mention this Team Set.
Got two Ebay packages. Still waiting on a sportlots package that was paid for back on 22 March (all but this one package has arrived, I think the guy might be from Canada and he may have taken time to fill/ship the order, hence the delay) Anyway chronologically I got:

1975 Topps 208 MVPs 1970 Boog Powell Orioles and Johnny Bench Reds

1989 O-Pee-Chee Baltimore Orioles
14 Tom Niedenfuer
22 Billy Ripken
98 Larry Sheets
148 Eddie Murray
161 Brady Anderson
192 Ken Gerhart
124 Jim Traber
213 Rene Gonzales
231 Dave Schmidt
250 Cal Ripken
309 Terry Kennedy
417 Pete Stanicek
352 Rick Schu

Next update in 1 hour.

Mailday Monday 09 April 2012

Since Monday's Mailday was a pretty big one I'll have to do it on it's own. I will try to post some pictures of stuff later when I mention them specifically, or their sets next time. I am just all kinds of backed up on what I "want" to scan. I keep on thinking of stuff I need to scan, plus over at the TCC forums I was involved in a contest that involved me having to scan something new everyday unless I already had it scanned. So I am even further way back than I was before. At least I came in third! (No prize for 3rd though) Anyway here is the huge list of what I got on Monday (Tuesday there was no card related stuff although I had one of those "you have a package" orange slips which should be some late 80s early 90s Update Sets.

So big a mix of Ebay and Sportlots it is hard to keep track of which was which after putting cards in proper order. It was all Baseball except one Non-Sports Item I got and the seller included some extras.

2009 Topps 206 Minis: (I won't bother trying to figure out first names that can be done later) All are the regular backs w/normal numbers:
7 Baldelli Red Sox
12 Ian Stewart Rockies
15 Scherzer Diamondbacks
18 Johjima Mariners
29 Wood Indians
33 Bruce Reds
34 Andre Ethier Dodgers
35 Eric Bedard Mariners
59 Huff RC Indians
65 Glaus Cardinals
112 Hernandez Mariners
183 Bonderman Tigers

1957 Topps 59 Dick Williams Orioles

1964 Topps:
138 World Series Game 3 "L.A. Takes 3rd Straight"
139 World Series Game 4 "Sealing Yanks' Doom"
140 World Series Game 5 "The Dodgers Celebrate"

1967 Topps
31 Jim Brewer Dodgers
92 Ray Washburn Cards
136 Carroll Sembera Astros
144 Bill Hepler Mets
147 Tom Egan Angels
162 Billy O'Dell Pirates
229 Larry Jackson Phillies
324 Hall Woodesnick Cards
342 Hank Fischer Red Sox
343 Tom Satriano Angels
410 Lou Johnson Dodgers (big old "158" in black marker on back)

1968 Topps 321 Leo Durocher Cubs MGR

1970 Topps:
59 Dick Ellsworth Indians
71 NL Strikeout Leaders: Fergie Jenkins Cubs/ Bob Gibson Cardinals/ Bill Singer Dodgers
119 Chuck Taylor High-Tops Cards
241 Royals Rookie Stars Al Fitzmorris and Scott Northey
252 Lowell Palmer Phillies Cool Shades award
266 Wally Bunker Royals (bottom corners chewed quite a bit)
278 Tommie Aaron Braves (sure I've got a dupe of this, as a kid I had two or three)
292 Eddie Leon Indians
362 Joe Hague Cards
444 White Sox Rookie Stars Billy Farmer and John Matias
456 Don Kessinger AS Cubs
485 Jay Johnstone Angels

1971 Topps:
108 John Cumberland Giants
116 Ken Sanders Brewers
118 Cookie Rojas Royals (think its a dupe)
125 Ray Fosse Indians
135 Rick Monday Athletics (dupe)
168 Bruce Del Canton Pirates
188 Dodgers Rookie Stars Bob Valentine and Mike Strahler
253 Bill Sudakis Dodgers
313 Tom Hall Twins
338 Gene Tenance Athletics
345 Joe Horlen White Sox
495 Felipe Alou Athletics (Dig that yellow uniform)
729 Dick Billings Senators

1972 Topps 492 Boyhood Photos of The Stars Young Mel Stottlemyre Yankees

1975 Topps:
192 MVPs 1954
197 MVPs 1959
198 MVPs 1960
199 MVPs 1961
202 MVPs 1964
203 MVPs 1965
205 MVPs 1967 (wow what a miscut)
206 MVPs 1968
209 MVPs 1971
223 Robin Yount RC Brewers (listed as "good" condition) got it for $8.99 plus 99¢ shipping

1977 Topps 635 Robin Yount Brewers

1986 Topps Traded 50T Bo Jackson RC Royals

2012 Topps Heritage: (smell weird almost smokey sigh!) 53 of em all base no SPs that I know of no color switchers so I'll just list numbers for the most part.
7, 15, 23, 26, 42, 46, 53, 61, 65, 72, 76, 83, 87, 93, 97, 103, 121, 131, 143, 154, 157, 159, 164, 166, 182, 188, 202, 212, 218, 238, 239, 246, 249, 259, 276, 287, 288, 291, 297, 315, 322, 325, 329, 330, 346, 347, 348, 351, 363, 378, 387, 396, 413

1995 Skybox Batman & Robin The Animated Series Pop-Up P3 Batgirl

Bonus cards:
2010 Marvlel Heroes & Villains:
54 Elektra vs. Skrull Daredevil
68 Ms. Marvel vs. Moonstone
69 Punisher vs. Skrull
81 Wolverine vs. Ruby Red

Playing Mailday Catch-UP. Next update in 1 hour.

Sunday, April 8, 2012

Maildays 01 - 07 April

01 - 07 April 2012
(Weekly Round UP)

I'm not sure how long I'll be able to keep up with this sort of thing or if I'll be able to manage it as I am planning on managing it. Anyway I already somewhat track my card "maildays" over at my TCC Blog. When I had time and wanted to be fancy I would add pictures there but I haven't done that for a long time. On this blog I think I will do the same sort of simultaneous tracking. Only on here it will be a weekly post and I'll try to add more pictures. I don't add pictures much on the forum blog anymore. Depending on the size of the maildays I might have to have the occasional one day additional posting or maybe one day postings only. Well the future tells that tale.

Monday 02 April
Got a couple of Ebay things and some Sportlots stuff. First the Sportlots stuff out of the way - 1 hockey the rest is baseball as listed:

1972-73 Topps Hockey 120 Gilbert Perrault Sabres

1954 Topps Baseball
6 Pete Runnels Senators
19 Johnny Lipon Orioles
(Red Sox Cap, White Sox on back)
97 Jerry Lane Senators

1955 Bowman Baseball
49 Jim Greengrass Redlegs
51 Elvin Tappe Cubs

1960 Topps Baseball 99 Lenny Green Senators
1964 Topps Baseball 397 Chuck Cottier Senators
1965 Topps Baseball 393 Ed Kirkpatrick Angels (dupe)
1966 Topps Baseball 60 Curt Flood Cards
1971 Topps Baseball 729 Dick Billings Senators
1977 Topps Baseball 390 Dave Winfeild Padres

Then a couple of Ebay packages:

2009 Monsters vs. Aliens 8 card ComicCon promo set base on the movie sealed (will unseal to see cards but scan while sealed to show how it came) got it for $4.99 + $3 shipping. I will blog about this set soon.

Next an item that started with an opening bid of $1.00. I think I got shilled $1 dollar under my max. there was one other bidder who bid in sort increments during the last minute. I could have been a snipe attempt it is hard to tell the difference now-days on "The Bay". There were a total of 4 bids. That is one of the things I hate about bidding a day or two early, but sometimes it's necessary for me to get a chance to win (I can't always monitor when auctions end). I ended up paying $12.69 + 86¢ shipping. I saw one set of this selling for an outrageous price of $66.99 for this very same 9 card set:

Image 2000 Texas Bikini Team Intro set: 1995 Edition 9 card set, backs make up a puzzle. Yeah definitely need a post about this set in all it's glory.

Tuesday 03 April
Got a 22 card "pack" of Redskins cards I bought from a fellow TCC member who is leaving the hobby. A few of them were high-end autos I paid from about $8 to $20 per card, but I only "bought" 7 of the cards the rest (the UD and Fleer "base") were tossed in. I will make a separate post for this package.

1995 Fleer Metal
192 Tom Carter
193 Henry Ellard
194 Darrell Green
195 Brian Mitchell
196 Heath Shuler

1995 Upper Deck SP
105 Henry Ellard
106 Ken Harvey
107 Gus Frerotte
108 Brian Mitchell
109 Terry Allen
110 Heath Shuler

1996 Fleer Metal 121 Brian Mitchell

1996 Fleer Metal Goldfingers 12of12 Michael Westbrook

2005 Donruss Leaf Certified Materials 119 John Riggins (pretty sure I had this already)

2005 Upper Deck NFL Rookie Debut 98 Clinton Portis

2006 Upper Deck SPX Football 88 Clinton Portis

2007 Leaf Limited Rookie Spotlight 333 LaRon Landry RC Auto black sharpie on sticker #d 04/49

2009 Absolute Memorabilia Team Quads GU Jerseys 16 serial #d 19/25
  • Chris Cooley all maroon
  • Clinton Portis white/gold w/stitching/maroon-tiny bit
  • Santana Moss maroon/gold
  • Jason Campbell maroon stitching/gold stitching/white
2009 Playoff Contenders Rookie Ticket Auto 188 Marko Mitchell blue sharpie on sticker

2009 Playoff National Treasures 148 Brian Orakpo RC Auto black sharpie on sticker #d 67/99

2010 Panini Threads 273 Perry Riley RC #d 095/250

2011 Panini Playoff National Treasures Ring of Honor Auto 24 Doug Williams blue sharpie on sticker #d 24/50

 Got a lone card from Ebay. I got it partly to help with the set build but more so because of the player's name. 1973 Topps Football 203 Chip Glass Browns. This one will also get it's own post.

 Got three Sportlots things today (well yesterday) Friday 06 April 2012.

1980 Topps: 25 cards 3 dupes:
2, 208, 213, 226, 246(2), 247, 252, 254(2), 258, 263(2), 284, 286, 288, 296, 332, 344, 389,399, 418, 665, 669, 674

1987 Donruss Rated Rookie 35 Bo Jackson RC Royals

2011 Topps: 50 Cards no dupes.
Ugh smell smoky.
3,17, 18, 44, 47,62, 63, 66, 74, 84, 91, 96, 98, 99, 331, 348, 362, 381, 384, 388, 396, 429, 438, 483, 509, 530, 565, 572, 577, 617, 626, 641, 646,647, US15, US40, US59, US71, US80, US90, US94, US138, US139, US202, US240, US248, US257, US269, US279, US32


Got a sportlots order of the 2012 Topps Opening Day set of 220 cards. Number 220 Carlos Lee Astros has no number on it. I think this is an UER. I noticed other people have been questioning this and it seems every card on Ebay is unnumbered. I got the set for 25¢ + 17.00 shipping. Yeah that sucks it only cost the seller $5.10 to send in a thin bubble mailer (that got a little torn in my apt mailbox which is the one the delivery person opens up the whole bank of boxes from) the set itself was safe in a small 400ct card box.

Also included were some "Diamond Giveaway" Code cards. even if I wanted to use the codes they expired 31 Jan 2012. They might be fun to collect as novelty cards the ones I got are numbers: TDG 3, 4, 15, 17, 22, 23, 24, 27

Then from blogger Nick at Dime Boxes (who I had sent some Vladimir Guerrero cards) I got some nice A&G minis from 2011 Allen & Ginter all but one of them are baseball players the non baseball player is a women's basketball player:

Regular Backs
27 Dillon Gee Mets
51 Jimmy Rollins Phillies
36 Eric Sogard A's
88 David Ortiz Red Sox
184 Pedro Alvarez Pirates
190 Sue Bird "Champion Women's Basketball Guard" WNBA Seattle Storm
195 Tommy Hanson Braves
201 Andrew Romine Angels
236 B.J. Upton Rays
259 Tim Hudson Braves
302 John Buck Marlins
322 Trevor Cahill A's
349 Yuniesky Betancourt Brewers

A&G Backs
44 Ozzie Martinez Marlins
113 Miguel Montero Diamondbacks
117 Jonathan Sanchez Giants
132 Colby Rasmus Cardinals
222 James Shields Rays
224 Jason Kubel Twins
288 Rickie Weeks Brewers