Friday, March 28, 2014

Ten Best Cards From a $30 Lot: #1

It's shameful how often this blog is updated nowadays. The last time I posted, Bill Clinton was president, the Doritos Locos Taco had not yet been added to the Taco Bell menu, and we were still knee deep in Italian popes. This post better make the delay all worth it. The envelope, please...

1960 Topps #10 Ernie Banks

If there was any question as to whether or not I had gotten my money's worth on this lot before, all suspicions are put to rest with this card. Ernie Banks are great in a non-threatening sort of way. There's the absence of that sinking feeling you might get when you get a card of a guy and it reminds you of the time he unilaterally crushed your team in the playoffs. Never happened. He's just Mr. Cub, and we salute him for it.

Friday, March 14, 2014

Thanks are Due

I'm long overdue in thanking some people who have sent me some cards lately. First, the three-way trade between me, P-town Tom, and Wes went great. Thanks for the set help and the massive amounts of Brewers, guys. Not too long after that, I got an unsolicited package from BS. He sent me a bunch of base cards I needed from 2013 Topps. I have also neglected to mention that a guy named Justin (I think) sent me a bunch of oddball packs that I hope to open publicly soon. Finally, if there's anyone else I forgot to thank, the cards you sent were certainly appreciated.

Monday, March 3, 2014

Pull the Trigger 5.17 ($100)

I've kind of forgotten that I'm trying to get rid of these cards. Here's a new one for the pile that might entice someone to pull the trigger.

2009 Upper Deck A Piece of History Stadium Scenes #SS-JP Jorge Posada Jersey (145/180)

Pull the trigger for $100.00 and you also get:
2008 Upper Deck Heroes of Baseball #90 Matt Kemp Light Blue Patch (02/25)

Lot of Early Fleer and Donruss Cards

2001 Team Topps Legends Joe Pepitone AUTO

Lot of 3 1981 Topps #490 Eddie Murray

2006 Upper Deck Epic Materials #EM-DM1 Don Mattingly Pinstripe Jersey (076/175)

2003 Upper Deck USA Baseball #J-1 Justin Orenduff AUTO Jersey (046/350)

Lot of 3 1991 Fleer Pro-Visions

Lot of 4 Donruss Elite Extra Edition Serial Numbered Cards

Yogi Berra Dover Reprint of 1951 Bowman

Lot of 8 Star Base Cards

Lot of 19 1984 Donruss Cards

1978 Topps #100 George Brett

Lot of 61 2008 Topps Heritage High Cards

Lot of 7 1984 Topps Star/Leader Cards

2007 Topps '52 Rookies #52S-TM Travis Metcalf Red AUTO (20/52)

Two 1978 Cards

Lot of 2001 Pacific Football Cards

Saturday, March 1, 2014

Letting One Go

Just recording an image of the first printing plate I ever pulled from a pack before I send it off in trade.

This Soriano is going off to live with a nice family on a farm. He'll have more room to run around there than he does here. We'll go visit him soon, I promise.

Sunday, February 23, 2014

Ten Best Cards From a $30 Lot: #2

We're nearing the top of the chart here, so let's see if some big guns emerge.

1961 Topps #35 Ron Santo

Well, biggish guns, it seems. Acquiring this Ron Santo RC would be a fantastic help if I ever chose to go after the complete 1961 set. Mine doesn't look like all the others currently for sale. Does your Ron Santo have a big number 4 written in pen on the front? I didn't think so, Mr. 707SportscardsLtd eBay seller, sir.

The top of this has gotten kind of eerie. Card #3, Bill Tuttle, lost a significant portion of his face due to decades of safe smokeless tobacco use. And the subject of this card, Ron Santo, lost a significant portion of his legs due to complications from diabetes. Will the top card form the $30 lot feature a player who also lost one body part or another? Only time will tell.

Thursday, February 20, 2014

Ten Best Cards From a $30 Lot: #3

At last, we get a card form a set I'm actively collecting.

1959 Topps #459 Bill Tuttle

My, those Athletics jerseys from the '50s sure are swell! Too bad Tuttle is such a frowny-face on this card.