Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Pull the Trigger 11.5 ($25)

1977 Topps Dodgers Team Card

The Dodgers were one of those rare teams to escape from the '70s without adding a hideous jersey to their all-time wardrobe. Also, note the serious ding in the lower left corner.

If you think square was cool back then, pull the trigger for $25, and receive everything below.

2015 Topps Bob Feller Insert

1991 Fleer Box Bottom Nolan Ryan

Lot of 94 1994 Upper Deck English/German World Cup Cards

1982 Topps Kent Hrbek Rookie

Monday, July 27, 2015

Pull the Trigger 11.4 ($25)

Back to baseball today.

1982 Topps Kent Hrbek Rookie

Hey, this is supposed to be Pull the Trigger, not "pull the runner off first base." Oh well, you get Faedo and Laudner, too.

2015 Topps Bob Feller Insert

1991 Fleer Box Bottom Nolan Ryan

Lot of 94 1994 Upper Deck English/German World Cup Cards

Sunday, July 26, 2015

Pull the Trigger 11.3 ($25)

The thing this lot has been lacking in the early going is heft. Here's a bunch of cards that will change that.

Lot of 94 1994 Upper Deck English/German World Cup Cards

Upper Deck made several different versions of its 1994 World Cup Contenders set, changing the language paired with English on the card backs and slightly modifying the checklist for each version. These are from the English/German set, which is fairly more difficult to find than the English/Spanish version. If you wish current World Cups had more Bolivia in them, then this is the lot for you.

Pull the trigger for $25 and receive everything below.

2015 Topps Bob Feller Insert

1991 Fleer Box Bottom Nolan Ryan

Monday, July 20, 2015

Pull the Trigger 11.2 ($25)

Throwing an oddball in tonight.

1991 Fleer Box Bottom Nolan Ryan

In 1991, some of Fleer's box bottom cards celebrated the seven no-hitters thrown in 1990, one of which was thrown by Nolan Ryan. It was Nolan's penultimate no-hitter, with one more on the way the next season. Coincidentally, today I was doing some reading and came across an anecdote about the 1972 MLB strike. Nolan Ryan was quoted as saying that if the strike had gone on another week, he would have given up on baseball and gone to work as a laborer. I'm glad the situation never got that far.

2015 Topps Bob Feller Insert

Thursday, July 16, 2015

Prizm Pack War!

So in my last order with a major online retailer, I was awarded a free gift. I chose two retail packs of 2012 Released in 2013 Panini Prizm Baseball. Let's see what I got and try to determine, beyond the shadow of a scientific doubt, which was the better pack.

Pack 1
55 Jose Altuve

TP1 Jurickson Profar Top Prospect

162 Jordan Pacheco

128 Fernando Valenzuela

Pack 2
171 David Phelps

USA7 Bryce Harper USA Baseball

20 David Wright

50 Mike Trout

Thoughts on whether Pack 1 or Pack 2 was the better pack? I'm inclined to go with Pack 2, but it's up for debate.

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Pull the Trigger 11.1 ($25)

The last lot sold the other day, so we're starting a new one. Starting small, too, but look forward to some nice additions.

2015 Topps Bob Feller Insert

I think I'm going to stick with the pattern where I post something from the Dirty-Ass Binder once a PTT lot sells, if that's any sort of incentive for you. Not that I'd expect you to pay $25 for this card.

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Five Cool Things From a Dirty-Ass Binder #2

The Dirty-Ass Binder itself is from an era where side-opening 9-pocket pages still existed. Yes, there are a few side sliders in this binder, mixed among the top-loading pages. The tall-boy cards you are about to see could not be contained by such an apparatus, however.

1993 Fleer McDonald's GameDay Lot
These cards were an item that you could acquire at McDonald's restaurants in 1993. I don't remember if they were free with the purchase of a meal, or if you had to buy them separately. They were distributed regionally according to the predominant NFL franchise in the area, and naturally, I found the Green Bay Packers here in Milwaukee.

There are 18 cards in the set, as they came in perforated sheets of six. I'm missing two from the Packers set, and of course, they are the two superstars from that year, Brett Favre and Sterling Sharpe. There were also non-regional sheets available, featuring star players from a number of different teams.

It's good to see some of the guys who formed the foundation of the team that eventually won the Super Bowl for the 1996 season. Guys like George Teague, Tony Bennett, and Bryce Paup weren't around to be champs, but they set the bar for players who would come after them.

I have to say that I have absolutely no memory of Tunch Ilkin, John Stephens, or Ken O'Brien being on the team. These players were much better known for being semi-stars on previous teams and only had what amounted to a cuppa coffee with the Pack.

One final note. I looked on eBay for some of these cards, curious to see if anyone had ever bothered to get one graded. There are a few, some of them even getting a grade of PSA 10. I call bullshit on this. I'm guessing there was some sneaky handshake action going on to get those grades. While I turn my nose up at getting GameDay cards like these graded, I applaud the previous owner of this lot for having the courage to free the cards from there prison of perforation.

Keep watching this space for more Dirty-Ass shenanigans.