Sunday, September 25, 2016

RIP also for Arnold Palmer

One of the finest golfers ever and a great man as well. I will post a card tomorrow along with some trades. prayers go out to the Palmer family and the PGA family.

1992 The Baseball Enquirer

Here is the set minus card #2 and 3.

Some of these are no brainers as to who they are supposed to be, others are not so I have included a checklist at the bottom.

Because the 2 cards are missing I will break this set up and use it for the Braves and the PC guys. The rest will go into the trade insert/oddball boxes.

Confex caused quite a stir with these parody cards as they offended many of the persons depicted. MLB wanted nothing to do with the set.

Hey look there is a card for signing collection.  Lol.

1) Bo Jackson                                                                            33) Bench
2) Canseco (missing)                                                                34) Rickey
3) Darling (missing)                                                                  35) ?? a whiney player ??
4) Billy Ripken                                                                         36) Palmer
5) Justice                                                                                   37) Dykstra
6) I don't know                                                                          38) George
7) McDowell                                                                             39) Stieb
8) Fielder                                                                                   40) Ryan
9) Smoltz                                                                                   41) Sabo
10) Clark                                                                                   42) Dig on Australian Players?
11) Dig on Card companies errors                                            43) Puckett
12) Hrbek                                                                                  44) Pinella
13) Jeffries                                                                                 45) Boggs
14) Uecker                                                                                 46) Dawson
15) Greenwell                                                                            47) Clemens
16) Its a dig on Pay Per View                                                    48) Rose
17) Jr.                                                                                         49) Cone
18) Yount                                                                                   50) ?? I just don't know
19) Joe DiMaggio                                                                      51) Umpire
20) McReynolds                                                                        52) Harry Caray
21) Stewart                                                                                53) Gladden
22) Bonds                                                                                  54) Lemke
23) Zimmer                                                                               55) Hargrove
24) Jack Morris                                                                         56) Strawberry
25) Brett                                                                                    57) Dibble
26) LaSorda                                                                              58) Deion
27) Perry                                                                                   59) Gwynn
28) Buchner                                                                              60) Murphy
29) Ozzie                                                                                  61) Belle
30) Randy Johnson                                                                   62) Mattingly
31) Tom Kelly                                                                          63) Galarraga
32) George Bell                                                                        64) John Goodman

Saturday, September 24, 2016


As many of you folks know, I lost my mother last year. Great woman. I miss her and probably always will. One thing that keeps her fresh in mind, ever single day was something I picked up from her. She could always "make lemonade" (well most of the time- sometimes our families stubborn streak stood in the way). My mom would always see greatness in the littlest of things, she called them FAVORS. You don't have to be religious to believe in favors, but she was. I purposely try to keep an eye everyday to notice those little things .... favors. It could be someone letting out from a side street, or waiving you ahead in line at the store, it could be finding that thing you need, but had forgotten about it until it staring you right in the face, or it could be something like having a super good deal fall in your lap. As ya'll know, the last 4 months have been awesome in those regards for me. But the one that (actually 2 separate deals) I got yesterday, yes yesterday are pretty sweet and will be highlighted in this post.

Some might call those favors Karma, either way it works for me. Back in May when I stumbled in to those 2 million cards, one of things Ray the elderly gentleman (mid to late 70s) that had the "stuff" had asked me to do as I went through it once at my house was to bring him back certain sets he would like. I agreed. Some were Coca-Cola sets I did those within a week, and one very specific set was Series 2 Harley Davidson, well Thursday night I found a monster box that had a row of them there bikes, and I hand collated him a Series 2 set and took it to him yesterday. He has a lot more sports cards and non sports stuff too in another barn/shed not as much as before but still a lot. Not a lot of baseball though which is really my thing. I asked Ray how much for it all, he said not right now cuz its going to be cooler weather soon and he's going to sell them in yard sales individually. So I picked out about 10-12 small baseball items. He let me have what you see below for $10.00 and that is just the first deal of yesterday.

Remember I had had gotten one of these from that buyout deal, and wished there had been two of them so I keep one set intact.  Well that alone is a big favor. I mean I paid less than a buck for this one.

Again, great deal for less than a buck.

I grabbed this too. I know that a couple of my PC guys have these in their binders. There was a big stink about this set when it came out, some people were just not too happy. I will show them in it's entirety tomorrow. Well almost, this one was missing cards 2 and 3.

Complete sealed set of the SUPER Diamond Kings, came in it's original box from Perez Galleries too. But the real goody from Ray was..... ha heck just look for yourself.

SEALED! The Vairtek still books for $25.00 and the Nomar (a PC guy) is at $20.00. Wowser!  That my friends is  FAVOR! No other way to look at it. I also got 3 complete Marvel Universe sets plus a sealed Series 3 Harley Davidson set. I also got some sealed 1986 baseball All-Star game (cards not included, at least that is what the box reads).  Favors my friend. Favors. All I did is what I told him I would do. My problem is that I am going to break up this set to get my PC guys, and Varitek isn't one of them.  Go figure.

I was excited and I had to pass the flea market where my buddy Bob (the vendor who owns 90% of that buyout stuff) on my way home. I stopped in to see my friend. Now to "set-up" the 2 deal or FAVOR of the day.

Many of you have received some rather "hefty" boxes from me and others in the blogosphere just as I have. I hadn't gotten any of those surprises in several months except for one trading buddy from OCT     Old Card Traders         . In fact that trading buddy has sent about three of those this year, not to mention a few singles here and there too. I worked a 3-way trade out a month or so ago to cover one of them. I still owe him for other two, and have been racking my brain on what to send him in return. BAM, one of those things that had I not worked that 3-way trade out I wouldn't have ever thought about this. But when something you stares you right in the face you just know. So what did I get from my vendor buddy Bob?

1968 Scorecard, and yes it is scored inside. I got a couple of this year . This one is against the Angels and the other one was against the Tigers.

1972 against Chicago. Also scored in.

1951 World Series and this one is not scored in, but as you can see the cover has 1951 written on it and some scribble mark in the upper right corner.

This magazine is really cool, the cover does have a crease. 1953!  The back is cool too.

Still there is more.

1956. Beautiful.

Then there is this one. Scored in yes Game 6 at Ebbet's Field. But wait.... There was one more item.

Yeah baby.  There is 1 game 6 on Ebay right now for $249.99. have no idea why they want that much for it, the other games range from 39.99-130.00. Maybe because it forced a game 7, I don't know, Beckett classifies them regardless of game as $75.00 high side NM.

It is going to feel good surprising my trading buddy with this lot and finally I will be up on him, a role I like.  hahaha.

So if any OCT readers know who I am talking about don't let him know it's coming, it's a secret.


Friday, September 23, 2016

AUCTION STUFF: Nothing but Braves

About a month ago I did that auction I mentioned a few times. Here is some of the items that I picked up from the guy who bought the entire lot (after the auction).

At least is has a low serial number.

There were 4 key cards that I wanted over everything else. This was one.

The 1956 Topps Warren Spahn and Eddie Mathews are two of those cards I wanted. The checklist was in with a "former" blaster box of nothing but checklists.

This vintage  1967 Topps I needed was in there too, but not one of the I had to haves.  We couldn't come to an arrangement on the fourth card. At least not yet, we plan to do a lot of trading in the future.

More awesome vintage for my team sets.

And a few more if not for the team sets they went into the set builds.

Those bazooka Red Chunks are super thick cards. I like them.

I didn't even know that I needed these 92' Score Braves cards. Wow.

A sample, and a couple of Hobby Reserve parallels as well as a couple Bowman Internationals.

A couple more relic cards.

A lot of Pacific love in there for sure.

I still have quite a bit more from the "auction" deal. We'll break down that down to much smaller posts.

Have a great weekend!

Thursday, September 22, 2016

Craig Biggio

Hey squeezed 3 in today. The 2 earlier posts were Albert Belle and Johnny Bench.

Total unique cards= 143