Saturday, August 19, 2017

Shadow Shots

Just a few to kick off the weekend. You know when I first throw these "shadow cards" into a pile I see one thing, then I scan them and have no idea what I first seen and whatever it is that I see when I scan them is not the same thing I see when I post them (for the most part).

Scooby Doo! Could be a Kangaroo though and probably should be.

I don't really see anything here with this one, but that is a great shadow of the glove.

I see a creepy crawly thing. A bug of some sort, maybe a bedbug if that is what they look like.

A musical note, which one I have no idea as I am not educated in those matters.

Have a great weekend!

Thursday, August 17, 2017

1985 O-Pee-Chee

I recently picked up about 1000 1985 OPC. I have put up a want list for the the ones I still need.
Why do collector's here in the US like/want/collect OPC? They are basically a shortened set version of the Topps set. I know there are various reasons for desiring these pieces of cardboard goodness. 1) the set is shorter, a good reason 2) sometimes the backs are different, a great reason 3) or....

Could it be that little black font stating traded to, or now with there current team?  I'm sure there are many other reasons for collecting these cards. I have scanned the dupes that had that little addition in the cards that I got. I like the retirement announcement for Luzinski.

"free agent"

"Now VP"

"Drafted By" Another thing for me is that whether the card is a traded to like Moore above, I still include him in my Braves team set because he is donning his Braves uniform. I also collect the traded to Braves as i should as part of the team set.  I have several hundred dupes available for trade if anyone is interested, just shoot me an e-mail with your want list.

1985: 1, 10, 26, 32, 41, 61, 63, 66, 67, 72, 76, 90, 92, 100, 115, 116, 118, 124, 126, 163, 177, 181, 182, 191, 221, 230, 296, 302, 304, 309, 324, 348, 355, 356, 359, 360, 365, 370, 378, 383, 385, 393, 395.

I also picked up a substantial lot of of 1986 OPC, however I sent those dupes packing.

Usually OPC gets it right, putting the "new" team logo on the card.  they missed this one.


Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Wacky Wednesday

We are doing the middle of the line up today. Posting a little early today as I'm taking Uncle fred to a Shriner's meeting and we won't be home until midnight-ish.

One more post to wrap this set up, and move on to the  2014 ANS series 12. (I still have to scan those).

Sunday, August 13, 2017

WCOT booty

Okay, Wes did his thang as I have received my booty.

First Wes, said pick up to 3 cards.

Then when close to wrapping it up he said pick up to 5 more. Well, I waited til then to make any picks.

We all know Wes throws in a little extra, right? That Elway definitely extra, and I needed it too.
But without the Elway, I still count 9, not 8 nine.

Wes threw in some Braves too.

Plus about 50 more!  Thank you Wes, PBIAB, hehe.

Friday, August 11, 2017

More from the Show: 1972 Style

To begin with I don't/didn't have many 1972 Topps cards. I remember reader Mark Hoyle had sent me some a year or two ago which doubled the number I had at that time to give you an idea. I probably added a  handful since then. That is until last Saturday.

There are a few big names in there. But, the best part about these cards are the condition, just fantastic.

Some more recognizable names.

I'm still astonished on how crisp these cards are.

One of my regular stops for vintage at the Jax. card show. I have always thought about making an offer on the vintage boxes he sets up out of and just has the boxes to restock his cases if need be. What you see in the above scans are just some highlights. I was making a joke to the guy and said one of these days I'll have to buy those boxes from you. He smiled, said that would be okay. I jokingly said normally I'd only go .50 per box, but in this case I'll do a dollar. He again smiled, shaking his head from side to side. So, I figure he was in a good mood, and I asked about one of the boxes: 1972's. He flipped through it real quick and said there some stars in there and a lot of $4.00 commons. He said $50.00, I countered with $40.00 and he agreed. There were 232 different cards inside.

This is the list of cards I got.

72 Topps even has a few puzzle back cards.

As you can tell by the cards backs nice and crisp, love it.  .1793 cents apiece. SWEET!!!!!!!

The newly updated want list for my 1972 Topps Set build. I guess I should explain some of the "marks" . A dot over the number = need to upgrade the set build card I have. A line under a number = A Braves card that I have in the team build. The word UP above a number is a Braves card that needs upgraded. These are the sheets I carry to card shows, but have never once took them inside, LOL.

Feel free to send me all of those 700's I need.

17.9 cents, WOW! I can no longer say I don't have many 72's.

Thursday, August 10, 2017

Did I say a DIME?

I did, I did say a dime. (I had Tweety on the brain). Here are the rest of the .10 cent cards.

I know, right?

Other than the 89 Ryan, Pedro, and Maddux the rest are all day long everyday (when I'd pay a dime). Yes, dupes of the Inspired play but both players are PC guys, so it works.

Ten cents, my kind of cards.

Now, I know there were 3 or 4 of those 2014 Harper's, but I can live with that as well as the 1992 The Rookies Pedro's which I already own about 20 of.

Of course I had to show some of the Braves. The Blue Medlen just pops, doesn't it? A couple of needed buybacks too.

All in all I'd say dimes well spent. I kept to the baseball, and highlights only from my perspective as far as the 2 posts go).
There were a total of 800 cards I picked up at that price. Most should be showing up at someones door any day now like maybe today! HeHeHe. I grabbed up some other cards too, and will post on them too.

C ya!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Wacky Wednesday ANS 11

I'm going to blow this series out in 3 posts.

I have no idea how Topps got that ass shot through. And on a wrapper.

 The checklist.

One of the many inserts. The only one I have.

Parallel borders. The only pair I have.

This go around, when I have both (back variations) I will flip the variation back over.

Here is where I stop tonight.

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Dime Box Diggin!

As promised, the .10 cards. No need for me to say too much other than they all came from 2 vendors that I usually don't buy this type of cards from.

One box that I grabbed up was mixed with some football, basketball, and baseball. I even found 2 Elways. The first one I already have pretty sure, and pretty sure I don't have the second one.

The bulk of the cards tonight and probably Thursday too are from this same vendor, the other guy (my buddy Eddie) I scooped up a couple hundred A&G and a handful of TSC from this year.

all from Eddie. I wound up only getting 3 TSC that I needed for the set build, but I needed nearly everyone of the A & G. No complaints though, not at a dime a piece.

These are just some highlights of course. I did grab about 200 cards for this set.

Ordinarily, I wouldn't have grabbed those 3 Mac's above, but to get the cards for a dime a piece I had to take the whole box doubles and all. Still not complaining though.

Yep, ten cents each, not bad but wait til Thursday.