Thursday, June 4, 2020

Incoming

These did not come from SportLots. lol.










As you can see these are by Dick Perez. They are 8x10 prints that came to me courtesy of an OCT bud in NY....We call him "Ole No Hit" but his real name is Don Roth.  Thank you so much Don.


Next up we have another BINGO qualifier, and when I say qualifier I mean for as many games as we play this year! (should we play more than 2 months).





These 2 horizontal needs came from Matt (Diamond Jesters). They came in a 9 pocket page with this sitting next to them.




Yeah right.




I needed all 6 of these too. Matt gets 2 cards 1 for June and 1 for July. And if we play more he'll get them too. BTW, reminder BINGO Night is Saturday June 20th at 8pm.






BFG line up for the month of JUNE (thus far)

So far we have abaker's dozen players for June BFG.

Week 1: (tomorrow)  starting at 7pm EST

Brett
DK
Kazi
Alex
Bo



Week 2 June 12th

Trevor P
Night Owl
Jafronius
Tom T
Rod R.



Week 3  June 19th   (so far)  Need 2 more for this week and all 5 for June 26th

SCC
Diamond Jesters
Dgao





Wednesday, June 3, 2020

Wacky Wednesday; 1974 Series 6

Another week and another series......6.




My wrapper, and unopened pack.




The puzzle.




The checklist gum stain included. There is a variation checklist that lists Goodman's and Spills Bad instead of Spill Bros. and Goonman's.  There are 33 stickers and I have all but one.


Sugar Cigar Crisp.


Besides that one there are 2 tough stickers to get (I have them) Truant and Run-a-Way, both $6.00 each, the rest of the stickers (exc. Cigar Crisp) are $3.00.














That a wrap for this week. I hope your hump day was good.


Tuesday, June 2, 2020

Getting close.

To start with an update from last night's post. I did get the "late" package from the Sportlots order, yea me. So to keep me from adding to my cart, I processed it. Now to just stay away once these come in. In sadder news, I finally requested shipment from ComC. It says September delivery. They suck! It doesn't take that long even with any restrictions they may have. The good news is that I might get them before my 9/16 birthday (making lemonade). Now that is getting close...just another 3 months. Wow, I love my humor. It makes me laugh, just kidding, but it does make me smile.

Let's start where I left off last night. Some Braves this go around.




A Gallery of Braves. Pun intended. player's private issue too.





Chrome Heritage.





Another Heritage Chrome and something called N43 from A&G. I hate (yes hate) that it is odd size.






Some extra shiny X-fractors and more Heritage Chrome.







More Gallery Private Issue and a couple of Artist Proofs.







More shiny and a good place to stop for tonight. See you Thursday with more......BTW, I. have added to my SL cart already......didn't last a half day. But, I am getting closer to finishing with the SportsLot stuff.



Monday, June 1, 2020

I figured it out. An evening read.

I mentioned lately and more than once that I had been going overboard with the SportLots thing. Way overboard. I still have 300 cards in my cart as I type. I have a ton load waiting to post, mainly the Braves but some PC guys too. I also am still waiting on a package that I believe is just not going to show up. The seller seems defensive, so I may have to file an issue to get refunded. By the time I publish I may have already done so. If it isn't today's mail I will. That will be my first real issue on the site.

Anyways, as the post title leads to, I finally figured out why I was going overboard on the site.

One of my hobby goals for this year was to clean up my room and put some organization to my collection that had gone wild in the time I have been in Georgia (but was not in good shape before that either).

I made my decision in mid January to avoid mass gatherings (I paid attention) to that Chinese Dr. that was posting about Covid 19 as far back as November, of course he thought it was a stronger SARS, and he ultimately died. They say because of the virus, and that may very well be true, but I felt at THAT time that the Chinese Gov't may have had something to do it.  We'll never know. Back to MY Collection clean up.

I brought a bunch of cards (in boxes) from FL. here, and started ordering pages and binders.....literally every two/three weeks. More pages and binders. Then it all stopped, yes I got my first order in March in and used up quickly and I ordered another batch. I was spending the money on binders and pages that I would have spent had I been going to the regular card shows. But that 2nd order in March (like March 10th), never came in. I had been spending my time paging up my cards, and when that stopped abruptly, is when I started looking for ways to occupy my time.....the time I was using to put my cards in binders.



Low and behold......What came in last week?......... My order from BCW..    So now I have pages and binders and although not spirited as before I am back to organizing what I have here. I just started my Leaf sets. 90% of Topps flagship (that is here) is already done, Bowman is done (what is here), Kellogg's is done, Post and Hostess too, a couple of Donruss and Fleer sets are done as well. I haven't touched Upper Deck at all yet, or Stadium Club, or any Pacific sets. Needless to say I have plenty to do. I will obviously have to get more pages and binders, but I think I am going to go slower maybe 1 order a month. Now, just stay off the card ordering sites while I bide my time.

Okay, that is a story and a half, so now let us gaze upon some of those baseball cards that came my way.






Some O-Pee-Chee...   vintage, and BTW, my OPC sets are about 97% done too.




One of the rabbit holes on Sportlots, is trying to maximize the shipping by hitting the card max. at a set rate. I tried to do that by grabbing up set builds, Braves, and PC guys at the .18 min. and occasionally .25/.30.  And I was pretty good at that except for guys like Bo, Lux, and Yordan. Pretty sure I scooped these for .50 or less though.





Rarely, would I grab multiples, but these Bowman Chrome were .50 each. I took all the guy had.
We'll see if I got my $2.50 worth in time.




Artist Proof's.





How about these .25 current Bowman's?  This is a good stopping point. I show some Braves tomorrow.








Sunday, May 31, 2020

Sign Up Sunday and other News

Today is the sign up for the JUNE BFG games. Need 20 players.

Also noting for BINGO
Looks like we will play ROUND 1 on Saturday night June 20th. We will start at 8pm (or very close to that).

Saturday, May 30, 2020

Another blogger gets down

Chris (Nachos Grande) sent some Braves to me.




Chris sent me 3 SP mini's and a big card too that I needed and thus qualifies for 2 rounds of Bingo. I'll e-mail you your Bingo cards here shortly.


While I'm at it.



My first UTZ. Never got any last year, and now I have of this years, yeah me....