Friday, July 31, 2020

An almost perfect Bingo night.

Considering 7 people missed the check in, we did pretty good. Each of the 5 players playing won. It could not have been planned better. Just the 1 flub tonight and like last time, it was on ME. Thanks for playing guys. I plan on two more Bingo nights after September. Get me some more Braves I need and we can do this again. It was fun.

Someone isn't looking at their card too good.

BINGO NIGHT! Someone is not looking at their card.

As I type this just 4 players checked in. I'll check again when I am done, but then it is CLOSED.

First round of numbers:




















Hitting publish and then checking to see if anyone else has checked in. Chris got in.

Next number


71  (this one was my bad). It doesn't change anything though.


















One of you will have to let me know when you get the 4 corners. I won't be able to tell at this point. The double and blackout are easy.











Down to the 4 corners and the blackout:




















Bingo REQUIRED check in to participate.

You must comment as a check in to participate BEFORE the game begins at 8pm EST. If all goes well, we should be done by 8:30 maybe sooner if all playing live are watching their cards closely.

I'll be back at 8pm to get this thing going.

Thursday, July 30, 2020

Whoa Bro

Grabbed up some of more recent Braves from 2bros again off of Ebay.

Wow, looks like it's time to clean the scanner again. Here are my complete Braves team set from 2020 Optic and a couple of the inserts.

Here is the 2020 Absolute. I still need 1 more base card. I did manage to grab an insert of Albies.

Closing out with the last two Prizm base cards I needed and my first Topps 2030 insert.

See y'all Bingo players tomorrow night!

Tuesday, July 28, 2020

Wacky Wednesday: 1986 Album stickers

The 1986 stickers are like the 1982 stickers, smaller than a traditional sticker. You'll see some familiar ones, and maybe some not so familiar.

This is a wrapper.

The stickers are numbered on the front and back of the album stickers. The backs are all the same except the numbering. I used a traditional sticker from 1991 to compare the size difference.

The puzzle makes up the first 4 stickers.

That's it for this week. Hope you seen some good ones!

2020 Topps 52 card game

I went and did it again. I bought the 2019 set last year, and this year I grabbed the boxed set and the booster pack which has the "variations".

The only difference besides the year are the players. some new RC, and the Super stars are on a different card.

The top card is and will be the variation/booster card.

Dang it, Hank as a Brewer!

That's the ones that I got. There are other "variations" you can check out the checklist below.

Have a great night!

Monday, July 27, 2020

I got cards.

These Braves came courtesy of Alex of Chavez Ravening. I think I spelled that right.

I had the Phillips mini, but I needed the rest. That was my first Blue Brave from 2020 Big League, and my 1st RC medallion from 2020 Topps.

I grabbed these cards from Cardbarrel.

All of these were needs from 2012 Cooperstown collection.

Three more from the 2020 Topps Total release.

Parallel's from 2020 Big League. Now the "rainbow" foil here is def. different in a good way than that of the Flagship. At least here you can tell they are foil. The rainbow label still is totally non existent. The other two are black & white limited to 50.

Tune in tomorrow for a Topps shipment.

And for those supposed to play in Friday nights BINGO game that starts at 8pm EST, please check in (in the comments of the start post) so I know who is actually playing. I will post it just before 8pm my time.

Sunday, July 26, 2020

Bingo reminder and the BFG August sign up

First a reminder that THIS Friday is Bingo Night!

The following players are in the BINGO game:

Nick P
Alex M
Matt Keppel

Now for the August BFG sign up. Four weeks, so we need 20 TWENTY players.

Friday, July 24, 2020

Nick: Part Two

With the reprints out of the way, we can move on to "regular" cards. Although, you might just decide that some of these are not your everyday cardboard.

1964 Topps. Attax.  Blue, Green, Gold, and Rainbow Foil (I have no idea why Topps calls it that).

Oh look at that top row just full of Gator colors. Green, Blue, Orange.  Gold, sticker, AG back, and Black. BTW, so far the "not your everyday" not shown yet.....they're next.

1970 O-Pee-Chee Braves. Thank you so much Nick!

Hostess and Post too. I already have the Post Mathews in my Braves collection, but I do need it for my set build. The pair of 76' Hostess are upgrades for my Braves collection, and I can then move "mine" to the set build. Red and Green.... Christmas is coming.

Odd balls.

Wrapping this post up with the Albies relic and Soroka autograph! Again, thank you Nick for a fantastic package. I'll be sending your Bingo card here shortly (it is next Friday). Also noting I plan on 2 more games later in the year and your in already.

Thursday, July 23, 2020

Nick did it!

I received a nice bubble mailer from Nick last week. Let's just say that Nick qualifies for the BINGO game on July 31st at 8pm (Friday). He'll also get free entry to any other Bingo games I may have this year, which I'll probably do two more before the end of the year (OCT, NOV). That gives everyone a chance to send me some (at least 2) BRAVES that I need.

Now that I'm done plugging my Bingo Game, I'll have to break Nicks' package up into 2 posts.

I'm going to start with the "REPRINT" section. Who doesn't like looking at old timey cards? Sure we wish they were the originals, but reprints will have to do in most cases.

Obviously the bottom card is a reprint from an early Turkey Red set, probably produced in or around 1910. What it doesn't tell us is who reprinted it (I am guessing Dover Publishing) and when the reprinted it. I find that information helpful when cataloging my cards. I still have no info on it. The same can be said of the "T206" reprint above it. It appears to be a Dover reprint of the Renata Galasso reprint set. It is perforated which makes sense as Dover. The back clearly shows the Galasso reprint. Their set released in 1983 as a complete set known as "The Monster" which I have. Other thaqn those tidbits, I know nothing.

Very similar story here. The top card is "BREAD" issue, but no idea when the reprint was done. My guess the mid 80's as per usual with these sets. The bottom pairing are reprints from the 1916 M101-5, and they have 10 variations of every card. These are the blanks backs, and of course I have no idea who or when the were reprinted. They are great cards though.

These were easy, they are marked 1986 reprint on the backs. Doesn't say by who though.

This 1933 Goudey reprint doesn't state who or when either, but it was easy to track down. Dover 1986.

1934 Goudey reprints also done by Dover 1986 and is indicated on the back (1986). 

These Goduey/Big League Gum tell ya right on the front 1988 reprint. just doesn't say by who.

Below you will see the reprint Braves from 1941 Play Ball and also 1940.

Play Ball used the same image on the 40' & 41' sets. The only difference would be one is colorized and I don't know if that was how Dover did it, or if it was actually that way. No biggie to me.  I crossed off a ton of BRAVES cards that I need, even if they are reprints, they are still Braves. Now you folks out there can send me the originals  :).  Check my haves lists though, I do have a a few.  :)

Here the difference between the 1940 & 1941 Play Ball sets is the numbering, the player write up, and the copy right. One of these years Dover added their own card numbering ???????? Why ????  They left the original card number on the reprint.  Silly and useless to the collector.

Anyway,  You have got to come back tomorrow for the rest of Nicks cards.  They are something else.
That's right no one signed up for the last two weeks, so now we will do the August sign up sometime on SUNDAY. The BINGO game will be on 31st.