Monday, November 17, 2014

Some 3 cent 1982 Donruss

My LCS has a nice dime box and I dig through it each time I go, but they also have boxes of "junk wax" sorted by brand and year.

These cards are marked by the box at anywhere between 3-7 cents.

On a recent trip I picked up some 3 cent, 1982 Donruss cards.

I wasn't collecting in 1982...because I was only a year old. But I was happy to pick them up now.

Take a look at how great these cards are!

Friday, November 14, 2014

eBay Pick-Up: 2014 Topps Triple Threads Paul Goldschmidt Transparencies Auto

I haven't bought anything on eBay for about a year. Okay, it was quite a full year. It was almost 2 months, but it felt like a year.

I used my time away from eBay to organize and sort my collection. I'm pretty much done with the first phase of that organizing process and so I decided to celebrate by picking up a card on eBay.

I think I picked a good one.

It's a 2014 Topps Triple Threads Transparencies card of Paul Goldschmidt.

Thursday, November 13, 2014

New Bobblehead - 53/63 = 84.1%

I picked up a 2009 Stephen Drew bobblehead that I needed yesterday at my LCS for $5. This is my 53rd different D-Backs bobblehead. I need 10 more. You can check out my list here.

Here is the Drew bobblehead.

The Drew completes the set of 5 from 2009.

Here is an updated picture of the bobblehead shelves.

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

4 New Brandon Webb Cards

I've been really busy sorting and organizing my collection recently. It's a long and tedious process, but I've really enjoyed it.

In going though cards that a friend recently gave me I came across 11 Brandon Webb cards.

Of the 11 cards I already had 7 of them. That means that 4 of them were new to me.

This puts me at 274 different Brandon Webb cards for my collection.

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Arizona Fall League with a fellow blogger!

Adam, of the blog Thoughts and Sox, sent me an email letting me know about a couple of Arizona Fall league games where Carl Crawford and Dustin Pedroia were being inducted into the Arizona Fall league Hall of Fame last week.

I couldn't make it to both, but I was able to make it to the game where Pedroia was being honored. I had hopes of getting his autograph, but so did a few hundred other people.

Here is Pedroia addressing the crowd. They also retired his jersey number from when he was in the Fall League and announced that no other player would wear number 77 again.

My oldest son came with and he got a foul ball from one of the players. One of the nice things about the Fall League is that you can sit anywhere you want so we sat a few rows behind the dugout and one of the players tossed it up to us.

Adam was at the game as well and it was fun to visit with him. He brought me a few D-Backs items.

First up were a 2000 APBA Major League Baseball Stats & Strategy Game Premiere Edition Diamondbacks team set.

I'd never seen these before. It's for some sort of game.

Here is the back.

Here's the front of the Randy Johnson and Travis Lee.

Adam had one other BIG surprise for me. It's a custom made Dan Haren poster signed by Haren. Adam said he picked it up at a Goodwill several years ago and that it was in his son's room until recently. 

Monday, November 10, 2014

Contest Plug and Free Cards!

Robert over at the blog $30 a week habit is holding a contest for an awesome vintage card. Go check it out if you haven't already.

Unlike Robert's prize, I have some vintage cards that I'm not sure anyone would even want. These cards are in rough shape. I mean really rough shape. Written on, creases, parts of the front ripped off rough.

I can't bring myself to throw them away though without at least offering them up to someone. There are some 1970, 1972, 1973, and 1974 Topps cards.

I'm going to keep the Fleer World Series cards for now. I'd love to get the whole set someday.

If anyone wants the other cards just let me know and I'll send some your way. Up to 4 people can request them and I'll send a PWE your way. No need to trade or send anything back. Again, I'm going to warn you that these cards are in really, really rough shape.

Saturday, November 8, 2014

2003 Fleer Splendid Splinters

One of the boxes of cards that I got recently from a friend was 2003 Fleer Splendid Splinters. As I've mentioned he opened the box and took the relics/autos and left everything else.

This set is only 90 cards. Here is card #1 from the set. Eckstein was part of the 2002 Angels team that won the World Series, which is probably why he got the distinction of being the first card in the set.

This box yielded me the entire 90 card set, which was nice.

As far as I know this was the only year that Fleer produced the Splendid Splinter set. 

There are a couple of inserts that go along with the name of the set.

First up is a wood parallel. This Mark Prior is numbered on the back, 054/499.

Next up is a 2003 Fleer Splendid Splinters - Splendid Splinters wood insert card of Barry Bonds. It's not numbered.

There were a few other inserts sets. 

I really like the Family Tree inserts. The Building Blocks cards are a little to busy for my liking.