Thursday, January 18, 2018

2003 Upper Deck Play Ball Ted Williams Tribute

While technically part of the 2003 Upper Deck Play Ball set, the 15 card Ted Williams Tribute set were seeded 1:24 packs.

This will be another project I work on.

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Wednesday, January 17, 2018

2016 Topps Update 3000 Hits Club

I have a thing for the 500 HR Club and 3000 Hit Club members. Give me a set dedicated to one of them and it will peak my interest for sure. Such was the case with the 3000 Hits Club twenty card insert set from 2016 Topps Update.

There are 31 members of the 3000 Hit Club and only 20 cards in this set, which is a little disappointing. I'm guessing that the omissions have to do with Topps not having the proper licensing for those that are missing.

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Tuesday, January 16, 2018

TTM Tuesday: Actor & Radio Personality

I still haven't sent out any ttm requests in 2018. I need to get on that, but every once in a while I'll get a return back.

Here are two I received back recently. Both are sports related, but aren't athletes.

First up is actor Robert Wuhl on a 2016 Topps Archives Bull Durham card.


Next is Mike Greenberg. Greeny spent 19 years as the co-host of ESPN's Mike & Mike radio and television show.



Monday, January 15, 2018

Topps Hank Aaron Collection

I'm not sure when it happened, but sometime during my childhood, Hank Aaron became my favorite player that I never actually saw play.

His final Topps cards featured during his playing days; the 1976 Topps Record Breaker and base Topps card were the first vintage cards I ever bought. A few years back I picked up a well loved 1954 Topps Henry Aaron RC and at that point I decided I'd try to collect all his Topps cards in between.

Between his base, All-Star and League Leader cards there are 68 different Topps Hank Aaron cards between 1954 and 1976.

For me condition isn't all that important. In fact, the poor condition is what allows me to find them within my budget.

I still have a few Aaron cards I need to scan and add to the post.

1954 Topps #128



1955 Topps #47

1956 Topps  #31 Gray Back




















1956 Topps #31 White Back

1957 Topps #20 (Photo is reversed)

1958 Topps #30 White Name

1958 Topps #30 Yellow Name

1958 Brave's Fence Busters #351

1958 Topps World Series Batting Foes #418

1958 Topps All-Star #488

1959 Topps #380

1959 Topps Fence Busters #212




















1959 Topps Aaron clubs World Series Homer #467



















1959 Topps All-Star #561

1960 Topps #300




















1960 Topps All-Star #566

1961 Topps #415

1961 Topps N.L. Home Run Leaders #43

1961 Topps MVP #484

1961 Topps All-Star #577

1962 Topps #320

1962 Topps All-Star #394

1963 Topps #390

1963 Topps N.L. Batting Leaders #1

1963 Topps N.L. Home Run Leaders #3

1963 Topps Power Plus #390

1964 Topps #300

1964 Topps N.L. Batting Leaders #7

1964 Topps N.L. Home Run Leaders #9



1964 Topps N.L. RBI Leaders #11



1964 Topps Tops in N.L. #423

1965 Topps #170

1965 Topps N.L. Batting Leaders #2

1966 Topps #500

1966 Topps N.L. Batting Leaders #215

1967 Topps #250

1967 Topps N.L. RBI Leaders #242




















1967 Topps N.L. Home Run Leaders #244

1968 Topps #110

1968 Topps N.L. Home Run Leaders #5





















1968 Topps All-Stars #370

1969 Topps #100
1970 Topps #500

1970 Topps N.L. Home Run Leaders #65



1970 Topps All-Star #462

1971 Topps #400

1972 Topps #299



1972 Topps In Action #300



1972 Topps N.L. RBI Leaders #87




















1972 Topps N.L. Home Run Leaders #89




















1973 Topps #100



1973 Topps All-Time Home Run King #1

1973 Topps #473

1974 Topps All-Time Home Run King #1

1974 Topps Aaron Special 1954-57 #2

1974 Topps Aaron Special 1958-61 #3

1974 Topps Aaron Special 1962-65 #4

1974 Topps Aaron Special 1966-69 #5

1974 Topps Aaron Special 1970-73 #6

1974 Topps #332 All-Star First Baseman



















1975 Topps #660



1975 Topps '74 Highlights #1

1975 Topps 1957 MVP's #195

1975 Topps Mini #660

1975 Topps Mini '74 Highlights #1

1975 Topps Mini 1957 MVP's #195

1976 Topps #550

1976 Record Breaker #1

68 Topps Hank Aaron cards from 1954 - 1976

Sunday, January 14, 2018

2003 Upper Deck Play Ball The Yankee Clipper: 1941 Hitting Streak

I've always liked the 2003 Upper Deck Play Ball Yankee Clipper 1941 Hitting Streak cards. The 56 card set features one card for each of the games in Joe DiMaggio's MLB record hit streak. The cards feature a box score from each game and have a manufactured relic feel to them.

I've toyed with the idea of putting the set together on several occasions, but I recently decided to go for it. I'll be on the look out for them at good prices and would be open to trades. Not in a big hurry, but would look forward to picking these up when I find them.