Friday, July 20, 2018

Needs

This is as much for me as it is for any of my readers, but if you have any of the cards listed below let me know and we'll see if we can work out a trade.

2018

2018 Donruss #13 Mike Trout DK

2018 Donruss #14 Clayton Kershaw DK
2018 Donruss #19 Aaron Judge DK

2018 Heritage #419 Brandon Drury SP
2018 Heritage #460 Patrick Corbin SP
2018 Heritage #474Yasmany Tomas SP


2017


2017 Allen & Ginter Revolutionary Battles #RB-10 Battle of the Chesapeake


2017 Archives #190 Zack Greinke
2017 Archives #236 Braden Shipley
2017 Archives #

Any two Panini Contenders Draft Picks



2017 Opening Day Incredible Eats #IE-1 Italian sausage
2017 Opening Day Incredible Eats #IE-2 Peanuts
2017 Opening Day Incredible Eats #IE-3 Fresh Popcorn
2017 Opening Day Incredible Eats #IE-4 South Philly Dog
2017 Opening Day Incredible Eats #IE-7 Classic Pastrami
2017 Opening Day Incredible Eats #IE-10 Soft Pretzels
2017 Opening Day Incredible Eats #IE-12 Corn on a Stick
2017 Opening Day Incredible Eats #IE-14 Boomstick Hot Dog
2017 Opening Day Incredible Eats #IE-15 Bacon Mac & Cheese
2017 Opening Day Incredible Eats #IE-16 Kayem Fenway Frank

2017 Stadium Club #23 Yasmany Toma
2017 Stadium Club #99 Paul Goldschmidt
2017 Stadium Club #192 A.J. Pollock
2017 Stadium Club #272 Jeremy Hazelbaker

2017 Topps 5 Tool #5T-1 Mike Trout
2017 Topps 5 Tool #5T-8 Francisco Lindor
2017 Topps 5 Tool #5T-11 Giancarlo Stanton
2017 Topps 5 Tool #5T-12 Kris Bryant
2017 Topps 5 Tool #5T-15 Buster Posey
2017 Topps 5 Tool #5T-19 Paul Goldschmidt
2017 Topps 5 Tool #5T-24 Adison Russell
2017 Topps 5 Tool #5T-25 Carlos Gonzales
2017 Topps 5 Tool #5T-29 Trevor Story
2017 Topps 5 Tool #5T-30 George Springer
2017 Topps 5 Tool #5T-43 Yoan Moncada
2017 Topps 5 Tool #5T-47 Alex Bergman
2017 Topps 5 Tool #5T-48 Dansby Swanson
2017 Topps 5 Tool #5T-49 Andrew Benintendi


2016


2016 Allen & Ginter #309 Yasmany Tomas SP
2016 Allen & Ginter #310 Patrick Corbin SP
2016 Allen & Ginter #311 Wellington Castillo SP
2016 Allen & Ginter #326 Peter O'Brien SP
2016 Allen & Ginter #330 Zack Godley SP
2016 Allen & Ginter #343 Shelby Miller SP
2016 Allen & Ginter Numbers Game #NG-26 Randy Johnson
2016 Allen & Ginter Numbers Game #NG-40 Paul Goldschmidt
2016 Allen & Ginter Numbers Game #NG-53 Zack Grienke
2016 Allen & Ginter Numbers Game #NG-58 A.J. Pollock

2016 Topps Archives 65th Anniversary #A65-AB Andy Benes
2016 Topps Archives 65th Anniversary #A65-AG Andres Galarraga
2016 Topps Archives 65th Anniversary #A65-AP A.J. Pollock
2016 Topps Archives 65th Anniversary #A65-BD Bucky Dent
2016 Topps Archives 65th Anniversary #A65-BH Bryce Harper
2016 Topps Archives 65th Anniversary #A65-BM Bill Mazeroski
2016 Topps Archives 65th Anniversary #A65-BP Buster Posey
2016 Topps Archives 65th Anniversary #A65-BW Billy Williams
2016 Topps Archives 65th Anniversary #A65-CH Charlie Hayes
2016 Topps Archives 65th Anniversary #A65-CJ Chipper Jones
2016 Topps Archives 65th Anniversary #A65-CK Clayton Kershaw
2016 Topps Archives 65th Anniversary #A65-CR Cal Ripken, Jr.
2016 Topps Archives 65th Anniversary #A65-CSE Corey Seager RC
2016 Topps Archives 65th Anniversary #A65-CY Carl Yastrzemski
2016 Topps Archives 65th Anniversary #A65-DM Don Mattingly
2016 Topps Archives 65th Anniversary #A65-DW Dontrelle Willis
2016 Topps Archives 65th Anniversary #A65-DWR David Wright
2016 Topps Archives 65th Anniversary #A65-EM Eddie Mathews
2016 Topps Archives 65th Anniversary #A65-FH Frank Howard
2016 Topps Archives 65th Anniversary #A65-FTA Fernando Tatis
2016 Topps Archives 65th Anniversary #A65-FV Fernando Valenzuela
2016 Topps Archives 65th Anniversary #A65-FVI Fernando Vina
2016 Topps Archives 65th Anniversary #A65-HA Hank Aaron
2016 Topps Archives 65th Anniversary #A65-I Ichiro
2016 Topps Archives 65th Anniversary #A65-JB Johnny Bench
2016 Topps Archives 65th Anniversary #A65-JCA Jose Canseco
2016 Topps Archives 65th Anniversary #A65-JCO Jeff Conine
2016 Topps Archives 65th Anniversary #A65-JCR Jose Cruz, Jr.
2016 Topps Archives 65th Anniversary #A65-JM Joe Morgan
2016 Topps Archives 65th Anniversary #A65-JR Jackie Robinson
2016 Topps Archives 65th Anniversary #A65-JRI Jose Rijo
2016 Topps Archives 65th Anniversary #A65-JV Jose Vidro
2016 Topps Archives 65th Anniversary #A65-KB Kris Bryant
2016 Topps Archives 65th Anniversary #A65-KG Ken Griffey, Jr.
2016 Topps Archives 65th Anniversary #A65-MB Mike Bordick
2016 Topps Archives 65th Anniversary #A65-MTA Masahiro Tanaka
2016 Topps Archives 65th Anniversary #A65-OS Ozzie Smith
2016 Topps Archives 65th Anniversary #A65-OV Omar Vizquel
2016 Topps Archives 65th Anniversary #A65-RCA Rod Carew
2016 Topps Archives 65th Anniversary #A65-RCL Roger Clemens
2016 Topps Archives 65th Anniversary #A65-RF Rollie Fingers
2016 Topps Archives 65th Anniversary #A65-RK Ryan Klesko
2016 Topps Archives 65th Anniversary #A65-RM Roger Maris
2016 Topps Archives 65th Anniversary #A65-SAJ Sandy Alomar, Jr.
2016 Topps Archives 65th Anniversary #A65-SAS Sandy Alomar, Sr.
2016 Topps Archives 65th Anniversary #A65-SC Steve Carlton
2016 Topps Archives 65th Anniversary #A65-SH Scott Hatteberg
2016 Topps Archives 65th Anniversary #A65-SK Sandy Koufax
2016 Topps Archives 65th Anniversary #A65-SL Sparky Lyle
2016 Topps Archives 65th Anniversary #A65-TF Tito Francona
2016 Topps Archives 65th Anniversary #A65-TFE Tony Fernandez
2016 Topps Archives 65th Anniversary #A65-TH Teddy Higuera
2016 Topps Archives 65th Anniversary #A65-TW Ted Williams
2016 Topps Archives 65th Anniversary #A65-VL Vern Law
2016 Topps Archives 65th Anniversary #A65-WM Willie Mays

2016 Heritage #464 Shelby Miller SP

2016 Heritage #465 Paul Goldschmidt SP
2016 Heritage #466 A.J. Pollock SP
2016 Heritage #467 David Peralta SP

2016 Heritage Baseball Flashbacks #BF - RCL Roberto Clemente


2016 Topps Tribute to the Kid #KID-2 Ken Griffey, Jr.
2016 Topps Tribute to the Kid #KID-3 Ken Griffey, Jr.
2016 Topps Tribute to the Kid #KID-4 Ken Griffey, Jr.
2016 Topps Tribute to the Kid #KID-10 Ken Griffey, Jr.
2016 Topps Tribute to the Kid #KID-13 Ken Griffey, Jr.
2016 Topps Tribute to the Kid #KID-16 Ken Griffey, Jr.
2016 Topps Tribute to the Kid #KID-20 Ken Griffey, Jr.
2016 Topps Tribute to the Kid #KID-22 Ken Griffey, Jr.
2016 Topps Tribute to the Kid #KID-26 Ken Griffey, Jr.
2016 Topps Tribute to the Kid #KID-28 Ken Griffey, Jr.

2016 Topps 3000 Hit Club #3000H-4 Stan Musial
2016 Topps 3000 Hit Club #3000H-5 Honus Wagner
2016 Topps 3000 Hit Club #3000H-7 Willie Mays
2016 Topps 3000 Hit Club #3000H-8 Eddie Murray
2016 Topps 3000 Hit Club #3000H-9 Cal Ripken, Jr.
2016 Topps 3000 Hit Club #3000H-14 Craig Biggio

2015

2015 Allen & Ginter #45 Chris Owings
2015 Allen & Ginter #148 Yasmany Tomas
2015 Allen & Ginter #216 Jake Lamb
2015 Allen & Ginter #286 Addison Reed
2015 Allen & Ginter Starting Points #SP-4 Paul Goldschmidt
2015 Allen & Ginter Starting Points #SP-98 Max Scherzer

2015 Allen & Ginter #32 James Murray
2015 Allen & Ginter #44 Sal Vulcano
2015 Allen & Ginter #80 Joe Gatto


2015 Topps The Jackie Robinson Story #JR-4 Robinson Signs with the Dodgers
2015 Topps The Jackie Robinson Story #JR-5 Robinson Travels North
2015 Topps The Jackie Robinson Story #JR-6 Breaking the MLB Color Barrier
2015 Topps The Jackie Robinson Story #JR-8 World Series Title in 1955

2014

2014 Allen & Ginter #28 Mark Trumbo
2014 Allen & Ginter #106 Patrick Corbin
2014 Allen & Ginter #197 Wade Miley
2014 Allen & Ginter The Pastime's Pastime #PP-PG Paul Goldschmidt

2014 Topps Archives #202 Luis Gonzalez SP
2014 Topps Archives #231 Paul Goldschmidt SP

2013


2013 Allen & Ginter #302 Brandon McCarthy SP
2013 Allen & Ginter Across the Years #ATY-PG Paul Goldschmmidt

2013 Bowman #105 Cody Ross

2012

2012 Allen & Ginter What's In A Name #WIN92 Paul Goldschmidt

2011

2011 Allen & Ginter Hometown Heroes #HH55 Justin Upton


2010

2010 Allen & Ginter #31 Miguel Montero
2010 Allen & Ginter #213 Mark Reynolds


2009

2009 Allen & Ginter #78 Eric Byrnes
2009 Allen & Ginter #98 Josh Whitesell
2009 Allen & Ginter #202 Conor Jackson
2009 Allen & Ginter #221 Brandon Webb
2009 Allen & Ginter #302 Stephen Drew SP


2008

2008 Allen & Ginter #297 Max Scherzer
2008 Allen & Ginter #305 Randy Johnson SP

2007


2007 Allen & Ginter #142 Orlando Hundson
2007 Allen & Ginter #146 Carlos Quentin
2007 Allen & Ginter #209 Randy Johnson
2007 Allen & Ginter #338 Eric Byrnes

2006


2006 Allen & Ginter #21 Brandon Webb
2006 Allen & Ginter #22 Chad Tracy
2006 Allen & Ginter #24 Conor Jackson
2006 Allen & Ginter #26 Johnny Estrada
2006 Allen & Ginter #27 Luis Gonzalez
2006 Allen & Ginter #30 Shawn Green


2005


2005 Playoff Absolute #71 Troy Glaus

2004



2004 Topps Fall Classic Covers #FC1903 World Series
2004 Topps Fall Classic Covers #FC1905 World Series
2004 Topps Fall Classic Covers #FC1906 World Series
2004 Topps Fall Classic Covers #FC1907 World Series
2004 Topps Fall Classic Covers #FC1908 World Series
2004 Topps Fall Classic Covers #FC1909 World Series
2004 Topps Fall Classic Covers #FC1910 World Series
2004 Topps Fall Classic Covers #FC1911 World Series
2004 Topps Fall Classic Covers #FC1913 World Series
2004 Topps Fall Classic Covers #FC1914 World Series
2004 Topps Fall Classic Covers #FC1915 World Series
2004 Topps Fall Classic Covers #FC1917 World Series
2004 Topps Fall Classic Covers #FC1919 World Series
2004 Topps Fall Classic Covers #FC1921 World Series
2004 Topps Fall Classic Covers #FC1923 World Series
2004 Topps Fall Classic Covers #FC1925 World Series
2004 Topps Fall Classic Covers #FC1926 World Series
2004 Topps Fall Classic Covers #FC1927 World Series
2004 Topps Fall Classic Covers #FC1929 World Series
2004 Topps Fall Classic Covers #FC1930 World Series
2004 Topps Fall Classic Covers #FC1931 World Series
2004 Topps Fall Classic Covers #FC1932 World Series
2004 Topps Fall Classic Covers #FC1933 World Series
2004 Topps Fall Classic Covers #FC1934 World Series
2004 Topps Fall Classic Covers #FC1935 World Series
2004 Topps Fall Classic Covers #FC1937 World Series
2004 Topps Fall Classic Covers #FC1939 World Series
2004 Topps Fall Classic Covers #FC1940 World Series
2004 Topps Fall Classic Covers #FC1941 World Series
2004 Topps Fall Classic Covers #FC1943 World Series
2004 Topps Fall Classic Covers #FC1945 World Series
2004 Topps Fall Classic Covers #FC1947 World Series
2004 Topps Fall Classic Covers #FC1948 World Series
2004 Topps Fall Classic Covers #FC1949 World Series
2004 Topps Fall Classic Covers #FC1950 World Series
2004 Topps Fall Classic Covers #FC1951 World Series
2004 Topps Fall Classic Covers #FC1953 World Series
2004 Topps Fall Classic Covers #FC1955 World Series
2004 Topps Fall Classic Covers #FC1956 World Series
2004 Topps Fall Classic Covers #FC1957 World Series
2004 Topps Fall Classic Covers #FC1958 World Series
2004 Topps Fall Classic Covers #FC1959 World Series
2004 Topps Fall Classic Covers #FC1961 World Series
2004 Topps Fall Classic Covers #FC1962 World Series
2004 Topps Fall Classic Covers #FC1963 World Series
2004 Topps Fall Classic Covers #FC1964 World Series
2004 Topps Fall Classic Covers #FC1965 World Series
2004 Topps Fall Classic Covers #FC1967 World Series
2004 Topps Fall Classic Covers #FC1968 World Series
2004 Topps Fall Classic Covers #FC1970 World Series
2004 Topps Fall Classic Covers #FC1972 World Series
2004 Topps Fall Classic Covers #FC1973 World Series
2004 Topps Fall Classic Covers #FC1974 World Series
2004 Topps Fall Classic Covers #FC1975 World Series
2004 Topps Fall Classic Covers #FC1976 World Series
2004 Topps Fall Classic Covers #FC1977 World Series
2004 Topps Fall Classic Covers #FC1979 World Series
2004 Topps Fall Classic Covers #FC1980 World Series
2004 Topps Fall Classic Covers #FC1981 World Series
2004 Topps Fall Classic Covers #FC1983 World Series
2004 Topps Fall Classic Covers #FC1984 World Series
2004 Topps Fall Classic Covers #FC1985 World Series
2004 Topps Fall Classic Covers #FC1986 World Series
2004 Topps Fall Classic Covers #FC1988 World Series
2004 Topps Fall Classic Covers #FC1990 World Series
2004 Topps Fall Classic Covers #FC1991 World Series
2004 Topps Fall Classic Covers #FC1992 World Series
2004 Topps Fall Classic Covers #FC1993 World Series
2004 Topps Fall Classic Covers #FC1995 World Series
2004 Topps Fall Classic Covers #FC1996 World Series
2004 Topps Fall Classic Covers #FC1997 World Series
2004 Topps Fall Classic Covers #FC1998 World Series
2004 Topps Fall Classic Covers #FC1999 World Series
2004 Topps Fall Classic Covers #FC2000 World Series
2004 Topps Fall Classic Covers #FC2001 World Series
2004 Topps Fall Classic Covers #FC2002 World Series
2004 Topps Fall Classic Covers #FC2003 World Series

2003

2003 Heritage #23 Elmer Dessens
2003 Heritage #69 Curt Schilling
2003 Heritage #135 Lyle Overbay
2003 Heritage #164 Danny Bautista

2002

2002 Fleer Ultra #44 Curt Schilling
2002 Fleer Ultra #93 Mark Grace

2001

2001 Royal Rookies Futures Auto #1 Steve Torrealba

2001 Royal Rookies Futures Auto #2 Jack Taschner
2001 Royal Rookies Futures Auto #3 Lee Gardner
2001 Royal Rookies Futures Auto #5 Bryant Nelson
2001 Royal Rookies Futures Auto #6 Scott Stewart
2001 Royal Rookies Futures Auto #7 Hank Blaylock
2001 Royal Rookies Futures Auto #9 Ryan hankins
2001 Royal Rookies Futures Auto #10 Jeff Andrews
2001 Royal Rookies Futures Auto #12 Dave Post
2001 Royal Rookies Futures Auto #13 Steve Minus
2001 Royal Rookies Futures Auto #14 Brian Wiese
2001 Royal Rookies Futures Auto #15 Sean Burnett
2001 Royal Rookies Futures Auto #16 Miguel Cabrera
2001 Royal Rookies Futures Auto #18 Anderson Machado
2001 Royal Rookies Futures Auto #19 Ranier Olmedo
2001 Royal Rookies Futures Auto #20 Aaron McNeal
2001 Royal Rookies Futures Auto #21 Brett Jodie
2001 Royal Rookies Futures Auto #22 Mike Lockwood
2001 Royal Rookies Futures Auto #23 Aaron Sledd
2001 Royal Rookies Futures Auto #25 Luis Saturria
2001 Royal Rookies Futures Auto #26 Robert Machado
2001 Royal Rookies Futures Auto #27 Ricky Stone
2001 Royal Rookies Futures Auto #28 Jesus Feliciano
2001 Royal Rookies Futures Auto #29 Earl Snyder
2001 Royal Rookies Futures Auto #32 Brian Wolfe
2001 Royal Rookies Futures Auto #33 Sheldon Fulse
2001 Royal Rookies Futures Auto #34 Scott Barber
2001 Royal Rookies Futures Auto #35 Aron Weston
2001 Royal Rookies Futures Auto #36 Kenny nelson
2001 Royal Rookies Futures Auto #38 J.J. Putz
2001 Royal Rookies Futures Auto #39 Scot Shields


2000


2000 Topps Stars #22 Jay Bell
2000 Topps Stars #118 Jack Cust
2000 Topps Stars #169 Randy Johnson Spotlight
2000 Topps Stars #198 Corey Myers Spotlight

2000 Upper Deck Yankee Legends #52 Babe Ruth MN
2000 Upper Deck Yankee Legends #53 Lou Gehrig MN
2000 Upper Deck Yankee Legends #54 Joe DiMaggio MN
2000 Upper Deck Yankee Legends #55 Mickey Mantle MN
2000 Upper Deck Yankee Legends #58 Roger Maris MN
2000 Upper Deck Yankee Legends #61 Whitey Ford MN
2000 Upper Deck Yankee Legends #62 Don Mattingly MN
2000 Upper Deck Yankee Legends #65 Reggie Jackson MN

1999



1999 Topps Hall of Fame Collection #HOF 1 Mike Schmidt
1999 Topps Hall of Fame Collection #HOF 2 Brooks Robinson
1999 Topps Hall of Fame Collection #HOF 7 Ernie Banks
1999 Topps Hall of Fame Collection #HOF 8 Whitey Ford
1999 Topps Hall of Fame Collection #HOF 9 Bob Feller

1998

1998 Fleer Metal Universe #126 Jay Bell


1998 Sports Illustrated World Series Fever #4 Chicago AL COVER
1998 Sports Illustrated World Series Fever #5 W.S. Preview COVER
1998 Sports Illustrated World Series Fever #28 Bobby Richardson MM


1995


1995 Score #560 Wade Boggs (Hitters Inc.)

1995 Score #572 Moises Alou (Hitters Inc.)

1993

1993 Score #502 Edgar Martinez AS

1993 Score #503 Omar Vizquel AS
1993 Score #504 Ken Griffey Jr. AS
1993 Score #506 Joe Carter AS
1993 Score #508 Jack Morris AS
1993 Score #509 Dennis Eckersley AS
1993 Score #511 Roberto Alomar AS
1993 Score #523 Barry Bonds AS
1993 Score #524 Andy Van Slyke AS
1993 Score #527 Greg Maddux AS
1993 Score #528 Fred McGriff AS
1993 Score #529 Lee Smith AS


1992

1992 Donruss Bonus Card # BC1 Cal Ripken Jr. MVP

1992 Donruss Bonus Card # BC7 Colorado Rockies
1992 Donruss Bonus Card # BC7 Florida Marlins

1992 Score #431 Cecil Fielder AS
1992 Score #432 Julio Franco AS
1992 Score #434 Wade Boggs AS
1992 Score #435 Joe Carter AS
1992 Score #436 Ken Griffey Jr. AS
1992 Score #437 Ruben Sierra AS
1992 Score #438 Scott Erickson AS
1992 Score #439 Tom Henke AS
1992 Score #440 Terry Steinbach AS

1992 Ultra Tony Gwynn #1
1992 Ultra Tony Gwynn #2
1992 Ultra Tony Gwynn #3
1992 Ultra Tony Gwynn #4
1992 Ultra Tony Gwynn #5
1992 Ultra Tony Gwynn #S1
1992 Ultra Tony Gwynn #S2


1991

1991 Score #394 Ozzie Guillen AS

1991 Score #395 Cecil Fielder AS
1991 Score #396 Ken Griffey Jr. AS
1991 Score #399 Roger Clemens AS
1991 Score #401 Bobby Thigpen AS


1990


1990 Post #1 Don Mattingly
1990 Post #3 Kirby Puckett
1990 Post #4 George Brett
1990 Post #6 Ozzie Smith
1990 Post #7 Will Clark
1990 Post #11 Nolan Ryan
1990 Post #13 Jim Abbott
1990 Post #14 Bo Jackson
1990 Post #15 Kevin Mitchell
1990 Post #17 Wade Boggs
1990 Post #18 Dale Murphy
1990 Post #19 Mark Grace
1990 Post #20 Mike Scott
1990 Post #22 Pedro Guerrero
1990 Post #23 Ken Griffey, Jr.
1990 Post #24 Eric Davis
1990 Post #27 Von Hayes
1990 Post #30 Joe Carter

1989
1989 Topps Traded #3T Kent Anderson
1989 Topps Traded #15T Kevin Brown
1989 Topps Traded #17T Chuck Cary
1989 Topps Traded #48T Rickey Henderson
1989 Topps Traded #57T Randy Johnson
1989 Topps Traded #89T Greg Olson
1989 Topps Traded #104T Kenny Rogers
1989 Topps Traded #110T Deion Sanders
1989 Topps Traded #113T Dwight Smith
1989 Topps Traded #132T Checklist

Tuesday, July 17, 2018

2018 All-Star Game

Yesterday was the Home Run Derby and today is the All-Star game. This is my favorite part of the baseball season. I know many of you probably despise both, but I love it. As a kid growing up without cable, in a market that did not yet have an MLB team, I rarely got to see baseball games on tv, but the All-Star game allowed me to see all of the best players all at once. It was always a special occasion. I would usually get my mom to make hot dogs or nachos, or both and invited a couple of friends over to watch the game. I loved it then and I still love it today.

Paul Goldschmidt had me worried earlier this season when he was batting about .200, but he went on a tear in June and was named to the All-Star team as a reserve. Yesterday it was announced that he will start as the DH for the N.L. squad. I couldn't be happier.

This will be Goldschmidt's 6 consecutive appearance in the mid-summer classic and the most for any Diamondback player. Here is a look at Paul previous All-Star Stitches cards. I will most certainly be picking up his 2018 card.






I'm going to predict an N.L. victory by a score of 6-3 with Goldschmidt being named the MVP after going 2-2 with a home run and a double. What's your prediction?

Monday, July 16, 2018

Stadium Club, Murphy, and Mormons

2018 Stadium Club has been out a few weeks now. I haven't bought any boxes or packs. I've picked up two insert cards from the release on ebay, but one of them I just bought yesterday so I'll wait until I get that one in to post about them.

Stadium Club is well known for it's great photography. It really does have some great images. One such is this 2015 Stadium Club card featuring Dale Murphy.


I picked this card up as part of a dime sale ran on Twitter by former blogger Play at the Plate. He hasn't posted on his blog in almost two years, but he's active on Twitter.

Murphy is a guy that I collect passively. Meaning, when I see his cards in a dime box I'll typically grab them, but I don't do ebay searches for him.

I've always liked Murphy. Don Mattingly and Dale Murphy were my two favorite players when I was really little. One reason I've been drawn to Murphy is because I'm a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, commonly referred to as Mormons. Dale Murphy is also a Mormon. I have a binder titled Mormon Athletes and Murphy is in the binder along with Danny Ainge, Wally Joyner, Bryce Harper, Shawn Bradley, Steve Young and a few others.

Sunday, July 15, 2018

The Topps Denny's Han Solo Set

I have fond memories from my youth of the restaurant Denny's offering baseball cards with their meals. They ran this promotion from 1991 - 1997. I have several of the sets and singles from others. Eventually I will have them all.

It's been 20 years since Denny's has done a trading card promotion so when I saw that Denny's was teaming up with Topps and Star Wars to offer Han Solo trading cards I was intrigued. The promotion ran for about two months and ended in June. I only made it to Denny's once during that time. To get a pack of two cards you needed to make a $3 donation to No Kid Hungry. I donated the $3 and the cashier gave me two packs. It might have been because the service wasn't very good or because the promotion was almost over. Maybe it was some other reason, I don't know. Anyways I got 4 cards. I went back a few days later, but I was unaware promotion had ended so when I tried to get another pack of cards I got denied.

So I turned to ebay and picked up a complete set of 12 cards for about $10. The cards came wrapped in paper with all four corners exposed, but luckily they arrived safely. The seller even included two unopened packs.

Here's a look at the cards.







The backs of these six cards fit together to form a larger picture.









Anyone else collect these? If you need any cards for your set, let me know and I'll see if I can help you out.

I hope this was a success and Denny's and Topps might partner together on baseball card projects in the near future.

Tuesday, July 10, 2018

2005 Prime Patches Major League Materials Steve Finley Checklist


Card Title Serial Numbering Have/Need
Major League Materials Autograph
X
Major League Materials Autograph Bat

Major League Materials Autograph Double Patch SN5
Major League Materials Autograph Double Swatch SN25
Major League Materials Autograph Double Swatch Prime SN5
Major League Materials Autograph Jersey SN81 X
Major League Materials Autograph Name Plate Patch SN25 X
Major League Materials Autograph Number Patch SN25 X
Major League Materials Autograph Quad Patch SN5
Major League Materials Autograph Quad Swatch SN100 X
Major League Materials Autograph Quad Swatch Prime SN5
Major League Materials Autograph Sleeve Patch SN8
Major League Materials Autograph Team Logo Patch SN40 X
Major League Materials Autograph Triple Patch SN5
Major League Materials Autograph Triple Swatch SN50 X
Major League Materials Autograph Triple Swatch Prime SN5 X
Major League Materials Bat

Major League Materials Button SN12 X
Major League Materials Double Patch SN1
Major League Materials Double Swatch SN150 X
Major League Materials Double Swatch Prime SN1 X
Major League Materials Jersey SN1
Major League Materials Jumbo Swatch SN261 X
Major League Materials Jumbo Swatch Prime SN9 X
Major League Materials Laundry Tag SN10 X
Major League Materials MLB Logo SN1
Major League Materials Name Plate Patch SN2
Major League Materials Number Patch SN8
Major League Materials Quad Patch SN1
Major League Materials Quad Swatch SN107 X
Major League Materials Quad Swatch Prime SN25 X
Major League Materials Sleeve Patch

Major League Materials Team Logo Patch SN14 X
Major League Materials Triple Patch SN1
Major League Materials Triple Swatch SN55 X
Major League Materials Triple Swatch Prime SN5 X