Monday, May 21, 2018

2018 Donruss

I don't buy many packs or boxes but I enjoy digging through dime boxes, or sometimes 15/$1 boxes for cards to represent various sets.

Here are 8 cards I picked up this past week from the 2018 Donruss set.

Diamond Kings and Rated Rookies are pretty standard for Donruss, so I included one of each. Lots of different parallels in this set, so I included two different ones, a nickname and a sepia. Also included one of the 84 Donruss cards (Andrew McCutchen) and a Rookie Stars card featuring Frazier and Judge.

Friday, May 18, 2018

Reggie Jackson

Today is Mr. October's birthday. Someday I'll own a 1969 Topps Reggie Jackson rookie card. It will go in a magnetic card holder. The rest of his base Topps cards will fill these first two pages.

Next up are the rest of the Reggie Jackson cards I own. Every time I fill up another page I'll add it to this post. 

Mmmm....Doughnuts #8

Another dozen doughnut cards.

What are some of your mini collections?

Monday, May 14, 2018

The Sandlot

A week or so ago I read Fuji's post about the 25th Anniversary edition of the movie The Sandlot and I quickly found a copy on Amazon and made the purchase. A couple days later I had my copy in hand. 

Fuji showed off the cards already, but they are too cool not to show off again.

I love everything about the set, but I do have some questions. Why a 10 card set? 9 cards fits perfectly on one page. 10 cards, ugh. I'd rather them have done an 18 card set. 

So how about the extra 8 cards?  Well, I don't think there would have been any complaints if the other 8 cards all featured Wendy Peffercorn. But let's say that she only gets one. You could also have a card featuring Mr. Mertle, Mom, Bill, the Babe Ruth autographed baseball, Babe Ruth (from Benny's dream), the Police Chief, and the movie cover. Done.

I'm also curious as to how they came up with the order for the set. I would have probably done it alphabetically. They sort of went by position. First base, second base, third base, shortstop, left field, center field, and then catcher, pitcher, mascot, right field.

I already own the movie so did anyone else pick up the 25th anniversary copy just for the cards?

Sunday, May 13, 2018

Bryce Harper

I have a very modest Bryce Harper collection. Most of his stuff is out of my price range with all of my other collecting interests, but if I happen to pull a Harper card or come across a card in a dime box I'll usually pick it up.

Friday, May 11, 2018

Mmmmm....Doughnuts #7

What's better than a doughnut (card)? How about a dozen doughnut (cards)?

Saturday, May 5, 2018

The Great Organizing of 2018!

When I wrote my blog post about What I Collect for the Blog Bat Around last month I realized that my collection is really unorganized.

I have over 50 different mini collections, a dozen or so player collections, and a ton of insert and subsets that I want to collect. In addition to my Topps Page-a-Year collection, I want to document every set with at least 8 cards. Yes, I said every set. Yes, that means every set ever made. Why? Because I love collecting baseball cards. The more the better! There's no time frame for the project and while I'll start with cards I already have, I'll become familiar with sets that I've never seen before.

Along with organizing, I'll be showing off my collection. I've already started with the Pro Visions sets and my "Chicks dig the long ball." mini collection.

I've got two 3,000 count boxes full of random baseball cards that I've purchased over the last few years mostly at card shops and card shows. Another 3,000 count box of Diamondbacks cards that needs to be sorted and organized. And three 1,600 count shoe boxes with random cards that need to be sorted.

I've never been a binder guy, but that's going to change. I want to be able to enjoy my collection by being able to easily view it and so binders are the way to go.

I'm also going to start documenting my wants and needs in order to help me focus and reduce purchasing doubles. Hopefully I'll be able to get some of my wants and needs through trades as well.

While I'll be posting about individual projects on a regular basis, I'll try to do a monthly recap on the overall organization process.

Chicks dig the long ball.

If you were around to watch the home run race in 1998 then you probably also remember this classic 1999 Nike commercial inspired by all the attention that Big Mac garnered during the summer of 98.

This commercial is fantastic and it has inspired me to start a "Chicks dig the long ball." collection which will feature cards of Greg Maddux and Tom Glavine as Braves that showcase them hitting, as long as they aren't bunting.

Here is what I have so far. Let me know if you know of any others. Thanks!

Greg Maddux

Tom Glavine

I realize this is a Mets card, but it does feature Glavine in a Braves uni standing outside the batting cage. so it works for me.