Thursday, April 24, 2014
As you can see, the card is amazing. It has part of one of the sleeve patches, likely the Maryland flag portion. The card scanned really nice, as well. It did set me back quite a bit, but I didn't care. The card is amazing and I'm glad I have it.
Thanks for spotting it for me Andrew.
Speaking of Andrew, he is having a contest over at his blog. Who doesn't want free cards? That's right, so head on over there and sign up. Maybe you'll get something cool for free from an awesome guy! You can find his blog right here.
Wednesday, April 23, 2014
Sonny Jackson must enjoy sharing his RC with Morgan. Jackson played in the majors in parts of 12 seasons but obviously never gained the star power that Morgan had.
So, I guess I wasn't kidding when I said that I was going to do a PC of Morgan's base cards. Ive got a few, now, and I think I will be adding some more soon. I know I love this RC and am really happy that I got it for as cheap as I did.
So, I think I had a productive trip to the Matthews shop. I hope that if any of you are in the Charlotte area, that you would go by and check it out. The folks who own/run it are amazing and you'll find some sweet deals!
Tuesday, April 22, 2014
Something else that caught my eye was that they had a great price for signed Larry Doby, JSA authenticated baseballs. So, I exceeded my budget and grabbed one, since this was substantially less than what I had been seeing online. I was happy to add it to my collection at Hall of Fame baseball #102.
Larry Doby (b. 1923 - d. 2003) played in the majors from 1947 to 1959 for the Indians, White Sox and Tigers). He was the first black player to play in the American League. He and Satchel Paige were the first black players to win a World Series when their Indians team won in 1948.
Doby, in his Major League career, had 1,515 hits, 253 home runs and an average of .283 over 13 seasons. He led the league in home runs twice with 32 in 1952 and 1954. He finished as high as second in the AL MVP voting (1954) and was an All Star in 7 seasons.
He was elected to the Hall of Fame by the Veterans Committee in 1998.
Monday, April 21, 2014
Anyway, Tim's son Carson is a huge Roberto Clemente fan and he was in love with a card I had posted as not for sale or trade on Instagram a few months ago. Well, everything has its price and the price for that Clemente (and a few other cards) was this 1969 Topps Mickey Mantle for my set. As you can see, the Mantle is almost flawless. It is slightly offcenter, but I'm ok with it.
This is Mantle's last regular issue Topps card and it is a High Number (I think, since it is card #500). I am happy to add it to my collection.
So, thanks for the epic trade, Tim, I really appreciate it. I know we will do some more trading soon.
Sunday, April 20, 2014
This one has patches from Manny Machado and Adam Jones and jersey relics from Kevin Gausman and Chris Davis. The card is numbered 33/99.
I know I've said it already, but I'll say it again, I love Museum Collection. I have two more of these cards I want to show, so keep on the lookout over the next few days. I have a ton of other stuff I want to show off, too, so I may mix other stuff in here and there.
Thanks for the deal, Adam, I hope we can trade again!
Thursday, April 17, 2014
Look no further than the patch next to Chris Davis. That, my friends, is a piece of the 2012 sleeve patch commemorating the 20th anniversary of Oriole Park at Camden Yards. Don't believe me? Take a look:
Just so you guys know, I have a few more of these patch cards coming and you know that each will be posted on here.
Wednesday, April 16, 2014
I wanted to pick it up because I had heard that in the past, Cavarretta had been a great TTM signer, but unfortunately, I missed the boat on getting him and he passed away before I could send a ball.
Cavarretta (b. 1916 - d. 2010) played in the majors from 1934 to 1955 for the Cubs and White Sox. He had 1,977 hits, 95 home runs and a lifetime batting average of .293.
He was the NL MVP in 1945 when he captured the NL batting title with an average of .355. His MVP award is (much like Marty Marion) is likely the product of wartime baseball, but I still think this is a great addition to my collection. Cavarretta did lead the Cubs to the World Series in 1945, which they lost to the Detroit Tigers (a team that I know a lot about, given my research on Virgil Trucks). Coincidentally, 1945 was the last time the Cubs have been to the World Series.