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Wednesday, April 30, 2014
Steve, the guy I traded with, even sent first and requested that I hold off on the trade until I got my card in. You couldn't ask for a better trade. I wish they could all be this way.
Tuesday, April 29, 2014
Monday, April 28, 2014
The '67 is in pretty good shape and I didn't spend a whole lot on it, so I'm happy.
Sunday, April 27, 2014
Thanks for the trade, Nick!
Friday, April 25, 2014
The card is numbered 4/99. I can't get enough of these cards and I can't sit here and tell you that if I saw another at that price, I wouldn't pick it up. These have definitely been great pickups for my Chris Davis PC. Let's just hope the Orioles sign him long-term and he can be an Oriole for a long time.
Thanks for the tip, Michael!
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.
Tuesday, April 15, 2014
Yastrzemski (b. 1939) played in the majors from 1961 to 1983, all for the Red Sox. He was the 1967 AL MVP when he captured the Triple Crown while batting .326 with 44 home runs and 121 RBIs. He had amazing career numbers as well, collecting 3,419 hits (8th all-time), 452 home runs (35th all-time), 1,844 RBIs (13th all-time) and a lifetime batting average of .285.
Yastrzemski was a 3-time AL Batting champ (1963 - .321; 1967 - .326 and 1968 - .301). His Triple Crown year was the only year that he led the league in RBIs and home runs. Something funny to note, although he had seasons where he hit 40, 40 and 44 home runs, he never had a season where he ended with a home run total in the 30's. Take away those three seasons of 40 or more homers, he only had 5 seasons where he hit 20 or more with totals of 20, 23, 21, 28 and 21 home runs.
Furthermore, in his Triple Crown year, not only did Yastrzemski take top honors in those categories, but he also led the league in runs scored, hits, OBP, slugging, OPS and total bases.
It is common knowledge that Yastrzemski never won a World Series. Though, it is no fault of his own when you look at his stats. In the two World Series in which he played (1967 and 1975) he batted .352 with 3 home runs and 9 RBIs in 14 games (this means both World Series went 7 games).
Yaztrzemski was elected to the Hall of Fame in 1989 (his first ballot) when he was named to 94.6% of the ballot.
Monday, April 14, 2014
In the package were 1 - 1959 Topps card; 3 - 1969 Topps cards and 4 - 2013 Topps Emerald parallels.
Thanks so much for the cards, I really appreciate it!
Sunday, April 13, 2014
Sadly, though, they are from the Wilmington area, so that 2 hours or so drive rules out any kind of trade day or anything like that. I'm really hoping I can organize something soon, because I would really love to do some more in person dealing, but I can't afford the table prices at the card shows.
Anyway, this card is SHARP! I paid $15 Paypal for it, and I know I probably could have gotten it maybe a hair cheaper, but I don't care. The card is really nice and now its mine! I can't believe how I didn't know about this one before now. I love the bold colors of it and don't look now, but its an 'on card' auto!
Saturday, April 12, 2014
Since we had met Morgan twice, and that he was really cool to us, I decided I wanted to do a kind of PC of him. Maybe not all of his inserts (for now at least), but I want his RC and definitely some relics and stuff. I also will probably get all of his Topps base cards as well.
I love this Triple Threads card. Again, thanks so much for the trade, Dana. This card is amazing!
Friday, April 11, 2014
I don't have a whole lot of Adam Jones autos or relics, so getting this card in my collection is huge.
Thanks so much for the card, Dana!
I picked up the box at my LCS and broke it here at the house over Skype with Andrew. I didn't get any huge hits and nothing for any PCs, but I had a good time busting it.
What I wasn't expecting was the contentious negotiations that followed when I posted some pics of the cards in various trade outlets. Look, I know someone want to get stuff for cheap, but it baffles me when someone gets downright rude when they don't agree with what I'm looking for in return. You can just say no and move on.
Thursday, April 10, 2014
The first card I just had to show off right away, this 2014 Topps Museum Collection quad relic of Adam Jones, Manny Machado, Chris Davis and Kevin Gausman.
Just look at the Davis patch. Wow. I'm at a loss for words. So, I'll just let you all bask in its glory and I'll close by thanking Dana once again. You, my friend, are AWESOME. Thanks!
Wednesday, April 9, 2014
In the package was a bunch of Orioles stuff that I needed for various PCs and two 2013 Topps Chrome cards that I needed for my set.
I really appreciate the cards, Andrew! Thanks so much!
Tuesday, April 8, 2014
So, that being said, these cards are up for sale or trade. Something comparable of the Orioles would be nice. If anyone is interested, please let me know!
Monday, April 7, 2014
I had gotten the Giambi card that I needed on Sunday when I got home from camping.
Kind of fitting that the last card I get for the set is the Jeter and he is retiring this year. I'm sure Drew has a special place for this one.
So, now, I need to finish 1994 and 1997 that I have started and I need to really hit 1995 hard so I can get caught up on the 1990s sets. These didn't take long, at all, so I know 1994, 1995 and 1997 can be had pretty soon.
Sunday, April 6, 2014
In the package, I got 10 cards I could use, and 5 others were too rough, like the John Roseboro, since it had a piece of tape on the bottom. I might flip the 5 I wont use to some other kids on Instagram in a small deal, or I may flip them to other bloggers, if there is any interest.
Saturday, April 5, 2014
The condition of this card is pretty good, considering I spent only $15 on it. Not too bad, I think. I don't like how they refer to him as "Bob" though and as far as I know, he didn't like it either. It seems almost disrespectful. I don't know.
Clemente was amazing and I'm glad I was able to get this one really cheap!
Friday, April 4, 2014
The Aaron is a major pickup, especially since I already have the Gibson RC and the Mantle. I'm slowly, but surely knocking these out, though. I counted today and after I post another card tomorrow and get in a trade from a really awesome guy on Instagram named Keton, I will need only 304 cards to complete the set. The toughest ones will be the All Stat cards, since they are stars (obviously) and high numbers. We're getting them moving though.
Thursday, April 3, 2014
I'm really happy I got this card. It looks amazing and is only the second 1935 National Chicle that I have. This card is going directly into a magnetic case inside a team bag.
Wednesday, April 2, 2014
Anyway, I have a yellow version of this card on the way in a trade with Weston, so I wanted to get the green knocked out as well and this one came along at a couple bucks, so I jumped on it.
I don't mind the green border nearly as much as others. It's not that bad. A pine green would probably have looked a little better, but this isn't all that bad.
Anyway, I'm off to prepare to watch the Orioles' second game of the season. So far (spring training included), I have been happy with their results.