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Stuff about my collection
On Friday 03 July 2015: A one package one card day. Odd I had already grabbed the mail that was in my mailbox for the day. Most of it was bills or other such mail that doesn't need any immediate attention for the day. I guess my mail carrier was still doing his rounds of my building and hadn't done the packages yet. Knock on my door good thing it is one of those Holiday on Saturday so work off Friday. Anyway the package is from Ebay that had an estimated delivery for Monday the 6th. Wish the shipping stars could be marked "delivered earlier than estimated date". So lets see for... .99¢ + $2.54 shipping I have 2015 Topps Museum Baseball 30 Stephen Strasburg Nationals Green parallel #d 100/199 will go nicely with my regular base of this card.
On Wednesday 01 July 2015: I had a one envelope one card mailday. From Ebay for $24.99 + $3.00 shipping. Yeah I know the card was a bit expensive but I think worth it. a 1953 Sugar Daddy Comic Character Cards R757-2 #29 The Dragon Lady from Terry And The Pirates comic strip. A few weeks back I had gotten the other variant of this card the R757-1 variant for much cheaper. The first variant with the fill-in-the-blank for the name is slightly easier to find since it didn't have to be mutilated, this R757-2 variant the one with the coupon is sometimes difficult to find with the coupon intact and in such good shape as this one is in.
I plan on getting the rest of this set both variants eventually. 50 cards per set for a total of 100 cards. The dash one set I'll try to get unmarked and the dash two set I want with the coupon intact so both sets will take me a while to get. As usual I want to get it on the cheap.
On Tuesday 16 June 2015:
One package from Ebay BIN purchase $4.99 Free Shipping. Hardback book "Cardboard Gods" by Josh Wilker. A book about baseball card collecting. The Subtitle is "An All-American Tale Told Through Baseball Cards - With 1 Stick BUBBLE GUM. There is actually a page with a color scan of a piece of bubble bum.
Wednesday 17 June 2015:
one envelope day. Again an Ebay BIN purchase. $3.36 Free Shipping. 1986 Washington Redskins 50th Anniversay Pocket Schedule
On Monday 15 Jun 2015: A three package mailday.
Sportlots auction of 50 Orioles cards ranging from 2008 Bowman Baseball to 2014 Topps Heritage Baseball (1965 Design) The lot was .25¢ + $3.00 shipping. I won't do specifics since there are 50 cards but here is what the brands are:
2008 Bowman Baseball 1
2009 Topps Baseball (raw backs Target exclusive?) 4
2009 Upper Deck Baseball 9 (includes a dupe)
2010 Topps Bowman Platinum Baseball 7 (1 is a serial #d/999 thick parallel forget what they call it)
2010 Topps Baseball 1
2010 Topps Chrome Baseball 1
2011 Bowman Baseball 2
2012 Bowman Baseball 4
2012 Topps Baseball 1
2013 Topps Gypsy Queen Baseball 9
2014 Topps Baseball 4
2014 Topps Heritage Baseball: 1965 Design 7
Package 2: Ebay one Football Card .99¢ + $2.49 Shipping
2000 Fleer Greats of the Game Football 71 Billy Kilmer Redskins
Package 3: A beauty sniped from Ebay for $15.50 Free Shipping. Snatched with 20 seconds to go. I was actually expecting it to go for much more but my winning bid was the 8th bid (I think my first bid was #6) A sketch card Print #d/5
2015 by Artist Edward Vela Bryce Harper #3 Limited Edition Signed by artist. #d 5/5
I prefer real sketch cards but #d prints of some subjects are cool as well.
Now there was also a 1/5 sketch print of Frank Howard (with a nice red background but the image isn't as cool looking as the Harper for some reason, even though the red background is better than the multicolors on the Bryce. That is one thing I don't really like much about this artists choices is the backgrounds on many of the cards are too psychedelic in some cases) that I bid on with 45 seconds left with a high of $24.50 but I lost it in the last 10 seconds the winning bid #8 (again 8 bids) went for $26.75. Their max bid must have been much higher than that and one or two others were a little higher than my 24.5 bucks There is another of the Frank Howard # 2/5 I'm trying for...and bidding at the 10 second mark at $30.85 it GETS AWAY at $34.38. Oddly again 8 bids. Doesn't appear to be any shilling going on. Some might see my bids and think I am a shiller since I've been sniping the auctions. Sometimes sniping is the only way to win stuff. Looks like I won't be getting the Hondo from this artist. 3 more out there the seller who is also the artist will probably but the others up as he put these up. He does 5 print runs of each card and sells the five individually starting with 1/5 and working up to 5/5 it seems. Maybe I'll get one of the 3 remaining maybe not.
Saturday 13 June 2015: two bubble package two card day. Both Ebay purchases
.99¢ + $2.99 shipping:
1993 Pro Line Portraits Football Billy Kilmer Redskins
$4.00 + $2.54 shipping:
2015 Topps Museum Collection Baseball: Canvas Collection CCR-49 Bryce Harper Nationals
On Friday 12 Jun 2015: a two package mailday.
Package 1: Sportlots auction 2 Football cards .25¢ each + $3.50 shipping.
2013 Topps Future Legends Football FL-AM Alfred Morris Redskins
2006 Fleer Flair Showcase Football Autographics AU-JK Joe Klopfenstein Rams blue sharpie on-sticker auto
My goodies from a multi-sport group box break hosted by Chad Baker at TCZ. For Only $30 you got 3 picked teams from 3 sports Baseball, Basketball and Football. Then there were discounted teams for $5 after a certain date and the remaining teams were randomized. My 3 Chosen teams Nationals/Wizards/Redskins I got two discount teams Twins/Rams then was randomly assigned Blue Jays, Nuggets, Nets.
What? No Wizards?
2013-14 Panini Elite Basketball:
53 Deron Williams Nets
91 Andre Miller Nuggets
172 Andray Blatche Nets
198 Ty Lawson Nuggets
2003-04 Upper Deck Basketball: Labron's Diary
LJ8 Lebron James Cavaliers - Not sure why I got this one.
2015 Panini Donruss Baseball:
36 Rated Rookie Kennys Vargas Twins
89 Max Scherzer Nationals
118 Joe Mauer Twins
118 Joe Mauer Twins Hot Off The Press parallel
119 Brain Dozier Twins
120 Danny Santana Twins
121 Phil Hughes Twins
131 Josh Donaldson Blue Jays
172 Edwin Encarnacion Blue Jays
173 Jose Bautista Blue Jays
175 R.A. Dickey Blue Jays
176 Bryce Harper Nationals
177 Anthony Rendon Nationals
178 Jordan Zimmermann Nationals
180 Stephen Strasbrg Nationals
227 Josh Donaldson Blue Jays
Donruss Preferred Grand Stand:
5 Kirby Puckett Twins
7 Kennys Vargas Twins
10 Dalton Pompey RC Blue Jays
13 Michael Taylor RC Nationals
14 Daniel Norris RC Blue Jays
2013 Topps Tier One Baseball GU Relic Joe Mauer white with blue pinstripe #d 315/399
2014 Panini Abaslute Football:
24 Tavon Austin Rams
Gold Parallel 85 Andrew Luck Colts #d 17/25 - Not sure why I got this one.
2014 Panini Totally Certified Football:
95 Pierre Garcon Redskins
Rookie Roll Call: GU Relic RRC-TM Tre Mason RC Rams #d 086/100 all dark blue swatch
On Thursday 11 June 2015: Got a lone PWE from an unexpected source. A PWE from Jeff at 2x3 Heroes. Jeff packs his PWEs by putting the cards in plastic 3 pocket rows that were cut from 9 pocket plastic sheets. He puts 3 to 4 cards per pocket. This envelope had 3 cut rows, the postage was two forever stamps. The PWE survived it was pressed some but was not damaged.
Some days ago Jeff announced on his blog that he had some Hockey cards sorted by team ready to ship out in a thinning the herd type of cleaning and all you had to do was comment with your team. I noticed there was someone ahead of me who had claimed the Caps. I left a message about someone already claiming the Caps the only team I collect and Oh Well. I didn't think I would get anything... WRONG. Either Jeff had a ton of Caps or he divided what he had up. Anyway most are common base that range in year from 1989-90 to 2014-15 there are 26 cards all together ALL: "There are 26 cards."
1989-90 Topps Hockey: 146 Kevin Hatcher
1990-91 Topps Hockey: 353 Rod Langway
1990-91 Bowman Hockey: Hat Tricks 15 Dino Ciccarelli
1993-94 Upper Deck Hockey:140 Kevin Hatcher
1994-95 Upper Deck Hockey: 250 Rookie Star Jeff Nelson
1994-95 Pinnacle Hockey: 59 Dimitri Khristich
1994-95 Parkhurst Hockey: 251 Peter Bondra
1995-96 Upper Deck Hockey: 212 Rob Pearson
1995-96 Donruss Hockey:
12 Dale Hunter
19 Peter Bondra
1995-96 UD Collectors Choice Hockey You Crash the Game: Silver C13 Peter Bondra
1999-2000 Upper Deck MVP Hockey:
214 Adam Oates
1998-99 Upper Deck MVP Snipers S09 Peter Bondra
2000-01 Upper Deck Vintage Hockey: 364 Peter Bondra
2007-08 Fleer Ultra Hockey: 2 Alexander Semin
2008-09 Upper Deck NHL MVP: Alexander The GR8: A01 Alexander Ovechkin
2009-10 Upper Deck Hockey Series 2: 347 Michael Nylander
2009-10 Upper Deck Hockey: Ice 8 Nicklas Backstrom
2010-11 Upper Deck SP Authentic Hockey: 22 Mike Green
2011-12 Upper Deck Black Diamond Hockey: 91 Nicklas Backstrom
2012-13 O Pee Chee Hockey: 217 Joel Ward
2013-14 Panini Prime Hockey 97 Nicklas Backstrom #d 116/299
2013-14 Panini Score Hockey: Hot Rookies 733 Tom Wilson RC
2013-14 Upper Deck Series One Hockey: 51 Braden Hotlby
2014-15 Upper Deck Artifacts Hockey: 19 Mike Green
2014-15 Upper Deck MVP Hockey: 50 Jason Chimera
Got a little backed up these last few days so 3 packages in the last 3 days.
On Monday 08 Jun 2015:
Single padded envelope from a sale from the Cardboard Connections Forum I got some Warehouse 13 cards from Rittenhouse some Autos and some Artifact "Snag it, Bag it, Tag it"cards. The artifact cards were $2/per and the Autos $6/per. I got a total of 12 cards so the grand total was $48 not bad considering some dealers try selling any autos for a minimum of $50 sometimes. These usually start for lower but still a few try to rip-off even on these minor guest stars (except for Genelle who was a series regular and Mark Sheppard who is a slightly bigger guest star)
Season 1 Autos - Genelle Williams, Mark Sheppard
Season 2 Autos - Armin Shimerman, Jung-Yul Kim, Dillon Casey
Season 3 Autos - David Anders
Season 3 Snag,Bag,Tag - A29,A30,A31,A32,A36,A37
Tuesday 09 Jun 2015:
A single card sportlots 1-2-3 auction.
For .25¢ + $2.15 shipping
1959 Topps Football 63 L.G. Dupre B'More Colts major off-center to left more like an on the edge miscut.
Had to ding the seller (whom I have bought from before) in feedback because the card was in a card "saver" with regular tape across the opening. The card was unharmed and was in a penny sleeve but the tape AND "saver" are NO-NOs. I gave Neutral feedback and to paraphrase what I said (I forget the exact wording) - "Tape AND Card "Saver" with Vintage card = Big NO-NO"
Wednesday 10 June 2015: in PWE eeeehh OK. .25¢ + $3.25 (eeeeeehh high shipping for PWE sent with only $1.20 UGH)
Nine 1975 Topps Baseball
417 Skip Lockwood Angels
464 World Series 1974 Game 4
486 Ray Fosse A's
535 Gene Tenace A's
537 Tommy Harper Red Sox
563 Wilbur Howard Astros
592 Balor Moore Expos
647 Claudell Washington A's
648 Dave Pagan Yankees
Extra 1975 Topps Baseball card: 351 Bob Boone Phillies
1990 Upper Deck Baseball:
2 Randy Nosek Tigers
7 Von Hayes Phillies Checklist
98 Kevin Ritz RC Tigers
2000 Fleer Baseball Changing Places 443 Billy Koch A's
On Friday 05 Jun 2015: I got two small packages. Both from Ebay purchases/auctions
A lone card Non-Sport sweetie for $9.95 + $3.20 Shipping. A single nice condition 1953 R757-1 Comic Character Card "Sugar Daddy" series 29 The Dragon Lady from Terry And The Pirates. This was from a set of 50 cards where there are blank boxes that the collector was to fill in the blanks identifying the character and then after collecting 25 cards mailing the correctly identified cards in to the candy maker they would get a GIANT sized Sugar Daddy "lollypop". There is an identical second "series" R757-2 that has a "coupon" on the bottom of the card (similar to the tabs on the Red Man Tobacco cards). The coupon was for a beanie or set of beanie buttons.
I plan on getting the coupon version of this card (there is one on Ebay for like $25 I'd like to try to find it cheaper and maybe try for some of the other cards in the set. First getting the characters I like. I have my eye on an Indian character from the first series.
Also from Ebay purchase price $3.99 Free Shipping. Two 1975-76 Topps Basketball Scratch-Off Game cards Unscratched. I have the Football and Hockey editions of this style of scratch-off card from Topps. I don't think they made a baseball version of these generic game cards. They did make some scratch off cards for Baseball in the 60s and early 70s but a different style.
The seller tossed in a BONUS card Also from 1975: Curtain Associates a McDonald's "We do it all for You Quiz" scratch off card unscratched. I don't recall seeing these things.
Two package day today Tuesday 02 June 2015: UGH at my postal carrier for cramming stuff into my mailbox. They would have fit OK not crammed but the book part was a little bent out of shape at first, with some bending the other way the paperbound book will survive. Good thing it wasn't mint to begin with but also good thing it wasn't damaged beyond repair or my satisfaction. Big Sigh. Back to the package contents.
The bent out of shape book I got from Ebay for $9.19 w/Free Shipping. As stated it is a softbound book "paperback" if you will, except larger than standard pocket sized paperback novels. It is 5.5 x 8.5 Mint Condition subtitled "How Baseball Cards became a American Obsession" by Dave Jamieson I've seen a couple of card bloggers give it high marks and Kudos.
Next package was my goodies from a Baseball Group Box Break from TCZ by Ken aka: pwolantern. My bought homie team is my standard Nationals and I bought the Twins at a discount.
2015 Topps Gypsy Queen Baseball
12 Jordan Zimmermann Nats
42 Kennys Vargas Twins
51 Anthony Rendon Nats
56 Vladimir Guerrero Expos (Ah it's good to have the Nats sometimes)
76 Gio Gonzalez Nats
93 Max Scherzer Nats (Pitching a good game tonight 2nd of a doubleheader)
152 Rod Carew Twins
173 Jayson Werth Nats
178 Ryan Zimmerman Nats
227 Tanner Roark Nats
251 Ervin Santana Twins
287 Brian Dozier Twins
Glove Stories GS-14 Aaron Hicks Twins
Walk-Off Winners GWO-15 Bryce Harper Nats
Mini 12 Jordan Zimmermann Nats
2015 Panini Diamond Kings Baseball
34 Danny Santana Twins
85 Kirby Puckett Twins
100 Max Scherzer Nats
168 Kennys Vargas Twins
HOF Sluggers 3 Harmon Killebrew Twins (A VERY good reason to get the Twins/Senators 1.0)
2015 Topps Museum Collection Baseball
30 Stephen Strasburg Nats
57 Michael Taylor Nats