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entry Jul 25 2015, 04:17 PM
OK so another weekend update of Maildays:

Monday 20 July 2015:
Package 1:
Saw my mailbox filled and overflowing. Half of my mailbox was filled by a long (800ct?) box O'Cards from a zistle member in Canada who needed to purge some late 80s early 90s Baseball. He noticed my wantlists from those sets were big and offered to send them with no commitment to send anything in return. I won't go into detail with what I got but the years/sets ranged from 1981 Topps to '93 Topps with some Score and Fleer in between. There might be some late 80s Donruss, nothing 90s Donruss that I recall.

Package 2:
Next some Ebay 6 cards one seller individual BIN at $4.00 each ($24.00 total) shipping originally $2.00 per card combined to only $4.52. The cards are NON-SPORT inserts from Dynamite Magazine. I'd have to research to see exactly which issue these were from. I already had 6 similar cards from another issue back in my childhood days so I knew these things existed, well actually there are 6 other cards I knew existed these I think I had missed. I plan on researching which issues all these came from and try to track down the issues in good shape (preferably still with the cards and hopefully the game page unmarked) Anyway this is 6 "Dynamite Sports Cards" that I had previously didn't know existed. They are parody cards No numbers but I probably could figure out how they were arranged in the magazine by their perforated edges (# in parenthesis). They were in a 2 column 3 row format.
So in Alphabetical order by "Player's" last name.
Roy Alpane Tennis Star (5)
Beulah Boola Cheerleader (1)
Carl Itquits Florida Lemons Baseball Manager (2)
Rocky Road Light Featherweight Boxer (4)
Olga Soakyahedd Olympic Gymnast (6)
Lou Zuhball Chattanooga Choo Choos Football (3)

Package 3:
This began as winning some Ebay auctions and then doing a custom order from the seller/artist since I liked the cards I won and he made an offer to do some custom cards. So the artist is Steve Burkett (abssketchcards on Ebay). The cards are a "Set" the three sketch cards I won from Auction plus the custom cards with the same design to make them a custom set. They were $10 each (the price I won 2 of the auctions for $9.99 the other auction was won at more $16.48) Shipping was originally $2.00 per card for the auctions but since I opted to have all cards shipped at the same time auction wins + additional customs Shipping total was $3.50. There are 11 sketch cards total. All of them are signed 1/1s with a signed COA back that mentions the date the sketch was made and signed again by the artist Stephen Burkett. The subject was the USA Women's World Cup Team. Each card is a headshot portrait of the individual player with the US flag as the background.
The first 3 the Auctions (1&2 the $9.99 and 3 was the $16.48 win)
Alex Morgan
Hope Solo
Carli Lloyd

The 8 Customs done over a period of 3 days ($10.00 each):
Tobin Heath
Lauren Holiday
Christine Rampone
Kelly O'Hara
Abby Wombach
Brandi Chastain (in her victory screaming pose head and shoulders)
Mia Hamm
Kristine Lilly

OK sure it was a big cost order, but all-in-all the artist is pretty good, not super great but good quality. He made them in color and at $10 a shot for a 1/1 sketch a good deal.

ON Wednesday 22 July 2015:
One Package:
An Ebay Auction. I have bought/won from this seller/artist before and also lost a couple of auctions. This is a single color sketch card win $10.38 + Free Shipping from sports sketch card artist Edward Vela who seems to only sell prints of the cards this is an "unlimited edition" (I had previously gotten a card that was a limited edition of #d/5 cards) So there is no knowing how many of these things he will eventually make/sell a sketch of Redskins legend Sammy Baugh. I have a Bryce Harper sketch from him (the #d/5). I tried for a second Harper sketch that I liked more than the one I have but lost I have also tried on three separate times on two different Frank Howard sketches but lost all of them. All the loses were at prices from at least $15 up to $31 or $32 top.

entry Jul 19 2015, 05:24 PM
OK so this is a major catchup post that includes two group breaks and a couple of Ebay purcases.

06 July 2015: standard bubble mailer Group break from TCC/TCZ host Shawn (sasports) Basketball Group the break was from several weeks before the shipping had been majorly delayed for several reasons. I had the Wizards plus draft team Rockets:

2012-13 Panini Brilliance Basketball
15 Leandro Barbosa Wizards (in Celtics Uni)
73 James Harden Rockets (2)
74 Jeremy Lin Rockets (2)
75 Omer Asik Rockets (2)
172 Francisco Garcia Rockets
197 Emeka Okafor Wizards
198 John Wall Wizards
224 Ralph Sampson Rockets
274 Terrence Jones Rockets
294 Bradley Beal Wizards (2)
Magic Numbers 13 Jeremy Lin Rockets
Spellbound 65 Jeremy Lin Rockets
Team Tomorrow 6 Bradley Beal Wizards

2013-14 Fleer Retro Basketball (Pros in College Unis)
5 Elvin Hayes Houston Cougars (Bullets)
1 Calbert Cheaney Indiana Hoosiers (Bullets/Wizards)
26 James Harden Arizona State Sun Devils (Rockets)
33 Hakeem Olajuwon Houston Cougars (Rockets)

2013-14 Panini Crusade Basketball
133 Vernon Maxwell Rockets
189 Martel Webster Wizards RED Parallel #d 309/349
Quest Memorabilia 86 Nate Robinson Nuggets All Red Swatch from his Bulls Days #d 085/299

08 July 2015: Standard bubble mailer from Abel (5toosweet) TCC Baseball Group Break. My Homies The Nationals with Twins at discount.

2015 Panini Prizm Baseball
26 Antony Rendon Nationals - Picture is odd as it looks like the Nats home whites but the trim, jersey number and his hat are dark blue/black instead of red.
36 Brian Dozier Twins
91 Jordan Zimmermann Nationals
Fresh Faces die-cut 11 Byron Buxton Twins

2015 Topps Gypsy Queen Baseball
12 Jordan Zimmerman Nationals
42 Kennys Vargas Twins
51 Anthony Rendon Nationals
66 Joe Mauer Twins
76 Gio Gonzalez Nationals
93 Max Scherzer Nationals
152 Rod Carew Twins
178 Ryan Zimmerman Nationals
223 Ian Desmond Nationals
251 Ervin Santana Twins
Pillars of the Community PC-BH Bryce Harper Nationals
Walk-Off Winners GWO-22 Jayson Werth Nationals
mini 287 Brian Dozier Twins

2015 Panini Diamond Kings Baseball
62 Harmon Killebrew Twins
127 Stephen Strasburg Nationals
168 Kennys Vargas Twins
174 Michael Taylor RC Nationals
182 Trevor May RC Twins

2015 Topps Finest Baseball
10 Joe Maher Twins
12 Michael Taylor RC Nationals
12 Michael Taylor RC Nationals Refractor - Regular refractor? Hate these things can't tell if it is the regular refractor or prizm refractor. It has little diamond shaped refracting things so it might be the more common prizm unless the prism is the less common UGH that is why I hate the subtle differences in parallels. Plus it is only at certain angles the refracting happens.
25 Stephen Strasburg Nationals another Refractor same kind as Taylor's.
56 Anthony Rendon Nationals
66 Phil Hughes Twins
"1995" Finest Retro 94F-19 Max Scerzer Nationals - If these things are the 1995 Finest Retro insert set then why number them with '94"? Mus be 1994 Retro.

Vintage Bonus Card: Abel knows I have been trying (somewhat in vain) to complete the 1965 Topps Baseball set so he sent a single card to help with that effort.
1965 Topps Baseball 433 John Bateman Houston Astros - If it weren't for the crease at the top along his forehead this card would be almost near mint to me.

11 July 2015: From Ebay single package forget if it was a PWE or a small cardboard mailer. If I recall the contents (a single vintage non-sport card) was well protected by a cardboard sandwich and was in a penny sleeve.
IN pursuit of my set build of the 1953 Sugar Daddy Comic Character Cards R757-1 (and -2 set) I got card #46 Indian Chief from the "Smitty" comic strip. The blanks are Unmarked of course as this is the way I am collecting this set. At first I was concerned that the card edges were TOO straight and it was "cut" but it seems to be the same size as my other card from this set. Oh the auction details it was a BIN purchase for $7.50 + $4.00 shipping.

Last package on 17 July 2015: from Ebay for $9.99 + $2.99 shipping I got a sealed deck of poker playing cards. They are simply called "Baseball Cards" and has a goofy cartoon image on front and back of box copyright 1989 Baseball Playing Cards, Inc box says "Standard Poker Sized Playing Cards wit four suits: Gloves, Bats, Balls, Bases" I can't wait to open up the package and check out this obviously for kids playing deck. I'll have to blog about it sometime on my regular blog.

 | Category: Baseball
entry Jul 3 2015, 02:34 PM
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.

 | Category: Non Sports
entry Jul 1 2015, 08:08 PM
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.

entry Jun 17 2015, 08:08 PM
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

entry Jun 15 2015, 09:00 PM
On Monday 15 Jun 2015: A three package mailday.

Package one:
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.

entry Jun 13 2015, 08:38 PM
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

entry Jun 12 2015, 07:30 PM
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

Package 2:
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.

The Cards:
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

 | Category: Hockey
entry Jun 11 2015, 07:59 PM
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

entry Jun 10 2015, 08:27 PM
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)

Quick list:
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"

Finally Today:
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

Other Extras:
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

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