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entry May 20 2015, 09:01 PM
On 20 May 2015: From Ebay I got one lone package large book/magazine sized plastic bubble mailer. Single item $8.95 + Free Shipping 1990 The Official Baseball Hall of Fame Sticker Book of Records by Bob Carroll and Jim Trusilo Simon and Schuster 96 page sticker activity book with 100 stickers of HOFers, Record breakers and some significant contemporary players from late 1980s. Includes the Frank Howard sticker I had gotten back in April (on 24th) that was previously unknown origins.

entry May 16 2015, 01:29 PM
Saturday 16 May 2015:
2 package day (1 bubble mailer, 1 small VHS sized priority box)

Package 1:
The Box first I'm not going to detail it cause it is over 100 cards Baseball mostly a mix of early 1990s to 2012 approx. It was from let me double check quickly... Yes the name on the inner package told me and double checking stuff online it is from a trade over at Zistle. The guy is in the process of moving so he wanted to get the stuff out quickly. This is a trade I had declined at first because I didn't think I had all the stuff that was listed for my end. Turns out I think I do have most of it. I can wait a little on it cause of his move and because he isn't worried about it. My sending end is a lot smaller only 20 or so cards from around early to mid 80s. They were in team bags 4 bags total filled. Each bag was bookend with one of those advertisement giveaway things from 1988 Topps for the Glossy All-Star Mail in and a contest entry for "Spring Fever Baseball" win a trip to spring training.

Package 2: Bubble Mailer
2 cards from Sportlots same seller two auctions a few days apart. Prices were same: .25 + $2.75 shipping. The seller had delayed on shipping with the first card he said cause something unexpected came up and he couldn't send out. Shipping charges unfortunately were separate since the purchases were the auction style and I think about a week between them.
1981 Topps Baseball: 229 Rollie Fingers Padres - Could have sworn I already had this card but my lists didn't show it and it wasn't in with my other 81 Topps.
2002 Upper Deck Basketball: 403 Michael Jordan Wizards - Yes in Wizards Uniform. His comeback. I am always on the lookout for Jordan Wizards cards.

entry May 15 2015, 09:38 PM
Friday 15 May 2015: 3 packages and a box.

Da Box:
OK first let me get the big thing out of the way. I won't go into specifics since it was a Medium Flat Rate Priority Mail Box filled with Football cards from a sportlots auction purchase For $8.50 + $14.00 shipping the box was filled with Football mostly from late 1990s to around 2012. There were a handful of 1975 Topps and some 1992 Topps as well. Trade fodder and some Random Acts of Cardness Giveaway fodder.

Package 1:
Single sportlots card .25¢ + $2.50 shipping
1953 Topps World on Wheels 113 Oldsmobile Coach 1905

Package 2:
Sportlots auction 6 cards (+ 6 bonus cards) .25¢ + $2.99 shipping
1971 Topps Football Game Insert:
4 Mike Curtis Colts
23 Jerry LaVias Oilers
39 Daryle Lamonica Raiders
41 Tom Woodshick Eagles
42 Harold Jackson Eagles
52 Larry Brown Redskins

BONUS CARDS:
2013 Panini HRX Football: 6 Marquise Goodwin RC Bills
2000 Upper Deck Football: 68 Brian Griese Broncos
1985 Topps Football: 140 Roy Green Cardinals
1990 Pro Set Football: MVP Collectible: 21 Phil Simms Giants
1978 Topps Football: 112 Greg Latta Bears
2005 Toops Draft Picks & Prospects Football: 150 Carnell "Cadillac" Williams RC Auburn Tigers (Buccaneers/Rams)

Package 3:
From Ebay $5.99 + $5.00 Shipping
2013 Washington Nationals Media Guide Yep this is the media guide that followed the Nats first NL Eastern Division Champions Season. It has all the stats and the roster for the winning 2012 Season.

entry May 14 2015, 08:05 PM
On Thursday 14 May 2015: I only got two PWEs/small packages. An Ebay Auction and a Sportlots Auction. First the Sportlots because it was Football and I thought I just had baseball stuff here.

Package 1: PWE
Sportlots 3 Football cards .75 + $2.79 shipping
1959 Topps Football:
79 Jerry Norton Eagles - HEY NORRRTON!
174 Jess Richardson Eagles
175 Sam Baker Redskins - Off Center on left edge misscut.

Package 2: PWE taped and folded over some.
21 cards $1.00 + $2.32 shipping.
Um the seller did a no-no cards were loose sandwiched between two toploaders that were taped together with clear package tape not painters tape no team bag Fortunately I didn't have any mishap. I'm sending the seller a message through "ask the seller a question". I'm in a good mood so I won't complain about it too much. I will point out it was a risky move.

Oh the cards: They were all Baseball Phillies from Topps:
(some are dupes for me some not)
1974 Topps Baseball:
174 Bill Robinson
198 Dave Cash
214 Billy Grabarkewitz
255 Larry Bowa
313 Barry Lersch
342 Jim Lonborg
419 Wayne Twitchell
492 Mike Rogodzinski
642 Terryy Harmon

1976 Topps Baseball
14 Gene Garber
38 Garry Maddox
91 Tom Hutton
114 Jay Johnstone
223 Ollie Brown
247 Terry Harmon
271 Jim Lonborg
407 Tom Underwood
527 Mike Anderson
543 Wayne Twitchell
565 Tug McGraw
624 Tony Taylor

entry May 12 2015, 11:19 PM
On Tuesday 12 May 2015: Another 3 package mailday all three from Ebay.

Package 1:
4 cards $5.99 + $2.32 shipping all in good/very good condition
1956 Topps Baseball:
4 Carlos Paula Nationals
49 Pedro Ramos Nationals (a duplicate for me another Pinholed Pedro this time time pinhole is at the top center edge)
51 Ernie Oravetz Nationals - He looks a lot like Brian Dietzen who plays Jimmy Palmer the MEs assistant on NCIS.
75 Roy Sievers Nationals

Package 2:
one card $1.25 + $2.50 Shipping
2010 Topps Opening Day Baseball: 80 Nick Johnson Marlins Blue #d 0991/2010 - Silly me I already had this card. Wasn't sure so I decided to get it. That is what happens when you watch a card for a very long time on Ebay.

Package 3:
2 cards $1.50 + $1.00 Shipping
1954 Topps World On Wheels:
3 Connaught British Sports Car
4 Buick Toy Tonneau 1910

The seller put in a couple of post cards as a BONUS. I'll have to research them one looks to be a little newer the image looks sort of 30s/40s art deco type but has a zip code and a phone number with an area code so it is more modern. It is for the Hotel Carter in NYC. The other one is from when mailing cost of post cards were just .01¢ for domestic, Canada, Great Britain and Germany 02¢ for Foreign (Great Britain and Germany weren't Foreign then?) It shows the Trinity Building and Broadway.It has a crease across it. Made by the Success Postal Card Co. Publishers NY - card no. 1037 or maybe 1637


entry May 12 2015, 10:58 PM
On Monday 11 May 2015: I had a very nice 3 package day.

Package 1:
All the way from Canada eh? From a member over at the Trading Card Database known by Drowzee Insomniac. He sent some cards my way and in return in his words "Nothing. I am trying to pass these cards on to someone who wants them." There were 10 cards total from the 1992 Impel U.S. Olympic Hopefuls:
1 Jay Barrs Archery
8 Charles Barkley Men's Basketball
13 Karl Malone Men's Basketball
50 KimZmeskal Gymnastics
58 Stephane Maxwell-Pierson Rowing
62 Robert Foth Shooting
73 David Wharton Swimming
83 Mary Joe Fernandez Tennis
96 Jeff Campbell Water Polo
104 Matt Ghaffari Wrestling

Package 2:
a single card Ebay purchase .99¢ + $2.19 shipping
2005 NFL Legends Football 37 Billy Kilmer Redskins Yeah you don't see many Kilmer cards.

Package 3: Probably the best of the bunch.
A single card from an Ebay purchase for just $8.00 Free Shipping
2015 ACEO Sketch Print by artist Anthony Douglas a Bryce Harper Nationals portrait print #d 9/25 signed on the back by the artist in pencil I think. Amazing image I will have to scan when I can and post all over the place here and on my Curly W Blog

 | Category: Baseball
entry May 9 2015, 09:25 PM
On Saturday 09 May 2015: a single package day one card from Ebay $2.10 + $2.32 Shipping
2005 Upper Deck Reflections Baseball: Future Reflections: base
223 Ryan Zimmerman Nationals. The gold foiling on the "Future Reflections" text either didn't get printed properly or has faded in its 10 years of existence. Yeah so I'll probably need to get another one. Personally this one looks like it should have been a "gold" parallel but I don't think they made them like that and it is not serial numbered like a parallel usually is.

 | Category: Baseball
entry May 9 2015, 09:05 PM
On Friday 08 May 2015: I got 3 packages 2 Sportlots purchases/auctions and 1 Ebay BIN purchase

Package 1: Lone Ebay Card but what a card. $1.56 + $1.40 shipping
2010 Topps Chrome Baseball: National Chicle: CC49 Ryan Zimmerman Expos #d 553/999 - To the best of my knowledge the Washington Nationals have yet to wear retro/throwback Expos Uniforms. So this is a pretty cool drawing of Z-Man

Package 2: 6 card lot from sportlots .25 + $2.35 shipping
1967 Topps Baseball
3 Duke Sims Indians
64 Fred Valentine Senators
118 Bernie Allen Senators
159 Bruce Howard White Sox
295 Sam McDowell Indians
381 Dick Schofield Dodgers

Package 3: 2 card lot Sportlots .25¢ each + $3.50 shipping
1956 Topps Baseball:
237 Jose Valdivielso Nationals
266 Don Ferrarese Orioles

entry May 7 2015, 09:48 PM
On Thursday 07 May 2015: I got 4 packages: 2 Ebay and 2 Sportlots

package 1:
Ebay 9 card lot $6.79 + $2.25 shipping I already had about half of these needed to have all. All are in very EX condition.
1971 Topps Football: Los Angeles Rams Team Set:
16 Bob Brown
44 Jack Snow
68 Ken Iman
94 Tom Mack AS
125 Merlin Olsen AS
181 Les Josephson
209 Deacon Jones AS slight misscut
230 Roman Gabriel
243 Kermit Alexander

package 2:
Sportlots 16 card lot (9 were in auction I think the rest were freebies .25¢ + $3.19 shipping.
1988 Topps Baseball:
195 Dan Quisenberry Royals
575 Don Sutton Angels
1989 Topps Baseball:
49 Craig Biggio Astros
189 Kevin Mitchell Giants
193 Sparky Anderson MGR Tigers
264 Rob Dibble Reds
282 Chris Carpenter Cardinals
340 Kirk Gibson Dodgers
369 Ken Caminiti Astros
395 Danny Jackson AS Reds
486 Jack McDowell White Sox
541 Cecil Fielder Blue Jays
567 David Wells Blue Jays
717 Jamie Moyer Cubs
774 Frank Robinson MGR Orioles
1989 Topps Baseball: Traded:
33T Felix Fermin Indians

Package 3:
1 card Sportlots $1.75 + $1.25 shipping
1968 Topps Baseball:
370 Hank Aaron AS Braves

Package 4:
1 Card Ebay purchase .99¢ + $2.71 shipping
2000 Fleer Greats of The Game Football
18 Sonny Jurgensen Redskins

 | Category: Baseball
entry May 6 2015, 10:13 PM
Wednesday 06 May 2015: I got a trio of packages well two were PWE types. 2 sportlots and 1 Ebay

Package 1:
two cards sportlots shipping was $2.84
1965 Topps Baseball: 390 Bill Freehan Tigers $2.25 chalk up another one lonely card for my Strive for '65 set build only about 390 more cards to go
1966 Topps Baseball: 200 Ed Mathews Braves .25¢ - Man what awful airbrushing on his hat logo.

Package 2:
1 card sportlots for my Curly W cards collection. .25¢ + $3.00 shipping 1959 Topps Baseball 124 Dan Dobbek Rookie Star Senators

Package 3:
Ebay one lone card but what a card $1.50 + .99¢ shipping
1974 Topps Baseball 55 Frank Robinson Angels - EX/NMT offcentering probably makes it less than EX for most people. Not terrible off centering but not a perfect card.

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