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entry Today, 01:24 AM
For the fun of it today early very early in the morning Saturday 28 March 2015: I opened a pack of 2014 Topps Heritage Baseball: from one of those 20 pack fairfield boxes that Target carries. I didn't get anything special except a Homie Team card (sort of it's one of those league leaders cards that sometimes is not included in team sets) I am building the base set, like most of the Heritage sets.

There are 9 cards per pack:
I already placed the cards in numerical order so this is not the order pulled although the first card is still the same:

10 NL 2013 Pitching Leaders: Adam Wainwright Cardinals, Jordan Zimmermann Nationals, Clayton Kershaw Dodgers
59 Adam Lind Blue Jays
131 Joe Girardi Yankees MGR
172 Ivan Nova Yankees
176 J.B. Shuck Angels
313 Yonder Alonso Padres
328 Jeremy Hellickson Rays
370 Matt Kemp Dodgers
434 Pedro Alvarez Pirates

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entry Yesterday, 04:10 PM
On Friday 27 March 2015: I got one bubble package and 1 small 200ct box.

The Box was from a Sportlots order/auction of almost 200 1980 Topps Baseball I counted 193 the listing does say it was almost 200 but didn't give an exact count. It also said "Sorry no Rickey" I'm guessing that would be Mr. Henderson's RC. I think I have that one not 100% sure. Anyway the lot was $2.75 and shipping $7.99 (actual shipping was $5 something so eah.) I haven't done an exact inventory/cataloging but there are some doubles and possibly triples or more. Most are in pretty good almost NM shape if not NM a bit musty smelling though, I thought it was a smokey smell. OH well that will leave with time. I think it was mostly the cold weather that was making it smell.

The other package was from Ebay 3 auctions from the same seller individually the shipping was originally $2.00 each but combined shipping was only $2.50 I got them for .99&@162; each. 7 cards total 2 lots of 3 cards and one individual the individual card I'll list first

1961 Fleer Baseball Greats:
120 Nap Lajoie

3 card Cardinals lot:
1961 Topps Baseball:
438 Curt Flood Cardinals
1965 Topps Baseball:
100 Ken Boyer Cardinals
1969 Topps Baseball:
432 Bob Gibson AS Cardinals (puzzle back with Pete Rose face)

3 card 1962 Post Cereal Baseball Los Angeles Angels Lot:
OK this sort of makes me a little sad I didn't read the auction completely when I haphazardly bid on this. I didn't notice the comment about the conditions of the backs I'll note what is what on each card. **Sigh**

76 Eddie Yost - Back: All four corners have some paper pieces glued where the card had been glued in some sort of album
78 Abie Pearson - Back: Has writing on back in red marker ink? says "Lynn Ramseyer" either a boy named Lynn, which is possible but uncommon or this card had belonged to a girl. The latter might be the answer as the writing is sort of neat but still looks like it is from a child's hand.
79 Ken Hunt - Back: Same as the Yost card except maybe a little more of the plain white paper it was attached to.



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entry Yesterday, 03:44 AM
On Thursday 26 March 2015: I got three packages (1 small bubble mailer, 1 PWE and one large envelope/package). 2 were from sportlots purchases and 1 was an ebay)

Package 1: PWE two cards in card saver (no tape thankfully) in penny sleeves (again thankfully) shipping was a standard $2.00 sportlots high for a PWE **SIGH**
1958 Topps Baseball: 219 Camilo Pascual Senators .25
1968 Topps Baseball: 72 Tommy John White Sox .75

Package 2: bubble mailer 15 cards in team bag sandwiched between two nice cardboard pieces. The two cardboard pieces were the only things taped. An OK job. Sportlots auction purchase $5.50 + $2.25 shipping: 1970s Hostess Hand Cut cards. Some of them are very badly cut, but most are OK otherwise. The bad cuts remind me of when I had some of these cards, not sure if I had these exact players but my cutting skills as a kid were awful, left-handed trying to use regular scissors or trying to cut right-handed.

1975 Hostess Baseball:
136 Ken Henderson White Sox
137 Willie Montanez Phillies
138 Thurman Munson Yankees

1976 Hostess Baseball:
126 Larry Parrish Expos - Nicely cut, unfortunately the card number on the back was marked out with black magic marker and speared some. That is the type of thing I might have done as a kid.

1978 Hostess Baseball:
7 Tommy John Dodgers
8 Greg Luzinski Phillies
9 Enos Cabell Astros
10 Doug DeCinces Orioles
12 Ed Halicki Giants
16 Earl Williams A's
17 Glenn Abbott Mariners
18 Dan Ford Twins

1979 Hostess Baseball:
67 Rick Reuschel Cubs
68 George Brett Royals
69 Lou Piniella Yankees

Package 3: This last package is a work of art. Very strange packaging. I am definitely going to put it on my card blog with scans. First it was from an Ebay auction 1 card $4.99 + $2.32 shipping. OK first the card:
1961 Topps Baseball: 472 Yogi Berra Yankees MVP

Now the odd thing about the packaging: The envelope was 9" x 12" yellow clasp envelope. Super taped with clear shipping tape that I had to cut an opening at the top to get it open. Inside that a piece of cardboard (white sort of odd triangular piece not sure what it originally boxed). Next to that, I forget if it was taped or not, a clear ziplock plastic bag 6" x 11" has red lettering "AdoptaPlatoon www.adoptaplatoon.org" strange. Stranger still in the bag a paper bag that was folded and taped some. The paper bag from Burger King "Bags of Flavor" with hand scribbled "yogi berra" barely legible. Inside that a small plain white PWE (4x6) with one fold not sealed or taped surprisingly. Then the card safe in a toploader with penny sleeve.

I did leave possitive feedback because other than the strange overly excessive packaging it was a smooth transaction with safely delivered card. My feedback reads "Good Service. Strange packaging for one card but everything is good"

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entry Mar 25 2015, 12:00 AM
ON Tuesday 24 Mar 2015: I had a 2 Sportlots packages day: (OK one was a PWE the other small bubble mailer)

Package 1 PWE: One card .25¢ + $2.09 shipping - 1959 Topps Baseball 411 Whitey Lockman Orioles

Package 2 bubble mailer: .25¢ + $4.00 shipping 1971 Kellogg's Baseball 11 Jim Hickman Cubs - has a crack above the facsimile signature. No plastic loss, very little separation from card at edges of crack.

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entry Mar 21 2015, 03:24 PM
Pretty big Mailday Saturday 21 Mar 2015:

(as opened)
Envelope 1: PWE One card in a "cardsaver" wth plain paper protecting the outside. Not great protection but better than some and no annoying tape on cardsaver. Eba purchase $5.99 + $2.00 shipping 1965 Topps Baseball 415 Curt Flood Cardinals

Envelope 2: PWE 2 cards in toploaders tape on top ugh. Sportlots .25¢/each plus $3.00 shipping
1972 Topps Baseball 37 Carl Yastrzemski Red Sox
1974 Topps Baseball 350 Bob Gibson Cardinals

Envelope 3: PWE envelope sealed with extra clear shipping tape. One card toploader taped with clear shipping tape, UGH came off with no residue though good. From Ebay $4.50 Free Shipping 1965 Topps Baseball 200 Joe Torre Braves

Envelope 4: bubble mailer from Abel (5tooseet) at TCC. I had won a contest he held by shear luck of being the closest to the actual score without going over in a playoff or championship contest. The prize of my choosing from Ebay limited to $20. The price of this beauty was $19.99 with free shipping squeaking into the limit: 1952 Red Man Tobacco Baseball[/b] with Tab AL25 Eddie Yost Senators. Abel even included the business card of the seller, who provided the card in a postcard sized toploader that fits (It would be a sideloader for horizontal/landscaped postcards)

Envelope 5: Final package bubble mailer. From Sportlots for .25¢ plus $2.25 shipping one card 2010 Allen & Ginter's Baseball Mini A&G Back 107 Adam Dunn Nationals

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entry Mar 13 2015, 11:20 PM
on Friday 13 Mar 2015: I got the latest copy of Non-Sport Update Magazine w/ Bates Motel on the Cover. I also got 3 PWEs from Sportlots auctions.

PWE 1: One lot 2 Cards $1.25 + $1.59 shipping
2013 Topps Baseball
1 Bryce Harper Nationals base
1 Bryce Harper Nationals Emerald Glitter Variant

PWE 2: One card 25 + $2.00 shipping 2014 Panini Donruss Classics Baseball: Timeless Tributes: Gold 33 Eddie Murray Orioles #d 05/25

PWE 3: Envelope has a Jimmi Hendrix stamp cool. Two lots 4 cards total both lots 25 + $2.00 shipping
1965 Topps Baseball 127 Frank Lary Braves
1977 Topps Baseball
32 Checklist cards 1-132 UNMarked
451 Checklist cards 397-528 UNMarked
562 Checklist cards 529-660 UNMarked

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entry Mar 12 2015, 10:38 PM
On Thursday 12 Mar 2015: Got a lone package from Brian O'Neal of the Highly Subjective and Completely Arbitrary blog from his Group Break Trade. Payment is to send something in trade for his PC wants/needs. Now I need to send him some stuff from his needs/wants. I found out about the break from another blog The Card Papoy and saw my Homie team the Nationals/Expos were not claimed and surprisingly the Orioles/Browns weren't claimed so I snagged both teams. Most of the products were early 2000s and pre-2005 so it was mostly Expos.

Along with the boxes for the break he included some random homie team cardness and some 1988 Topps Baseball that helps me get closer to completing that set. Only about 63 cards to go. The package contained 47 cards from that set. I had a few of them but most of them I didn't.

First the extra Homie stuff:

2005 Donruss Team Heroes: 401 Ryan Church Nationals
2006 Fleer Ultra: 100 Jose Guillen Nationals
2007 Upper Deck Baseball: First Edition: 294 Nick Johnson Nationals
2014 Topps Allen & Ginters: Mini: A&G Back: 60 Ryan Zimmerman Nationals
2012 Topps Baseball: 1987 Mini: TM-84 Stephen Strasburg Nationals
2013 Topps Baseball: Chasing History: CH-67 Stephen Strasburg Nationals

Now from the Boxes of the break:114
2002 Topps Gallery Baseball:
44 Orlando Cabrera Expos
53 Javier Vazquez Expos
62 Vladimir Guerrero Expos
159 Ed Rogers Orioles
168 Valentino Pascucci Expos

2003 Topps Stadium Club:
27 Vladimir Guerrero Expos
39 Jose Vidro Expos
40 Orlando Cabrera Expos
102 Ed Rogers Orioles
Royal Gold variant 40 Orlando Cabrera Expos

1999 Fleer Ultra:
16 Brady Anderson Orioles
20 Vladimir Guerero Expos
83 Cal Ripken Jr. Orioles
96 Mike Mussina Orioles
105 Scott Erickson Orioles
114 Eric Davis Orioles
117 Rondell White Expos
123 Armando Benitez Orioles
143 Rafael Palmeiro Orioles
174 Dustin Hermanson Expos
213 Cal Ripken Jr. Checklist
Gold Medallion 117G Rondell White Expos

1996 Pinnacle Baseball:
11 Wil Cordero Expos
30 Bobby Bonilla Orioles
34 Mike Mussina Orioles
79 Pedro Martinez Expos
80 Harold Baines Orioles
91 Cliff Floyd Expos
111 Curtis Goodwin Orioles
120 Ben McDonald Orioles
136 Cal Ripken Jr. The Naturals Orioles
146 Rafael Palmeiro The Naturals Orioles
179 Jimmy Haynes Orioles
Starburst 63 Cal Ripken Jr. The Naturals Orioles

2002 Fleer Greats Baseball:
1 Cal Ripken Jr. Orioles
15 George Sisler Browns
18 Brooks Robinson Orioles (2)
35 Satchel Paige Browns (2)
39 Earl Weaver Orioles
76 Eddie Murray Orioles
77 Jim Palmer Orioles
Dueling Duos
28 DD Eddie Murray Orioles George Brett Royals
29 DD Cal Ripken Jr. Orioles George Brett Royals
Through The Years: Relic NNO Cal Ripken Jr. Orioles 1 all black jersey

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entry Mar 9 2015, 11:47 PM
On Monday 09 Mar 2015 I got: three packages 1 sportlots, 1 ebay and 1 group break

Sportlots package: 3 cards shipping was a bit high at $4.50 but each card was only 25¢ starting auction price:
1955 Topps Baseball:
13 Fred Marsh Orioles
48 Bob Kennedy Orioles

1956 Topps Baseball:
49 Pedro Ramos Nationals - front upper right corner has a crease/fold and a "pen" hole? (a pin hole that is more the size of a nail, on the back it almost makes the card number unreadable. also on the back there is a number next to Pedro's name looks like a fancy 12 but could be 19? Ah it is probably 12 for the number of wins he had in '56.

Ebay Package: 2 cards shipping was $4.50
2005 Upper Deck Reflections Baseball - Future Reflections Purple 223 Ryan Zimmerman Nationals 67/99 - $7.99 a bit steep but it is a 2005 R-Zimm wearing his rookie #25

2008 Donruss Threads Baseball Century Proof Gold 50 Frank Howard Senators 12/50 and here I thought for my rainbow I only needed the Auto. This was a cool find. $1.99 What a bargain.

TCZ Baseball Group Box Break package: host Ken aka: pwolantern. Of course I had my homies Nationals then draft and got some random base stuff from unclaimed teams (and I think one or two dupes from a claimed team)
2015 Topps Baseball:
23 Michael Bourn Indians
30 Tanner Roark Nationals Future Stars
96 Sergio Santos Blue Jays
109 Doug Fister Nationals (2)
132 Michael Taylor RC Nationals
137 Alcides Escobar Royals
154 Brandon Finnegan RC Royals
294 Eduardo Escobar Twins
219 Kennys Vargas Twins
237 Lucas Duda Mets
258 Kansas City Royals TC - I miss the days of a team photo team card
322 Phil Hughes Twins
332 Kyle Seager Mariners
345 Brandon Cumpton Pirates
348 Carlos Santana Indians (2)

2013 Topps Finest Baseball:
4 Ryan Howard Phillies
20 Stephen Strasburg Nationals
82 Oswaldo Arcia Twins

2014 Topps High Tek Baseball:
HT-RA Roberto Alomar Blue Jays aceate Not sure if there are any variations of the style I think there are like 20 of each player or some silly thing.

2014 Topps Museum Collection Baseball:
72 Bryce Harper Nationals

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entry Aug 3 2014, 03:15 AM
On Saturday 02 Aug 2014: I got my part of a trade I did over at Zistle. It was only my 2nd trade over there. I mainly use the site for tracking my collection. I still have more than a ton of my hoard to record over there.

1981 Donruss Baseball 323 Robin Yount Brewers
1980 Topps Baseball 320 Dennis Eckersley Red Sox
1987 Topps Baseball243 Whitey Herzog Cardinals

The biggie from the trade:
1974 Topps Baseball 331 All-Star Catchers: Carlton Fisk Red Sox and Johnny Bench Reds

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entry Aug 3 2014, 03:06 AM
On Friday 01 Aug 2014: One of two packages I got. I thought both were group break packages, well one was but this one was not. This one was my Secret Santa in July Package from TCZ from Santa Abel (5toosweet). Wow he read some of my wantlists forward and backward. First the newer stuff:

2013 Topps Triple Threads Baseball
98 Gio Gonzalez Nationals GREEN Parallel #d 040/250
TRIPLE THREAD RELICS: TTR-GG1 Gio Gonzalez Nationals all white "TEAM USA" #d 4/18
2011 (made in 2012?) Panini Limited Lumberjack 5 Ryan Zimmerman Nationals Bat Relic #d 134/299
2011 Topps Bowman Chrome ROOKIE AUTO: BCP164 Cutter Dykstra Nationals blue sharpie on card auto

The DYNAMITE! Stuff:
1965 Topps Baseball 17 Cards for STRIVE FOR '65 BABY! All in pretty excellent condition. Yay Super Santa Abel
34 Cal Koonce Cubs
41 White Sox Rookie Stars: Bruce Howard and Marv Staehle
63 Ty Cline Braves
67 Harvey Haddix Orioles
69 Bill Virdon Pirates
134 1964 World Series Game 3: Mantle's Clutch HR
174 Joe Jay Reds
175 Bob Aspromonte Astros
182 Mike De La Hoz Braves
183 Dave Nicholson White Sox
225 Bo Belinsky Phillies
238 Joe Moeller Dodgers
375 Dave Wikersham Tigers
379 Giants Team Card
471 Billy Hoeft Tigers
481 Indians Team Card
561 Dodgers Rookie Stars: Dennis Daboll, Mike Kekich, Jim LeFebvre, Hector Valle

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