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Entries in February 2014
 | Category: Baseball
entry Feb 28 2014, 12:38 AM
On Thursday 27 Feb 2014: I got a packed PWE from sportslot. I ordered some 1974 Topps Baseball to help with that set build. I concentrated on the Orioles, Expos and team cards. Plus I got the first few cards to help with my 1965 set build particularly my Senators team set from that year. Postage was $2.50 sportlots "budget" shipping (budget = PWE I guess some sellers only offer one shipping price) The envelope was 8 cards four 1965 Topps and four 1974 Topps. The '74s were all .18¢ each the '65s I'll mention their prices below.

1965 Topps Baseball (All Four Senators)
99 Gil Hodges MGR $1.00
148 Willie Kirkland .50¢
152 Phil Ortega .50¢
319 Ken McMullen .75¢ (has a couple of small pen marks on back bottom left.)

1974 Topps Baseball (All Four priced at .18¢)
94 Detroit Tigers Team Card
97 Bob Bailey Expos
560 Mike Cuellar Orioles
626 Pittsburgh Pirates Team Card

 | Category: Baseball
entry Feb 24 2014, 11:07 PM
On Monday 24 February 2014: I got a brick of a priority flat rate box from blogger Jeff at 2x3 Heroes aprox. 317 cards about half Nationals/Expos the other half Orioles and some Twins. Years ranged from about 1989 to 2013. The usual suspects of brands, Bowman, Topps, Donruss, Fleer, Pinnacle, Score, Upper Deck. Some Chromes some color variants including one or two gold versions.

 | Category: Baseball
entry Feb 23 2014, 12:58 AM
On Saturday 22 Feb 2014: I had a 3 package mailday (2 bubble mailers one small box) all from BINs at Ebay

package 1:
2013 Topps Heritage Baseball: News Flashback 10 card set $5 Free Shipping
Bonus Card: 2008 Topps Baseball: Updates & Highlights UH177 Emmanuel Burriss Giants

package 2:
2013 Topps Heritage Baseball: Memorable Moments 15 card set $9.99 Free Shipping
Bonus Card: 2012 Topps Heritage Baseball C3 Checklist Cards 180-282

package 3: small card box
1995 Stouffer's Legends of Baseball Pop-Up 5 card set: In original Individual packaging
1 Yogi Berra Yankees
2 Gary Carter Mets
3 Don Drysdale Dodgers
4 Bob Feller Indians
5 Willie Stargell Pirates
$8.99 + $2.00 shipping

 | Category: Baseball
entry Feb 21 2014, 10:52 PM
On Friday 21 Feb 2014: a two package day.

Got a package of some GUs I bought from Scottyb over at TCZ for $25 delivered:
Basketball (yes you read that right)
2013 Panini Crusade Basketball Majestic GU 53 Nene Wizards all red jumbo swatch
2008 Goudey Baseball: Memorabilia M-BR Brian Roberts Orioles all gray
2012 Allen & Gintters AGR-RZ Ryan Zimmerman Nationals all gray
2013 Gypsy Queen: Relics GQR-MMR Mike Morse Nationals all white (on the back there is a small torn paper damage on the bottom edge in the middle)

2013 Bowman Platinum: Cutting Edge Stars Die-Cut CES-SS Stephen Strasburg Nationals

2011 Topps Heritage: Minor Leagues GUB-BH Bryce Harper Harrisburg Senators GU Base grayish white base rubber - This is only my second GUB (Game Used Base) card. The other one my first is a 2003 Donruss Studio 4 Sammy Sosa Cubs all white

Next an Ebay order: 28 card set from Fritsch Cards $13.95 + $4.29 shipping
1998 - 1969 Washington Senators Team Reunion Official Card set Set contains players, coaches and Radio Announcers from SportsTalk 980 WTEM (now ESPN 980). I think this set is from the '69 Team's Reunion on Sunday 08 November, 1998. The set features artwork by Ronnie Joyner. The cards are only 2.5" x 2.7/8" similar to Goudey's Heads-Up series. There is no card maker name or date of issue on these. From the quick research I've done on the set they were originally available at the reunion breakfast only in uncut sheets
1. Bernie Allen
2. Hank Allen
3. Frank Bertaina
4. Dick Billings
5. Dick Bosman
6. Ed Brinkman
7. Johnny Holliday (annoucener now does the Preshow and Postshows for Nats games on MASN Network)
8. Joe Camacho
9. Casey Cox
10. Tim Cullen
11. Mike Epstein
12. Jim French
13. Jim Hannan
14. Ron Menchine (announcer)
15. Denny Higgins
16. Frank Howard
17. Sid Hudson
18. Bob Humphreys
19. Frank Kreutzer
20. Lee Maye
21. Shelby Whitfield (announcer)
22. Ken McMullen
23. Ed Stroud
24. Wayne Terwilliger
25. Del Unser
26. Fred Valentine
27. Ted Williams
28. Checklist card

entry Feb 20 2014, 08:02 PM
On Thursday 20 Feb 2014: I got 3 packages (well 2 packages and an envelope a greeting card type)

Package 1:
First Lets see I'll do My fave of the 3 main attractions:
2008 Donruss Threads: Silver Parallel 50 Frank Howard Senators #d 033/100 (his Jersey Number from 1969 to his retirement) $1.99 + $1.99 Shipping

Package 2: (the greeting card envelope)
Tobacco Vintage Baby! 1954 Red Man Tobacco All-Star Baseball AL18 Bob Porterfield Senators W/ Tab $10 Free Shipping

Package 3:
2010 Topps Baseball "Factory Set" Red Parallel 181 Nick Johnson Marlins #d 214/299 $4.99 + $2.50 Shipping
Plus some bonus cards: Football. Football? UM OK
1993 Topps Football
34 Tom Carter Draft Pick Redskins
35 Jeff George Colts
36 Larry Centers Cardinals
37 Reggie Cobb Buccaneers
41 Haywood Jeffires Oilers
42 Alfred Williams Bengals
43 Aaron Wallace Raiders

 | Category: Baseball
entry Feb 19 2014, 12:16 AM
On Tuesday 18 Feb 2014: I had a two bubble package mailday.

The first from Abel's Jan/Feb Group Box Break on TCC my chosen teams Nationals and Orioles, plus I got some random base from unclaimed teams. NO hits just base and a few inserts:

2013 Bowman Sterling Baseball: 40 Henry Urrutia RC Orioles
2014 Topps Baseball (Series 1):
17 Todd Helton Rockies
24 Furture Stars Manny Machado Orioles
29 AL 2013 Home Run Leaders: Chris Davis Orioles, Miguel Cabrera Tigers, Edwin Encarnacion Blue Jays
47 Chris Davis Orioles Highlights w/Checklist
61 Nick Markakis Orioles
100 Bryce Harper Nationals
107 Jordan Zimmerman Nationals
118 Ian Desmond Nationals
138 Wei-Yin Chen Orioles
141 Chris Tillman Orioles
158 Nate McLouth Orioles
189 Adam LaRoche Nationals
190 Kevin Gausman Orioles
228 Jayson Werth Nationals
233 Rafael Soriano Nationals
245 Ross Detwiler Nationals
275 Nolan Arenado Rockies
280 Everth Cabrera Padres
The Future is Now:
FN-23 Manny Machado Orioles
FN-24 Manny Machado Orioles
Upper Class
UC-19 Troy Tulowitzki Rockies
UC-33 Randy Johnson Expos
UC-44 Gary Carter Expos
UC-47 Cal Ripken Jr. Orioles

The second package was an ebay BIN order for $12.50 + $2.50 shipping I got the the 2009 O-Pee-Chee Baseball Nationals Team Set: 19 Cards including team card w/ checklist

12 Daniel Cabrera
27 Saul Rivera
60 Adam Dunn
84 Scott Olsen
103 Joel Hanrahan
107 Willie Harris
133 Cristian Guzman
152 Steven Shell
253 Josh Bard
309 Josh Willingham
409 Willie Mo Pena
432 Austin Kearns
444 Elijah Dukes
453 Ryan Zimmerman
476 John Lannan
477 Lastings Milledge
518 Team Checklist (Nats Park Pictured on Front)
585 Mike Hinckley RC
588 Shairon Martis RC

 | Category: Non Sports
entry Feb 14 2014, 09:38 PM
On Friday 14 Feb 2014 I got my current issue of The Wrapper non sports magazine (from subscription) issue #281 Feb 15 - April 1, 2014 cover story 1961 Topps Sports Cars Cards and License Plate Stickers.

entry Feb 8 2014, 06:32 PM
On Saturday 08 Feb 2014: I received a package of cards from Mark of Collectors Crack blog. He had a Super Bowl contest. At the beginning of the Playoffs contest entrants had to pick the two teams and predict the total score. Well I blew that contest I had picked The Panthers over The Bengals. I did however lucked out in the random DOOR PRIZE give-away. Two GU (well uniform relic cards they both have the disclaimer that the uniform relic is not from any specific game or event. Heck those things could be from the uniform makers of the stuff they make to sell to people for all we know. Anyway Mark also sent some stuff from the teams I collect so lets mention the cards already:

First my PC specific bonus cards:

2009 Topps Turkey Red TR5 Nick Markakis Orioles
2010 Topps Update: Gold US-225 Josh Bell Oriioles 0026/2010
2011 Topps Chrome 11 Ryan Zimmerman Nationals
2011 Topps: 1952 Style Sparkle 44 Nick Markakis Orioles
2012 Topps: A&G: Mini
63 Zach Britton Orioles A&G back
302 Jayson Werth Nationals A&G back
349 Danny Espinosa Nationals regular back
2014 Topps:
Walmart Blue Parallel 141 Chris Tillman Orioles
The Future Is Now FN-30 Bryce Harper Nationals

2009 Score: Scorecard Rookie 319 Brooks Foster Rams 235/299
2009 Topps Chrome: National Chickle? Football Stars No C8 Steven Jackson Rams
2011 Gridiron Gear:
86 DeAngelo Hall Redskins
132 Steven Jackson Rams
2011 Score
Goldzone 264 Brandon Gibson Rams
339 Greg Salas RC Rams
384 Ryan Kerrigan RC Redskins

Now the as advertized door prize GU (relic really I have to remember to call these things relics now not GU most are not GU anymore) cards:

2013 Topps: Player Worn Jumbo Relic RJR-TE Tyler Eifert Bengals Very nice all Orange jumbo swatch (very tempting to keep for my own PC)

2013 Topps Strata: Clear Cut Autograph Relic CCAR-MGI Mike Gillislee Dolphins all dark aqua jumbo swatch On-Card Auto blue sharpie

 | Category: Football
entry Feb 6 2014, 01:05 AM
On Wednesday 05 Feb 2014: I got my package from the TCZ Official Football Group Break. My Team(s) the Rams and most of the Redskins. Looks like I got 2 random teams as well the Bucs and the Bills. Plus I got a random hit, that is the envy of all who were in the break, the host included.

Here is what I got for Jan/Feb:
2011 Panini Absolute Memorabilia:
Rookie 159 Robert Quinn RC Rams

2013 Panini Contenders:
11 Steve Johnson Bills
12 C.J. Spiller Bills
13 Mario Williams Bills
21 Darrelle Revis Buccaneers
22 Vincent Jackson Buccaneers (2)
23 Doug Martin Buccaneers
73 Sam Bradford Rams
74 Chris Givens Rams
75 Jared Cook Rams
79 Robert Griffin III Redskins
80 Pierre Garcon Redskins
81 Alfred Morris Redskins
MVP Contenders: 1 Robert Griffin III Redskins
Draft Class: Jordan Reed RC Redskins
Rookie Of The Year:
9 Mike Glennon RC Buccaneers
13 Tavon Austin RC Rams

2011 Panini Gold Standard: Rookie 153 Ahmad Black Buccaneers 007/299 (hmmm I might have to start chasing these 007 cards)

2013 Panini Limited
Bronze Parallel? 92 Josh Freeman Buccaneers #d 294/399
Limted Threads GU 35 Fred Davis Redskins all maroon swatch 59/99

2012 Panini Prime Signatures:
BASE: #d x/499
48 Ryan Fitzpatrick Bills 234/499
164 Eric Dickerson Rams 041/499
PRIME PROOF: #d x/99
69 Vincent Jackson Buccaneers 29/99
137 Warren Sapp Buccaneers 21/99
Bronze? 246 Brian Quick Rams On-Card Blue Sharpie 102/199
Gold 202 Kirk Cousins Redskins On-Sticker Blue Sharpie 18/25
160 Barry Sanders Lions On-Sticker Blue Sharpie 5/5


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