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Stuff about my collection
On Monday 31 Mar 2014:
I received a few packages/envelopes.
Got the TCC Chain Package back. This chain is now complete. The cards I'm keeping from it are:2008-09 Collector's Choice Hockey
172 Sergei Fedorov Capitals2001-02 Topps Chrome Basketball
40 Chris Webber Kings2009-10 Topps Basketball: Roundball Remnants
RR-CBU Caron Butler Wizards GU all blue incorporated into basketball design of card. Cool looking.
Also the included "2014 Rackrs Autograph Card
" The Chipster Bravesfan09 1/1
Then from Ebay:2004 Upper Deck Sweet Spot Baseball: Sweet Lineups
221 Jose Vidro and Nick Johnson Expos Gold 94/99 $3.00 + $3.00 shipping
Also from Ebay:1978 Topps Baseball
36 Eddie Murray RC Orioles $3.25 + $1.50 shipping
And from SCF a Sale of 4 dumb 1965 Yankees: $25 Delivered1965 Topps Baseball:
13 Pedro Ramos
30 Jim Bouton
65 Tony Kubek
137 Bouton Wins Again 1964 World Series Game 6
I think I overpaid for those 4 but I jumped at the chance. Someone on a forum actually had some they were willing to sell. The only real pain is I had to send a money order the guy doesn't do Paypal. He would have taken a check but the wait would have been longer since he would wait for the check to clear first. As it is it took about a week and a half from the date I mailed the MO to today the receiving date. I almost thought the guy wasn't going to send, even though it was an official transaction on that forum.
On Saturday 29 Mar 2014: I only got one package in the mail from an Ebay purchase: $4.25 + $7.95 shipping. Unopened 36 pack box of 1988 Donruss Baseball
But the card fun doesn't end there because I went to my LCS and got some supplies (3 medium "monster" boxes the 4 row 3,200 count, a 100ct box of 15 pocket binder sheets and a 100ct box of 8 pocket binder sheets)
a plain "Senators" excuse me "Nationals" mini batting helmet $12.95 A cool circa 1961 Senators "Caricature" Logo for $5 I've seen the same thing up on Ebay for
a min of $10 probably up to $20. OK I was wrong the one I saw is at $7.95
Plus 8 Senators Cards
1965 Topps Baseball 21 Don Blasingame - to upgrade the one I have $2
1960 Topps Baseball 470 Washington Senators Coaches: Ellis Clary, Sam Mele and Bob Swift $4
1969 Topps Baseball
199 Jim French $2
461 Mike Epstein (Name in Yellow) $2
1971 Topps Baseball
93 Senators 1971 Rookie Stars: Norm McRae and Denny Riddleberger $2 (didn't realize I had it already, oh well that means one for the '71 set binder and one for the Senators team binder)
559 AL 1971 Rookie Stars: Terry Cox Angels, Bill Gogolewski Senators and Gary Jones Yankees $3
1970 Kellogg's Baseball24 Mike Epstein - ugh has paper residue glued to the back that I didn't notice till I got home need to upgrade $2
1971 Kellogg's Baseball 34 Mike Epstein $6
On Friday 28 Mar 2014: got two packages an envelope (the envelope and one of the packages was from Ebay purchases)
Ebay purchase: For $1.99 + $3.95 shipping. I got a 3 "junk years" rack packs lot:
1989 Bowman Baseball 3 sections (packs) 38 cards. I already have the full set from when I got it back a few months from a sportlots auction. Front cards showing: 469 Kirk Manwarring, 399 Steve Lake, Reprint 11 Ted Williams (Original was 1954) Back cards: 70 Daryl Boston, 93 Jack Morris, and 295 Jerome Walton. Even though I need some of the reprints I am saving this pack as part of a blog giveaway later this year.
1989 Score Baseball 3 sections (packs) 48 cards. I'm going to open this one as with many of the sets from these years I still need to build the set believe it or not. Front Cards showing: 2 Andre Dawson (top section can barely read name through grafics), 11 Pat Borders Young Superstar Glossy Card and 90 Tony Gwynn. Back cards: 584 Chuck Jackson, 629 Felix Jose and 556 Rick Dempsey.
1990 Donruss Baseball 3 sections (packs) 48 cards (9 Puzzle Pieces) Front cards Showing: 272 Cory Snyder, 531 Carlos Martinez, and 617 Don August. Back Cards Showing: Carl Yastrzemski Diamond King Puzzle pieces face and shoulder pieces 22-24, 31-33 and 40-42. Another pack to be busted.
Package 2: PWE
The other Ebay purchase 1 card $2.99 Free Shipping. 2013 Rittenhouse Continuum Promo Card SD1
My Strive For '65 splurge from Just Commons 42 cards total of $61.45 Shipping was free since I bought more than $10 worth (most for $1-$2) 1965 Topps Baseball:
14, 18, 28, 33, 39, 42, 43, 44, 45, 51, 66, 68, 71, 76, 77, 80, 81, 87, 90, 94, 95, 102, 109, 113, 122, 146, 149, 186, 190, 221, 239, 241, 246, 256, 264, 274, 279, 346, 558, 559, 585, 594
Set Total now at: 156/599
ON Thursday 27 Mar 2014: I got my copy of the Non-Sports Magazine "The Wrapper" #282 April 1 - May 15, 2014: Cover has wrappers of Fleer Three Stooges, Casper and Hogan's Heroes. There is an excellent article about the origins of The Fleer Company titled "Fleer In The Beginning".
ON Wednesday 26 Mar 2014: got one card package from Ebay 7 cards for $5.00 Free Shipping.
2004 Upper Deck Sweet Spot Sweet Lineups
207 Luis Gonzalez and Richie Sexson Diamondbacks Blue 267/399 FT/FS
209 Javy Lopez and Miguel Tejada Orioles Gold 18/99
209 Javy Lopez and Miguel Tejada Orioles Blue 380/399
212 Frank Thomas and Magglio Ordonez White Sox Blue 244/399 FT/FS
218 Lyle Overbay and Geoff Jenkins Brewers Gold 96/99 FT/FS
218 Lyle Overbay and Geoff Jenkins Brewers Blue 053/399 FT/FS
225 Jim Thome and Pat Burrell Phillies Blue 262/399 FT/FS
On Tuesday 25 Mar 2014: I got two card packages both from Ebay purchases.
1st Package: 4 cards $3.00 Shpping. Three of these cards help with my Strive for '65 Goal the other was just a snack for the PC. They could be considered a little pricey, but considering their age and condition they are a pretty good deal.
1965 Topps Baseball
273 Checklist 4th Series cards 265-352 UNMARKED listed as EX-MT $7.00
361 Checklist 5th Series cards 353-429 Front UNMARKED Back has 9 pen-marked checked cards. Listed VG-EX $4.00
443 Checklist 6th Series cards 430-506 UNMARKED listed as NM $9.00
1977 Hostess Baseball (Hand Cut) 70 Don Sutton Dodgers $2.50
2nd Package: 1 card @ $7.49 Free Shipping.
1982 Fleer Baseball176 Cal Ripken Jr. RC Orioles. Completes my Cal Jr. Rookie Cards Trifecta or rather Quatfecta of 1982 Donruss which I think I pulled originally in 82, 1982 Fleer, 1982 Topps and 1982 Topps Traded (the prized White Whale of the school)
On Monday 24 Mar 2014: I got an Ebay package. For $19.95 (Free Shipping) I got the 2013 Rittenhouse Warehouse 13 Season 4 Of Monsters and Men 10 card subset. I didn't realize these were "fold-out" cards. So 4 sides.
On Saturday 22 Mar 2014 I got a package from a trade that helps on my 1988 Topps Baseball and 2011 Topps Baseball Opening Day set builds. I haven't logged them in toe Zistle yet, or even inventoried them Yet. I have just looked at them and put them in the blog congestion area for inventorying, scanning, blogging etc...
I still need to send out my end of the trade I have it packaged up now and waiting to be taken to the post office or UPS store next Saturday. Maybe I'll have a couple of other packages to go with it.
On Wednesday 19 March 2014: I got a package from an Ebay order a 10 card subset for $19.95 Free Shipping 2013 Rittenhouse Warehouse 13: Grand Designs cards GD-1 - GD10
On Tuesday 18 March 2014: I got some cards from Bob AKA: CommishBob of the 5 Tool Collector blog. On my blogger blog I mentioned I wanted to build the 2004 Upper Deck Play Ball set. I replied that he might have 4 Astros from that set, he did and sent them plus some vintage bonus goodies:
2004 UD Play Ball Baseball:
13 Roger Clemmens Astros
43 Jeff Bagwell Astros
46 Lance Berkman Astros
58 Roy Oswalt Astros
1988 Donruss BaseballMVP: BC-18 Tim Raines Expos
2007 Topps Baseball 111 Felipe Lopez Nationals RED BACK
2012 Topps Opening Day Baseball: Elite Skills ES-21 Run Down: Ryan Zimmerman Nationals
1959 Topps Baseball:
74 Directing The Power: Lemon, Lavagetto, Sievers Senators
78 Pedro Ramos Senators
291 Pitching Partners Ramos, Pascual Senators
316 Ralph Lumenti Senators
1966 Topps Baseball:
126 Jim Palmer RC Orioles