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Entries in March 2014
 | Category: Baseball
entry Mar 31 2014, 08:46 PM
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 Capitals
2001-02 Topps Chrome Basketball 40 Chris Webber Kings
2009-10 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 biggrin.gif

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 Delivered
1965 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.

 | Category: Baseball
entry Mar 29 2014, 08:08 PM
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

entry Mar 29 2014, 12:34 AM
On Friday 28 Mar 2014: got two packages an envelope (the envelope and one of the packages was from Ebay purchases)

Package 1:
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

Package 3:
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

 | Category: Non Sports
entry Mar 27 2014, 10:33 PM
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".

 | Category: Baseball
entry Mar 27 2014, 10:29 PM
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

 | Category: Baseball
entry Mar 25 2014, 10:33 PM
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)

 | Category: Non Sports
entry Mar 24 2014, 11:56 PM
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.

 | Category: Baseball
entry Mar 23 2014, 08:59 PM
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.

 | Category: Non Sports
entry Mar 19 2014, 11:47 PM
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

 | Category: Baseball
entry Mar 19 2014, 11:43 PM
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

Modern Goodies:
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

Vintage Goodies:
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

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