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entry Jun 6 2015, 04:27 AM
On Friday 05 Jun 2015: I got two small packages. Both from Ebay purchases/auctions

Package 1:
A lone card Non-Sport sweetie for $9.95 + $3.20 Shipping. A single nice condition 1953 R757-1 Comic Character Card "Sugar Daddy" series 29 The Dragon Lady from Terry And The Pirates. This was from a set of 50 cards where there are blank boxes that the collector was to fill in the blanks identifying the character and then after collecting 25 cards mailing the correctly identified cards in to the candy maker they would get a GIANT sized Sugar Daddy "lollypop". There is an identical second "series" R757-2 that has a "coupon" on the bottom of the card (similar to the tabs on the Red Man Tobacco cards). The coupon was for a beanie or set of beanie buttons.

I plan on getting the coupon version of this card (there is one on Ebay for like $25 I'd like to try to find it cheaper and maybe try for some of the other cards in the set. First getting the characters I like. I have my eye on an Indian character from the first series.

Package 2:
Also from Ebay purchase price $3.99 Free Shipping. Two 1975-76 Topps Basketball Scratch-Off Game cards Unscratched. I have the Football and Hockey editions of this style of scratch-off card from Topps. I don't think they made a baseball version of these generic game cards. They did make some scratch off cards for Baseball in the 60s and early 70s but a different style.

The seller tossed in a BONUS card Also from 1975: Curtain Associates a McDonald's "We do it all for You Quiz" scratch off card unscratched. I don't recall seeing these things.

 | Category: Baseball
entry Jun 2 2015, 07:56 PM
Two package day today Tuesday 02 June 2015: UGH at my postal carrier for cramming stuff into my mailbox. They would have fit OK not crammed but the book part was a little bent out of shape at first, with some bending the other way the paperbound book will survive. Good thing it wasn't mint to begin with but also good thing it wasn't damaged beyond repair or my satisfaction. Big Sigh. Back to the package contents.

The bent out of shape book I got from Ebay for $9.19 w/Free Shipping. As stated it is a softbound book "paperback" if you will, except larger than standard pocket sized paperback novels. It is 5.5 x 8.5 Mint Condition subtitled "How Baseball Cards became a American Obsession" by Dave Jamieson I've seen a couple of card bloggers give it high marks and Kudos.

Next package was my goodies from a Baseball Group Box Break from TCZ by Ken aka: pwolantern. My bought homie team is my standard Nationals and I bought the Twins at a discount.

2015 Topps Gypsy Queen Baseball
12 Jordan Zimmermann Nats
42 Kennys Vargas Twins
51 Anthony Rendon Nats
56 Vladimir Guerrero Expos (Ah it's good to have the Nats sometimes)
76 Gio Gonzalez Nats
93 Max Scherzer Nats (Pitching a good game tonight 2nd of a doubleheader)
152 Rod Carew Twins
173 Jayson Werth Nats
178 Ryan Zimmerman Nats
227 Tanner Roark Nats
251 Ervin Santana Twins
287 Brian Dozier Twins
Glove Stories GS-14 Aaron Hicks Twins
Walk-Off Winners GWO-15 Bryce Harper Nats
Mini 12 Jordan Zimmermann Nats

2015 Panini Diamond Kings Baseball
34 Danny Santana Twins
85 Kirby Puckett Twins
100 Max Scherzer Nats
168 Kennys Vargas Twins
HOF Sluggers 3 Harmon Killebrew Twins (A VERY good reason to get the Twins/Senators 1.0)

2015 Topps Museum Collection Baseball
30 Stephen Strasburg Nats
57 Michael Taylor Nats

 | Category: Baseball
entry May 30 2015, 06:53 PM
On Friday 29 May 2015: Two packages

1st Package: Ebay $1.99 + $3.50 shipping Got Sports Illustrated issue 25 Feb 2013 Bryce Harper cover. Many Ebay sellers start this issue off at $20 or more some of them as high as $100. Crazy.

Next was from TCC Baseball Box Breaking Group by Abel I had my Nats and got the Twins at a discount my two random teams were Giants and Rockies. The break was a 2014 Panini Donruss Baseball case break. I'm pretty sure I already have a bunch of the Nationals from this set.

14 Diamond Kings: Buster Posey Giants (2)
46 Jayson Werth Nationals (5)
49 Buster Posey Giants (6)
52 Justin Morneau Rockies (5)
54 Ryan Zimmerman Nationals (4)
55 Michael Cuddyer Rockies (5)
60 Joe Mauer Twins (5)
70 Troy Tulowitzki Rockies (4)
87 Hunter Pence Giants (5)
101 Carlos Gonzalez Rockies (5)
116 Jordan Zimmermann Nationals (6)
124 Stephen Strasburg Nationals (5)
143 Bryce Harper Nationals (5)
159 Pablo Sandoval Giants (5)
167 Glen Perkins Twins (6)
183 Tim Lincecum Giants (6)
185 Todd Helton Rockies (5)
Hall Worthy 17 Tim Hudson Giants
Team MVP 1 Buster Posey Giants
The Rookies 13 Tanner Roark Nationals
Press Proof Gold (#d Parallel)
101 Carlos Gonzalez Rockies 27/99
Press Proof Silver (#d Parallel)
143 Bryce Harper Nationals 038/199
The Elite Series Blue Refractor Stephen Strasburg Nationals 386/999

Then today Saturday 30 May 2015: Got a single package from Canada from a Sportlots auction: .25 + $2.25 shipping
1955 Topps Baseball 107 Curtis Roberts Pirates

 | Category: Baseball
entry May 28 2015, 07:58 PM
ON Thursday 28 May 2015: I got a single magazine sized package from Ebay for $7.95 + $4.99 shipping. I got the 1989 Official Baseball Hall of Fame Fun & Fact Sticker Book by Bob Carroll and Mark Rucker. Simon & Schuster. The same company that made the other sticker book I recently got. Similar look same number of pages 96 and 100 stickers.

entry May 26 2015, 07:47 PM
On Tuesday 26 May 2015: I got three Ebay packages, two of them were from the same order but sent from a second "store". First though the unrelated package was not cards but it was sports related.

For $1.25 + $3.17 shipping I got a recent issue of Sports Illustrated the 30 March 2015 MLB Season Preview Issue the Washington Nationals version of the cover. This issue has 4 variant issues: The Nationals (Max Scherzer and Bryce Harper), Indians, Mariners and Royals covers. Maybe I'll look for the other covers maybe not.

The other 2 packages were from one seller Burbank Sportscards but came from two separate stores. Since I ordered over 10 items or whatever their minimum was I got free shipping. Grand Total for 16 cards was $46.99 prices ranged from .99¢ to $12.00 with most being $1.25. Oh heck I'll list the individual prices I guess:

1975-76 O-Pee-Chee Hockey 330 Washington Capitals Team Leaders: Tommy Williams leader in Goals, Power Play Goals and tied for Points with Garnet Bailey leader in Assists .99¢
1973 Topps Football 499 Billy Kilmer Redskins $1.25
2008 Donruss Classics Football Classic Singles CS-13 Tom Fears Rams #d 0464/1000 $2.50
2005 Bowman Heritage Baseball Mohogany Parallel 308 Nick Johnson Nationals $1.25
2006 Fleer Greats of the Game Basebal LAD-DS Don Sutton Dodgers $2.00
2011 Topps Attax Baseball Card Game 226 Screech Nationals Mascot $2.00
2010 Topps Triple Threads Baseball Emerald 83 Tris Speaker Indians #d 042/240 $2.50
2005 Donruss Team Heroes Baseball 455 Nick Johnson Expos $1.25
2004 Topps Total Baseball 803 Don Sutton First Year RC A's (completely different Don Sutton from the Dodgers HOFer) $1.25
2004 Donruss Leather and Lumber Baseball: Fans of the Game FG-5 Jules Asner Red Sox $3.00
2003 Playoff Portraits Baseball (Beige) Nick Johnson Yankees #d 226/250 $2.00
2004 Donruss Diamond Kings Baseball 119 Nick Johnson Yankees $1.25
2004 Donruss Diamond Kings Baseball Framed Gold 119 Nick Johnson Yankees #d 05/25 $12.00
2004 Donruss Diamond Kings Baseball Framed Silver 119 Nick Johnson Yankees #d 033/100 $5.00
1973-74 Topps Team Stickers (Logo Pennant) Basketball NNO Capital Bullets $5.00
1977 Sportscaster 03 005 12-13 Basketball Wes Unseld Bullets printed in Italy $3.75

 | Category: Baseball
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


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