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 | Category: Baseball
entry Apr 19 2015, 07:34 PM
ON Thursday 16 April 2015: I got a package from the UK from a blogger who had emailed me I think he is following my blog or I follow his or something I need to double check on anyway John (pursuitof80s.blogspot.com) sent some Nationals cards that were on vacay in the UK apparently. I had some of these already but some I didn't have anyway here is the whole kit and kaboodle.
2011 Topps Stickers:
181 Lance Nix
182 Ryan Zimmerman
185 Ivan Rodriguez
186 Jordan Zimmermann
2010 Upper Deck Baseball Series I:
529 Ryan Zimmerman
531 Wil Nieves
532 Ron Villone
534 Austin Kearns
536 Shairon Martis
538 Garrett Mock
SB-44 Season Biography Ryan Zimmerman
TMS-4 Tape Measure Shots Adam Dunn 473ft
2010 Topps Attax Baseball:
Cristian Guzman
Josh Willingham
Ryan Zimmerman
Stephen Strasburg
2010 Topps National Chicle Baseball:
117 Jason Marquis
274 Ian Desmond RC
2007 Upper Deck Future Stars Baseball:
99 Ryan Zimmerman
2010 Topps Opening Day Baseball:
213 Ian Desmond RC
2010 Topps Baseball:
291 Austin Kearns
2010 Topps Update Baseball:
US-55 Stephen Strasburg
US-274 Stephen Strasburg Ivan Rodriguez (2)
US-289 Adam Kennedy (2)
2010 Topps Baseball Ticket To Toppstown:
TTT21 Adam Dunn
2011 Topps Baseball Opening Day:
86 Stephen Strasburg
156 Ryan Zimmerman
2011 Topps Baseball: Update
US295 Wilson Ramos
US301 Tom Gorzelanny
2010 Topps Baseball: Peak Performance:
PP-69 Ryan Zimmerman
2012 Bowman Baseball
115 Ian Desmond
2012 Bowman Baseball: Gold
54 Jordan Zimmermann
78 Drew Storen
185 Jayson Werth
2011 Bowman Baseball:
BP5 Tyler Moore
2011 Topps Baseball: Diamond Duos:
DD-14 Ryan Zimmerman Jayson Werth
2012 Topps Baseball Archives:
1971 Style:
65 Jordan Zimmermann
69 Ryan Zimmerman
1984 Style:
151 Stephen Strasburg
162 Jayson Werth
169 Michael Morse
2011 Topps Baseball Linage
11 Ryan Zimmerman
2012 Topps Heritage Baseball: 1963 Style
95 - 2012 Rookie Stars Joe Benson Twins, Aaron Chambers Cardinals, Corey Brown Nationals, Michael Taylor A's.
2010 Topps Baseball Heritage 1961 Style
146 Josh Willingham
2012 Panini Triple Play Baseball Stickers
30 Ryan Zimmerman (2)
90 Stephen Strasburg
2014 Topps Baseball: The Future Is Now:
FN-29 Bryce Harper
FN-30 Bryce Harper

 | Category: Football
entry Apr 17 2015, 09:19 AM
On Tuesday 14 April 2015: I got a one card package from a trade at TCZ with Mike (known as mjda at TCC) I had sent a Cowboy GU card to him he send me a Deacon Jones GU card in exchange.

2007 Leaf Limited Football 120 Deacon Jones Rams all white swatch #d 089/100

entry Apr 14 2015, 07:53 AM
On Monday 13 April 2015: I got 2 packages one was a bubble mailer in my mailbox and the other was a treasure box waiting on the doormat by my apartment door.

The bubble mailer was an Ebay win of a 1970 Topps Football Glossy Insert 2 Johnny Unitas Colts - $4.49 + $2.32 shipping

The other was a treasure box with a mix of cards from my PC teams and some 90s baseball from Blogger Bo Rosny in his mega trade-a-thon. Now I need to check out his blog to figure out what to send his way.

 | Category: Football
entry Apr 6 2015, 07:26 PM
On Monday 06 April 2015: got a two card Ebay order in (one auction one fixed price one seller) Both Football cards both Autographed, either in person or TTM no certificate to verify and older cards before auto-cards were officially released.

1982 Topps Football 377 Pat Haden Rams Black sharpie auto
1990 Pro-Set Football: Super Bowl SuperMen 133 Joe Theismann Redskins black sharpie (#7 part of sig)

 | Category: Baseball
entry Apr 1 2015, 11:03 PM
On Wednesday 01 April 2015: I got one sportlots package of a bunch of same seller auctions. The rare thing about it was all the cards come from the same year weird mix of final prices. Lets check shipping was....$5.35 actually not bad for 7 auctions from one seller. Total 17 cards as I said all the same year, same set:

1960 Topps Baseball:
227 Casey Stengel MGR Yankees - .75¢
395 Hoyt Wilhelm Orioles - .75¢
174 Cleveland Indians Team Card (checklist unmarked) - .25¢
151 San Francisco Giants Team Card (checklist unmarked) - $1.25
[these next three cards together for $1.25]
119 Rookie Star Chico Cardenas Reds
134 Rookie Star Deron Johnson Yankees
346 J.C. Martin White Sox
[next 4 cards together for $1.25]
327 Ray Sadecki Cardinals
169 Jake Striker White Sox
276 Ken McBride White Sox
438 Jim Coker Phillies
[next 6 cards together for $3.25]
147 Rookie Star Bob Will Cubs
144 Rookie Star Al Stieglitz Giants
130 Rookie Star Frank Herrera Phillies
123 Rookie Star Dan Dobbek Senators
124 Rookie Star Jim Donohue Cardinals
141 Rookie Star Jim Proctor Tigers

 | Category: Baseball
entry Mar 28 2015, 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

 | Category: Baseball
entry Mar 27 2015, 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.



 | Category: Baseball
entry Mar 27 2015, 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"

 | Category: Baseball
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.

entry Mar 23 2015, 11:21 PM
Mailday for Monday 23 March 2015: 3 Packages:

Package 1: Ebay: $1.75 Free Shipping 1 item. 1970 Topps Baseball: 8 Page Booklet insert: 18 Rusty Staub Expos

Package 2: Sportlots: 9 card lot $1.25 + $2.95 shipping:
All Nine Cards Ivan "Pudge" Rodriguez Rangers:
1997 Pinnacle Baseball 47
1998 Bowman Baseball 4
1999 Fleer Tradition Baseball 202
2000 Upper Deck Black Diamond Baseball: 87
2000 Upper Deck Pros & Prospects Baseball: ProMotion P4
2001 Upper Deck Baseball: Most Wanted: MW3
2002 Fleer Flair Baseball: 71
2002 Fleer Ultra Baseball: 7
2014 Topps Archives Baseball: 1980 Style Design: 97

Package 3: From Blogger Drew of Drews Cards he had a FreeStuff Packages giveaway where all you had to do was claim a team (by sending him an email) and he would send a batch of that team's cards to you. I caught the tale end of the giveaway an noticed that the Nationals had not been claimed yet so I claimed them. Surprisingly the Royals and Indians were the other remaining unclaimed teams. In all he sent 46 cards about half were Nationals and the other half Expos The years ranged from 1980 Topps to 2015 Topps with some double and some triples so 38 unique cards in all. Some I already had but there were a few I needed. Players include: Andre Dawson, 1 Gary Carter, Jose Vidro, Brian Schneider, Chad Cordero, Matt Chico, Austin Kearns, Ryan Zimmerman, Ivan Rodriguez, Tyler Clippard and Jordan Zimmermann.

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