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entry Jun 15 2015, 09:00 PM
On Monday 15 Jun 2015: A three package mailday.

Package one:
Sportlots auction of 50 Orioles cards ranging from 2008 Bowman Baseball to 2014 Topps Heritage Baseball (1965 Design) The lot was .25 + $3.00 shipping. I won't do specifics since there are 50 cards but here is what the brands are:
2008 Bowman Baseball 1
2009 Topps Baseball (raw backs Target exclusive?) 4
2009 Upper Deck Baseball 9 (includes a dupe)
2010 Topps Bowman Platinum Baseball 7 (1 is a serial #d/999 thick parallel forget what they call it)
2010 Topps Baseball 1
2010 Topps Chrome Baseball 1
2011 Bowman Baseball 2
2012 Bowman Baseball 4
2012 Topps Baseball 1
2013 Topps Gypsy Queen Baseball 9
2014 Topps Baseball 4
2014 Topps Heritage Baseball: 1965 Design 7

Package 2: Ebay one Football Card .99 + $2.49 Shipping
2000 Fleer Greats of the Game Football 71 Billy Kilmer Redskins

Package 3: A beauty sniped from Ebay for $15.50 Free Shipping. Snatched with 20 seconds to go. I was actually expecting it to go for much more but my winning bid was the 8th bid (I think my first bid was #6) A sketch card Print #d/5
2015 by Artist Edward Vela Bryce Harper #3 Limited Edition Signed by artist. #d 5/5

I prefer real sketch cards but #d prints of some subjects are cool as well.

Now there was also a 1/5 sketch print of Frank Howard (with a nice red background but the image isn't as cool looking as the Harper for some reason, even though the red background is better than the multicolors on the Bryce. That is one thing I don't really like much about this artists choices is the backgrounds on many of the cards are too psychedelic in some cases) that I bid on with 45 seconds left with a high of $24.50 but I lost it in the last 10 seconds the winning bid #8 (again 8 bids) went for $26.75. Their max bid must have been much higher than that and one or two others were a little higher than my 24.5 bucks There is another of the Frank Howard # 2/5 I'm trying for...and bidding at the 10 second mark at $30.85 it GETS AWAY at $34.38. Oddly again 8 bids. Doesn't appear to be any shilling going on. Some might see my bids and think I am a shiller since I've been sniping the auctions. Sometimes sniping is the only way to win stuff. Looks like I won't be getting the Hondo from this artist. 3 more out there the seller who is also the artist will probably but the others up as he put these up. He does 5 print runs of each card and sells the five individually starting with 1/5 and working up to 5/5 it seems. Maybe I'll get one of the 3 remaining maybe not.

entry Jun 13 2015, 08:38 PM
Saturday 13 June 2015: two bubble package two card day. Both Ebay purchases

#1:
.99 + $2.99 shipping:
1993 Pro Line Portraits Football Billy Kilmer Redskins

#2:
$4.00 + $2.54 shipping:
2015 Topps Museum Collection Baseball: Canvas Collection CCR-49 Bryce Harper Nationals

entry Jun 12 2015, 07:30 PM
On Friday 12 Jun 2015: a two package mailday.

Package 1: Sportlots auction 2 Football cards .25¢ each + $3.50 shipping.
2013 Topps Future Legends Football FL-AM Alfred Morris Redskins
2006 Fleer Flair Showcase Football Autographics AU-JK Joe Klopfenstein Rams blue sharpie on-sticker auto

Package 2:
My goodies from a multi-sport group box break hosted by Chad Baker at TCZ. For Only $30 you got 3 picked teams from 3 sports Baseball, Basketball and Football. Then there were discounted teams for $5 after a certain date and the remaining teams were randomized. My 3 Chosen teams Nationals/Wizards/Redskins I got two discount teams Twins/Rams then was randomly assigned Blue Jays, Nuggets, Nets.

The Cards:
BASKTEBALL:
What? No Wizards?
2013-14 Panini Elite Basketball:
53 Deron Williams Nets
91 Andre Miller Nuggets
172 Andray Blatche Nets
198 Ty Lawson Nuggets
2003-04 Upper Deck Basketball: Labron's Diary
LJ8 Lebron James Cavaliers - Not sure why I got this one.

BASEBALL:
2015 Panini Donruss Baseball:
36 Rated Rookie Kennys Vargas Twins
89 Max Scherzer Nationals
118 Joe Mauer Twins
118 Joe Mauer Twins Hot Off The Press parallel
119 Brain Dozier Twins
120 Danny Santana Twins
121 Phil Hughes Twins
131 Josh Donaldson Blue Jays
172 Edwin Encarnacion Blue Jays
173 Jose Bautista Blue Jays
175 R.A. Dickey Blue Jays
176 Bryce Harper Nationals
177 Anthony Rendon Nationals
178 Jordan Zimmermann Nationals
180 Stephen Strasbrg Nationals
227 Josh Donaldson Blue Jays
Donruss Preferred Grand Stand:
5 Kirby Puckett Twins
7 Kennys Vargas Twins
10 Dalton Pompey RC Blue Jays
13 Michael Taylor RC Nationals
14 Daniel Norris RC Blue Jays

2013 Topps Tier One Baseball GU Relic Joe Mauer white with blue pinstripe #d 315/399

FOOTBALL:
2014 Panini Abaslute Football:
24 Tavon Austin Rams
Gold Parallel 85 Andrew Luck Colts #d 17/25 - Not sure why I got this one.

2014 Panini Totally Certified Football:
95 Pierre Garcon Redskins
Rookie Roll Call: GU Relic RRC-TM Tre Mason RC Rams #d 086/100 all dark blue swatch

 | Category: Hockey
entry Jun 11 2015, 07:59 PM
On Thursday 11 June 2015: Got a lone PWE from an unexpected source. A PWE from Jeff at 2x3 Heroes. Jeff packs his PWEs by putting the cards in plastic 3 pocket rows that were cut from 9 pocket plastic sheets. He puts 3 to 4 cards per pocket. This envelope had 3 cut rows, the postage was two forever stamps. The PWE survived it was pressed some but was not damaged.

Some days ago Jeff announced on his blog that he had some Hockey cards sorted by team ready to ship out in a thinning the herd type of cleaning and all you had to do was comment with your team. I noticed there was someone ahead of me who had claimed the Caps. I left a message about someone already claiming the Caps the only team I collect and Oh Well. I didn't think I would get anything... WRONG. Either Jeff had a ton of Caps or he divided what he had up. Anyway most are common base that range in year from 1989-90 to 2014-15 there are 26 cards all together ALL: "There are 26 cards."

1989-90 Topps Hockey: 146 Kevin Hatcher
1990-91 Topps Hockey: 353 Rod Langway
1990-91 Bowman Hockey: Hat Tricks 15 Dino Ciccarelli
1993-94 Upper Deck Hockey:140 Kevin Hatcher
1994-95 Upper Deck Hockey: 250 Rookie Star Jeff Nelson
1994-95 Pinnacle Hockey: 59 Dimitri Khristich
1994-95 Parkhurst Hockey: 251 Peter Bondra
1995-96 Upper Deck Hockey: 212 Rob Pearson
1995-96 Donruss Hockey:
12 Dale Hunter
19 Peter Bondra
1995-96 UD Collectors Choice Hockey You Crash the Game: Silver C13 Peter Bondra
1999-2000 Upper Deck MVP Hockey:
214 Adam Oates
1998-99 Upper Deck MVP Snipers S09 Peter Bondra
2000-01 Upper Deck Vintage Hockey: 364 Peter Bondra
2007-08 Fleer Ultra Hockey: 2 Alexander Semin
2008-09 Upper Deck NHL MVP: Alexander The GR8: A01 Alexander Ovechkin
2009-10 Upper Deck Hockey Series 2: 347 Michael Nylander
2009-10 Upper Deck Hockey: Ice 8 Nicklas Backstrom
2010-11 Upper Deck SP Authentic Hockey: 22 Mike Green
2011-12 Upper Deck Black Diamond Hockey: 91 Nicklas Backstrom
2012-13 O Pee Chee Hockey: 217 Joel Ward
2013-14 Panini Prime Hockey 97 Nicklas Backstrom #d 116/299
2013-14 Panini Score Hockey: Hot Rookies 733 Tom Wilson RC
2013-14 Upper Deck Series One Hockey: 51 Braden Hotlby
2014-15 Upper Deck Artifacts Hockey: 19 Mike Green
2014-15 Upper Deck MVP Hockey: 50 Jason Chimera

entry Jun 10 2015, 08:27 PM
Got a little backed up these last few days so 3 packages in the last 3 days.

On Monday 08 Jun 2015:
Single padded envelope from a sale from the Cardboard Connections Forum I got some Warehouse 13 cards from Rittenhouse some Autos and some Artifact "Snag it, Bag it, Tag it"cards. The artifact cards were $2/per and the Autos $6/per. I got a total of 12 cards so the grand total was $48 not bad considering some dealers try selling any autos for a minimum of $50 sometimes. These usually start for lower but still a few try to rip-off even on these minor guest stars (except for Genelle who was a series regular and Mark Sheppard who is a slightly bigger guest star)

Quick list:
Season 1 Autos - Genelle Williams, Mark Sheppard
Season 2 Autos - Armin Shimerman, Jung-Yul Kim, Dillon Casey
Season 3 Autos - David Anders
Season 3 Snag,Bag,Tag - A29,A30,A31,A32,A36,A37

Next:
Tuesday 09 Jun 2015:
A single card sportlots 1-2-3 auction.
For .25¢ + $2.15 shipping
1959 Topps Football 63 L.G. Dupre B'More Colts major off-center to left more like an on the edge miscut.
Had to ding the seller (whom I have bought from before) in feedback because the card was in a card "saver" with regular tape across the opening. The card was unharmed and was in a penny sleeve but the tape AND "saver" are NO-NOs. I gave Neutral feedback and to paraphrase what I said (I forget the exact wording) - "Tape AND Card "Saver" with Vintage card = Big NO-NO"

Finally Today:
Wednesday 10 June 2015: in PWE eeeehh OK. .25¢ + $3.25 (eeeeeehh high shipping for PWE sent with only $1.20 UGH)
Nine 1975 Topps Baseball
417 Skip Lockwood Angels
464 World Series 1974 Game 4
486 Ray Fosse A's
535 Gene Tenace A's
537 Tommy Harper Red Sox
563 Wilbur Howard Astros
592 Balor Moore Expos
647 Claudell Washington A's
648 Dave Pagan Yankees

Extra 1975 Topps Baseball card: 351 Bob Boone Phillies

Other Extras:
1990 Upper Deck Baseball:
2 Randy Nosek Tigers
7 Von Hayes Phillies Checklist
98 Kevin Ritz RC Tigers
2000 Fleer Baseball Changing Places 443 Billy Koch A's

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

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