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 | Category: Non Sports
entry Apr 25 2013, 10:20 PM
From Ebay got one of the Original 1970s Wacky Packages full Puzzle Checklist for Series 11 "Planet of the Grapes" Parody of "Planet of the Apes" TV show Topps cards. One of the rarer ones apparently as most of the full puzzle sets of this one go for super overinflated prices (up to and sometimes much more than $100) I managed to get these 9 cards all in Excellent to NearMint (dealer listed as NearMint) for $29.49 + $2.50 shipping ($31.99 total) that is aprox $3.50 per card when most dealers are selling this set sometimes in poorer condition and "puzzle piece" cards that don't match up too well for that $100+, mine matches up excellently BTW. Earlier I had gotten the actual "Planet of the Grapes" sticker for about $5.00 maybe a bit more.

 | Category: Basketball
entry Apr 24 2013, 08:50 PM
Wednesday 24 April 2013: Got a single package from Kerry who writes the Cards On Cards blog as part of his "Guilt-Free Basketball Card Club". He sent a huge batch of Bullets and Wizards Cards (I counted 182 plus 1 sticker) with a sprinkling of 10 Cardinals cards as bookends in each team bag, way too many cards to mention individually here (aprox. 5 team bags worth) They appear to be mostly 1990s Bullets with some duplicates.

The few highlights at first browse:
The "I just got drafted cause I'm in a suit w/a team cap and b'ball in my hand" 2012 Panini NBA Hoops 277 Bradley Beal - Wiz
The Upper Deck Gave me this silly cap for the draft 1993 UD Basketball 164 Gilbert Cheaney - Bullets
2007-08 Upper Deck NBA Artifacts 99 Caron Butler - Wizards
2010-11 Panini Classics 100 Kirk Hinrich Wiz
Several"That's Right I'm the Bad-oops Coach" Wes Unseld including 1992 Skybox NBA 281 Wes Unseld Bullets Coach
The "I didn't know we had a Token Asian Player" card 2010-11 Panini Donruss 184 Yi Jianlian Wiz
The "Why did you use this photo of the white dude looking lame?" 1993 Topps 262 Rex Chapman Bullets
2009-10 Panini Studio 101 Wes Unseld Retro "Retired Guy" Baltimore Bullets (The B&W background photo looks like a Washington Uni)
2009 Panini Prestige 107 Caron Butler Wiz in Throwback Zephers Uni.
1990 NBA Hoops 381 Bernard King Bullets Cool Painting/Portrait card w/team checklist on back
1992 Skybox 292 Washington Bullets Team Card cool painting/drawing of four players in front of Capital Building
2010 Panini Sticker 160 Nick Young Wizards

entry Apr 23 2013, 10:08 PM
Friday 29 March 2013 :
Got two cards from Sportlots and my share of the goodies from the TCZ Football Group Break.

Sportlots Duo:
1959 Topps Baseball 408 Keystone Combo Fox/Aparicio White Sox
1961 Topps Baseball 1960 NL Home Run Leaders: Ernie Banks Cubs, Hank Aaron Braves, Eddie Matthews

Braves, and Clete Boyer Cardinals

TCZ March Football Group Break: I had Rams and Ravens as my main bought teams and Random/Draft Teams

of Vikings, Falcons? maybe Steelers and Texans? (I think the last two teams were left over random teams)
Due to the time it took for me to finally log this stuff in I'll just say it 2010 Panini Crown Royale, 2011 Panini Gold

Standard 2012 Topps Strata (Hobby Version)

Saturday 30 March 2013:
Sportlots 2 cards both for .25 + $2.25 shipping
1952 Bowman 143 Sandalio Consuegra Senators
1975 Topps Mini 198 MVPs 1960 Roger Maris Yankees and Dick Groat Pirates

Tuesday 2 April 2013:
Got my part of the TCC Hockey Group Box Break: My team is the Capitals my Draft team was Lightning Looks

like 2011 Panini Pinnacle, 2010-11 Panini Donruss, 2007-8 UD Be A Player? and 2011 Panini Luxury Suite. I

got at least one of each but not very much.

Monday 8 April 2013:
Got my part of a group box break the Baseball Group at TCZ (Trading Card Zone) Boxes included:
2013 Topps Baseball Series 1
2012 Topps Archives Baseball
2011 Panini Limited Baseball
I had my main teams the Nationals and Orioles, then I bought at a discount the Twins and A's. I got some cards

from other teams that I guess were some of the random unclaimed teams (including my "Hit")

2013 Topps Baseball Series 1:
The base I have already since I got a full base set from ebay a while back (I don't think any of the ones I got were

the short printed action shots but I'll have to double check some of them)
I'll just list the numbers since there are a bunch: 1, 10(2), 21, 23, 43, 48, 62, 76(2), 80, 85, 88(2), 97, 98, 102,

107, 112, 119, 122, 134, 136, 138, 143, 170, 176, 208, 211, 216, 217, 233, 242, 254, 259, 276, 278, 287, 302,

309, 316, 317, 328
Emerald Variation: 16 Andre Ethier Dodgers
Chasing The Dream: CD-23 Jose Altuve Astros
Chasing History:
CH-8 Rickey Henderson Athletics
CH-19 Harmon Killebrew Twins

2012 Topps Archives Baseball:
BASE:
1954 Style:
32 Adam Jones Orioles
44 Cal Ripken Jr Orioles
1971 Style:
54 Jamie Weeks Athletics
69 Ryan Zimmerman Nationals (2)
82 Jose Reyes Marlins
90 Joe Mauer Twins
91 Ted Lilly Dodgers
1980 Style:
144 Ike Davis Mets
1984 Style:
153 Felix Hernandez Mariners
154 Starlin Castro Cubs
162 Jayson Werth Nationals
169 Michael Morse Nationals
171 Lucas Duda Mets
175 Justin Morneau Twins
183 Dan Uggla Braves
187 Nolan Ryan Astros
192 Brad Peacock Athletics
199 Mark Reynolds Orioles(2)
High Number SP 212 Andy Van Slyke Pirates 1988 style "Reprint Card Back"
1967 Sticker 67S-TS Tom Seaver Mets
1969 Deckle Edge 69DE-14 Harmon Killebrew Twins
1977 Cloth Sticker 77C-GC Gary Carter Expos
Gold Stamped Reprints:
1968 Rod Carew Twins
1972 Brooks Robinson Orioles
HIT - 1956 GU/Relic
56R-I Ichiro Mariners GU all Blue
Pennant Quiz Cards Nationals
The Million Dollar Chase card (useless to me since I don't have a dam credit card for shipping)

2011 Panini Limited Baseball:
(Copyrighted 2012)
2 Draft Hits Anthony Rendon Washington 050/249

Friday 12 April 2013:
Single card day from sportlots .25 plus $1.25 shipping
1957 Topps Baseball 16 Walt Moryn Cubs

Saturday 13 April 2013:
One package from Sportlots:
Football 2 cards and Baseball 5 cards total shipping was $4.50 most of the cards were .25 except the

1970 Pitching leaders card was $1.25 and the 82 Rose was .75

FOOTBALL
1959 Topps 172 Chuck Drazenovich Redskins
1963 Topps 39 Dick Bass Rams

BASEBALL
1962 Topps Ken Hamlin Senators
1964 Topps Zoilo Versalles Twins
1970 Topps:
70 AL Pitching Leaders: Denny McLain Tigers, Mike Cuellar Orioles, Dave Boswel Twins, Dave McNally Orioles,

Jim Perry Twins, Mel Stottlemyre Yankees
128b 2nd Series Checklist Unmarked (226 R. Perranoski with period)
1982 Donruss 168 Pete Rose Phillies

Monday 15 April 2013
Sportlots one PWE shipping $2.65
1953 Bowman Color Baseball 20 Don Lenhardt Browns ($1.50)
1972 Topps Football 251 John Unitus Colts IA ($1.25)


Friday 19 April 2013
Sportlots .25 + $1.65 shipping 1979 Topps Baseball 520 Gary Carter Expos (2)

Monday 22 April 2013
From TCZ (Trading Card Zone) "Pay It Forward" thread from Troy I got a single card but OH BOY WHAT A CARD! From the 2012 Topps Archives one of the Fan Favorites Autograph cards FFA-FH 1971 style Frank Howard Senators blue sharpie. It is a shame they didn't serial number these.

 | Category: Baseball
entry Mar 28 2013, 10:37 PM
Thursday 28 March 2013: From listia for free free I got one lone card. I don't mind it was in a PWE but it had nothing else the PWE was a smaller note envelope not standard letter it felt incredibly thin but fortunately came through unscathed. The card a 1991 Fleer Baseball 479 Dave Johnson Orioles (the younger Dave Johnson not the current Nationals Manager "Davey" as I originally thought when I first hit the "bid" button, but a few seconds later realized it was the "other" Dave Johnson.)

 | Category: Baseball
entry Mar 28 2013, 01:13 AM
Got a package on Tuesday 26 March 2013 that had been sent via UPS (UGH and HAD to be SIGNED FOR per senders request). The package ended up being way smaller and lighter than I had been lead to believe. From the UPS "we attempted to deliver this" stickers I could have sworn one of them said the thing was 9 Pounds, ended up the package was a small padded envelope that was sort of light. Any way it had 3 cards.

The package was from SPORTLOTS and from the $2.00 shipping and listing description there was NO indication that UPS would be the carrier used or that a signature to receive was REQUIRED. Any way 2 of the 3 cards were really wanted or desired, The third one was a "gift" I assume. I thought the listing was for the 2 cards but only one is showing, maybe something was changed or I had really won two sportlots auctions? Anyway the auction bid cost was only the usual starting .25

1957 Topps Baseball
22 Jerry Snyder Senators
360 Johnny Groth Kansas City A's

Free "gift" Bonus Card:
2008 Bowman Chrome Baseball BCP209 Rhyne Hughes Rays

 | Category: Baseball
entry Mar 23 2013, 07:22 PM
Saturday 23 March 2013 I got two packages from sportlots sellers one was a small box slightly bigger than a deck of cards that originally had jewelery or some kind of ceramics or something (the side had a part/lot numbers and "Made in China") anyway here is what I got:

1962 Topps Baseball - 3 card lot for .75 +2.25 shipping
27 Chuck Cottier Senators (dupe)
42 Jim King Senators
207 Pete Burnside Senators

second package (the box) 3 lots each at .25 + $10.00 shipping (Wow I had forgotten the shipping was sooooooooooooo much, but the good thing was it was in a box the box had some paper stuffed at the end and all the cards were in toploaders with penny sleeves and the stack was nicely wrapped in paper (like a present)
1970 Topps Baseball
64 AL RBI Leaders: Harmon Killebrew Twins, Boog Powell Orioles, Reggie Jackson A's
65 NL Home Run Leaders: Willie McCovey Giants, Hank Aaron Braves, Lee May Reds
1972 Topps Baseball
103 Checklist 2nd Series cards 133-263 Unmarked
251 Checklist 3rd Series cards 264-394 Unmarked
478 Checklist 5th Series cards 526-656 Unmarked
[I already had all three of those, not sure if they were unmarked or not, UGH if they were all clean]
1975 Topps Baseball Mini
130 Phil Niekro Braves
306 Batting Leaders: Rod Carew Twins, Ralph Garr Braves
1978 Topps Baseball
60 Thurman Munson Yankees
580 Rod Carew AS Twins (dupe?)

entry Mar 22 2013, 10:33 PM
On Friday 22 March 2013 I got two sportlots envelopes (one small bubble padded the other PWE) and a bubble mailer from TCZ Member Troy.

First the sportlots:

small package two cards both I got for .25 + shipping for the pair was $2.00
1961 Topps Baseball 187 Billy Klaus Senators
1975 Topps Baseball 10 Don Sutton Dodgers (very offcenter to top almost miscut on edge)

PWE (card was in a card saver with a piece of cardboard taped to saver) one card arrived safely. Price was .25 + $3.00 shipping.
1978 TCMA Rochester Red Wings International League (Minor League AAA) 0025 Frank Robinson MGR

Package from TCZ Member 14 cards 4 of which I already had no biggy. Mostly Baseball cards except for one Football and one Hockey

1964 Topps Baseball
17 Willie Kirkland Orioles (in Indians Hat no airbrusing)
52 Chuck Hinton Senators (have)
92 Steve Ridzik Senators (have)
1971 Topps Baseball 63 AL Batting Leaders Frank Howard Senators, Tony Conigliario Red Sox, Boog Powell Orioles (not sure why I didn't have this one)
417 Dick Hall Orioles
501 Andy Etchebarren Orioles
1979 Topps Baseball 160 Mike Flanagan Orioles (have)
1980 Topps Baseball
10 Denny Martinez Orioles
615 Doug DeCinces Orioles (have)
2001 Topps Archives Reserve - 34 Chrome reprint of 1960 Topps 132 Rookie Star Frank Howard Dodgers
2011 Topps Lineage: 1975 Mini 10 Jim Palmer Orioles
2011 Topps Tribute 17 Brooks Robinson Orioles all shiny chrome
FOOTBALL: 1976 Topps Football 305 John Riggins Jets (have)
HOCKEY: 2003 Upper Deck Freshman Flashback FF30 Marian Hossa Ottawa Senators

 | Category: Baseball
entry Mar 22 2013, 02:36 AM
On Thursday 21 March 2013 I got some sportlots stuff and my big order from Check Out My Collectibles (was "Cards" still COMC) this was my 2nd or I think really my 3rd order from them since I've been a member there in 09? All the sportlots stuff was baseball the COMC was mostly baseball but some football

First the Sportlots stuff: (I like doing stuff by year but I'll do it by seller so I can get the prices w/shipping correct)

Dealer 1: Four Cards shipping was $3.00 each card was starting bid of .25¢
1960 Topps Baseball 43 Washington Senators TC w/checklist marked
1969 Topps Baseball 377 Gary Bell Pilots
1978 O Pee Chee Baseball207 Montreal Expos TC checklist unmarked
2007 Upper Deck Masterpieces Baseball 25 Carl Yastrzemski Red Sox

Dealer 2: One card .25¢ + .75¢ shipping
1966 Topps Baseball 156 D.P, Combo Dick Schofield and Hal Lanier Giants

Dealer 3: Seven cards plus 2 bonus cards $3.50 + $2.50 shipping
1972 Topps Baseball
223 - 1971 World Series Game No 1
224 - 1971 World Series Game No 2
225 - 1971 World Series Game No 3
226 - 1971 World Series Game No 4
227 - 1971 World Series Game No 5
228 - 1971 World Series Game No 6
229 - 1971 World Series Game No 7

BONUS CARDS:
1987 Topps Collectors Series Baseball Highlights 1 (of 33 card set) Steve Carlton Giants
1984 TCMA Arkansas Travelers Minor League Baseball 16 Curtis Ford

COMC Big order. 44 cards I used my store/site credit Since I Ordered more than 40 cards shipping was free my total was $75.85 most expensive card was the '72 Frank Robinson at $10.24 the second expensive was the triple sig card at $7.25 next biggest price was $5 or nearly five from a few of the vintage cards most of the rest were under a buck. A lot of these cards I am surprised I didn't have them before, a couple of the Baseball Game cards were upgrades for poorer conditioned cards. I'm surprised they had all the cards in penny sleeves and the two slightly larger cards were actually in toploaders.

Football (5 cards)
1968 Topps Football Stand-Ups 22 Norm Snead Eagles Intact
1967 Philadelphia Football 88 Roman Gabriel Rams
1978 Topps Football 409 Roman Gabriel Rams
2012 Topps Football: QB Immortals
QI-JN Joe Namath Jets (the dark green team years banner with black letter is impossible to read without a very very bright light directly on the dang thing I almost thought it was a printing error)
QI-KW Kurt Warner Rams (I saw the team banner on this card before the Namath card so I knew there was supposed to be writing there)

Baseball:
1953 Topps 67 Roy Sievers Browns
1955 Topps 16 Roy Sievers Nationals
1957 Topps 89 Roy Sievers Senators (one of the many cards I could have sworn I already had)
1959 Topps
74 Directing The Power: Lemon Lavagetto Sievers Senators
465 BASEBALL THRILLS: Sievers Sets Homer Mark Roy Sievers Senators
1962 Topps 88 Ralph Houk (Yogi Berra in background which usually increases this card's price got it for $4.25)
1965 Topps574 Roy Sievers Senators (someone wrote a "6" in blue ballpoint pen lightly on his shoulder but it's about 3/4 of an inch tall - another card I could have sworn I had)
1967 Topps 348 Tug McGraw Mets
1968 Topps Game (two of these were upgrades for poorer cards)
5 Harmon Killebrew Twins (upgrade)
9 Brooks Robinson Orioles
13 Gary Peters White Sox (upgrade)
1969 Topps 650 Ted Williams MGR Senators (could have sworn all day long I had this one even thought I had dupes) This one is way off center to top almost a miscut
1972 Topps 754 Frank Robinson Dodgers (Traded Stamp)
1973 O Pee Chee 30 Tug McGraw Mets
1973 Topps 30 Tug McGraw Mets (why didn't I have this?)
1979 Topps 345 Tug McGraw Phillies
1981 Donruss 61 Ray Knight Reds
1981 Fleer 198 Ray Knight Reds
1981 Topps325 Ray Knight Reds
1982 Fleer 71 Ray Knight Reds
1982 Topps 525 Ray Knight Reds
1983 Topps 441 Houston Astros 1982 Batting & Pitching Leaders Ray Knight and Joe Niekro
1984 Donruss 232 Ray Knight Astros
1984 Fleer 229 Ray Knight Astros
1984 Topps Nestles 660 Ray Knight Astros
1984 Topps 660 Ray Knight Astros
1985 Donruss 617 Ray Knight Mets
1985 Fleer 86 Ray Knight Mets
1985 Topps 590 Ray Knight Mets
1986 Donruss 597 Ray Knight Mets
1986 Fleer 86 Ray Knight Mets
1987 Fleer 14 Ray Knight Mets
1988 Score: Traded 17T Ray Knight Tigers
2008 Tristar Projections: GR8 Xpectations: Triple Signature Washington D.C.'s Future GR8s: Jake Smolinski GCL Nationals, Jordan Zimmermann Vermont Lake Monsters, Josh Smoker Vermont Lake Monsters (the Lake Monsters were Expos/Nats affiliates from their founding in 1977 to 2010, from 2012 - present they are assoc. w/ the A's) On STICKER sigs blue sharpie Smokers has the top part of a second sig possibly another of his from the edge of the stickers
2010 Topps: Opening Day 80 Nick Johnson Marlins
2010 Topps: Opening Day: Blue Border 80 Nick Johnson Marlins 0489/2010
2010 Topps: Walmart? Black Black Border 181 Nick Johnson Marlins
2010 Topps: Gold 181 Nick Johnson Marlins 1686/2010
2010 Topps Update: Gold US-91 Nick Johnson Yankees 0225/2010



 | Category: Baseball
entry Mar 20 2013, 09:20 PM
Today Wednesday 20 March 2013, I got my goodies from a group box break held by a blogger. Samuel of The Daily Dimwit held a group box break of 2004 Diamond Kings and 2005 Cracker Jack. I bought the Washington/Montreal slot and my random team was Seattle (small base Ichiro Mojo) I didn't get any hits just base, but that is OK because these are two of the millions of sets I'm trying to build.

Here is what I got:
2004 Diamond Kings
75 Ichiro Mariners
118 Orlando Cabrera Expos (he was traded to Boston during the summer of 2004 so he was NEVER a NAT)
141 Bret Boone Mariners (Grandson of Ray Boone, Son of Bob Boone and Brother of Aaron Boone who was a NAT)

2005 Topps Cracker Jack
19 Bret Boone Mariners
28 Gil Meche Mariners
46 Joel Pineiro Mariners
52 Richie Sexson Mariners
86 Raul Ibanez Mariners
88 Bucky Jacobsen Mariners
125 Ichiro Mariners
132 Randy Winn Mariners
153 Brad Wilkerson Nationals
188 Jeremy Reed Mariners

mini
153 Brad Wilkerson Nationals

 | Category: Baseball
entry Mar 16 2013, 02:32 PM
Today Saturday 16 March 2013,
Got a lone sportlots PWE today. It was .75 +$1.15 shipping

1983 O-Pee-Chee Baseball 126 Carl Yastrzemski SV Red Sox

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