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entry Mar 9 2012, 11:12 PM
Same drill got 2 packages from Sportlots part 1960s Football and a slightly bigger part 1970s/80s Baseball. I'll start with the Football

1964 Philadelphia 97 Los Angeles Rams TC
1965 Philadelphia 121 Lou Slaby Giants Major miscut/off-center at bottom edge
1968 Topps
60 Jim Hart Cardinals RC
105 Boyd Dowler Packers
219 Checklist 219A (green printing on back) 2nd Series cards 132-218 Unmardked but really beat up
1970 Topps 241 Willie Wood Packers

1976 Topps
120 Rusty Staub Mets
193 NL Home Run Leaders: Mike Schmidt Phillies Dave Kingman Mets Greg Luzinski Phillies
194 AL Home Run Leaders: Reggie Jackson a's George Scott Brrewers John Mayberry Royals
203 NL Strikeout Leaders: Tom Seaver Mets John Montefusco Giants Andy Messersmith Dodgers
355 Steve Carlton Phillies
365 Carlton Fisk Red Sox
520 Willie McCovey Padres
1978 Topps 401 Sparky Anderson Reds (3)
[b1984 Fleer[/b] - ALL ORIOLES
1 Mike Boddicker
3 Todd Cruz
6 Rick Dempsey
7 Jim Dwyer (3)
9 Dan Ford
11 Dennis Martinez
12 Tippy Martinez
13 Scott McGregor
20 John Shelby (2)
21 Ken Singleton

entry Mar 9 2012, 12:22 AM
IN my second (or is it third) sportlots onslaught I got a bunch of cards yesterday Wednesday 7 Mar and a bunch today Thursday 8 Mar 2012. A couple of Ebay cards slipped in there both days as well. I will list the mailings for Wednesday first.

1957 Topps 107 Jim Rivera White Sox
1961 Topps
12 Moe Thacker Cubs (I've got to scan this one sometime either it suffered from a major case of sun exposure or it was a color test proof that escaped. Since it has a normal back I'm guessing it has been exposed to direct sunlight for way too long
114 Hobie Landrith Giants
189 Checklist 3rd Series cards 177-264 marked on front.
395 Chuck Estrada Orioles
1965 Topps
7 ERA Leaders Dean Chance Angels Joel Horlen White Sox
86 Les Narum Senators
101 Fred Newman Angels
106 Gene Oliver Braves
189 3rd Series Checklist cards 177-264 Majorly checkmarked.
195 Bob Veale Pirates
345 Floyd Robinson White Sox
363 Bob Johnson Orioles
441 Denver Lemaster Braves
445 Don Lock Senators
595 Don Lee Angels
1966 Topps 77 Johnny Orsino Senators
1968 Topps
358 Mike Epstein Senators
411 Ron Hansen Senators
489 Wally Bunker Orioles
498 Bill Bryan Senators
573 Joe Coleman Senators
575 Jim Palmer Orioles
1969 Topps
107 Checklist 2nd Series cards 110-218 Unmarked (Error 161 Jim Purdin)
107 Checklist 2nd Series cards 110-218 Unmarked (Corrected 161 John Purdin)
243 Ron Kline Pirates
272 Ed Stroud Senators
282 Pat Jarvis Braves
293 Dick Dietz Giants
320 Dal Maxvill Cardinals
325 Jose Cardenal Indians
363 Russ Nixon White Sox
367 Lou Johnson Indians
384 Larry Shepard Pirates
1971 Topps
35 Lou Piniella Royals (looks like someone marked up his cap on the back to change him to Yankees it has black pen marks on the hat logo)
192 Billy Wilson Phillies
1972 Topps
103 Checklist 2nd Series cards 133-263 Unmarked but a little ink smudge on front on right near bottom
251 Checklist 3rd Series cards 264-394 Unmarked
378 Checklist 4th Series cards 395-525 Unmarked
478 Checklist 5th Series cards 526-656 Unmarked
1974 Topps
9 Mickey Lolich Tigers
44 Mel Stottlemyre Yankees way off centered to left edge front top edge back
112 Dave Lopes Dodgers
115 Willie Horton Tigers
116 Jerry Reuss Pirates
157 Vic Harris Cubs
155 Bert Campaneris A's
263 Checklist cards 1330-264 Unmarked some gum staining on back
272 Paul Casanova Braves
279 Jim Crawford Astros
281 San Francisco Giants TC
298 Roric Harrison Braves
299 Gene Michael Yankees
304 Don Wilson Astros
307 Luis Melendez Cardinals
309 Dave Roberts Padres
312 Deron Johnson A's
321 Steve Braun Twins
322 Ernie McAnally Expos
328 Skip Jutze Astros
341 Dan Driessen Reds
342 Jim Lonborg Phillies
347 Sandy Alomar Angels
348 Pete Richert Dodgers
629 Rusty Staub Mets
1975 Topps 211 MVPs 1973 Reggie Jackson A's Pete Rose Reds
1977 Topps
161 Garry Templeton Cardinals
231 Record Breaker George Brett Royals
277 NL Championship Reds Sweep Phillies 3 in Row Pete Rose Running Bases
630 Bert Blyleven Rangers
1978 Topps
5 Record Breaker Pete Rose Reds
7 Reggie Jackson Yankees
300 Joe Morgan Reds AS
413 World Series Reggie & Yankees Reign Supreme
540 Steve Carlton Phillies
580 Rod Carew Twins AS
1979 Topps
204 Record Breaker Pete Rose Reds
650 Pete Rose Reds

1971 Topps Game Inserts (half of these are dupes)
1 Dick Butkus Bears
2 Bob Berry Falcons
9 Tommy Nobis Falcons
12 Andy Russell Steelers
18 Sam Brunelli Broncos
41 tom Woodeshick Eagles
48 Lance Alworth Chargers
NNO Field Position Marker card

2010-11 Victory Hockey 242 Nick Johnson Penguins RC

1911 Players & Sons Cigarettes Ceremonial and Court Dress
6 A Military Knight of Windsor
15 A Cabinet Member

Now the stuff from today Thursday.

1961 Topps 521 Brother Battery Norm and Larry Sherry Dodgers wacy off-center to right almost to edge (back on left edge and almost to top)
1966 Topps 183 Checklist 3rd Series cards 177-264 (2- one completely unmarked and one marked in one box only on back)
1970 Topps (many of these dupes, but not all)
2 Diego Segui Pilots
5 Wes Parker Dodgers
14 Hank Allen Senators
20 Dave McNally Orioles
101 Bobby Floyd Orioles
131 Dodgers Rookie Stars Ray Lamb and Bob Stinson
242 Walter Alston Dodgers
148 Earl Weaver Orioles
271 Greg Goossen Pilots
281 Casey cox Senators
286 Dodgers Rookie Stars Jack Jenkins and Bill Buckner
289 Gene Brabender Pilots
319 Clayton Dalrymple Orioles
363 Tom Shopay Orioles
365 Zoilo Versalles Senators
393 John Gelnar Pilots
411 Los Angeles Dodgers TC
439 Lee Maye Senators
497 Eddie Watt Orioles
514 Steve Hovley Pilots
577 Bernie Allen Senators
1972 Topps
171 Darrell Evans Braves
198 Dodgers Rookie Stars Charlie Hough Bob O'Brien Mike Stahler
264 Tommy John Dodgers
327 Steve Stone Giants
520 Larry Bowa Phillies
1974 Topps
202 Home Run Leaders Reggie Jackson A's Willie Stargell Pirates
206 ERA Leaders Jim Palmer Orioles Tom Seaver Mets
332 All Star First Basemen Dick Allen White Sox Hank Aaron Braves
338 All Star Right Fielders Reggie Jackson A's Billy Williams Cubs
1977 Topps
277 NL Championship Reds Sweep Phillies 3 in Row Pete Rose Running Bases
359 Willie Randolph Yankees
430 Fergie Jenkins Red Sox
1980 Topps 358 Lou Whitaker Tigers
1982 O-Pee-Chee
72 Carl Yastrzemski Red Sox
363 Rod Carew Angels IA
1982 Topps
1 Highlights Steve Carlton Phillies
4 Highlights Pete Rose Phillies
80 Jim Palmer Orioles
101 Mike Schmidt Phillies IA
274 Bob O'Jeda Red Sox
651 Carl Yastrzemski Red Sox IA
780 Pete Rose Phillies
781 Pete Rose Phillies IA
2005 Donruss Diamond Kings 281 Cal Ripken Jr. Orioles
2006 Fleer Glossy Silver Variation 228 Ryan Zimmerman Nationals RC

1972 Topps
135 AFC Semi-Final Game Colts 20 Browns 3
138 NFC Championship Game Cowboys 14 49ers 3
139 Super Bowl Game Cowboys 24 Dolphins 3

entry Mar 6 2012, 09:57 AM
Got an Ebay auction of sixteen 1968 Topps Baseball cards for $9.99 + $5.15 shipping Yeah a bit high but it was in a padded mailer, the group of cards surrounded by cardboard and each card in those silly "cardsavers", but in this case since they were surrounded by the protective layer of cardboard I wasn't upset with the cardsavers.

Anyway as I said they were 1968 Topps Baseball All Senators except for 2 Astros (I guess the seller thought they were Senators since the team name was in the green circle and they didn't have a hat on (or the hat was photoshoped* blank). Pretty sure I had a few of them but not all of them.

066 Casey cox (team name in white need to find the yellow version)
096 Rookie Stars Frank Coggins, Dick Nold
116 Ken McMullen
149 Bob Saverine
161 Norm Miller ASTROS
188 Cap Peterson
207 Carroll Sembera ASTROS
209 Tim Cullen
231 Dave Baldwin
248 Fred Valentine
291 Dick Lines
395 Camilo Pascual
411 Ron Hansen
426 Hank Allen
442 Dick Bosman
595 Phil Ortega

* I guess back then "photoshopping" was called hand color editing or something similar since the term "photoshopping" referrers to editing with the computer program/application "Photoshop". and most photo editing back then was done by hand or in the photo labs.

entry Mar 4 2012, 04:03 PM
Went to my LCS (Local Card Shop) it had been a year or two since I've been there I think anyway my main goal/task was to get some monster boxes to help organize/store my "hoarding pile" of cards. I got four 5,000 count boxes my shop charges $3.something ($3.75?)

I also picked up one of those pre-packaged "Team Sets" from 2011-12 Panini Score Hockey for $6.95 of the Washington Capitals:
456 Alex Ovechkin
457 Alexander Semin
458 Marcus Johansson
458 Niclkas Backstrom
460 Brooks Laich
461 Jay Beagle
462 Jason Chimera
463 Mike Knuble
464 Matt Hendricks
465 Mike Grteen
466 Karl Alzner
467 John Carlson
468 Jeff Schultz
469 Michal Neuvirth
470 Brandon Holtby
537 Todd Ford RC Hot Rookies

and the "Piece de Resistance" is a Washington Senators Scorecard Program from 1965 for $15.00 in fantastic condition for a 47 year old program. The center scorecard bit has the starting batting order for both teams, the visitors for this one is Cleveland but there is no scoring marks, there are some small little swirly Q's on the add to the right either to get the pen to write or to relieve some boredom. Judging from the lineups it seems to be from 16 May 1965 a 7-8 Win first of a doubleheader. The program cost back then on game-day = 15

entry Mar 3 2012, 06:33 PM
Today Saturday 3 March 2012 I got a sportlots auction well two really from the same seller same years/series.

1975 Topps:
13 Gene Locklear Padres
28 Tom Murphy Brewers
43 Cleon Jones Mets
49 Larry Dierker Astros
51 Bob Forsch Cardinals
56 Rick Wise Red Sox
57 Dave Johnson Braves (now Nationals Manager)
83 Jim Merritt Rangers
88 Tom Egan Angels
94 Jim Lonborg Phillies
97 Earl Williams Orioles
103 Rick Miller red Sox
118 Mike Anderson Phillies
121 Bill North A's
125 Ken Singleton Expos
126 Checklist: Cards 1-132 -Marked
193 Horachio Pina Angels
141 Mickey Stanley Tigers
149 Tim Foli Expos
158 Jerry Grote Mets
161 Stan Bahnsen White Sox
163 Jim Brewer Dodgers
167 Rich Coggins Orioles
175 Don Money Brewers
177 Vic Correll Braves
186 Willie Crawford Dodgers
217 Lou Piniella Yankees
221 Aurelio Rodriquez Tigers
227 Bob Watson Astros
235 Jack Billingham Reds
239 George Stone Mets
241 Dick Tidrow Yankees
257 Checklist: Cards 133-264 - Unmarked
270 Ron Fairly Expos
272 Lynn McGlothen Cardinals
273 Steve Braun Twins
283 Steve Foucault Rangers
284 Ken Griffey Reds
288 Bruce Ellingsen Indians
293 Dick Sharon Tigers
305 Jim Colborn Brewers
319 Johnny Oates Braves
326 Wayne Twitchell Phillies
330 Mike Marshall Dodgers
343 Danny Frisella Padres
345 Clay Carroll Reds

I got my cards from Adamsharpe's FB group break. I had the Rams as my main team and then from the Draft I had the Browns and Giants.

2008 SP Authentic:
19 Kellen Winslow Jr. Browns
21 Braylon Edwards Browns
55 Brandon Jacobs Giants
56 Plaxico Burres Giants
57 Antonio Pierce Giants
93 Marc Bulger Rams
94 Steven Jackson Rams
95 Torry Holt Rams
Pro Bowl Performers: (sub set)
PBP-7 Braylon Edwards Browns
PBP-21 Steven Jackson Rams
PBP-44 Torry Holt Rams
Star Signatures SPSS-23 Brady Quinn Browns - Blue Sharpie Auto on sticker

2011 Panini Threads:
34 Ben Watson Browns
35 Colt McCoy Browns
36 Josh Cribbs Browns
97 Ahmad Bradshaw Giants
98 Eli Manning Giants
99 Hakeem Nicks Giants
100 Mario Manningham Giants
101 Steve Smith Giants
133 Danny Amendola Rams
134 Donny Avery Rams
135 Sam Bradford Rams
136 Steven Jackson Rams
188 Greg Jones Giants RC
215 Marvin Austin Giants RC
201 Jordan Cameron Browns RC Chrome? Variation 240/250
Generations: 3 Marshall Faulk, Steven Jackson Rams
Triple Threat: 6 Sam Bradford, Steven Jackson, Danny Amendola Rams
All Rookie Team: 9 Sam Bradford Rams 051/100

2011 Topps Legends:
19 Kurt Warner Rams
23 Phil Simms Giants (little thicker blue parallel?)
25 Terrel Jernigan RC Giants
36 Hakeem Nicks Giants
59 Sam Bradford Rams
80 Jim Brown Browns
132 Steven Jackson Rams
129 Austin Pettis RC Rams

2011 Upper Deck In College Unis.
26 John Cappelletti Penn State (Rams/Chargers)
34 Charles White USC (Browns/Rams)

2008 Donruss Leaf Certified Materials: Fabric of the Game RFOG-31 Mario Manningham Giants - Red square event warn jersey 224/250

I'm not overly attached to the Giants and Browns cards so those can be traded away except maybe the SP Authentic Pro Bowl Performers Braylon Edwards card still thinking about that one. I might also keep the Topps Legends haven't decided on those either. Will most likely keep the Jim Brown one.

 | Category: Basketball
entry Mar 3 2012, 12:46 PM
Yesterday Friday 02 March 2012 I got one of those rare items that really is pretty rare from Ebay A 1969 Topps Basketball Ruler - 22 Wes Unseld Baltimore Bullets. I got it for a small steal of $9.99 + $3 shipping. I've seen a few of this one and some of the others in the set starting at much much more. These "rulers" are "cards" well really they are just strips of paper like the mini posters only these are 2.5" x 10". So they are 1 card wide and about an inch short of being 3 cards high. They were folded (3 folds) inserts packed into the regular card packs. They call them "rulers" because on the left-hand side of the front is ruled scale with a caricature drawing of the player portrayed. There are 23 in this set even though they are numbed to 24 (#5 was never issued, not even sure what/who it would have been).

It looks like there are two or three more of these things I want to get because of being a player who had played for the Bullets, plus there is the Lou Alcindor (AKA: Kareem Abdul Jabbar) heck maybe I'll chase the whole set since it is only 23, but the stars in the set go for mega bucks, so I might not ever have another one.

 | Category: Baseball
entry Feb 27 2012, 09:43 PM
From Ebay got a 1952 Bowman Baseball 174 Mickey Grasso Senators for $4.99 + $2.00 shipping.

 | Category: Baseball
entry Feb 27 2012, 12:31 AM
I launched by Washington Nationals specific blog this evening/morning "Curly W Cards" is now up and running. So far I have just made a welcoming post and page. I'm not sure how often I'll get to updating it. Anyway it is at:


entry Feb 25 2012, 05:34 PM
Got two bigish packages both from sportlots auctions one was a 57 card lot of 1972 Topps Baseball and the other was actually 3 auctions from one seller which combined includes 9 1970/71 Kelloggs Football and Baseball, mostly baseball and a few are cracked with very noticeable damage (they were like that in the auction so it was a pre-sale thing).

I'll list the 1972 Topps Baseball: I'll list just the numbers to save some space (man for a second there I thought I could still smell the bubble gum)

5, 8, 11, 13, 15, 19, 22, 25, 30, 36, 42, 47, 50, 55, 59, 61, 70, 73, 76, 77, 84, 86, 90, 91, 92, 94, 95, 97, 104, 110, 113, 114, 115, 116, 123, 127, 152, 153, 155 (really warped with water damage), 157, 160, 165, 174, 175, 193 (another water warped card, but not as bad), 202, 211, 212,228,254, 257, 260, 262, 272, 398, 401, 411

OK now with the big variety "pack":


1970-71 Topps:
17 Pat Stapleton Black Hawks
116 Wayne Maki Canucks


1954 Bowman 45 Bob Thomason Eagles

1963 Topps
18 Jim Ray Smith Browns
101 Jerry Reichow Vikings
105 Ed Sharockman Vikings
106 Rip Hawkins Vikings

1970 Kellogg's
36 David Grayson Raiders
38 Deacon Jones Rams
56 Tommy Nobis Falcons

At first I thought the Deacon Jones card was damaged, but it is just the way the "sportflicks" effect works on that card, most of the "3-D" Kellogg's cards from the 60s/70s were just blurry backgrounds that gave the illusion of 3-D very few of them I recall doing the "picflix" thing. Pretty cool the Nobis card does a little flix background action also.


1951 Bowman 64 Bill Werle Pirates

1952 Bowman 74 Wes Westrum NY Giants

1952 Topps 186 Walt Masterson Red Sox

1953 Red Man No Tab - NL 2 Bobby Adams Reds - lots of creasing fair to good.

1955 Bowman 279 Chico Fernandez Brooklyn Dodgers

1956 Topps
2 Warren Giles President National League (It would be interesting to see an uncut sheet of this part of the print run because the back is upside-down from the front on this card)
175 Del Crandall Milwaukee Braves

1963 Jell-O 46 Norm Cash Tigers

1963 Topps 409 Roy Face Pirates (back has some red marking that looks like someone had the card priced at $11.00)

1970 Kellogg's
70 Wally Bunker Royals
73 Denny McLain Tigers

1971 Kellogg's - Here is where we see the damaged ones. At one point I swore to myself I would not get any "cracked" Kellogg's cards, but the desire to have a specific card sometimes outweighs the need for perfect condition.

15 Frank Robinson Orioles - Where to begin? The back shows some ware and is pretty good but the front it the worst of this bunch. The bottom left corner has a good portion of the front completely removed there is a large crack on the bottom center to right, the side edges have lots of "glass spider" cracks and there is a huge honking crack that runs across Frank's cap bill the whites out (due to the loose plastic separated from the paper of the card) about 1/2" wide across the entire width of the card.

61 Billy Williams Cubs - lots of long cracks, light plastic "lifting" across his shoulder the width of the card thin lifting but light and across the top of his cap across the width of the card. Again the lifting is light but this one is wide. Back is OK.

63 Jim Northrup Tigers - Back apparently had some of those small "grocery" price stickers in a couple of places and there is some blue pen ink top left over his headshot that looks like it says "R.M.". Front seems to be the best of this 5 card bunch. At first looks like there is nothing wrong but has some light vertical scrape markings.

65 Pete Rose Reds - Back has some typical corner ware like the others and is OK. Front looks pretty good again at first glance appears to be undamged, almost better than the Northrup card, but has a hairline crack along the width of the card at the bottom of the border.

72 Nate Colbert Padres - Back typical of this batch no serious problems. Front a couple of light cracks about middle of his abdomen/ribs a couple of worse cracks along the brim of his had and bottom of the red star and through the top of the red star.

1972 Kellogg's 32 Bud Harrelson Mets - Overall condition of this card is excellent, but major warping. I seem to have the error version that has his lifetime Hits as 634.

 | Category: Baseball
entry Feb 24 2012, 09:16 PM
Got a sportlots auction. just 0.25 (+ $2.60 shipping) of Twelve 1970 Topps Expos. Some of them I already have, some of them I think I had back in the day but had gone missing til today and maybe one or two I never had.

019 John Boccabella
038 Mack Jones
087 Steve Renko
124 Larry Jaster
147 Angel Hermoso
164 Ty Cline
221 Ron Brand
238 Jose Laboy
293 Bob Bailey
332 Bobby Wine
364 Dan McGinn (had this one back in the day, think I still have that one plus this one and maybe another one or two not sure of exact number)
632 Gary Sutherland

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