Tuesday, November 11, 2014

You know what I'm going to say

From one veteran to all the rest.

Thank you.

Words could never express the love and respect and I have for all of you so I'll just say that.

Thank you.

Monday, November 10, 2014

You can enter, but I'm gonna win

Many will enter, but I will win.

Robert over at $30 a week is having a contest and the prize is amazing.

Check it out here.

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

I wish some of you were right

Thanks to everyone who participated in the November contest.  I think any Hall of Fame autograph is cool, but I'd sure like to have some of the names you guys mentioned.

Thirty-five of you offered up two names as the Hall of Fame autos I picked up from my LCS friend.

Let's see who you picked.

Ferguson Jenkins - 5
Frank Thomas - 4
Carlton Fisk - 3
Tom Glavine - 3
Ernie Banks - 2
Johnny Bench - 2
Rod Carew - 2
Andre Dawson - 2
Dennis Eckersley - 2
Whitey Ford - 2
Tony Gwynn - 2
Rickey Henderson - 2
Harmon Killebrew - 2
Paul Molitor - 2
Ozzie Smith - 2
Willie Stargell - 2
Roberto Alomar - 1
Luis Aparicio - 1
Bert Blyleven - 1
Wade Boggs -1
Lou Brock - 1
Bob Feller - 1
Rollie Fingers - 1
Lou Gehrig - 1
Bob Gibson - 1
Goose Gossage - 1
Whitey Herzog - 1
Al Kaline - 1
Greg Maddux - 1
Mickey Mantle - 1
Willie McCovey - 1
Stan Musial - 1
Phil Niekro - 1
Jim Palmer - 1
Tony Perez - 1
O'Neill - 1 (Not sure who this is)
Jim Rice - 1
Cal Ripken Jr. - 1
Brooks Robinson - 1
Nolan Ryan - 1
Tom Seaver - 1
Warren Spahn - 1
Joe Torre - 1
Hoyt Wilhelm - 1
Dave Winfield - 1
Carl Yastrzemski - 1
Robin Yount - 1

That's a lot of guesses and again, I thank you for taking the time to play along.  Here are the two Hall of Fame autos I bought from my LCS friend.

The first Hall of Famer auto is Jim Palmer on a 1997 Donruss Signature Series Significant Signatures.  This is numbered 1962/2000 on the back.  Palmer was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1990.  The Angels in Order were the only team to choose Jim Palmer.

The second Hall of Famer auto belongs to Bob Feller on a 1999 Fleer Greats of the Game card.  Zach over at Autographed Cards (how's that for good luck) was the only person to pick Bob Feller.

In my contest post I said I bought three autos.  The third one, while not a Hall of Famer, is still nice. It's a 2001 Topps Archives Reserve auto of Herb Score.  I picked up a few relic cards as well, but I'll save them for another post.

Tom and Zach, instead of randomizing, I'm going to let you both choose.  You can have the auto you guessed or some other stuff.  Just let me know and I'll get your prizes out to you!

Saturday, November 1, 2014

How about a contest?

I know it's been a while since I had a contest.  It's been a little crazy around here.  Let's fix that right now.

I recently bought three autos from my LCS friend.  They were such a good deal, I couldn't pass them up.  Two of them were HOFers.

All you have to do is correctly name one of the two HOF autos.  Sounds easy right?  In the comments, put two players you think might answer the question.  You can also guess ONE team name.  I don't think it's going to happen, but if no one guesses one of the autos, I'll do a random drawing from the people who correctly guess one of the players' teams.

If more than one person guesses one of the players, I'll random their names and they can pick from one of two prizes:  one of the HOF autos OR a package containing their favorite team/players (whatever I can put together.)

Clear as mud?  Good.  Get started and good luck!

Friday, October 31, 2014

The other half

Happy Halloween.  That's a weird thing to say isn't it?  Happy scary day...strange.  Of course, it's the middle of the night and I'm in a half-coma, so what do I know.

I posted the other day about a few cards I got for 50 cents from my LCS friend.  I thought I'd show the other half of the cards and let you tell me again if I got a good deal.

2004 Heritage is one of my favorite Heritage sets.  I found this Todd Helton chrome version in one of the boxes I searched through and threw it in the pile.

At one time, these 1998 Flair Showcase Wave of the Future cards were popping up across the blogosphere.  I think the fact that they have actual water in them makes them a unique and weird collectible.   This is Paul Konerko with the Dodgers.  That sounds weird.

I found the Konerko and this Brad Fullmer in another box and decided I needed a couple of these right away.  They are perfect for the Doomsday Prepper who collect cards.  You can always use them as a source of drinking water.  (I would NOT drink that water...just sayin').

This 2002 Topps 206 Greg Maddux wasn't in the dollar group. It actually didn't cost me a thing as he gave to to me free just 'cause he's a nice guy.

The last card in the "buck" lot was this old thing.  It's not really vintage in my book, but I'm not turning down any early Cal Ripken Jr.  Even if he isn't going by Jr.

The other cards I bought will be revealed as a part of my November contest.  It starts tomorrow so I hope to see you back!

Be safe out there tonight and send me all your Reese's Peanut Butter cups.  You don't want those things anyway.

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

You remember him, right?

I know I haven't been blogging much lately, but I feel certain that you'll remember my LCS buddy. The guy I bought all the great vintage cards from, the guy I bought the Nolan Ryan rookie from, the guy I bought all the 5000 count boxes from?  Yea, that guy.

I haven't been over to see him since school let out for summer.  I'm aware that we are now about 9 weeks into this school year, so it's been a while since I visited him.  I called him up the other day and stopped by for a quick visit.  He hasn't purchased any big deals since I was there last, but he is looking for a deal and told me he would call me first when he finds one.

He still had a few binders of cards leftover from before, but most of them are stuff I'm not interested in buying.  There are a couple of binders with HOFer autos and some relic cards.  I picked through the relics and got a few to trade and bought three autos, two of which are HOFers.

I'm going to use the HOF autos for a November contest (yes I do remember those too).  I picked out a few cards to show off here and these cost me a 50 cents.  I spent a buck on loose cards, but I'm also saving the other half for another day.

Let me know if you think I got a good deal for my half dollar.

This is a 1998 Topps Stars N Steel Tony Gwynn.  This card should be a registered weapon because it could cut you.  

Here we have a trio of Hall of Famers from 1998 Topps.  These Lords of the Diamond are quite pointy.  We have Tony Gwynn, Frank Thomas and Greg Maddux.  Not a bad threesome.

Last, but most certainly not least, we have some sweet catcher prospects from 2003 Topps Chrome. Oh sure, I see Brandon Phillips and Justin Morneau, but we all know I'm more interested in Victor Martinez and Joe Mauer.  I'm especially pleased to have that Mauer card.  I have a lot of Mauer stuff, but not a lot of early Mauer stuff.

I don't know about you, but those 6 cards for 50 cents is a deal I can live with (and use more of when the opportunity arises).

More to come...

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

I need some addresses

If you recall the four 5000 count boxes I got from my LCS buddy, you'll also recall a bunch of people asked for cards.  I've mailed out some of them, but I need a few addresses to mail some of the others.

I need addresses for:

Cautlin Yankees
Chuck Bartz - upper deck
Captain Kirk
Tony L - Brewers
Big Bern
Brady Umfleet

Send those addresses.  I'll be hitting up the post office on Wednesday.

I know I owe a few other people packages and I'll be working on those soon.