Monday, March 25, 2013

Garage Sale Find: The Baseball Binders

I haven't been through all the boxes yet, but I've sorted the loose cards into stacks based on sports.  Baseball is by far the most well represented, with basketball, football, NASCAR and hockey following in order. 

I was surprised by what I found in the loose cards and I'll get scans of those cards for Tuesday's post.  The purchase included 4 binders.  I teased the basketball one already and I'll get to that one another day too.  For now, I'll show you what the three baseball binders were holding. 

(I don't know why pics I take with my phone won't show up right.  I edit them into the right positioin, but they still show up sideways.  The funny thing is I don't take them that way.  I don't know...)

Binder #1...the binder itself is in good shape and look!  It has baseball cards on it and everything!  WEE!!

Inside binder #1 is a complete 1989 Topps set.  Well, it's not worth much, but I didn't have one so it's a keeper. 

Binder #2 is also in good shape and seeing as how it says "Baseball Cards" on it, I'll keep it. 

Binder #2 has an almost complete set of 1986 Topps.  It's missing about three cards, but I'm sure I can find them.  There are at least 1000 other 1986 Topps cards in what I bought.  Heck, I may end up with two sets. 

Binder #3...well, it's not exactly a baseball card binder.  I think it might have been intended to hold computer disks.  Well, it didn't have computer disks in it. 

Binder #3 has a couple of different things in it.  First up is a complete 1986 Fleer Baseball set.  You might notice, if you turn your monitor sideways, that card in the upper right corner is NOT a Fleer baseball card.  In one of the tubs, I found an opened box of 1989 North Carolina Collegiate Cards.  There wasn't a Michael Jordan in the whole box.  There was one in this binder.  Funny, but not worth anything really.  

At the back of the binder was a complete 1986 Donruss The Rookies set.  I don't think this is terribly valuable either which is a shame because there was another complete set still in the box. 

One of these binders had a couple of "older" cards that were a surprise.  I'll scan those today to show with the others for tomorrow. 

My goal is to look through all the boxes today and scan anything of interest.  I'd like to scan and get the basketball pages and the items in the 1986 Fleer Basketball box up for Wednesday.  Stay tuned and see if you think I really got a good deal for my $25. 


  1. I had that exact Hygrade binder as a kid! If you ever want to work out a cards for binder trade let me know.

  2. I always loved those Donruss The Rookies sets.; the '86 one is probably the best of the series.

  3. Always loved the binders labeled "BASEBALL STARS" or "SUPER BASEBALL CARD COLLECTION".

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    1. He gave you directions so as to avoid the neck pain! lol
      "You might notice, if you turn your monitor sideways..."

  5. I had the same problem with using images taken with my phone and a trick I stumbled on is to rotate and save your images sideways or upside down - upload the images onto your post until it looks correct - you may end up having to delete multiple, duplicate images wherever your images are hosted.

    Another option is to upload image onto your computer and take a screen shot instead of using the actual image.