Monthly Archives: October 2010

Calling It Quits!!!

Calling It Quits!!!

No, No, No.  Don’t worry ’30-Year Old Cardboard’ is not going anywhere.

I’m just revamping my collection a bit.  And after going back and forth on this decision for the better part of two weeks, I have finally made the choice to abandon my Ryan Braun and Josh Johnson collections.

While I still really enjoy watching both of these guys play, my enjoyment of collecting their cards has put me on a roller coaster of emotions that has left me in the pits.  After really trying to get into collecting modern cards of modern players, I have decided that for now it is not for me.

So, my collection of Braun will end with 34 cards in total and my collection of JJ will rest with 40.  In each lot, there are tons of rookie cards and inserts as well.

If anyone has interest in these cards please let me know – I would be happy to offer them up to a good home.  And I wouldn’t be looking for much in return either…

Both of these players are fantastic, and they both rank very high on my list of current players that I enjoy watching.

But for now, that is how it will remain.  Strictly watching, not collecting.

Leave me a comment if you want part or all of these two player collections.


Reggie Jackson 2008 Upper Deck SP ‘Legendary Memorabilia’ Game-Used Jersey Card

Reggie Jackson 2008 Upper Deck SP ‘Legendary Memorabilia’ Game-Used Jersey Card

One more beauty to show off featuring Reggie as the month of October comes to an end.

This one, serial numbered 36/50, comes from the 2008 Upper Deck SP ‘Legendary Memorabilia set’.  And I have to say that this one could be my favorite Reggie Jackson relic card in my collection.  So far…

Perfectly designed, the Black and White imagery mixed with the Grey swatch of Yankee jersey and the Sepia tones in the background, this card is a visual masterpiece masquerading as a baseball card.


Tony Perez 1983 Topps Traded

Tony Perez 1983 Topps Traded

Tony Perez played the entire 1983 baseball season with the Phillies.  But because he was with Boston during the 1982 season and had yet to sign with a new club prior to this set’s release, Topps gave him a card in their traded set to show him in his Phillies uniform.

And man, do I love those old-school Powder-Blue Phillies uniforms from the early 80’s!!!

A very sweet addition to my Tony Perez collection:

Happy Birthday Fred McGriff!!!

That’s right, the ‘Crime Dog’ turns 47 today!!!

Fred McGriff is possibly one of the most underrated baseball players from the last 20 years.  An extremely consistent hitter over the course of his 19-year career, McGriff added solid hitting and amazing power to the line-up.

For his 47th birthday, I give him 7 more home runs – giving him an even 500 for his amazing career.

Happy Birthday to the ‘Crime Dog’!!!

Signing Results: Hall of Famer, Ozzie Smith!!!

Signing Results:  Hall of Famer, Ozzie Smith!!!!

Finally, after weeks of waiting and one canceled session, my Ozzie Smith signed baseball is home.

And even though the wait was longer than what I would have wanted, I have to say that this signed baseball is one of the sweetest in my collection!!!  Ozzie’s signature is impeccable; I would have to say that the quality and clarity of his autograph is underrated in the hobby.

Come see for yourself:

I told you – PERFECT!!!!

This is ball #40 of my collection, and easily a ‘Top 5’ for me!!!

Thanks Ozzie!!!

Bob Gibson 1971 Topps

Bob Gibson 1971 Topps

Vintage time!!!!

I cannot believe that this baseball card is close to 40 years old.  And I have to say that for being 39, this card of Bob Gibson from the 1971 Topps baseball set looks pretty good!!!

While the camera angle used to shoot this photo is not odd, I have to say that the end result of the shot is.  Between Gibson’s Grey jersey and Red hat mixed with all of the same colored shirts and hats in the stands, Gibson blends in really well with the crowd.  Heck, the third baseman stands out more than ‘Hoot’ and it is not his card.

Instead of ‘Where’s Waldo’, we can play ‘Where’s Gibby’ with this one…  🙂 

Dawson Oddballs Make Me Smile!!!

Dawson Oddballs Make Me Smile!!!

These random Dawson oddballs have been sitting on my desk for a while. 

Primarily consisting of stickers that were issued in the early 1980’s, I love looking at ‘cards’ like these because they are not ones that you see all of the time.  And as my Andre Dawson collection continues to swell, it is cards like these that keep my collection chugging along.

Oh, and in the center is a card I had never seen prior to my purchase and have not seen since – kind of looks like a picture of Andre while in his younger teens…


Reggie Jackson 2010 Topps ‘Vintage Legends’

Reggie Jackson 2010 Topps ‘Vintage Legends’

Look at this beauty!!!

I scooped this card up during a recent splurge on  And while they may not offer the easiest or most friendly way to shop, their prices cannot be beat.

For example, cards that would cost a dollar through Ebay’s Buy It Now program can be had for as little as $0.18 on

I’ve been hooked on that site for some time now, and if it wasn’t for their vast inventory of sellers and cards, my player collections would not be anything close to what they are today.

Thank you!!!

Wade Boggs 1992 Topps

Wade Boggs 1992 Topps

From the looks of it, Wade Boggs is headed home.

And while it is tough to guess the complete scenario of this picture, he is either advancing due to a passed ball, putting on a squeeze play, or attempting to score as the result of an infield hit or bunt…

My guess is option number three – I cannot see Boggs being the player of choice when attempting a squeeze…  But that’s just me.

Andre Dawson 2006 Topps Co-Signers Certified Autograph!!!!

Andre Dawson 2006 Topps Co-Signers Certified Autograph!!!!

Hey, it was about time for me to snag a new Dawson autograph for the collection.  And I am really happy and proud to show off this one:

Brimming with team spirit, this card’s photo and color scheme show off the Expos team colors of Red, White, and Blue very proudly.

The design is very clean and basic, but the sharp and detailed colors of Dawson’s uniform really stand out vividly against the muted background.

This Dawson certified autograph is the 20th of my collection – YEAH!!!!