Daily Archives: November 22, 2010

Baseball Card Show Purchase #10 – A Healthy Stack Of Ozzie Smith Cards

Baseball Card Show Purchase #10 – A Healthy Stack Of Ozzie Smith Cards

In my previous attempts to score cards for my player collections, I found myself to be pretty lucky.  This time around, that was not quite the story, with one very big exception.

I landed 24 cards for my Ozzie Smith collection – all from the same dealer, in the same group of bargain bins!!!

This purchase makes a very large and needed dent in my set of Ozzie Smith cards and it gives me renewed motivation to finish it.

Check out the haul…

Baseball Card Show Purchase #9 – Two Reggies Jackson Masterpieces!!!

Baseball Card Show Purchase #9 – Two Reggies Jackson Masterpieces!!!

These two cards that I scored are without a doubt may favorites from the show.  And to be honest, I had never seen either of them prior, so the surprise element for me.

These two cards feature Reggie is his old Oakland A’s uniform – and they look incredible in person.  I am so thrilled to add these two great cards to my collection that pays tribute to the marvelous career of Mr. October!!!

Baseball Card Show Purchase #8 – Bo Jacksons’s 1987 Donruss Rate Rookie Card

Baseball Card Show Purchase #8 – Bo Jackson’s 1987 Donruss Rate Rookie Card

There are a few players that I keep an eye out at each show that I attend.  And while I never carry a list of cards that I need of those players, if I fall upon anything that I don’t already have of them, I grab it and don’t look back.

So that is exactly what I did when I saw this 1987 Donruss Rated Rookie card of Bo Jackson in one of the many bargain bins that I searched.

This card was such a hot commodity back when Bo debuted in 1987.  And of all of his rookie cards issued in 1987 sets, I think that this is one of the better ones.

Agreed?

Baseball Card Show Purchase #7 – 4 Early 80’s Johnny Bench Cards

Baseball Card Show Purchase #7 – 4 Early 80’s Johnny Bench Cards

While rummaging through one of the dime bins at the show, I started to find a good amount of early 80’s card featuring Hall of Famers.  And when done, I had rescued these 4 beauties of Johnny Bench:

The cards – from top to bottom and left to right – 1983 Donruss, 1982 Donruss, 1982 Topps, and 1983 Topps.

If I had to choose a favorite it would be – 1983 Topps.  I know big surprise right…

Baseball Card Show Purchase #6 – 2000 Topps’ Version Of ‘The Big Red Machine’

Baseball Card Show Purchase #6 – 2000 Topps’ Version Of ‘The Big Red Machine’

Certainly not the team that won the 1975 and 1976 World Series championships solidifying themselves as one of the greatest dynasties in baseball history, I still like what Topps did with this one.

Come see…

Capturing 4 Reds legends that played for the team as far back in 1969, this card called out to me like no other did at the show.

What’s not to like…  Joe Morgan, Ken Griffey, Jr., Barry Larkin, and Johnny Bench – OH YEAH!!!!

Baseball Card Show Purchase #5 – A Sweet Jim Palmer Card

Baseball Card Show Purchase #5 – A Sweet Jim Palmer Card

I didn’t find too many serial numbered cards at this show that served my likes….

Actually, I found just 1 – This one!!!

From the 2005 Fleer Legends set, this card is numbered 587/999, and it is a much better looking card in person than the scan shows. 

Black and White image of Palmer works very well with all of the Gold scripting below.  And the Orange frame at both the top and bottom of the card pull the whole thing, and the Orioles theme, all together.

A very solid addition to my Palmer PC.

Baseball Card Show Purchase #4 – (2)2010 Topps T206 Cards Of Reggie & Frank

Baseball Card Show Purchase #4 – (2)2010 Topps T206 Cards Of Reggie & Frank

As it relates to baseball, I love Reggie Jackson and Frank Robinson.

As it relates to baseball cards, I love cards that feature Reggie Jackson and Frank Robinson.

But all of that being said, these two cards are god-awful!!

Terrible artwork.  Terrible design.  Terrible colors.

But nonetheless, these 2 cards are now mine and are resting comfortably contained within my Reggie Jackson and Frank Robinson collections…

Baseball Card Show Purchase #3 – 2009 Topps Heritage ‘Then & Now’ Starring Banks & Howard

Baseball Card Show Purchase #3 – 2009 Topps Heritage ‘Then & Now’ Starring Banks & Howard

I had to scoop this one up the moment that I saw it!!!

I love the design of this cars, and anytime that one of my favorite Cubs players is featured on a modern-era issue, I am probably going to grab it.

And while the card is a great addition to my small Ernie Banks collection, I am a bit puzzled by the combination of Ernie Banks and Ryan Howard.

Both players are major forces when it comes to run production and hitting home runs, but if I had to compare a player from today’s game to Ernie Banks I would go with someone more along the lines of….  Robinson Cano or Miguel Tejada.

But that is just me…

And here is the card…

Baseball Card Show Purchase #2 – Another Hall Of Fame Trio, Mr. Joe Morgan

Baseball Card Show Purchase #2 – Another Hall Of Fame Trio, Mr. Joe Morgan

Yep, another trio and another favorite of ’30-Year Old Cardboard’…

This time, my sights were set on Mr. Joe Morgan. 

Check them out:

Of the three, my favorite has to be of the 2005 Upper Deck Classics set.  This series of cards look really sharp – the colors are bold and vibrant, and I enjoy the graphic elements that UD used both in the team and player name banner that runs horizontal near the bottom as well as the sepia-toned images in the background.

I think I am going to have to get some more of these…

Baseball Card Show Purchase #1 – A Nice Trio Of Brooks Robinson

Baseball Card Show Purchase #1 – A Nice Trio Of Brooks Robinson

While I had no goals going into this card show, I always keep a sharp eye out for the modern issues of my baseball heroes.  In this regard, the show treated me very well.

And this trio of cards featuring Brooks Robinson was the perfect start to that shopping experience.

Three fabulous looking cards of one of the greatest defensive infielders of all-time….  I just wish one of them captured him playing at the hot-corner.

But oh, well, I am still very happy to add these three cards to my collection that pays tribute to Mr. Robinson!!

Here they are: