Baseball Card Show Purchase #5 – 1982 Topps Nolan Ryan & Pete Rose
I love vintage – and while I am not quite certain that a baseball card issued in 1982 would qualify, the uniforms that these two baseball superstars are wearing definitely fit the bill…
And I am a sucker for those old Astros’ uniforms. Just check out Nolan’s uni!!!
And look at how well the complimentary colors that Topps used on these cards works with both the Astros and Phillies team colors.
Posted in Pete Rose Collection, Uncategorized
Tagged 1982 topps, 300 wins, 4192 hits, 5000 strikeouts, 7 no-hitters, all-star, angels, baseball, baseball card show, baseball cards, baseball legend, baseball milestones, baseball record, california angels, Cincinnati Reds, collection, Hall Of Fame, hobby, HOF, most valuable player, MVP, no hitter, nolan ryan, pete rose, philadelphia, phillies, reds, starting pitcher, topps, world series
Baseball Card Show Purchase #4 – Ryne Sandberg 2010 Obak
I don’t have too many Obak baseball cards – and for good reason. I just don’t care for them too much…
But when I saw this card of ‘Ryno’ something caught my eye… Do you know what it was??
Here, take a look:
Look at that chain hanging from Ryne’s neck. He would have fit right in at the ‘Jersey Shore’. LOL
Posted in Chicago Cubs
Tagged all-star, baseball, baseball cards, Chicago Cubs, Cubs, fleer, gold glove, greats of the game, Hall Of Fame, HOF, most valuable player, MVP, ryne sandberg, ryno
Baseball Card Show Purchase #3 – 2004 Donruss Elite – Elite Team – New York Mets
I love cards that celebrate team success – and this card does exactly that…
And of all of the teams that I enjoyed watching during my youth, the first one that actually won something was the 1986 New York Mets.
So when I saw this card, I had to grab it!! Not only does it celebrate that same team that I have so many memories of watching as a kid. But it also features my three favorite Mets, and three guys that I have built player collections of – Gary Carter, Darryl Strawberry, and Dwight Gooden!
Oh, and the card is numbered 871/1500…
Posted in Darryl Strawberry Collection, Dwight Gooden Collection, Gary Carter Collection
Tagged #1 draft pick, #1 draft pick subset, 1985 Topps, 1986 world series, 1996 world series, 1999 world series, all-star, baseball, baseball cards, baseball history, catcher, collecting, collection, cy young, cy young award, darryl strawberry, doc gooden, doctor k, dodgers, DR. K, Dwight Gooden, Expos, gary carter, gary carter collection, gary carter player collection, gold glove, Hall Of Fame, hobby, HOF, los angeles dodgers, Mets, montreal expos, most valuable player, MVP, New york mets, new york yankees, pitcher, player collection complete, Rookie of the Year, ROY, silver slugger, strikeouts, topps, world series, yankees
Baseball Card Show Purchase #2 – 5 Hall Of Famers Courtesy Of 2007 SP Legendary Cuts
Shuffling through hundreds and hundreds of cards is fun to do. And while it is impossible to truly recognize each and every card that passes from one hand to another, there are certain things on a card that will catch your eye…
Bright colors, horizontal images, die-cut borders… And for me, cards that look like picture frames always catch my eye.
And that is how I landed all five of these great cards from the 2007 Upper Deck SP Legandary Cuts set.
Not a bad group of guys, huh?? Bob Feller, Steve Carlton, Rod Carew, Juan Marichal, and one of my main men, Johnny Bench!!
Baseball Card Show Purchase #1 – Ernie Banks 2006 Allen & Ginter Mini
I have always liked the Allen & Ginter brand – I just have not really collected them. Never putting Andre Dawson or Fergie Jenkins into the sets probably has something to do with that…
But while surfing through one of the many bargain bins that I encountered, I came across this beauty and had to have it!!
It is ‘Mr. Cub’ after all…
Posted in Chicago Cubs, Ernie Banks Collection
Tagged 500 home runs, 500 HR club, all-star, Chicago Cubs, Cubs, Ernie Banks, first base, Hall Of Fame, HOF, Let’s Play 2, Let’s Play Two, most valuable player, Mr. Cub, MVP, shortstop, Wrigley Field
Baseball Card Show Review
Well, another weekend has passed and with it another baseball card show is in the books.
I had a much better time this go-round, as I plotted my shopping pattern a little differently…
And while I still spent my money with the three core dealers that I normally do, I made sure to check out all of the memorabilia tables during my walk as there is a certain signed baseball that I am after and have been unable to track down.. One of these days…
Back to the show – it was a good one; not great but good. I didn’t spend that much, but I rarely do. I go for the experience of shopping for cards in person. I go to dig through bargain bins. I go to see other collectors enjoying the hobby. For me going to a baseball card show is a 60-90 minute trip away from reality – a chance to revisit the hobby I loved as a kid and have fallen in love with again as an adult.
Stay tuned to ’30-YOC’ all day long – I have 11 purchases to show off!!!