Daily Archives: August 8, 2011

2011 Topps Series 2 GIVEAWAY!!! Come And Get It!!!

2011 Topps Series 2 GIVEAWAY!!!  Come And Get It!!!

With today being the 3-year anniversary of ’30-Year Old Cardboard’, I stopped at Wal-Mart on the way to work and picked up what I guess would be called a ‘hobby box’ of 2011 Topps series 2 baseball cards.  A little gift for myself, from myself…

And while I have little regret about about buying the cards, it didn’t really quench my desire to rip open a few packs of cards.  It did however, provide a few minutes of pleasure.

Sadly, there are only four cards that I pulled that I will be calling ‘keepers’.

The good news is that the rest of them can be yours!!!

Here are the cards I have available:

If you want them, let me know by leaving a comment on this post.  I’ll keep this post ‘sticky’ for 24 hours and then divide them up to the people who want them.  And while I cannot guarantee that I can meet your desires, if you have a favorite team or player that is part of the set and I have the cards that match your likes I will try to include them for you.

Want some free baseball cards?  Leave a comment NOW!!!

The Evolution Of My Collection – Part 10

The Evolution Of My Collection – Part 10

It has been almost four months since my last ‘evolution’ post so I thought that I would offer up a quick recap as to where my collection lies and provide a few updates as well.

First, let me show you the goods:

I have never been more organized with my collection than I am right now!

If you have seen my prior posts showing off my full collection, you may notice that I have re-done several of my boxes.  And you would be 100% right.  Things were getting cramped, so I re-did everything.  Players have been swapped around to make more room for my expanding collection – and the ultimate result is that I now have more room.

Which ultimately means more cards!!

On a more specific note, I am very close to completing my Jim Palmer and Joe Morgan collections as I need just one more card of each guy to stamp them as ‘complete’.  I am also getting close to calling my Ozzie Smith and Wade Boggs collections done too.

And as for my Andre Dawson and Fergie Jenkins collections, they may not be growing like wildfire, but they are certainly expanding at a very nice clip.

We’ll see what the next few months has in store.  Hopefully a few old collections will be completed and a few new ones started.

Stay tuned.  I hope you enjoy the ride.

Dwight Gooden 1991 Upper Deck

Dwight Gooden 1991 Upper Deck

If you were holding your radar gun, what do you think that the read-out would be after ‘Doc’ fired this one in at you?

98 MPH??

99 MPH??

100 MPH??

101 MPH??

1987 Topps ‘Turn Back The Clock’ – Card #4 – Carl Yastrzemski

1987 Topps ‘Turn Back The Clock’ – Card #4 – Carl Yastrzemski

’20 Years Ago’

In 1967 ‘Yaz’ had an amazing Triple Crown season in which he dominated the American League in the most important offensive categories.  A true superstar, ‘Yaz’ took his game to the next level when he hit .326, 44 home runs, and drove in 121 runs.  While not ‘Triple Crown’ stats, he also led the AL in runs scored, hits, on-base percentage, and total bases.

Here is his card from the 1987 Topps ‘Turn Back The Clock’ set:

Some other special moments from that 1967 season would be:

  1. Willie McCovey’s 3 Grand Slams
  2. Pete Rose’s 25-game hitting streak
  3. Mickey Mantle & Eddie Matthews joining the 500 Home Run Club



Happy Anniversary ’30-Year Old Cardboard’!!!!

Happy Anniversary ’30-Year Old Cardboard’!!!!

Today marks the 3-year anniversary of this blog and my emergence back into the hobby that I loved as a kid.

In that time, I have re-dedicated myself to the sport that I love and to the hobby that consumed hours of my youth.  Along the way, I have met some incredible people, picked up some great additions to my collection, and have fallen in love with the only sport that I believe to be timeless.

When I think about what baseball means to me today and compare it to how I felt about the sport during my youth, the feelings are very similar.  I love the fundamentals of the game.  I love the strategy of the game.  And I love that the stars of today play the game in the same manner that the heroes of my youth did.   Baseball is a timeless sport, and I cannot wait to share my love for it with my kids.

Thank you to everyone that has made this such an enjoyable thing for me.  ’30-YOC’ is more than a hobby to me.  It, like baseball, is a part of me.  And I am thrilled to have found so many people who feel the same way!!!

Thanks again!!!

Happy Anniversary ’30-YOC’!!!