Daily Archives: November 7, 2011

Baseball Card Show Purchase #8 – Andre Dawson & Orlando Cepeda Dual Game-Used Jersey Card!!!

Baseball Card Show Purchase #8 – Andre Dawson & Orlando Cepeda Dual Game-Used Jersey Card!!!

Anytime that I can add a new Andre Dawson baseball card to my collection while attending a card show, I consider the trip a success.

With that being said, this 2-hour journey was a success and this card is the reason why:

Great one, huh??

Yeah, I had seen this card just once before on Ebay – and that was quite some time ago…

I may have paid a bit more for it than what I normally would like to pay, but since the card contained two swatches from 2 Hall of Famers (including one from my favorite HOFer) I jumped at the chance to own it.

The card was issued in 2005 by Upper Deck as part of their ‘MLB Artifacts’ set.  Each swatch contained features a pinstripe – and while Dawson’s is obviously from a Cubs’ jersey, the Cepeda looks to be from a Giants’ uniform ( he is pictured wearing a Cardinals uniform).

The card is serial numbered as 99 – this is number 34!!!

Baseball Card Show Purchase #7 – Randy Johnson 2008 Upper Deck Heroes Game-Used Jersey Card

Baseball Card Show Purchase #7 – Randy Johnson 2008 Upper Deck Heroes Game-Used Jersey Card

I was very happy to find this card.  I was even happier to find it resting in a box that contained all cards selling for just $3.00 a piece.

The card, part of the 2008 Upper Deck Heroes set, is the Light Blue parallel card and is numbered as 159/200.

Here it is:

As you can see, the card features a Black swatch of jersey from Johnson’s days with the Diamondbacks.  And the card’s theme pays tribute to Johnson winning his 5th Cy Young Award back in 2002.

While I am personally not a Randy Johnson collector, he is an absolute 1st ballot Hall of Famer, and I really respect what he did on the mound as one of the best pitchers from the last 30 years!!!

Who knows, maybe, just maybe, this card will end up as a prize in an upcoming contest.  Who wouldn’t want to call this gem ‘Mine’…

I wish that there were a few more hidden gems in this box – I surely would have scooped them up too!!!

Baseball Card Show Purchase #6 – Frank Robinson 1968 Topps Game Card

Baseball Card Show Purchase #6 – Frank Robinson 1968 Topps Game Card

The same dealer that I bought the Santo card that I showed off earlier today had a healthy stack of cards from this Topps game.

And while some were in better condition than the others, I did sift through all of them (probably close to 50 in total) and rescued this beauty of Frank Robinson.

And since I see that Robinson’s card says ‘Triple’ on the top of it, I am guessing that you would be happy to pull this one while competing against your friends – especially if you had anyone on base…

I am going to try to dig up a checklist of cards from this game – I want to make sure that I am not missing out on any of these for the guys that I collect…

Stay tuned for that.

Baseball Card Show Purchase #5 – Joe Morgan & Tony Perez From The 2003 ‘Legends Of Summer’ Set

Baseball Card Show Purchase #5 – Joe Morgan & Tony Perez From The 2003 ‘Legends Of Summer’ Set

There was no way that these two beauties were not coming home with me – not when each one cost me just $0.33 cents a piece.  Yep, I found both of these cards in a 3-for$1 box!!!

Issued in the 2003 Donruss set tagged as ‘Legends Of Summer’ I had a few of the cards from this set already – Dawson, Palmer, etc.

But, now I can add Joe Morgan and Tony Perez to that list too.

They look great.  But don’t take my word for it, check them out for yourself:

I would love to go after all of the Cincinnati Reds cards from this set that features players from ‘The Big Red Machine’, but without having my buddy Pete Rose in the set, it will feel incomplete…  If I find the Bench card, if there is one, I will certainly grab it though…

Anyways, back to the cards.  Each one is serial numbered to 250.  The Morgan is #176 and the Perez is #171.

Very cool.

Baseball Card Show Purchase #4 – 1979 Kellogg’s 3-D Super Stars – Carew & Yaz

Baseball Card Show Purchase #4 – 1979 Kellogg’s 3-D Super Stars – Carew & Yaz

I cannot believe that I got each of these for just fifty cents a piece.  If this dealer had more stars from this set, I surely would have scooped up a few more.

Here they are:

Still, you cannot be upset with the haul, when it contains Rod Carew & Carl Yastrzemski!!!!

Personally, I am not a fan or collector of Yaz – so that card may be coming up in an ‘Up For Grabs’ post so stay tuned for that.  🙂

But that Rod Carew card is staying him with yours truly – it is a mint beauty of one of the greatest hitters of all-time and one of my favorite stars from the 1970’s.

Oh, Yeah!!!

Baseball Card Show Purchase #3 – Two Reggie Jackson Cards Featuring The Same Photo

Baseball Card Show Purchase #3 – Two Reggie Jackson Cards Featuring The Same Photo

While thumbing through a box of cards that were price just like I like them – 3 for $1.00, I found these:

Two cards of Mr. October himself – Reggie Jackson!!

And while leafing through this box hoping to find a few beauties for my collection, these two cards stood out.

For starters, they were right next to each other – and more importantly, they both feature the same photo of Reggie.

I am seeing a lot more of this during today’s age of collecting.  I guess that when you issue so many cards in a year (looking at you Topps) it gets costly to buy new photos for all of your issues.  So, the companies recycle…

For these two specific cards, they were both issued by Donruss in 2002.  The card on the left is from the Donruss Classics set called ‘Legend’  as is serial numbered as 859/1500.  The card on the right is from Donruss Originals and is from their ‘Power Alley’ subset.  This one is serial numbered as 1052/1500.

Two great looking cards – Two great additions to my collection of Reggie Jackson!!

Baseball Card Show Purchase #2 – Ron Santo 1968 Topps Game Card

Baseball Card Show Purchase #2 – Ron Santo 1968 Topps Game Card

How about a little vintage for ya???

This one comes courtesy of Topps and was issued in 1968 as part of a board game that the chewing gum and baseball card company created.

The top of the card says ‘Pop Out’ – so I am guessing that Santo was not a valuable pull when playing this game.

But for a Santo collector and fan, I consider this a fantastic piece!!

Baseball Card Show Purchase #1 – Johnny Bench 2011 Topps Lineage Set Of Two

Baseball Card Show Purchase #1 – Johnny Bench 2011 Topps Lineage Set Of Two

I have not ‘gotten lucky’ at the last two shows I have attended while searching for the 2011 Lineage Fergie Jenkins cards.  I guess I will have to turn to Ebay for that…

But, I did scoop up the two base cards from that set that feature Hall of Famer, Johnny Bench.

And they look great:

The card on the left is Bench’s base card from the set and the one on the right pays tribute to Bench making the 1968 Topps All-Rookie team – man I love that trophy!!!

Two great additions to my Johnny Bench collection!!!

Baseball Card Show Review

Baseball Card Show Review

Well, I more than likely have attended my final baseball card of 2011.  For me, things get a little hectic in December, so finding a few hours on the weekend to get to a card show is a very tough task…

OK, back to the show that I attended this past weekend.  I only had 60-70 to shop around, but I did find some pretty interesting stuff.

The show is being hosted in a new location, and the overall site is much smaller than the previous one.  And while there was still a good number of the same dealers there, the ability to navigate through the more narrow aisles was a bit tougher.  Still, the cards were there and that is what ultimately matters the most to this collector.

As for my ‘list’, I did not get anything.  But I did not leave empty-handed either…

So, sit back and relax – I will show off everything that I purchased at the show throughout the day.  There are a few gems that I scored as well as two sweet Game-Used cards.

Thanks for reading!!