Daily Archives: February 6, 2012

New Players Added To The ’30-YOC’ Player Collection Roster!!!

New Players Added To The ’30-YOC’ Player Collection Roster!!!

It is that time again.  As a few of my current player collections come to an end, and with a few more close to becoming complete, it is time to add a few new names to the roster of players that I intend to start collecting.

So, that is exactly what I have done.

I have selected the players…

I have built the checklists….

I have made a few purchases to get me going….

And I have updated my ‘Player Collections’ page on this blog…

So, now there is just one more thing to do – UNVEIL THE PLAYERS!!!

Let’s do this!!!!

Johnny Bench – A favorite from ‘The Big Red Machine’.  My goal is to collect all of Bench’s major brand cards from his playing days.

Brooks Robinson – One of my favorite Orioles.  Time to pay tribute to one of the best defenders that this sport has ever seen.  My goal is to collect all major brand cards from his playing days.

George Foster – One of the unsung heroes of ‘The Big Red Machine’, Foster found himself in countless spots to shine while with the Reds.  And he did so, very frequently!!!  My goal is to collect all major brand cards from his playing days.

Lee Smith – Maybe my efforts will open some eyes as to the caliber of player that Lee Smith was – maybe it can get him one more Hall of Fame vote…    My goal is to collect all major brand cards from his time with the Cubs.

Rod Carew – Simply a fantastic hitter, one of the best ever.  I have heard countless stories from teammates and peers about how solid Carew was at the plate – I cannot wait to purchase baseball cards to illustrate that.  My goal is to collect all major brand cards from his playing days.

Jim Abbott – A personal favorite, with the most inspirational story.  I still get goosebumps thinking about watching him pitch in 1989.    My goal is to collect all major brand cards from his time with the Angels.

And there you have it – This is going to be really fun!!

Stay tuned.  And thanks for reading!!!

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Baseball Card Show Purchase #10 – Fergie Jenkins 2011 Topps Lineage ’75 Mini Game-Used Jersey Card

Baseball Card Show Purchase #10 – Fergie Jenkins 2011 Topps Lineage ’75 Mini Game-Used Jersey Card

Many will probably say that the Ted Williams card that I bought was my best purchase of the day, and they could be right.

But for a ‘Super Collector’ there is no better feeling than scoring a new card of ‘your guy’.

So, when I saw this card of Fergie Jenkins in one of the dealer showcases, I was not going to let it escape me.  I may have paid more than what I would have liked to bring it home, but it is the only Fergie Jenkins card I found at the show that I did not already own.

Have a look:

This also means that I have scooped up all five of the cards of Fergie from the 2011 Topps Lineage set!

🙂

Baseball Card Show Purchase #9 – Ted Williams 1976 Topps All-Time All-Stars!!

Baseball Card Show Purchase #9 – Ted Williams 1976 Topps All-Time All-Stars!!

Amazingly, I found this card in the $1 bin.

And more amazing than that, this card is MINT!!!

I can proudly say that I have finally added a vintage Ted Williams baseball card to my collection – and the fact that I paid just one dollar for it and it is in superb condition leaves me a little short on words…

The latest, and one of the greatest, additions to my collection – and a player that I never thought I would be bringing home!!!

YES!!!

Baseball Card Show Purchase #8 – Lot Of 2 Reggie Jackson & Rickey Henderson 1981 Kellogg’s 3-D Super Stars

Baseball Card Show Purchase #8 – Lot Of 2 Reggie Jackson & Rickey Henderson 1981 Kellogg’s 3-D Super Stars

I paid $1 for each of these baseball cards, and they are instant ‘hits’ in my collections of both Rickey Henderson and Reggie Jackson.

Of the two cards, my favorite is the Henderson.  If you look closely, you can see that he is sporting the number 35 on his back.  That means that this picture was taken very early in his career – and I really like that!!!

I am digging the Kellogg’s cards from the 1970s and 1980s – I really wish that they had included Andre Dawson in a few of their releases!!!

 

Baseball Card Show Purchase #7 – Jim Palmer 2003 Topps All-Time Fan Favorites

Baseball Card Show Purchase #7 – Jim Palmer 2003 Topps All-Time Fan Favorites

This baseball card of Jim Palmer is the only one of Palmer that I encountered at the show.

Thankfully, it is one that I did not have prior so I eagerly set it in my stack.

If there were more, I would have bought more…

Baseball Card Show Purchase #6 – 1968 Topps Game Cards Of Chance, Alley, And Osteen

Baseball Card Show Purchase #6 – 1968 Topps Game Cards Of Chance, Alley, And Osteen

Yessir, three new cards for my 1968 Topps Game set!!

The same vintage dealer that always has the greatest selection of goodies, and resonably priced as well, had these cards in an ‘oddball’ box.

I paid $1 for each card, and they all look fantastic.  He had a few more that are on my ‘Need List’ but they were not in as good of condition as I want for this set so I passed on them.

I am very happy to have added these three!!!


Progress – 8/33

Baseball Card Show Purchase #5 – Lot Of Two Joe Morgan Topps Archives Cards!!!

Baseball Card Show Purchase #5 – Lot Of Two Joe Morgan Topps Archives Cards!!!

Prior to these two new additions, I only owned one card of Jo Morgan from the Topps Archives series.  And that one was the base card from the 2000 set that is a re-print of his 1976 Topps card.

I am happy that I was able to ‘stock up’ with these two new ones!

You are seeing the refractor version of that same card from the 2002 Archives set that I already owned, and the 2001 Archives card that shows Morgan in his vintage A’s uniform.