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!
Posted in Chicago Cubs, Fergie Jenkins Collection, Game Used/Memorabilia Cards
Tagged all-star, baseball, baseball cards, Chicago Cubs, Cubs, cy young, cy young award, donruss, Fergie Jenkins, Fergie Jenkins Collection, fleer, game-used, Hall Of Fame, HOF, jersey card, memorabilia card, philadelphia phillies, phillies, pitcher, rangers, relic card, rookie, rookie card, texas rangers, topps
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!!!
Posted in Uncategorized
Tagged all-star, baseball, baseball cards, baseball hero, baseball legend, batting champion, boston red sox, fenway park, Hall Of Fame, HOF, most valuable player, MVP, red sox, splendid splinter, ted williams
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!!!
Posted in Reggie Jackson - Mr. October, Rickey Henderson Collection
Tagged A's, all-star, angels, Athletics, baseball cards, baseball legend, baseball milestones, bowman, california angels, collecting, collection, donruss, facial hair, fleer, Hall Of Fame, hobby, HOF, kellogg's, kellogg's baseball cards, most valuable player, mustache, MVP, new york yankees, oakland A's, Oakland Athletics, reggie jackson, Reggie Jackson - Mr. October, rickey henderson, Rickey Henderson Collection, score, stolen bases, topps, upper deck, world series, world series MVP, yankees
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…
Posted in Jim Palmer Collection
Tagged 1966 world series, 1970 world series, 1983 world series, all-star, baltimore orioles, baseball, baseball cards, collection, cy young, cy young award, Hall Of Fame, HOF, jim palmer, jim palmer autograph, orioles, pitcher, world series
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
Posted in 1968 Topps Game
Tagged 1968 topps, 1968 topps game, baseball, baseball cards, claude osteen, dean chance, dodgers, gene alley, los angeles dodgers, pirates, pittsburgh pirates, topps game
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.
Posted in Joe Morgan Collection
Tagged 1975 world series, 1976 world series, all-star, baseball, baseball cards, big red machine, Cincinnati Reds, gold glove, Hall Of Fame, HOF, joe morgan, most valuable player, MVP, reds, second base, world series
Baseball Card Show Purchase #4 – Mike Schmidt 2003 Topps ‘T-205’ Base & Mini
This is the first time that I came across a baseball card from the Topps ‘T-205’ set.
And these Mike Schmidt cards look G-R-E-A-T!!!
At first, I found the base card, with great old-school ‘P’ logos and a nice Schmidt facsimile autograph. And later, in the same bargain bin, I found the mini.
Here they both are:
And by the way, the mini is the ‘Polar Bear’ version. I am guessing that there are probably alternate versions – similar to the 2010 Topps ‘T-206’ cards that I was a little more familiar with.
Posted in Mike Schmidt Collection
Tagged 1973 topps, 1980 world series, 1983 world series, 3rd base, 500 home runs, all-star, gold glove, Hall Of Fame, HOF, mike schmidt, most valuable player, MVP, philadelphia phillies, phillies, silver slugger, world series, world series MVP
Baseball Card Show Purchase #3 – Brooks Robinson 2003 Topps All-Time Fan Favorites
Man, I had never seen this card before – and I was not going to let it escape my grasp!!
One of the sellers had a nice assortment of Topps Archives and Fan Favorites cards, and I spent a good amount of time checking them all out.
Of the cards that I picked out of his assortment, this one of Brooks Robinson is easily my favorite.
Have a look:
The coloring of this card is superb!! The color of the team name and box in the footer-area are excellent compliments to the sky in the background of the picture.
Posted in Brooks Robinson Collection
Tagged all-star, baltimore orioles, baseball, baseball cards, baseball legend, baseball milestones, brooks robinson, gold glove, Hall Of Fame, HOF, orioles, third base
Baseball Card Show Purchase #2 – Ozzie Smith 1997 Topps
So crisp, and so clean – while rifling through a box of cards that each cost a quarter, I was not going to let this card of ‘The Wizard’ out of my sight.
The card, from the 1997 Topps baseball card set, is so nice and clean to look at. The White is unreal – and all of that Silver looks perfect against it!
Posted in Ozzie Smith Collection
Tagged 1982 world series, 1985 world series, 1987 world series, all-star, base stealing, baseball, baseball history, Cardinals, defensive skill, gold glove, Hall Of Fame, ozzie smith, padres, san diego padres, st. louis cardinals, stolen bases, wizard, wizard of oz, world series