Daily Archives: July 9, 2012

Baseball Card Show Purchase #10 – Autographed Fergie Jenkins 2000 Fleer ‘Greats Of The Game’

Baseball Card Show Purchase #10 – Autographed Fergie Jenkins 2000 Fleer ‘Greats Of The Game’

When I tell you that I had been seeking this card for more than two years, I am not exaggerating the truth.  I have always been a big fan of this set, and this specific card of Fergie Jenkins was the #1 want on my list of cards to grab of him.

And the best part of all??  I was able to but it for less than what I had been willing to pay on Ebay.

Because they can be commonly found on Ebay (usually 5-6 are always around) I set my sights on paying a ‘good’ price.  The lowest I had seen it offered for recently was $12.50 with free shipping.  I toyed with that card for a while, and then it was sold.

But, as with many of my grand purchases, patience paid off yet again.

I got this card at the show for just $10.00.

And I am loving it!!!!

Here it is:

Easily the best buy of the night for me.  And now I need to find another ‘#1 need’ to put on top of my Fergie Jenkins list.

I have some ideas… 🙂

Baseball Card Show Purchase #9 – The Oddest Mike Schmidt Baseball Card That I Have Ever Seen!!!

Baseball Card Show Purchase #9 – The Oddest Mike Schmidt Baseball Card That I Have Ever Seen!!!

When I tell you that I was halted in my tracks when I saw this card I would not be stretching the truth.

This card is so odd, with such a strange photo, that I actually lost my concentration while plowing through a bargain bin.

I don’t want to wait any longer.

Let me show you the card:

The card comes from the 2011 Upper Deck Goodwin Champions set.  And while I knew prior that these cards were a little on the ‘odd’ side, I am really awed by this one.

At first, I did not realize that the person featured was Mike Schmidt.  Hell, it could pass for a number of guys from the 1970’s – actors, adult entertainers, singers, but not Michael Jack Schmidt!!

So strange, huh?

Have any of you come across this card before?  What did you think??

Baseball Card Show Purchase #8 – Lot Of 2 Eddie Murray 2011 Topps Triple Threads Cards

Baseball Card Show Purchase #8 – Lot Of 2 Eddie Murray 2011 Topps Triple Threads Cards

I found both of these cards in a ‘dime box’.  And there was no way that I was going to let either of them leave my sights.

First off, they are both serial numbered.

Secondly, I love the moment that the photographer captured for us.

Thirdly, I find the border colors to be very complimentary to the photograph.

Lastly, it is EDDIE MURRAY – one of the most complete offensive players in the history of the game!!!

Enough said.

Enjoy the cards:

The Red one is serial numbered as 734/1500 and the Gold is numbered as 612/625.

Not bad for twenty cents!!!

Baseball Card Show Purchase #7 – Hank Aaron 2000 Topps Commemorative Reprint

Baseball Card Show Purchase #7 – Hank Aaron 2000 Topps Commemorative Reprint

I have never seen this card, or any others from this set.  And while I come across Hank Aaron’s modern cards at a regular basis at card shows, it was the Golden logo in the lower-right corner of the card that drew me in.

First, let me show you the card:

And now, the logo:

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According to the back of the card, this one is number 14 of 23.  I am going to have to do a little homework on this.  If this is part of a 23-card set that honors Hank Aaron, I am all in!!!

Baseball Card Show Purchase #6 – Lot Of 4 Modern Johnny Bench Cards

Baseball Card Show Purchase #6 – Lot Of 4 Modern Johnny Bench Cards

I am very,  very excited with this purchase!!!

Typically, I will load all four cards onto my scanner at one time and then just comment on them all at one time.

But, I firmly believe that each of these cards deserves to be showcased separately so that is what I plan on doing.

Ready?

Let’s Go!!

Card #1 – 2012 Topps Gypsy Queen.  Just a classic looking card, with a great action portrait of Bench.  The Red on this card really stands out.

Card #2 – 2012 Topps Series 2, Career Day.  This card celebrates a ‘career’ day by Bench in which he connected for three home runs and 7 RBI.  I like the horizontal action shot, and again the colors (especially the blending) look great!

Card #3 – 2012 Topps Series 2, Cut Above.  These cards are die-cut, and the Silver lettering is crisp and shiny.  I really like the vintage photo of Bench on this one, and once again that Red really pops.

Card #4 – 2012 Topps Series 2, 1987 mini.  Wow, this one is a beauty!!  Again, Topps selected a great vintage photo to use, and that Red is just perfect.  I like Bench’s stirrups too…

Nice stuff, right??

Yeah, Johnny Bench is one of the guys that I simply buy when I find new cards at the right price.  And lucky for me, the dealer that I bought these from had just dumped a bunch of 2012 cards into his bargain bins.

Baseball Card Show Purchase #5 – Lot Of 2 2011 Topps Lineage Cal Ripken Jr. Cards

Baseball Card Show Purchase #5 – Lot Of 2 2011 Topps Lineage Cal Ripken Jr. Cards

I know that the Topps Lineage set was not as well received as Topps would have hoped.  Personally, I really like the set and was happy to find many of my favorite players featured in it multiple times.

And while I no longer ‘need’ any cards from this set for the player collections that I am currently building, that doesn’t mean that I have lost interest in the cards.

And as long as I can find cards like these two that I picked up of Cal Ripken Jr. than I will continue to buy them as I come across them.

Have a look:

I love that many of the guys I like had two versions for the set.  And that All-Star rookie trophy looks sweet!!!

Does anyone know if Topps is bringing this set back in 2012?  I hope so!!!

Baseball Card Show Purchase #4 – Don Mattingly 2002 Topps ’50 Years Of Baseball’

Baseball Card Show Purchase #4 – Don Mattingly 2002 Topps ’50 Years Of Baseball’

Amazingly, I still do not have the original version of this legendary baseball card.

I do have a few alternate, and modern, versions though.

And now I have one more.

Someday I will get the original – just need to focus on that task a bit harder…