Daily Archives: January 27, 2013

Jim Palmer 2012 Topps Allen & Ginter – Black Bordered mini

Jim Palmer 2012 Topps Allen & Ginter – Black Bordered mini

When the Allen & Ginter brand of cards was released, I was happy to see that Jim Palmer was included in the set.  After all, having a card of one of your favorite players in the base part of A&G means that you will have a healthy stack of alternate versions to go after.

So, my plan was simple – Get ALL of the Palmers!!!

Sadly, my effort has not been up to par.  Actually, it has been well below par…

I have scooped up a few of the cards that feature him, just not enough to be satisfied.  As mentioned earlier, I want them all.

So, about a week ago, I decided to put some more effort into this.  I actually found it to be harder than what I thought it would be.  There are not nearly as many of these available on the secondary market as I expected.

I was able to score his Black-bordered mini, though.

Here it is:

I will continue to work on this challenge.  I am not a quitter, not by any means!!

Lot Of Two Frank Robinson Cards From The 2012 Panini Cooperstown Set

Lot Of Two Frank Robinson Cards From The 2012 Panini Cooperstown Set

I was very happy, and a bit surprised, to find two cards of Frank Robinson in the base portion of the 2012 Panini Cooperstown baseball card set.

I had never really sat down and examined the full checklist (still haven’t) but finding two cards of the same player in the base set is a bit odd.

While I understand why they did it (Robinson was supreme as both a Red and Oriole), it just seems to be a bit unusual…

Does Reggie have two cards?  Does Seaver have 2 cards?  Does Nolan Ryan have 3 or 4 cards?? 

Time for me to really examine the checklist.

In the meantime, enjoy both of Frank Robinson’s cards in the set.  I know I am!! 


Mike Schmidt 1981 Fleer – M.V.P.

Mike Schmidt 1981 Fleer – M.V.P.

I will give Fleer a little slack on this one.  After all, 1981 was the first year of Fleer baseball cards.

For a card that acknowledges the MVP baseball season of any major league player, it needs to have an extra element of ‘special’ added to it.  After all, only two men get to claim that title…

This is Fleer’s card of Mike Schmidt from their 1981 set.


Hardly fantastic, Fleer made an attempt to commemorate Schmidt’s MVP season of 1980.  And while the effort was far from superb, I will give them a ‘hat-tip’ for at the effort!

1982 HEADLINE: Cubs Obtain Phillies’ Ryne Sandberg

1982 HEADLINE: Cubs Obtain Phillies’ Ryne Sandberg

On this day in 1982, Ryne Sandberg became a Chicago Cub.

The Cubs sent Ivan DeJesus to the Phillies for Sandberg and Larry Bowa.  Prior to the trade, Sandberg played in 21 games for the Phillies and made 6 plate appearances.  For the record he has 1 hit as a Phillie and a batting average of .167.

What the Cubs got over the next 15 major league seasons was brilliance.  Sandberg immediately filled a void at second base and quickly became the star and leader of the team.  With excellent defense, superb base running, and skill at the plate, Sandberg’s talents made #23 a fan favorite very quickly.

During his time in Chicago Ryne Sandberg was a 10-time All-star, 9-time Gold Glove winner, and a 7-time winner of the Silver Slugger trophy.  He also won the National League MVP award in 1984 due to his .314 batting average, 200 hits, 114 runs scored, 19 triples, 19 home runs, 84 RBI, and 32 stolen bases. 

Sandberg was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame in 2005.  His #23 waves proudly in the air above Wrigley Field!!!

Thank you Philadelphia!!!


Private Signing Opportunity With Former MLB All-Stars Tony Fernandez And Bill Buckner!!!

Private Signing Opportunity With Former MLB All-Stars Tony Fernandez And Bill Buckner!!!

These private signing opportunities comes courtesy of Craig Nyman, autograph expert and friend of ’30-Year Old Cardboard’

Tony Fernandez
Signing to take place in March
5-Time All-Star
4-Time Gold Glove Winner
1993 WS ChampCards – $10 + SASE
Any Other Item – $15 + SASE

tony fernandez

Bill Buckner

Signing to take place in March

1980 NL Batting Champ
86 WS Play
2,715 Career Hits

Your Items
Cards – $10 + SASE
Balls/Flats – $15 + SASE

16×20’s and 86 WS Items – $20 + SASEMy Items
ROMLB – $35 – shipped
8×10 – $25 shipped (Cubs or Red Sox)
86 WS 8×10 – $30 shipped

bill buckner

Please email me to reserve a spot in any of these signings.

Please send item(s), SASE (your SASE can have US Postage on it as I will return items from the US), and payment (payment can me made by Personal Check, Cash, or Paypal Gift – craig_nyman@hotmail.com)

Craig Nyman
41 Yeoville Ct.
Hamilton, ON, CANADA
L9C 5W4