Daily Archives: March 4, 2013

Baseball Card Show Purchase #9 – Lot Of Four 2012 Topps Archives Cloth Stickers – Granderson, Hamilton, Verlander, Ellsbury

Baseball Card Show Purchase #9 – Lot Of Four 2012 Topps Archives Cloth Stickers – Granderson, Hamilton, Verlander, Ellsbury

Of the three new subsets that I am working to put together, the 2012 Topps Archives Cloth Stickers set boasts the biggest checklist.

So, it was nice to find four cards for that set that I needed.

I was able to score the cards of Curtis Granderson, Jacoby Ellsbury, Josh Hamilton, and Justin Verlander.

Have a look:

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I paid fifty cents per card for these, but I have to say that I am very happy to have been able to knock out such a large percentage of my ‘Needs’ list with one purchase.

These stickers look great, and I cannot wait to see the full set completed!  Fingers crossed!!

Baseball Card Show Purchase #8 – Ken Griffey, Jr. 2002 Donruss Originals – 1986 Donruss Design

Baseball Card Show Purchase #8 – Ken Griffey, Jr. 2002 Donruss Originals – 1986 Donruss Design

Like the Dwight Gooden baseball card that I showed you a few hours ago, I also fell upon this card of Ken Griffey Jr. from the same 2002 Donruss Originals set.

And like the Gooden, I was not going to pass up the chance at bringing this one into my collection as well.

Have a look:

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The card uses the 1986 Donruss baseball card design; a design that I have been fairly critical of as I don’t find it appealing at all.

That is until now!!!  The Griffey card from this 2002 set is better than ANY of the originals from 1986.  The colors are sharp.  The action is strong.  And the horizontal strips that make up the frame of the card are not a huge distraction.

 

Baseball Card Show Purchase #7 – Lot Of Three 2012 Topps Archives ‘Deckle Edge’ – Yaz, Ichiro, Killebrew

Baseball Card Show Purchase #7 – Lot Of Three 2012 Topps Archives ‘Deckle Edge’ – Yaz, Ichiro, Killebrew

Like I said earlier, I was trying to keep a sharp eye out for any of the cards I was missing from the new subsets that I am collecting.

 I didn’t fare too well with my hunt for Gypsy Queen ‘Moonshots’ cards, but I did haul in three cards from the 2012 Topps Archives ‘Deckle Edge’ set.

All costing me just one dime each, I was able to pick up cards of Ichiro, Carl Yastrzemski, and Harmon Killebrew.

Have a look:

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For just thirty cents, this was a fantastic way to take care of three ‘Needs’ on my list.

Baseball Card Show Purchase #6 – Dwight Gooden 2002 Donruss Originals – 1984 Design

Baseball Card Show Purchase #6 – Dwight Gooden 2002 Donruss Originals – 1984 Design

I had no intentions of seeking out or bringing home new Dwight Gooden cards for my collection at the show.  But when I saw this beauty, I had to have it!!!

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The card comes from the 2002 Donruss Originals set and it features two very prominent logos that pulled me in: (1) The ’84 Donruss logo (2) Donruss’ famous ‘The Rookies’ logo.

The card’s color is remarkable!  Very strong coloring, and a perfect backdrop that allows for Gooden’s image to appear to be 3-Dimensional!!!

Not bad for fifty cents!!!

Baseball Card Show Purchase #5 – Curtis Granderson 2012 Topps Gypsy Queen ‘Moonshots’

Baseball Card Show Purchase #5 – Curtis Granderson 2012 Topps Gypsy Queen ‘Moonshots’

While tearing through the bargain bins at the card show, I tried to chip away at the missing cards from the new subsets that I am collecting.

I was only able to find one card from the 2012 Topps Gypsy Queen ‘Moonshots’ set.

Thankfully, for me, it was one I needed – Curtis Granderson!!!

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Baseball Card Show Purchase #4 – Lot Of Two Hanley Ramirez 2012 Topps Chrome Cards – Base & Purple Border

Baseball Card Show Purchase #4 – Lot Of Two Hanley Ramirez 2012 Topps Chrome Cards – Base & Purple Border

I still have quite a few Marlins cards from 2011 and 2012 that I need to buy for my team set project.

Actually, that is inaccurate, I need A LOT OF CARDS to complete some of the Marlins team sets that have holes in them.

I found these two Hanley Ramirez cards in the dime boxes at the show:

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It is very possible that I have the base version from the 2012 Topps Chrome set already, but I picked it up just in case I am wrong.  As for the Purple version, I know that I did not have that one.

Time for me to review the Chrome checklist again – I think I am getting close to the full base set of the Marlins.  As for the colored parallel versions, I have a long way to go…

Baseball Card Show Purchase #3 – Lot Of Two Stan Musial 2011 Topps ’60 Years Of Topps’ – ‘The Lost Cards’

Baseball Card Show Purchase #3 – Lot Of Two Stan Musial 2011 Topps ’60 Years Of Topps’ – ‘The Lost Cards’

One of my unwritten goals as I plow through bargain bins of baseball cards is to score as many cards of Stan Musial as I can.

At the show, I found four cards in the dime boxes.  Of the four, I already had two of them in my collection so I left them there and rescued the others.

Here they are:

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Both cards come from the 2011 Topps ’60 Years Of Topps’ set.  On the left is the 1955 Topps re-print and on the right is the 1957 version.

Love them both!!  And I love the price as well – just one dime each!!

Baseball Card Show Purchase #2 – Brooks Robinson 1969 Topps Deckle Edge

Baseball Card Show Purchase #2 – Brooks Robinson 1969 Topps Deckle Edge

As you know,  I am a big fan of the ‘Deckle Edge’ subset that was part of the 2012 Topps Archives set. 

I am in the process of building that set as we speak, and I was shopping for them at the show.  I was able to find a few, and I will show them off to you later today.

But, I never thought that I was going to find an ORIGINAL DECKLE EDGE baseball card from 1969!!!!

Sure, it may not be in mint, excellent, or very good condition, but I don’t care.  This card is bad-ass, and the fact that I was able to find one of Brooks Robinson makes it even better.

I paid just $2.00 for the card, and I am thrilled to have an Original Deckle Edge card in my collection!!!

Have a look:

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Baseball Card Show Purchase #1 – 2011 Bowman Chrome Jose Fernandez Rookie Card!!

Baseball Card Show Purchase #1 – 2011 Bowman Chrome Jose Fernandez Rookie Card!!

I have read a lot and heard a lot about the talents of Marlins pitcher, Jose Fernandez. 

I recall a lot of hype coming out of the Marlins organization when he was drafted by the team.  According to the experts, Fernandez is the best prospect in the Marlins organization.

He is with the team in Spring Training, and with the exception of plunking Giancarlo Stanton in the head during an inter-squad game, he has been doing well.

I am far from a prospector, but for $0.50 I think that this little investment may have been a great idea.

I wish Fernandez well.  And I hope that he is not rushed along too quickly and tha the Marlins give him the time he needs to work on his command and conditioning.

This is the his 2011 Bowman Chrome rookie baseball card!!

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Baseball Card Show Review

Baseball Card Show Review

Well, another weekend has passed, and another baseball card show has gone with it.

I attended the local card show on Friday night and I did very well with my purchases.  I wasn’t able to bring home too many things on the mental list of goals that I had wanted to accomplish, but I still scored some pretty sweet cardboard.

So, while I did not score any vintage Rollie Fingers cards or 2013 Topps Bryce Harper cards or 2013 Topps Marlins parallels, I did bring home some great cardboard.

Are you ready to see every card that I picked up at the show?

I hope so, because I will be launching posts all day long providing highlights from what has so far been the best baseball card show of the year for ’30-YOC’.

Stay tuned and as always, ‘Thanks for reading’!!!