Daily Archives: May 6, 2013

Baseball Card Show Purchase #7 – Eddie Murray 2012 Panini Cooperstown Crystal Card

Baseball Card Show Purchase #7 – Eddie Murray 2012 Panini Cooperstown Crystal Card

A card serial numbered to 6/299 for just $0.10???  YESSIR!!!

It’s always nice to grab a new card of Eddie Murray for the collection – and this time around was no different.

This card comes from the somewhat recently released 2012 Panini Cooperstown set.  It is the Crystal version of the base card – and it is very, very shiny!!

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As I have mentioned before in other, recent posts about Murray, I love to collect him, but my lone preference is that he is in his Orioles uniform.  While this card is unable to show off the famous batting helmet or jersey front that he is wearing, I would say that this card still falls into the Baltimore category.

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Baseball Card Show Purchase #6 – Inspiration For My Next Subset!!!

Baseball Card Show Purchase #6 – Inspiration For My Next Subset!!!

When I attend these monthly baseball card shows, the biggest thrill that I get is the chance to simply sift through a massive amount of cardboard.

As a kid, I used to love doing this and getting this chance once a month makes up for the other 30 days a  month that I get to shop online for them.

While at the card shows, I always find it interesting when I discover a card or set that I had not seen before.

And that was what happened when I came across these two cards:

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Coming from the 2011 Topps Gypsy Queen set, the two cards you are seeing come from the ‘Wal Climbers’ subset.  I like the theme, and I love the images.

This is definitely a set that I will investigate further.  If the remainder of the cards look as good as the first two that I picked up, I will be going after the full set, for sure!!

Baseball Card Show Purchase #5 – Lot Of Two Mike Schmidt 2010 Topps Vintage Legends Cards

Baseball Card Show Purchase #5 – Lot Of Two Mike Schmidt 2010 Topps Vintage Legends Cards

Surrounding that Willie McCovey card that I showed off earlier this morning was a nice assortment of cards from the 2010 Topps Vintage Legends set.

Some of the cards that I found were of players that I don’t collect.  Some were of cards that I already have in my collection.  And some fell into the ‘Have to Have’ category.

These two cards of Mike Schmidt make that list!!!

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Two very cool designs for Schmidt to be added too – this set is really starting to leave a very good impression on me.

Baseball Card Show Purchase #4 – Frank Robinson 2012 Topps Museum Collection

Baseball Card Show Purchase #4 – Frank Robinson 2012 Topps Museum Collection

Like the Triple Threads set, another brand that I really enjoy that Topps puts out is the Museum Collection set.

I believe that the new 2013 release of this brand is coming in May and I am eager to see the final checklist so I can see which of my favorite players were included and which ones were not.

I did find a small stack of these in a bargain box at the show and I pulled out this great-looking card of Hall of Famer, Mr. Frank Robinson!!!

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YES!!!

Baseball Card Show Purchase #3 – Lot Of Five George Brett Cards For The Player Collection!!

Baseball Card Show Purchase #3 – Lot Of Five George Brett Cards For The Player Collection!!

While skimming through one of the many bargain bins that I spent time with on Friday night, I uncovered a section that was made up primarily of cards from the 1980’s – my bread and butter!!

I tore through that part of the box pretty quickly as I had most of what was present.

But, I did find five cards of George Brett – so I grabbed them all for my player collection.  I was not sure if I needed all of them or not (tough to remember), but after a quick check of my Brett checklist, I needed three of the five so I am pretty happy about that.

And for just $0.10 each card, this purchase was well worth the investment!!

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Baseball Card Show Purchase #2 – Willie McCovey 2010 Topps Vintage Legends

Baseball Card Show Purchase #2 – Willie McCovey 2010 Topps Vintage Legends

Always seeking out legendary players for my collection, while I tear through bargain bin after bargain bin, I keep my fingers crossed that I will find a few beauties for my collection.

And I did!!

Have a look:

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This card comes from the 2010 Topps Vintage Legends set.  What drew me to the card was the team headline and uniform that McCovey is sporting – the Padres.  While many, myself included, think of McCovey as a member of the San Francisco Giants, he did spend the 1974, 1975, and part of the 1976 baseball season playing for the Padres.

Baseball Card Show Purchase #1 – Wade Boggs & Rickey Henderson 2012 Topps Triple Threads Base Cards

Baseball Card Show Purchase #1 – Wade Boggs & Rickey Henderson 2012 Topps Triple Threads Base Cards

I’ve long been a fan of the Topps Triple Threads brand and I eagerly await the 2013 issue to hit the streets.

I’m always willing to sift through a stack of cards from this set, and I found a healthy helping of them in a ten-cent bargain bin.

I rescued the base cards of Wade Boggs and Rickey Henderson from that stack.

Check ’em out:

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Baseball Card Show Review

Baseball Card Show Review

Friends, the first weekend of May is now past us and with it goes another South Florida baseball card show.

I went to the show on Friday night with a few collecting goals in mind. 

How did I do?

Well, I am working on two 2012 subsets that I needed just one card from for each to complete the set – sadly, I did not find either of them.  But, I did grab a few 2013 Topps colored parallels for my Miami Marlins master team set so that was a nice surprise.  I also did not walk away with the vintage stuff that I was seeking – there were dealers there with vintage cards, just not what I was wanting to bring home.  I did also find inspiration for the next subset to collect too!!

All in all, it felt as if this show was short a few dealers.  And the crowd was a bit smaller as well.  I’m not sure if the horrible rain we’ve been dealing with kept the buyers and sellers at bay or if it was the full-slate of NBA action that did the trick, but I would say that for the time that I was present, this was the lowest attendance that I have encountered in 2013 at the Friday night show.

I was able to bring home some pretty good cards though.  And I will be showing them off to you all day long.

So, sit back, relax, have a drink and stay tuned into ’30-YOC’ all day.

Enjoy.

1982 HEADLINE: Gaylord Perry Wins 300th Game Of His Career

 1982 HEADLINE: Gaylord Perry Wins 300th Game Of His Career

On this day in 1982, Gaylord Perry won the 300th game of his major league career.

As a member of the Seattle Mariners, and at home playing in the Kingdome, Perry took on the New York Yankees. And in front of 27,000+ fans, Perry and the Mariners beat them 7-3.

At the age of 43, Perry was strong. Going the distance, he allowed 9 hits and 3 runs, while striking out 4 and walking just 1 batter. Gaylord Perry was just the 15th person in major league history to win 300 games.

Happy Anniversary, Mr. Perry!!!

Happy Birthday Willie Mays!!!

Happy Birthday Willie Mays!!!

The ‘Say Hey Kid’ turns 82 years old today.

Possibly the greatest all-around player in baseball history, the name Willie mays carries some major weight in the sport of professional baseball.

The resume: Career .302 batting average. 3,283 hits. 660 home runs. 2,062 runs scored. 1,903 RBI. 338 stolen bases.

The accolades: 1951 Rookie of the Year. 2-Time MVP Winner(1954 & 1965). 20-Time All-star. 12 Consecutive Gold Gloves. 1 World Series Championship.

Happy Birthday Mr. Mays!!!