Daily Archives: August 5, 2013

Baseball Card Show Purchase #7 – Roberto Clemente 2013 Topps – ’72 Topps Mini

Baseball Card Show Purchase #7 – Roberto Clemente 2013 Topps – ’72 Topps Mini

I was very excited to find this card in a small stack of 1972 mini cards from the 2013 Topps flagship set.

Some of the cards I found were of guys that I have no desire to collect, but this one of Roberto Clemente is a beauty.

And as you all know, it is a mini card – even if the scan does not give you that impression.

Have a look:

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I’ve given some serious thought about collecting the full 1972 mini set.  I love the look and the unique mini style of the cards.  It is just the checklist that I continue to get stuck on.  For every Clemente, George Brett, and Reggie Jackson found in the set there is Paul Konerko, Josh Reddick, and Josh Johnson to contend with as well.  And I just don’t know if it is worth the time and expense to bring them all home….

Time will tell.

Baseball Card Show Purchase #6 – Lot Of 2 2012 Panini Golden Age Cards Of Frank Robinson & Reggie Jackson

Baseball Card Show Purchase #6 – Lot Of 2 2012 Panini Golden Age Cards Of Frank Robinson & Reggie Jackson

I don’t know how I missed these cards being issued last year, but I confirmed with the dealer that was selling these that the cards were indeed issued in 2012.

While far from great, I do like the oddity that they bring.

Have a look:

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Most of all, I like the framing of the card – the style makes me immediately think of these as miniaturized portraits.

The Robinson card is quite odd looking while the Reggie card is typical of what we would see from a card manufacturer that is forced to hide team logos and names from our view.

Definitely not my best purchases from the card show, but it helps put a another line on my Frank Robinson and Reggie Jackson checklists!

Baseball Card Show Purchase #5 – Lot Of 7 2013 Topps Pro Debut Cards Of Christian Yelich & Jake Marisnick

Baseball Card Show Purchase #5 – Lot Of 7 2013 Topps Pro Debut Cards Of Christian Yelich & Jake Marisnick

I was very excited to find these cards – especially down here!!

One of the sellers that I normally do not shop from had a 2-row box full of cards from the 2013 Topps Pro Debut set.  The singles were a quarter a piece, and the rows were packed.

I immediately dug in searching for cards of the newest Marlins rookie players to make their debuts with the team – Jake Marisnick & Christian Yelich.

And I did pretty well – 7 rookie cards for my Marlins collection!!

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Both guys have made nice impacts on the team in the short time that they have been promoted to the majors.  I like that they’re getting a chance to play every day right now versus waiting until September – it allows for playing time while other teams are still competing for playoff spots.  This should ultimately help both of these young guys.  And ultimately help the Marlins as well…

Baseball Card Show Purchase #4 – Hank Aaron 1986 Big League Chew ‘Home Run Legends’

Baseball Card Show Purchase #4 – Hank Aaron 1986 Big League Chew ‘Home Run Legends’

It’s always fun to find a card for your collection that you have never seen before.  And the fact that this one was issued more than 25 years ago makes it even better.

Actually, the price tag for this card makes it even better as well – I paid just one quarter for this card!!

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The card was issued by the Big League Chew company, and is tagged as ‘Home Run Legends’.

The card is numbered as 1 of 12.  I am going to have to go find the checklist – this may be one set that I build in the future.  Especially if I can find the balance of the set as affordably as I found this card of Hank Aaron.

 

Baseball Card Show Purchase #3 – Lot Of 4 Miami Marlins 2012 & 2013 Topps Colored Parallel Cards

Baseball Card Show Purchase #3 – Lot Of 4 Miami Marlins 2012 & 2013 Topps Colored Parallel Cards

I was very excited to find a seller that a pretty good stack of colored parallel cards from the 2012 and 2013 Topps flagship sets.

It was so nice to not have to sort through thousands of cards hoping to pull one or two of these alternate-border colored cards.  As soon as I saw them, I jumped right in!

And I pulled out four cards for the multiple sets I am trying to complete.

Here they are:

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Baseball Card Show Purchase #2 – Eddie Murray 2013 Topps Museum Collection

Baseball Card Show Purchase #2 – Eddie Murray 2013 Topps Museum Collection

Here is another card that I pulled from the same bargain bin that I got the Frank Robinson card from.

This card is from the 2013 Topps Museum Collection set.  It features Hall of Famer, Eddie Murray.

Take a look:

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This is my first card from the 2013 Museum Collection and I have to say that it looks great.  Most cards of Murray that share a similar style to this one look great though, I am guessing that it is his Orioles uniform that just works very well with that kind of style.

Great Card!!!

Baseball Card Show Purchase #1 – Frank Robinson 2011 Topps Tier One #d To 799 Copies

Baseball Card Show Purchase #1 – Frank Robinson 2011 Topps Tier One #d To 799 Copies

There was not way that I was going to let this one get by me!  Especially when it was rescued from a $0.50 bargain bin.

The card comes from the 2011 Topps Tier One baseball card set and it looks great.

Check it out:

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I don’t know about you, but this card has a bit of a Ginter feel to it.  The shaded background is probably my reason for that opinion.  But I personally will take Tier One over Ginter every day!!!

Baseball Card Show Review

Baseball Card Show Review

The first weekend of August has now passed us by and with it, another baseball card show is in the books.

And unfortunately, my suspicion about the attendance at the show, at least from the dealer side, was correct.  I noticed at least four dealers that are always present at the show were not there.  My guess is that they made the trek to Chicago to sell at the National.

So, with a few less tables to shop at, I tried to uncover a few gems from sellers that I normally do not work with.

The results?  Fair.  I bought some cards that I may not have normally picked up or even found.

And as for my list of goals?  I did very well – concentrating on exactly what I was seeking.

I’ve got everything scanned.  And I will be showing off the entire haul for you to enjoy today.

So, sit back and relax and enjoy the day with ’30-Year Old Cardboard’.

Have a great day.

Happy Birthday John Olerud!!!

Happy Birthday John Olerud!!!

John Olerud turns 45 years old today.

And to be quite honest, I am shocked to learn that he is that young.  You see, Olerud retired from baseball back in 2005 at the age of 36.  Personally I would love to be retired when I reach 36, but even in the world of professional baseball, 36 is considered to be a young age to leave the game.

John Olerud had a very solid 17-year major league career.  The highlight of his career would undoubtedly be his winning 2 World Series championships with the Toronto Blue Jays in 1992 and 1993.

Olerud was also able to achieve some individual awards as well.  He was a 2-time all-star and 3-time winner of the Gold Glove award.

For his birthday I would like to give Olerud a few more career achievements.  Let’s start with 261 more hits to round out his career total to 2,500.  How about another 45 home runs as well so he could reach the 300 mark?  Come on, he deserves it.  And if he stuck around the game for a few more years it’s very possible that these baseball milestones would have been met anyway…

Happy Birthday Mr. Olerud!!!

Olerud

’30-YOC Top Ten Lists’ – ‘Top Ten Hall Most Wanted Signed Baseballs – HOF Edition’

’30-YOC Top Ten Lists’ – ‘Top Ten Hall Most Wanted Signed Baseballs – HOF Edition’

I’ve been wanting to add a few more signed baseballs to my collection so in an effort to get that process rolling, I decided to try to organize my ‘want list’ with the goal of staying focused on who I really, really want versus who I just really want.

This week, I will share my ‘HOF Edition’ of the list.  And next week, I will share the ‘Non-HOF Edition’.

So, without further ado, here are the ten Hall Of Fame signed baseballs that I would like to add to my collection:

10 – Bert Blyleven

BALL BLYLEVEN

9 – Robin Yount

BALL YOUNT

8 – Roberto Alomar

BALL ALOMAR

7 – Jim Rice

BALL RICE

6 – Barry Larkin

BALL LARKIN

5 – Paul Molitor

BALL MOLITOR

4 – George Brett

BALL BRETT

3 – Tom Seaver

BALL SEAVER

2 – Sparky Anderson

BALL SPARKY

1 – Eddie Murray

BALL MURRAY

And there you have it – Ten high-quality baseballs that I would definitely welcome into the ’30-YOC’ collection if they were to become available to me either at a paid signing, in-person opportunity, or via a consignment deal.

Stay tuned to ’30-YOC’, maybe one of these bad-boys will be mine soon.  Fingers crossed!!

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