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:
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.
Posted in Roberto Clemente Collection
Tagged 3000 hits, 3000 hits club, all-star, baseball, baseball cards, baseball hero, baseball legend, gold glove, Hall Of Fame, HOF, most valuable player, MVP, pirates, pittsburgh pirates, Roberto Clemente
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:
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!
Posted in Frank Robinson Collection, Reggie Jackson - Mr. October
Tagged 500 home run club, 500 home runs, 500 HR club, A's, all-star, american league, angels, Athletics, baltimore orioles, baseball, baseball cards, baseball history, baseball milestones, california angels, Cincinnati Reds, collection, facial hair, frank robinson, Hall Of Fame, HOF, memorial stadium, most valuable player, mustache, MVP, National League, new york yankees, oakland A's, Oakland Athletics, orioles, reds, reggie jackson, Reggie Jackson - Mr. October, world series, world series MVP, yankees
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!!
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’
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!!
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.
Posted in Hank Aaron Collection
Tagged 3000 hits, 500 home run club, 500 HR, 500 HR club, 715 home runs, 715 HR, all-star, baseball, baseball cards, baseball hero, gold glove, Hall Of Fame, hank aaron, HOF, home run king, most valuable player, MVP, world series
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:
Posted in Marlins Team Sets
Tagged 1997 world series, 2003 world series, 2013 florida marlins, 2013 marlins, 2013 topps, baseball, baseball card collecting. team set collecting, baseball cards, florida marlins, hobby, Marlins, marlins team set, marlins team sets, miami marlins, team collector, team set, team set builder, world series
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:
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.
Posted in Eddie Murray Collection
Tagged 3000 hits, 3000 hits club, 500 home runs, 500 HR club, 500 hrs, all-star, baltimore orioles, baseball, baseball cards, baseball history, baseball milestones, eddie murray, Hall Of Fame, HOF, orioles, switch hitter
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:
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!!!
Posted in Frank Robinson Collection
Tagged 500 home run club, 500 home runs, 500 HR club, american league, baltimore orioles, baseball, baseball history, baseball milestones, Cincinnati Reds, frank robinson, Hall Of Fame, HOF, memorial stadium, most valuable player, MVP, National League, orioles, reds
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.
Posted in Baseball Card Shows
Tagged baseball, baseball card show, baseball cards, card show florida, collecting, collection, coral square baseball card show, coral square card show, florida baseball card show, hobbies, hobby
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!!!
Posted in Birthdays & Anniversaries
Tagged 1992 world series, 1993 world series, all-star, baseball, baseball cards, blue jays, first base, gold glove, John Olerud, Mets, New york mets, toronto blue jays, world series
’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
9 – Robin Yount
8 – Roberto Alomar
7 – Jim Rice
6 – Barry Larkin
5 – Paul Molitor
4 – George Brett
3 – Tom Seaver
2 – Sparky Anderson
1 – Eddie 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!!
Posted in '30-YOC Top Ten Lists'
Tagged 30-year old cardboard, 30-YOC, baseball, baseball blog, baseball card blog, baseball card collecting, baseball cards, card collecting, card collection, hobbies, hobby, sports card, top ten list