Daily Archives: September 9, 2013

Baseball Card Show Purchase #8 – Miami Marlins 2013 Topps A&G Team Set with Stanton ‘Across The Years’ Insert

Baseball Card Show Purchase #8 – Miami Marlins 2013 Topps A&G Team Set with Stanton ‘Across The Years’ Insert

The seller that I bought my 2013 A&G cards from for my player collections had a small box of loose singles from the set that he was selling for a quarter a piece.

The Stanton card that I showed you in ‘Card Show Purchase #1’ came from that box, and I found another one for my team set.  I was also able to find the Nate Eovaldi card in the box getting me even closer to completing the set.

There was no way that I was going to find the Jose Fernandez card in that box, so  I asked if he had it and he did.  I may have paid a bit more for it than what I had wanted, but this seller has been great to me and I would rather stay on good terms with him than leave his table and seek out the card from someone else as I look to save fifty cents.  So, I bought the Fernandez card and completed the 3-card Marlins team set.

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I found the Giancarlo Stanton ‘Across the Years’ card at another dealer’s table and I quickly scooped it up which gives me every Marlins card in the new 2013 Topps Allen & Ginter set.

Baseball Card Show Purchase #7 – Lot Of 2 1975 Topps MVP Commemorative Cards w/Berra, Campanella, Robinson, Maris

Baseball Card Show Purchase #7 – Lot Of 2 1975 Topps MVP Commemorative Cards w/Berra, Campanella, Robinson, Maris

While not seeking out a specific vintage baseball card at the show, I did keep my eyes peeled looking for something to catch my eye.

And I found it, a sign that read – ‘1/2 OFF ALL CARDS FROM 1970’s’.

A sign like that will draw me in like a moth to a flame, and I walked out with two beauties from the 1975 Topps set.

Have a look:

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In the 1975 set, Topps commemorated the MVP Award winners from prior seasons by combining them onto one card and showing off their Topps cards from their MVP-winning campaigns.

I like the look of these, always have.  And when I was able to grab each of these for just $1.50 each, I dove right in!  Both cards are in EX condition and they feature some of the most talented players from the 1960’s.

A great find!!!

Baseball Card Show Purchase #6 – 2005 Leaf Cornerstones With Johnny Bench & Joe Morgan

Baseball Card Show Purchase #6 – 2005 Leaf Cornerstones With Johnny Bench & Joe Morgan

You know that I am a sucker for anything featuring ‘The Big Red Machine’.  And while never the primary focus of my shopping at these cards shows, I am always seeking out new cards that honor that historic team.

This card does just that – celebrating the play of catcher Johnny Bench and second baseman Joe Morgan.

Check it out:

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Coming from the Leaf Cornerstones set, the card acknowledges the guys that excelled at C and 2B while playing together.

Personally, I believe that Bench and Morgan make up the best C/2B Combo that the sport has ever seen, but I am eager to find out what other cards may be on this set’s checklist.

Time to do some research…

Baseball Card Show Purchase #5 – Gary Carter 2003 Topps Tribute

Baseball Card Show Purchase #5 – Gary Carter 2003 Topps Tribute

I’m not normally a fan of zoomed-in, posed photography on my baseball cards, but that does come with a few exceptions.

One of those exceptions would be when a card looks as nice as this one…

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The card comes from the 2003 Topps Tribute baseball card set and I think that it looks great.

Offering up a picture of a very young Gary Carter in his White Montreal Expos jersey, the contrast of the colors of his uniform and the sky behind him are fantastic.

I also think that the added elements of the Gold name and Topps Tribute logo bring in a nice touch of royalty to the card.

Baseball Card Show Purchase #4 – Eddie Murray 2008 Topps Triple Threads RED

Baseball Card Show Purchase #4 – Eddie Murray 2008 Topps Triple Threads RED

Here is another card that I scooped while digging through boxes seeking out new cards for my player collections.

The card features Hall of Famer, and Orioles legend, Eddie Murray and it is from the 2008 Topps Triple Threads set.

The card is serial numbered as 624/1350 and is the ‘Red’ version of the card.

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I really like the look of the card, and the Red coloring in the background looks great.  But, it does make me wonder how it would look if it was Orange…

Baseball Card Show Purchase #2 – Ozzie Smith 2001 Topps ’50 Years’ CHROME!!!

Baseball Card Show Purchase #2 – Ozzie Smith 2001 Topps ’50 Years’ CHROME!!!

While sifting through some 2-row boxes, I was seeking cards of the new PC’s that I am working on.  And I did fairly well with that.

But, I also watch for unusual cards – cards that stand out.

And this one of Ozzie Smith from the 2001 Topps ’50 Years’ set is awesome.

Have a look:

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As you can see, this is a reprint of Ozzie’s first card as a member of the St. Louis Cardinals from the 1982 Topps Traded set.  But it is CHROME – and it is shiny, shiny, shiny!!!

Baseball Card Show Purchase #3 – Lot Of 2 Mike Stanton 2010 Bowman Rookie Cards – Base & Chrome

Baseball Card Show Purchase #3 – Lot Of 2 Mike Stanton 2010 Bowman Rookie Cards – Base & Chrome

One of the new sellers that I found at the show had all of his modern baseball stuff organized by team – and every card was tagged with a 50-Cent price tag.

For a player collector, this method of organization can be very frustrating, because the guys I seek out cover 10-12 different franchises.

So, I jumped into his Marlins section hoping I would find some colored parallel cards for my 2013 team sets.

I didn’t find that, but I did find two 2010 Mike Stanton Bowman rookie cards!

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I bought both of them – the Chrome version is on the left and the base version is on the right!!

Two great additions to my growing collection of cards that feature Stanton!

Baseball Card Show Purchase #1 – Lot Of 6 New 2013 Allen & Ginter Cards For My Player Collections!!!

Baseball Card Show Purchase #1 – Lot Of 6 New 2013 Allen & Ginter Cards For My Player Collections!!!

For as popular as the Allen & Ginter baseball card brand is, I was expecting to see more singles being sold at the show.

Before making a single purchase, I quickly walked all of the tables to see how many dealers were selling singles from this release as I had a few goals from that set that I wanted to make sure that I shopped.  The number was 2.  There were a handful of guys selling boxes, but for singles just 2.

Thankfully, one of them is my favorite seller at the show and he had held some singles for me because he knows the guys that I like.

The lot that he held for me included Frank Robinson, Joe Morgan, Jim Palmer, Fergie Jenkins, and Andre Dawson – all base cards.  I pulled the Giancarlo Stanton card from his box of loose singles giving me six cards from the new A&G set for my player collections.

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I did make another buy from him that is Ginter-themed, and I will show that off a but later today.  Stay tuned for that…

Baseball Card Show Review

Baseball Card Show Review

Wow, Monday came fast, huh?

You may recall that I attended a baseball card show on Friday night and I did fairly well.

As I expected, the dealers that were missing last month because they were at the National Show were back, and they brought new stuff to check out.

I was able to find a good amounts of the cards that I was seeking – new Ginters, new Marlins, a vintage pick-up, and a very nice surprise at the end of the night.

Stay tuned to ’30-YOC’ all day long as I will begin showing off my haul from the show for you in just a little bit.

Have a nice day!

1992 HEADLINE: Robin Yount Joins The ‘3,000 Hits Club’

1992 HEADLINE: Robin Yount Joins The ‘3,000 Hits Club’

On this day back in 1992, Robin Yount collected hit number 3,000 of your career – a true testament to his talent and dedication to the game of baseball.

At home, and in front of 47,000+ Brewers fans, Yount took center stage as he entered the game with 2,999 career hits.  All of the fans in attendance were there to witness baseball history and it would not take too long for that to occur.  In the bottom of the 7th inning, Yount hit a single off of Indians pitcher Jose Mesa as he collected hit #3,000.

What is also extremely impressive about this feat is that Robin Yount routinely had 150+ hits per season.  He was a skilled and patient hitter and never struck out more than 94 times in a single year!!

Congratulations Mr. Yount!!!