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Baseball Card Show Purchase #5 – Lot Of (2) 2013 Panini Cooperstown Induction Cards

Baseball Card Show Purchase #5 – Lot Of (2) 2013 Panini Cooperstown Induction Cards

If I run into any Panini Cooperstown Induction cards at the card show, I will stop to shop.  And if the card is not already part of my collection, I will almost always pick the up.

This is another subset that I would like to assemble in time.   I love the theme of the cards and the special memories that they offer to collectors and fans.

This time around, I was able to score two cards from the 2013 set featuring Hall of Famers, Phil Rizzuto and Carl Yastrzemski.

Have a look:



I love this set and I love the design.

There is no doubt in my mind that I will be building this subset this year.  Just a matter of when…

Baseball Card Show Purchase #5 – Lot Of 3 Panini ‘Induction’ Cards w/Stargell, Ryan, & Henderson

Baseball Card Show Purchase #5 – Lot Of 3 Panini ‘Induction’ Cards w/Stargell, Ryan, & Henderson

More future subset inspiration from the same seller!!!

I was able to score three cards from the 2012 & 2013 Panini ‘Induction’ set – starring Willie Stargell, Nolan Ryan, and Rickey Henderson.

Check it out:



Just like the ‘High Praise’ cards that I showed off in the prior post, the ‘Induction’ set has long been on my list of modern subsets to go after and complete.

These three cards will give me a head-start in that process – and I am hoping that during the 2014 collecting year I can knock out all of these sets.


Baseball Card Show Purchase #4 – Lot Of (2) 2012 Panini ‘High Praise’ Cards

Baseball Card Show Purchase #4 – Lot Of (2) 2012 Panini ‘High Praise’ Cards

I was able to find a few cards in a dime box that will help push me into a few more subsets when I am done building the ones that I am currently working on.

The first lot is from the 2012 Panini ‘High Praise’ set and I was able to snag two cards – Robin Yount & Whitey Ford.

Have a look:


These cards are super-nice, and I really like the layout of the card with the horizontal design.

This subset has been on my list to collect since it was introduced in 2012.

Consider this an unofficial step #1 towards that goal.

There Were Nine Packs Of 2012 Panini Cooperstown In My Christmas Stocking. Come See What I Pulled!!!

There Were Nine Packs Of 2012 Panini Cooperstown In My Christmas Stocking.  Come See What I Pulled!!!

I have to say that my wife and kids did a solid job this year of sticking to the theme of baseball for me this holiday season.  And what is even more nice, is that they went out of their way to surprise me with a few things that I did not ask for, but will certainly enjoy.

Case in point – The nine packs of 2012 Panini Cooperstown baseball cards that were in my stocking!!!

I was so surprised by this gift that I didn’t even rip the packs open until the day after the holiday.

But, they have all been scanned now and I am ready to share them with you.

Ready?  Good.

Here we go:

Pack 1 – favorite card Willie Stargell


Pack 2 – Ozzie, Cal, Nolan Ryan, and a Ty Cobb induction card


Pack 3 – Hall history, Jackie, Cal, and a classic card of umpire Al Barlick!


Pack 4 – lots of vintage players


Pack 5 – Banks, Foxx, Ryno, and a sweet High Praise card of Johnny Bench


Pack 6 – Eh….


Pack 7 – Yount.  And the Museum Pieces card of Christy Mathewson’s cap is pretty nice…


Pack 8 – Winfield, Brooks, Gwynn, and a fire marshall.


Pack 9 – Carter and Campy!


Unfortunately, I did not pull a Dawson or Jenkins or Palmer or Reggie or Morgan or Billy or Ron…

But, I do really like these cards.  I enjoy the look back at the players that make up the Hall of Fame, and I have to be honest when I say that there are many in the packs that I got that I have never heard of.

The design of the cards is appealing to me, though I don’t really care for so many cut-off images just for the sake of keeping team logos out of the card’s images.

I also have to say that I was a bit surprised by how many doubles I pulled.  I don’t know how many total cards can be found in the set, but I have more doubles than what I expected considering that you only get five cards per pack.

So, I have a little organizing to do.  Am I considering collecting the base set?  Yes.  Will I?  Time will tell.   But for now, I will collate my cards and then compare it to the checklist to see what kind of effort it would take to complete the whole thing.

Did you see anything you liked in there?  Anything that you may need for your sets or player collections?  If so, let me know.  Maybe we can make a few trades to get us both closer to where we want to be with this set.  Let me know.

Thanks for reading!!  And ‘Thanks’ again to my family for the great surprise in my stocking.


Andre Dawson 1990 Topps Superstar Mini Sticker

Andre Dawson 1990 Topps Superstar Mini Sticker

Sometimes a collector has to dig pretty deep to find new gems for his collection.

Such is the case with this new addition to my Andre Dawson collection.  Issued in 1990 by Topps, they had put out a tremendous amount of stickers to keep kids interested in the hobby.

Not only do stickers work for kids, they work for this player collector too…

Here is the newest addition to my Andre Dawson collection:

Andre Dawson 1992 Panini Baseball Sticker

Andre Dawson 1992 Panini Baseball Sticker

When you have amassed the kind of collection like I have done of Andre Dawson baseball cards, it is rather hard to find inexpensive ways to add size and quality to the collection.

Lucky for me, Dawson played during a time when several companies were trying to stake their claim in the fastest growing hobby in the United States.  And due to that fact, the number of subsets, oddballs, and limited edition releases was at a crescendo.

This sticker from the 1992 Panini set is an example of that explosion that our beloved hobby went through.  Some could argue that his ‘explosion’ ultimately caused the demise of the hobby as well…