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My New Player Checklists Have Been Built. My Cards Are Organized. It Is Time To S-H-O-P!!!

My New Player Checklists Have Been Built.  My Cards Are Organized.  It Is Time To S-H-O-P!!!

In case you missed it, a little less than two weeks ago I announced the next round of players that I was going to build player collections for.  If you wanted to re-visit that post, click here.

Well, I have finally gotten organized.  The checklists have been built.  The cards have been sorted and accounted for.

And now, there is just one thing left to do – SHOP!!!!

Oh, and if you happen to have any cards on my new ‘Player Collection’ checklist that I need for these new sets please let me know.

I am sure that we can work something out.

Thanks for reading.

Take Two – Send A Card, Get A Pack!!!

Take Two – Send A Card, Get A Pack!!!

The headline says it all – and it is simple as that…

I am looking to add some more cards to the player collections that I am working on, and I am hoping that you may be able to help me.

So, if you fill a need for any of the cards I am missing in my player collections, I will send you a pack of baseball cards in exchange.

Yep, 1 card for a pack of cards – I am feeling generous tonight!!!

Here is how it will work – Review my ‘Player Collections’ and if you have a card that I am missing(and it is in solid condition), leave me a comment on this post and I will send you a pack of cards in exchange.  If you have 2 cards that I need, you get 2 packs.  3 cards equals 3 packs and so on…

So dig through your Wade Boggs, Ozzie Smith, Tony Perez, Bo Jackson, Dennis Eckersley, Tony Gwynn, and Dwight Gooden baseball cards and start leaving me comments.

I have 36 packs of 1989 Topps cards waiting for you!!!

Thanks!!!

With Love, From Uncle Moe!!!

With Love, From Uncle Moe!!!

Roughly two weeks ago I announced the next group of players that would be added to the ’30-YOC’ roster.  As I near completing a few of the players that I am building collections of now, I am ready for some new challenges – my new guys are Bo Jackson, Tony Gwynn, Dwight Gooden, Bob Gibson, Dennis Eckersley, and Kirby Puckett.

Within a few hours of making this announcement on the blog, one of my best Cyber-friends, ‘Uncle Moe’, left me a comment stating that he had a few cards to offer up for these newly created PC’s.

And true to his word, the cards have arrived and just as expected they are perfect starts to my new PC’s.

Take a look:

And what kind of package to ’30-YOC’ would be complete without a card or two of Andre Dawson…

Thank you ‘Moe’.  A very nice gesture indeed.

Oh, and if you want to view one of the most dedicated collectors that I know, stop by and check out Moe’s blog – 2008 Topps Set – as he attempts to collect the 2008 Topps set – FULLY AUTOGRAPHED!!!  It is AWESOME!!!

It Is Now Time To Get To Work!!!

It Is Now Time To Get To Work!!!

Research has been done…

Checklists have been created…

Player Collection page has been updated…

It Is Now Time To Get To Work!!!

I’ve got cards to buy, scans to take, posts to write, and players to honor!!

Let’s Shop!!!

New Player Collections Joining The ’30-YOC’ Roster!!!

New Player Collections Joining The ’30-YOC’ Roster!!!

It’s time.  As another baseball season approaches, I find myself also ready to start a new season – collecting season that is.

I have made some great strides in the last few weeks with some of my PC’s so it is now time to add a few new players into the mix.

So, without further ado, here are the next 6 players that I will be collecting:

Bob Gibson – all major brand releases from his playing days.

Dennis Eckerlsey – 15 seasons of ‘Eck’, 1976-1990.

Tony Gwynn – 10 years of Gwynn, 1983-1993.

Kirby Puckett – 10 years of Puckett, 1984-1994.

Bo Jackson – all major brand releases from his days with the Royals.

Dwight Gooden – all major brand releases from his days with the Mets.

And there you have it.  Six fantastically talented baseball players.  Six player collections that I cannot wait to start.

From here, I have some homework to do.  I have checklists to make.  And I have cards to shop for.

Stick around – I should be unveiling cards for these new player collections soon.  I hope…  🙂

Send A Card, Get A Pack!!!

Send A Card, Get A Pack!!!

The headline says it all – and it is simple as that…

I am looking to add some more cards to the player collections that I am working on, and I am hoping that you may be able to help me.

So, if you fill a need for any of the cards I am missing in my player collections, I will send you a pack of baseball cards in exchange. 

Yep, 1 card for a pack of cards – I am feeling generous tonight!!!

Here is how it will work – Review my ‘Player Collections’ and if you have a card that I am missing(and it is in solid condition), leave me a comment on this post and I will send you a pack of cards in exchange.  If you have 2 cards that I need, you get 2 packs.  3 cards equals 3 packs and so on…

So dig through your Wade Boggs, Gary Carter, Ozzie Smith, Tony Perez, Ron Santo, Jim Palmer, Joe Morgan, and Billy Williams cards and start leaving me comments.

I have 36 packs of 1988 Donruss cards waiting for you!!!

Thanks!!!

Focusing On My New Player Collections Has Really Paid Off!!!

To say that I have attacked my 4 newest player collections is a bold yet true statement.  It has been a ton of fun going after these guys, and it has been equally enjoyable to look back at some of the amazing things these baseball superstars did during their major league baseball careers.

I thought this would be a good time to review where I have come from since I took on the challenge of collecting the following:

  1. Jim Palmer – All major brand issues from his playing days
  2. Darryl Strawberry – All major brand issues from his days with the New York Mets
  3. Greg Maddux – All major brand issues from his first stint with the Chicago Cubs
  4. Eddie Murray – All major brand issues from his days with the Baltimore Orioles

Ok, on to the numbers…

Player Started With Currently Own  Left To Go % Done
Jim Palmer 0 19 24 44%
Darryl Strawberry 4 11 43 20%
Greg Maddux 3 21 25 46%
Eddie Murray 10 32 11 74%

 

Looks like I have to go to the grocery store and pick up some Strawberries huh???

Stay tuned as I look to make some big dents in these player collections over the next few weeks.  I’ll keep you updated each, and every step of the way!!!!

As always, you can track my collections and check out my ‘Needs’ by clicking on my ‘Player Collection’ page too.

Some New Player Collections I Will Be Working On

Over the course of my first year back into the hobby of collecting baseball cards I completed three very important player collections – Andre Dawson, Dave Winfield, and Rickey Henderson.  These 3 players were among my favorites as a kid and I think I did a pretty good job in honoring them and their careers by building these sets.

I have also been fortunate to add a handful of new Billy Williams cards to my collection which has gotten me closer to completing his set too.  And then there is Fergie Jenkins.  I cannot tell you how much this collection means to me.  I did not have a single card of Mr. Jenkins 1 year ago, and today I am just 4 cards away(1966-69) from completing that set as well.  I hope that I will be able to inch closer to completing each of these sets in the future.

That brings me to this point.  I want to go after a few more players that are special to me.  And again, 1 of my pre-requisites is that I have no desire to collect many modern cards or players.  I want to keep to my passion – which is baseball and baseball players from the past.

So with that, I bring you 4 new players I will be collecting now.  I still have a ton of work to do in regards to building checklists and organizing the cards of these guys that I already own, but that is part of the fun with this.  Pretty soon I will be up and running and my ‘Player Collection’ page will be updated with my new goals.

And they are: 

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Greg Maddux – Just Cubs cards.  Maddux played for the Cubs from 1987-92 and then rejoined the team for the 2004 & 2005 seasons.  My goal is to get all of the base cards from the major companies issued during these years as a member of the Chicago Cubs. 

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 Eddie Murray – Orioles Only!!  I have picked up a nice stack of Murray cards at the last 2 cards shows I have attended.  He is one of few players that looks great on each and every card so I plan to get them all.  Actually, just the one of his as an Oriole as this is the way that I remember him and his career.  Lucky for me his last season in Baltimore was 1988 and I believe his last cards of him in an O’s uniform was 1989.

Palmer photo

 Jim Palmer – Easily my second favorite pitcher from the 1970’s.  I have learned more about Mr. Palmer and his amazing career than possibly any other player in the last year.  He was an awesome pitcher and I think this will be a very fun player collection to go after.  That rookie card may be pretty tough though…

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Darryl Strawberry – Just the Mets!!  I loved Straw as a kid.  His power at the plate was incredible and his speed on the base paths for a man of his size was something to see.  And even though he played for 4 different teams during his playing days, I only think of him as a Met – so that is all I will collect of him!!

There you have it.  4 incredibly different players – but all guys that have made an impact on the sport of baseball and my love for vintage baseball cards.

I will do my best to get checklists and my Player Collection page updated quickly so you can follow my journey with these 4 new collections I am going after!!!  Enjoy.

Baseball Card Show Review

As many of you know, I attended my first baseball card show in over 15 years.  Having little expectations about what I was going to find, I was very eager to get there to see how this kind of event has changed along with the hobby.

The show was being held at the local(40 minutes from my house) Jai-Alai stadium.  As I approached the room that the show was going to be in, I quickly noticed differences from the shows I used to attend and this one.  Gone were the long lines of people waiting to get in, gone were the kids ripping open pack after pack of the cards they just bought, and gone were the extra family members just hanging around while their brother, father, or sisters were inside looking at the cards.

The show had 13 dealers and I quickly walked through to check out which tables I would want to visit again and which I would bypass.  Of the 13, 10 had enough cases of cards to draw my eyes while the other 3 were geared more towards oddball memorabilia and figurines.

As I started to get more into the actual display cases, the number of game used and autograph cards was pretty overwhelming.  If you are searching for some of these modern day issues, you could spend a few hours going through the vast assortments that I witnessed.  I asked around for Dawson, Billy Williams, and Fergie Jenkins but nobody had any.

Luckily I found 2 dealers that primarily dealt in older cards.  1 dealer had at least 5-6 tables and was extremely organized.  The other guy’s selection and layout looked kind of dirty.  I quickly looked at what he had, but I was not feeling too comfortable with the condition of his stuff so I stayed with the ‘6-table guy’.  I found quite a bit that I liked, but nothing was priced.  When inquiring about a few cards, he jumped right into his Beckett and started quoting prices.  I was not happy with this and did not want to pay full Beckett price for anything so I just grabbed the 1 card that had been escaping me for a while and moved on.

Of everything I saw, the most attractive offers for my liking were the large 3200 count boxes of cards with signs that read ‘5 for $1.00′ or ’25 cents each’.  I was able to pick up a few cards that will be added to my player collections so that was a nice ‘find’.

All in all, the show was decent.  I would not rush back to see 1 specific dealer again but wouldn’t object to going next month either.  I had my son with me and if any of you have a 2-year old, you know that their attention span is very short so he didn’t really allow me to dig in too deep when I found some boxes that struck my interest.

The good news is that on the way out I saw a flyer for another show in Boca Raton in October.  It’s nice to see that I have another option out there and I will certainly make efforts to get out there next month.

I am going to scan everything I bought tonight and should be able to share it with you all tomorrow and in the coming days!!

So until the next show approaches, I’m heading back to Ebay!!