Friday, August 3, 2018

A Chance Well Taken

I took a chance and paid $38 for a Hit Parade repack of 1960 Topps cards.  It promised 5 cards with a chance of getting a graded card.  I got a Norm Cash card I needed for my Tigers' collection that books up to $25.  The other 4 cards were commons.

Then there was this at the bottom of the box.

 I'd say it was worth the $38.

Sunday, December 24, 2017

Cards I Ain't Got No More - Non-Sport Autographs

Back in 2010 there were repacks of Donruss Americana and Popcardz that came with one guaranteed hit per repack.  They were pretty cheap and I cleared them out of every Target I went to.  I got a great number of autos and some Popcardz swatch cards from these.

I sold most of the autos but still have a couple of duplicates.

I never saw an episode of The 4400 but have seen Robert Picardo in just about every one of my favorite shows over the years.

 I loved watching Night Court!  Who didn't love Bull?  This card is from Smallville, another show I never watched.

Another card from Smallville.  Annette has been in many movies and shows.

A trio of cards from veteran actors that appeared in Alias.

 I watched about the first season of Charmed.  I remember Kerr mostly from Dawson's Creek.

 Roger Burkle was Fred's father on Angel.

 Krysten is one of my favorite actresses.  I watched the first couple of seasons of Veronica Mars.

We end with Hellboy creator Mike Mignola.  I really liked the Hellboy II movie.  Don't remember if I ever saw the first one.

I had about 40 other autographs from these shows and others that I wish I still had but what are you gonna do....

Saturday, November 25, 2017

Cards I Ain't Got No More - Non-Sports

I really like non-sports cards and got into the first few releases of Donruss Americana and other sets from Topps.  I pulled many cards I liked and then ended up selling them on Ebay, much to my regret.

I was much more of a Mary Ann fan than a Ginger fan. 

 I'm A Believer!  (My apologies for the bad joke.)

These Marilyn Monroe swatches are in different Donruss sets but have to be from the same dress.  I had about 20 of the different Movie Posters cards with swatches from various stars.

Pieces of space vehicles are cool.  Should have kept them.

I bought a case of 2010 A&G a box at a time.  Would like these better if Blaine wasn't shirtless.

We end with these nice redemptions from Upper Deck.  I liked the fact that I didn't know what I would get when until these arrived in the mail.

Sunday, October 1, 2017

I Don't Get It

So today, in the Falcons game, we learn that a 10 yard, incomplete, forward pass can be a fumble and be the difference in the game.

Sunday, August 27, 2017

Cards I Ain't Got No More - Baseball

 We delve into the world of baseball in my cosmos of regret.  Here are some of my favorites that I sold on e-bay,

I got this card as a surprise insert in an Upper Deck tin.  It had their version of "Old Judge" cards in it.  Also got some nice autographs and memorabilia cards in the tin but this one stands out as the first Playball card I ever owned.

Rookie cards of 2 future Hall-of-famers.  I collected the heck out of this set as exhibited by all of the gold parallels I have listed on my trade page.

I took a chance on some packs of Royal Rookies just in the hope of getting this card and then I sold it.  Why?!?!?!?  I still have the regular card.

I'm a sucker for mullti-sport sets and it was nice to own a bat piece from the last .400 hitter.

What a great card.  It's even numbered 60/60 while Mr. Cub wishes Topps a Happy 60th.  Practically perfect.

I had no idea who Trout was when I sold this card.  I think I may have gotten 10 bucks for it.  (Forehead slap!)  I do have the regular card of this plus a Topps rookie card so I am not hurting for Trout cards.

Thursday, August 3, 2017

Cards I Ain't Got No More - Hockey

Yes.  Hockey.  I collect everything.

My dad grew up a Red Wings fan so I inherited the fandom.  This is just pretty.

Gold, on-card autos just pop.

Bought one box of Upper Deck series 1 that year and lucked out.

Needing money made us sell a card of our favorite paper from our local team.  When we used to have a local team.

I paid some top dollar for some UD Black boxes but love the set.

Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Cards I Ain't Got No More - Football

As with the basketball cards there are some football cards I wish I still had:

I bought a whole box of Bowman a few years ago and got this.  I think I sold this for what I had paid for the whole box.

 I've always like these mini-helmet cards.

 It's a sticker autograph but you gotta love Deacon Jones.

 Not a huge fan of this Greats of the Game design but love the autos.  Also had a Staubach and a Lott.

Might be the best card I ever pulled from a pack.

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Cards I Ain't Got No More - Basketball

Everyone once in a while I would sell cards on E-Bay to get come quick money.  I found the DVDs that I had saved the images on.  Here's some of my favorite NBA cards I let go of.

I hate the Celtics and hate Ohio State and still, somehow, love Havlicek.  An on-card auto of a Hall-of-Famer is always nice.

Greats of the Game is one of my all-time faves across all of the sports that used this design. 

Hated to let go of a Michigan player but..... 

This was a weird multi-sport set from Press Pass that I only bought one box of.  This is the best card I got.

I think this was the first basketball autograph I ever got so it held a sentimental place in my collection.

Friday, June 30, 2017

Trade Bait

Look on the left for baseball trade bait categories and send me an e-mail of your interests.

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

The Great Racing Weekemd

Memorial Day weekend revolves around auto racing for me.  Sunday is the greatest single day of the year with Monaco, the Indy 500 and the Nascar race rounding out the weekend.  Here are some of my favorite racing cards that represent all of these series.

1992 Grid Formula One - A rookie card of the most successful F1 driver ever.

2008 Press Pass insert - Montoya was successful in all 3 series.

2006 Topps A&G mini - The only woman to win a race in F1, Indy Racing or NASCAR.

Thursday, May 4, 2017

Star Wars Day

I'm happy to say that I am old enough to have seen Star Wars when it came out in 1977.  If only I had kept my Star Wars toys in their original packaging.....

I passively collect Star Wars cards.  Here are a few of my favorites.

And now I will play Star Wars online.  Good night!

A Chance Well Taken

I took a chance and paid $38 for a Hit Parade repack of 1960 Topps cards.  It promised 5 cards with a chance of getting a graded card.  I go...