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!

Sunday, April 30, 2017

I Feel A Draft

I watched very little of the NFL draft this year.  It's not because I wasn't interested but I have regular shows that I watch on Thursday and Friday evenings.  Back in the old days I would watch all day Saturday but the primetime draft eludes my interest.

As far as I know, only one player was ever drafted that went to my high school (Clarkston):





Robert O'Neal was an All-ACC player at Clemson and was drafted by the Dolphins in the 6th round in 1993. He only played 2 regular season NFL games, for the Colts in 1994.  He was 4 years behind me in school but, if I remember correctly, he lived in my neighborhood and we played nerf football with the other kids.  I know there was a kid named Robert that I could heave the ball as far as I c.ould and he would run under it 

Probably the most famous person that went to Clarkston was Sean Mullins, who had a couple of hits in the 1990's.  He was a year behind me.  I remember him singing in the chorus.

Sunday, April 23, 2017

The Spirit of '76

I've never really been in to trying to complete a full set.  I usually collect a player or team instead of needing everything from a particular year.  The exception is 1976 Topps Baseball.  The first pack of baseball cards I bought was from this set on the night after I went to my first Braves games in 1976.


I'm about 80-100 cards short of complete right now but will finish this at some point.  I love this design and the player selection can't be beat with the All-Time All-Stars cards making an affordable way to get some of the all-time greats.  That is Aaron's last card and Eckersley's first.  I love the stylized player in the corner of each card, with the exception being on the all-star cards (Bench).

It's hard for me to believe that this set came out 41 years ago.  Make's me feel older than I actually am (50).

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Der Herre Der Ringe

Several years ago a guy I worked with went to Europe for a week.  I asked him to buy me a pack or two of cards or stickers.  What he brought me was chocolate candy with this in it:





I can't read the German on the back but I think this is cool.  I have 2 more stickers from this set that he gave me.  It is from Kinder Riegel Schokolade.

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

The True Masters

One of my favorite annual viewing pleasures starts tomorrow: The Masters.  My entire weekend plan will revolve around it.  After a day of storms today the weather for the weekend should allow the tournament to play out over the four days.  I have many golf cards but here are three that represent 21 victories and 13 runner-up finishes:


 
13 wins from these 3 greats.  This is simply my best memorabilia card from any sport.





4 Wins.  After buying many gold boxes I finally got a Tiger swatch out of this catch-all set.


 4 more wins from Faldo and Couples.  Duval finished second twice.



It will be bittersweet with no Arnie teeing off tomorrow but I hope it will be a great tournament.

I'll set my Tigers Woods golf to the tournament settings and see how I score.  I'll let you know if I win.

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 g...