Hide your women and children...
2012 Topps baseball is live. Here, and here, and here and.............
Hope your RSS feeds can handle the onslaught...
I think I'll go watch a hockey game... maybe a re-run of the ProBowl.
Monday, January 30, 2012
Thursday, January 26, 2012
As most of you are aware, Night Owl started a new feature called 'One Card Challenge.' It, like it sounds, is where everyone can list the one card they need to complete a set. Any set. So other collectors can see it and help each other out. A lot like a wantlist, but in point form, if you will.
I immediately put up five cards I needed in order to put five sets to bed. I got two responses almost immediately.
The first of those arrived today.
Today ended his journey, and he is now with the rest of his friends in one of my binders.
Monday, January 23, 2012
I saw a post over at Vintage Sportscards that reminded me about two cards sent to me by Baseball Dad around xmas time.
They are inserts originally found in packs of 1965 Topps baseball cards. Embossed in gold foil and slightly smaller than a regular card.
Of course you know they just happened to be Braves.
#12 Catcher Joe Torre...
Quite a few Hall of Famers in the set, and singles can be picked up relatively cheaply.
Thanks Jack! A return package is already on it's way.
A checklist, for those of you that are interested...
1 Carl Yastrzemski 2 Ron Fairly 3 Max Alvis 4 Jim Ray Hart 5 Bill Skowron 6 Ed Kranepool 7 Tim McCarver 8 Sandy Koufax 9 Donn Clendenon 10 John Romano 11 Mickey Mantle 12 Joe Torre 13 Al Kaline 14 Al McBean 15 Don Drysdale 16 Brooks Robinson 17 Jim Bunning 18 Gary Peters 19 Roberto Clemente 20 Milt Pappas 21 Wayne Causey 22 Frank Robinson 23 Bill Mazeroski 24 Diego Segui 25 Jim Bouton 26 Eddie Mathews 27 Willie Mays 28 Ron Santo 29 Boog Powell 30 Ken McBride 31 Leon Wagner 32 Johnny Callison 33 Zoilo Versalles 34 Jack Baldschun 35 Ron Hunt 36 Richie Allen 37 Frank Malzone 38 Bob Allison 39 Jim Fregosi 40 Billy Williams 41 Bill Freehan 42 Vada Pinson 43 Bill White 44 Roy McMillan 45 Orlando Cepeda 46 Rocky Colavito 47 Ken Boyer 48 Dick Radatz 49 Tommy Davis 50 Walt Bond 51 John Orsino 52 Joe Christopher 53 Al Spangler 54 Jim King 55 Mickey Lolich 56 Harmon Killebrew 57 Bob Shaw 58 Ernie Banks 59 Hank Aaron 60 Chuck Hinton 61 Bob Aspromonte 62 Lee Maye 63 Joe Cunningham 64 Pete Ward 65 Bobby Richardson 66 Dean Chance 67 Dick Ellsworth 68 Jim Maloney 69 Bob Gibson 70 Earl Battey 71 Tony Kubek 72 Jack Kralick
Wednesday, January 18, 2012
Monday, January 16, 2012
A little while ago I received an email from Kyle of the newish blog Just A Bit Outside. Not sure if he named it in honour of Just A Bit Offside... but he told me he had some '83 Topps off of my wantlist.
Maybe the best set from the '80's...
Pete Falcone Pete was winding down his career when this card came out. Debuting in 1975, retired in 1984. Pete played for four teams, ending with Atlanta. He went 14-11 with 2 saves and a 3.89 ERA in his time with the Braves.Terry Forster Terry debuted in 1971, retired in 1986. He spent '83-85 with the Braves. 7-5 with 19 saves and 2.29 ERA in his stint with the Braves.
Mike Jorgensen Journeyman Mike only spent 88 games with the Braves. Acquired from the Mets on June 15th, 1983, he was traded to the Cardinals on June 15th, 1984 in the swap that brought over Ken Oberkfell. 1 HR 15 RBI and a .257 avg is Mike's legacy with Atlanta.
Craig McMurtry I believe we may have Craig's rookie card here... maybe... I think. 1983 saw Craig go 15-9 with a 3.09 ERA. Craig spent one more year starting and two years relieving for the Braves. After being in the minors for a year, he played three seasons with Texas. Four more years in the minors and then one last hurrah with Houston in 1995. Nice 'stache Craig.
Pascual Perez Here we have a true odd ball. Pascual's middle name is Gross. 'Nuff said. After acquiring Perez from Pittsburgh, Pascual pitched for four years in Atlanta. In the first three, he went 33-20. In year four, 1-13. Done. Gone. Out of baseball. A year later, back with the Expos, 7-0 and a 2.30 ERA. Go figure.
One Card Challenge' blog, that card is soon to be in my needy hands.
Need one last card to finish that set? Check it out.
Friday, January 13, 2012
One of the benefits of a player you like going through the dreaded sophmore slump, is that you are able to pick up cards of them a lot more readily. And cheaply too. Mr Heyward is an example of that.
I've gone from not even seeing cards of his as people hoard them away in tightly sealed vaults, to being able to pick them up at card shows and card shops whenever I want.
I visited one of the local shops awhile back and they brought out this little beauty from behind the counter.
Here's a shiny Phil Hughes to demonstrate.
Jason set me back $1.25.
Now the only problem is........ how the hell am I going to store this sucker???
Thursday, January 12, 2012
After a lengthy 14 day, hard fought battle, Windows 7 lays in ruins, as I and my scanner stand victorious.
Expect normal posting to resume shortly. In anticipation, please return your tray tables and seat backs to their original, fully upright position. Thank you.