Friday, September 25, 2015

King of the World! or: How I Write Too Much About Baseball Cards

My mail box basically exploded the past two days with stuff. So, this is going to be LONG, but with lots of pictures.

First off a few trades, from baddchad20 at the Trading Card Database, I gave up some '92 Studio card. Nolan Ryan, Sammy Sosa and Paul O'Neil. Got back a few 1993 Upper Deck cards and the following...

1991 Topps Cracker Jack, Ozzie Smith (my scan). This card is super small, about half the size of a Gypsy Queen mini.
1989 Score Hottest 100 Stars, Ozzie Smith. I'm shocked I didn't have this card. But I didn't.

Another trade this one from p_dawg68, also at the TCDB. I gave up some Cleveland Indians card and in return...a 2015 Heritage David Murphy to help me on that set. 1976 Keith Hernandez, 1988 Donruss Lance Johnson in Cardinal uniform..also...

1983 Donruss, Willie McGee rookie card. My first Willie rookie.

and 2015 Topps, James Paxton. Odd card to want in a trade, but it was my last card needed for 2015 Topps. I can officially say 2015 Topps is dunzo!

Looking at this stack, I don't know what to go with next...Ok this is a lot I bought off eBay for about $8 I believe..All these cards were in it...

2013 Topps Chrome Update, Yasiel Puig rookie card. This card alone was worth buying the lot for, but I'm not done...

2013 Topps Update 1971 Topps Mini, Yasiel Puig rookie card. Same lot as the Chrome Puig rookie. Like I mentioned earlier this week with the Cespedes mini, I don't care for minis, but I do make exceptions.

2015 Topps Chrome Gallery of Greats, Yasiel Puig (my scan). All three Puig cards in the lot, all nice looking cards too.

2013 Topps Update 1971 Topps Mini Babe Ruth. Also from the Puig lot.

2015 Gypsy Queen, Koji Uehara short print.

2015 Topps Chrome Refractors, Michael Wacha and Javier Baez rookie card (my scans). The Baez I currently have listed on Listia.

2015 Topps Chrome Prism Refractor, Yadier Molina (my scan). Hard to tell from the scans but there are prisms in the background.

That's all from the same Puig lot off eBay, which also included regular 2015 Topps Chrome cards of Adam Jones, Albert Pujols, Hunter Pence, Yadier Molina, Eric Hosmer and Andrew McCutchen. A would say a solid purchase.

Ok. Now lets do Listia stuff. I kinda went overboard on Listia this past week, but I still have a bunch of points left and no, I haven't bought any (nor do I plan to).

2012-13 Panini Heroes of the Hall, Dolph Schayes. Picked this up because I really like the insert set, the cards are very nice looking. 495 points.

2011 Bowman Chrome Futures, Mike Montgomery. I'm a sucker for die-cuts. 499 points.

2012 Topps Chrome Dynamic Die-Cuts, Matt Kemp (my scan). Once again, sucker for die-cuts. 1,045 points.

2015 Gypsy Queen Framed Bronze, Nelson Cruz #'d/499 (my scan).
 My love for Gypsy Queen continues and it cost me 5,289 points.

2007 Heritage, Joel Zumaya. It was listed as the yellow name variation. It wasn't though. 1,127 points.

1995 Stadium Club Clear Cut, Todd Zeile. This card is awesome, it's plastic and see through. 672 points.

A quartet of Cardinals in 1994 SP, Bernard Gilkey, Gregg Jefferies, Ray Lankford and Ozzie Smith. I already had the Ozzie but the other three were MIA and they were 984 points.

Now, before the last Listia gettings, a slideshow of Ozzie Smith cards. It will make sense...

1988 Donruss Baseball's Best, Ozzie Smith.

1992 French's, some Baltimore shortstop/Ozzie Smith.

1992 Stadium Club Member's Only, Ozzie Smith.

1995 SP Championship Die-Cuts, Ozzie Smith.

1997 Fleer, Ozzie Smith.

Alright, why did I list those? Well the final Listia mention for the day were three separate lots of Ozzie Smith cards, 9 cards a lot 27 cards in total. I got all three lots for 4,306 points and out of the 27 cards those were five I didn't have. A couple of them, not easy to trade for, but I ticked off five more Ozzie's and got some doubles for sets when (or if) I ever start working on them.

Oh, man this is exhausting. Two more things, then I'm done. An order from Sportlots..

1994 Donruss Special Edition Gold, Rickey Henderson. I'm down to only needing 2 more to complete this set. Larry Walker and Will Clark are all I need.

2013 Gypsy Queen, Don Mattingly. I saw this on Listia for 3,500 points and nearly pulled the trigger, but I went to Sportlots and for 18 cents. And don't tell anybody, I'm secretly working on 2013 Gypsy Queen.

2015 Stadium Club, Ozzie Smith. Must I say why?

2009 Upper Deck Goodwin Champions, Ozzie Smith (my scan). There we have it another order from Sportlots and two more Ozzie's off the list. All four cards 18 cents and about $2 total.

The final item for this LONG ASS entry and it's a cool one, so be glad you stuck around...

2014 Allen & Ginter. Larry motherf*ckin' King TTM Autograph personalized. King is a icon in the entertainment world, some may say he's been turned into a joke over the past ten years or so. Who cares? It doesn't take away from everything else he's done. King's been broadcasting for the better part of 60 years, that's almost double I've been alive. Plus he was in Ghostbusters.

Thanks for reading, I know there were a lot of words, but there were some neat pictures, huh?

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