Friday, March 20, 2015

Another Listia Win

Last week I picked up a pair of cards from Listia. The winning bid? 503 credits. I'll do that any day. And twice on Sunday.

I needed the Jerry McNertney for my 1971 Topps set.  The Blasingame was just a bonus.

And now the backside. Love the cartoon on the backside.  Yee-Haw!

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

A trade with defgav

A while back a trade was set up with Gavin from Baseball Card Breakdown.  I don't know how it started, but I looked at his wantlist and had a few 1971 Topps that he needed.

He provided me with his address and a few weeks later I dropped them in the mail.  Yeah, I'm never too quick on shipping stuff out.  One of my many flaws.

He sent me a return envelope, stuffed with some 1971 Topps that I needed.  And a few bonus cards.

Here are the Series 1 cards that I needed.

I haven't studied them but I wonder how many non horizontal facsimile autographs there are in the 1971 set.

1971 Topps
Dave Campbell (card # 46)

Don Money is wonderfully miscut.  Love it.
1971 Topps
Don Money (card # 49)

Tom Dukes isn't creased, but just worn right there.
1971 Topps
Tom Dukes (card # 106)
And now one of the two bonus cards.  2015 Topps.  Sure, everyone's blogged about them.  But this is a wonderful addition to my Topps Type Collection.  Now if I could just find the binder.  Seriously.  I can't find the binder.
2015 Topps
Carlos Ruiz (card # 233)

Thanks for the trade, Gavin.

Friday, March 6, 2015

UT Basketball Pocket Schedules

A few weeks ago a friend of mine invited me to a UT Vols basketball game.  The men's team has been up and down.  Seems like they start each game rather well and then can't finish.  I enjoy watching them but don't know enough about the game or the program to have an informed opinion.

But I do know free pocket skeds when I see them.

Donnie Tyndall looking large.  Well, he looks that way in real life.

Forward Armani Moore.  Currently UT's top rebounder and second leading scorer.

Just watched the Lady Vols on the SECNetwork finish off UGA in the SEC Tourney.  Isabelle Harrison leads the team in average points per game at 12.2.  Not shabby.

I do enjoy March Madness.  Not for the brackets so much but for some good basketball.

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Some sports cards from Listia

I've been 'selling' some cards on Listia, mostly duplicate 1971 Topps.  I've been turning around and bidding on some cards that I want.  I won this disinterested Reggie Jackson for 3,580 credits.  The seller tossed in the ticked off Andre Dawson.  Reggie filled a hole in my quest to complete the 1971 Topps Series 1 (obligatory wantlist link).

1971 Topps
Reggie Jackson (card # 20)
1981 Donruss
Andre Dawson (card # 212)

Jeff Burton has moved from the drivers' seat to the broadcast booth. But my wife still likes him.  I bid on this lot and won for 503 credits.  I didn't even look to see if I need them.  As it turns out, I needed all three of them (obligatory wantlist link, part two).
1999 Press Pass
Jeff Burton (card # 50)
1995 Classic 5 Sport
Jeff Burton (card # 172)
2006 Press Pass VIP
Jeff Burton (card # 2)
I need to do much more sorting and cataloging of the Jeff Burton cards, but that isn't a priority for me.

Monday, February 9, 2015

Gary Nolan - soulless ball player

1971 Topps
Gary Nolan - card # 75
What more needs to be said?  Don't stay up late watching horror movies.

Sunday, February 8, 2015

Tony C in a Wide Pen

Before I created the Tony Cuccinello checklist, I thought that I could knockout a few more of his cards on my way to becoming a TC super collector.  I picked this 1936 Goudey Wide Pen for five bucks, plus reasonable shipping.  It is a bit chewed up at the bottom of the card.
1936 Goudey Wide Pen (R314)
Tony Cuccinello - card # (22)

Looking at the prices of some of the cards on the checklist I've abandoned all hope of becoming a TC super collector.  Several are well out of my price range.  I might pick up a few more as type cards, but I'm not actively pursuing his cards.

Now the question is, where can I get a screw down case for this (and other similar sized cards).  It is 3-1/4" x 5-1/2"

Saturday, February 7, 2015

Movie Title changes

Last night on twitter David, from Tribe Cards, played a little game called:  #MakeAFilmUncomfortable.  Take a film, add a few words, make it uncomfortable.  Here are some of  his baseball related suggestions.
  • Fear Strikes Out with a Hatchet
  • Eight Men Come Out
  • Hell's Angels in the Outfield
  • Charlie's Angels in the Outfield
  • Air Budweiser: The Seventh Inning Belch
  • Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever Pitch
  • Everyone's Hero Sandwich
  • Big League Chew of Their Own
  • Topps Gum

I tossed in a few of my own, based on the Wiki list of Academy Award Winning Films.  I didn't try to make them uncomfortable, just baseball related.
  • Annie Gets Her Radar Gun
  • Adventures of Don Juan Marichal
  • Cool Hand Luke Easter
  • Julius Szczur
  • It Happened One Night Owl
  • Good Will Clark Hunting
  • The Rob Deer Hunter
  • The Deer Hunter Pence
  • Crouching Detroit Tigers, Hidden Chunichi Dragons
  • Bonnie and David Clyde
  • The Big Broadcast of 1938: The Vin Scully Story
  • The Accidental Asheville Tourists
  • Hunt for Red Mr. October

Even David, the Cardboard Junkie, joined in the fun
  • Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bombo Rivera
Do you have any to add?