Sunday, May 19, 2013


I'm getting ready to put in a order with COMC. Gotta get my Fergie before heading off to Birmingham. Wanting to blow more money than I should I started looking at Kevin McHale cards. I noticed these two that are separated by several years but have a similar color scheme.

1988-89 Fleer #11 - Kevin McHale - Courtesy of
1988-89 Fleer
Kevin McHale (card # 11)
1993-94 Star #68 - Kevin McHale/All-Star Stats - Courtesy of
1993-94 Star
Kevin McHale/All-Star Stats (card # 68)

That's all  Just sharing my observation with my faithful readers.

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Playing with cars

Here are some Jeff Burton collectible vehicles.  Since they all cost about a dollar each, I wasn't so concerned about the packaging being crisp and perfect.

I don't know if one would consider them to be New In Box or Mint In Box.  I'd probably go for NIB.

I don't know all of the scales, nor do I really want to.  I am aware that there is a whole other segment of collectors that goes gaga over the larger models.  Take a look at the Superstore Jeff Burton Diecast page.

1998 Pinnacle Collector Series
Jeff Burton - 9 Track Gear
One of the problems that I see as a collector of stuff is that there are too many products.  Yes, in baseball cards we have all of the rainbow parallels.  And if you're a jersey collector, there's the home, road, throwback, special edition, etc.  Sometimes in NASCAR they have a different paint scheme every week.  Or a different major sponsor.  And some fool company is producing cars for each of them.  In multiple sizes and finishes.
1998 Hot Wheels - Pro Racing
Jeff Burton - 99 Exide
I've resolved that I don't need to collect the cars, in or out of their packages.  I just don't.  I will, though.  But that is not the focus of my Jeff Burton collection.  Sort of like I didn't need to buy the 7" Hershiser plate.  Or the Earl Wilson commemorative Snuggie.  Okay, just kidding.  It wasn't Earl Wilson, it was Carl Erskine.

1997 Racing Champions
Craftsman Truck Series
Jeff Burton - 99 Exide
For now I'm going to leave them encased in their plastic cocoons and try to get the cards from listia or elsewhere, but some day I might break them out and play with them.

Sunday, May 5, 2013


This is for the Collective Troll, Marck, who is missing in action. Maybe this will lure him out of real life and back to the blogosphere.

Happy May 5th.

Friday, May 3, 2013

2000 Atlanta Journal Constitution Braves cards

At Ye Olde Antique Malle of Southe KnoxVegas I came across some oversized cards. They are 8-1/2" x 11". They are all Braves. They are a mystery to me.
2000 Atlanta Journal Constitution Atlanta Braves cards
Chipper Jones

Other cards that I purchased are of Greg Maddux, Tom Glavine, Javy Lopez, and Andruw Jones.

I don't collect the Braves, I don't collect 'big' cards.  What am I to do with them?