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.