I've been collecting fan packs for about five years now. I shared a bunch of them in a series I called Fan Pack Fun. Judging by the response, you did not think they were fun at all and I stopped posting them. Maybe that accounts for my simply throwing a bunch of the unopened envelopes in a box for a rainy day. Obviously, if you've seen my unopened pack collection, it's also part of my delayed gratification fetish. Well, I opened all the remaining ones and sorted the contents of the entire collection.
Who doesn't like stickers? They're simple. They're colorful. They represent the team. They're fun. Here's most of my collection. Hopefully you see a team you like. I'm a Cubs fan but my favorites have to be the old orange and black birds from Baltimore. Anyone have any creative ideas on what to do with these?
Thursday, September 11, 2014
Tuesday, September 2, 2014
Here's another subset from the inexpensive but fun 1994 Ted Williams Company Football set. It features eight of the the NFL's all-time great head coaches. I like the subtle dual image design particularly on the four that feature the coaches back their playing days.
Tuesday, August 26, 2014
There are very few boxes left to check off on my vintage Ron Santo list. This was one of them. It's from the 1969 set called called Topps Super but unlike the next two years' versions this one is not super-sized. In fact it's about 1/4 inch smaller in each direction than a regular card. I believe the "super" refers more to the gloss than anything. My copy doesn't seem too glossy and I've never seen another one in person so I'm not too sure. Anyone have a really nice one? According to Beckett the cards were a stand alone set issued in cello packs of three. I'm not certain of the rarity of these cards but I know I've only seen the Santo come up on Ebay a few times. There's currently a PSA 9 copy being offered for a BIN price of $149.95. (Update: sold just after I posted this.) Mine suffers from a few surface scratches but I paid way less than that.
Friday, August 22, 2014
I knew about the baseball cards from Ted Williams Card Company but until a few days ago I had never seen the football set. Like its two baseball cousins this 90 card set from 1994 is made up entirely of retired players. I couldn't resist it for around seven bucks shipped.
Here's one of the subsets called "Golden Arms". Indeed.
Thursday, August 21, 2014
I saw this listed today on Ebay. It's only $2.79 shipped but I can't figure out who would want it. It's a little like buying an expired gift certificate for a good steak. It makes your mouth water thinking about it but your stomach is still empty.