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Monday, September 12, 2016

Ebay Bargain "Pack"

I've only purchased two actual packs of new cards this year and they were typically (for me) so dull that I didn't think they were worth boring you with.  Recently I did a bit of Ebay bargain hunting and came up with my own "pack".  These eight cards, all won in separate auctions, were $1.24 shipped.

I know the "Perspectives" concept got mixed reviews but I like it. This is the Chrome version. Ichiro must be one of the most universally respected guys in the game.  Who would have believed when he joined the Mariners at age 27 that he'd go on the join the 3,000 hit club?  Amazing!

Not a rookie card but a nice example of one of the "faces of the game".

As a predominantly NL fan I didn't see a lot of Carlos Delgado.  His numbers are outstanding though.  He's the HR and RBI record holder for Puerto Rican players and was elected to the Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame (2015).

This is a nice looking insert of The Freak.  My wife likes him.  I may give this one to her.

The next two cards I picked up as additions to my Jewish heritage player collection.

Many say Mike Trout is the best in the game.  Baseball Reference's top 4 similar batters through age 23 are: Mantle, F. Robinson, Griffey, and Aaron.  That tells you something.

Jon's having an awesome 2nd year with the best team in baseball (16-4).  I only own the two 2016 Heritage cards here, though the 1967 set is one of my all-time favorites.

Maybe this time it won't take another two months before my next post.  Thanks for taking the time to visit.

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

"Plagiarize, Let no one else's work evade your eyes."

Yesterday's news from the Republican Convention made me think of this.  I'm probably not the only one.

Sunday, June 19, 2016

Happy Father's Day!

To all of you who are fathers or who are honoring your own, have a great day!

I never get tired of showing this one of my late father who instilled in me a love of sports and collecting.

Monday, May 30, 2016

Memorial Day

I know Memorial Day is as much about the start of summer, an extra day off of work, and cookouts as it is about fallen soldiers.  I find nothing wrong with that.  Hope you could enjoy the day.  On a more serious note the origins of the holiday go back to the end of our Civil War. From the History Channel.
Here are the Civil War cards from one of my favorite modern non-sports sets, The History of the United States issued by Upper Deck in 2004.

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Help? Anyone Have Details on These?

I was doing a little late night Ebay searching recently and came across these two postcards.  I may be just a second tier Ron Santo supercollector so they may be more common than I know but I haven't seen them before.  The listings were about to end and the price was reasonable so I snatched them up.  My observations:
The first photograph is mostly likely from the mid-1960's.  The second looks more like 72-73.
The photographs are a matt finish.
They look as if they could have been printed at the same time.
 The listing called the cards "RPPC".  That stands for "real photo postcard".  This means that the image is developed onto postcard sized paper with with a postcard back.  The Kodak backs date from 1950-present.

That's about all I know.  Any additional information would be appreciated.  Do you have any of these?  Seen others?  Common? Rare?

Below with a little help from Picassa

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