May 22, 2013
NOTE: This is not a card related post, per se.
I just found out Youtube has more than Gangham Style and cat videos. Behold.
One of the best games I saw when I was first getting into baseball.
One of the first Super Bowls I saw as a kid.
And there is more where that came from.
May 21, 2013
This is part 39 of Frankenset, a 1984 Topps Mike Madden. He won 12 games as a major league pitcher.
May 20, 2013
This is part 38 of frankenset, a 1984 Topps Bob Grich. I pulled this one from a 1984 Topps rack pack I purchased at a flea market a while back. Grich went to six all star games and won four gold gloves. He is considered by modern baseball analysts as one of the best players that did not get serious consideration for the Hall of Fame.
May 19, 2013
I picked up this card from the flea market I went to for a quarter. I needed it for the eclectic collection but did not think much of it. When I got home, I checked eBay to see what they were selling it for. Turns out the cheapest one was five dollars, which I thought was high for a 1972 common. When I looked on the back, I found out why, the card number is 701, which means its a high number. From the time I collected 1971 Topps, I knew that high numbers were a little more expensive, but I did not realize that included 1972 as well. So Mr. Pagan now has a place in the eclectic and will be featured when I get to the Pirates.
May 18, 2013
This is Glenn Burke, and his story was one of being true to himself. If you have a minute, I linked his story to the image.
May 17, 2013
I happened to be out today, and stopped by the outdoor flea market. There was a guy there with several tables of cards. I dug through some of the quarter boxes and dollar boxes and found some for the eclectic. Then I flipped through the “pricey” cards and found this for five bucks. While it is not in mint condition, for the price I simply could not pass it up.
This is now the oldest Clemente in my collection!
May 16, 2013
This is one of the preview images for the new 2013 Score football. The link goes to a gallery of other images from the set. If all the images are as cool as this, I may pick up some packs. I especially want this card. This got me to thinking, which sets do you consider to have the best photography ever in football and baseball?
May 15, 2013
Golly that is cool! I wonder if it includes a scouting report on Jamie Moyer?
May 14, 2013
I got this card through the mail about a week ago, but have not been able to post in here. I now have 191 different football hall of famers.
This is a 1953 Bowman Marion Motley. Marion was one of the first African Americans in professional football and a great power running back. He was also a great linebacker and Otto Graham called him a better fullback than Jim Brown. When the NFL Network created their list of the top 100 players of all time, Motley was number 74. I am very happy to add this to my collection!
May 13, 2013
This is part 37 of Frankenset, a 2013 Topps Jose Altuve. Jose is the best player on the (sigh) Astros and is the shortest player currently in the game at 5 foot 5. There is a website out there that measures distances in increments of his height. Of course there is.