Friday, May 22, 2015

Another Minor League Set To Collect

1991 Classic Best Minor Leagues

On a recent trip to the LCS I came across a box of these cards.  I pulled the Angels cards out of the box and went on my merry way.  Couple days later I had a thought, "Why not just buy the whole box and complete the whole set?".
I knew I already had a stack of about 250ish and the box at the LCS probably had about 300-350 (knowing there would be a ton of dupes in there).  So I went back and got the LCS box for $5.  

After sorting here's what I need:


Traders welcome!

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Angels On Cards Observations

Trade post from Cards On Cards

1989 Topps Hills Team MVPs
Yet another one of those "Don't think I've seen this set before" cards.
Love the design.

2003 Topps Gold Casey Kotchman 1858/2003
2013 Bowman Blue Grant Green 045/500
2015 Topps Gold Josh Hamilton 1823/2015
2015 Topps Heritage Josh Hamilton SP

1. Kotchman playing first base in a neighborhood park somewhere.
2. Grant Green pivots on the Big A.
3. Josh Hamilton gets fingerprinted.
4. Josh Hamilton talks with Arty Moreno (off camera).

2005 Upper Deck Sweet Threads #ST-BC
Not too concerned that Bartolo is missing his lower half.
The pinstrip on the "Angels" uniform is a little concerning though.
The Angels stopped wearing the blue pinstriped uniforms in 2002.
Bartolo played for the Angels from 2004-2007.


1990 Panini Stickers
I under-appreciated Panini stickers for a long time.
Then I grew to love them.
A few yesrs ago I finished (I think) finally getting all the Angels logo/uniform stickers that they put out.
Soon I hope to get a list together of all the Panini player stickers I need.

2006 Bowman Heritage
#132 Lackey, BHP21 Bobby Wilson, 75 Mini Vladdy.
Nice spread.

And a select nine from the large stack of Angels cards that remained.

Monday, May 18, 2015

Claim Some If You Want Some

I have the following 1998 Pinnacle Mint Collection cards available for trade.
Three types if you're unfamiliar with this issue:
1. Gold are actual metal inserted coins
2. Blanks, same card but lacking the coin insert
3. Copper are embossed on the card

Would like anything off my want lists in return.  Or nothing in return, I'm easy.

Sunday, May 17, 2015

LCS Pickups For You To Peruse

1991 Classic Best
I opened a bunch of these packs in the late 90's found on a discount shelf in the old Toy City in Fountain Valley, California.
Never pulled many Angels out of all those packs though.

2008 SPx
Nice little Jered Weaver card.
Photo must have been taken by the catcher.

1992 Score '90's Impact Player
Another subset I pick up cards for whenever I come across them.
Some day I'll take inventory to see if I have the set yet.

Saturday, May 16, 2015

Checkin It Off - 2007 Topps Turkey Red

Had to go to Sportlots to get the last couple of cards I needed to complete this checklist set.

Sweet 11-card checklist set featuring framed paintings of game action.

I pulled the Vladdy from my partial Angels team set so I'll need to replace that one at some point.
Probably pretty soon.

Friday, May 15, 2015

Sweet Surprise From GCRL

Pretty sure this was a random package.
Another example of an awesome blogger thinking of me.

Sampling of the Angels cards in the fat pack.
I got used to seeing Reggie as an Angel.
It's automatic.
Dave Winfield?
Still kinda sets me back a bit whenever I see him in an Angels uniform.

Here's an Angels uniformed player on another teams card.
Nice picture of the great Bryan Harvey who was chosen by the Marlins in the Expansion Draft.
Too bad, this would have made a sweet Angels card.

My first thought upon seeing this card is that it got into the wrong stack.  I didn't see the Angels logo in lower right corner at first.
Too much "Dodger" to airbrush out I guess.
Luke played in 18 games for the Angels in 1999.

Here's a sampling of the checklist cards included.
I have a gazillion checklists but it's tough to actually complete a set.
There's always that one card that you cant find.

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

One Page Of Ken Edenfield

This series will highlight "one page" at a time from my binder of correspondence and autographs from former Angels players.

 Ken Edenfield RHP California Angels 1995-1996