Monday, September 1, 2014

Dave Rhode TTM

 Dave answered a few questions too.  Did you know that his nickname was Road Dog?
406 days from his home in beautiful Newport Beach, CA.


Sunday, August 31, 2014

Onesies, Twosies, Listia-oozies

Listia winnings have been piling up, time for a Listia post.

1990 United States Baseball Federation 1987 Team USA #10
After being drafted in the 22nd round of the 1988 Amateur draft Larry finally made it to the bigs in 1993 appearing at the plate 3 times over 2 games for the Angels.


1993 Topps Finest #163
Ugh, Chrome at its worst.


I purchased this angels lot for this card:

2002 Topps Stadium Club Royal Gold #32.
I wonder if the seller knew of the somewhat scarcity of this card.
Royal Gold were inserted one per pack.


I got this Angels lot for this card:

1987 Fleer Baseball's Exciting Stars #16 from the box set.

And the 1986 Topps Glossy All Stars #2 was a throw-in by the seller.


Nice John Olerud lot.
Did John even OWN a cap?



Saturday, August 30, 2014

High-Numbered Gems

Topps high numbers from the 60's-70's are some of the most difficult cards to get to complete my team sets.  Don't get me wrong, there a plenty out there to be had I just don't have the budget to spend on them, and more often than not, they come at a premium.

That's why getting three high numbered cards from Wrigley Wax was such a joy.

1972 #672 Archie Reynolds with #689 Eddie Fisher and 1970 #720 Rick Reichardt.

Classic Topps crooked background on Reynolds card.

In my mind, high numbers would be hard to let go of but I think that if I had any a fellow collector needed I'd do the same as Wrigley Wax did for me.

Much, much appreciated.


Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Luis Salazar TTM

Two set cards in 12 days from the Lynchburg Hillcats.
Seems he always uses a fine-point pen.

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Traded For Joe Nuxhall

A fellow SCN member reached out to me for a trade.  He asked about a card I had available on my trade list.  I countered asking about his 1991 Topps Archives 1953 Topps card signed by Joe Nuxhall.  I have many cards in that set signed already but not Nuxies (plus, Nuxhall played for the Angels so it's a double score).  We agreed, and there you have it.


Saturday, August 23, 2014

The Summer Of Giving Has Come My Way

I am a recipient of Jaybarkerfans Summer of Giving!  And so glad to be.  I was seeing so many posts attesting to the generosity of Jaybarkerfan, and was wondering, hoping in anticipation that maybe I too would get to partake.  And then my package arrived.  And boy did I ever partake.

2014 Topps Museum Collection #31


2005 Donruss #31 Press Proof Gold numbered 05/25


Last card I needed for the 2014 Topps Heritage team set.


2002 Donruss #147 Career Stat Lines numbered 091/108


2006 Topps Chrome #35 Box Topper Red Refractor numbered 39/90


2008 Topps Chrome #28 Copper Refractor numbered 210/599


1970 Topps Scratch-Off, unscratched.


2002 Upper Deck SP Back To '93 #124 numbered 1986/1993


2004 Fleer Greats #75 Blue numbered 178/500


2006 Fleer Ultra, Ultra Fine Fabrics FM-SF


2000 Fleer Gamers, Gamers Lumber 


2013 Topps Triple Threads Onyx numbered 21/50


2003 Upper Deck Game Face Gear GG-DE2


2008 Upper Deck Masterpieces Captured On Canvas CC-FR


2004 Donruss Studio Game Day Souvenirs GD-2

Wowser! Wes, some super great stuff to give up for this Angels fan.
Thank you!


Friday, August 22, 2014

OLD DRAFT POST - Got A Little Something For All My Boys

This is one of those posts that got started then forgotten.  It was started back in March and has been in DRAFT ever since.  Well, until now.  Let's clear this sucker out.

From Listia recently.
Picked up cards for most of my Player Collections.

TIM SALMON
1998 Upper Deck Tape Measure Titans
Salmon in a river of blood.
Never been a fan of the paint-bucket backgrounds.


JIM ABBOTT
2013 Gypsy Queen No-Hitters. 
Still amazed he threw a no-hitter.


MIKE TROUT
2013 Topps Chasing History Foil, Update, 1971 Mini.
Trout. Trout. Trout.


MARK TRUMBO
2013 Panini Prizm Blue Pulsar.
Not that into him anymore.  This player collection has been disbanded.


ALBERT PUJOLS
2012 Topps Prime 9 Home Run Leaders
(Though technically not one of my boys as in he's not a player collection.)


NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS
1981 Fleer
Are you ready for some football!

A little somethin' for everybody.