Sunday, September 23, 2018

Lacking Cleverness

Love getting a note with a package.
Love it because this saves me from having to think of something clever to write, and these past few months my creativity has been focused on other things. So, little notes like this are much appreciated. I need to start doing more of this in trade packages rather than the old standby "Hope you enjoy the cards".

1965 Topps #422

One to knock off of my Toms Top Ten Wants List!
Thank you Commish!

Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Model Building Maniac

I mentioned a few posts back that I haven't been doing much baseball-carding lately because I've reignited my first hobby - model building. Fuji asked if I ever posted any pictures of my builds, so here a few of the latest cars I've done. I've been an airplane guy my whole life, but I've also enjoyed cars, ships, and tanks from time-to-time.

Originally built this like Dick Tracy's car at least 20 years ago.

Then I decided to rebuild it about 10 years ago, into a hot rod,
but it got put on hold, until last month when I finally finished it.

Here's another kit I started long ago:
I had built this kit the first time in the early 80's, and enjoyed it. Feeling kinda nostalgic I wanted to build it again, so I started one about 10 years ago.
That one got put on hold as well, until I recently finished it.

I just do basic builds, using spray paint and bottle paint. I have an airbrush but don't really have a set-up for it yet. And I can't justify the expense of after-market upgrades. The best part is the actual building of the kit.

Now I'm on to this one which I picked up at a resale shop for 5 bucks.

I'm not a pro-modeler by any stretch of the imagination, and I have limited resources, but I'm pleased with the outcome of these, after being estranged from the hobby for sooooo long.

Thanks for asking Fuji.

Monday, September 17, 2018

The Note Explains It All

Man, nothing cooler than box-cut cards!

Much appreciated Tom.

Saturday, September 15, 2018

Patriots TTM Return - Rod Rust

Unfortunately former Patriots Head Coach Rod Rust ballpoint-penned me. A little hard to see, but I'll let it go and consider this an awesome return.
Sent: Dunno, can't get to come up right now, and I don't feel like waiting.
Pretty sure it was about a week turnaround, and the postmark is 01 JUN 2018.

Got front AND back on this one.

Sunday, September 2, 2018

August Listia Winnings

Not much this month, I haven't been "baseball carding" much lately because I've been enjoying model building again. But here's what I've picked up from Listia last month:

Picked up this lot for the 1975 Topps Doug DeCinces rookie.

1978 Topps Checklist #208

1992 Panini Stickers Angels Lot

2015 Panini Contenders Draft Ticket Autograph #29

That's it.
And there probably won't be anything for September.
Like I said, I've been focusing my attention on model building again, and really enjoying it.
I only have attention for one hobby at a time!

Monday, August 27, 2018

Cardboard Collections Free Twitter Group Break

Took part in this spur of the moment, FREE (just $4 to cover shipping cost), Twitter group break by Cardboard Collections last month. Colbey was ripping and sharing two boxes of 2016 Donruss Optic just because he felt like it. How awesome is that! I picked the Angels of course and got some goodies.

Diamond Kings Base, Holo, and Purple Parllel


Base Holo Parallel

Base Purple Parallel

Super happy!
Thanks for the generosity Colbey!

Saturday, August 25, 2018

I Didn't Ask, and Yet, I Received

Last month I posted how I found a couple old Sports Illustrated at my local HPB, and one was an Angels cover I needed (Reggie Jackson). Jim (Mr. Haverkamp) almost immediately left a comment that he had the Carew issue I needed and would drop it in the mail. Wow! Shortly thereafter I received a package with the Carew cover inside.

And I didn't even have to ask!

That leaves me just needing these Angels covers:
December 2002 Angels Insert Photo "Stories of the Year" 
March 2014 Mike Trout "Powered Up"
March 2017 Mike Trout "MLB Preview"
March 2018 Mike Trout/Shohei Ohtani "MVP"

Jim also included these 1982 Fleer Stickers that were on my wantlist.
This just leaves me with 21 stickers to complete the album (I have tons of dupes if anyone is looking for any).

Super nice of you Jim, much appreciated.

Friday, August 24, 2018

Indians For Other Stuff I Like

Reader, and Indians collector, Tim, sent a bunch of cards in return for a bag of Indians cards I sent him. More often than not, whenever I pull a new Indians card, I can expect Tim to put a claim to it, so I'll set those aside until I get a small stack, and then we'll do a trade. That's usually how it works for all of us right? Tim's return managed to hit several of my narrower collections this time, and I'm really pleased with that.
1993 Triple Play Action Baseball #18 and #28

PC Vladimir Guerrero 1998 Collectors Choice #166 and Starquest SQ9

2007 Upper Deck Triple Play #TP-GS

 PC Tim Salmon

2015 Topps First Home Run FHR-6

Checklists, Info, and Code Cards

Always nice trading Indians for Other Stuff I Like, Tim.

Wednesday, August 15, 2018

One Page of Dick Lange

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

  Dick Lange RHP California Angels 1972-1975
Original correspondence received prior to 2005.

Sunday, August 12, 2018

It's Good To Be Completed With Enthusiasm Unknown to Mankind

Recently received a package of cards from Dennis of Too Many Verlanders
Inside was this nice note:
How awesome that he took the time to check my wantlists and go out of his way to get the cards I needed, especially to complete a few sets. I try to do that too from time to time, and it is very rewarding to dig and fill a specific need, but I'll admit that it takes a lot of effort to do so. I usually lean towards sending random team stuff. It's quicker and easier.
That's four sets completed right there:
1991 Upper Deck Football
2007 Fleer Rookie Sensations
1988 Fleer Angels Team (still need the entire box bottom panel with Wally Joyner, but calling this complete)
1990 Classic 1 Blue Angels Team

 Also included were a ton of Angels inserts, parallels, numbered cards:
1996 Ultra On-Base Leader #8 Gold Medallion

1996 Leaf Studio #24 Gold Press Proof

2000 Pacific #14 Copper 57/99

1997 Pinnacle #199 Museum Collection

1999 Prism #3 Holographic Gold 468/480

1998 Topps MLB Stars #41 Red 1830/9799

1998 Studio Hit Parade #19 4166/5000

2005 Zenith Mozaics #M-11

2000 SP Future Watch #126 2043/2500 

1997 Donruss Studio #7, #82 Press Proof

And rounded out with some Wally Joyner.

Again, wow, Dennis.
Thanks for taking the time to get these for me.

Sunday, August 5, 2018

July Listia Winnings

A bit late in posting due to waiting for the last of the July winnings to arrive in the mail.

2003 Donruss #26

1992 Skybox #293 Patriots Checklist

1976 Topps #119

1976 Topps #262

1977 Topps #32

1977 Topps #562

1975 Topps Checklist Set

2002 Topps Gallery #62

1996 Fleer Excel Season Crowns #5