Thursday, June 21, 2018

Complete Angels Team Set - 1981 Topps Giant Photo Cards

Trade Post From Swing and a Pop-Up

Bert sent me the whole Angels team from this sweet early 80's set.

Beautiful art work on the packaging.
At only 1 card per pack, he must have busted a case of this to get all the Angels cards.
I've seen a few other bloggers posting their teams cards as well.

 Six 5x7 cards in the team set.
There are only 11 teams available in this set, so I'm glad the Angels were one of them.

Simple back, just a name, team, and position. No stats.
I like the "Topps" watermark to break up the otherwise boring white landscape.
There's also a "team set" checklist at the bottom.

Obviously the Dodgers are the more popular team as they have twice as many players in the set.

Great to knock out this odd-ball team set, thanks Bert!

Monday, June 18, 2018

Triple Play Knock-Out

Trade Post From Summer of '74

Matt saw that I was working on completing the 1993 Triple Play set, and bombed me with the 52 cards I still needed to finish it off.
It's a pretty nice set in my opinion. The only thing I would change about the design is that I'd remove the Triple Play logo in the lower left, it distracts me. Otherwise I really like it, especially the block silver name at the top.
Turns out I need that Olerud for the PC, but here in this set he stays. The PC comes secondary.

Even the horizontal cards looks nice, and I'm not usually a fan of horizontal cards.
So Matt sets me up and knocks out the base set, and that's awesome.

He even sent the Joe Robbie Stadium error card I needed. The error was numbered #129 when it should have been numbered #259 as shown in the top card.
This leaves me only needing the #101 Andy Stankiewicz error card which has his name in white on the front, as opposed to the standard red font.
Given that Matt wiped this set out so quickly for me, I also decided to go ahead and collect the inserts for this set, so I added those to the want list tab.

Much appreciated Matt!

Saturday, June 16, 2018

Two Ohtani, With Love

A little play on words of the title of a 60's Sidney Poitier movie and the old song by Lulu, To Sir With Love.

Trade Post From Hoarding Cardboard

I'm pretty sure that I've traded with Jason in the past, but probably a long time ago. So long in fact, that I think he was still blogging under Jasons Sports Card Blog, which has been defunct now for about a year, I think? Anyhow, his Hoarding Cardboard blog is great, and he recently took me up on my Year For Team Traders call-out, claiming Reds cards.

His return package was pretty sweet.

2018 Leaf #3 and #5
I plan on opening zero Leaf this year, so these are especially appreciated.
Pretty sweet that he sent his pitcher card as well as his hitter card.

Donruss is another brand I will not be purchasing, they are just too generic for me.
So again, much appreciated.


Little bit of everything.

Jason hit up my Baseball Card #444 list and found two more that I need.


And he hit my player collections.

And knocked off 4 more for the Fleer Million Dollar Moments set.

All great stuff Jason.


Sunday, June 10, 2018

I Got My Cards For The Taking Cards

Trade Post From Waiting Till Next Year

P-Town sent over a 500ct box full of my favorites: Angels, checklists, and sweepstakes, as a result of his offer of Cards For The Taking. A cleaning out if you will, like we all do from time to time. I'm still sending out packages from my clean out earlier this year. Anyhow, he sent me a ton of cards, but I only picked out a select handful to show off.

1991 Studio #21
One of my top ten favorite cards, and top ten favorite Angels. I had a few interactions with Jimmie Reese back in the 90's, and every time I walked away smiling and happy. The guy was awesome.

1992 Pinnacle #586 and #584
I have the the Jim Abbott/Nolan Ryan Idols card but had no clue these two even existed.


1991 Topps #736
You can clearly see the difference in shading of the ghosted Topps 40 logo.
Being a completest, this makes team set collecting even more challenging.

1992 Studio #148 and #261
The Langston is the last card I needed for the team set, and the Carew checklist gets me closer to completing the checklist set.

1992 Pinnacle #449
I like these cards with blurry players in the background, it's fun to try to figure out who they might be. I'm thinking it's Doug Rader who was the Manager most of the season.

1989 Topps #573
This card always takes me back. I remember clearly how excited I was when I first pulled it out of a fifty-cent pack back in 1989 (were they fifty-cents in 89? I don't really remember).

2001 Topps Logo Race Baseball Cap Offer Cards
Complete set!
Now I need to get to work on all the team stickers.

Some of the sweet Offer Cards Tom included.

Glad to be the recipient of your cleaning out Tom, thanks!


Friday, June 8, 2018

One Page Of Mel Nelson

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



  Mel Nelson LHP Los Angeles Angels 1963
Correspondence received prior to 2004.

Tuesday, June 5, 2018

Un-Zipped an Ohtani

Okay, that was bad.
But you get the pun.

Trade Post From Zippy's Torren' Up Cards

2016 BGM #007
It was several months back that Zippy alluded to sending me an Ohtani. I think his words were something like "I might be able to do something about that." Then time passed, and I kinda forgot about it. But now! Look at that!
And it's awesome, because, as I keep saying, I'm HAVING THE WORST TIME TRYING TO PULL ONE!

2016 Bowman Platinum Next Generation Prospects #NGP-1

2017 Bowman Draft Chrome #BDC-61 Refractor
You know, refractors will never grow old with me.
I will love them forever, and Bowman refractors are the best.

 And rounding out a sweat batch of Angels.

The three 2011 Topps Pro Debut Baseball in the lower left is the whole checklist set.

Kenny also sent a handful of Ducks cards, he does that from time to time even though I don't collect any hockey. It's kinda cool though because it makes me think of home.


Great stuff as always Zip, thanks!


Saturday, June 2, 2018

May Listia Winnings

Here's what I won this month.
I was a short on available credits the first half of the month so I was a little conservative in bidding. After selling some stuff for a good chunk of credits I was able to bid, and win, more often in the second half.

1981 Fleer #656
Need a few more to complete this big checklist set (641a, 641b, 644a, 644b, 650, 652a, 652b, 653, 655, 659a, 660a, 660b)


1999 Topps Finest #110


1998 Topps Finest #273


I won the 1984 stub, but had to send a reminder after 2 weeks (Listia rules says you can request a refund after 7 days) that I hadn't received it yet (it hadn't even been marked "shipped" yet). The seller responded with apologies, and included the 1985 stub as a sorry. I wasn't worried about it, wasn't asking for a refund, just wanted them to know, but it's nice they went the extra step.

Oh, and I looked these games up on Retrosheet...nothing remarkable happened in either.

1996 Topps #435

1995 SP Top 10 Prospects #7

1998 Topps Reprint #23

1971 Topps #499

Won this lot for the 1990 Leaf Checklist #444.
I have this card already as a part of my #444 Baseball Card Collection.
Needed it for the checklist set.

1980 Fleer Baseball Stickers lot.

Pretty happy with Mays winnings.


Friday, June 1, 2018

Wants and Needs They Are No More

Trade Post From The Collective Mind

1964 Topps Hi-Number #586
Hi-number cards are always the last ones needed to complete the team sets.
I still need a handful from the 64 team set, but glad to get this one off the Top Ten Needs list.

1970 Topps Hi-Number #642
Another one that was on the Top Ten Needs list. Really nice to knock two of those out in one package.

Fleer 97-98 Million Dollar Moments
Pecking away at this set, I'm now a little short of half-way there. I occasionally see these on other blogs as pickups for Player Collections, but I think more often than not they get overlooked.

1991 Pacific Nolan Ryan
This is a pretty substantial set when you're trying to complete it through trades, but I'm getting closer with these 24 cards.

1993 Triple Play
Another set I'm working only because I ripped a box to get the contest cards.
These 10 get me within about 50 cards of the base set.

Sure do appreciate you checking out my wantlists Greg.
Thank you!