Thursday, March 30, 2023

TCDB Completed Transactions #19 jlcre2003 and #20 MarcoD70

 As I was sorting some Upper Deck cards to load into TCDB as traders recently, I realized that I was only around 200 cards short of a complete 1989 set. I don't know how it came about that I accumulated so many of them, I'm sure I didn't rip all those packs, assuming they're not cheap with a chance to pull a Griffey rookie. Someone must have offloaded a big chunk of them to me. Since I had so many, I decided instead to keep them and trade other stuff for the rest (except for the Griffey most likely). Most of my recent trade returns have included '89 Upper Deck.

Trade #19 jlcre2003

The 1991 Topps dark logo is a team set variation that I like to collect.

Trade #20 MarcoD70

More '89 Upper Deck

'87 Fleer for the team set.

1989 Topps/LJN Baseball Talk
Such a cool oddball set. This is the first I have towards the team set.

And some more variations for these Company Store cards.

Wednesday, March 29, 2023

Junk Mall Junk Wax Wednesday

 Ripping a random pack of junk wax from the local junk mall.

1991 Upper Deck Comic Ball 2
A pack of 12 featuring Nolan Ryan and Reggie Jackson with a chance to pull a hologram card.

Wouldn't you know it didn't even pull a card with Nolan OR Reggie!
AND it's a pack with a dupe.

The card backs form puzzles of the all-stars. I've often toyed with the idea of included these puzzles with my Player and Angels team sets but haven't pulled the trigger on that idea yet.

Monday, March 27, 2023

TCDB Completed Transactions #17 Yankeefan714 and #18 ericcapemay

 #17 Yankeefan714

1984 Topps Stickers
For some stupid reason my mind tries to tell me these little stickers have a lesser value that a card, so I hesitate to do a 1-for-1 swap. There's no justification for that thought process though, they are every bit as collectible as a card. And still needed for the collection.

This trade had a small smackering of a bunch of my interests.

#18 ericcapemay

TCDB opens up a whole new world of access to O-Pee-Chee and Leaf cards.

Saturday, March 25, 2023

TCDB Completed Transactions #15 Statsnerd, and #16 brianJ83

#15 Statsnerd
Needed another of these because many years ago I sent one out for an autograph and it never came back. One of several reasons why I no longer do TTMs.

I was fairly unfamiliar with those Score Rookie sets, I like the designs though.

Fleer Ultra didn't change all that much between 2004 and 2005.

#16 brianJ83
Pecking away at the 1989 Upper Deck master set.
You might have noticed that same checklist card in the last post. I also collect checklist sets, so one for the Angels team set, one for the checklist set.

Thursday, March 23, 2023

TCDB Completed Transactions #13 wvcabo, #14 Killtaker


I suppose with all the trading going on through TCDB it's inevitable that every once in a while, someone will accidently send you a damaged card. Such is the case here. Fortunately, wvcabo is fixing the situation and sending me a replacement. And that's how trading should work. Kudos wvcabo.

The rest of the stuff was all great.

These are from a couple gap years when I wasn't collecting much. Nice to fill some in.

The '91 Classic Green are one of my favorite Classic designs, the '92 Classic draft one of my least favorite.

It wasn't even a month ago that I pulled 2 stadium checklist cards from a pack of '94 Score and proclaimed that I wanted the subset, now here I am knocking out 14 more through a trade with Killtaker. I love that TCDB enables me to do that so easily.

I also picked up this 1991 Topps variation (MAJ. LEA. TOTALS in larger font).
I'm not into the myriad of A*, B* copyright variations but I thought that this different font size warranted attention.

Wednesday, March 22, 2023

Junk Mall Junk Wax Wednesday

 Ripping a random pack of junk wax from the local junk mall.

1990 Upper Deck Comic Ball
Pack of 12 cards with a chance to pull a Chuck Jones autograph, or a hologram card.

The initial release of the Comic Ball line.
One thing I never liked about these is that both sides are numbered.
Also, barely noticeable on some of the caps/jerseys is an MLB team logo.
This first set did not feature any major leaguers like the subsequent sets did.

Hey, I pulled an Elmer Fudd hologram, one of nine different holograms in the set.
(And it's already been traded!)
Again, noting the tiny MLB logos, you can see a partial C on Elmers cap, some will consider this a Cincinnati Reds card.

Would you include these in your team collection?

Monday, March 20, 2023

Nolan Ryan Binder Tour - 1990 Beckett

 Various clippings and odd keepsakes found in my Nolan Ryan Binder.

An ad page from the December 1990 issue of Beckett Monthly.

Nolan gets a two square appearance in his Rangers uniform. I can also pick out Patrick Ewing, Barry Sanders, Michael Jordan, Bo Jackson, Gretzky, and Canseco. Not sure who the goalie might be. Any guesses?