Tuesday, April 2, 2019

Book Store Find 2 of 4

Second of four issues of Legends Sports Memorabilia that I recently found at a Half Price Books.
November/December 1991
That's probably one of the prettiest covers I've ever seen.
Too bad I have no room to keep many full magazines, so I'll tear this one up and keep the card sheets.

Very nice group of Legends.
This might be considered Sergei Fedorov's rookie card. I remember pulling several of his rookies out of 91-92 Upper Deck Hockey.


Another cool part of the magazine is this subscription return envelope. Since it features Nolan Ryan, I'll include it into my Ryan binder.

Three different sports represented on the post cards this issue. I especially like the Bradshaw artwork.
I remember enjoying the Steelers teams of the mid 70's for a short time. I always wanted to be like Lynn Swan. After that though I couldn't stand them anymore and I was wholly devoted to the Patriots and Rams. The Steelers are one of my least-liked teams now.



Monday, March 25, 2019

Bookstore Find 1 of 4

On a recent trip to a local Half Price Books, I came across 4 old issues of Legends Sports Memorabilia; you remember, the magazine that had the beautiful artwork cover, silver or gold bordered card sheet, and a postcard sheet inside. I'm a sucker for a card sheet, and at only a buck each I couldn't pass them up. 

Here is the first issue:
Nolan Ryan Cover, September/October 1991
After reading some articles, usually I'll separate card sheets from magazine and then toss the rest, like I do with SI For Kids, but this magazine will stay intact in my Nolan Ryan collection.

Back in the day these were considered high-end with the thicker stock card and silver foil. This sheet has a nice selection of various sports superstars.
I especially like the Nolan Ryan of course, but the Kevin Costner is pretty sweet too.


This issues postcard sheet:
I'd have to agree that the three subjects selected for this issue of postcards are indeed Legends.

There were a couple of nice articles on Ryan and on David Robinson, but the other interesting thing I found inside was this Starting Lineup ad.
I collected SLUs in the early 90's and I don't remember these.
I thought it curious that the ad said [only] "30 LEFT!"
Better hurry folks!

The other 3 issues I found will be in subsequent posts.

Thursday, March 21, 2019

Rewards From The Big Boxes

Spent about an hour going through some big boxes of cheapo cards at the "antique" mall recently. Came away with some nice little gems.

1994 Upper Deck All-Time Heroes #44, MLB 125th Anniversary Stamped

1995 Fleer Ultra #291 Gold Medallion

2004 Upper Deck Diamond Collection All-Star Lineup #AS-JE Pick The Starting Lineup And Win Sweepstakes Card

2015 Bowman Chrome, Bowman Scouts Top 100 #BTP-34

1994 Action Packed #72 Gold

1997 Collectors Choice , You Crash The Game #C5


2009 Upper Deck, Generation Now #GN23

2001 Fleer Platinum, Grandstand Greats #4

1999 Topps Finest, Split Screen #SS12

1997 SPx #SPX3

2001 Fleer Platinum, Grandstand Greats #14

2000 Upper Deck Ionix #23

2001 SP #64

1997 Collectors Choice #10


Saturday, March 16, 2019

Highly Subjective Contest Winnings

I won a contest held by Highly Subjective a couple months ago where you were to guess the number of unique Kirby Puckett cards he has in his collection. My guess was 444 (my favorite number) and the winning number was 445! 

My winnings were a fat repack of my favorite team, and an unopened pack of Stadium Club: 
Sweet!

First, lets rip the Stadium Club.
Good looking design.
I especially like the Posey Special Forces, and the Michael Conforto action shot.

Here's how the Angels repack stacks up:

I picked out some of the gems (or HITS like any good repack has):
2014 Donruss #301 Press Proof 172/199

2017 Topps #444 Gold 1595/2017

2005 Topps #21 1st Edition

2002 SPx Winning Materials #WM-SE

2005 Topps Total #643 Silver

1978 TCMA The 60's #16
Signed with his ROY noted. How cool is that.

1964 Topps Venezuelan #32

1995 Topps Cyber Stats #104

1990 Baseball Cards Magazine #51

Nice Mike Trout Mix

 2000 Topps Finest

1996 Flair

1975 Hostess Twinkies #82

2018 Topps MLB Awards #MLBA-14 Gold 38/50

That's a repack I'd buy any day of the week.

Much appreciated Brian, I hope you keep on adding those Puckett's to the collection.

Saturday, March 9, 2019

Baseball Card #444 Andrew Heaney

I received the gold version as part of a contest win package from Highly Subjective.
I was unaware that this Angel card was numbered 444.
Crazy huh?

So I pulled a dupe of his base card as well.
It's gonna be a PITA getting a copy of the parallels first for the team sets, then for the #444 set.


Friday, February 22, 2019

We Have (a book) Clearance, Clarence

Famous line from Airplane...hilarious!

Anyhow, I've read probably a million baseball books in my lifetime, and now its time to part with many. I've already donated a box full to a local charity, and set aside two shelves full to keep as my own. Before I cash the rest in a Half Price Books I wanted to see if any bloggers are interested first. Just $1-2 bucks each plus shipping. Let me know if there's any interest.




Happy Reading!