Monday, October 31, 2011

Accumulating Trumbo

I've been beefing up my Trumbo collection. Man there are a lot of variations! I'm wondering how possible this is actually going to be.

Here are the one's I've recently received. At the bottom is the total list of what I have. I'm always willing to trade for any that I don't have.

Trumbos in my Trumbo Collection:
2005 Just Minors Justifiable #81 Orem Owlz
2006 Bowman #B14
2006 Bowman Chrome #BC14
2006 Bowman Chrome Refractor #BC14 102/500
2006 Bowman Sterling Prospect #BSP-MT
2011 Bowman #193
2011 Bowman Topps of the Class #TC10
2011 Bowman Brightest #BBR3
2011 Bowman Platinum #21
2011 Bowman Platinum Gold #21
2011 Topps #57
2011 Topps Diamond Sparkly #57
2011 Topps Gold #57 0086/2011
2011 Topps Chrome #178
2011 Topps Chrome Refractor #178
2011 Topps Chrome Refractor Orange #178
2011 Topps Chrome Refractor Purple #157 083/499
2011 Topps Chrome Refractor Blue #157 96/99
2011 Topps Chrome Xfractor #178
2011 Topps Chrome Atomic Refractor #178 045/225
2011 Topps Chrome Sepia #178 54/99
2011 Topps Allen & Ginters #263
2011 Topps Heritage #404
2011 Topps Chrome Heritage #C122 1458/1962
2011 Topps Update Next 60 Certified Autograph #N60A-MT

Sunday, October 30, 2011

Who Did I Send This Set To?

I sent someone this 1999 Keebler Dodgers set within the last two months, missing one card.

I found the missing card. Contact me.

Saturday, October 29, 2011

Ricky Adams

Ricky Adams, former Angel and a part of the Western Division Championship team in 1982, passed away Friday after a long battle with cancer. He was only 52.

The Angels signed Adams on May 2, 1980 and he made his Major League debut two years later on September 15, 1982. As a utility infielder Adams played in 66 games for the Halos from 1982 to 1983.

Stack-O-Mail Autographs

Jean Segura signed one and kept one (I kinda knew he would but took the chance anyhow) mailed to the AZL Angels.  Took 21 days.
Chevy Clarke signed both.  Also sent to the AZL Angels.  I just wished he hadn't used ballpoint.  I mean who uses ballpoint?  The only thing I can figure is that he signed these in his hotel room using the complimentary pen.  15 days.
Former Angels farmhand PJ Forbes was very kind to sign all 3 cards I sent to him at the Altoona Curve where he's the Manager.  20 days.
Longtime Angels minor league coach Kernan Ronan added his autograph to and returned these two cards.  Kernan is coaching the AZL Angels right now.  9 days.
Tom Dukes played for the Big Club Angels in 1972.  He now lives in Arcadia, California from where he autographed this 1968 Topps and 1969 Topps.

I told Todd Greene in the letter that of all the Angels I thought he has the best looking cards.  I told him that I couldn't decide which to send so I was sending 5 and he didn't need to sign them all he could keep some.  And I meant it too.  Todd signed them all and I'm one happy camper.

Bob Chance wasn't offended at this rather beat up 1965 Topps and sweetly signed it vertically. He also signed the index card (to Me!) and took the time to answer a few simple questions.  Bob lives in West Virginia and returned these after 15 days.

Friday, October 28, 2011

Inserts From The Sort Stack

I've purchased several rack packs, jumbo packs and individual wax packs of Topps over the last month or so.

Since my sort and file stack is getting large I thought I'd pull out all the inserts and show them here.

Most of these are available for trade.

Updates and Highlights Josh Beckett All-Star Jersey AS-19
Lineage Platinum Justin Verlander #187
Lineage Stand Up Roy Halladay
Diamond parallels
Cognac Diamond Parallels
Gold Granderson 1918/2011 and Lance Lynn 0649/2011

Kimball Champions

And of course Angels!

Always looking for similar Angels in return for trade.

I Even Score From TV

Game 6 of the 2011 World Series was a terrifying roller coaster ride.

Go to and read the play-by-play. It's a good (or bad) read.