Tuesday, August 29, 2017

TTM Return From Jerry Nielsen

1993 Stadium Club Angels #28

1993 Fleer #654

Jerry played for the Angels in 1993.
Returned on August 14th after 75 days from his home in Rancho Cordova, CA.

Sunday, August 27, 2017

Big Daddy Vladdy

Newest member of the Angels Hall of Fame.

Next stop Cooperstown.
After missing by just 15 votes earlier this year, should be a shoe-in in 2018.

I won this PSA graded card on Listia, of all places, a while back.

Saturday, August 26, 2017

I Got Vottoed

A while back I let Chris (Nachos Grande) know that I was starting a mini, behind-the-scenes, Joey Votto PC. The idea for the PC was just to get his Topps Flagship card for each year he's played, and not an all-out everything Votto...at least not just yet (since I have my hands full enough with all my other collections). I was hoping that Chris, being the Reds fan he is, had some dupes for trade. He did, and what he sent completely changed my goal for the PC. I think now I'll also look for Votto's early cards from all manufacturers.

Out of the team bag of Votto cards Chris sent, I picked out a few to show.

2008 Topps Chrome #196

2008 Topps Opening Day #218

2008 Upper Deck Documentary #1880

2008 Topps Heritage T205 Mini #HTCP6 
I love the elementary school pose for this one.

Not sure why I latched onto Joey Votto in the first place, I think maybe because he's just so stinkin cool, not to mention that he's just so stinkin good too.

Thank you Chris for helping my new Votto collection get some legs under it.

Friday, August 25, 2017

Overdue Box Break Haul

Getting caught up with posts, the titles of next dozen or so will probably begin with "Overdue".

I participated in Peter's (Baseball Every Night) 2017 Topps Series 2 box break a while back.  Here's the Angels I pulled.

Peter mentioned in a note that he loved the Simmons cards, and I'd have to agree.
Pointing to heaven with the flames of hell in the background...awesome.

Thanks for the break Peter, love the cards.

Wednesday, August 23, 2017

TTM Return From Devon White

1987 Fleer #646

1987 Donruss The Rookies #8; 1987 Donruss #38

I've tried to get him for years, finally got him.
Returned on June 24th in 26 days from the Buffalo Bisons.

Monday, August 21, 2017

TTM Return From Conor Gillaspie

2015 Topps Update #US112

Returned on June 26th in 14 days from the San Francisco Giants.

Sunday, August 20, 2017

Trade Mail From Summer of '74

A while back Matt and I worked out a trade. I can't recall what I sent him but here's my end of the deal:

Working on these autographed sets: 1983 Topps and 1991 Upper Deck, two of my favorite sets all-time. So very glad to add some cards to these. I had sent a few cards to Manny Trillo in the past and he signed two out the three but not the 1983, which was the one I really needed.

And more Fleer stickers! Pecking away at these sets as well, so very happy to get 9 more.

Thanks for the trade Matt.

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Angels Great Hangs It Up

Jered Weaver is retired.

I got this card signed in 2006, in person, at Rangers Ballpark here in Texas. The Angels were in town so I got in early with a buddy's season ticket and caught Weaver lounging on the dugout steps, shades on, spitting sunflower seeds. I made eye contact, held up my autograph book, not a word spoken, he gave me a headnod and I tossed him the book.
He was so cool.

You gave us some great years Weav, thank you.

Monday, August 14, 2017

Any Help With The Last Card?

I received these cards in a massive box from Bo Rosny recently (more details on that box in a later post) the 2001 Topps Logo Race Baseball Cap Offer cards:
As you can see, I'm lacking just one to complete the set: National League Central.
Anyone out there wanna dig in their junk wax looking for one for me?

I'd also like to collect these six cards with the stickers attached, AND all the team logo sticker cards as well (as well as the Opening Day Team Logo sticker set) Phew!

Thank you!

Saturday, August 12, 2017

TTM Return From Kenyan Middleton

2014 Elite Extra Edition #31

Returned on June 24th in 14 days from the Angels.

Monday, August 7, 2017

Don Baylor

Angels 1977-1982

So sad.