Monday, August 27, 2018

Cardboard Collections Free Twitter Group Break

Took part in this spur of the moment, FREE (just $4 to cover shipping cost), Twitter group break by Cardboard Collections last month. Colbey was ripping and sharing two boxes of 2016 Donruss Optic just because he felt like it. How awesome is that! I picked the Angels of course and got some goodies.

Diamond Kings Base, Holo, and Purple Parllel


Base Holo Parallel

Base Purple Parallel

Super happy!
Thanks for the generosity Colbey!

Saturday, August 25, 2018

I Didn't Ask, and Yet, I Received

Last month I posted how I found a couple old Sports Illustrated at my local HPB, and one was an Angels cover I needed (Reggie Jackson). Jim (Mr. Haverkamp) almost immediately left a comment that he had the Carew issue I needed and would drop it in the mail. Wow! Shortly thereafter I received a package with the Carew cover inside.

And I didn't even have to ask!

That leaves me just needing these Angels covers:
December 2002 Angels Insert Photo "Stories of the Year" 
March 2014 Mike Trout "Powered Up"
March 2017 Mike Trout "MLB Preview"
March 2018 Mike Trout/Shohei Ohtani "MVP"

Jim also included these 1982 Fleer Stickers that were on my wantlist.
This just leaves me with 21 stickers to complete the album (I have tons of dupes if anyone is looking for any).

Super nice of you Jim, much appreciated.

Friday, August 24, 2018

Indians For Other Stuff I Like

Reader, and Indians collector, Tim, sent a bunch of cards in return for a bag of Indians cards I sent him. More often than not, whenever I pull a new Indians card, I can expect Tim to put a claim to it, so I'll set those aside until I get a small stack, and then we'll do a trade. That's usually how it works for all of us right? Tim's return managed to hit several of my narrower collections this time, and I'm really pleased with that.
1993 Triple Play Action Baseball #18 and #28

PC Vladimir Guerrero 1998 Collectors Choice #166 and Starquest SQ9

2007 Upper Deck Triple Play #TP-GS

 PC Tim Salmon

2015 Topps First Home Run FHR-6

Checklists, Info, and Code Cards

Always nice trading Indians for Other Stuff I Like, Tim.

Wednesday, August 15, 2018

One Page of Dick Lange

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

  Dick Lange RHP California Angels 1972-1975
Original correspondence received prior to 2005.

Sunday, August 12, 2018

It's Good To Be Completed With Enthusiasm Unknown to Mankind

Recently received a package of cards from Dennis of Too Many Verlanders
Inside was this nice note:
How awesome that he took the time to check my wantlists and go out of his way to get the cards I needed, especially to complete a few sets. I try to do that too from time to time, and it is very rewarding to dig and fill a specific need, but I'll admit that it takes a lot of effort to do so. I usually lean towards sending random team stuff. It's quicker and easier.
That's four sets completed right there:
1991 Upper Deck Football
2007 Fleer Rookie Sensations
1988 Fleer Angels Team (still need the entire box bottom panel with Wally Joyner, but calling this complete)
1990 Classic 1 Blue Angels Team

 Also included were a ton of Angels inserts, parallels, numbered cards:
1996 Ultra On-Base Leader #8 Gold Medallion

1996 Leaf Studio #24 Gold Press Proof

2000 Pacific #14 Copper 57/99

1997 Pinnacle #199 Museum Collection

1999 Prism #3 Holographic Gold 468/480

1998 Topps MLB Stars #41 Red 1830/9799

1998 Studio Hit Parade #19 4166/5000

2005 Zenith Mozaics #M-11

2000 SP Future Watch #126 2043/2500 

1997 Donruss Studio #7, #82 Press Proof

And rounded out with some Wally Joyner.

Again, wow, Dennis.
Thanks for taking the time to get these for me.

Sunday, August 5, 2018

July Listia Winnings

A bit late in posting due to waiting for the last of the July winnings to arrive in the mail.

2003 Donruss #26

1992 Skybox #293 Patriots Checklist

1976 Topps #119

1976 Topps #262

1977 Topps #32

1977 Topps #562

1975 Topps Checklist Set

2002 Topps Gallery #62

1996 Fleer Excel Season Crowns #5