Monday, August 31, 2020

The Problem With Leader Cards

The problem with leader cards, or any multi-team card for that matter, is that they often don't show up on team checklists. It's gotten much better for the kids these days with TCDB, but I built most of my Angels team sets before TCDB came online, and now I'm realizing that I need to go back through all my team sets (like that will ever happen) and try to find all the missing leader cards. Which really stinks because I thought that I had most of those team sets already completed.

How this came up was my discovery of this card that Diamond Jesters had recently posted on a Time Travel Trading Update:

1971 Topps #67 with Clyde Wright

It looked unfamiliar to me, so I checked my team set. Interesting, my team set had a stickie on it with a checkmark. Thats how I notate that the team set is complete. Except that this card wasn't a part of it.
"Damn" I said in my head. Then I asked Diamond Jesters for the trade.

So I went TCDB and guess what? Sure enough I'm lacking two MORE cards:
#61 Batting Leaders with Alex Johnson
#664 Rookie Pitchers with Archie Reynolds

Oh the trials and tribulations that come with team collecting!

Monday, August 17, 2020

Checklist Help

I'm down to just one or two checklist cards to complete a short list of baseball checklist sets. Just putting a call out to anyone that might like to help completing some of these:

1978 #184
1981 #446
1981 Traded #858
1982 #634
1983 Traded #132
1984 Traded #132

1982 1-26 DK "Alan Trammel" (one L)
1984 1-26 DK "Perez-Steel" (no e) on back
1984 27-130
1991 #200
1993 #518, #715

1984 #660 Whitey Herzog
1984 Update #132
1985 #655

1993 #735 Sandberg, #840 Alomar

Thank you!

Saturday, August 15, 2020

One Page of John Doherty

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

   John Doherty, 1B California Angels 1974-1975
Correspondence received prior to 2005.

John Doherty appeared in 104 games over two seasons with the Angels after being drafted by them in the first round of the 1970 amatuer draft. He went on the play in the Padres, Red Sox, and Tigers organizations until 1978.

Wednesday, August 12, 2020

Freebies For You

Just to spread the love and show some appreciation, below you'll find 7 pages of free cards, nothing too fancy. Please limit selections to 5-cards at the most. Note the player, page, and card position number 1-9 in the comments. Then email me with your address and picks. Enjoy!


Taken: 1,2,5,6,8,9.

Taken: 1,2,3,4,5,6,8.

Taken: 4,5,6,7,8,9.

Taken: 1,2,5,7,8,9,

Taken: 2,4,5,6,7,9.

Taken: 1,2,4,5,7,8,9.

Taken: 1,2,7,9.
Paul Ysebaert is a 1992 Parkhurst Previews PV-1


Tuesday, August 11, 2020

PC Guys Are Always (Wax Pack) Wonderful

I received a PWE from Wax Pack Wonders filled with three of my PC guys. Always love it when someone checks my PC lists and sends card I dont already have.

Just when you think that you have most of the base cards of Frank Tanana out of the way, here comes five more! When I saw these I swore that I already had them. Nope.
That '93 TSC reminded me of a Jim Abbott card:
See what I mean?

I only started on the Vladdy PC a year or so ago. Being a more modern player he'll have a zillion cards to eventually track down (If I'm serious enough about it). A life goal for sure. But these three are great additions.

And one for the Olerud PC.

Icing on the cake, Jeff used vintage postage stamps on the PWE! I remember that Olypic set well as I used to have several blocks of the different stamps in the set. One of my favorite stamp designs.

Friday, August 7, 2020

Freebies From Cards on Cards

It's been a while since I had selected a few freebies on Kerry's blog, so I had forgotten that I had done so. That means that I was surprised to open up the package from Kerry and find some really cool Angels-related stuff. It also means I probably owe him something in return. 

I did a big mailing at the start of the year, and planned on doing another around mid-year. Wouldn't you know it, mid-year has come and gone. Good thing I keep a log of who has sent me stuff. Hopefully I can get going on my second round of mailings soon.

1990 Baseball Cards Magazine #49-51
Kerry had a bunch of oversized stuff he was giving away included some sheet cards. I love sheet cards, and I do whatever it takes to keep from cutting them. I even had my wife use her sewing machine once to sew a sheet protector into two vertical halves so I could store two cards sheets in it. She understands me.
1987 Topps Box Panels, Panel G-H
Always nice to see an Angel on a box bottom panel. These were smaller than the standard card size, more like mini size.
1991 Baseball Cards Magazine #46-48
The Cobra only had a brief stay with the Halos (119 games in 1991) but he managed to make it onto one of the Baseball Cards Magazine sheets as an Angel.

1990 Topps Magazine #TM19
Like I said, I don't like to cut up card sheets to separate the Angels, so I'll have to keep an eye out for this full 8-card sheet.

Nice assortment of current Angels cards, which is great because packs of cards are still scarce around here. And I dont live in the boonies, I'm in the DFW metroplex. I went out again today to find cards and came up short.

2009 Upper Deck Team USA National Team USAB-MD
Picking off cards from these 2008 USA Team sets I'm building is about the going rate, so I'm always thankful to get even one.

Like I said, I'm hoping to start my second round of mailings soon, but please don't anyone hold your breath!