Tuesday, July 23, 2024

One Page of Rusty Torres

 This series highlights "one page" at a time from my binder of correspondence and autographs from former players and personnel.

   Rusty Torres OF

New York Yankees (1971–1972)
Cleveland Indians (1973–1974)
California Angels (1976–1977)
Chicago White Sox (1978–1979)
Kansas City Royals (1980)

Correspondence received June 12, 2006.

Friday, July 19, 2024

FourPWE Fwiday

 Four more TCDB PWEs for this Friday.


I'm now down to picking off the variations for most of these Fleer Sticker sets.

Mighty Mississippi - Louisiana USPS #5698i
Note the Dog Bite Awareness postmark.
I think that if someone has been bitten by a dog, they'd already be aware that a dog has bitten them ;-)


Various set/insert set needs.
I especially like the Rookie Set Exchange card.
Do I add another copy to the Angels team set because of the Angels logo?

SO many variations.

Joyner PC needs.

KC's Kards

ALL Angels in this trade. 
That doesn't seem to happen too often since I'm collecting so many different things.


The Duffy has an All-Star Game stamp on it.

Wednesday, July 17, 2024

Junk Mall Junk Wax Wednesday

Ripping a random pack of junk wax from the local junk mall.

Pack of 15 cards with a chance to pull an Aaron Autograph, Aaron hologram, Aaron Baseball Heroes, or a Ryan/Henderson SP. Tons of UD hologram variations.

Always will love the early Upper Deck motion cards.

Age old question: Is the Petralli card a vertical or horizontal card?

Rob Deer, Mickey Tettleton, Lance Parrish, Brian Downing...all in the same class of coolness.

Didn't pull a hologram variation in this pack.

Nice pulling the A.L logo instead of a team logo hologram.

Sunday, July 14, 2024

One Page of Ken Landreaux

 This series highlights "one page" at a time from my binder of correspondence and autographs from former players and personnel.

   Ken Landreaux OF

California Angels (1977–1978)
Minnesota Twins (1979–1980)
Los Angeles Dodgers (1981–1987)

Correspondence received September 22, 2005.

Friday, July 12, 2024

FourPWE Fwiday

 Four more coming in from TCDB.


An Angels card in every PWE!

Set needs, I think nowhere close on finishing any of these.

And I don't' know that I'll ever finish these Xponential sets.


PC guys (NOT McSorely - though spelled wrong on this variation for the Fleury PC).
The checklist is a stupid Factory Set border variation (the paint splatter pattern is different than the retail version).

I forget that Football cards sometimes had a Traded Set, which these Topps are.



Man I am loving the Chrome Anniversary cards.
The Heritage Ben Joyce is an SP.

Wednesday, July 10, 2024

Junk Mall Junk Wax Wednesday

No junk wax today, but another pack of 2024 Topps Heritage.

Needing most of the Angels SPs.
Let's see what I get.

Two-insert pack!

Monday, July 8, 2024

I Found Him!

 I've been looking for this guy for several years now, I thought I had lost him, or worse GIVEN him away.

1992 Toybiz Marvel Super Heroes Silver Surfer.

This was one that I picked up at a Kay-Bee when my son was about four. When he was a little older, we opened it up and it was part of his action figure collection for years. Most of those are all gone now (except for the Batman figures) and this Silver Surfer which I had hung on to.

Ironically, I found it at the bottom of the Batman box.

So happy.

Wednesday, July 3, 2024

Brick By Brick, Part Two

 Sorting through more bricks of cards from Johnny.


Little bit of everything I like. Let's pick out some winners.

A bunch of #444 baseball cards.

Nice Jo Adell rookies.

1980 Topps Hit to Win game piece.


Lots of comic cards, but not of sets I'm collecting...yet.

Found another Silver Surfer in the stack.

Just curious, does anyone have a Bazooka Joe PC?


A lot of Angels in there to get me up to date.

About half the cards in the brick are more #444 cards.

Oops, I think this might be another one for Night Owl that slipped into my stack.

And why this Tanaka is in there is beyond me.


But wait, MORE checklists!

1988 Topps Major League Leaders Minis


Johhny is my one-stop-shop for checklists!

Appropriate for where I live.

2001 Donruss The Rookies Angels Team Set

I don't think I already have an Alex Ochoa autograph in the All-Time Angels Autograph Collection, so this is perfect.

This is awesome but I have no idea what it is. 
Any help!

Lots of fun going through this box Johnny, thanks.