Sunday, May 31, 2009

Card of the Day: 1970 Topps #110 Bob Moose

Moose threw a no-hitter against the Mets in September of 1969. He was killed in an auto accident heading to Bill Mazeroski's golf course on his 29th birthday.

Saturday, May 30, 2009

1993 Skybox American Vintage Cycles (aka Kenny Lofton: biker dude.)

As I've said earlier, I'd buy almost anything in trading card form. So while I was making my big antique store purchase earlier this week, I grabbed a few packs of these 3 for a dollar. I didn't even know they inserted sports figures in them and I guess I got lucky here. I pulled this foil Kenny Lofton card featuring him, his motorcycle and his jet in the background... lol.

Card of the Day: 2003 Donruss Champions Jeremy Guthrie Auto 385/400

I was browsing on eBay for bargains and ended up with this one for 25 cents plus shipping. He seems to be doing well for himself lately and has made a name for himself over at Baltimore. Seemed like a real steal.

Friday, May 29, 2009

1996 Topps Stadium Club Series 2 baseball

I picked up this pack out of a stack of 4-for-a-buck packs, among other deals I found up at an antique store I will definitely be going back to on the Oregon coast. This is the first I've seen of Stadium Club of this year and it looks so good, I just might have to go looking for a box! The eight cards in this pack included 3 insert cards and 3 hall of famers (plus 1 future HOF). I'm stoked!

The scan does not do this one justice as it is a beautiful foil card.

This one could have been part of the Topps Laser series.

This also suffers a scanner injustice. The wrapper says these are "double foil stamped". Sure looks nice.

The other 3 cards pulled were #315 Rusty Greer, #382 Mark Lemke and #425 Gregg Jefferies

Blaster Break: 2009 Press Pass Football pack 6 of 8

Here's a 4th different Stafford card I've pulled so far. Unfortunately this one's dented badly on both edges and has a crease right up the middle.

The 4th card in this pack was a double.. #59 Kenny Britt.

Thursday, May 28, 2009

Card of the Day: 1991 ProCards Tomorrow's Heroes #259 Matt Stairs

Matt really blew me away when he pinched in game 4 of the NLCS last year and launched one off of Jonathan Broxton giving the Phillies the lead. They went on to win that one.

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

2004 Topps Total Baseball

I had no idea Topps tried the Topps Total brand on baseball until now. I had only seen football in stores in the last 2 years since I've started collecting again. Interesting set..

Tim Raines Jr. and his father both played in the same game in 2001, matching what this Griffeys did with the Mariners. Jr. is currently playing baseball in Taiwan. (Wow)
I got to see this guy play at Safeco in April.. helluva talent.

Card of the Day: 1997 Pacific Prisms #79 Chipper Jones

I found this beauty in a Fairfield repack box! Anyone know where I can get a box of this set?

Best blog post ever over at "The Baseball Card Blog"

Do yourself a favor and check it out!

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Card of the Day: 1992 Franz Bread Trail Blazers #6 Clyde Drexler All-Star Season

These Franz Bread cards were about the only reason I got excited about buying bread when I was growing up. I wish they'd start making these again.

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Blaster Break: 2009 Press Pass Football pack 5 of 8

The Alphonso Smith card came out of the pack with a dent on one edge and two crunched corners.. but this 4 card pack came with a 5th card! Was it factory worker morals or cardboard karma?

A "Banner Season" insert limited to 1:4 packs.

The fifth card was another Matthew Stafford / Knowshon Moreno "Teammates" card. 21 cards out of this blaster so far and 4 of them are Staffords.. not bad.

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Card of the Day: Turf Cigarettes Gerald L. Patterson Tennis Tobacco Card

During my visit to the Jantzen Beach card show last weekend, I was amazed to see a box of old British tobacco cards sitting on a table with a sign stating "3 for $1". I couldn't resist checking them out since I had never seen anything like them in person before! I sifted through all the cards on chickens and flowers and I found a few to my liking. A few tennis, a few flags and a couple astronomy cards. I even found a Chinese soccer card.

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