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Tuesday, July 31, 2018
1. Any promo card from 1970 that features a player not included in the set. Does anyone know of any players that fit this description other than Rusty Staub?
2. Japanese Kellogg's cards from the 2000's.
3. Unopened five-card packs from 1970.
4. Single-card packs from any year.
5. Full cereal boxes with the ads on the back. Every time I ate cereal I would read the back of those boxes, even if I had just read it every day that week already.
6. Any advertising items for the cards.
7. Anything that I don't know exists.
Monday, July 30, 2018
I will by looking for anything Kellogg's related, especially advertising and other unique items. I certainly would like to find some unopened packs, but that is not likely.
One company has been selling lots of Kellogg's cards online recently. I wonder if that will trickle over to the show. I will also be asking around to learn more about this recent Kellogg's activity on ebay.
Tuesday, July 24, 2018
The father of one of my runners got this photo for me. The team makes lots of comments when I tell them that I have two blogs and neither is about running. This is the first time I've gotten a photo from someone outside of the collecting community.
The photo also made me realize that I have a few of these plastic pages. Why? In the 1970s I ended up getting a few dozen T206 and other assorted pre-WWII cards. I will have to see how Kellogg's cards look in those pages for each year.
Maybe I will even buy some of these pages at the National. Thanks to the dad for the photo below which reminded me of a better way to display my cards. I guess I should have been a bit nicer to his daughter today when she threw up "about five days worth of food" as someone called it.
Since I don't have all variations, I guess I should ask for a photo of the card backs.
Tuesday, July 17, 2018
Friday, July 13, 2018
There are two sets - 1979 and 1980.
The 1979 set had 18 cards including Walter Payton and Roger Staubach. PSA has only graded 865 cards from this set and there have been only 98 graded as 10s. Payton (147) and Staubach(107) lead the way in the number of submissions. Franco has is next with 74 submissions.
Of the 10s, on six for Payton, 25 for Staubach and 12 for Harris. None of the others are in double digits. None of the 64 graded Gregg Bingham's are 10s; he is card #1. One Robert Newhouse is a 10 and a few others have only two 10s including Lyle Alzado and Jack Ham.
The 1980 set was expanded to 48 cards but only 1,157 cards have been graded by PSA with 316 being 10s. Cards graded most frequently are - Franco Harris (52), Mel Blount (50), Joe Greene, spelled Green on the front (48), Bob Griese (44), Jack Ham (44), and Henry Childs (41).
How does Childs fit in with the group above? Somehow Childs has 20 cards graded as 10s. Only one Herb Scott and one Jay Saldi got grades of 10.
Tuesday, July 10, 2018
Monday, July 9, 2018
Sunday, July 8, 2018
It was almost like an antique show - there was lots of old stuff to check out. I rarely have seen Starting Lineups at this flea market. Today at least 10 dealers had more than a box full of them. I bought a Jim Everett for $1.
There were lots of junk wax sets and miscellaneous 800-count boxes Some were as cheap as $5 per box. I didn't see any that I needed to have and carry around with me.
There were Wacky Packages, older cards, many dealers with beer can collections or comic books and a few dealers with older cards. Most had high prices of no prices listed. It did remind me that I would like to get the Wacky Packages. My mom didn't throw away my cards, but the stickers didn't survive. My fault on that since I didn't keep them in the closet with my cards.
Kellogg's cards - I saw none. I spent $1 total. I hope that doesn't happen when I go to the National.
Thursday, July 5, 2018
His birth location is mentioned in Spanish as Panama but in English it just calls it Canal Zone. Baseball-reference.com mentions the country as Panama which is what I expected.
I didn't realize that he hit .300 or better for 15 consecutive seasons. He stole home seven times in one season and he was MVP and Rookie of the Year during his career.
Not on the card - he hit under .300 during his first two seasons and his last two seasons. He won seven batting titles. He stole 353 bases in his career with his highest total of 49 in 1976.
He only played in more than 150 games in four seasons. That kept his career total hits counts down a bit - still 3,053 of them.
Wednesday, July 4, 2018
I've tracked these numbers in February, March, April and now July. Here is what I've found.
In seven weeks from February to April 328 cards were added to these counts. That's about 47 per week.
In 12 weeks from April until early July 1,444 cards were added - over 120 per week.
What years saw big increases? 1970 saw an increase of 335 cards (23.2% of the total increase), 1970 FB added 225 cards (15.6%), 1971 added 160 (11.1%), 1973 added 103 (7.1%) and 1981 added 100 (6.9%).
That all seems okay until looking at the changes in 9s and 10s graded. Of the 1,444 cards added during this time 76% of them are 9s or 10s. People submitting these certainly know what they are doing and can evaluate cards quite well.
What does this mean? Does anyone know how to determine who submitted these cards. I think I have an idea as to how this jump has occurred.
Tuesday, July 3, 2018
Monday, July 2, 2018
He pitched in the post-season from 1976 - 1978 with the Yankees. His record was 0-4 in seven starts.
Sunday, July 1, 2018
Back to Rico Carty. He
He missed the 1968 due to tuberculosis. He also had seven shoulder separations.
Not on the card - his only post-season appearances were in 1969 against the Mets. He was 3-for-10 with three walks in three games.