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Wednesday, October 31, 2018
Tuesday, October 30, 2018
Here's what the box contained -
He must have checked my site fairly well to see that I needed this Osteen variation. Now I just need McDowell - assuming that the Drago isn't really a variation?
A few more of these stickers. That's good since I've used some of them - and they still work even though they are from 1970. Here's the old post on the iron-ons - Iron-Ons Test
A beautiful set of 15. I am trying to get some of the others from 2010+.
He also included a variety of other 3-D cards. including a Ryan Howard numbered to 99 from the Topps Lineage set.
I've never seen anything like the Upper Deck Vintage Sosa card below. I will need to find out how many are in that set. It certainly resembles a 1981 Kellogg's card.
I've got the same question with the Vintage Cabrera - how many cards are in that set?
Bo knows Honus? It's a great shot of Bo, but I've got a photo of Bo coming out of the starting blocks at a college track meet. Thanks to a friend who took that photo. Now I've just got to find it since I moved about 10 times since getting that photo.
David must have quite a collection since he's got doubles of the Wagner card. Now I've got doubles too.
Sunday, October 28, 2018
All I have from the Canadian set is a factory set, so I haven't really looked at it. Now I've purchased a few individual cards and I noticed a few differences. Check it out.
Saturday, October 27, 2018
I'm not sure what a Stop-N-Go worker wore around 1980, but I'm guessing that I can find something online to help me with that. This is something that was pinned to their shirts at work.
Now that I have my first one of these, I'd like to get one from a Cowboy or at least someone who didn't have a defensive interference rule named after him - Wikipedia - Rules Named After NFL People.
I enjoyed reading the list as it does have a lot of football history in it, even if it is Wikipedia.
Thursday, October 25, 2018
What is best for the Kellogg's cards? Is it the heat vs. cold or is it the humidity?
I still haven't read any tricks to getting rid of cracks on Kellogg's cards. Any ideas?
Wednesday, October 24, 2018
I didn't spend time in that line often because the mountains of cards on the dealer tables always drew me to spend my paper route and caddying money. I do remember JC Martin being there because he handed us his World Series ring to try on for size.
Why did I decide to write about these shows? The name of the hotel has changed, but I drive by it every day now as I head home from work. I don't remember purchasing any Kellogg's cards there other than a Ron Santo, but it is possible that I completed my 1974 set from those shows.
Why wouldn't I remember buying 1970s cards there? At those shows my friends and I rarely bought anything that was newer than 1969. Dealers didn't really carry lots of new cards. We'd buy everything from T206s to 1960s stars. Too bad for me that I always went for the cheapest cards without regard to condition. I'm still that way today.
Most tables just had stacks of cards separated by year and/or prices. I'd usually go there with about $30 and I'd come home with about 30 - 100 cards depending on any big purchases. For me a big purchase was anything more than one dollar. I remember spending $2 on a T206 Christy Mathewson, a card that I still own.
Tuesday, October 23, 2018
Back to the cards.
#30 - Thurman Munson
Monday, October 22, 2018
#33 - Greg Luzinski
Sunday, October 21, 2018
#36 - Tommy John
Friday, October 19, 2018
Six days later we are still without heat. But, I've certainly spent way too much of my time getting estimates for our old system and learning about the different brands and companies. Oh, and I went to school and coached after school each day.
I hope to get back to the 1978 Kellogg's set tomorrow.
Monday, October 15, 2018
My checklist hasn't changed recently since I've not been purchasing anything. I haven't gone to flea markets much this year due to marathon training on the weekends and the card shows don't exist much. Online I haven't seen much to buy, plus once it comes to getting a duplicate I am not willing to pay much.
My favorite purchases are large lots that I can dig though, but I haven't seen anything like that in a long time.
In the 1970s we'd get mis-cut Topps cards all of the time. I don't see many Kellogg's cards like that. I'd like to get some of these, especially for some of my favorites - Cubs, Gehrig, 1773, 1974, 1976.
Sunday, October 14, 2018
As for the meet, that took up lots of my waking hours this week since the actual course is 35 miles from my school. For the first time in four years our team won, so that made the lack of sleep this week a bit easier to tolerate.
Back to the countdown.
#39 - Bob Bailor
#38 - Alan Bannister
#37 - Ralph Garr
Monday, October 8, 2018
I kept going because I know my team would give me a hassle if I didn't and I knew that even with the last four miles being really slow I'd still hit the Boston Marathon qualifying time. Too bad I have no interest in running another paved marathon. I still to trails for anything longer than 13.1 miles, if I am even ever going to race that far again.
Back to the cards.
#42 - Burt Hooton.
At least Kellogg's got his name correct. Hostess had a tough time with that.
Wow, only 102 innings in the minors. And 35-3 with a 1.14 ERA in college.
I didn't know that Tommy Lasorda saw him pitch in winter ball and then got the Dodgers to trade for him.
Not on the card - The Cubs got Eddie Solomon and Geoff Zahn. Solomon lasted just over two months and six innings while Zahn played the remainder of the 1975 season and all of 1976 with the Cubs before they released him. Zahn played nine more years, eight as a regular in the starting rotation. He even got a 1979 Kellogg's card.
Not on the card - a good choice for inclusion in the set this year. He finished second to Gaylord Perry in the Cy Young voting in 1978.
#41 - Cecil Cooper
I had forgotten that Cooper played with the Red Sox at the start of his career. I need to look at my 1970's Topps card more often. He finished his career with 11 seasons in Milwaukee - AL.
That was quite a big trade with Boston - Cooper for Bernie Carbo and George Scott in December of 1976. That didn't make sense since I knew Carbo was in the 1975 World Series with the Red Sox. Carbo was traded to Milwaukee in June of 1976 - something I certainly didn't remember. I do remember Scott being on the Brewers and Red Sox. Scott also had previous been traded to the Brewers from the Red Sox.
Cooper hit .311 for the 1975 Red Sox. I would not have been able to place him on that team. That shows how much less I knew about the American League.
He had his best season in 1977. More was to come - he got MVP votes every year from 1979 - 1983 and he led the league in RBIs twice.
#40 - Reggie Jackson
Friday, October 5, 2018
Here are the next three cards in the set. Maybe the last few were boring because they ran out of time. Let's hope that the text get better as we move toward #1. Oh, I sounded too much like Casey Kasem there. Today's long distance dedication (26.2 miles) goes out to all of those friends, alums and kids on my team who promised to cheer for me this weekend. Nah, back to the cards.
#45 - Rick Reuschel