Thursday, May 25, 2017

Dime Box Buy - 1978 Topps #320 Fred Lynn

1978 Topps #320 Fred Lynn
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Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Dime Box Buy - 1995 Bowman's Best Refractors #B37 Scott Elarton

The scan doesn't show it, but it's a shiny refractor.  I pick all of those out of dime boxes.

1995 Bowman's Best Refractors #B37 Scott Elarton
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Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Dime Box Buy - 1988 Classic Blue #244 Jay Buhner

BONES!

1988 Classic Blue #244 Jay Buhner
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30 Day Card Challenge - Day 11

Today's card is one of my favorites from the 1970s.



This is a bit of a "dead" era for the items I collect.  There aren't any IndyCar related items from the 70s.  There weren't many former Mountaineers in the NFL.  I thought about the cards that I might have and nothing stood out.  So, I've chosen a card that I once had, but don't anymore.

The 1971 Topps baseball set is one of my favorite designs ever.  As a teenager, I was actually able to put about a third of the set together.  Eventually I sold it off, which is one of the bigger regrets of my hobby history.  I'm no Yankees fan, but this was probably my favorite card from my favorite set of the 1970s, so it's today's winner.

1971 Topps Thurman Munson #5 (photo via COMC)
This is the one card that reminds me how significant the vintage card boom has become.  When I bought this, I recall that high Beckett value was $25.  It was one of the more valuable cards I had in my collection.  Today's high Beckett vaule, just 20 years later, is $125.  Perhaps I will have to add one of these back to my collection someday.

If you shop online and haven't signed up and used ebates yet, you're missing out.  I also use it on eBay to get money back.  Between referrals and cash back, I've gotten over $100 in about six months.  FREE CARDS!  If you're on Twitter, please give me a follow.  Happy collecting!

Monday, May 22, 2017

Dime Box Buy - 2007 Topps Chrome Refractors #36 Moises Alou

This one is headed to Jason!

2007 Topps Chrome Refractors #36 Moises Alou
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Sunday, May 21, 2017

Dime Box Buy - 1975 Topps #57 Dave Johnson

If you've been reading my posts, you know how much I enjoy vintage in dime boxes.  I buy them all!

1975 Topps #57 Dave Johnson
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Gypsies & Mountaineers

I received an unexpected bubble mailer from Joey at the Dub Mentality blog this week.  It looks like he actually read my "TRADE ME YOUR 2017 GYPSY QUEEN!" post and I'm grateful for that.  He was just the second one that replied to it.


I still need to get everything in order and update my needs list.  I'm sure that I will need some of these!

Joey also included some Mountaineers!


I can't lie.  I'm always going to wonder what could have been with Geno Smith, Tavon Austin and Stedman Bailey.  I expected so much more from that team.  It hurts when your defense gives up 40 a game, though.

My favorite card from the envelope was one of a Mountaineer that I think many will forget in time.  Charles Sims was a grad transfer and played just one season as a Mountaineer.  He's not going to be at the top of any statistical lists, but he was a dynamic player and the most important piece of the offense in his one season in Morgantown.


Thank you for the goodies, Joey!  I promise to give them a good home.

If you shop online and haven't signed up and used ebates yet, you're missing out.  I also use it on eBay to get money back.  Between referrals and cash back, I've gotten over $100 in about six months.  FREE CARDS!  If you're on Twitter, please give me a follow.  Happy collecting!