Flea Market Finds #11: 8th Binder Page + Basketball Grab Bag Pack

Before I begin, I’d like to mention I spent most of the day setting up new pages listing the cards that I have from my various player collections.  They aren’t even close to finished yet, but you can see what they look like so far if you’d like.  I’ve made one for baseball, basketball, and football, and may do up one for everything else later.  Also, after I eat and do up this lil post right chere, I’ll be heading over to my trade bait page to add a little more stuff to it.  This blog is finally starting to come together a little bit!  Now on with the show!

2003 topps Ken Griffey Jr., 199x topps Shawn Green RC, Kraft Juan Gonzalez, 2003 topps Chrome Adrian Gonzalez Prospect, 2007 topps Trading Places Marcus Giles, topps Josh Gibson Home Run History, 1992 Pinnacle Chad Curtis Team 2000, topps Joe DiMaggio The Streak, 2009 Upper Deck Prince Fielder

Why Purchased: Mainly for the not-even-close-to-being-a-rookie-card of Adrian Gonzalez and the Shawn Green rookie which might actually be one.  Also the Kraft Juan Gonzalez.

Keepers: Not a darn one of ’em.

Notes: Just three. 1.) I’m finding the Shawn Green picture very odd for some reason. 2.) I cannot figure out the Juan Gonzalez card. 3.) It was nice when endless single-subject sets didn’t consist entirely of Mickey Mantle.

Mind-Blowing Statistic: I have a feeling the Juan Gonzalez card might have something to offer, but I can’t make it work.  Sorry.

Now for the basketball grab bag pack thing.  25 cards for $1.  Lets see how we did!

2009-10 topps Deronfractor /500, Marbury gold /2009, UD First Edition Darnell Jackson & Jerryd Bayless RCs, 1994-95 Glenn Robinson RC(!), Press Pass Okafor, early-aughts Chrome KG, gorgeous but laughably easy-to-pull Sebastian Telfair Press Pass insert, and a Travis Outlaw rookie..

Pretty much all downhill after the first couple cards.  I’m keeping the Big Dog rookie though.  That was a cool surprise, reminded me of better days.  And if you didn’t already know, Deron is all mine as well.  Starbury is in Offy’s stack unless he doesn’t want him.  Pretty much errythang else in the entire pack is up for grabs to whoever wants it.

Another one of those pretty and shallow Press Pass inserts, Vince Carter in better times, a young Shaq, Boris Diaw rookie, Bernard Robinson, radioactively shiny Stackhouse insert, Amare with radioactive lightning in the background, and a couple more rookies..

Bernard Robinson is set aside for quite possibly the only Bobcats collector in existence, Cardboard Collections.  Sad the Brian Cook is super damaged, since I have a very minor PC (basically an offshoot of the Deron Williams collection) of Illinois alumni, because why not?  Again, stake a claim if you likey anything.

Emerald parallel of the first ever Division III player drafted in the first round, the best pure scorer since Allen Iverson, an old-timey looking card of a guy that is the king of old-timey fundamentals, the GoAT, another Celtic for Mr. Travers, more Head (heh), CJ Miles..

And we’re done here.  Guess Head stays with me too.  Not as good as the football grab back pack of course, but certainly an interesting selection of cards nonetheless.  That’s all for me tonight, gonna eat now.

All I can say about tomorrow’s post, is that will be epically odd.  Till then, you’ve been teased. 😉

.::~Outtro~::.

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Flea Market Finds #9: Sixth Binder Page

Back with another binder page ready to go!

1980 topps Dwight Evans, Dale Murphy, Mets team card, Andre Dawson, Dave Kingman/Gorman Thomas '79 HR Leaders, Dave Steib RC(!), Carlton Fisk, Yaz/Lou Brock '79 Highlights (3000 Hits), 1979 topps Mark Fidrych

Why Purchased: An entire page of almost vintage stars of the day and Hall of Famers, duh.

Keepers: Definitely Andre Dawson and maybe Kingman/Gorman Thomas (though I will part with it for the right offer).

Notes: The negativity and/or wangst of Mets twitterers make it seem like they haven’t won a game at all this year, but… well, okay they are tied for the second worst record in the NL (at 12-18), but that’s only 6 games under .500 right now.  To read twitter makes it sound like they’ve already been mathematically eliminated from pennant contention though.  That’s Cubbie territory, dammit!  Quit stealing our gimmick!

Wait, no.  Actually, y’all can have it.  I refuse to be a negative bum, wallowing in mediocrity and negativity.  I want a f***ing winner, dammit! (Gee, I sure do rant a lot these days…)

Not a whole lot of star power on that Home Run Leaders card huh?  At least not these days.  They are both kinda forgotten.

Also, I keep having to remind myself that the Brewers used to be in the American League.

Another rookie of a non-Hall of Famer that was a star of his day.

The Lou Brock reminds me that cards of him in a Cubs uniform just upset me…

Mind-Blowing Statistics: Nothing much coming to mind, so we’ll go with Lou & Yaz both getting their 3000th hit in 1979 I guess.

Thanks for reading!

Dale Murphy should probably be a Hall of Famer…

COMC Order #2

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Yeah, let that sweet vintage goodness wash over you and cleanse your soul...

These are all Hall of Famers (except the card-sharing Downing and the Cobra, who is fairly close to Hall-worthy), and they are all keepers this time.

Is that ’72 not glorious?  1047 wins represented on that card!  And those two early-mid ’80s Carews probably don’t qualify as vintage yet, but they’re getting way too close for comfort.  That is depressing, because I will become vintage only one year later.  Not cool, man, not cool. 😦

On that disheartening note, the next post will be short, in more ways than one, as we somewhat seamlessly segue out of vintage and into the next section.

Oh, and Merry Christmas and Happy Universal Non-Denominational Holiday Celebration to all!

Now I have a machine gun.  Ho-ho-ho…