Tuesday, December 06, 2016

The End. The End is Finally Here.

It's been a long, long time coming...but I finally made it to the end of my 1997 Fleer Sports Illustrated box!  For today, I'm going to (finally) rip the last pack in the box.  Then, it's a "simple" matter of sorting the cards and I'll be done with 1997 Fleer SI (unless, of course, I still don't have the full set in which case...*sigh*).

Pack 24:
4.  Jose Cruz, Jr.

38.  Jay Buhner

80.  Alex Fernandez
113.  Eric Karros
150.  Robin Ventura
Great Shots:  Jay Buhner

I finished off the box by getting two more cards for my set (the two I scanned).  Will that be enough to finally make the set complete?  I have to hope so...but I'll know soon enough!

One thing that I do know is that I'll have a pile of duplicates from this set...so if you are trying to collect it by chance, let me know and I'll see what I can do for you!  Or, if you just want the cards from a certain team/player let me know and I'll see what I can do after I've sorted the box and put the cards I need in my set binder.

Monday, December 05, 2016

The Penultimate Pack (finally!)

After spending much of the past weekend writing the remaining lesson plans for my Calculus III class (and grading term papers), I managed to squeak out just enough time to watch Penn State take down Wisconsin Saturday night.  I also managed to finally rip another pack of cards from my 1997 Fleer Sports Illustrated box.  This must be the slowest box ripping in the history of baseball card collecting.

No matter, I'm almost done with the box - this is the penultimate pack!

Pack 23:
29.  Tino Martinez
56.  Sandy Alomar, Jr.

70.  Alex Rodriguez

74.  Tom Galvine
129.  Tino Martinez (a Tino hot pack)!
Great Shots:  Ken Griffey, Jr.

I needed both the Alomar and the A-rod along with the Griffey mini poster.  I'd say this was a successful pack for sure!  Only one pack remains...let's hope I get to it before Christmas (actually, I only have to write a final exam and then I'll have things under control for awhile once again).


Friday, December 02, 2016

Trade Stack 77: Topps Gold Label Joins the Fun!

Here is how this works:
Every so often (i.e. whenever I feel like it), I will add a card to a "Trade Stack".  Whenever the stack becomes appealing enough to someone, that person needs to comment on the post saying they'd like to claim the stack AND tell me which card they are sending off of my want list.  That's all you have to do - trade me ONE card (or more, of course) card from my want list for the entire stack of cards that I'm offering.  Each time, it will be first come, first serve...so act quickly (unless of course you are a gambler and hope to wait it out until there are 10+ cards in the stack that you want in exchange for a single 2004 UD Vintage card that I am looking for)!

The Trade Stack:
Last update: 12/2/16

The upcoming week marks the final week of regular classes for the semester at my college...and with that, I am hopeful that I will once again be able to return to blogging more regularly shortly!  For those that are wondering, I am down to only needing to prepare one more lecture, two more homework assignments, a final exam review sheet, and a final exam.  Surely all of that can get done before Friday, right?!

Remember that you get this card plus all the others in the Trade Stack in exchange for at least one card off of my want list.

2001 Topps Gold Label:
Class I
39.  Ivan Rodriguez - Rangers


1989 Topps Stickers:
21.  Robin Yount - Brewers
22.  Bob Boone - Angels
36.  Andres Galarraga - Expos


2011 Topps Town:
TT-11.  Chris Young - Diamondbacks
TT-13.  Chase Utley - Phillies
TT-46.  Joey Votto - Reds


2013 Topps Heritage:
132.  Rickie Weeks - Brewers
214.  Jan Segura - Brewers
267.  Marco Estrada - Brewers
283.  Wily Peralta - Brewers


2001 Fleer Tradition:
262.  Glenallen Hill - Cubs
339.  David Justice - Indians


2014 Topps Stadium Club:
Die-Cut Legends:
LDC-7. Cal Ripken, Jr. - Orioles



If you want the stack, remember - all you need to do is offer up any one card from my want list.  


Want the card(s) in the stack?  Act fast - tell me which card you will send me off my want list in the comments below!  You must leave a comment on the trade stack post in order to claim the card - no more claims via email!  If no one claims this card within a reasonable amount of time (a few hours up to a few days, depending) - I'll add another card to the stack and the process will start again!


Previously Claimed Trade Stacks:
Stack 01:  2 cards by dayf
Stack 02:  8 cards by Justin
Stack 03:  17 cards by Cam
Stack 04:  4 cards by Cam
Stack 05:  9 cards by Daily Dimwit
Stack 06:  4 cards by The Lost Collector
Stack 07:  1 card by Baseball Dad
Stack 08:  1 card by M. Spiegel
Stack 09:  6 cards by bwsmith25
Stack 10:  6 cards by Baseball Dad
Stack 11:  1 card by Patrick
Stack 12:  5 cards by Matt B.
Stack 13:  4 cards by Steve G.
Stack 14:  3 cards by ShaneK
Stack 15:  7 cards by Ryan G
Stack 16:  1 card by longlivethewho
Stack 17:  4 cards by hiflew
Stack 18:  4 cards by Potch
Stack 19:  2 cards by Axemanohio
Stack 20:  5 cards by by Play at the Plate
Stack 21:  5 cards by BA Benny
Stack 22:  1 card by IkesCards
Stack 23:  8 cards by Axemanohio
Stack 24:  1 card by BA Benny
Stack 25:  2 cards by Jeff P.
Stack 26:  10 cards by Axemanohio
Stack 27:  1 card by BA Benny
Stack 28:  7 cards by ThingsAreFunnerHere
Stack 29:  3 cards by TheBrooklynMet
Stack 30:  4 cards by Adam C.
Stack 31:  10 cards by Play at the Plate
Stack 32:  8 cards by Josh D.
Stack 33:  6 cards by Baseball Dad
Stack 34:  1 card by Potch
Stack 35:  9 cards by Cool Breeze
Stack 36:  11 cards by Kev 
Stack 37:  6 cards by Tunguska
Stack 38:  12 cards by Baseball Dad
Stack 39:  8 cards by Spiegel83
Stack 40:  1 card by Kyle4KC
Stack 41:  4 cards by dayf
Stack 42:  1 card by AdamE
Stack 43:  1 card by madding
Stack 44:  10 cards by Commishbob
Stack 45:  1 (almost complete) puzzle by Baseball Dad
Stack 46:  8 cards by buckstorecards
Stack 47:  5 cards by The Junior Junkie
Stack 48:  4 cards by dayf
Stack 49:  9 cards by Swing and a Pop-Up
Stack 50:  9 cards by Commishbob
Stack 51:  3 cards by Need More Cardboard
Stack 52:  1 card by Play at the Plate
Stack 53:  12 cards by buckstorecards
Stack 54:  4 cards by The Junior Junkie
Stack 55:  9 cards by Spiegel83
Stack 56:  2 cards cards by Joe Frecker
Stack 57:  4 cards by buckstorecards
Stack 58:  2 cards by Chunter
Stack 59:  9 cards by Baseball Dad
Stack 60:  8 cards by buckstorecards
Stack 61:  13 cards by Mark Hoyle
Stack 62:  9 cards by Nick
Stack 63:  9 cards by buckstorecards 
Stack 64:  7 cards by Mark Hoyle
Stack 65:  2 cards by Play at the Plate
Stack 66:  10 cards by Roger
Stack 67:  14 cards by buckstorecards
Stack 68:  5 cards cards by Jeff Jones
Stack 69:  17 cards by Steve D.
Stack 70:  2 cards by Jeff Jones
Stack 71:  8 cards by defgav
Stack 72:  24 cards by Trevor P.
Stack 73:  1 card by NIght Owl
Stack 74:  3 cards by David
Stack 75:  4 cards by Trevor P.
Stack 76:  14 cards by Trevor P.
Stack 77:  ?? by ??

Monday, November 28, 2016

I'm Back, I'm Back! (Happy Thanksgiving & Happy Birthday to Me!)

I hope that everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday.  I know that I had a nice day.  To be more precise, I had a nice week since I was off Wednesday through Friday.  Since I had a few days, my wife and I headed up to Vermont to have Thanksgiving with my grandmother (who is in a assisted living home) and then my wife and I continued further north to Burlington, VT - one of my favorite cities to visit.
On the way to Vermont (don't worry, I wasn't the one driving)

On our trip, I managed to get a lot of my Christmas shopping done (and I got a bit more done online this weekend including a couple of eBay purchases for my Secret Santa).

Despite all the fun (and it was a fun holiday weekend), I still had a lot of work to accomplish as well - something that I pretty much worked on all day on Sunday.  I only have two weeks remaining to teach classes this semester (plus a week of finals after that) so the super crushing work load is going to ease up soon!

Until then, my blogging will probably be sporadic at best - but since I'm here now, how about I rip another one of my 1997 Fleer Sports Illustrated packs.  It's almost impossible to believe that I've taken this long to rip a box of baseball cards...but alas, it's true!  I am down to the final three packs...here's one of them now.

Pack 22:

5.  Jason Dickson
39.  Joe Carter
110.  Dante Bichette
161.  Will Clark
Covers:  8 of 12 CC.  Brooks Robinson

Great Shots:  Derek Jeter

That's my second Covers insert card in this box (the other was the sweet Joe Morgan card I pulled a number of packs...and weeks...ago)!

According to my want list (which I need to update in terms of this set...something I plan to do when I finally rip the last two remaining packs), I needed the Great Shots mini poster of Jeter...and that's it.  I wasn't planning on collecting the entire Covers insert set (mostly because no one probably has any for trade and I don't plan on continuing to buy boxes of this product hoping for two cards from a single insert set).

I hope to be back soon with more blog content...I just celebrated my birthday about a week and half ago and I have some birthday loot to share here as well.

It'll all happen in due time.

Sunday, November 27, 2016

Trade Stack 77: Is 1989 Vintage? Young, Galarraga, & More (13 cards total!)

Here is how this works:
Every so often (i.e. whenever I feel like it), I will add a card to a "Trade Stack".  Whenever the stack becomes appealing enough to someone, that person needs to comment on the post saying they'd like to claim the stack AND tell me which card they are sending off of my want list.  That's all you have to do - trade me ONE card (or more, of course) card from my want list for the entire stack of cards that I'm offering.  Each time, it will be first come, first serve...so act quickly (unless of course you are a gambler and hope to wait it out until there are 10+ cards in the stack that you want in exchange for a single 2004 UD Vintage card that I am looking for)!

The Trade Stack:
Last update: 11/27/16

I'm back with another addition to the Trade Stack - and once again, I'm adding multiple cards to make up for my slow posting as of late.  This time around, I have three 1989 Topps stickers cards going on the stack...including cards of Andres Galarraga, Robin Yount, and Bob Boone.  The Galarraga and Yount cards both have stickers on the back side (but the Boone does not - those stickers are lost to the ether...or something).

Remember that you get this card plus all the others in the Trade Stack in exchange for at least one card off of my want list.

1989 Topps Stickers:
21.  Robin Yount - Brewers
22.  Bob Boone - Angels
36.  Andres Galarraga - Expos


2011 Topps Town:
TT-11.  Chris Young - Diamondbacks
TT-13.  Chase Utley - Phillies
TT-46.  Joey Votto - Reds


2013 Topps Heritage:
132.  Rickie Weeks - Brewers
214.  Jan Segura - Brewers
267.  Marco Estrada - Brewers
283.  Wily Peralta - Brewers


2001 Fleer Tradition:
262.  Glenallen Hill - Cubs
339.  David Justice - Indians


2014 Topps Stadium Club:
Die-Cut Legends:
LDC-7. Cal Ripken, Jr. - Orioles



If you want the stack, remember - all you need to do is offer up any one card from my want list.  


Want the card(s) in the stack?  Act fast - tell me which card you will send me off my want list in the comments below!  You must leave a comment on the trade stack post in order to claim the card - no more claims via email!  If no one claims this card within a reasonable amount of time (a few hours up to a few days, depending) - I'll add another card to the stack and the process will start again!


Previously Claimed Trade Stacks:
Stack 01:  2 cards by dayf
Stack 02:  8 cards by Justin
Stack 03:  17 cards by Cam
Stack 04:  4 cards by Cam
Stack 05:  9 cards by Daily Dimwit
Stack 06:  4 cards by The Lost Collector
Stack 07:  1 card by Baseball Dad
Stack 08:  1 card by M. Spiegel
Stack 09:  6 cards by bwsmith25
Stack 10:  6 cards by Baseball Dad
Stack 11:  1 card by Patrick
Stack 12:  5 cards by Matt B.
Stack 13:  4 cards by Steve G.
Stack 14:  3 cards by ShaneK
Stack 15:  7 cards by Ryan G
Stack 16:  1 card by longlivethewho
Stack 17:  4 cards by hiflew
Stack 18:  4 cards by Potch
Stack 19:  2 cards by Axemanohio
Stack 20:  5 cards by by Play at the Plate
Stack 21:  5 cards by BA Benny
Stack 22:  1 card by IkesCards
Stack 23:  8 cards by Axemanohio
Stack 24:  1 card by BA Benny
Stack 25:  2 cards by Jeff P.
Stack 26:  10 cards by Axemanohio
Stack 27:  1 card by BA Benny
Stack 28:  7 cards by ThingsAreFunnerHere
Stack 29:  3 cards by TheBrooklynMet
Stack 30:  4 cards by Adam C.
Stack 31:  10 cards by Play at the Plate
Stack 32:  8 cards by Josh D.
Stack 33:  6 cards by Baseball Dad
Stack 34:  1 card by Potch
Stack 35:  9 cards by Cool Breeze
Stack 36:  11 cards by Kev 
Stack 37:  6 cards by Tunguska
Stack 38:  12 cards by Baseball Dad
Stack 39:  8 cards by Spiegel83
Stack 40:  1 card by Kyle4KC
Stack 41:  4 cards by dayf
Stack 42:  1 card by AdamE
Stack 43:  1 card by madding
Stack 44:  10 cards by Commishbob
Stack 45:  1 (almost complete) puzzle by Baseball Dad
Stack 46:  8 cards by buckstorecards
Stack 47:  5 cards by The Junior Junkie
Stack 48:  4 cards by dayf
Stack 49:  9 cards by Swing and a Pop-Up
Stack 50:  9 cards by Commishbob
Stack 51:  3 cards by Need More Cardboard
Stack 52:  1 card by Play at the Plate
Stack 53:  12 cards by buckstorecards
Stack 54:  4 cards by The Junior Junkie
Stack 55:  9 cards by Spiegel83
Stack 56:  2 cards cards by Joe Frecker
Stack 57:  4 cards by buckstorecards
Stack 58:  2 cards by Chunter
Stack 59:  9 cards by Baseball Dad
Stack 60:  8 cards by buckstorecards
Stack 61:  13 cards by Mark Hoyle
Stack 62:  9 cards by Nick
Stack 63:  9 cards by buckstorecards 
Stack 64:  7 cards by Mark Hoyle
Stack 65:  2 cards by Play at the Plate
Stack 66:  10 cards by Roger
Stack 67:  14 cards by buckstorecards
Stack 68:  5 cards cards by Jeff Jones
Stack 69:  17 cards by Steve D.
Stack 70:  2 cards by Jeff Jones
Stack 71:  8 cards by defgav
Stack 72:  24 cards by Trevor P.
Stack 73:  1 card by NIght Owl
Stack 74:  3 cards by David
Stack 75:  4 cards by Trevor P.
Stack 76:  14 cards by Trevor P.
Stack 77:  ?? by ??