I have all the Heritage base cards since 2001. It is one set I look forward to and have kept collecting. 1974 was one of my favorite sets looks wise. A couple of years ago I made a 74 set of all fifty governors in the US and sent them out to get signed. I got 25 back signed and some with gifts.
Tuesday, June 13, 2023
Sunday, May 21, 2023
Last weekend I went to the card show at Lloyd Center. I sold a Daniel Bryan autographed card, so I bought a few things. Mostly packs so I will be showing the packs and what was in them. First off is a World Series Heroes pack from 2002.World Series Hero Mickey Mantle adorns the cover of the pack. I got his autograph once at a show here in Portland. I did not pull one of the Classic World Match-Up Jersey that were inserted 1:240 packs.
Each back features a write up like this.
Next is the Crime Dog and new Hall of Fame member Fred McGriff. I remember Fred as a member of the Padres from 1990-1993. He then went on to become a vital part of the Braves and their World Series win in 1995 over the team formerly known as the Indians.
Pat Hentgen performed his heroics against the Phillies in the 1993 series. He pitched in one game in the series, going six innings for the win.
Bernie Williams helped the Yankees to a four game sweep of the Braves in 1999. The Yankees were 11-1 in the postseason that year. I was still upset with the Evil Empire after they swept the Padres in the series the year before.
Monday, February 27, 2023
I decided to get in on the wallet card fun. So I have chosen this Tony Gwynn card
Wednesday, February 15, 2023
I only needed one card to finish off Robert's birthday present, card #70 from 2023 Topps flagship and here it is.
Sunday, February 12, 2023
Today is my friend Robert's 70th Birthday. He is not getting his birthday present until the end of the week at least because it is not complete and won't be until 2023 Topps Series 1 is out. I have a box coming next day air to try and get the card as soon as possible.
Thank you to everyone who helped out, in no particular order, The Diamond King, A Penny Sleeve, Cards As I see them, Baseball Card Breakdown, Baseball Cards Come to Life, Angels in Order, and the Cooperstown Advocate and his brother.1954-1961. Ted Williams leads off followed by Elmer Valo of the KCA's, then
Johnny Logan, Willie Mays makes his first appearance, 1959 features Alex Grammas, followed by Mays and Rigney and Dick Williams. The two Williams and the 58 Mays are reprints.
1962-1970 features a lot of players due to the multiplayer cards of the early '60's.
1980-1988 features Jeff Lahti, who worked with the Portland Pickles, a team that Robert used to be the public address announcer for.
1989-1997 Ozzie Smith at #40
1998-2006. Oregonian Ben Petrick pops in at #49. Sammy Sosa at #50 and in the oddest thing Danny Graves of the Reds at #51 and #52
2016-2022 Card #70 is not out yet, it will be Darrin Ruf. I hope I get him in the box I ordered from Dave and Adam's. Thanks again for all your help. I have already decided what I am doing for his 80th birthday in ten years if we are both here.
Thursday, December 8, 2022
Thursday, November 24, 2022
Thanks to Fuji and eBay my 19 pages of Tony Gwynn cards are now full. Here they are in all there glory. And of course they in reverse order. I am happy with the cards I have chosen.
I cut down my Padrographs to just nine cards from each year. I also kept one card of each manager and a few odds and ends. I will share those with you at some point.
I work retail at a mall so our busy time of the year is beginning.
Sunday, October 30, 2022
I have been deliberating over the past 5 months what to do with my cards. I have come to two decisions and have been in the process of implementing those decisions.
I decided that I was only going to collect (at this time) two players, Tim Flannery and Tony Gwynn. Flannery I was going to try and get all of his cards. Right now all I have are a few cards other than all his Topps cards. I will be starting chasing those remaining cards soon.
I decided that I was only going to keep 19 pages of Tony Gwynn cards, that is 171 cards. So I went through all my Tony Gwynn, Sr. cards and eventually pared it down to that number. I split the rest of my Gwynn cards and other Padres cards between Gavin and Fuji. I dropped off Gavin's cards to him a week or so ago and I mailed Fuji's to him yesterday. When I decided to page my Gwynn cards I realized there were still 10 cards I needed to complete my task. I have listed the 10 cards I still need on the Top Ten Most Wanted.