Sunday, August 19, 2018

Lots of Goodies

Well.. Over the last half of the week I received a couple packages in the mail. 

One was a nice box of Jays and Expos from a member of the Team Collectors Forum, Matt. 
The other was a nice box of Jays/Expos/and Canadians from The Collector

I took part in his Sports Card Tour and ended up accumulating enough points to win a prize. Because International Shipping can be a.... *ahem* I went with something that shouldn't be too expensive.. 

Now in both cases, these are just small samples.. Since I'm in the process of cataloguing what I've got, I'm following the same pattern with these.. I've got up to 1994 Topps done, so any Topps/OPC I received that I needed for whatever collection is being shown off.. As I get further in (and clear off my scanner) I'll be showing more. 

I had the Gold version of this but not the base.. I think the most underrepresented times for the Expos in my collection are the 70s and mid 90s.. 

This is a Tiffany card.. Nice and shiny.. 

I never knew of these existing before. I think these are kind of cool.. In general, unless it's an insert set I want to complete, these won't show on my Blog want list.. 

I thought I had two copies of this card before, but I was mistaken. I had one in the set, but was missing the Jays one. I now have it.. 

John Olerud. 

Bill Virdon was manager for the Expos in 1983 and 1984. 

And of course.. Larry Walker.. This one would be great to get a second copy of for my Canadians binder. 

The above cards came from Matt..

These are the ones I needed so far from the cards Chris sent me. 

1990 Topps, while plentiful, seems to be one that I'm having difficulty finishing. The Gaston and Cerutti are completely new to me, as I didn't have a single copy.. I still need one copy of both those mentioned for the Jays binder.

Borders and Myers are the second copies.. 

I just wanted to say Thank You to both for the wonderful batches of cards.  

Tuesday, August 14, 2018

A Quick Thank You

I just wanted to do a quick thank you to Curtis of First Row Collectibles

From time to time he offers giveaways on Twitter. Generally, it's a card or an autographed photo and you follow/retweet to enter. 
Well, he had a couple I was looking at this time around. I ended up winning one of them.. 

1987 Donruss Barry Bonds rookie. 

As always, there were a couple extras thrown in.. A couple of the coins were thrown in.. 1990 Joe Carter, 1989 Alan Trammell, and a 1984 Fun Foods Tim Raines pin. 

Thank you again! 

Thursday, August 9, 2018

O Pee Chee Question

Well.. I've come across something I'm unsure of... So I'm putting it out there to the Blogsphere/Twitterverse.. 

As you may (or may not) know... I'm doing a One Million Expos Project.. 
I'm currently at 1989 OPC/Topps in my cataloguing. 

I've come across this: 

Now... In previous years, the Team name would be changed to the new team. For example, Wil Tejada would have "Giants" where the Expos name is. 
1989, OPC didn't have these changed. So it shows as an Expos card in the way that the Colours and name is slapping you in the face. However, the Trading Card Database has these cards listing the players on their new teams. 

So... My Question/Dilemma is this: Do they count as Expos cards, or are they cards for the respective new teams? 
Do I catalogue them as Expos cards, or do I turn my nose at them like a snobbish waiter? 

Personally, I'm leaning towards putting them as Expos, since the name is so prominent. 

But what say you??

Tuesday, August 7, 2018

An Update on Expos

So... I've mentioned a few times I was going to do a One Million Expos Project.. 
I've finally started counting and cataloguing my cards for this Project.

Well.. As of right now.. I just finished cataloguing Topps and Topps Traded 1986. (Still have OPC to close out 1986 until I go through Donruss, etc)

And right now my total stands at 470..

This is one of the cards that currently stands at the top of the heap for most copies of a single card. I also have four copies of the League Leaders Reardon and of Charlie Lea. 

I expect 1987 to blow those numbers out of the water. 

Sunday, August 5, 2018

Civic Holiday Part Two

Three keepers today. 
I'm surprised I didn't have the 1987 Fleer Puhl already. But here it is.. 
Erik Bedard is another one I seem to get confused on what cards I have of his. 

Lots of traders today.. 
As usual.. Let me know if you see something you need/want. 

Saturday, August 4, 2018

Civic Holiday Weekend Repack

This weekend is an unofficial long weekend, as it's a holiday observed by government and bank, but not the general public. 
I'm not sure how things work in the States, but here we have holidays designated as Statutory Holidays where stores close, banks are closed, and government shuts down for that day. Services that are open have to pay the workers extra for that day worked.. Or pay for that day if they work their last scheduled before and first scheduled after.. 

Monday is not one of those days... 

Anyway.. Enough rambling.. Onto the cards!

Two lonely keepers today.. Walt Terrell for the 89 Donruss and Bobby Thigpen for the 1990 Score.

 No Expos in this one today..

And all of the traders. As usual, let me know if there's something you want from this.. The other half comes out tomorrow. 

Tuesday, July 31, 2018

Trade Deadline 2018

Well.. Another trade deadline has come and gone... 
This year, the Jays were sending players all over the place.. 

First: July 26th..

Seung-Hwan Oh is traded to the Colorado Rockies 

Forrest Wall

He is an outfielder currently playing for the New Hampshire Fisher Cats.

Also on July 26th

J.A. Happ is traded to the Evil Empire I mean New York Yankees


Brandon Drury and outfielder Billy McKinney

July 30th. 

Roberto Osuna is traded to the Houston Astros for 

Ken Giles, David Paulino, and Hector Perez. 

There are many people upset about this trade.. Not because they were sad to see Giles go, but because of the issues Osuna has had this season off the field. 

July 31:

Aaron Loup 

Is traded to the Philadelphia Phillies for Jacob Waugespack.


John Axford (no Jays cards of him exist)
is traded to the Los Angeles Dodgers for Corey Copping. 

All in all, I'm sad to see Axford go. Loup is hit and miss for me, but he was also the longest tenured Blue Jays player up till today..

It's never fun when your team is in a sale mode. I hope the guys traded help their new teams (except Happ.. I'm sorry.. I can't wish the Yankees any goodwill at all)