Monday, May 28, 2018

1990s from P-Town

I recently received a package from Tom at Waiting Till Next Year

He had some cards from my wants aside and then forgot about them.. He sent hoping they were still needs.. 

The Donruss he sent I didn't need, but the Topps he sent I did.. 

The 1990 Topps I needed, both for team sets and for the set.. 

Thanks Tom!

Thursday, May 24, 2018

Some Spring Cleaning

Well, I took part in the Spring Cleaning Sale put on by COMC. I ended up finding quite a bit I wanted..

First is 1978 Topps.. 
I bought three Bill Atkinson for my collections. One for the set, one for the Expos, one for the Canadians binder.
Reggie Cleveland gets two for the collections. Hiller is my second one, as is the Jenkins. 
The Whitaker/Iorg is nice to get

With the 6 here, I have finished the 1991 Team Ultra subset.
Jason Dickson was a Canadian born pitcher for the Angels. 
The other side of that Counterparts card is Randy Johnson. 

More Jason Dickson here. 
Nigel Wilson appears as well.. I'm pretty sure I need another copy of the two Jays minor league cards as well as the Bowman 
I do like that OPC 

Another Bowman, this time as a Marlin. 
Justin Smoak Topps Now is the first one I ever owned. 
Shawn Green Dome set to go into the Jays set.
1988 Leaf cards I needed for the set. 
A couple more Nigel Wilson cards and a 1979 Roy Howell. 

Finally, when James Paxton had his no hitter in Toronto not too long ago, it was mentioned he was the second Canadian to throw one. So I had to look up the first...

It was Dick Fowler for the Philadelphia A's. 

So I decided to look and see what was available on COMC. 

So what I ended up getting are:
1950 Bowman Corrected version. This one has the Copyright line. There's a version without.
1952 Bowman
1987 Card Collectors Company 1952 Bowman Reprint.
1952 Topps. 

I also received a small envelope from the Team Collector Forum member Therion.

All three cards I needed. 
Allen and Ginter are generally safe since I don't have access to them.. 
The Prizm is a Camo parallel.

I have another COMC order coming in sometime soon as well.. 

I'm hoping to have an idea/update on my Million Expos Project soon too.. 

Friday, May 18, 2018

1986 Topps: Part 2

Well, here's the second part of the 1986 Topps pile I ordered from Steel City Collectibles.

Since I'm tired tonight, I'm not going to mention much here I think.. 

Buckner almost looks like he knows something's going to happen in the World Series.. 

Roy Lee Jackson was a Blue Jay at one point. 1981-1984. He spent 1985 with the Padres and 1986 with the Twins. 

Billy Martin, in between firings by George Steinbrenner. 

The Mustache and Mullet on Pete Vuckovich makes him look more like a professional wrestler than a baseball player

In the rack packs were one All Star card.. I think I'll add them into my collection goal for this set..

All told, I've now got 400 of the 792 card set. I'll work on getting a want list up sometime soon. 

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Steel City Collectibles 2

I mentioned before I picked up a couple things from Steel City Collectibles.. 
One was a second Canadiana set.. 

Incidentally, Billy, email me your address.. I'll send you those ones you wanted.

Jon.. Email me.. We can work something out for other dupes 

I picked up the 1992 Stadium Club Dome set because why wouldn't I want a plastic SkyDome????
I'll likely have a post made out of it soon too..

The other thing I got?


I picked up a lot of 7 rack packs of 1986 Topps.. 
I was looking to maybe get a cheap box, but there were no boxes available. Just the rack packs and another lot.. 

Now.. It's a set I'm kinda-sorta-maybe-almost-passively collecting.. It's not one of my favourite sets, but it's growing on me like a fungus.. 

This will be broken into two posts, because 7 rack packs at 49 cards per... Well.. That's a lot of cards.. 

In the first set of 9 is Ed Whitson.. He was a Padre then signed with the Yankees as a Free Agent.. 
He proceeded to stink up the joint and was traded back to San Diego. 
There are some nice names here. Dan Quisenberry, Andre Thornton, who played a season with the Expos, is another. 
We also have some fathers of Major Leaguers here. 

I forgot Andy McGaffigan played for the Reds.. As per their policy, he had to lose the facial hair.. 
Alan Trammell appears here too.. 
The Garcia and Mulliniks are going to the Jays binder. 

Pete Ladd in some photos looks like he could pass for Weird Al Yankovic. 
Chuck Cottier looks like he's asking someone what he did to be tortured by watching the Mariners play.. 

Dave Henderson as a Mariner.. I remember him as a Red Sox and an Athletic. 
Some record breakers as well.. It's interesting that they're part way through the set and not the first cards like previous and future sets. 

Ron Gardenhire as a player.. 
I remember seeing Dann Bilardello playing in the Northern League in 1994-1995 area. 

There are some nice names in these groupings too.. 
Carlton Fisk, George Brett.. Tommy Lasorda
I saw Dave Sax and wondered if he was related to Steve.. Turns out he is.. Brothers.. 
Darnell Coles would eventually play for the Jays in 1993.. 

So this is the first batch I'll show off tonight.. I'll do the rest likely tomorrow or Friday.. All depends on how dead I am tomorrow.. 

I hope seeing these is interesting to others.. Next post I'll update how far I am into the set.. 

Friday, May 11, 2018

A Short Post: A Set Completed

A while back I bought the 2011 In The Game Canadiana set through Dave and Adam's Card World.. 

The listing had it as a complete set.. It was not.. There were two cards missing. 

I even documented what cards were missing.. 

So while I've been looking at COMC and finding squat, I saw a "complete set" listed on Steel City Collectibles. 

So I contacted them.. They said that Indeed, it is the full set. 

So I decided to get it.. 

I'm happy to say that it was indeed the full set.. They even threw in a second Terry Fox card for some strange and unknown reason. But whatever...

The whole reason I bought the second set??

Jeff Healey and Stompin' Tom Connors

Those were the two I missed from the previous set.. I now have them.. Plus, I now have a second copy of the Larry Walker and Terry Puhl for my Canadians binder. 

That all said.... 

I now have a bunch from this set that I'm looking to move, if there's interest for it. It has some hockey players in it, actors, singers, inventors, and politicians in it.. There's even a horse.. 

And just because I can, here's the backs of those cards.. 
I think my next post will cover some of the other stuff I picked up from Steel City. 
I've also uncovered some blog fodder but now it's finding the time and energy to write.. 

Wednesday, May 9, 2018

Quite the Feat

I don't know if anyone heard or not, but James Paxton threw a No-Hitter last night against the Toronto Blue Jays in Toronto. 

Paxton's was the third no-hitter thrown in Toronto against the Jays. The other two were in Cleveland by Len Barker and in Arlington by Nolan Ryan. 

This picture actually shows the tattoo Paxton has on his forearm. It's a maple leaf with an island his family used to go to when he was a kid. 

He was also given the nickname Big Maple. 

Paxton was the first Canadian born player to throw a no hitter on Canadian soil. He's also the second Canadian Born player to throw one. 

The first Canadian born player?

Dick Fowler. Born in Toronto in 1921
He threw a No Hitter against the St Louis Browns on September 9, 1945.. After returning from serving Canada in World War II..

I bought this one and another Fowler card on