Tuesday, December 31, 2019

Expos Frankenset Pages 74, 75, and 76

Here we go with three more.. 

Page 74
658 missing
659 missing
Card 660 is a 1992 Donruss Steve Frey
Card 661 is a 1991 Upper Deck Bill Sampen
Card 662 is a 1992 Upper Deck Chris Haney 
Card 663 is a 1991 Upper Deck Mark Gardner
664 is missing
Card 665 is a 1993 Topps Darrin Fletcher
Card 666 is a 1992 Topps Tom Foley

Page 75
Card 667 is a 1982 Topps Jeff Reardon
668 is missing
Card 669 is a 1993 Upper Deck Tim Spehr
670 is missing
671 is missing
672 is missing
Card 673 is a 2002 Upper Deck Lee Stevens
Card 674 is a 1990 Topps Spike Owen 
675 is missing

Page 76
Card 676 is a 1993 Bowman BJ Wallace
Card 677 is a 1993 Upper Deck Mike Lansing
678 is missing 
679 is missing
Card 680 is a 1981 Topps Expos Team
Card 681 is a 1992 Upper Deck Barry Jones
682 is missing
Card 683 is a 1992 Fleer Dennis Martinez
Card 684 is a 1991 Upper Deck Dave Schmidt. 

Well, I might as well say it.. Happy New Year and all that.. 

Monday, December 30, 2019

Expos Frankenset Pages 71, 72, and 73

Just to get this finished, I'll be doing three pages of the Frankenset now to the end.. 

Page 71 
631 is missing
632 is missing
633 is missing
634 has no card available to it. (will likely be filled with an NNO)
Card 635 is a 1982 Fleer Fernando Valenzuela/Gary Carter
636 is missing
637 is missing
Card 638 is a 1982 Topps John Milner
Card 639 is a 1990 Score Mark Gardner

Page 72

Card 640 is a 1992 Donruss Doug Piatt
Card 641 is a 1983 Fleer Joel Youngblood 
642 is missing
Card 643 is a 1994 Collector's Choice Brad Fullmer
Card 644 is a 1993 Upper Deck Sean Berry
Card 645 is a 1990 Score Delino DeShields
646 is missing
Card 647 is a 1989 Topps Randy Johnson
648 is missing

Page 73

Card 649 is a 1994 Stadium Club Sean Berry
Card 650 is a 1987 Topps Hubie Brooks
Card 651 is a 1994 Collector's Choice Shane Andrews
652 is missing
Card 653 is a 1974 Bob Stinson
Card 654 is a 1994 Collector's Choice Tavo Alvarez
655 is missing
Card 656 is a 1984 Topps Bryn Smith
657 is missing 

There we go.. Three pages. 
I'll now be noting what numbers/holes have no cards associated with them.. 
As I mentioned in my last post, I was using the filter function on TCDB to find them. If the number didn't show up it was easy to figure it doesn't exist.. 

All total, I have 20 numbers that fit this criteria. So that'll be 20 NNOs likely.. I'll probably also look for different ideas to fill those holes. 

Saturday, December 28, 2019

The Process and a Million Expos Update

So, I figured I'd give a little look behind the scenes on the process I'm using for the Expos Frankenset.. 

So when I started the Million Expos project (and let's face it, the Frankenset is tied to it...) I started entering everything into a spreadsheet using OpenOffice. 

So I made a spreadsheet using Year, Company, Card Number, Player, Set, Team, Canadian, Duplicate
as the headings.. 

So for example, if I had 5 1990 Topps Larry Walker, I'd have one in the Set, One in the Team Binder, One in the Canadians, and Two in the Duplicates.. 

I did it this way to make it easier to remember where my Expos cards were.. I'm thinking about experimenting with the Collections features on the TCDB now, but I won't be entering the Million Expos Project cards into there..

For the Frankenset, I've been using the find feature on the spreadsheet to see if I have a card with that number. If I do, I see what cards I have with it and decide what one I'd like to use. If I don't, my next step is to go to the Trading Card Database

So there's the "Team" collection page. In there is Filters.. 

So for my purposes, I'm looking for card numbers.. I use the card number pull down tab and scroll to the number I want and click Apply. If there's cards with that number fitting the search (Montreal Expos, Card Number) they will show up. 

So far, I've come across four numbers without cards listed for them. 

This brings me to another question.. 

What would you do in that situation? Would you consider it cheating to fill those holes with say, Fleer Stickers, or Upper Deck Hologram Cards, or other "NNO" cards? 
Would you leave them empty? I mean for the most part those doing Frankensets can because the team still exists and has cards being produced.. My team... Not so much... 

So what would you do? Would you fill those holes with NNO cards or would you leave them empty, forever knowing you'll never get actual cards for those spots? 

Speaking of my Million Expos Project.... 

I wanted to update with new numbers for my current total. 

11512 cards to date!

So let me know what you'd do with the issue I mentioned.. 

Expos Frankenset Pages 69 and 70

I counted it out and I have 88 pages total to the Frankenset. I'm almost tempted to start doing more than two pages to finish it off.. 

Page 69 
Card 613 is a 1996 Collector's Choice Yamil Benitez
Card 614 is a 1993 Upper Deck Darrin Fletcher
615 is Missing
616 is Missing
Card 617 is a 1988 Score Dave Engle
Card 618 is a 1992 Topps Cesar Hernandez 
This was one of those where none of the guys pitcured really did much
Card 619 is a 1993 Upper Deck John Vander Wal
620 is Missing
621 is Missing

Page 70

622 is Missing
623 is Missing
Card 624 is a 1987 Topps Tim Burke
Card 625 is a 1987 Donruss Randy Hunt
Card 626 is a 1991 Donruss Otis Nixon
627 is Missing
Card 628 is a 1990 Upper Deck Marty Pevey
Card 629 is a 1983 Topps Charlie Lea
630 is Missing

Friday, December 27, 2019

Expos Frankenset Pages 67 and 68

Another day, another two pages

Page 67

595 is MISSING
Card 596 is a 1991 Score Dale Mohorcic
Card 597 is a 1990 Upper Deck Andy McGaffigan. 
This is actually a corrected version. There's a version out with Rich Thompson pitching
598 is Missing
599 is Missing
600 is Missing
Card 601 is a 1988 Score Dennis Martinez
602 is Missing
Card 603 is a 1986 Topps Bill Laskey

Page 68

604 is missing
Card 605 is a 1982 Topps Steve Rogers
Card 606 is a 1979 Topps Expos Team
Card 607 is a 1990 Upper Deck Zane Smith
Card 608 is a 1988 Score Jay Tibbs
Card 609 is a 1996 Collector's Choice Tim Scott
Card 610 is a 1991 Topps Andres Galarraga
611 is Missing
Card 612 is a 1994 Bowman Darrin Fletcher

For the most part so far, (and I haven't looked too far ahead) there seems to be a card for every number up to 792. 
I'll be looking to make sure though.. I have a bunch of cards coming in from COMC in the new year, so.... I'll of course be showing them off and where they fit in here. 

Wednesday, December 25, 2019

Expos Frankenset Pages 65 and 66

Today is another two pages for the Frankenset.

I was going to hide offline all day today but I really have nothing to do and nobody to spend time with, so here I am.. 

Page 65

Card 577 is a 1987 Topps Dann Bilardello 
Card 578 is a 1985 Topps Terry Francona
Card 579 is a 1990 Upper Deck Bryn Smith. Added bonus for pitcher batting
580 is MISSING
Card 581 is a 1991 Score Drew Hall
582 is MISSING
Card 583 is a 1992 Pinnacle Matt Stairs
584 is MISSING
Card 585 is a 1986 Donruss Bill Laskey

Page 66

586 is MISSING
587 is MISSING
Card 588 is a 1987 Topps Wallace Johnson
Card 589 is a 1991 Topps Scott Ruskin
Card 590 is a 1989 Topps Andres Galarraga
Card 591 is a 1990 Score Marquis Grissom
Card 592 is a 2003 Topps Total Tomo Ohka
Card 593 is a 1992 Pinnacle John Wetteland
594 is MISSING

Tuesday, December 24, 2019

Secret Santa Revealed

Well, today is a rare two post day. 

I wanted to post my Hobby Secret Santa gift today since I don't plan on being around anything or anyone tomorrow.. 

So my Secret Santa gift was wrapped in a nice Penguin wrapping paper (Penguins, by the way, are my favourite animal!) 

Inside? What wonders greeted me... 

So this was the card with it.. 
For some reason, I believe we've interacted before.. I'm not sure where. Possibly on blogs, or on TCDB, or somewhere.. 

This is my first Barry Cort card now. It's a 1975 TCMA Burlington Bees card. Since he's Canadian, he goes into my Canadians binder. 
The George Selkirk is from a 1983 set. It's an oversized card so it won't go in like a normal card.. I'll have to figure out something. 
Larry Walker gets added to the Expos inventory. Since that's the first copy of that card I've gotten, it'll go into the Expos Stadium Club Binder. 
Corey Koskie and Kevin Witt make appearances as well. Duane Ward.. 
I love those Upper Deck Holograms.. I already have one, but it adds to my project for sure.. 

Ugueth Urbina and Fernando Tatis make appearances as well.. I didn't have these cards before hand. 

Another Urbina for the project. 
Metz Baking Joe Carter still wrapped.. I'm debating whether or not I want to keep it that way.. 

Finally, what could possibly be the best card out of this (though the Cort is likely the rarest) 1972 Fergie Jenkins!

Can never go wrong with Fergie!

Thank you for the wonderful cards!

Expos Frankenset Pages 63 and 64

This Christmas Eve is showing another two pages of the Expos Frankenset. 
I came across a missed number in one of the scans I did (I corrected it before I posted) but it gave me the idea to put placeholders in where I'm missing cards.. 

Page 63

Card 559 is a 1990 OPC Andy McGaffigan
Card 560 is a 1989 Topps Tim Raines
561 is MISSING
562 is MISSING
Card 563 is a 2004 Topps Total Zach Day
564 is MISSING
565 is MISSING
566 is a 1992 Topps Bill Sampen
567 is MISSING

Page 64

Card 568 is a 1974 Topps Mike Torrez. I'm wondering where this was taken...
Card 569 is a 1991 Donruss Kevin Gross
Card 570 is a 1993 Topps Gold Tim Wallach
Card 571 is a 1992 Donruss Bill Sampen
Card 572 is a 1992 Pinnacle Moises Alou
573 is MISSING
Card 574 is a 1989 Donruss Tracy Jones
575 is MISSING
Card 576 is a 1986 Topps Expos Leaders 

I went back and filled all the holes with card numbers to know where the cards will go when I finally get them.. 

Monday, December 23, 2019

Expos Frankenset Pages 61 and 62

Well, I'm into two weeks vacation from work, but was diagnosed with pneumonia. 

Anyway, here's two pages for the Frankenset

Page 61
Card 541 is MISSING
Card 542 is MISSING
Card 543 is a 1993 Fleer Mike Lansing
Card 544 is MISSING
Card 545 is a 1991 Score Delino DeShields. 
Card 546 is MISSING
Card 547 is MISSING
Card 548 is a 1993 Fleer Mel Rojas
Card 549 is a 1987 Donruss Casey Candaele. 

Page 62

Card 550 is a 2003 Upper Deck 40-Man Zach Day
Card 551 is a 1992 Topps Wil Cordero. Obviously the big name here is Chipper.. 
Card 552 is a 1984 Topps Ray Burris
Card 553 is a 1993 Fleer John Vander Wal
Card 554 is a 2003 Upper Deck 40-Man Dan Smith
Card 555 is a 1986 Topps Hubie Brooks
Card 556 is a 1993 Fleer Rondell White
Card 557 is a 1992 Donruss Greg Colbrunn
Card 558 is a 1991 Topps Otis Nixon. 

Friday, December 20, 2019

Expos Frankenset Pages 59 and 60

The next two pages:

Page 59

Card 523 is a 1992 Ultra John Vander Wal
Card 524 is a 1992 Ultra David Wainhouse
Card 525 is a 1992 Ultra Larry Walker
Card 526 is a 1972 Topps Bob Bailey
Card 527 is a 1987 Topps Jim Wohlford
Card 528 is a 1991 Topps Dennis Martinez
Card 529 is a 1998 Fleer Tradition Shane Andrews
Card 530 is a 1990 Topps Mark Langston
Card 531 is a 1992 Topps Larry Walker

Page 60

Card 532 is a 1992 Fleer Brian Barnes
Card 533 is MISSING
Card 534 is MISSING
Card 535 is a 1992 Fleer Delino DeShields
Card 536 is a 1991 Upper Deck Larry Walker
Card 537 is MISSING
Card 538 is a 1991 Upper Deck Chris Nabholz
Card 539 is a 1981 Topps Rodney Scott
Card 540 is a 1982 Topps Andre Dawson

Thursday, December 19, 2019

Expos Frankenset Pages 57 and 58

Pages 57 and 58 are today

Page 57

Card 505 is a 1992Stadium Club Delino DeShields
He looks like he's remembering recent successes in the photo. 
Card 506 is MISSING
Card 507 is a 2004 Topps Total Sun Woo Kim
Card 508 is MISSING
Card 509 is a 1970 Topps Expos Team 
Card 510 is MISSING
Card 511 is a 1992 Ultra Moises Alou
Card 512 is a 1992 Leaf Mark Gardner
Card 513 is a 1992 Ultra Ivan Calderon

Page 58

Card 514 is a 1991 Donruss Tim Wallach
Card 515 is a 1994 Stadium Club Tim Spehr
Card 516 is a 1984 Expos Team Leaders
Card 517 is a 1994 Stadium Club Lou Frazier
Card 518 is a1992 Donruss Spike Owen
Card 519 is a 1981 Topps John Tamargo
Card 520 is a 1979 Topps Gary Carter
Card 521 is a 1992 Pinnacle Chris Haney
Card 522 is a 1993 Stadium Club Greg Colbrunn

Wednesday, December 18, 2019

Expos Frankenset Pages 55 and 56

Another day, another two pages. This time pages 55 and 56

Page 55

Card 487 is a 1990 Upper Deck Pascual Perez
Card 488 is a 1993 Score BJ Wallace
Card 489 is 1992 Fleer Gilberto Reyes
Card 490 is MISSING
Card 491 is MISSING
Card 492 is a 1992 Upper Deck Tom Foley
Card 493 is a 1992 Leaf Archi Cianfrocco
Card 494 is MISSING
Card 495 is a 1979 Topps Tony Perez

Page 56

Card 496 is a 1984 Topps Terry Francona
Card 497 is a 1981 Topps Fred Norman
Card 498 is a 1986 Donruss UL Washington
Card 499 is a 1991 Donruss Jerry Goff
Card 500 is MISSING
Card 501 is a 1992 Score Dave Martinez
Card 502 is MISSING
Card 503 is a 1986 Topps Mike Fitzgerald
Card 504 is a 1988 Topps Bob Rodgers

It's nice to get manager cards in here as well. 

Tuesday, December 17, 2019

Expos Frankenset Pages 53 and 54

Counting down to two weeks off.. 

Also counting down: The Expos Frankenset.. Though, I guess we're counting up with it... 

Pages 53 and 54 today

Page 53: 
Card 469 is MISSING
Card 470 is a 1991 Leaf Eric Bullock
Card 471 is MISSING
Card 472 is a 1986 Topps Joe Hesketh 
Card 473 is a 1992 Fleer Brian Barnes
Card 474 is a 1992 Upper Deck Andres Galarraga
Card 475 is MISSING
Card 476 is MISSING
Card 477 is a 1992 Fleer Jeff Fassero

Page 54

Card 478 is MISSING
Card 479 is a 1980 Topps Expos Team Card
Card 480 is a 1989 Upper Deck Otis Nixon
Card 481 is a 1993 Upper Deck teammates card.
Featured on the card are Grissom, DeShields, Dennis Martinez, and Larry Walker. 
Card 482 is MISSING
Card 483 is 1991 Topps Mike Aldrete
Card 484 is a 1993 Donruss Kent Bottenfield
Card 485 is a 1989 Topps Hubie Brooks
Card 486 is a 1996 Donruss Yamil Benitez

I have a number of cards coming in for the Frankenset in January. I'm also making a list of targeted cards I want for the Frankenset and will be picking them off as I have the money to do so.. 

I'm almost tempted to do a "Wanted" list for the Frankenset.. 

Friday, December 13, 2019

Expos Frankenset Pages 51 and 52

So here's the next two pages:

Page 51

Card 451 is a 1990 Score Nelson Santovenia
Card 452 is a 1993 Bowman Moises Alou
Card 453 is a 1986 Donruss Gary Lucas
Card 454 is a 1991 Score Dennis Martinez
Card 455 is a 1992 Upper Deck Marquis Grissom
Card 456 is a 1991 Upper Deck Andres Galarraga
Card 457 is a 1991 Donruss Tim Raines
Card 458 is a 1987 Donruss Andre Dawson
Card 459 is a 1989 Upper Deck Floyd Youmans

There is some interesting photography there, with the play at the plate in Santovenia's card, the mid-bunt capture on the Grissom, Galarraga signing a bat, and the follow through on Youmans' card.

Page 52

Card 460 is a 1997 Topps Moises Alou
Card 461 is a 1992 Pinnacle John Wetteland 
Card 462 is a 1991 Topps Steve Frey
Card 463 is MISSING
Card 464 is a 1993 Topps Gold Greg Colbrunn
Card 465 is a 1990 O Pee Chee Kevin Gross 
Card 466 is a 1990 Upper Deck Larry Walker
Card 467 is a 2002 Fleer Tradition Henry Mateo
Card 468 is a 1990 Upper Deck Kevin Gross

1997 is a rather nice set from Topps.. If I wasn't trying to refocus my collecting goals, I'd probably want to collect that set. 
Henry Mateo is one of those "Who?" guys represented here, I think. He played 190 games in 6 years with the Expos and the NotTheSpos. 
I get a kick of seeing pitchers batting on cards.. 

Thursday, December 12, 2019

Expos Frankenset Pages 49 and 50

This month has been a struggle so far. I'm fine during the day but by time I get home I'm drained then I start getting lonely since I'm here by myself.. Not a fun combination. So I had a couple days where I didn't update. 

I am here today though, so let's get another two pages shown!

Page 49
Card 433 is a 1988 Score Wallace Johnson
Interesting... From the back of the card, it seems like Johnson was with the Expos for a while, including the minors. In fact, out of his 1203 professional games, all but 76 were with the Expos organization.
Card 434 is a 1990 Upper Deck Jeff Huson
Card 435 is a 1994 Stadium Club Rondell White
Card 436 is a 2004 Fleer Tradition Tomo Ohka
Card 437 is a 1996 Topps prospects card with Darond Stovall 
Card 438 is MISSING
Card 439 is MISSING
Card 440 is a 1993 Donruss Tim Laker
Card 441 is a 1989 Upper Deck Tom Foley

Page 50

Card 442 is a 1992 Leaf Gary Carter
Really, I can't not have Carter cards whenever possible. 
Card 443 is a 1991 Score Andres Galarraga
Card 444 is a 1994 Bowman Ken Hill
Card 445 is a 1981 Topps Ellis Valentine
Card 446 is MISSING
Card 447 is a 1983 Topps Bryn Smith
Card 448 is a 1986 Topps Herm Winningham 
Card 449 is a 1978 Topps Tim Blackwell
Fun fact: He eventually managed the St Paul Saints in the Northern League
Card 450 is a 1981 Donruss Scott Sanderson
Hey look.. It's in Wrigley.. 

I have the cards I'm including paged now. I just need to scan and finish putting into the binder. 
I'm also going through and finding cards to fill holes.. 

Tuesday, December 10, 2019

Expos Frankenset Pages 47 and 48

Today is another two pages. 

Page 47

Card 415 is a 1990 Upper Deck Mike Aldrete
Card 416 is a 1991 Leaf Chris Nabholz
Card 417 is a 1977 Topps Wayne Garrett
I wonder where this was taken... 
Card 418 is a 1993 Fleer Bret Barberie.. 
This is a minor cheat, as it shows him as a member of the Marlins in text, but an Expo in uniform. 
Card 419 is a 1992 Score Bret Barberie
Card 420 is a 1985 Topps Andre Dawson
Card 421 is a 1984 Topps Charlie Lea
Card 422 is a 1992 Score Doig Piatt
Card 423 is a 1999 Upper Deck Javier Vazquez
Two things here: Wrigley! and Pitcher hitting.. 

Page 48

Card 424 is Missing
Card 425 is a 1978 Topps Steve Rogers
Card 426 is a 1992 Leaf Moises Alou
Card 427 is a 1994 Upper Deck Sean Berry 
I really like the action shot on the card
Card 428 is a 1992 Pinnacle Gilberto Reyes
Card 429 is Missing
Card 430 is a 1988 Score Neal Heaton
Card 431 is a 1991 Score Otis Nixon
Card 432 is a 1991 Topps Delino DeShields. 

Monday, December 9, 2019

Expos Frankenset Pages 45 and 46

After taking a couple days off the blog, I'm back to do more Frankenset pages.. 
I do have an idea I'm holding onto for a bit because I want to get the Frankenset covered first.

Page 45

Card 397 is a 1988 Score Randy St Claire
Card 398 is a 1989 Upper Deck Jeff Parrett
Card 399 is a 1988 Topps Team Leaders 
Card 400 is a 1994 Fleer Flair Moises Alou
Card 401 is a 1984 Donruss Bill Gullickson
Card 402 is a 1983 Topps All Star Andre Dawson
Card 403 is a 1983 Topps All Star Tim Raines
Card 404 is a 1983 Topps All Star Gary Carter
Card 405 is a 1994 Fleer Flair John Wetteland

Page 46
Card 406 is a 1994 Fleer Flair Gabe White
Card 407 is a 1986 Topps Sal Butera
Card 408 is a 1995 Pinnacle Mike Lansing
Card 409 is a 1990 Score Tim Raines
Card 410 is a 1993 Ultra Tavo Alvarez
Card 411 is a 1990 Upper Deck Rex Hudler
Card 412 is a 1974 Topps Chuck Taylor
Card 413 is a 1990 Upper Deck Dennis Martinez
I happen to like this card. The full body shot of him mid-windup is different
Card 414 is a 1992 Donruss John Vander Wal. 

Another two days done. I know there's the three 1983 All Star cards in a row here, but I really couldn't pick something over them.. 

Wednesday, December 4, 2019

Expos Frankenset Pages 43 and 44

Today I'm bringing another two pages

Card 379 is a 1994 Stadium Club Jeff Fassero
Card 380 is a 1989 Upper Deck Nelson Santovenia
Card 381 is a 1989 Fleer Randy Johnson
Card 382 is a 1996 Topps Rondell White
Card 383 is a 1991 Upper Deck Scott Ruskin
Card 384 is a 1997 Collector's Choice Matt Wagner
Card 385 is a 1991 Upper Deck Dennis Martinez.
Card 386 is a 1982 Topps Jerry White
Card 387 is a 1989 Fleer Otis Nixon. 

It's kind of nice to get an Otis Nixon Expos card in here. 

Page 44 

Card 388 is a 1996 Pinnacle FP Santangelo
Card 389 is a 1989 Fleer Jeff Parrett
Card 390 is a 1991 Score Rondell White
I'm not sure why, but I really liked the First Round Draft pick cards from Score
Card 391 is a 1975 Topps Don DeMola
Card 392 is a 1993 Upper Deck John Wetteland
Card 393 is a 1984 Topps Gary Carter All Star
Card 394 is a 1992 Topps Dennis Martinez All Star
Card 395 and 396 are MISSING

Tuesday, December 3, 2019

Expos Frankenset Pages 41 and 42

After taking a couple days off, I wanted to post something today..

Pages 41 and 42 from the Frankenset

Card 361 is a 1992 Upper Deck Brian Barnes. It's in Wrigley 
Card 362 is a 1991 Upper Deck Howard Farmer
Card 363 is a 1992 Upper Deck Bret Barberie
Card 364 is a 2001 Bowman Andy Tracy
Card 365 is a 1988 Topps Floyd Youmans
Card 366 is a 1999 Topps Ugueth Urbina
Card 367 is a 1989 Topps Johnny Paredes
Card 368 is a 1996 Donruss Sean Berry
Card 369 is MISSING

Card 370 is a 1990 Topps Tim Wallach
Card 371 is a 1989 Fleer Hubie Brooks
Card 372 is a 1991 Topps Spike Owen
Card 373 is a 1989 Topps Tracy Jones
Card 374 is a 1995 Topps Lenny Webster
Card 375 is a 1989 Fleer Tom Foley
Card 376 is a 1986 Donruss Charlie Lea
Card 377 is a 1989 Upper Deck Dennis Martinez
Card 378 is a 1993 Donruss Darrin Fletcher.

Since I've used a few different styles on here, tell me what way is easiest/best to read? I'm partial to this way. 

Sunday, December 1, 2019

Expos Frankenset Pages 39 and 40

In my ever-evolving presentation of the Expos Frankenset, I'm trying something new here.. 

This is Page 39. 
Card 343 is a 1992 Topps John Vander Wal
Card 344 is Pete Steinberg's favourite set, 1995 Fleer.. This one being a psychadelic Moises Alou.
Card 345 is a 1980 Topps Larry Parrish
Card 346 is a 1991 Stadium Club Dave Martinez
Card 347 is a 1990 Fleer Marquis Grissom
Card 348 is a 1979 Topps Andre Dawson
Card 349 is a 1990 Fleer Joe Hesketh
Card 350 is a 1990 Fleer Jeff Huson
Card 351 is a 1991 Donruss Bill Sampen

This is Page 40
Card 352 is a 1974 Topps Bill Stoneman
Card 353 is a 1990 Fleer Dave Martinez
Card 354 is a 1982 Topps Roberto Ramos
Card 355 is a 1992 Donruss Andres Galarraga
Card 356 is a 1993 Upper Deck Marquis Grissom
Card 357 is a 1991 Upper Deck Mel Rojas
Card 358 is a 1990 Fleer Pascual Perez
Card 359 is a 1991 Leaf Ron Hassey
Card 360 is a 1991 Topps Tim Raines

I also bought 20 cards from COMC from the Black Friday sale.. 
I'm going to keep going through and getting more as I can. 

Friday, November 29, 2019

A COMC Order

So, I'm taking part in the Cardboard Secret Santa again this year. As soon as I got my name, I went onto COMC to pick out some stuff for them... 

And ended up getting stuff for myself as well.. 

So the 1988 Topps Record Breaker is the error version. I think I can do a "master" set of this one fairly easy.. 

As for the other three here.. I picked up two copies of each because I didn't have them.. And they all fit into holes on the Frankenset.. 

The Glossy send in Raines takes over the empty 37 spot. 
The 1969 OPC Jack Billingham takes the 92 Spot
The 1971 Topps Don Hahn takes the 94 spot. 

Since today is Black Friday on the site, I may go see if I can find anything else I want..

Thursday, November 28, 2019

More From the Crazie Box

Yesterday concentrated on sets.. 

Today it's Expos and other parts to my collections. 

So we have some OPC Expos here with 1979 and 1980. 
That Canadian Greats Raines was awesome to see.. It's a 1985 Leaf. 

More additions to the list, as I get a Triple Play Alou, some Select, and some Sportflics. 

A nice group of Expos I didn't have. 

I rather like the Stairs Royals card. 
The Harden Chrome wasn't given an image on the TCDB, so I added it today. 

Finally some stadium cards. 
I love how most of them have been checklists over the years. Both the 1994 Score and the 2009 OPC serve that purpose. 
It took me a bit to find where that final card was from. It's from a non-sport set, 2011 Topps American Pie. The card in particular mentions Sports Illustrated debuting, but the stadium shot means it belongs in that section of my collection. 

Thank you CrazieJoe!! I'm working on getting something together for you in return..