Sunday, December 27, 2009

Look at me, gotta be, Centerfield!

On to baseball, and what's not to like. I have years and years and brands upon brands. I still think the 70's and early 80's has to be the greatest era though. Only a few brands and some great looking cards.

I told you it was coming and here it is...the GREATEST moustache in the history of sports. Go Rollie!!!

This has to be the best team card ever. Why don't they make team cards like this anymore?!? Though come to think of it, they don't really make team cards anymore, do they. Whatever, this thing is awesome!

Glasses of the early 80's. Not only do players wear contacts now, but they're missing out on these Wall Street beauties!
Yes kids, emulate your favorite players.
His name really is listed as "Wonderful Terrific Monds". Really. Note that this is a minor league card. I never heard of him prior to this card. Perhaps Wonderful Terrific was a bit presumptuous.
Finish that beard and you've got Abe Lincoln in that top hat.
If the hat can't fit on your head, your fro's too big.
What's not to love about these Braves uni's? Why don't they bust these out on throwback night?!?
Is this one of those beer helmets with the dual straws?
Blurry picture aside (profound apologies), love the blue uni collars. Only the White Sox...
Lots going on here...the tinted glasses, the thick stache...this guy was really a pro athlete?

Lots to love about this uni too. The hat, the stripes...maybe the Pirates would start winning if they brought back this look. Don't forget the hair!

Jim Bob Duggar played baseball?!?

Princess played OF for the Royals!
Gotta see the collar twice to truely appreciate it.

Merry Christmas and Happy New Years to all!

Monday, December 14, 2009

New idea how to use it

Thanks to a 4 year old budding photojournalist, our previous camera was broken a couple weeks ago and a new one recently purchased to replace it. The end result is not many pictures of the grand card project being taken in the last couple of weeks. That doesn't mean progress isn't being made though.

I'm currently sorting the basketball cards into team lots for (hopefully) sales on ebay. As a team collector myself (go Blazers), I'm trying to put together lots that I would like - no duplicates. So for basketball at least, I have a fair number of lots of each team without duplicates. These are mainly base and extras so I'm okay letting them go at pennies a piece. Cards I've pulled out with a book value over a buck I've sent in to

Cards are slowly selling on COMC. I've sold 49 cards so far for a total of about $40. This is no where near my initial investment in this project but I feel pretty good about it so far. I sold another $100+ on ebay a couple of weeks ago on ebay in the form of factory sealed complete sets. One was 1997 Topps which went for like $57! I couldn't find anything interesting about that set but yet it sold like hotcakes! I'm not complaining...but it certainly was a surprise.

In the meantime, I'll muddle over how to sell off the 6 complete sets of 1990 Skybox basketball I'm stuck with and try to figure out how this new camera works. After all, I've come across a card of Horace Grant in horrible shorts circa 1992 that must be shared...