Friday, December 31, 2010

2010 Topps Update Baseball inserts Part I

I did not do the 1st or 2nd series but I just may have to find a box or two to do the sets...some pretty neat inserts in the Update series:  here's some of the different subsets and a couple of Strasburgs that I pulled:
59th Anniversary Gold Parallels

Cards your Mother Threw Out

Strasburg RC patch & Attax card

I'll post the rest of the subset scans later ...enjoy them!!

If anybody else has opened some Update, I'd love to hear what you pulled....also interested in any Tigers for trade if any thing interests going to give the Strasburg cards to my boy for his birthday in a couple of weeks but anything else is up for trade either here or the rest of the subsets which will be up soon

Topps Magic football 2010

Here's some scans of the mini's and auto's that I pulled

Thursday, December 30, 2010

Topps Million Card Give-Away Part II

Bought a box of Topps 2010 Update today and got a pretty nice box, I guess.  Got 8 redemptions and while none were as nice as the 1961 Rizzuto that my son got, I got a wide range of cards based on their years..just no stars other Canseco ...anyway, here's the cards I "won".

Tomorrow I'll scan some of the highlights of the other cards I pulled along with some of the cards from the Topps Magic football 2010 I opened

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Winter Musings Part II

Here's my prize pull of 2010...pulled from the 8th and final series of the TK Legacy University of Michigan set...a lot of people don't know that he played for the Wolverines back in his college days.

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Winter break musings Part I

Sitting here trying to think of something to do with a house full of sick kids so I decided to go to school for an hour to do some scanning of a box of cards that one might call my special box...has more of my high end cards of my collection.  So I figure I'd share some of my collection with you during my Christmas break from teaching and into the New Year. 

Here's some autographs from a box that I bought from a local card shop that is no longer around (SportsCard Stadium) back a few years ago (2004)...from a series called Topps Originals Signatures...a box that I really liked due to the players that were in it....although the Harmon Killebrew 1 of 2 was not too shabby.  Here they are:

This guy and Jack Morris had some great pitching duals back in the mid '80's especially in 84 when the Tigers took the World Series.

Who can forget  Jim Abbott?   A very good pitcher but even a more inspirational person who overcame much to pitch in the he's from the University of Michigan!!!   :)

He was a little before my time but my father-in-law who was a Twins fan loved him...this was the 1 of 2 cards...I believe I have a couple of other autos of his somewhere.

The ultimate Tiger...came to play every day...the homerun against the Padres to clinch the World Series against Goose is one of my favorite baseball memories.

Not much to say about these guys although Whitey did win a World Series with Ozzie and company if I'm not mistaken...the Rudi card was from the 1980 set that was one of the first sets I tried to collect...had a great number of them but not the full set...may be something to work on in the New Year.

Anyway, as the New Year draws near...I hope you enjoyed a little blast from the past.

Topps Million Card GiveAway

My son ( age 5) got a pack of 2010 Topps Baseball Update for Christmas and got one of those redemption cards for the million card giveaway...having done a couple of the football cards and gotten two nothing cards, I wasn't holding my breath for what this redemption would bring but was I pleasantly surprised...1961 Phil Rizzuto MVP card # 471...I think we'll get this one sent to us.