Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Twitters

A ton of you probably use it, include of plenty of you who I know.

I'm just starting to collect usernames, though.

If you want me (and other card collector types) to know who you are on there, read your stuff and communicate with you, leave your username in comments.

I am, of course, the incredibly-originally-named @scottcrawford.

OMG 2013 TOPPS SERIES ONE PACK LIVE BREAK MOJO MOJO MOJO


Just so's y'all know, Purple Upton, Gordon and Ellsbury are definitely available for trade.

The Round-Up For 01/29/13

"What say there, fussy britches?"
-Warden Norton


So, these three guys were lost in the mail for 17 days. Advice for when that happens: file an eBay claim and get a refund. The package will show up THE NEXT DAY. Already refunded the seller his refund, but I didn't catch him before he sent out another Rose and Killebrew to me. Never a dull moment! From the looks of it, the Rose and Banks may have been trimmed ever-so-slightly at some point (standing them next to the Killer shows them tiering Killebrew/Rose/Banks), but they were also sold as Fair/Good, so I'm more than happy to have 'em (my Seaver from the set was bought knowingly with marker on it; I ain't picky).


The past 2 seasons of fantasy basketball (during which I've watched maybe 5 minutes of actual basketball; I really have to work on that) have really made Tim Duncan grow on me. Hated him earlier in his career. Did some reading up on him recently, and he honestly sounds like a terrific cat, in addition to being one of the best ever. Ah smells a player collection a-brewin'.


I forget if I asked, but this is a double. Anyone wanna trade for it? Ringside-for-Ringside deals are preferred.


While I was going through the thousands of old cards I have here instead of running around trying to buy new ones like the rest of you were last night (don't worry, I'll get to it, but I WON'T BE HAPPY ABOUT IT), I came across this Jeter, and have no idea when or where I got it. Might've been a trade, might've been a box lot. At any rate, cool card! I may have to try and track down more of these, being the complete sucker for 3-D cards that I am.


And finally today, a second package from Jay K., profiled here recently (a few of you met him at the Trade Bait Draft on Sunday, too), arrived in today's mail. Send me some want lists for some sets, man! Always happy to see pre-'86 Donruss, and hey, Ralph Houk!


Some '83 Murray awesomeness. Murray pretty often had the same look on his face that Jackie Gleason did when he was playing Buford T. Justice in the "Smokey" movies. Come to think of it, I've never seen the two of them in the same place...


On the other hand, Steve Carlton's facial expression in this one looks like he's one of the guys in John Carpenter's "The Thing" when the monster's changing shape. Best reaction shots EVER in that movie.


1993 Donruss, I coin thee the "Who turned out the lights?" set! Seriously, could they have put maybe a little effort into making the photography (some of which was probably great on the proofs) look even the slightest bit bright and sharp?


Compare that to '08 Upper Deck, where even a posed shot of that no-good Chipper Jones looks like it belongs in an art museum. Upper Deck should've just closed for good after they finished the '08 base sets. They never did and never will top them in terms of base set quality.

Thanks again for all the set fills, Jay!

OK, I'm off to get lunch, run a few errands, and yeah, probably grab some '13 Topps. Be good, y'all!

Monday, January 28, 2013

Some cool stuff from Carl Crawford Cards!

I helped Paul at Carl Crawford Cards fill out some Topps set needs recently, and this is what he did.


!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


We'll just start here for a minute. I'm actually getting low on playing era base Campys that I need. Things I never thought I'd be able to say, part 284529458281.

Moving on...


Oh hell yeah. Nice Maury auto on an original '72! This beats the heck out of all them damn sticker autos I've been eyeing up lately.


She's been through some shit, but this Tommy John rookie took a card off my Top 25, which happens a lot less often these days.


Checked off a couple of set needs for '68 Topps game, too, with a couple of nice specimens!


This '54 Bowman Preacher Roe is actually a double! Right now, the Owl may be getting it as an upgrade to his, but if not, it'll go in the next Trade Bait Draft barring any serious offers (as serious as you can get on a card of this one's qualifications, anyway). If I do trade it to Night Owl, I may be getting his lesser grade copy back in that deal, which means that it's still very likely there'll be a friggin' 1954 Bowman Preacher Roe in the next Trade Bait Draft! Actually, his other '54 Bowman Roe's a loaner of sorts, so that's out. Man, loaning out a '54 Bowman Preacher Roe? That's FRIENDSHIP!


There were a few slightly more "mere mortal" cards in the envelope, too, but that ain't a knock on this '02 Legendary Cuts Jackie. Legendary Cuts really were some awesome sets back yonder. A few of us were talkin' on Twitter about the bat relics from '02 Legendary Cuts recently, and it was agreed upon that, even if the pieces of lumber came from a coffee table somewhere, they're still awesome because they're just such good looking cards. Even the base cards from that set are awesome, though.


To bring us full circle today, while I am getting closer and closer to finishing Campy's playing era cards, I'm going to guess that this gold foilboard repro that Paul sent along is about as close as I'm going to get to owning a '52 Topps Roy Campanella card in my lifetime (I think I have the Archives version of this, too), because it's one of those damned high numbers. Someone send me a time machine, so I can make that run disappear from the Topps warehouse before it ends up in the bay already, eh?

Thanks for the trade, Paul! Another fun one!

Trade Bait Draft Wrap-Up!

First of all, a big thanks to dayf, Jay and Ryan for participating! It was a lotta fun!

As you can see, small turnout for the first outing (hello, Freddy Foreshadowing), but that meant that the people in it cleaned up. Everyone seemed pretty psyched with what they got by round 20, and I extended it 5 rounds from there for the heck of it. I also threw in a few surprise bonus cards for each of you, as I mentioned I would, so enjoy!

Ten surprises of the draft:

1. No '70-'72 Topps high numbers went! Now, dayf had a bunch of that stuff sitting in a box headed to him, so he didn't need 'em, but the rest of you? I'm just stunned.

2. The Brandon McCarthy/Anibal Sanchez dual auto wouldn't have gone had I not extended the draft by 5 rounds. dayf got it in round 25.

3. No one touched the '70 Lowell Palmer or any of the Seattle Pilots.

4. '72 Joe Morgan? Ditto. It's not the Traded, but jeez.

5. 3 Michael Jordans entered the draft. All 3 are still here.

6. I wouldn't say golf cards flew off the shelves, but they still went.

7. You know those Prime 9 cards that you had to pull a redemption for, or know someone at an LCS that got stuck with a ton of 'em? Well, those were dead even with the golf cards. Still plenty left, and if you have the Jeter, you could still put together an '11 set in the next draft if you're really clever.

8. dayf didn't get all the Barves.

9. People didn't jump all over the minis.

10. The '86 Fleer All-Star and Future Hall Of Famer inserts didn't go. It may not seem like it, but those are tough cards to get.

Stuff that was popular:

1. Old Topps basketball: It FLEW. It's gonna be fun replenishing that, but it's good to see interest in the sport again. Basketball was dead a couple of years ago.

2. '83 and '84 Topps: still popular sets.

3. Low-grade '70s keys: you really can't beat a Winfield rookie for less than a buck, shipped.

4. Numbered stuff: no surprise there at all, but I still have a ton of it.

5. Anything pre-1970: wasn't much there, and it went almost immediately. Good to know!

So, will I do it again? Of course! Same price ($20 shipped for a guaranteed 20 cards), same number of available slots (6; we had 3 show up this time and it was super-easy to manage, but I wouldn't want to go too deep), and if I have some luck at the flea market and the card shows over the next month, I'll probably do it around the end of February or the beginning of March (short month, after all). If you want to reserve a spot in the next one, leave me a comment here or email me.

Here's the list of what's left right now for the next draft, without me pulling more cards or buying anything new:

Baseball:

  1. 11 Bowman Green CC Sabathia 61 16/450   
  2. 11 Bowman's Best Chase Utley BB6
  3. 11 Bowman's Best Ryan Braun BB8
  4. 11 Bowman's Best Adrian Gonzalez BB16
  5. 11 Bowman's Best Troy Tulowitzki BB17
  6. 11 Bowman's Best Tim Lincecum BB19
  7. 11 Bowman's Best Felix Hernandez BB20
  8. 11 Bowman's Best Carl Crawford BB25
  9. 11 Bowman's Best Prospects Mike Moustakas BBP7
  10. 05 Bowman Sterling Autograph Jersey Relic Steve Marek BS-SM
  11. 91 Classic Best Minors Carlos Delgado 63
  12. 91 Classic Best Minors Ivan Rodriguez 136
  13. 91 Classic Best Minors Robb Nen 240
  14. 91 Classic Best Minors Chipper Jones 268
  15. 91 Classic Best Minors Tim Salmon 329
  16. 91 Classic Best Minors Pedro Martinez 355
  17. 83 Cramer Sports Promotions Baseball Legends Roger Maris 101
  18. 87 Donruss Greg Maddux 36 (2 available)
  19. 87 Donruss Will Clark 66
  20. 87 Donruss Nolan Ryan 138
  21. 90 Donruss Sammy Sosa 489
  22. 97 Donruss Matt Mieske Autographed (unverified, but who's gonna fake a Matt Mieske auto?) 52
  23. 04 Donruss Studio Justin Hampson Autograph 204 376/800
  24. 81 Fleer Gary Carter 142
  25. 81 Fleer Harold Baines 346
  26. 81 Fleer Lou Whitaker 463
  27. 81 Fleer Maury Wills 595
  28. 86 Fleer All-Star Team George Brett 3
  29. 86 Fleer All-Star Team Dwight Gooden 10
  30. 91 Fleer Box Bottoms Nolan Ryan 3
  31. 86 Fleer Future Hall Of Famer Pete Rose (heh) 1
  32. 94 Fleer Texaco Mike Piazza 20 (11 available)
  33. 88 Fleer Glossy Update Al Leiter U-49
  34. 93 Hostess Cal Ripken Jr. 26
  35. 99 Just Minors Micah Bowie Autograph Card
  36. 00 Just Minors Josh Hamilton Promo Card
  37. 79 Kellogg's Ted Simmons 2
  38. 79 Kellogg's J.R. Richard 19
  39. 79 Kellogg's Vida Blue 23
  40. 79 Kellogg's Phil Niekro 28
  41. 79 Kellogg's George Foster 32
  42. 79 Kellogg's Dwight Evans 41
  43. 04 Leaf Certified Fabric Of The Game Richie Sexson Relic FG85
  44. 96 Leaf Signature Series Darrin Fletcher Autograph
  45. 93 Post Fred McGriff 5
  46. 07 SP Legendary Cuts Legendary Lineage Joe DiMaggio 151 45/550
  47. 88 Starting Lineup Darryl Strawberry
  48. 94 Ted Williams Card Co. Mark Fidrych 31
  49. 70 Topps Diego Segui 2 (Pilots)
  50. 70 Topps Marty Pattin 31 (Pilots)
  51. 70 Topps John Kennedy 53 (Pilots)
  52. 70 Topps Jim Wynn 60
  53. 70 Topps Pitching Leaders (Seaver/Niekro/Jenkins/Marichal) 69
  54. 70 Topps Pilots Rookies 88
  55. 70 Topps Jerry McNertney 158 (Pilots)
  56. 70 Topps Clete Boyer 206
  57. 70 Topps Walter Alston 242
  58. 70 Topps Bob Locker 249 (Pilots)
  59. 70 Topps Lowell Palmer 252
  60. 70 Topps Gene Brabender 289 (Pilots)
  61. 70 Topps Lou Piniella 321
  62. 70 Topps Phil Roof 359 (Pilots)
  63. 70 Topps Tommy Harper 370 (Pilots)
  64. 70 Topps John O'Donoghue 441 (Pilots)
  65. 70 Topps Don Bryant 473 (Pilots)
  66. 70 Topps Larry Stahl 494
  67. 70 Topps Steve Hovley 514 (Pilots)
  68. 70 Topps Ron Reed 546
  69. 70 Topps Dave Bristol 556 (Pilots)
  70. 70 Topps Sonny Siebert 597
  71. 70 Topps Jim Hickman 612
  72. 71 Topps Oscar Gamble 23
  73. 71 Topps Lou Piniella 35
  74. 71 Topps Hoyt Wilhelm 248
  75. 71 Topps Ray Jarvis 526
  76. 71 Topps Alex Johnson 590
  77. 71 Topps Joe Lahoud 622
  78. 71 Topps Phil Regan 634
  79. 71 Topps Juan Pizarro 647
  80. 71 Topps Ray Culp 660 (2 available)
  81. 71 Topps Marv Staehle 663
  82. 71 Topps Gary Neibauer 668
  83. 71 Topps Bill Butler 681
  84. 71 Topps Jerry Morales 696
  85. 71 Topps Sonny Siebert 710 (3 available)
  86. 71 Topps Andy Kosco 746
  87. 72 Topps AL RBI Leaders (Killebrew/Frank Robinson/Reggie Smith) 88 (2 available)
  88. 72 Topps AL ERA Leaders (Blue/Wood/Palmer) 92 (3 available)
  89. 72 Topps Joe Morgan 132
  90. 72 Topps Vada Pinson 135
  91. 72 Topps Dick Williams 137
  92. 72 Topps Ted Simmons 154
  93. 72 Topps Andy Messersmith 160
  94. 72 Topps Vida Blue In Action 170
  95. 72 Topps Dock Ellis 179 (2 available)
  96. 72 Topps Dock Ellis In Action 180
  97. 72 Topps Charlie Sands 538 (3 available)
  98. 72 Topps Ollie Brown 551
  99. 72 Topps Nate Colbert 571 (2 available)
  100. 72 Topps Lew Krausse 592 (2 available)
  101. 72 Topps Nelson Briles 605
  102. 72 Topps Tom Grieve 609
  103. 72 Topps J.C. Martin 639
  104. 72 Topps Mike Lum 641 (2 available)
  105. 72 Topps Most Valuable Player 622
  106. 72 Topps Dick Woodson 634
  107. 74 Topps Joe Torre 15
  108. 74 Topps Luis Aparicio 61
  109. 74 Topps Tony Oliva 190
  110. 74 Topps Leading Firemen (Hiller/Marshall) 208
  111. 74 Topps Al Kaline 215
  112. 74 Topps Ron Santo 270 (2 available)
  113. 74 Topps Gorman Thomas 288
  114. 74 Topps Vida Blue 290
  115. 74 Topps All-Star Catchers (Fisk/Bench) 331
  116. 74 Topps J.R. Richard 522
  117. 74 Topp Rich Gossage 542 (2 available)
  118. 74 Topps Bucky Dent 582 (2 available)
  119. 74 Topps Rookie Infielders (Frank White/Andre Thornton RC) 604
  120. 75 Topps Bert Blyleven 30
  121. 75 Topps 60 MVPs (Maris/Groat)
  122. 75 Topps 63 MVPs (Howard/Koufax) 201
  123. 75 Topps 68 MVPs (Gibson/McLain) 206
  124. 75 Topps Stolen Base Leaders (Brock/North) 309 (2 available)
  125. 75 Topps Don Baylor 382 (3 available)
  126. 75 Topps Herb Washington 407
  127. 75 Topps World Series Game 1 (Jackson) 461
  128. 75 Topps World Series Game 3 (Fingers) 463
  129. 76 Topps NL Stolen Base Leaders (Lopes/Morgan/Brock) 197
  130. 76 Topps Lyman Bostock RC 263
  131. 76 Topps Checklist 392
  132. 76 Topps Checklist 643
  133. 77 Topps Ron Guidry 656
  134. 78 Topps Bobby Cox 93
  135. 79 Topps Alan Trammell 358
  136. 79 Topps Eddie Murray 640 (2 available)
  137. 80 Topps Strikeout Leaders (Ryan/Richard) 206 (2 available)
  138. 80 Topps Jim Palmer 590 (2 available)
  139. 80 Topps Rod Carew 700 (2 available)
  140. 81 Topps Reggie Jackson 400
  141. 81 Topps Rich Gossage 460 (3 available)
  142. 81 Topps Steve Carlton 630
  143. 82 Topps Danny Ainge 125
  144. 82 Topps Rich Gossage All-Star 557 (2 available)
  145. 82 Topps Rich Gossage 770 (2 available)
  146. 83 Topps Pete Rose 100
  147. 83 Topps Nolan Ryan Super Veteran 361
  148. 84 Topps Rickey Henderson 230
  149. 84 Topps Pete Rose 300
  150. 84 Topps Orioles Leaders (Ripken/Boddicker) 426 (2 available)
  151. 84 Topps George Brett 500
  152. 85 Topps Dwight Gooden Record Breaker 3 (2 available)
  153. 85 Topps Cal Ripken 30
  154. 85 Topps Ryne Sandberg 460 (2 available)
  155. 12 Topps 1987 Mini Dustin Ackley 6
  156. 12 Topps 1987 Mini Ichiro 14
  157. 12 Topps 1987 Mini Buser Posey 28
  158. 12 Topps 1987 Mini Brandon Phillips 31
  159. 12 Topps 1987 Mini Zack Greinke 35
  160. 10 Topps 206 Hat SP Adrian Gonzalez
  161. 10 Topps 206 Hat SP Evan Longoria
  162. 10 Topps 206 Hat SP Ubaldo Jimenez
  163. 06 Topps Allen & Ginter Mini Brian McCann 259
  164. 08 Topps Allen & Ginter Mini Scott Rolen 91
  165. 10 Topps Allen & Ginter Mini Todd Helton 154
  166. 11 Topps Allen & Ginter Mini Animals In Peril Grevy's Zebra 18
  167. 11 Topps Allen & Ginter Mini Animals In Peril Whooping Crane 21
  168. 11 Topps Allen & Ginter Mini Step Right Up Fire Breathing 2
  169. 11 Topps Allen & Ginter Mini Step Right Up Fire Eating 3
  170. 11 Topps Allen & Ginter Mini Step Right Up The Strongman 8 (2 available)
  171. 11 Topps Chrome Black Mike Morse 108 38/100
  172. 11 Topps Chrome X-Fractor Evan Longoria 13
  173. 11 Topps Diamond Anniversary Hope Diamond Andrew Bailey 280 37/60
  174. 11 Topps Diamond Stars Evan Longoria 1 (2 available)
  175. 11 Topps Diamond Stars Albert Pujols 10
  176. 11 Topps Diamond Stars Jason Heyward 13 (2 available)
  177. 11 Topps Diamond Stars Ichiro 20
  178. 07 Topps Gold Delwyn Young 271 1658/2007
  179. 11 Topps Gold Jonathan Papelbon 62 1595/2011
  180. 11 Topps Gold Mark Teixeira 450 986/2011
  181. 12 Topps Gold Kenley Jansen 401 423/2012
  182. 12 Topps Gold Daniel Hudson 622 216/2012
  183. 11 Topps Gold Refractor Jayson Werth 113 30/50
  184. 12 Topps Gold Shimmer Liam Hendriks 81
  185. 12 Topps Gold Shimmer Cliff Lee 392
  186. 92 Topps Gold Winners Rich Gossage 215
  187. 11 Topps Gypsy Queen Mini Adrian Gonzalez 26
  188. 11 Topps Gypsy Queen Mini Jimmy Rollins 47
  189. 11 Topps Gypsy Queen Mini Ryan Ludwick 157
  190. 11 Topps Gypsy Queen Mini Chris Johnson 205
  191. 11 Topps Gypsy Queen Mini AJ Burnett 246
  192. 11 Topps Gypsy Queen Mini Felix Pie 272
  193. 11 Topps Gypsy Queen Mini Black Kyle Drabek 207 
  194. 12 Topps Gypsy Queen Mini Black Michael Cuddyer 191
  195. 11 Topps Heritage Babe Ruth Special Babe And Mgr. Huggins 137
  196. 11 Topps Heritage Green Refractor Travis Snider C17
  197. 11 Topps Heritage Green Refractor Bronson Arroyo C25
  198. 11 Topps Heritage Green Refractor Kurt Suzuki C33
  199. 11 Topps Kimball Champions Mini Ichiro 10
  200. 11 Topps Kimball Champions Mini Clayton Kershaw 14
  201. 11 Topps Kimball Champions Mini Wade Boggs 93
  202. 92 Topps McDonald's Baseball's Best George Brett 6
  203. 92 Topps McDonald's Baseball's Best Carlton Fisk 15
  204. 92 Topps McDonald's Baseball's Best Doc Gooden 325
  205. 07 Topps Mickey Mantle: A Life In Baseball 8
  206. 11 Topps Prime 9 Johnny Bench PNR1 (2 available)
  207. 11 Topps Prime 9 Albert Pujols PNR2 (2 available)
  208. 11 Topps Prime 9 Jackie Robinson PNR3
  209. 11 Topps Prime 9 Mike Schmidt PNR5 (6 available)
  210. 11 Topps Prime 9 Hank Aaron PNR6 (2 available)
  211. 11 Topps Prime 9 Mickey Mantle PNR7
  212. 11 Topps Prime 9 Ichiro PNR8 (2 available)
  213. 11 Topps Prime 9 Sandy Koufax PNR9 (5 available)
  214. 12 Topps Prime 9 Hank Aaron HRL-1
  215. 03 Topps Pristine Refractor Michael Garciaparra 125 703/1599
  216. 74 Topps Traded Ron Santo 270T (2 available)
  217. 74 Topps Traded Juan Marichal 330T (2 available)
  218. 76 Topps Traded Jim Kaat 80T (3 available)
  219. 76 Topps Traded Rusty Staub 120T
  220. 76 Topps Traded Bobby Bonds 380T (3 available)
  221. 76 Topps Traded Checklist (2 available)
  222. 02 Topps Traded Tools Of The Trade Bat Relic Michael Tucker TTRR-MT
  223. 12 Topps Tribute Josh Hamilton 28
  224. 06 Topps Triple Threads Heroes Carl Yastrzemski TTH67 CY8
  225. 11 Topps Update Jerry Sands 54
  226. 11 Topps Update Mike Moustakas 192 (2 available)
  227. 11 Topps Update Derek Jeter DJ3K 252
  228. 11 Topps Update All-Star Stitches Jose Valverde Jersey Relic AS-63
  229. 09 Topps Update Gold Dustin Pedroia All-Star 237 1106/2009
  230. 09 Topps Update Gold Adam LaRoche 1976/2009
  231. 11 Topps Update Gold Paul Goldschmidt 5/2011
  232. 11 Topps Update Gold David Ortiz Checklist 166 1498/2011
  233. 11 Topps Update Gold Eric Bedard 257 849/2011
  234. 12 Topps Update Gold Jerry Hairston 170 814/2012
  235. 90 Upper Deck Sammy Sosa 17 (2 available)
  236. 91 Upper Deck Michael Jordan SP1
  237. 10 Upper Deck Gold Kenshin Kawakami 70 37/99
  238. 11 Upper Deck Goodwin Champions Don Mattingly 16
  239. 11 Upper Deck Goodwin Champions Nolan Ryan 38
  240. 11 Upper Deck Goodwin Champions Whitey Ford 41
  241. 11 Upper Deck Goodwin Champions Drew Brees 48
  242. 11 Upper Deck Goodwin Champions Jerry Rice 83
  243. 11 Upper Deck Goodwin Champions Sidney Crosby 87
  244. 09 Upper Deck Goodwin Champions Mini Black Border Gypsy Queen Back Nate McLouth 104
  245. 07 Upper Deck Goudey Alex Rodriguez 101
  246. 07 Upper Deck Goudey Ichiro 104
  247. 07 Upper Deck Goudey Phil Hughes 147
  248. 09 Upper Deck Goudey Graphs Jeff Baisley Autograph GG-JB
  249. 08 Upper Deck Goudey Mini Red Catfish Hunter 137
  250. 08 Upper Deck Spectrum Blue J.J. Hardy 54 6/25
  251. 07 Upper Deck Sweet Spot Classic Joe DiMaggio 149 38/575
  252. 07 Upper Deck UD Masterpieces Green Framed Ryan Zimmerman 67
  253. 08 Upper Deck UD Premier Russell Martin 78 1/99
  254. 08 Upper Deck UD Premier Jeff Kent 84 13/15
  255. 08 Upper Deck UD Premier Dan Haren 161 10/15
  256. 05 Upper Deck Ultimate Collection Delmon Young 28 27/50
  257. 06 Upper Deck Ultimate Collection Alex Rodriguez 62 34/799 55/799 425/799
  258. 08 Upper Deck Yankee Stadium Legacy Randy Johnson 6442

Basketball:

  1. 93 Classic 4 Sport Allan Houston 8
  2. 86-87 Fleer Maurice Cheeks 16
  3. 00 Press Pass Autographs Chris Carrawell
  4. 07-08 SP Game Used Edition Authentic Rookies Spencer Hawes 150 686/999
  5. 07-08 SP Game Used Edition Authentic Rookies Petteri Koponen 168 958/999
  6. 07-08 SP Game Used Edition Authentic Rookies Ramon Sessions 187 245/999
  7. 06-07 SP Signature Edition Sam Cassell 37 102/499
  8. 06-07 SP Signature Edition Inkredible Inkscriptions Hassan Adams Autograph INK-HA 78/100
  9. 75-76 Topps Paul Silas 8 (2 available)
  10. 75-76 Topps Cazzie Russell 34 (2 available)
  11. 75-76 Topps Fred Brown 41
  12. 78-79 Topps John Williamson 11
  13. 78-79 Topps Larry Kenon 71
  14. 79-80 Topps Artis Gilmore 25
  15. 79-80 Topps John Long 38
  16. 79-80 Topps Adrian Dantley 54
  17. 79-80 Topps Walter Davis 80 (3 available)
  18. 79-80 Topps Kent Benson 121
  19. 79-80 Topps George McGinnis 125
  20. 81-82 Topps Kevin McHale E75
  21. 06-07 Topps Big Game Jason Richardson 55/59
  22. 06 Topps Picture Perfect Allen Ray Jersey Relic PPP-AR 44/50
  23. 93-94 Upper Deck Michael Jordan 23
  24. 97-98 Upper Deck Keith Van Horn 77
  25. 07-08 Upper Deck Artifacts Rookie Legacies Michael Cenley 104 9/25
  26. 07-08 Upper Deck Artifacts Legendary Legacies Bill Walton 155 452/999
  27. 06-07 Upper Deck Chronology Michael Cooper 61 187/199
  28. 95-96 Upper Deck Collector's Choice Michael Jordan He's Back M5
  29. 98 Upper Deck Ovation Dennis Rodman 9
  30. 98 Upper Deck Ovation Shaquille O'Neal 31
  31. 98 Upper Deck Ovation Allen Iverson 49
  32. 98 Upper Deck Ovation Future Forces Ray Allen F17
  33. 98 Upper Deck Ovation Kevin Garnett 38 (3 available)
  34. 98 Upper Deck Ovation Gold Patrick Ewing 44 338/1000
  35. 98 Upper Deck Ovation Gold Bryant Reeves 68 84/1000
  36. 98 Upper Deck Ovation Superstars Of The Court Grant Hill C3 (3 available)
  37. 98 Upper Deck Ovation Superstars Of The Court Karl Malone C4
  38. 98 Upper Deck Ovation Superstars Of The Court Kobe Bryant C8 
  39. 98 Upper Deck Ovation Superstars Of The Court Jason Kidd C9
  40. 98 Upper Deck Ovation Superstars Of The Court Reggie Miller C11
  41. 98 Upper Deck Ovation Superstars Of The Court Tracy McGrady C13
  42. 98 Upper Deck Ovation Superstars Of The Court Anfernee Hardaway C17

Football:

  1. 94 Action Packed Catching Fire Michael Irvin R3
  2. 93 Bowman Emmitt Smith foil 300 (2 available)
  3. 93 Bowman John Elway foil 400
  4. 96 Donruss Emmitt Smith 143
  5. 08 Donruss Gridiron Gear Rivals Favre/Strahan R-7 92/500
  6. 98 Fleer Ultra Top 30 Emmitt Smith 17
  7. 71 Kellogg's 3D Mac Arthur Lane 44
  8. 01 Playoff Preferred Rookie Materials Damione Lewis Football Relic 210 342/400
  9. 91 Pro Line Portraits Lawrence Taylor 234 (2 available)
  10. 95 Skybox Impact Joe Montana 72
  11. 95 Sport Flix Dan Marino 15
  12. 93-94 Stadium Sports Emmitt Smith MVP 68
  13. 96 The Score Board NFL Lasers Laser Images Emmitt Smith Sample (4 available)
  14. 92 Topps Emmitt Smith 180 (3 available)
  15. 70 Topps Spider Lockhart 17
  16. 79 Topps Gene Upshaw 260
  17. 86 Topps Warren Moon 350
  18. 88 Topps Jerry Rice Record Breaker 6
  19. 86 Topps 1000 Yard Club Marcus Allen 1
  20. 86 Topps 1000 Yard Club Walter Payton 3
  21. 90 Topps 1000 Yard Club Jerry Rice 1
  22. 71 Topps Football Game Tom Woodeshick 41 (2 available)
  23. 11 Topps Inception Colt McCoy 36
  24. 11 Topps Inception Matt Schaub 48
  25. 12 Topps Inception Chris Johnson 21 (2 available)
  26. 12 Topps Inception Carson Palmer 52
  27. 12 Topps Inception Fred Jackson 77
  28. 12 Topps Inception Percy Harvin 85
  29. 12 Topps Inception Blue Jason Witten 19 57/252
  30. 12 Topps Inception Blue Larry Fitzgerald 67 131/252
  31. 12 Topps Inception Blue Kevin Colb 97 204/252
  32. 12 Topps Inception Gold Mario Manningham 89 122/123
  33. 09 Topps Mayo Cut Plug Mini US Governors Mark Parkinson USG16
  34. 92 Topps Stadium Club Emmitt Smith Members Choice 303 (2 available)
  35. 94 Topps Stadium Club Ring Leaders Emmitt Smith 1
  36. 89 Topps Traded Steve Young 24T (2 available)
  37. 89 Topps Traded Deion Sanders RC 30T
  38. 12 Topps Triple Threads Bronze Ray Rice 219/310
  39. 09 SP Authentic Brett Favre 62
  40. 10 SP Authentic Ray Rice 79 (3 available)
  41. 95 Upper Deck John Elway 82
  42. 98 Upper Deck Emmitt Smith 92
  43. 07 Upper Deck Exquisite Collection Brian Westbrook 47 143/150
  44. 99 Upper Deck Livewires Emmitt Smith L8
  45. 01 Upper Deck Ovation Jerry Rice 90
  46. 98 Upper Deck Super Powers Troy Aikman S8
  47. 98 Upper Deck Super Powers Michael Irvin S18
  48. 07 Upper Deck Sweet Spot Sweet Swatch Jersey Javon Walker Jersey Relic SS-JW
  49. 98 Upper Deck UD3 Upper Realm Troy Aikman 62
  50. 98 Upper Deck UD3 Upper Realm Brett Favre 74
  51. 98 Upper Deck UD Choice Starquest/Rookquest Green Favre/Holliday SR04
  52. 98 Upper Deck UD Choice Starquest/Rookquest Green Smith/Taylor SR09
  53. 98 Upper Deck UD Choice Starquest/Rookquest Red Aikman/Williams SR11
  54. 07 Upper Deck UD Premier Steven Jackson 91 208/225
  55. 07 Upper Deck UD Premier Premier Patches Brian Leonard Jersey Patch Relic PP2-BL 3/75

Golf:

  1. 03 SP Authentic SP Limited Jesper Parnevik 22SPA 44/100
  2. 03 SP Authentic Winner's Scorecard Jerry Kelly 62 0072/3499 and 2897/3499
  3. 03 SP Authentic Winner's Scorecard Ian Leggatt 64 2887/3499
  4. 03 SP Authentic Majors & Masters Mark O'Meara 130 3105/3499
  5. SP Signature First Tee Rookies Hank Kuehne Shirt Relic 46

Hockey:

  1. 07-08 O-Pee-Chee Premier Nicklas Lidstrom 6 9/25
  2. 07-08 O-Pee-Chee Premier Borje Salming 21 239/299
  3. 08-09 Upper Deck Black Diamond Jerseys Olli Jokinen Jersey Relic BDJ-OJ
  4. 08-09 Upper Deck Black Diamond Rookie Gems Justin Abdelkader 151 45/100

Non-Sports:

  1. 2008 Donruss Americana Proof Barry Watson 196 175/250
  2. 2012 Topps Mars Attacks Heritage 3-Dimension 5


Friday, January 25, 2013

Trade Bait Draft! (Now) Final List Of Cards!

If you're in the draft or strongly considering it (I have "yes" or "strong maybe" from dayf, Wicked, Ryan G and Jay K so far; we have 2 slots open if they all confirm, so if you're on the fence, get in on this!), please email me ASAP to confirm. 

One more time, in case you forgot the specifics:

$20 gets you a spot in this 20 round draft. So, 20 cards, shipped, for $20 via PayPal, marked as a gift (I will provide you with info on where to send it after you confirm; as much as I'd love to get flooded with errant $20 payments, it wouldn't be cool of me to allow it, y0). If you care about book values, you can probably make that up in about 4 cards here in some cases, maybe even less. As of right now, there are 4 interested parties in the draft, but entrants will max out at 6, so no more than 120 out of 437 of these cards will be picked. We'll be drafting live on a Google+ hangout, ideally tomorrow evening (Sunday, January 27th) Eastern Time.

A visual preview of some, but not all of the listed cards is already up.

In your email, PLEASE include:
  1. your preferred email address
  2. your full shipping address
  3. your favorite team (I'll probably throw in a few freebies in addition to your haul)
  4. let me know if there's anything non-auto-and-relic that you'd like to see more of (players, teams, sets, types of cards, whatever); I've finalized the list for this one, but I did mention freebies, and I may do this again if this one's successful
  5. let me know if you can draft live on Sunday evening Eastern Standard Time
  6. and let me know if you are able to log into a Google+ hangout (I can help you test it if you're not sure, so "not sure" is an acceptable answer). 

If you're not able to do this live, fear not. You can send me a list of your picks and I will handle your autopicking.

If you have any questions about condition on these cards (some of the '70s stuff has been scanned, if you wanna have a look) or would like a scan of anything in particular, please let me know. The '74 Topps Schmidt is not in great shape (and was actually featured on this site a long time ago, before I upgraded), and the '70s in general are not pack fresh/vending box caliber stuff to put it politely. There are also a few numbered cards listed here that were from a lot of hella low-number stuff, but it was off-condition (the UD Premier Miguel Cabrera is unfortunately in this category). I wanted to get cards up ASAP so you could start planning your attacks, though, so I haven't had a chance to grade 437 cards, not counting doubles, and list conditions for all of 'em. And no, I'm not going to do that, so seriously, if you're in doubt about a particular item, either ask about its condition or ask for a scan. It's no trouble at all, and I'd rather see you happy than not.

Without further ado...


Baseball:

  1. 11 Bowman Green CC Sabathia 61 16/450   
  2. 06 Bowman Originals Scott Mathieson (05 Bowman Draft) BDP126 Autograph 80/472
  3. 11 Bowman Platinum Stephen Strasburg 68
  4. 11 Bowman's Best Chase Utley BB6
  5. 11 Bowman's Best Ryan Braun BB8
  6. 11 Bowman's Best Adrian Gonzalez BB16
  7. 11 Bowman's Best Troy Tulowitzki BB17
  8. 11 Bowman's Best Tim Lincecum BB19
  9. 11 Bowman's Best Felix Hernandez BB20
  10. 11 Bowman's Best Carl Crawford BB25
  11. 11 Bowman's Best Prospects Mike Moustakas BBP7
  12. 05 Bowman Sterling Autograph Jersey Relic Steve Marek BS-SM
  13. 91 Classic Best Minors Carlos Delgado 63
  14. 91 Classic Best Minors Ivan Rodriguez 136
  15. 91 Classic Best Minors Robb Nen 240
  16. 91 Classic Best Minors Chipper Jones 268
  17. 91 Classic Best Minors Tim Salmon 329
  18. 91 Classic Best Minors Pedro Martinez 355
  19. 83 Cramer Sports Promotions Baseball Legends Roger Maris 101
  20. 87 Donruss Greg Maddux 36 (2 available)
  21. 87 Donruss Will Clark 66
  22. 87 Donruss Nolan Ryan 138
  23. 90 Donruss Sammy Sosa 489
  24. 97 Donruss Matt Mieske Autographed (unverified, but who's gonna fake a Matt Mieske auto?) 52
  25. 02 Donruss Class of 2001 Bobblehead Manny Ramirez 10 910/2000 
  26. 05 Donruss Signature Series Prospect Combos Brandon McCarthy/Anibal Sanchez Autograph 154
  27. 04 Donruss Studio Justin Hampson Autograph 204 376/800
  28. 81 Fleer Gary Carter 142
  29. 81 Fleer Harold Baines 346
  30. 81 Fleer Lou Whitaker 463
  31. 81 Fleer Dave Winfield 484
  32. 81 Fleer Maury Wills 595
  33. 86 Fleer All-Star Team George Brett 3
  34. 86 Fleer All-Star Team Dwight Gooden 10
  35. 91 Fleer Box Bottoms Nolan Ryan 3
  36. 86 Fleer Future Hall Of Famer Pete Rose (heh) 1
  37. 94 Fleer Texaco Mike Piazza 20 (11 available)
  38. 94 Fleer Ultra Gold Chipper Jones 156
  39. 88 Fleer Glossy Update Al Leiter U-49
  40. 93 Hostess Cal Ripken Jr. 26
  41. 99 Just Minors Micah Bowie Autograph Card
  42. 00 Just Minors Josh Hamilton Promo Card (2 available)
  43. 79 Kellogg's Bruce Sutter 1
  44. 79 Kellogg's Ted Simmons 2
  45. 79 Kellogg's J.R. Richard 19
  46. 79 Kellogg's Vida Blue 23
  47. 79 Kellogg's Phil Niekro 28
  48. 79 Kellogg's Fred Lynn 30
  49. 79 Kellogg's George Foster 32
  50. 79 Kellogg's Dwight Evans 41
  51. 04 Leaf Certified Fabric Of The Game Richie Sexson Relic FG85
  52. 11 Leaf Pete Rose Legacy An Eye On The Competition 11
  53. 96 Leaf Signature Series Darrin Fletcher Autograph
  54. 05 Playoff Prime Cuts Nolan Ryan 92 390/399
  55. 93 Post Fred McGriff 5
  56. 07 SP Legendary Cuts Legendary Lineage Joe DiMaggio 151 45/550
  57. 89 Star Williamsport Bills Tino Martinez 124
  58. 88 Starting Lineup Darryl Strawberry
  59. 94 Ted Williams Card Co. Mark Fidrych 31
  60. 61 Topps Julian Javier 148
  61. 65 Topps Dean Chance 140
  62. 70 Topps Diego Segui 2 (Pilots)
  63. 70 Topps Marty Pattin 31 (Pilots)
  64. 70 Topps John Kennedy 53 (Pilots
  65. 70 Topps Jim Wynn 60
  66. 70 Topps Pitching Leaders (Seaver/Niekro/Jenkins/Marichal) 69
  67. 70 Topps Pilots Rookies 88
  68. 70 Topps Jerry McNertney 158 (Pilots)
  69. 70 Topps Clete Boyer 206
  70. 70 Topps Walter Alston 242
  71. 70 Topps Bob Locker 249 (Pilots)
  72. 70 Topps Lowell Palmer 252
  73. 70 Topps Gene Brabender 289 (Pilots)
  74. 70 Topps Lou Piniella 321
  75. 70 Topps Phil Roof 359 (Pilots)
  76. 70 Topps Tommy Harper 370 (Pilots)
  77. 70 Topps John O'Donoghue 441 (Pilots)
  78. 70 Topps Don Bryant 473 (Pilots)
  79. 70 Topps Larry Stahl 494
  80. 70 Topps Steve Hovley 514 (Pilots)
  81. 70 Topps Ron Reed 546
  82. 70 Topps Dave Bristol 556 (Pilots)
  83. 70 Topps Sonny Siebert 597
  84. 70 Topps Jim Hickman 612
  85. 70 Topps Denny McLain 400
  86. 71 Topps Oscar Gamble 23
  87. 71 Topps Lou Piniella 35
  88. 71 Topps Hoyt Wilhelm 248
  89. 71 Topps Ray Jarvis 526
  90. 71 Topps Alex Johnson 590
  91. 71 Topps Joe Lahoud 622
  92. 71 Topps Phil Regan 634
  93. 71 Topps Juan Pizarro 647
  94. 71 Topps Ray Culp 660 (2 available)
  95. 71 Topps Marv Staehle 663
  96. 71 Topps Gary Neibauer 668
  97. 71 Topps Bill Butler 681
  98. 71 Topps Jerry Morales 696
  99. 71 Topps Sonny Siebert 710 (3 available)
  100. 71 Topps Andy Kosco 746
  101. 72 Topps AL RBI Leaders (Killebrew/Frank Robinson/Reggie Smith) 88 (2 available)
  102. 72 Topps AL ERA Leaders (Blue/Wood/Palmer) 92 (3 available)
  103. 72 Topps Joe Morgan 132
  104. 72 Topps Vada Pinson 135
  105. 72 Topps Dick Williams 137
  106. 72 Topps Ted Simmons 154
  107. 72 Topps Andy Messersmith 160
  108. 72 Topps Vida Blue In Action 170
  109. 72 Topps Dock Ellis 179 (2 available)
  110. 72 Topps Dock Ellis In Action 180
  111. 72 Topps Charlie Sands 538 (3 available)
  112. 72 Topps Ollie Brown 551
  113. 72 Topps Nate Colbert 571 (2 available)
  114. 72 Topps Lew Krausse 592 (2 available)
  115. 72 Topps Nelson Briles 605
  116. 72 Topps Tom Grieve 609
  117. 72 Topps J.C. Martin 639
  118. 72 Topps Mike Lum 641 (2 available)
  119. 72 Topps Most Valuable Player 622
  120. 72 Topps Dick Woodson 634
  121. 74 Topps Joe Torre 15
  122. 74 Topps Luis Aparicio 61
  123. 74 Topps Steve Carlton 95
  124. 74 Topps Tony Oliva 190
  125. 74 Topps Leading Firemen (Hiller/Marshall) 208
  126. 74 Topps Al Kaline 215
  127. 74 Topps Ron Santo 270 (2 available)
  128. 74 Topps Mike Schmidt 283
  129. 74 Topps Gorman Thomas 288 (2 available)
  130. 74 Topps Vida Blue 290
  131. 74 Topps All-Star Catchers (Fisk/Bench) 331
  132. 74 Topps Dave Winfield 456
  133. 74 Topps J.R. Richard 522
  134. 74 Topp Rich Gossage 542 (2 available)
  135. 74 Topps Bucky Dent 582 (2 available)
  136. 74 Topps Rookie Infielders (Frank White/Andre Thornton RC) 604
  137. 75 Topps Bert Blyleven 30
  138. 75 Topps 53 MVPs (Rosen/Campanella) 191
  139. 75 Topps 60 MVPs (Maris/Groat) 198 (2 available)
  140. 75 Topps 63 MVPs (Howard/Koufax) 201
  141. 75 Topps 68 MVPs (Gibson/McLain) 206
  142. 75 Topps Stolen Base Leaders (Brock/North) 309 (2 available)
  143. 75 Topps Don Baylor 382 (3 available)
  144. 75 Topps Herb Washington 407
  145. 75 Topps World Series Game 1 (Jackson) 461
  146. 75 Topps World Series Game 3 (Fingers) 463
  147. 75 Topps Rookie Outfielders (Jim Rice RC) 616
  148. 76 Topps NL Stolen Base Leaders (Lopes/Morgan/Brock) 197
  149. 76 Topps Lyman Bostock RC 263
  150. 76 Topps Checklist 392
  151. 76 Topps Checklist 643
  152. 77 Topps Ron Guidry 656
  153. 78 Topps Bobby Cox 93
  154. 78 Topps Ron Guidry 135
  155. 79 Topps Alan Trammell 358
  156. 79 Topps Eddie Murray 640 (2 available)
  157. 80 Topps Strikeout Leaders (Ryan/Richard) 206 (2 available)
  158. 80 Topps Jim Palmer 590 (2 available)
  159. 80 Topps Rod Carew 700 (2 available)
  160. 81 Topps Reggie Jackson 400
  161. 81 Topps Rich Gossage 460 (3 available)
  162. 81 Topps Steve Carlton 630
  163. 82 Topps Danny Ainge 125 (2 available)
  164. 82 Topps Rich Gossage All-Star 557 (2 available)
  165. 82 Topps Rich Gossage 770 (2 available)
  166. 83 Topps Pete Rose 100
  167. 83 Topps Nolan Ryan 360
  168. 83 Topps Nolan Ryan Super Veteran 361
  169. 84 Topps Darryl Strawberry RC 182
  170. 84 Topps Rickey Henderson 230
  171. 84 Topps Pete Rose 300
  172. 84 Topps Orioles Leaders (Ripken/Boddicker) 426 (2 available)
  173. 84 Topps Nolan Ryan 470
  174. 84 Topps George Brett 500
  175. 84 Topps Ryne Sandberg 596
  176. 85 Topps Dwight Gooden Record Breaker 3 (2 available)
  177. 85 Topps Cal Ripken 30
  178. 85 Topps Ryne Sandberg 460 (2 available)
  179. 12 Topps 1987 Mini Dustin Ackley 6
  180. 12 Topps 1987 Mini Ichiro 14
  181. 12 Topps 1987 Mini Buser Posey 28
  182. 12 Topps 1987 Mini Brandon Phillips 31
  183. 12 Topps 1987 Mini Zack Greinke 35
  184. 10 Topps 206 Hat SP Adrian Gonzalez
  185. 10 Topps 206 Hat SP Evan Longoria
  186. 10 Topps 206 Hat SP Ubaldo Jimenez
  187. 06 Topps Allen & Ginter Mini Brian McCann 259
  188. 07 Topps Allen & Ginter Mini Michael Cuddyer 253
  189. 08 Topps Allen & Ginter Mini Scott Rolen 91
  190. 10 Topps Allen & Ginter Mini Todd Helton 154
  191. 11 Topps Allen & Ginter Mini Animals In Peril African Wild Dog 13
  192. 11 Topps Allen & Ginter Mini Animals In Peril Grevy's Zebra 18
  193. 11 Topps Allen & Ginter Mini Animals In Peril Whooping Crane 21
  194. 11 Topps Allen & Ginter Mini Step Right Up Fire Breathing 2
  195. 11 Topps Allen & Ginter Mini Step Right Up Fire Eating 3
  196. 11 Topps Allen & Ginter Mini Step Right Up The Strongman 8 (2 available)
  197. 78 Topps Burger King Jim Hunter 7
  198. 11 Topps Chrome Black Mike Morse 108 38/100
  199. 11 Topps Chrome X-Fractor Evan Longoria 13
  200. 11 Topps Diamond Anniversary Hope Diamond Kevin Millwood 18 19/60
  201. 11 Topps Diamond Anniversary Hope Diamond Andrew Bailey 280 37/60
  202. 11 Topps Diamond Stars Evan Longoria 1 (2 available)
  203. 11 Topps Diamond Stars Albert Pujols 10
  204. 11 Topps Diamond Stars Jason Heyward 13 (2 available)
  205. 11 Topps Diamond Stars Ichiro 20
  206. 09 Topps Finest Green Refractor Vernon Wells 74 69/99
  207. 68 Topps Game Dean Chance 16
  208. 07 Topps Gold Delwyn Young 271 1658/2007
  209. 11 Topps Gold Jonathan Papelbon 62 1595/2011
  210. 11 Topps Gold Mark Teixeira 450 986/2011
  211. 12 Topps Gold Kenley Jansen 401 423/2012
  212. 12 Topps Gold Daniel Hudson 622 216/2012
  213. 11 Topps Gold Refractor Jayson Werth 113 30/50
  214. 12 Topps Gold Refractor Howie Kendrick 201 38/50
  215. 12 Topps Gold Shimmer Liam Hendriks 81
  216. 12 Topps Gold Shimmer Cliff Lee 392
  217. 92 Topps Gold Winners Rich Gossage 215
  218. 11 Topps Gypsy Queen Mini Adrian Gonzalez 26
  219. 11 Topps Gypsy Queen Mini Jimmy Rollins 47
  220. 11 Topps Gypsy Queen Mini Ryan Ludwick 157
  221. 11 Topps Gypsy Queen Mini Chris Johnson 205
  222. 11 Topps Gypsy Queen Mini AJ Burnett 246
  223. 11 Topps Gypsy Queen Mini Felix Pie 272
  224. 11 Topps Gypsy Queen Mini Black Kyle Drabek 207 
  225. 12 Topps Gypsy Queen Mini Black Michael Cuddyer 191
  226. 11 Topps Heritage Babe Ruth Special Babe And Mgr. Huggins 137
  227. 11 Topps Heritage Green Refractor Travis Snider C17
  228. 11 Topps Heritage Green Refractor Bronson Arroyo C25
  229. 11 Topps Heritage Green Refractor Kurt Suzuki C33
  230. 11 Topps Heritage Green Refractor Chris Johnson C53
  231. 11 Topps Heritage Minor League Bryce Harper 16
  232. 98 Topps Hall Of Fame Collection Reggie Jackson HOF6
  233. 11 Topps Kimball Champions Mini Ichiro 10
  234. 11 Topps Kimball Champions Mini Clayton Kershaw 14
  235. 11 Topps Kimball Champions Mini Wade Boggs 93
  236. 11 Topps Lineage '75 Mini Chipper Jones 195
  237. 92 Topps McDonald's Baseball's Best George Brett 6
  238. 92 Topps McDonald's Baseball's Best Carlton Fisk 15
  239. 92 Topps McDonald's Baseball's Best Barry Larkin 21
  240. 92 Topps McDonald's Baseball's Best Doc Gooden 325
  241. 07 Topps Mickey Mantle: A Life In Baseball 8
  242. 12 Topps Museum Collection Robinson Cano 34
  243. 11 Topps Prime 9 Johnny Bench PNR1 (2 available)
  244. 11 Topps Prime 9 Albert Pujols PNR2 (2 available)
  245. 11 Topps Prime 9 Jackie Robinson PNR3
  246. 11 Topps Prime 9 Mike Schmidt PNR5 (6 available)
  247. 11 Topps Prime 9 Hank Aaron PNR6 (2 available)
  248. 11 Topps Prime 9 Mickey Mantle PNR7
  249. 11 Topps Prime 9 Ichiro PNR8 (2 available)
  250. 11 Topps Prime 9 Sandy Koufax PNR9 (6 available)
  251. 12 Topps Prime 9 Hank Aaron HRL-1
  252. 03 Topps Pristine Refractor Michael Garciaparra 125 703/1599
  253. 74 Topps Traded Ron Santo 270T (2 available)
  254. 74 Topps Traded Juan Marichal 330T (2 available)
  255. 76 Topps Traded Jim Kaat 80T (3 available)
  256. 76 Topps Traded Rusty Staub 120T
  257. 76 Topps Traded Bobby Bonds 380T (3 available)
  258. 76 Topps Traded Checklist (2 available)
  259. 87 Topps Traded Greg Maddux 70T
  260. 02 Topps Traded Tools Of The Trade Bat Relic Michael Tucker TTRR-MT
  261. 12 Topps Tribute Josh Hamilton 28
  262. 06 Topps Triple Threads Sapphire Vernon Wells 86 19/25 
  263. 06 Topps Triple Threads Heroes Carl Yastrzemski TTH67 CY8
  264. 11 Topps Update Jerry Sands 54
  265. 11 Topps Update Julio Teheran 152
  266. 11 Topps Update Mike Moustakas 192 (2 available)
  267. 11 Topps Update Derek Jeter DJ3K 252
  268. 11 Topps Update All-Star Stitches Jose Valverde Jersey Relic AS-63
  269. 12 Topps Update Black Jamey Carroll 67 05/61
  270. 09 Topps Update Gold Dustin Pedroia All-Star 237 1106/2009
  271. 09 Topps Update Gold Adam LaRoche 1976/2009
  272. 11 Topps Update Gold Paul Goldschmidt 5/2011
  273. 11 Topps Update Gold David Ortiz Checklist 166 1498/2011
  274. 11 Topps Update Gold Eric Bedard 257 849/2011
  275. 11 Topps Update Gold Eric O'Flaherty 271 891/2011
  276. 12 Topps Update Gold Jerry Hairston 170 814/2012
  277. 12 Topps Update Gold Dan Uggla All-Star 311 1532/2012
  278. 90 Upper Deck Sammy Sosa 17 (2 available)
  279. 91 Upper Deck Michael Jordan SP1
  280. 05 Upper Deck Artifacts MLB Apparel Laynce Nix Jersey Relic MLB-LN 48/325
  281. 10 Upper Deck Gold Kenshin Kawakami 70 37/99
  282. 11 Upper Deck Goodwin Champions Don Mattingly 16
  283. 11 Upper Deck Goodwin Champions Nolan Ryan 38
  284. 11 Upper Deck Goodwin Champions Whitey Ford 41
  285. 11 Upper Deck Goodwin Champions Drew Brees 48
  286. 11 Upper Deck Goodwin Champions Jerry Rice 83
  287. 11 Upper Deck Goodwin Champions Sidney Crosby 87
  288. 09 Upper Deck Goodwin Champions Autograph Geovany Soto A-SO
  289. 09 Upper Deck Goodwin Champions Mini Black Border Gypsy Queen Back Nate McLouth 104
  290. 07 Upper Deck Goudey Alex Rodriguez 101
  291. 07 Upper Deck Goudey Ichiro 104
  292. 07 Upper Deck Goudey Phil Hughes 147
  293. 07 Upper Deck Goudey Brooks Robinson Head's Up No Writing 256
  294. 07 Upper Deck Goudey Grady Sizemore Relic 43
  295. 09 Upper Deck Goudey Graphs Jeff Baisley Autograph GG-JB
  296. 08 Upper Deck Goudey Mini Red Catfish Hunter 137
  297. 08 Upper Deck Goudey Sport Royalty Julius Erving 288
  298. 08 Upper Deck Spectrum Blue J.J. Hardy 54 6/25
  299. 08 Upper Deck Spectrum Blue Delmon Young 90 3/25
  300. 07 Upper Deck Sweet Spot Classic Joe DiMaggio 149 38/575
  301. 07 Upper Deck UD Masterpieces Black Framed Troy Tulowitzki 68/99
  302. 07 Upper Deck UD Masterpieces Green Framed Ryan Zimmerman 67
  303. 07 Upper Deck UD Masterpieces Gun Metal Framed Ryan Howard 12 34/50
  304. 08 Upper Deck UD Premier Miguel Cabrera 8 14/15
  305. 08 Upper Deck UD Premier Russell Martin 78 1/99
  306. 08 Upper Deck UD Premier Jeff Kent 84 13/15
  307. 08 Upper Deck UD Premier Dan Haren 161 10/15
  308. 05 Upper Deck Trilogy Generations Future Materials Jason Lane Jersey Relic 119/120
  309. 05 Upper Deck Ultimate Collection Delmon Young 28 27/50
  310. 06 Upper Deck Ultimate Collection Alex Rodriguez 62 34/799 55/799 425/799
  311. 08 Upper Deck Yankee Stadium Legacy Randy Johnson 6442

Basketball:

  1. 93 Classic 4 Sport Allan Houston 8
  2. 86-87 Fleer Maurice Cheeks 16
  3. 86-87 Fleer Sticker Julius Erving 5
  4. 00 Press Pass Autographs Chris Carrawell
  5. 07-08 SP Game Used Edition Authentic Rookies Spencer Hawes 150 686/999
  6. 07-08 SP Game Used Edition Authentic Rookies Petteri Koponen 168 958/999
  7. 07-08 SP Game Used Edition Authentic Rookies Ramon Sessions 187 245/999
  8. 06-07 SP Signature Edition Sam Cassell 37 102/499
  9. 06-07 SP Signature Edition Inkredible Inkscriptions Hassan Adams Autograph INK-HA 78/100
  10. 75-76 Topps Paul Silas 8 (2 available)
  11. 75-76 Topps Cazzie Russell 34 (2 available)
  12. 75-76 Topps Fred Brown 41
  13. 78-79 Topps John Williamson 11
  14. 78-79 Topps Larry Kenon 71
  15. 79-80 Topps Artis Gilmore 25 (2 available)
  16. 79-80 Topps John Long 38
  17. 79-80 Topps Adrian Dantley 54 (2 available)
  18. 79-80 Topps Walter Davis 80 (3 available)
  19. 79-80 Topps Darryl Dawkins 105
  20. 79-80 Topps Kent Benson 121
  21. 79-80 Topps George McGinnis 125
  22. 81-82 Topps Robert Parish 6
  23. 81-82 Topps Darryl Dawkins 29
  24. 81-82 Topps Julius Erving 30
  25. 81-82 Topps Kevin McHale E75
  26. 81-82 Topps Larry Bird Super Action E101
  27. 06-07 Topps Big Game Jason Richardson 55/59
  28. 06 Topps Picture Perfect Allen Ray Jersey Relic PPP-AR 44/50
  29. 93-94 Upper Deck Michael Jordan 23
  30. 97-98 Upper Deck Keith Van Horn 77
  31. 07-08 Upper Deck Artifacts Rookie Legacies Michael Cenley 104 9/25
  32. 07-08 Upper Deck Artifacts Legendary Legacies Bill Walton 155 452/999
  33. 06-07 Upper Deck Chronology Michael Cooper 61 187/199
  34. 95-96 Upper Deck Collector's Choice Michael Jordan He's Back M5
  35. 98 Upper Deck Ovation Dennis Rodman 9
  36. 98 Upper Deck Ovation Shaquille O'Neal 31
  37. 98 Upper Deck Ovation Allen Iverson 49
  38. 98 Upper Deck Ovation Future Forces Ray Allen F17
  39. 98 Upper Deck Ovation Kevin Garnett 38 (3 available)
  40. 98 Upper Deck Ovation Gold Patrick Ewing 44 338/1000
  41. 98 Upper Deck Ovation Gold Bryant Reeves 68 84/1000
  42. 98 Upper Deck Ovation Superstars Of The Court Grant Hill C3 (3 available)
  43. 98 Upper Deck Ovation Superstars Of The Court Karl Malone C4
  44. 98 Upper Deck Ovation Superstars Of The Court Kobe Bryant C8 
  45. 98 Upper Deck Ovation Superstars Of The Court Jason Kidd C9
  46. 98 Upper Deck Ovation Superstars Of The Court Reggie Miller C11
  47. 98 Upper Deck Ovation Superstars Of The Court Tracy McGrady C13
  48. 98 Upper Deck Ovation Superstars Of The Court Anfernee Hardaway C17

Football:

  1. 94 Action Packed Catching Fire Michael Irvin R3
  2. 93 Bowman Emmitt Smith foil 300 (2 available)
  3. 93 Bowman John Elway foil 400
  4. 96 Donruss Emmitt Smith 143
  5. 08 Donruss Gridiron Gear Rivals Favre/Strahan R-7 92/500
  6. 98 Fleer Ultra Top 30 Emmitt Smith 17
  7. 71 Kellogg's 3D Mac Arthur Lane 44
  8. 01 Playoff Preferred Rookie Materials Damione Lewis Football Relic 210 342/400
  9. 91 Pro Line Portraits Lawrence Taylor 234 (2 available)
  10. 90 Pro Set Bo Jackson 155
  11. 11 Score Tim Tebow 92
  12. 11 Score Julio Jones 351
  13. 95 Skybox Impact Joe Montana 72
  14. 95 Sport Flix Dan Marino 15
  15. 93-94 Stadium Sports Emmitt Smith MVP 68
  16. 96 The Score Board NFL Lasers Laser Images Emmitt Smith Sample (4 available)
  17. 92 Topps Emmitt Smith 180 (3 available)
  18. 70 Topps Spider Lockhart 17
  19. 79 Topps Gene Upshaw 260
  20. 86 Topps Warren Moon 350
  21. 88 Topps Jerry Rice Record Breaker 6
  22. 86 Topps 1000 Yard Club Marcus Allen 1
  23. 86 Topps 1000 Yard Club Walter Payton 3
  24. 90 Topps 1000 Yard Club Jerry Rice 1 (2 available)
  25. 71 Topps Football Game Bob Berry 2
  26. 71 Topps Football Game Dave Osborn 31
  27. 71 Topps Football Game Tom Woodeshick 41 (3 available)
  28. 11 Topps Inception Colt McCoy 36
  29. 11 Topps Inception Matt Schaub 48
  30. 12 Topps Inception Chris Johnson 21 (2 available)
  31. 12 Topps Inception Carson Palmer 52
  32. 12 Topps Inception Fred Jackson 77
  33. 12 Topps Inception Percy Harvin 85
  34. 12 Topps Inception Blue Jason Witten 19 57/252
  35. 12 Topps Inception Blue Matt Ryan 65 226/252
  36. 12 Topps Inception Blue Larry Fitzgerald 67 131/252
  37. 12 Topps Inception Blue Kevin Colb 97 204/252
  38. 12 Topps Inception Gold Mario Manningham 89 122/123
  39. 09 Topps Mayo Cut Plug Mini US Governors Mark Parkinson USG16
  40. 92 Topps Stadium Club Emmitt Smith Members Choice 303 (2 available)
  41. 94 Topps Stadium Club Ring Leaders Emmitt Smith 1
  42. 89 Topps Traded Steve Young 24T (3 available)
  43. 89 Topps Traded Deion Sanders RC 30T (2 available)
  44. 12 Topps Triple Threads Bronze Ray Rice 219/310
  45. 09 SP Authentic Brett Favre 62
  46. 10 SP Authentic Ray Rice 79 (3 available)
  47. 95 Upper Deck John Elway 82
  48. 98 Upper Deck Emmitt Smith 92
  49. 07 Upper Deck Exquisite Collection Brian Westbrook 47 143/150
  50. 99 Upper Deck Livewires Emmitt Smith L8
  51. 01 Upper Deck Ovation Jerry Rice 90
  52. 98 Upper Deck Super Powers Troy Aikman S8
  53. 98 Upper Deck Super Powers Michael Irvin S18
  54. 07 Upper Deck Sweet Spot Sweet Swatch Jersey Javon Walker Jersey Relic SS-JW
  55. 98 Upper Deck UD3 Upper Realm Troy Aikman 62
  56. 98 Upper Deck UD3 Upper Realm Brett Favre 74
  57. 98 Upper Deck UD Choice Starquest/Rookquest Green Favre/Holliday SR04
  58. 98 Upper Deck UD Choice Starquest/Rookquest Green Smith/Taylor SR09
  59. 98 Upper Deck UD Choice Starquest/Rookquest Red Aikman/Williams SR11
  60. 07 Upper Deck UD Premier Steven Jackson 91 208/225
  61. 07 Upper Deck UD Premier Premier Patches Brian Leonard Jersey Patch Relic PP2-BL 3/75

Golf:

  1. 03 SP Authentic SP Limited Jesper Parnevik 22SPA 44/100
  2. 03 SP Authentic Winner's Scorecard Jerry Kelly 62 0072/3499 and 2897/3499
  3. 03 SP Authentic Winner's Scorecard Ian Leggatt 64 2887/3499
  4. 03 SP Authentic Winner's Scorecard Justin Leonard 65 2793/3499
  5. 03 SP Authentic Majors & Masters Justin Leonard 126 606/3499
  6. 03 SP Authentic Majors & Masters Mark O'Meara 130 3105/3499
  7. SP Authentic Authentic Rookies Carin Koch Autograph 126 1025/1999
  8. SP Signature First Tee Rookies Hank Kuehne Shirt Relic 46

Hockey:

  1. 07-08 O-Pee-Chee Premier Nicklas Lidstrom 6 9/25
  2. 07-08 O-Pee-Chee Premier Borje Salming 21 239/299
  3. 07 Sportkings Maurice Richard 26
  4. 08-09 Upper Deck Black Diamond Jerseys Olli Jokinen Jersey Relic BDJ-OJ
  5. 08-09 Upper Deck Black Diamond Rookie Gems Justin Abdelkader 151 45/100

Non-Sports:

  1. 2007 Donruss Americana Private Signings Fichtner Autograph 21 63/100
  2. 2008 Donruss Americana II Private Signings Nicholas Brendon 140 291/400
  3. 2008 Donruss Americana Proof Barry Watson 196 175/250
  4. 2012 Topps Mars Attacks Heritage 3-Dimension 5

So, remember L.A. Joe?




Shy of some crazy auto/relic cards, I haven't been able to find a lot of other Namath-on-the-Rams cards, meaning that yes, he is about as hard to get, if not harder, than Oriole Reggie. Thanks, Bob! Any hope of me seeing that '78 you talk about in your post about this one?

MOAR STUFF from dayf

Got another small flat-rate box from Mr. Campbell today, the latest in what will be a never-ending series. Since I already posted some '04 Topps today (I got a bunch more in this one, and a bunch of '06 Topps, too), I'll spare y'all the white bordered homogeneity and show you some other stuff from this here box.


Bernie!


Bernie!


Unscannable, angry Bernie!


BERNIE GODDAMN IT


Oh, and some 3-D Martians.


And the goddamn Rocketeer!

Thanks, dayf!

Thursday, January 24, 2013

For those on the fence about my Trade Bait Draft...

I will be sorting, pulling and listing cards tonight during the Islanders game, primarily from this box...


That's a lot of cards for a draft that's only going to involve 120 cards being picked, isn't it?

So...

For those already in, and those on the fence, you have the ability to influence what makes the final list of cards. Name teams, players, sets and types of cards you'd want to pick up in a trade bait draft in the comments here, and I will do my best (within reason...I'm a little short on T206s and '52 Topps high numbers) to see to it that stuff that'd interest you makes it into the draft.

In the interest of truth in advertising, every card pictured in the Trade Bait Draft preview post will be included in the draft, but that still gives us a lot of room to pick stuff out that'd make it worth your $20 shipped.

Also: if you have thoughts about what time would be best for you to draft live, if you're inclined to do that (I will be taking autopick lists, too), please also let me know.

When Cards Escape From Real Life

So, a guy I know named Jay who's been in my fantasy leagues for ages now has been watching me talk about all of these bubble gum cards for a while, and he seems to have picked up a card habit recently, too. (Either that, or he's coming out of the closet about it, in which case, everyone say "Hello, Jay!") He told me he had some doubles I needed, and also mentioned that he was short some '90 Donruss, so the trading began!


This is the best picture of a baseball manager (and possibly of Alan Trammell) that you'll ever see...


...in any instance when said manager or Alan Trammell loses 119 friggin' games. Yep, this was that season.


Man, look at the glove on this sumbitch! Jay took a big chunk out of my Series 1 '04s.


Look at that buntin' Buehrle!


This solid Jim Palmer insert was among a few that ended up in the package, too.


And, as another bonus, it's an '87-'88 Fleer Kareem sticker! Awkward abbreviation of his name, eh?

Anyway, thanks, Jay, and here's to many more trades! Jay's also thinkin' about firing up a site of his own soon (one of us one of us), so you folks might get to dial up some trades with him as well!

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Post #500

And here's just a very small handful of reasons why doing Scott Crawford On Cards! has been so great...


(Hint: it's not the stuff, it's the people.)

I have more of these notes, virtually all that have been included in with trades, in a mythical place known as "somewhere" (actually, they're in one of a few boxes, as I'm gradually trying to reduce the amount of paper I have around here, which is quite an ironic venture for someone who collects trading cards, comics and books, let me tell you what...), or I'd have been able to post a few more pages' worth. Yep, I try to keep 'em all. As I was going through one of the many large piles of paper in my hoarder-lite dwelling today, I found a bunch, and decided that these were what I was going to go with for post #500. So, there you have it. It's a messy pile of hand-written notes from people, friends, about bubble gum cards.

Here's to at least 500 more posts, many more new friends and a bunch of you old lot stickin' around, and a bunch more notes like these! Thank you all for your support and your attention in my very small part of what's become a pretty busy corner of an even busier Internet!

Completed Trade Round-Up!


We'll start, as we should, with a random Gaylord. I got Gaylord here and 9 other of his '76 friends in the mail from reader Ken, who sent me some unsolicited signed Islanders and Pilots at the bottom of a trade package a ways back. Thanks again, Ken!


George thinks that's pretty cool, too. George also looks pretty baked in this shot, but I could be making unfair judgments about the man's character by saying that, so we'll make it clear that I just think he LOOKS baked. I remember thinking that it was awesome that the Mets (who sucked) were suddenly getting guys like George Foster and Dave Kingman, a few of the heroes of my '80 Topps cards and '81 Topps stickers. Oh, this card is actually part of a deal I did with Steve, who got ahold of me a little while back asking if I still had an auto or two that he was interested in. He took pretty huge chunks of my want list out in exchange for said autos, so thanks, Steve! Here's a few more cards he sent...


Cory Snyder, professional badass.


I like this one of Moose a bunch. It's simple, yet dramatic. I also need a ton more of the '98 Topps set as of this writing, so help me out, people!


Another great pitching action shot of my man Mo, from what's quickly becoming one of my all-time favorite sets, '08 Upper Deck. You just can't argue with this gorgeous level of simplicity. '95 UD kinda had it, too, and I've finally relented and admitted to myself that I'm going to have to build that one, too.


Because of how nutzoid the mainstream card hobby, especially in my neck of the woods, is for Derek Jeter, I don't end up getting a ton of his cards, so it's always good when I get one. I'm not collecting him per se, but I generally don't get rid of his stuff, and I need his card to complete a lot of sets.


Last card from Steve's stuff is a sweet card of Bill Laimbeer, also known as "that guy who used to beat the living crap out of a lot of other basketball players". Generally, I'm against that kinda thug stuff, but sometimes it's so far beyond the pale and almost comical (see also: Suh, Ndamukong) that it makes the guys fun to watch, in that "Oh, what is this friggin' guy gonna try to get away with next?" sorta way.

Finally in my trade catch-up today, another reader named Anton, who'd helped me put a huge dent in my 1993 Topps set a year or so back, went to work on my remaining 89-93 Upper Deck and '92 Stadium Club sets this time. Now, I know that most of you have seen 89, 92 and 93 Upper Deck cards for miles, so I'm not going to post any here (though I'm very happy to be finishing up these sets), but in the case of '92 Stadium Club, which Anton sent me a ton of, there was one particular card that made me really happy and reinforced my decision to build the set...


Isn't this card the best? Just a simple, posed, full-bleed shot of The Big Hurt, not a guy I collect, but for some reason it worked really well, and made the deal for me. Thanks, Anton!

Seriously, thanks again to everyone who gets ahold of me about deals (all three of these deals originated with people just contacting me, or in Ken's case, just sending me 10 '76 Topps cards out of the blue). It may take me a while to close 'em sometimes (though I've seemingly spent all of January trading), but I'm always happy to at least try and get something done, and happy to send other folks stuff they can use which hopefully brings them a bunch of joy, too.

So, this was post #499. What will post #500 be?

Monday, January 21, 2013

How did I not know this card existed?


Not this specific copy of it, per se, but the card itself. '77 OPC Rick Cerone! He was just on the Dale Murphy rookie in the Topps set. They felt it was ESSENTIAL to have him in the Canuckian set, to the point where they did this bangin' airbrush job! I don't have room on the Top 25 for another card, but consider this #26 and rising, unofficially.

Wow.