Tuesday, February 18, 2014

The Year Of Dicks, Day 49!

Wow, you guys. I left you Dickless for 17 days. Sorry about that. Life stuff, snow stuff, not much fun stuff. Let's get back to some Dick stuff!


Folks, let's welcome the late, great Dick "The Monster" Radatz to The Year Of Dicks!

As you can see, we're not actually using a card for Dick here, but rather a 1966 Topps Rub-Off, gifted to me from Bob! Very cool item, Bob kicked me a few of 'em including Dick recently, so thanks, Bob!

Now, back to Mr. Radatz (Dick to his friends, "Moose" to some other folks and "that monster" if you're Mickey Mantle, which is where the "Monster" nickname came from). Dick was a relief pitcher for 5 different teams during his big league career, most notably the Boston Red Sox. He was a two-time All-Star, two-time AL Fireman Of The Year and two-time Saves leader. After his time with Boston, he played for the Indians, White Sox and Tigers before wrapping up as an original Montreal Expo in the expansion year of 1969. He's a member of the Red Sox Hall of Fame, and was undoubtedly one of the best pre-"closer era" relief pitchers to play the game. Sadly, Dick passed away after an accident at home in 2005, but we salute him on this day as a tough competitor and a great Dick in baseball history!

Monday, February 17, 2014

Repost: 240 Yankee Stadium Legacy Cards For $120 Shipped!


Hey, remember these goddamn things?

Yep, still have 'em.

Had someone inquire about them over the weekend and they needed a list of what I have (amazingly, they're collecting the set of 6700-somethin' cards and didn't need a single one), so I made one.

27, 45, 80, 85, 87, 94, 124, 129, 142, 149, 153-154, 156, 174, 402, 628, 635, 653, 672, 678, 688, 697, 733, 858, 861, 869, 1011-1013, 1017, 1053, 1066, 1078, 1329, 1335-1336, 1347, 1356, 1361, 1363, 1367, 1767, 1932, 1965, 2052, 2054, 2088, 2259, 2264, 2284, 2323, 2325, 2332, 2342-2343, 2348, 2350, 2357, 2360, 2381, 2493, 2944, 2958, 2993, 3016, 3019, 3021, 3033, 3115, 3124, 3130, 3140, 3156, 3175, 3178, 3200, 3203, 3207, 3225, 3228, 3232, 3272, 3275, 3277-3278, 3300, 3316, 3318, 3325, 3350, 3360, 3363, 3369, 3385, 3471, 3524-3525, 3546, 3550, 3571, 3574-3575, 3596, 3599, 3600, 3619, 3624, 3644, 3646, 3690, 3834, 3851, 3895, 3924, 3930, 3973, 3978, 3980, 3994, 4005, 4067, 4078, 4144, 4170, 4195, 4202, 4354, 4398, 4412, 4422, 4425-4426, 4437, 4451, 4474, 4490, 4493, 4500-4501, 4515, 4551, 4558, 4583, 4608, 4628, 4691, 4707, 4716, 4757, 4764, 4775, 5126, 5129, 5151, 5176, 5180, 5188, 5213, 5230, 5238, 5254, 5257, 5469-5470, 5305, 5313, 5326, 5366-5367, 5369-5370, 5450, 5461, 5475, 5542-5543, 5565, 5590, 5600, 5615, 5625, 5640, 5643, 5651, 5681, 5687, 5688, 5925, 5948, 6045, 6094, 6099, 6116, 6119, 6125, 6130, 6140-6141, 6144, 6147, 6155, 6169, 6172, 6177, 6179-6180, 6182, 6194, 6205-6207, 6216, 6220, 6243, 6250-6251, 6275-6276, 6290, 6301, 6343, 6361, 6368, 6370, 6408, 6411, 6415, 6418, 6433, 6436, 6442-6443, 6450, 6548, 6655, 6661, 6674, 6687, 6690, 6703, 6710HM
Conditions should all be at least EX-NM, most in NM-MT. I can tell you that there are no Gehrigs, Ruths, DiMaggios, Munsons, Jeters or Riveras, but there are Berras, Mattinglys and Reggies among many others.

$120 shipped is a FIRM price. Will consider REALLY good trade offers (like, REALLY good), but this is one of those lots that I could use cash for in a big way.
Leave a comment here or drop an email to me if you're interested or have any questions. Also: if you know someone collecting YSL, PLEASE pass this info on to them. Thanks!

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Open Support Thread For The PWE-Impaired (Like Me)

Yep, admission is the first step to recovery. I am awful at properly packaging and shipping small amounts of cards in plain white envelopes, or PWEs as the kids call them these days, and would love to see a robust comment thread pop up here where people talk about their techniques (max. number of cards/weight, what they use for packing material to protect the cards and stay under the USPS radar, ideal SASE folding techniques for through the mail autographs and so forth). This may be the most dry subject matter I've ever approached on this site, but there are probably others aside from myself who are kinda "stuck" on this, and I know there are some total PWE champions who read my site. So, if y'all would be generous with your various techniques, which I don't think are state secrets or anything, that'd be awesome.

Saturday, February 1, 2014

I'm getting way close on some '70s sets.

 '70, '72 and '73, I'm not quite there yet (132, 101 and 185 cards respectively), but I'm closing in on 4 Topps sets from the '70s right now: 1971 (unbelievable), 1974, 1976 and 1977. If I finish the last 3, I've got a run from '74-'94, which would've blown 12 year old me away. '71, I don't even know what he would've done about it. Anyway, here's the list right now.

1971 Topps (15):

70 NL Pitching Leaders
72 NL Strikeout Leaders
180 Al Kaline
202 NL Playoff Summary
233 Larry Bowa
264 Joe Morgan
287 Mike Fiore
300 Brooks Robinson
570 Jim Palmer
575 Bill Freehan
580 Tony Perez
588 Tom Bradley
592 Randy Hundley
603 Pirates Team
605 Orlando Cepeda

1974 Topps (26):

  4 Hank Aaron Special
  6 Hank Aaron Special
117 Ron Blomberg
188 Rudy Meoli
201 Batting Leaders
202 HR Leaders
203 RBI Leaders
207 Strikeout Leaders
220 Don Sutton
230 Tony Perez
243 Bob Oliver
276 Angels MGR/CO
333 All-Star 2B
337 All-Star CF
354 Cubs MGR/CO
363 Yankees Team
397 George Stone
423 Fred Stanley
473 WS Game 2
483 Braves Team
569 Rick Dempsey
611 Rich Stelmaszek
637 Checklist
NNO Red Sox Checklist
NNO Angels Checklist
NNO Expos Checklist

1976 Topps (18):

  1 Hank Aaron RB
 39 Pete Broberg
104 Reds Team/Sparky Anderson
148 Stan Thomas
156 Rico Carty
199 NL Wins Leaders
203 NL Strikeout Leaders
341 Lou Gehrig ATG
344 Honus Wagner ATG
346 Ty Cobb ATG
347 Ted Williams ATG
361 Tigers Team/Ralph Houk
384 Phillies Team/Danny Ozark
421 A’s Team/No Manager (Never noticed that before!)
443 Giants Team/No Manager (Never noticed that before either!)
556 Twins Team/Gene Mauch
606 Brewers Team/Alex Grammas
631 Braves Team/Dave Bristol

1977 Topps (13):

 70 Johnny Bench
 74 A’s Team
100 Joe Morgan
110 Steve Carlton
120 Rod Carew
152 Gaylord Perry
295 Gary Carter
309 Red Sox Team
425 Joe Torre
430 Fergie Jenkins
450 Pete Rose
523 Rollie Fingers
547 Willie McCovey

I'm not a huge condition nut, VG+, I'm pretty happy with. If you can help me put these away, that'd be awesome.