Thursday, October 16, 2014

2005 Donruss Diamond Kings HOF Heroes #91

How is the 2005 Donruss Diamond Kings set like an onion?  

It makes you cry?

It kind of stinks?

You can buy it in 5 pound bags?

No, it has layers.  Lots of layers.  Or in this case parallels.  If you were lucky enough to have a player in this set you collect and wanted to chase you had lots of cards to go after. Not only parallels, but relic versions, autograph versions, relic autograph versions,  and all of those versions have parallels as well.  I think you get the drift.  Also take into account Rollie has two cards in this insert set.  This one and #66 so there are literally hundreds of cards possible.  And it's hard to tell them apart.  I'm pretty sure this is the base card for the set, but there is a parallel called the non-canvas version that looks exactly like this.  I'd probably need to dig out the standard catalog and even then...  The point is there are lots of cards in this set for each player, lots.  My other big player collection featuring Mr. Robin Yount also has a ton of cards in this set.  But that was all the rage in 2005.  Upper Deck's Baseball Heroes also features a ton of parallels and variations.

Anyway, we have here a basic base card of some sort.  It's really set up for the relic and auto versions.  with the relics being placed to the right in that open area above the Diamond Kings logo and the sticker autos being placed on the lower part of the card.

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

2005 Upper Deck Reflections

Ah Upper Deck Reflections.  So colorful, so many parallels.  
Not a whole lot to say about the card. Pretty simple front and back. Upper Deck probably didn't want to waste all that space with facts and figures.

Thursday, October 9, 2014

2014 Panini Immaculate Heroes Relic

Let me introduce you to the first new Rollie Fingers card of 2014.  It's not the only new one now. This card has a prime parallel and Rollie also has some autographed cards in the new Panini Hall of Fame set, but this card marks the first new card of the year to make it into the collection.  

I'm a big believer in timing when bidding on cards. Most of the time it's patience and waiting that lets me get great cards at really good prices, but this card is the exact opposite.  I ended up nearly stealing this card because no one knew it was out there.  Either way a great addition and I'm glad to see Rollie showing up on new cardboard.

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

2004 Donruss World Series MVP

Yikes. Can't believe it's been so long since I got a post up here.  I'll blame the complete lack of Rollie in this years issues.  Rollie has had zero, ZERO, cards featuring his likeness made this year.  I'm not sure if it's the card companies just overlooking him or perhaps Rollie has had something to do with it, but regardless Rollie hasn't been on my mind, so the blog really hasn't been on my mind.  But that doesn't mean I don't have cards to share.  So let's get this fall started off right.

Going back a decade, we have the 2004 Donruss World Series set. Rollie had a card in the MVP insert. Here we have the base insert numbered to 1000.  There are also relic, autograph, and relic autograph versions of this card too. You can tell that this card was designed with the variations in mind with room for the relic and auto.  The design itself is kind of meh, but the low print run is nice.

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

2005 Donruss Greats

The mid 2000's were kind of a collecting hole for me. I was out in the field most of the year working some job or another so I missed a lot of the sport card issues that year.  I'm a big fan of the trend of the sports card companies putting out retired player sets.  Donruss Greats was another one of those sets that featured, well, Greats.  Of course Rollie has a base card.  There are at least a few parallels for him in the set, as well as, an autographed version of this card which I have in my collection and will be featured in the future.

Thursday, March 20, 2014

1998 Fleer Sports Illustrated Then and Now: Legends of the Game #10

I love finding new Rollie Cards.  I like them even more when the cost me a penny.  Yep this was in my mailbox this morning.  A great 1998 Fleer Sports Illustrated Then and Now Legends of the Game.  Of course I had to pay for shipping, but I still won this card for one cent and shipping was very reasonable. 

A great looking card with lots of picture. This set had various themes in the set,  the first 36 cards were Legends of the Games, then other themes like A Place in History, Legends of Today, and Legends of the Future.  

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

2000 Upper Deck Legends Legendary Signatures Autograph card.

It's looking like another dismal year for new Rollie cards, but that just means we can focus on picking up great cards of yore.  Just in is this great 2000 Upper Deck Legends Legendary Signatures autograph card.

The one thing I really don't like about this card is the fact that Rollie is featured wearing an Upper Deck hat. What's up with that?  Looking at a few of the other cards in this set all that I could find have the inset picture with the player with a team hat.  

It's still a great looking card and the auto is on card which is always awesome.  Having such a nice big space for him to sign you get a great looking signature.  Add to that that this card was less than a ten dollar bill delivered and it's another great addition to the collection