Friday, May 22, 2015

2001 Upper Deck Decade 1970's Arms Race

Card Manufacture: Upper Deck
Year: 2001
Card Set: Upper Deck Decade 1970's Baseball
Card Number AR7
Card Type: Insert
Insert Set: Arms Race

Wow I don't think I've picked up any new Rollies in a while now and I haven't seen a single new card produced yet this year.  So I'll dip into the stack.  I think I picked this card up cheap a few Black Fridays ago off of COMC. Besides this insert, Rollie has a base card a couple more inserts and a few relics and autos in the set.  The scan doesn't really show it, but the card is foil board and very shiny. The photo is terrible, terribly cropped, terribly blurry, and terribly sized.  Can you tell I'm not a fan of the set?  I do love a lot of what Upper Deck has produced over the years, but this set, not so much.

Still a Rollie card is a Rollie card.


Tuesday, April 14, 2015

2005 Donruss Diamond Kings HOF Heroes Blue Framed parallel


Card Manufacturer: Donruss
Card Set: Diamond Kings
Year: 2005
Card Number: HH-91
Card Type: Insert Parallel
Inserts Set: HOF Heroes
Parallel Type: Blue Framed
Card Attributes: Serial Numbered
Serial Number: 082/100


Yowza, I can't believe it's been so long since I last posted here.  I blame it on the lack of new Rollies, among other things.  Rollie only had one licensed card from Topps last year and a hand full of higher end autos and relics from Panini.  Since I've had so little to chase my collecting dollars and interests have kind of left my Mr. Fingers collection to gather dust.  But I do have a few scanned cards to share.

2005 Donruss Diamond Kings one of the most paralleled sets of all time.  So many parallels to chase I doubt even if you had unlimited funds you could put together a complete player rainbow. Not only does this insert have color parallels, but relic, autographed and relic autograph parallels and color parallels of those!  







Monday, January 12, 2015

The Year in Review

It was pretty much famine in the world of a Rollie Fingers collector for the second straight year in a row. That being said he had more cards issued this year in more products, but you could still almost count them all on one hand.

Rollie was featured in a couple of Panini's HOF sets and got one manufacture Topps relic.  He also had a bunch of foil stamped buyback cards that were seeded in Topps products this year. Overall I added 5 card to the collection from the 2014 sets, and I'm including the 1975 buyback card.

I was also able to fill a few holes during my Black Friday shopping spree on COMC.


Here's hoping 2015 will be a better Rollie year.

cb out

Friday, December 19, 2014

2012 Topps Museum Collection Bronze Parallel


My last Black Friday pick up is this 2012 Topps Museum Collection bronze parallel card.  I love the look of the card and a classic photo of Rollie in his prime with the glorious mustache!!

I realized long ago that it's not worth opening high end products like this.  It's so much better saving the money on the excitement and most likely disappointment of ripping open a box of this and just picking up the singles you want down the road.  

Rollie hasn't been getting the love as much in recent years and new cards are few and far between so I'll take the ones I can get and all those colorful parallels.



Tuesday, December 16, 2014

1975 Topps

My third of 4 Rollie cards I picked up on Black Friday and the second 70's base card I needed.

75 Topps is just one of those iconic sets.  The color combos that don't go with the team colors, the terrible centering all lend a scruffy dog feeling to a great set.  It really is a great and colorful set with some big names and a couple big rookie cards.  Rollie's card however won't set you back that much.

Rollie also has a World Series card in this set, which I already had, but can't figure out how I missed picking this one up for so long.




Monday, December 8, 2014

1970 Topps

It's kind of embarrassing when you look through your player checklist and realize that you're missing some basic cards from your collection.  But I remedied that this Black Friday and picked up a couple 1970's Topps cards that I was missing from Rollie's playing days. 

The first of those being his 1970 Topps cards.  

I ended up high grading off of COMC and not just picking the cheapest card I could find, but instead I picked out a very nice example and it still didn't set me back that much.  

A classic card featuring a pre-mustached Rollie and I'm glad it's finally in the collection.




Friday, December 5, 2014

1987 Mother's Cookies Oakland Athletics All Time All Stars

I've always been a little jealous of those collectors who had players and teams they collect featured in Mother's Cookies card sets.  It's probably because I'm a huge lover of oddball and food issue sets.  

But I found this 1987 Oakland Athletics All-Time All-Stars card while shopping on COMC for black last Friday and had to take it home with me.  

This also happens to be the only card of Rollie's issued in 1987.  Not surprising since he retired two years earlier and would be elected into the Hall till 1992. 

Still a great looking set even if they are posed photos.  I love the full bleed front and the rounded corners.  Not much for stats on the back, but hey there are All-Star Game stats.