Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Rollie Fingers State of the Collection

Slowly working my way around my blogs getting geared up for my big State of the Collection and New Years collecting resolutions over at Collector's Crack.  But lets look at the State of the Rollies.

It's been a good year for my Rollie Fingers collection.  I really picked it up this year, with my Yount collection slowing down due to the lack of new stuff I needed and some of the through the roof prices some of his higher end cards have been going for.  Needless to say I've still been able to pick up my Rollies fairly cheaply and there have been lots floating around.

After a year, the earlier pick ups seem to fade into the night, while the newer pick ups are fresh on the brain.
My  favorite most recent pick up has to be the 2009 Goodwin Champions Magician back mini #d 3/8.  I had been hunting for one of these since I discovered they existed and had the good fortune to be on the winning end of bidding war.  I still picked it up for less than $20 bucks which in my mind was a great deal due to the super low numbering and fact that this card was the only one up for auction that I've ever seen.

My other favorite Rollie accomplishment this year was completing my 2009 Topps Tribute Rollie Rainbow, with not only the Red 1/1 but 2 1/1 printing plates too.  The third one escaped me but I'm sure it's in just a good of home as if I'd have won it.  I finally found all my other Rollies since the move from Haines earlier this year and plan a doing a nice post with the rainbow.  The red refractor is supersweet.

I also picked up quite a few nice autographed cards.  A couple that stand out were,
 this Canadian Club on card auto.  The auction said these were actually autographed to be used as giveaways on booze bottles.  Don't know if that's true but a nice card none the less, plus it's a booze card!  Don't see nearly enough booze/baseball cross promotions anymore.

This Topps Retired refractor auto was also a nice addition.

And this beautiful UD Etchings #d to 325.

I also have a bunch of other cards that never got posted but with the man cave coming along I'll see what I can do. 

One of the first additions of the year were these nice custom art cards I picked up for super cheap.

I did a post about them way back in Janurary.

Do I have any specific goals for the collection in 2011.  Well I want to get my have list up and running and I'm planning on linking all the cards in the list to my photobucket sites so that there are pictures of each card.  I would love to get my hands on one of the 2010 Sterling book cards he has.  And there are a few other things but over all a great year for the Rollie Fingers Collector.

cb out.

Monday, December 6, 2010

2004 Sweet Spot Patch

Got this in the mail the other day.  Long before Topps was putting manufactured All Star Game patchs in blasters to entice you to buy retail, UD was putting them in their Sweet Spot products.

Here is my newest Rollie.  A 2004 Sweet Spot Classic Patch numbered 192/230.

And the back...

Not too shabby and it came in the screwdown too all for about 3 bucks.

cb out.

Saturday, November 27, 2010

Smell my Fingers

It's been a good week.  I've gotten quite a few new Rollie for the Awesomest Rollie Fingers Collection ever.

The first is the 2004 Fleer Inscribed Names of the Game Jersey of the Rollster.   I've also seen numbered versions of this card without the jersey and I'm not sure but there might also be autos of this card.

Next is this 1983 Permagraphics Superstar.  If you've never seen one of these there like a credit card and even have a signature stripe on the back and there made of plastic.

Another 2010 Tribute jersey card with a nice stripe on it.  This one is #d 18/50.

And last but not least...

2004 UD Etchings Etched in Time #d to 375 Rollie auto.
This card is beautiful.  Lots of foil and a great auto.
The best part about this card is that I only paid $2.75 plus shipping.  A super deal in my opinion.
I'm excited there are some nice Sterling cards out there right now. 

Thursday, November 18, 2010

The latest awesome Rollie addition.

I've know that these were out there.  I've been waiting to try and get one.  But I haven't seen a single one listed for auction or buy it now since these cards came out last year.  And then last week.  The skys opened up and I saw a ray of sunshine beam down and saw this listed.  Now you say oh it's just a Rollie Fingers Goodwin Champions Black mini. 

No it's better it's the black foil Magician Back!! #d 3/8 one of the rarest cards in the set. 

Here's the back.  Pretty sweet.  This is one of my Top 10 wanted Rollie cards.  I had decided after complete my Rollie Rainbow for Topps Tribute last year that I wanted to try and pick up some of the rarest cards for Rollie. The best part this card only cost about 10 bucks plus shipping.  A pittance compared to the relative scarcity of it.  I have seen very few Magician cards come up on eBay let alone of someone I wanted.

I still have yet to post the rainbow from the 2009 Tribute set.  I apologize those cards are spread out and packed away right now but soon I should have some room to spread out.  I think I actually posted all the individual cards as I collected them.

Next up I'd love to get my hands on a couple of printing plate from this set but I haven't seen any of those up at all either.  If anyone has a Rollie printing plate they'd like to trade for I'm open.

cb out

Monday, November 1, 2010

some new rollies

I picked these up a while ago but have been busy with other junk.

Here we have a Canadian Club Auto card.  The auction stated that these were actually suppose to be put on bottles as an insentive to buy the bottle but never released.  What ever, it was cheap and cool looking.  There should be more liquor cards.
Next a Rollie 2008 Goudey Mini  Green Back #d to 88.
And a 1984 Diamond Kinds Autographed card.  All of these were super cheap.  That's why I love collecting Rollie Fingers.

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Some recent editions.

It's been awhile since I posted some Rollie Stuff.  I have been accumulating a pretty good stack but have just been too lazy and busy to scan them all in.  But I just bought a new scanner so I figured what a great way to test it out.  This is by no means everything and I wanted to leave a few for future posts but here is the newest editions to the Most Awesomest Rollie Fingers Collection.

It's 2010 commerative 4th of July Manupatch #d to 99. I don't like the picture here it makes Rollie look like he's got a unibrow.  I'm still looking for a cheap Milwaukee patch card.

Next we have my 2nd 2010 Rollie from Tribute.  He doesn't have a base card this year and niether does Yount but I did finish my Rollie Rainbow from 2009 Tribute.  I just have to find them all to post.

Jersey card above one color numbered to 75

I picked up a couple of 2008 Legendary Cuts Legendary Memorabilia for cheap.  A blue and Brown both #d to 75.

One of my nicer pick ups.  This card looks fake for some reason but who would fake a Rollie card?  Nice patch and numbered to 10!! Again I got this card for under 10 bucks so if it is fake who cares?

A couple UD Sweet Spot Classics.  2003

and 2007.

A nice UD 2003 Authentics Threads of Time #d to 350.  I love the fabric texture in this card and it's a nice layout.

 2003 SSC Patch #'d to 300.

And lastly, at least for this post a 2005 Topps Prestine Title Threads Relic.

Monday, August 2, 2010

Super Sorry

Well it's my fault I've fallen behind with this blog.  I have been accumulting cheap Rollie autos, patchs and I even completed my 2009 Tribute Rainbow, but did I post any of that?  Did I mention the the ole Rolster is making an apperance at the National?   Nope none of it.   But i'll be back in a few weeks from my next field assignment and then the gloves are off.

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Some awesome new additions and one card closer to my Tribute Rollie Rainbow.

I recently got a few new 1 of 1's of the old Rollster. The first one is a 2008 SP Legendary Cuts  Memorable Moments.

And my new Tribute is a printing plate.

This is the Yellow Printing plate. 
I'm still missing the gold card for my base rainbow and I do believe I'm missing only one printing plate.  Not to shabby and both of these cards were very reasonably priced. 

Friday, April 23, 2010

2009 Topps Tribute base

Sorry it's been so long since I had something to post.  I'm one card closer to finishing my rainbow of good ole' Rollie in 2009 Tribute.  Right now the last card I need is the gold.  I'm still looking. 
I got this one in a lot with Sal Bando.  An A's twofer if you will.  I should be fully moved in to my new place at the end of the month so hopefully I'll have more to say about Rollie but you can always follow my rants over at Collector's Crack.

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

New stuff

Well this will probably be my last Rollie blog for a while.  I got the job I wanted in Anchorage and I'm in the process of packing and getting ready to move so my scanner and computer will be packed up for a while.

Here is the latest Rollies from the mailbag.

First up is a 2005 UD Reflections Red Parallel numberred to 99.  Sorry about the tape at the top. I didn't feel like taking it out of it's holder.

Another 2005 it a Topps Pristine gold parallel numbered to 65. 

Next up a 2004 SP Legendary Cuts All Time Autos, Autographed card numbered to 50. On card auto baby!

And lastly

A 2004 topps Retired encased uncirculated on card Auto. 

Well that's it for now.  I have a few other things coming but they can wait.  I'm excited to be close to my favorite card shop again and plan on posting a lot more of at Collectors Crack once my main collection and I have been reunited.  Until then.

Saturday, February 20, 2010

Some New Auto's for the Rollie Collection

Got a couple more Autos of the Rollster in the mail today off of ebay. 

I love collecting Rollie cards simply there are some cool cards and it seems like I get them super cheap.

The first one is this.

It's a 1990 Swell by Impel cards hand signed.  The seller didn't have a story to go with the card but a nice sig non the less.  And I got it for a buck plus shipping.  I didn't even have this card unsigned so a nice cheap addition.

And second is this.

It's a 2005 Ultimate Signatures Edition on card auto. 
I paid 5 bucks for this one.  I guess it's not numbered but a nice card and sig all together.

until next time

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Shameless Plug for JD's Wildcardz Olympic Contest

I'm shameless yep and the rest of you are too. But I'll take 3 extra entries into any contest when they're this easy. JD's dad over at JD's Wildcardz is having an olymipic contest. There are still a ton of spots left so go over there follow the link and you may want to check the current list of available numbers. Sounds like there will be lots of kewl swag.


Tuesday, February 9, 2010


I suppose for every player collector there are certain cards that are holy grails.  It might be that super limited rare Refractor auto numbered 1/1, but more often then not it's just the player's  basic rookie card or cards.  Lucky for me Rollie only has one rookie card.  Not like some of my other collected players. 
I've been biding my time waiting to get a Rollie Rookie.  I didn't want a graded one, at least not yet, and I didn't want just some junk card to say I had it and i didn't want to pay through the nose for it.   Well finally I got my prize. 

Nice corners, clean both front and back, descent centering.  And I paid 11 bucks for it so not to shabby. 

I have to say for rookie cards this one is terrible, but not as bad as Paul Molitor's/Alan Trammell rookie.


Now I still just need that one other rookie from 1969 that I like.  Mr. Jackson I'm coming for you!!!

Thursday, February 4, 2010

New Additions and another bar in the Rollie Rainbow.

Well I've been silent on the ole Rollie blog for a while.  Waiting for stuff to arrive and just being lazy I guess.  But I'm back and I've got 3 great "new" cards to add the ole collection to boot!

First we have my newest addition to the 2009 Topps Tribute Rainbow.  After I got one of the printing plates I decided to try and get all the refractors too.  And I snagged the red 1/1 last week!! I'll be putting it up as soon as I get it.  Now all I need are the gold and regular to complete the rainbow.  There is still one printing plate that hasn't been posted on ebay so that might turn up.  I ended up missing the last printing plate because I had to be somewhere and didn't bid high enough. 

Next I got this beauty.

2009 UD Goudey 4 in 1 black parallel numbered 9/21.  Also featuring Jack Morris, Gaylord Perry, and Jim Palmer.  Would you believe I snagged this for a penny?  Yep it's true.  Well plus shipping of course but damn a penny.
And finally I just got this in the mail today.

Yep it's a 1999 UD Retro On card auto of the Rollster hiimself.  This is a level 1 unnumbered auto but still pretty sweet.  This is a love/hate card.  The love part is the auto is terrific, slanted the card is in mint shape.  the hate.  Look at the teeny tiny photo they use, is that an upper deck hat he's wearing? yep.  And the photo's in black and white. 

Well that's all for now. 

Sunday, January 31, 2010

Adding to the Rollie Rainbow

Well I'm another card closer to getting the Rollie Fingers Rainbow from 2009 Topps Tribute. 
Here is the Black Parallel numbered to 99. 

I also picked up these two Goodwin cards.

I got these in a two for one auction.  Now all I need is the Black foil and if I'm lucky I'll find a printing plate that won't break the bank.

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

My recent acqusitions from Checkout My Cards: Oddballs, Inserts, and Parallels.

Well I had to pick up a few Rollie Fingers cards when I was making my first purchase from Checkout My  Cards.  You can read all about the whole thing over at Collector's Crack

But I thought I'd put up all the Rollie goodness here in detail. 
I love oddball cards.  Food issues, hardware stores, restraunts whatever.
I had to have this oddball when I first saw it on ebay and was lucky enough to be able to snag one on COMC. 

It's a 1992 Ziploc card!!

Next I picked up a 2009 Goodwin mini.

I was able to pick the foil and black border minis off of ebay but figured I'd pick this one up for the cheap while window shopping at COMC.

I also got a nice 2008 Goudey Red Back mini.

And lastly I was able to get a 2005 UD Origins Old Judge.

Price for all 4?  $1.75 plus shipping.  Some nice additions to the collection on the cheap.
Until next time.