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.

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

2009 Topps Tribute Printing Plate 1/1

So correct me if I'm wrong but I haven't looked at the checklist at Mainly because the checklists there are a mess, but I haven't because I don't really plan on getting too much of Topps Tribute.  I mean 50 bucks a pop for a pack is a lot.  I much rather surf for aftermarket stuff.  But I do believe that there should be 4 1/1's of players in the set.  The red refractor 1/1 and 3 printing plates too.  I unfortunatly won't be getting any Younts on that 1/1 list I fear. I've already seen 2 sell on ebay and both went for about 100 bucks not too terrible but not what i'm willing to pay.

Not when I got this lovely gem of old Rollie for 13 bucks.

Behold the Cyan Printing plate 1 of 1.  AHHHHHH.
Yep for a quarter of the price of a pack too. 

For anyone who hasn't gotten to get close to one of these, there pretty cool.  Actually metal, aluminium I do believe.  This is my second printing plate so far.  I also got a Brad Nelson Rookie Printing Plate from last years topps set.  CB.

Monday, January 18, 2010

1976 Wiffle Ball Disc

Hot outta the mail box is this nice jem I picked up for a buck.

It's the 1976 MSA Wiffle Ball Disc.   Smaller than other contemporary MSA discs these disc were only 2 3/8" in diameter.  There are 80 subjects that were inserted into Wiffle Ball products.  Rollies card number is 22 denoted in the checklist alphabetically. 

This set also includes stars like Nolan Ryan, Reggie Jackson, George Brett, and others.

Sunday, January 10, 2010

2009 Goodwin Champions Foil Mini No Mustachy Goodness in this one.

Just got this in the mail the other day.  Would you believe for a dime!!!! Well and shipping so about 3 bucks damn a mini foil for a dime.  Forgive the scratchs and other blemishes, and foils don't scan well.

Thursday, January 7, 2010

AOJ 1/1 Art Cards Just Gottem'

So I'm purusing ebay one day.  I seem to do this a lot and was checking out some Rollie Fingers stuff.  It's amazing what you can  find and for how cheap.  So anyways I stumble across these AOJ 1/1 Sports Art Cards.  AOJ stands for Art of Jon.   Anyways Jon's official ebay store is here nojfotra. He's got lots of other cards listed there too and he does commissions.

Just look at all the Mustachy goodness.
I was really curious about these cards so I went to the AOJ website.  Supposedly Jonathan Gordon, who is the artist here, has been featured in Beckett and other publications.  Never heard of him, maybe someone out there has, anywho I couldn't pull the trigger at the buy it now price of 14.99 a piece.  Couldn't do it.  But they went unsold.  mmmm. Next week they are being live auctioned for a starting price of .99 cents.  Sweet I ended up getting both for under 6 bucks plus 2 bucks shipping.  Perfect reward/risk price.  But I have to say they are really nice.  The paper is thin almost looks like bristol board not card stock but I took the card out of the holder and sleeve and got a really close look at it  and it's all original non reproduced so that's sweet.

If your interested check both the links above for stuff about the artist and the ebay auction site. 
Until next time

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

1981 What a good Year for Mustaches!!!

Ah 1981 what a good year for Rollie Fingers.  He became a Brewer that year.  Pitched 78 innings in 47 games and had a ERA of just 1.04, and had 61 strike outs.

And Rollies first Brewers card.

Ah what a good year for the Mustashi!!

Friday, January 1, 2010

Something old and something new. For the New Year

Ah going through a box I found in the closet I came across a couple of packs of Brewers Police Issue Team Packs I had picked up somewhere.  I remember in Wisconsin growing up the Police would hand these out at the 4th of July Parade.  And here I found a good one. 

It's a 1984.  The bummer about the cards from this era is they are oversized so you need to find special holders for them the Ultrapro and Card Saver II's work pretty well.  Later issues are regular sized.

And here is the something newish for New Years. 
I got this the other day. 

I got this for a nice 10 dollar bill.  The thing I love about collecting the fringe stars.  I know there are other Rollie Fingers collectors out there I've bid against them.  Or at least A's or Brewers fans but look at this card this shouldn't be a 10 dollar card but alas it is.  Looking it up that's about what this card goes for.  It's not numbered so I guess that takes some of the value down but I love the Sweet Spot Signatures.  With the actually stiching and crystal clear sig.