The blog about collecting baseball cards and memorabilia from the 3 time World Series Champion, 7 time All-Star, 1981 AL MVP and Cy Young Award Winning, 1974 World Series MVP and 1992 HOF member, Mr. Rollie Fingers.
So correct me if I'm wrong but I haven't looked at the checklist at topps.com. 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.