Wednesday, April 27, 2011


I've got a few new Rollies coming in.  Especially with Tribute and now Gypsy Queen coming out and the ole Rollster being included in both sets.

I got this in the mail the other day.

For those of you who don't know what this is it's a 1982 Squirt Bottle card.  With the hole intacted Squirt actually had two series of these.  One in 1981 and again in 1982.  The '82's came in double and singles.  I also have some Reggie Jackson single bottle toppers.

This card also reminds me of another great 82 card.


What's great about the Squirt card is it's a great premonition of things to come and if Rollie hadn't gotten hurt at the end of the 82 season these two firemen would have met in the 82 World Series.

It's also interesting that Topps used the same photo for Rollie on both the Squirt card and 81 Leading Relievers card, not so for Sutter.  The Squirt photo of Sutter makes him look like a young Kenny Rodgers.

cb out.

Friday, April 22, 2011

Joy of New Rollies

Wow I've really fallen behind on the old Rollie Fingers blog.  And too be honest I haven't picked up any new Rollies in few months, but this years Tribute is as good as 2009's with 3 of my HOF Player Collections showing up, including Mr. Fingers. 

Of course it wouldn't be Tribute without lots of base parallels and this year there's even a new green one numbered to 75!

The first Rollie I picked up was actually the last parallel I picked up for the 2009 Rainbow.  Goldddddd.
Numbered to 50.

And a blue.  There seems to be tons of blue Parallels on ebay for all sorts of players. 

I also just picked up a base, but I'm still waiting for it and hopefully I'll snag a green tonight.  I finally saw that another black, this year numbered to 10, has been posted.

I missed out on a printing plate the other day.  I bid it up to  25 bucks but after that I had to stop.  I really wanted it but obviously someone wanted it even more.  I don't think I spent over 20 bucks on any of the 2009 1/1's I picked up.  I still haven't seen the red 1/1 for this year listed and who knows maybe it never will be, but I'll be waiting because to be honest snagging a printing plate is nice, but I don't really consider it part of a rainbow.

cb out