Wednesday, December 9, 2015

2015 Topps Archives Signature Series has Rollie in it!!

Was looking over the recently released checklist of autograph subjects in the set and saw Rollie was in it!! Wow let's hope maybe this will lead to a few more cards in some upcoming sets.  I'll keep this page for any more information and images I can find once this is released and cards start showing up.

Rollies Buyback Auto Checklist and Gallery
1973 Topps #/1
1974 Topps #/1
1979 Topps #/1
1980 Topps #/68
1981 Topps Traded #761  #/45
1981 Topps #229  #/44
1982 Topps #586 In Action #/35
1982 Topps K-Mart MVP #/38
1983 Topps #/34
1984 O-Pee-Chee  #/15
1984 Topps #/27
1985 Topps #/12
1985 Topps Woolworths All-Time Record Holders #/20
1986 Topps #/40
1989 Topps Senior Baseball Premier #/12
2001 Topps Archives #/9
2002 American Pie #/18
2002 Topps Super Teams #178  #/23
2003 Topps All Time Fan Favorites #/25
2003 Topps Gallery  #/18
2009 Topps Ring of Honor Insert  #/33
2012 Gypsy Queen #/7

Tuesday, December 8, 2015

2015 Leaf Heroes of Baseball

Year: 2015
Manufacturer: Leaf
Card Set: Heroes of Baseball
Card Number: 50
Card Type: Base

The lone Rollie card I picked up from my Black Friday haul from COMC.  I've been meaning to add this card to the collection for some time, but I just could see myself overpaying with shipping for this.  So it fits perfectly in my COMC order with free shipping.  Rollie hasn't been getting a lot of love that past few years with only a handful of cards featuring his likeness and most of those have been low numbered autograph cards from Panini.  Not that those can't and haven't been had for a decent price, but it's nice to have a good looking base card.

Wednesday, December 2, 2015

2005 Playoff Absolute Memorabilia

Year: 2005
Manufacturer: Donruss/Playoff
Set: Absolute Memorabilia
Card Number: 183
Card Type: Base

2005 is one of those years in card collecting that if you were in the Hall of Fame you had a ton of cards issued for you.  Rollie is no exception and he has some really nice cards in the 2005 Playoff Absolute Memorabilia set.  Just the plain old base card.  The card features a cropped Rollie in the middle of a throw.  As a Brewers fan it's always nice to see Rollie featured in his baby blues.

Tuesday, November 3, 2015

2005 Playoff Prestige Prestigious Pros Red parallel

Year: 2005
Manufacturer: Donruss/Playoff
Card Set: Playoff Prestige
Card Number:PP-74
Card Type: Insert Color Parallel
Insert Set: Prestigious Pros
Color Parallel: Red
Card Attributes: Serial Numbered
Serial  Number: 479/700

I have to say my Rollie Fingers player collection has really taken a back seat to just about every other collecting goal and aspiration.  I blame the total lack of new Rollie this year.  Yes there have been a few auto cards and I've been picking them up pretty cheaply here or there.  But Rollie hasn't been featured in a base set in a couple years by Topps so there's not too much to chase.

So we'll dip into the old collection.  

Here's another color variant or parallel or whatever from Donruss' Playoff Prestige Prestigious Pros set.  There's a whole rainbow to collect.  The red cards are numbered to 700 and look like all the other variations, just this one has red foil.

Thursday, September 10, 2015

2015 Panini Cooperstown auto

My last pick new pick up was another one of Rollies Cooperstown cards.  This time it's his base autograph from the Cooperstown HOF Signatures set.  With all the low numbered parallels with the set it was driving me crazy so I settled on just picking up a cheap auto no matter if it was the unnumbered base auto or one of the other parallels.  And I'm happy with what I got.  I was able to pick this autograph up for under $10 delivered as well so not too shabby and I love that all the autos are on card and I like that it lists Rollie as a Brewer.

Friday, August 28, 2015

2015 Panini Cooperstown Holo Silver 1 of 1 parallel

Year: 2015
Card Manufacturer: Panini
Card Set: Cooperstown
Card Type: Base Parallel
Parallel Set: Black
Card Attributes: Serial Numbered
Serial Number: 1/1

I had the opportunity and the funds available to go after Rollie's Holo Silver one of one base card and I ended up getting it for a pretty decent price.  I love adding super rare cards to the collection for a reasonable price.  I was a little leery because I wasn't sure if this was the Holofoil Silver card or not.  The image used for the sale was pretty terrible, but after doing some research and having the card in hand I can say that it is indeed genuine with the large 1 of 1 right on Rollie's leg. 

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

2015 Panini Cooperstown Induction auto

Year: 2015
Card Manufacturer: Panini
Card Set: Cooperstown
Card Number: 43
Card Type: Insert Autograph parallel
Insert Set: Induction
Card Attributes: Autographed
Notes: On card Autograph, not serial numbered

I recent years Rollie has been totally neglected by Topps.  Luckily Panini still includes him in their Cooperstown offering and he has quite a few cards in the set.  

I ended up picking up a few all for great prices.  I was able to pick up this Induction insert autograph for under $10 delivered so I'm a happy camper.  I get to add a new Rollie card and an autograph to the collection and still have money left over for a cheeseburger.

I have to say I really like this card. A great picture of Rollie giving his induction speech. The autograph is on card and Rollie still has one of the best autos in the biz.  I love that he has such a consistent and beautiful signature. It shows he takes his time.

Please excuse the scratches they aren't on the card they are on the top loader, which I need to replace.

Friday, July 24, 2015

2015 Panini Cooperstown Baseball Rollie Fingers Checklist and Gallery

Wow we've really had a Rollie dry spell in the card market, but have no fear Panini's new Cooperstown collection has plenty of Rollies to go around with autos and gems!!!

I'll add images as I find them.

Base #85
Base Blue #85 #/25
Base Gold #85 #/5
Base Green #85 #/10
Base Holo Silver #85 #/1
Base Printing Plates Black #85  #/1
Base Printing Plates Cyan #85  #/1
Base Printing Plates Magenta 85  #/1
Base Printing Plates Yellow 85  #/1
Base Red 85  #/35
HOF Chronicles #85
HOF Chronicles Blue #85  #/25
HOF Chronicles Gold #85  #/5
HOF Chronicles Green #85  #/10
HOF Chronicles Holo Silver #85  #/1
HOF Chronicles Printing Plates Black #85  #/1
HOF Chronicles Printing Plates Cyan #85  #/1
HOF Chronicles Printing Plates Magenta #85  #/1
HOF Chronicles Printing Plates Yellow #85  #/1
HOF Chronicles Red #85  #/35
HOF Crown Royale #85
HOF Crown Royale Black #85  #/1
HOF Crown Royale Blue #85  #/25
HOF Crown Royale Gold #85  #/10
HOF Crown Royale Green #85 #/ 5
HOF Crown Royale Purple #85  #/50
HOF Crown Royale Silver #85  #/75
HOF Golf Outing Images #7
HOF Golf Outing Images w/ Ozzie Smith #39
HOF Golf Outing Images Black #7 #/ 1
HOF Golf Outing Images Black #39 #/ 1
HOF Golf Outing Images Gold #7 #/ 25
HOF Golf Outing Images Gold #39 #/25
HOF Induction #85
HOF Induction Blue #85 #/ 25
HOF Induction Gold #85 #/ 5
HOF Induction Green #85 #/ 10
HOF Induction Holo Silver #85 #/ 1
HOF Induction Printing Plates Black #85 #/ 1
HOF Induction Printing Plates Cyan #85 #/ 1
HOF Induction Printing Plates Magenta# 85 #/ 1
HOF Induction Printing Plates Yellow # 85 #/ 1
HOF Induction Red #85 #/ 35
HOF Induction Signatures #43
HOF Induction Signatures Black Parallel #43 #/ 1
HOF Induction Signatures Blue Parallel #43#/ 25
HOF Induction Signatures Gold Parallel #43 #/ 5
HOF Induction Signatures Green Parallel #43 #/ 10
HOF Induction Signatures Red Parallel #43 #/ 48
HOF Signatures #41
HOF Signatures Black Parallel #41 #/ 1
HOF Signatures Blue Parallel #41 #/ 25
HOF Signatures Gold Parallel #41 #/ 5
HOF Signatures Green Parallel #41 #/ 10
HOF Signatures Red Parallel #41 #/ 49

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