Monday, January 25, 2016

2015 Topps Archives Signature Series 1982 Topps

Year: 2015
Manufacturer: Topps
Set: Archives Signature Series
Card: 1982 Topps #585
Card Attributes: Autographed, Serial numbered
Serial number: 30/34

I knew that eventually I'd end up picking up one of Rollie's cards from Topps' Archives Signature Series.  Unlike my other main player collection, Robin Yount, who's cards are super limited, Rollie has a lot of cards and most of them are relatively serial numbered high.  Of course calling a card serial numbered to just 34 a large print run is kind of ridiculous, but compared to a lot of the other players in the set, Rollie really does have a lot of cards to choose from.  After trying waiting a while I settled on a couple examples I'd like to add.  This 1982 was kind one of them.  For one it features him in a Brewers uniform, the card is numbered to Rollies player number, and I really love the 82 design. Plus you get his on card signature right next to his Topps facsimile one.  All of these card come slabbed with in a one touch with a Topps sticker sealing it shut.  The best part was this card cost me under $10 delivered!  This is why I won't gamble on high end stuff like this.  I know this has come down in price, but still $60 buck for a single card of who knows?  

Still a great addition.

Thursday, January 21, 2016

2005 Donruss Diamond Kings HOF Heroes Green Framed parallel

Year: 2005
Manufacturer: Donruss
Set: Diamond Kings
Card Number: HH-91
Card Type: Insert Parallel
Insert Set: HOF Heroes
Parallel Set: Green Framed
Card Attributes: Serial Numbered
Serial Number: 21/50

If I had a hankering to try and track down all of Rollies' parallels from this set it would be a lifetime goal.  There are just so many parallels to chase, color wise and relic and autograph wise. Plus Rollie has two cards in the set, double parallels!!

Hard for me to pass up a cheap low numbered card though.  Here we have the green framed and green foil version of Rollies HH-91 (the black and white or sepia or whatever portrait version, HH-66 features the color portrait).

Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Damage Control! 2005 Upper Deck Hall of Fame Rainbow foil 1 of 1

Year: 2005
Manufacturer: Upper Deck
Set: Hall of Fame Baseball
Card Number: 68
Card Type: Base Parallel
Parallel Set: Rainbow Holofoil
Card Attributes: Serial Numbered
Serial Number: 1 of 1

I would normally never bother with a damaged card, but the seller was very clear that the card was damaged and that this was also a 1 of 1, so....  for a $1.99 delivered I added this super rare and badly damaged card to my collection.  I should have asked what happened.  Dog attack, tape accident?  Who knows?  But the seller was right it is a 1 of 1 and to a Rollie Fingers collector the price was more than right.