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Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Selanne, Kariya Make The Hall of Fame!

The two guys responsible for my love of hockey and specifically my love of the Anaheim Ducks just made the Hall of Fame, and quite appropriately made it together. Teemu Selanne and Paul Kariya were so exciting to watch that I decided to root for the Ducks over the local Kings. Both teams were terrible at that time, but only one was truly enjoyable to watch even with the outcome usually a loss.

Congrats gentlemen and thank you for all the great memories!

Monday, November 20, 2017

1910-11 T3 Turkey Red Cabinet: Admiral Schlei Checklist Back Offer, SGC 10!

Rarely do I get a card posted within days of receiving it anymore. However, I had to make an exception for today's featured piece of vintage goodness. My boss consistently raves about the 1910-11 T3 Turkey Red set, so much so that it has become burned into my thoughts of pre-war cards forever. One recent night while browsing eBay I came across the below and added it to my watch list.

As the story so often goes, I didn't expect it to stay anywhere near what I was comfortable with, but it did and I threw out a bid. It held and thankfully I can finally cross off Turkey Reds from my must-have vintage needs list. These really are things of beauty in-hand, and the card looks a lot better up close and personal. Plus my scanner has started to throw a huge line down the middle of every scan. Because.....technology.

This SGC 10 of Admiral Schlei was right up my alley with the missing chunk and pinholes. Schlei, while uneventful in his production as a catcher during the dead-ball era, was the first Reds' backstop to wear shin guards and is nicknamed Admiral (after a Spanish War hero, so there's that). He was known for his defense and for being traded twice on the same day (thanks, Internet!).

Saturday, November 11, 2017

The Little Red Book of Baseball, 1954: Roy Campanella and Al Rosen

Here's a recent acquisition that covers two of my PCs. I spotted this randomly while searching and couldn't hit the Buy-It-Now button quickly enough. For just $7 shipped I was able to add an oddball item to both my Roy Campanella and Al Rosen Collections.

Fortunately for me both of these fine gentlemen were named MVPs in 1953 so they often appear together in these vintage publications from 1954.

This time they are found within the pages of the 29th edition of the above "The Little Red Book of Baseball" which championed itself as baseball's book of official records, as noted on the sweet front cover.

Friday, November 10, 2017

A Penny For Your Contest

Jon over at A Penny Sleeve for your Thoughts is holding a contest for some COMC credit. Check it out here!

Thursday, November 9, 2017

A Topps Redemption Freebie

I recently received a fulfilled redemption from Topps and as has been the case for quite some time now, they sent along an extra card to say sorry the redemption took so long to fulfill.

It actually didn't take all that long to fill the order but I'll gladly take this freebie Carlos Baerga 2014 Archives on-card auto and put it to good use somehow.