Sunday, October 12, 2014

Bip 1/1!

Often when I post of my Bip Roberts collection, somebody will post a comment along the lines of, "Wow, somebody collects Bip Roberts?!" Sure, Bip's cards aren't worth much and they're ever-present in junk wax packs, leading to the phenomenon of Bipping. But yeah, the guy is well-loved, especially by anyone who was a Padre fan in the late 80s/early 90s. Reds fans of the early 90s probably have a soft spot for him too, as do A's fans, with Bip currently being a part of Oakland's broadcast team.

He's a cool, friendly guy who played the game right/hard. Add to that a small stature and fun name, and you've got yourself a fan-favorite.

I've been keeping an eye on eBay for printing plates for Bip's 2014 Archives card or the 1/1 "ruby red" parallel or 12/25 silver parallel to add to the rainbow I've got going. Surprisingly, I haven't seen any pop up. But something that did find its way into my search was this 2014 Leaf Best of Baseball Memories Buyback Red 1/1. I threw in a decent bid and ended up winning it for a few bucks.

Not that cool (would've been sweet were it autographed), but still a unique card to add to my Bip PC. I've got a long way till I can measure up with the ultimate Bip Roberts collection, but with this 1/1, a printing plate, and a 1993 Topps Finest Refractor, I've got a pretty respectable 3-jeweled crown highlighting my Bips.

Anyways, thanks for stopping by. I'm off to enjoy the official beer of the cardosphere...


  1. Wait, what? The cardosphere has an official beer? How come I didn't know about this? I didn't have much going on tomorrow, but at least now I can add a trip to Friar Tuck to my list.

  2. I liked Bip. Whenever I would play an arcade or video game and it asked for your initials I would just always type in Bip. I was going to start collecting him, but never got around to making an effort. I still have them boxed up somewhere, I should look for them.

  3. Nice Winfield in a blue jays uniform on that black gold card ! (show how my mind works, instead of seeing the beers right away)

  4. Hit me up if you need Bips. Travis @ punkrockpaint . Com