Wednesday, November 29, 2017

cards for the meantime

I'm in that anxious waiting period where I have a bunch of posts I want to write, but they're held up waiting on cards, mostly from my big COMC order that's currently being filled.

But for now, here are a few other cards I've gotten in recently. First off is a consolation prize PWE from John Miller. I'm admittedly a bit of a sore loser when I miss out on contests, especially when I give my all and still fall short. So a thoughtful little bonus like this goes a long way to help me quit crying like a baby.

This makes two posts in a row leading off with a vintage Yaz card. Well hey, he is kind of the mascot/poster boy for my blog, or at least his 1966 Topps card is, so it's fine. I recently semi-sorted my Yaz PC, as I mentioned last post, and so I know that this beauty from 1972 Topps is a need for me.

Here are a couple more Yastrzemskis, but I already had these. In fact, I had several of those 1978 cards. I wonder if it was double printed or something, since it seems to be so common. The only Yaz I had more copies of was his 1990 Donruss "here's what the completed puzzle looks like" Diamond King card.

Johnny dropped some more "guys I collect" vintage on me. I just saw that Rose featured on Night Owl's Best Cards of the 70s countdown, so very cool to add it to my collection now.

Big thanks, John! Much appreciated.

- ---o

We've still got some time, so let's also take a quick look at a recent Sportlots PWE.

Snagged a couple SP needs for my 2016 Ginter X quest which is nearly complete thanks mostly to a big trade that I'll be posting about soon. The penny sleeve reflection gave Starlin Castro a funky aura here in my pic.

Since I had room for a couple more cards before the shipping cost would go up, I took a quick look at the seller's other stuff and ended up adding a pair of 18¢ cards for the heck of it: 2011 Finest Adrian Beltre and 2011 Bowman Finest Futures Mike Stanton. I wonder if Giancarlo's cardboard will see a little bump in interest once he gets out of Miami.

That's it for today. Thanks for visiting.


  1. You wont hear me complaining about all the Yaz content on your blog! That's a nice consolation prize; I'm assuming since you said you gave it your all that John didn't choose a winner at random?

    Your first sentence is spot-on, I'm sure a lot of us baseball card bloggers feel the same. Those COMC cards cant come soon enough!

  2. I can honestly say I have never bought from comc. I hope to someday

  3. "I wonder if Giancarlo's cardboard will see a little bump in interest once he gets out of Miami."

    I was reading today that the Marlins told Stanton to waive his no-trade clause and accept being traded, or they would trade away any other players of value and make him play on an empty roster. I know people were hoping that the new ownership group would be different, but so far things don't seem to be going well. Meet the new boss / Same as the old boss.

  4. Great cards! The condition makes them even better.

  5. The '78 Yaz is not a double-printed card. But, man, the Pete Rose from that set, it was all over the place that year.