Tuesday, December 29, 2009

200 and counting ! Looking for A&G Tribe cards

My 200th post thanks to Duane over at Democratic Roadkill He asked if I needed A&G minis so I made up this list and figured I might as well post it for everyone to see.One of my new year projects will be to post all of my Indian cards which in turn will result in huge want /have list for all of you out there who are interested in trading.I am also going to start posting all the cards I have to trade. The trade list will be on my new blog " Baseball Dad's Trading Post" which will open on Jan 1st. All-Tribe Baseball will still be here.It will just be more Tribe related.

Here's my entire A&G and 2009 Goudey "HAVE LIST"


16 Peralta
33 Sabathia
34 Belliard
35 Hafner
57 Martinez
103 Boone
160 Sizemore
241 Wickman

33 Sabathia reg back

Dick Perez Sketch Cards
8 Hafner


17 Peralta
60 Barfield
65 Marte
84 Blake
92 Martinez
106 Saabathia
181 Borowski
287 Hafner
325 Sizemore

17 Peralta reg back
106 Saabathia reg back
181 Borowski reg back
181 Borowski A&G

NCC4 Sizemore reg back

DickPerez Sketch Card
8 Sizemore


5 Sabathia
65 Martinez
71 Carmona
75 Hafner
83 Kobayashi
190 Sizemore
203 Peralte
241 Garko

5 Sabathia reg back
65 Martinez reg back
71 Carmona reg back
83 Kobayashi reg back
203 Peralta reg back
190 Sizemore reg back

US 15 Blake
US 34 Hafner
US 47 Sizemore

AGR-VM Martinez jersey grey


41 Martinez
119 Lewis
126 Crowe
197 Peralta
250 Sizemore
277 Wood
280 Choo
306 Lee

119 Lewis reg back
126 Crowe reg back
197 Peralta reg back
250 Sizemore reg back

277 Wood A&G

280 Choo Black Border


AGR-GSI Sizemore jersey white
AGR-TH Hafner jersey grey

Sunday, December 27, 2009

4 HR'S and Santa's other Christmas Goodies

Santa has been here and gone but he won't be soon forgotten !

As some of you know, Mcann Can Triple, over at A rookie card collector , set up a Secret Santa for any interested bloggers. Wickedortega over at My past time was my "Secret Santa". He sent this absolutely fantastic magazine!

A March 1990 Sports History with Tribe slugger Rocky Colavito on the cover. He was the lead in a story about players who have hit 4 HR's in one game. The Rock did it on June 10,1959 and at that time became only the 8th player to do so.The list has now grown to 15 with only 4, including the Rock, to do it in consecutive at bats.

On top of that,the magazine is autographed by Rocky !

Thank you so much for this great item!!

This conglomeration of items came from the REAL Santa. You know, from the North Pole and down the chimney. The real deal !

Starting at the top we have a patriotic Wahoo t-shirt, a wooden stand-up cut-out that my son thought resembled me with the mustache (maybe years ago when mine was still dark !). Hanging from the cut-out's hand are two more ornaments for my tree. May have to get a bigger one next year ! Behind the ornaments are some wall clings and below a set of Ken Burns' Baseball History on VHS tapes.I could watch that series forever. Down in front is a book my wife found, "Joe DiMaggio,The Hero's Life", a fun little nerf ball game, a small round picture frame and some 2007 Topps and 2009 Topps Update cards. Nothing special in the cards except for a Honus Wagner that I already managed to lose!!

Thanks Santa !!!

Saturday, December 26, 2009

Post Christmas Post

Hope everyone had a nice Christmas ! We certainly did. I added some baseball items to my collection which I will post later. I also have some holiday letters to get out.My intentions were good, my time management was not! I planned to send a Christmas greeting to everyone I have traded with in my "rookie" blogger year and enclose a card that I thought they would like. After printing out a list of all the bloggers in my email contacts, I discovered I have many more new friends than I realized. I was careful to keep track of who I sent to and who I didn't, so many of you will be receiving a revised Christmas / New Year greeting. That's the first thing on my agenda.Then I have 7 mailers that I need to catch up on. Some are the return half of trades and others I need to fulfill our trade obligations. When I get that finished, about the middle of July (hopefully long before that !! ), I am opening up a second blog.

Looking back on my first full year, I realized my blog content was not nearly what I intended when I started. Making trades has become such a big part of the blogosphere, all my Tribe information has gotten put on the back burner. Now I love doing the trades, although I have to devise a plan for the new year to make sure I keep track of everyone, I still want to talk more about my Indians (who are starting to shape up a little). The new blog will be called "Baseball Dad's Trading Post". A little play on words there. ( Trading post as in early American settler days and Post as in blogging........ sorry 'bout that ! ). The trading post will have my want lists as well as many cards I have available for trade.I also may have some occasional posts on other non-Indian sports card subjects.You can still contact me through this blog as well, I just want to try and confine most of my trading deals to the trading post to help keep them under control.

Monday morning, my youngest son Andy will be headed to Boise to cover the BG Falcons in the Humanitarian Bowl. That's after he goes to Browns game tomorrow. His girlfriend gave him two, 50 yard line tickets for Christmas. What a sweetheart ! She doesn't know that he and I are going and she's staying home ! (YEAH, RIGHT !!) Too cold for me anyway.

Well got to get started on some of this stuff, let's see , who's next on the list ? NY_hitman_23, Capewood and others. Gotta' get started, I'm off work until Wednesday morning.

Friday, December 25, 2009


Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to All !
May there be peace and harmony throughout the world today and let us spread love and happiness to everyone regardless of our personal beliefs.

Saturday, December 5, 2009

2009 Topps 206 - My first sighting.

Merry Christmas !

This is the 24" tree that sits atop of my desk for the holidays
as part of my Baseball Christmas decor !

I worked today,until noon.When I got home and walked in the front door there was this wonderful aroma.This is what I saw upon entering the kitchen. My wife (in the background behind my oldest son Josh) along with two of my sister-in-laws. If you look close in the bottom left corner you can see what they were up to. Christmas cookies !!!!!!!!
So much for my sugar count.

But here's what you really want to see. I stopped at Target on my way home to check on Topps Unique. No luck. But I did find T-206.
First pack held these:

Start with a couple pitchers.
John Maine Mets
James Shields Rays

Then both ends of the baseball spectrum.
A rookie and a HOF'er
Bailey had a good year for Oakland
and what can I say about Gehrig that you don't already know!

David Wright Mets
Not bad for the first gold parallel.
Albert Puhols , the first mini.
Also not too bad!
Pack 2

My first Triber. Yeah !
And my first ex- Triber!

Gil Meche Royals
Mel Ott N.Y. Giants
First National Leaguer to reach 500 HR's.

Tommy Hanson Braves
Rookie Gold
Dice K mini
Both minis were regular Piedmont backs but Puhols had an obvious pale yellow colored back.
Does that mean anything?

Just what Tommy's Mom wants to see on his 1st.(?) baseball card!!
Seems like nice cards but I'm still not a set collector.
Someone just might find some of these in a Christmas card.
( If you ask Santa !)

Friday, December 4, 2009

A year older but I'm back!

My PC is finally up and running again,although a bit slow. I had had some plans for my 1 year anniversary but that has come and gone now so I'll just say thanks to everyone who has taken the time to read any of my ramblings and also for all the great trades.I have 5 yellow mailers to be posted and get returns in order.My apologies for the delay for all involved. Thanks and welcome to the new followers also! I have to work 1/2 a day tomorrow and then I hope to get back to some posting.We pretty much have all of our Christmas decorating done so I should have some time to relax a little now.

Oh, as of very early this morning I have entered the final year of my fifties. 59 today! Really don't feel that old. One bargain to mention.How about a 2009, 18th Edition of Sports Collector's Digest standard catalog , all 1,848 pages plus a copy on a cd, for $7.87 !!! At Ollies

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Quickie post !

Well, I had some big plans for my one year anniversary on Friday,but without my computer it's all going to be delayed. I'm amazed that I've been able to keep this going for a whole year,but now it's time for some slight tweaks to the whole concept which I hope will make this blog a lot more interesting and informative.Also, there will be a whole new venue for trading.The changes are going to be exciting for me and I hope for others too! Thanks to all who have been reading and hang in there,the parts for my pc are supposed to be here next week!

Sunday, November 8, 2009


Thursday night our PC would not power up.Fan and monitor, but nothing else.Hope to be back early next week!

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

More on Fan Paks with Checklist

Fan Paks by Enterplay

I have seen at least two other posts on this relatively new product so now I thought I'd add my 2-cents worth.

Six card packs sell for $1.99

Six pack blasters sell for $9.95

So far I have only seen them at Target, although I'm sure they are, or will be, available elsewhere.

Each pack has 2 Standees, 2 Headline Cards, 1 Trivia / Game Card and 1 Tatoo Card

They are available in three different wrapper designs. If you know me and my wrapper collection, you know I had to buy one of each !

Here are the three wrapper designs.

The green finger wrapper features David Ortiz and Josh Hamilton.

The orange finger wrapper features A-Rod and Albert Puhols.

The blue finger wrapper features Ichiro and Jimmy Rollins.

Cards 1-35 are "Headline" cards with player photos on the front and simulated newspaper stories on the back.

No's 36-70 are called 'Standees". The center, player section, of these die-cut cards punches out, then folds on pre-scribed lines and locks together to form a stand-up player card.

The back of each Standee has 3 trivia questions about the featured player.

71-88 are Trivia / game cards.

They feature several trivia questions and facts on both sides of the cards.

Tatoo cards are numbered T-1 through T-22.

They have team logos, catch phrases and other misc. baseball related symbols.

I have two of the Hanley Ramiriz Standees,so he became the guinea pig for folding .
These are kind of neat. I've always liked odd-ball items anyway.

The checklist for these cards can be found here : enter-play
The biggest complaint I have with these cards is the odd size @ 3 3/8 " square, which can create storage problems.
They are a fun set and, for you canucks, there is also a Hockey Fan Pak set !

Saturday, October 31, 2009

Kenny and Albert reunited ?! Halloween trick?

Kenny: Hey Albert! Good to see ya' man,how ya' been?

Albert: Hi ya, Kenny.Long time no see! I've been out in the Ozarks stayin' with some crazy kat who thinks he's Micheal J reincarnated! I tell you it was scary. I was never so glad to enter that mailer going to Ohio.I was hoping I'd run into some old friends.

Kenny: I know what you mean! I was stuck in some *&#$@ flea market for what seemed liked forever.All these people coming through gawkin' at me, acting like they were Cleveland Indian fans.They were all complaining about the team this year.They only wanna' admit being fans when the team is winning,like when we were playing together.

Albert: Yeah, that David guy out in Ak., he was a true Tribe fan, and it was a real nice place to stay.That lady there, now she could cook! But I had to get outta' there.I was afraid next,he was gonna' dress up like my dead Gran Maw,rest her soul!

Kenny:Well Albert,you've got a good home with me here in Ohio. There are a lot of friends and memories around here! Oh, and I think David was just preparing for Halloween!

Albert: Yeah, you're probably right.I Do miss those kids.You know I love kids.Speaking of which,it is Halloween night.I gotta' go keep an eye on the front yard. See ya' later.

Yep,here they are,together again!

A while back,David,over at Tribe Cards had a post on some of these little guys.They came out in 1995 but I didn't remember them at all.Then, a couple weeks later, I was at a flea market with my oldest son Josh and found a table full of them. Kenny was the only Tribe player they had though.

I had to work 1/2 a day today and came home to find a mailer on the counter.It said trick-or-treat from Tribecards! I wasn't sure what to expect, so I cautiously opened it up, and there inside was Albert!!! No trick just treat.

But it didn't stop there.

David had also posted about the Jack Clark auto above.

I mentioned that I had the base card to go with it, if he wanted it.

So what do he do? Sends me the auto!

So this was a real treat for Halloween this year. Without any sugar to send my A1C back up again! (finally got it stable at 6.3)

Well David,hope you have a Happy Halloween !!

Thank you very much for the treats!!

Friday, October 30, 2009

The Tribe Came Trolling Along

After all this time,I finally got hooked up with "The Troll". He sent me a very nice introductory package of Tribe cards! Below are just a few samples of what he sent.

From 2008 Topps Heritage we have Fausto and Kenny.

Fausto Carmona,a young power pitcher,we all hope will regain his form from 2007.That would be a big boost for next year.

Kenny Lofton,who originally signed with Houston,came to Cleveland in 1992 and became one the premier center fielders in all of baseball.After one year in Atlanta,in 1997, he returned to Cleveland until 2002. In 2007,five years and 8 teams later, he made a final comeback to the Wigwam and gave the fans something to talk and reminisce about for a while.

I love this shot. Ryan Garko is a pretty big man to be stretched out that far!
He couldn't seem to find his form from 2007 either,and of course,is now gone.

Joe Borowski. It seems like the whole team from 2007 collapsed in 2008.

A nice Infield Power insert of Garko.

And the "Destruction Crew" has almost all "self destructed".
"VM"is gone, "Pronk" can't seem to get his power stroke back but hopefully Sizemore can return from his surgeries and give us some more exciting seasons.

But here was the big piece to this package !

Yep, a C.C. gold refractor ! Troll said he wanted to find a good home for this and he certainly did!! Thank you very much for all the great cards!

Sunday, October 25, 2009

I may burn ALL my Tribe cards!!!!

I may make a big bonfire tonight,starting with 10,000 Indian baseball cards.
Why ? http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2009/baseball/mlb/10/25/acta.indians/index.html

Trade with Joe

A couple weeks ago I received an email from Joe M. over in Poughkeepsie, New York. He collects Mets and Mike Piazza cards but doesn't have his own blog yet.He enjoys reading the many of them out there,and like all of us, is always discovering new ones! Joe said he had some Tribe cards and would be interested in trading.It didn't take long for me to answer that email.I love to trade! Right in the middle of my illness I received a yellow mailer with a big stack of Indian cards inside, which helped perk me up a lot.Now that I'm feeling better and seem to be over my bug, I'm trying to catch up on several trades,so here's what I received from Joe!

There was a good sized stack of cards with a very wide variety of years and brands.

There was old school color with a 1984 Fleer Bert Blyleven, another one of the big stars the Tribe always seems to acquire at the end of their careers!

Plus a newer B/W version of Omar Vizquel's 2005 Diamond King.Omar falls into the Tribe catagory of : "he can't play any more so we'll trade him" as he goes on to win another gold glove!!

Turkey Reds

2006 Grady Sizemore and 2007 Travis Hafner

There had to be some shiny!

1997 Finest Orel Hershiser,38 years old by the end of '96 season,but he WAS still compettitve!

Jeremy Sowers and Jhonny Peralta

2006 Bowman Heritage Chrome,based on 1949 Bowman

I love the old Pacific cards!

1996 Albert Belle Pacific Crown Collection Memorable Moments Milestones.Brilliant blue background behind his white uniform makes this a very sharp card. The card celebrates Belle as the first player to hit 50 HR's and 50 doubles in the same season.

Dennis Martinez and Manny Ramirez in another insert set from 1996 Pacific Crown,Latin Players.

And yet another beautiful insert!!

1997 Topps Sweet Strokes. This is one of the rare cases where the photo shows the effect better than looking at the actual card.

Next we have a 2005 Topps Jody Gerut black refractor #155/225. Nice!

1994 Finest HOF 'er Eddie Murray.

The good old days!

2005 Upper Deck Classics Early Wynn. Another HOF 'er.

2006 Upper Deck Ryan Garko.Hmmm...very slim and trim looking in his rookie season.And when did they have a dome on "The Jake" ?!?

Finally, a couple of the many Thome cards Joe sent.

2001 Donruss Signature Series

1997 Metal Universe

Like both very much!

Thanks Joe for all the Tribe cards !

Your Mets will be in the mail tomorrow,I promise!!

Thursday, October 22, 2009

I'll Be Bach !

The bug got me. Not H1N1, just flu. $90.00 for 10 capsules ! Even with prescription plan,$30.00.Received cards From Joe M. in New York. Great.Thanks !!!! Have cards to go to Matt F. and Hey That's Mine!

Monday, October 19, 2009

Cards from the Night

OWL that is!
Our nocturnal friend sent me a whole stack of Tribe card goodness
including the ones above and below.
Well, they were mostly Tribe cards. This is the second time Night Owl has found me a new Christmas ornament to add to my collection. Before long I will be getting out my Baseball Christmas Tree again.

Next up are a couple of parallels I need.

A black-bordered OPC Scott Lewis and

Jake Westbrook 2006 Topps Gold

I love this Stadium Club Omar!

Just look at the determination on his face !
Sorry Harold,I think you're going back to the dugout!!

I always liked the SportsFlix.

I was going to try and collect all of them at one time, but then we had a yard sale.

Some little kid came along and got real excited when he saw some.

I sold him some at 10 cents a piece,and as he walked away,he exclaimed to his Mother " I like these, they're holographic !"

Here we have a 2006 Franklin Gutierrez Gold,Upper Deck rookie #'d 80/99
and a 1999 Upper Deck Roberto Alomar All-Star card.

From the earlier days of Fleer, he sent a 1987 Limited Edition Joe Carter
and some Fleer Action Series Stickers w/ a Tribe logo.

I should have redone these but I didn't realize how bad they were until it was too late.
We know Night Owl likes shiny.
He gave up two Topps Chromes with C.C. and Kerry Wood.

I know there is a lot of consternation among the bloggers about this set !
I know this set has some issues and rightfully so.
I remember the Fleer issues and yes, the ticket stub cards SHOULD match players with the proper games.
But I still like the design.
It's clean,the photos stand out and there is some nice trivia on the backs.
So, Thank you very much Night Owl, for all the great cards!!

If I build it,will you come?