Sunday, August 9, 2009

Adam Has Arrived ! & Cards From the Nationals

Thanks to the wonderful girls over at Dinged Corners this Adam Miller has a new happy home !
Thank you very much for this trade !
And now, some the treasures that came came home with me from the Nationals in Cleveland.

A lot of those who attend a show of that magnitude are searching for the latest boxes of new products, scarce auto or memorabilia cards, older cards to complete sets or a chance to get live autographs. Well, that all sounds good to me, but being on a limited budget my boys and I were in search of the bargain boxes. Toward the end of the day we found 3-4 tables of 5-cent boxes ! Most of these cards came from there and other ten-cent boxes.

I bought some of these cards for my sample collection and others with some of you readers in mind !

This is long, so bear with me !!

Sometimes I just get into too much of a hurry ! Being a Tribe fan, I grabbed up this card, judging from the bottom lines and not looking at the picture.When I got home and read the back of the card, it was the first INDIA Indians to sign. Hey ! The rest of you guys and gals are going to get old too !!

Football ? Jim was obviously not you're ordinary run-of-the-mill player.As a kid I watched him make some runs through tackles that were unbelievable.I actually picked up two of these cards, one for each son.

These are very neat 1997 SPx. It's hard to tell from the images, but there are 4 different variations here. At 5-$1, these were one of my more expensive purchases !

Don Mattingly Sportflics Cyclone Squad
Mark McGwire Drakes
UD Elements Mark Teixeria and a favorite set of mine, The Ted William's Card CO., Reggie Jackson 500 HR club.

Below : I like holograms and different materials and textures.
1994 SP Holo View FX Trot Nixon and 1998 Fleer Artistic Talents Andrew Jones

I also found these Kellogg's 3D's from various years.

Below : 2008 Donruss Threads Diamond Kings Trystan Magnuson
2006 Topps Triple Threads Paul Konerko
From 1997 Cooperstown Collection, one of my childhood heroes, Mickey Mantle. In my neighborhood everyone wanted to be him when they were at bat!
2004 Fleer Genuine Tools of the Game Chipper Jones.

From the Bash Bros. to the Blues Bros.
This was one of my favorite finds of the day.

Upper Deck Update Robinson Cano
Plastic Upper Deck Elements Miguel Cabrera
'83 Topps Pete Rose-a little off center,but mint condition
Topps AMES Robin Yount

Some of these didn't turn out real well, but we have a 2009 Topps Finest Refractor Jim Thome, 1992 Score Carlton Fisk and a couple 2009 SPx-Scott Kazmir and Josh Hamilton.

Mike Sweeny,2002 Ultimate Collection 311/799
Ichiro, 2008 National Baseball Card day.
Fred Lynn, American Sluggers
Rickey Henderson Woolworth

Scott Rolen 1997 Topps Awsome Impact
John Smoltz 3000th SO SP Authentic Achievements
1996 Donruss Darryl Kile Press Proof
Ken Griffey Jr. Chronicles MVP

2008 Donruss Threads Robin Yount
2008 SP Authentic Jim Thome Authentic Achievments 521st HR
1990 Nolan Ryan 6th No-Hitter
1985 Topps mis-cut Nolan Ryan with Mark Thurmand's cap !

1988 Fleer A/S Team Paul Molitor
2001 Topps Archives Orel Hershiser
2005 Upper Deck Reflections Juan Marichal
2001 Fleer Tradition WS Al Leiter

2006 Fleer Nickname Greats "Disco Dan" Ford
2006 Flair Showcase Wave of the Future Yuniesky Betancourt
2001 Upper Deck National Pastime Johnny Bench and Yogi Berra

1999 Topps Stars Jeff Bagwell Luminaries
1992 Bowman Gold Foil Jack McDowell
2007SP Legendary Cuts Johnny Vander Meer
( Mr. back-to-back no hitters)
1993 Score Rich Rowland Boys of Summer

1990 Classic Games 4-in-1 Frank Viola, "Texas Heat", Chipper Jones and Don Mattingly
2008 GoudeyJohan Santana
2002 Topps American Pie Jackie Robinson
2000 Fleer Greats of the Game Don Mattingly

1995 Collector's Choice SE Don Mattingly
2005 Bowman's Best Jim Thome
1997 Bowman International Albert Belle
1994 SP Don Mattingly

2001 Ken Griffey Grip It /Sean Casey Rip It
1999 Upper Deck Powerdeck Ken Griffey Powerful Moments
1997 Topps Etch-a-Sketch Mo Vaugh (another of my favorite insert sets)
2005 Upper Deck Windfield Collection Yogi Berra

2008 UD Ballpark Collection Alfonso Soriano
2000 Pacific Prism Center Stage Carlos Beltran
(Bring back Pacific !!!)
2000 Pacific Prism Craig Biggio
(as much as I like these, identifying those backgrounds drives me CRAZY)
2006 Topps Triple Threads Chipper Jones

2007 SP Authentic Brian Roberts
1998 Topps Chrome Ryan Minor rookie
1999 Fleer Brilliants Matt Clement Blue

1992 Upper Deck MVP Holograms
I found the nearly complete set in the nickel box!

1986 Sportflics Ron Darling
1999 Skybox Metal Mike Caruso

These last two groups of cards were also in the nickel box.
I'm a sucker for these nostalgic sets.

For those of you who are still with me, I know what you're thinking !
"The name of this blog is 'All Tribe Baseball' and this guy claims to have a fairly large Indian collection. He goes to one of the biggest card shows in the country and this is what he comes back with ? ! " Not to worry ! The Tribe cards I found will be another post. I also got some interesting older packs.


  1. looks like some awesome oddball cards there...

  2. been putting a pile of tribe cards.... together almost done, let me know if you wanna trade....

  3. Man, you scored some great stuff!!

    Your site is a lot like mine - Tribecards plus whatever else comes through the collecting sands of time. :-)

    codeword: supdzuz, as in "What's up, Dee-Zuzz?" Maybe that's what we should call you - D-Zuzz. :-)