Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Who could not want this !! ??

I'm  pretty sure anyone who is reading this would definitely want it.

I'm a die-hard Indians fan but I still want it.

Even my wife knew I would, she bought it for me !
(Love you dear !)
Today was her day off so she went shopping with her girlfriend.

Both of our sons may want it but they will have to fight over it when I'm gone.

So what would you do with something like this if you didn't want it ?

Well, you could just throw it in the trash.

You could give it to a deserving baseball fan.

Of course, you could sell it.

Or you could let someone sell it for you.

Like Goodwill Industries.

If you know me you should have known where this was headed !

Wrigley Field. 100 year celebration bobble head series.
The price : $1.29.  All original packaging, perfect condition.

" Let's play two ! "


Sunday, September 28, 2014

Night Owl, Nick and Mark H.

Well, the Tribe just finished up the 2014 season with a W and baseball is done for this year.

What's that ? There are more games ?

Oh, yeah, that World Series thing.  I will watch some of it. Probably not all and I don't know who I'm rooting for yet. I'll wait and see what teams make the finals.

Now I can spend a little more time concentrating on this very neglected blog.
I have to get my desk cleaned up so here are the highlights of three packages.

First up is Nick from Dime Boxes.

A mini rookie from Topps 206.

Early Wynn flashback.
Returned to Cleveland for one final year, 1963, and nailed his 300th and final win !

1975 SSPC
Tom Busky, Don Hood and Jack Brohamer.
Although these are not rare, you don't see them too often.
Actually, I had no cards from this set until now !  

I do have the Leon Wagner from this 1965 insert set,
 but the one Nick sent is definitely an upgrade.
The Romano is new to me and I also have Jack Kralick,
but could use an upgrade for him also.
Still need Alvis, Hinton and Colavito.

 More vintage !
Speaking of Max Alvis.
1967 Topps.

And here comes the sparkly rainbow.
2012 Chris Perez
2014 Drew Stubbs

2014 Corey Kluber red.
What a year he had !
269 K's / 51 BB

2013 Golden Chisenhall

Thanks Nick for the great cards !!

Next , package from  Night Owl.

Another come-back kid.
Danny started with the Tribe in 1996-97
and then came back in 2006.
Of course, we missed his prime years !

Bartolo Colon
 What a facial expression !
Maybe that's where his speed and longevity comes from.

 Asdrubal Cabrerra
 I swear he is going to lose his tongue someday

 Omar !!
What a great player and person.
Maybe he will get his ring with Detroit this year.

 Kevin Seitzer
I love these old Stadium Club cards.
Some of my most favorite.

Pat Tabler
A local Ohio boy !
Not exactly local to me, but from Cincinnati.

Night Owl found some sparkly Indians too !
Bauer and Kipnis
I love these blue Opening Day cards too.

Thanks to you too NO !
Some more great Tribe cards for my collection. 

Last, but not least,
from reader  Mark H.

Minor League cards are always fun.
I like to go back through older sets and
see how many players I never heard of before.
Scott Pratt
Chris Reinike
Zach Sorensen 
Played with Tribe and Angels until 2005
1990 Classic Baseball
I have a couple of these board games but never actually played.
Interesting cards though.
Sandy Alomar
Carlos Baerga
Candy Maldonado
(why don't many ball players have nicknames anymore ?)

Oh, more vintage !!

This time 1966 Topps.
Fred Whitfield
Vic Davalillo
Ralph Terry

and then !!!

1955 Bowman

When I was young kid I wanted some of these cards sooo bad !
One of my friends got some from out of town
but the store here in New London didn't carry them.

I now have 7 of 20 Indians from the set.
Anybody have  Bob Feller ??!!

Thanks Mark !
Great Tribe cards !!