Saturday, September 3, 2022

Pieces of Leather

 My first baseball mitt I remember using was an Al Kaline model from K Mart.  For High School I got a

Wilson Model 2000 of Al Kaline.  I still have that mitt to this day and have used it playing softball until a 

couple of years ago.  My recent Baseball card search is to find the earliest card with a colored glove that is 

not Black or Tan.

This 1986 is my oldest so far.

Lots of pictures with gloves on heads

Followed by the glove in teeth

Black and Tan

Left and Right, Was Ken Dayley ambidextrous

Glove on a bat

A boxing Glove

An old mitt

Helps balance the Karate move

Wednesday, August 17, 2022

Die Cut

 One of my mini collections are Die Cuts.  My quick research shows Die Cuts were originally called

Scraps and were around as early as the 1800's.

There were quite a few baseball "Scraps" in the late 1890's and early Twentieth Century

While I don't have any original Scraps, here is a reprint card of HOF'er
Jess Haines

My die cuts started with the deckle edge

All shapes and sizes

Lots of Heroes

Jersey Die Cut

This is my 10th in this series

Yes Father I got this on Ebay

Probably technically not a die cut but I like it

I thought i should show at least one bubble card

I actually hung this on my tree one year.

Happy Holidays a little early.

Monday, August 1, 2022

Inspired by The Night Owl

 I was getting ready to do a different post, but after reading Greg's post and ready about 

Nichelle Nichols,

I changed course and will post my version of the Ladies of the Screen.  I bet i'm quite a few years older 

then Greg so some of my Ladies are from an earlier time and a few the same.

New adventures for Nichelle Nichols, R.I.P.

Gidget and the Flying Nun

Scully and Mulder

My favorite SI model

Buck Rodgers   My daughter's name is Erin

Who was the best Catwomen


Sorry about that, Chief.   Missed it by that much.

You can never have too much Bo.

Sunday, July 24, 2022


 I was going through my binders and found my section of promos.  It seems some promos 

were issued as often as the base cards they are associated with.  While some are scarcer.

Next Year's HOF class?

A few Bad Boys

And the HOF'ers

Wednesday, June 22, 2022

Part 3 - Rookies

 Nobody could leave that many rookies in a tote.  After emptying the first tote, I was on my way to an 

unreal amount of rookie cards.   I found my first Judge rookie in the first fistful of cards.

There were a total of 9 Judge rookies, including 4 different versions.

Bellinger had 8

7 Ohtani's and 4 Acuna Jr's

Along with above 3 there were single rookies of Arenado, Sale, Scherzer

Rizzo, J D Martinez, Altuve, Freeman, Soto, Tatis and more.

Sorry this card should have been in part 2

This all lead up to a discovery in the third tote.  I have a bucket list

that includes some baseball related items.   First is visiting the ballparks

of all 30 clubs.   Although I have seen games in over 30 so far, some have

been for the same team.  As a kid, my father took me to a game at

Crosley Field in Cinci.  I have also been to a game at Riverfront and

Great American Ballpark in Cinci.   These clubs have had me seeing games at

two different ballparks: Cleveland, Detroit, Pittsburg, White Sox and Mets.

However I still need to see a game in Philly, Denver, Arizona, Tampa, Minneapolis

and D. C.   My second baseball bucket list item is finding a Babe Ruth original vintage card

in an Estate or Garage sale.

I found my third bucket list item in the third tote about halfway down.   I thought I

had found it in the 2nd tote but it was a 65th anniversary reprint.  Although it has a 

bad corner from being in the tote, it still counts.

I have a Bowman Trout rookie that I pulled from a pack back in 2011.  I had no idea who Trout 

was back then.

Do you have any Baseball or Sports bucket list goals?

Pieces of Leather

 My first baseball mitt I remember using was an Al Kaline model from K Mart.  For High School I got a Wilson Model 2000 of Al Kaline.  I sti...