Thursday, December 1, 2016

A Second 1/1

This is also the second Topps Archives buyback that I didn't have the original card.  I don't have the 1992 O-Pee-Chee card (Archives version posted previously) either.  I didn't know there was a missing foil version out there.  This is the last physical Archives card I have to be posted.  I do have a couple cheap ones waiting to be shipped from COMC sometime when the order gets a little larger.

Thursday, November 24, 2016

Happy Thanksgiving From A Tribe Fan In Canada


I know they blew a 3-1 lead, but still, here's a little rub to all my friends and family that are Jays fans and one to Metallattorney...I was able to go to Game 6 with thanks to my cousin (marketing director for large Canadian company who bought sponsorship rights for the virtual ads)...got a call Halloween night asking if I could use the 2 tickets for next days game in Cleveland (7 hour drive)...after 1/2 hour of quick arrangements, the trip was a go...wish the outcome was better!  Amazing atmosphere around the ballpark and downtown Cleveland was quite nice...hadn't been there in 15 years.

This is actually my first serial numbered 1/1 card of Sandy Alomar Jr...and it came at half the cost ($22 off ebay) of most of the Archives Signatures numbered to 2 or 3.

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Trio of Archives Sigs Numbered to 3 from Three Different Teams



I was really excited to see a Rangers Auto and jumped on it before I realized that Topps had forgot to put the foil Archives stamp on this one...I haven't seen any others (all players) that the foil is missing, however, it is definitely Sandy's auto.

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Mixed Bag of Archives Signatures

The White Sox auto was actually the first Archives All-Star Signatures I bought...probably a slight over payment...at the time I wasn't sure what the market would be like, now you can win one #'d/6 for $2.30 on eBay.  Most other auto's sell for between $4-10.

Monday, November 21, 2016

Archives Continued


1994 Topps Finest & 1997 Bowman Chrome

I would have really liked to see Topps use the 1993 Finest (maybe they did and it's a 1/1).  It seems Topps used all base cards and not many parallel/refractor versions or anything with a serial number.

Sunday, November 20, 2016

O-Pee-Chee Premier Archives Autos

One really nice auto and one hardly visible...both have a large print run.  The success of the 90-91 OPC Premier hockey did not translate well to baseball.

Thursday, September 1, 2016

2016 Topps Archives Signature Series All-Star

I'm attempting to keep a list of 2016 Archives All-Star buyback autos of Sandy Alomar Jr.  I will update as more are listed on ebay or elsewhere. (Last update: May 5, 2017)

1989 Topps #/29
1990 Topps #/34
1990 Topps Traded #/26
1991 Topps  #/36
1992 Topps  #/46
1992 Topps Gold Winner  #/1
1993 Topps  #/41
1993 Topps Gold #/5
1994 Topps #/3
1995 Topps  #/7
1996 Topps  #/7
1997 Topps #/9
1998 Topps #/13
1998 Topps No Foil Name #/1
1998 Topps WS #/1
1999 Topps #/24
2000 Topps  #/50
2000 Topps Opening Day #/8
2001 Topps #/18
2001 Topps Opening Day #/5
2002 Topps #/4
2002 Topps Opening Day #/14
2003 Topps #/5

1990 Topps Big #/1
1991 Topps Toys'R'Us #/6
1991 Topps Woolworth #/1
1995 Topps Bazooka #/35
1998 Topps Tek #/1
2001 Topps Heritage #/3
2002 Topps Total #/2
2005 Topps Total #/3
2005 Topps Rookie Cup #/2

1998 Topps Chrome #/10
1998 Topps Chrome WS #/2
2000 Topps Chrome  #/10
2001 Topps Chrome #/10
2001 Topps Chrome Traded #/3
2002 Topps Chrome Traded #/3
2003 Topps Chrome #/1

1994 Finest #/25

1991 Stadium Club #/4
1992 Stadium Club  #/24
1993 Stadium Club #/19
1994 Stadium Club #/25
1995 Stadium Club #/2
1996 Stadium Club #/5
1999 Stadium Club #/8
2002 Stadium Club #/4

1990 Bowman  #/30
1990 Bowman Tiffany  #/17
1991 Bowman #/19
1992 Bowman #/26
1993 Bowman #/14
1994 Bowman #/12
1997 Bowman #/15
1998 Bowman #/16
1999 Bowman #/11
1999 Bowman International #/6

1997 Bowman Chrome #/22
1999 Bowman Chrome #/50

1999 Bowman's Best  #/48

2001 Bowman Heritage #/26

1992 O-Pee-Chee #/16

1991 O-Pee-Chee Premier #/99
1992 O-Pee-Chee Premier #/55

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

1997 Topps Finest Silver Embossed Refractor

First Alomar card off ebay in quite some time...Baseballcardpedia states the odds for a silver embossed refractor was 1:192.  The front and back both have a refractor finish.  This completes the 4 different Alomar cards from the '97 Finest set.  Though I guess there's an unembossed (sp?) version of this out there too.


Monday, April 11, 2016

1999 Pacific Invincible Platinum Blue

Took almost a year to add a new card to the collection...it had sat on COMC for a while before I added it to my cart with a purchase of other Indians cards I wanted.