Wednesday, June 30, 2021

Back in Business

 I had some problems with this account.  I plan to be back as we get closer to the National.  I rarely see Sportscaster cards there, but I can always hope to find something.  

Saturday, February 27, 2021

Trying to Get a Few More Decks Done

 Nothing is going on here.  Not really any shows and there isn't much to find on ebay lately.  I would like to finish my decks up to 60 so here is the short list of what I need.  Do you have any of these?

  • 59-20 Frank Robinson
  • 59-14 Yankee Stadium
  • 58-20 Veterans Stadium
  • 57-02 Dave Winfield
  • 57-01 Willie Lanier
  • 56-18 Longest Passes
  • 56-11 Marvin Webster

I am certainly interested in finding any cards on my want list, see the right side of the blog, but these ones would be great additions since they are the last seven that I need to be done with sets 1 through 59.  

In the meantime, I am hoping that the world becomes safer for everyone again soon and that the National happens this year since it is near my house.

Monday, December 28, 2020

Under 100 to Go

For the first time, I decided to check how many Sportscaster cards I don't have.  I am ignoring the print run / variations.  Since I have everything entering into Excel, I figured out that I am down to needing 99 different cards.  I've listed more of them on the right side of the blog.  Let me know if you have any to trade.

That is great, but some things haven't changed.  I still need Larry Bird, Magic Johnson and Wayne Gretzky.  Lots of the high numbers that I need are the more popular (and probably expensive) cards in each deck/series.  

Since I have the checklist in Excel, send me an e-mail if you'd like a copy of it.  I haven't completed looking into variations, but this is at least a starting point.  

I really like checklists that list team and sports, but it might be difficult to do with the Sportscaster set.  Maybe someday.  

I haven't started on any foreign checklists.  Does anyone have any of these?

Saturday, December 26, 2020

I am Sorting the Purchase from April 20th - Finally

I will update my want list if I am lucky enough to get anyone I need from this lot.  Ugh.  Nothing that I need.  Maybe I will get a few different variations that I don't have.    

UPDATE #1 - I sorted the first 19 decks and I ended up with 155 new variations.  If I would have known this I would have sorted these a bit earlier.  How did I get so many?  From decks 11 - 19 I had very few of the 'B' print run.  It turns out that this lot was almost all from the 'B' print run.   

UPDATE #2 - Just over eight months and I finally sorted the box of cards that I purchased in April.  For decks 20 - 55 I ended up getting about 100 more variations that I needed, mostly from print run 'C'.   Overall, it was a nice surprise to get some many variations.   

I only need a few cards from the first 59 decks - not including variations.  Here is the list.

Those are my goals for next year.  Let me know if you can help.

Does anyone have a good way to store their Sportscaster cards?  My running shoe boxes are not ideal at all.  

Friday, December 25, 2020

My Wife Got Me a Card for Christmas and She Doesn't Even Know it

I haven't gotten a card in the past.  No one probably wants to encourage me to do more with the hobby.  I did get the following card today - 

It seems to look like a baseball card so I will call it one.  It came attached to a Sandlot shirt that my wife ordered online.  

Has anyone seen these from RSVLTS?  Is there a checklist?  Can I consider it a card?

Thursday, December 24, 2020

What Else Do You Collect?

 I spend more time on my Kellogg's card blog than I do on this one.  Why?  There is just more going on with Kellogg's cards.  I am able to find them around and it seems like more people collect them.  

I do love the Sportscaster cards but they are much more difficult to sort than Kellogg's cards or regular cards.  That box I bought a long time ago is still not sorted so I haven't updated my checklist.

What else do I collect?  

Kellogg's cards, mostly baseball.  

Western Open Golf tournament items as well as Evans Scholar stuff.  

Track and field / Cross Country items. 

Hostess snack cake baseball card boxes from the late 1970s.

I've collected baseball cards and most of the other sports since I was a kid.  I am slowly working on completing a 1961 Topps baseball card set in VG condition.  Otherwise, I've been just picking up a few things that I like.  I will probably work on 1967 and 1968 Topps baseball card sets at some point.  

If you have any of those items to trade send me an e-mail.  

What else do you collect?  I might be able to find it once shows start again, hopefully in 2021.

Friday, December 18, 2020

Hesitation Got Me Again

 I've been complaining about the lack of places to find Sportscaster card lots.  Then when a few popped up the other day I decided to contact the seller instead of justing using the Buy It Now option.  Why?  I was tired and I didn't do the math on how cheap the cards were.  

Naturally, I was too late since someone else who wasn't tired bought both lots quickly.  Another lesson learned.