Sunday, November 5, 2017

Sportscaster Series #15 Variations that I Have Found So Far

Here is what I found for the 24 cards in Series #15 so far.   It looks like the first print run has no letter.  I've only found those from Italy.  Is there a first print run from Japan?  In addition, I am finding print run "A" and print run "B".  So I'm working on getting all three versions for Series #15.

I have every card from the first print run and the 'B' print run.  I am only missing one card (#22) from the 'A' print run.

Here are the back variations I've seen.  I have yet to check for variations on the front of the cards.

15-01 The European Cup Winner - all three have different results
15-02 Roy Schuiten 'A' and 'B' have updated results and text 
15-06 Althea Gibson 'A' and 'B' have reformatted text
15-18 Tornado (Yachting) - 'A' and 'B' have different captions 
15-22 Heinz Gunthardt - 'B' has more awards listed

Sunday, August 27, 2017

Large Auction in Illinois

I went to an auction yesterday that has generated some interesting comments online.

The inventory is so large that it is taking multiple days to get through the auction.  These people had everything 70s and 80s that one could imagine.  But, through two days I've not seen any lots of Sportscaster cards.  I will need to be on the lookout for the remaining days of this auction.

Monday, August 14, 2017

Starting Lineup Figures are Back?

I heard that the Cubs were giving out a Kris Bryant Starting Lineup at the game tomorrow.  So I went to search for more information on the return of these figures.  Here is what I found:

Will this lead to any more figures outside of the major sports?  I doubt it.

Update - they gave away a Tim Raines Starting Lineup at a White Sox game to honor his induction into the Hall of Fame.  Even better, someone went to the game and got one for me.  Yeah!

Saturday, August 5, 2017

Where are the Sportscaster Cards?

I spent two days on the trail of the Worlds Longest Yard Sale.  I spent time in both Ohio and Kentucky.  I saw lots of 1980s and 1990s junk cards and not much else.  I didn't see a single Sportscaster card during the entire trip.

Monday, July 31, 2017

What I Didn't See at the National

I didn't see the following Sportscaster cards -

Wayne Gretzky
Larry Bird
Magic Johnson

I saw no unopened packs, no advertising items and no trays.

I didn't even see a Walter Payton, a guy who is second only to Jordan in Chicago.

I'm used to not seeing many Sportscaster cards.  Maybe next year in Cleveland?

Sunday, July 30, 2017

Sunday at the National

I picked up the following nine cards.  What makes them different for me?  They are from the set that originated in Sweden.  I don't have many cards from this set.

The next six cards are from Finland.  I have a lot of cards from this set.

I did something out of the ordinary this year - I brought a checklist to the show.  Only one dealer had more than a few Sportscaster cards.  Unfortunately, this was the same dealer I bought from last year and he didn't seem to bring any different cards.

I did consult my list so that I could at least get a few cards that I needed.  I picked up two baseball cards that I didn't have and one new variation.  Not the best, but I do like moving forward on this set.

Time to see how many cards I have in the set of 2,184 cards.  It looks like I need about 117 cards not counting variations.

Saturday, July 29, 2017

Friday Shopping at the National

I only saw Sportscaster cards at one table yesterday.  I will spend more time tomorrow looking for more.  I couldn't resist buying the cards shown below.  Tomorrow I'd like to find a few to get me closer to getting a complete set.

I ended up buying some of the track stars from the set printed in Finland.  I think I only needed one of these, but I always grab the distance runners when the price is right.

More tomorrow after the show.