Oooh I loved the '87 Topps set when I was a kid.
― heated debate over derpy hooves (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Friday, 18 May 2012 18:16 (1 year ago) Permalink
do they do a couple different sets? i remember when i bought cards in high school there were all kinds of different sets. ones with real bats, ones with pieces of jersey, ones that are all rookies, etc.
― Mordy, Friday, 18 May 2012 18:16 (1 year ago) Permalink
iirc they have a 2nd 2012 collectors set, but i cannot recall what its deal was.
― Porto for Pyros (The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall), Friday, 18 May 2012 18:19 (1 year ago) Permalink
also: how do you fit a baseball bat inside a pack of cards?!
― Porto for Pyros (The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall), Friday, 18 May 2012 18:20 (1 year ago) Permalink
xposts ah how funny
yeah, i've never been savvy enough to convert my trash into cash as it were
like i know i have some books and records lying around that would fetch a decent price, but for whatever reason it's never been in my makeup to suss that out. i would rather give those things to someone who would appreciate it. otherwise i would just spend that money on dinner or a v-necked sweater
not a "humblebrag", prob more of an enduring character flaw and illustrative of my attempts to evade full-fledged adulthood
― dell (del), Friday, 18 May 2012 18:20 (1 year ago) Permalink
baseball bat splinters!
― Mordy, Friday, 18 May 2012 18:20 (1 year ago) Permalink
Yeah, that was a huge trend among all sports card companies at one point, really thin slices of backetballs, footballs, jersy pieces, bat splinters, even tiny pieces of basketball floors iirc.
― heated debate over derpy hooves (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Friday, 18 May 2012 18:22 (1 year ago) Permalink
i have tiny basketball floor cards! also bat splinters, jerseys...
― Mordy, Friday, 18 May 2012 18:23 (1 year ago) Permalink
Man this thread is taking me back. Remember when the '89 Upper Deck set dropped and it was like the most exciting, revolutionary thing that had ever happened to baseball card?
― heated debate over derpy hooves (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Friday, 18 May 2012 18:26 (1 year ago) Permalink
wait what you are fucking kidding me
― dell (del), Friday, 18 May 2012 18:28 (1 year ago) Permalink
Another thing that hurt the card industry (as alluded to by clem) was the strike, which conveniently lined up with when Comic Books becoming ultra-hot collectibles (the heyday of Image, Valient, X-Men cartoon show etc.).
― Leslie Mann: Boner Machine (C. Grisso/McCain), Friday, 18 May 2012 18:29 (1 year ago) Permalink
They even did Nascar cards that had parts of race-used TIRES.
Speaking of '89 Upper Deck, this card was such hot shit in my neck of the woods back in the day:
― Leslie Mann: Boner Machine (C. Grisso/McCain), Friday, 18 May 2012 18:32 (1 year ago) Permalink
At least all you guys had the excuse of being in grade school and high school when you got hooked; I was 33.
Always figured one of the companies would start sticking bits of Ted Williams' brain into chase packs, but I guess they had to draw the line somewhere.
― clemenza, Friday, 18 May 2012 18:33 (1 year ago) Permalink
well, we could split hairs about "ethics" all day, but is that really so beyond the pale? i think not
― dell (del), Friday, 18 May 2012 18:45 (1 year ago) Permalink
oh god!a friend bequeathed a buncha books to me and this was amongst them:
― Porto for Pyros (The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall), Friday, 18 May 2012 18:47 (1 year ago) Permalink
I had the Ripken "future stars" triple rookie, which seems to go for around $25 on ebay but was once "worth" a lot more.
― this guy's a gangsta? his real name's mittens. (Hurting 2), Friday, 18 May 2012 18:57 (1 year ago) Permalink
i don't think i gave any sort break down of the classic cards i have, but i feel compelled to share now for some reason, so here a few of my favs that i own:'61 Whitey Ford & Duke Snider'65 Koufax'66 Ernie banks'67 Ed Mathews'72 Mays, Orlando Cepeda'73 Clemente, Brooks Robinson & Aparicio'75 Aaron, Frank Robinson & Killbrew
― Porto for Pyros (The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall), Friday, 18 May 2012 19:29 (1 year ago) Permalink
speaking of the memorabilia stuff, an interesting section from the Upper Deck wiki page:
Memorabilia & Relic Cards Upper Deck has changed its practice of using materials certified as "Worn" by the player depicted on the front of the card. The changed wording on the backs of Upper Deck insert cards makes it less clear as to how the materials were used or what player wore the item. EXAMPLE: Steve Nash card 2004... (Back of card) On the front of this card is an authentic piece of a jersey WORN by Steve Nash as a member of the Dallas Mavericks in an NBA game. EXAMPLE: Jermaine O'Neal card 2006 Exquisite...(Back of card) On the front of this is a piece of memorabilia that has been certified to us as having been USED in an NBA game. Upper Deck has also stopped adding the word "Jersey" to the fronts of game-used insert cards. The company no longer acknowledges exactly what kind of material was inserted into the cards or how the item was used, and it has eliminated statements claiming the player pictured on the card front actually wore the inserted material. Upper Deck's authenticity has been questioned in regards to players' jersey and uniform materials. The cards state the inserted items are known to Upper Deck to have been used or worn, but since most of the gear is acquired through third parties, the actual use is unknown. Most of Upper Deck's jersey materials are harvested at events like rookie photo shoots, etc.. During such events, players often change shirts dozens of times to generate event-worn uniform material that never sees the field of play. Collectors still debate and question the authenticity of such 'memorabilia", which often includes items manufactured specifically for insert cards, patches, and other desirable content.
― heated debate over derpy hooves (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Friday, 18 May 2012 19:37 (1 year ago) Permalink
Which brings me back to Ted Williams' brain--with all the advancements in DNA science, a tiny little scraping from Ted's noggin would be so much easier to authenticate.
― clemenza, Friday, 18 May 2012 20:55 (1 year ago) Permalink
― Mad God 40/40 (Z S), Monday, 4 June 2012 18:19 (1 year ago) Permalink
ha haah a haha
― Porto for Pyros (The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall), Monday, 4 June 2012 18:22 (1 year ago) Permalink
There's still a part of my brain left over from highschool that could get back into collecting baseball cards tomorrow if I let it. That obsessive collect the whole set, find my favorite players, etc gland. Dangerous, dangerous stuff. I dare not let it out.
― Mordy, Monday, August 16, 2010 2:01 PM (2 years ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink
― Grimy Little Pimp (Jimmy The Mod Awaits The Return Of His Beloved), Saturday, 1 September 2012 20:44 (1 year ago) Permalink
Dangerous, dangerous stuff. I dare not let it out.
I looked up Jose Fernandez out of curiosity, ended up buying some rookie cards online:
Madison Bumgarner -- 2010 ToppsJose Fernandez -- 2013 ToppsFreddie Freeman -- 2011 ToppsClayton Kershaw -- 2008 Topps UpdateAndrew McCutchen -- 2005 Bowman Draft PicksAdam Wainwright -- 2000 Bowman Draft Picks
They were all between $3-5. The Trouts, Cabreras, and Harpers, forget it.
I need to get back to work and save myself from such idle pursuits.
― clemenza, Friday, 9 August 2013 18:07 (4 months ago) Permalink
Jerry: "Clemenza let it out?"Elaine: "Let. It. Out."
― clemenza, Friday, 9 August 2013 18:29 (4 months ago) Permalink
Ugliest card ever?
I always thought those Topps Finest cards were hideous.
(The 26-year-old Hamelin beat out Manny Ramirez and Jim Edmonds for ROY in 1994. Based only on what they did that year, and not taking into consideration age and projected future value, it's hard to argue with the vote.)
― clemenza, Monday, 26 August 2013 19:50 (3 months ago) Permalink