This time I was able to pull a big stack for my own PC. I do not normally collect basketball cards, but this (near) set was from 2003 Upper Deck. It has the LEGO Sports branding on it, and some of them are gold parallels. We are pretty LEGO-crazy in this house, so I will save this for my boys (or for myself?) for later.
On the left is a picture of the "vintage-est" card that has come out of the box so far -- a 1981 Donruss Ron Cey (happy birthday, Ron!). Anybody need it? The card on the right is a lenticular Beanie Baby card, from "Mary Beth's Bean Bag World." It was the Beckett magazine of Beanie Babies. I'm keeping it! :-)
Looking at some more cards that are for trade, these were all from 2003 UD Sweet Spot Classic. This is a very well-designed base set, with gold foil at the top/bottom. Altogether, there were around 50 of those. Let me know if you have any needs here, and I can check the rest of them. (Already pulled the PeeWee Reese for you, N.O.) The Williams and Righetti were each Serial #'d.
Aloha! Oddball alert -- I also got 13 cards from the 2004 University of Hawaii baseball team.
2004 Gold Parallells.
3 Sakics and the author of "Cujo."
These are LAPD Dodgers cards. 4 of the 5 are still attached -- accordion-style.
...I found ANOTHER ten on the other side. There's ol' Javy Lopez on the Durham Bulls. :-) There were actually 11...including an Eric Lindros that I grabbed for myself.
That's all the loose cards from that layer -- now for the boxes.
If you recall, in the picture I showed from the last post, there were 3 cardboard boxes shown. 1 was clearly labeled as 2001 Bowman Draft. one we figured was 1987 Donruss: The Rookies, and the other one said it was collectible playing cards. Well, the playing cards weren't baseball...they were football!
Here were a few of my favorites. Any needs there? The box probably had 80-90% of the full set. Here's the checklist.
The Donruss:The Rookies box was <insert sound of a sad trumpet>. Half the cards were gone...all the good ones. Best players left were Chris Bosio and Mike Greenwell.... Moving on.
The last thing was a little box of 2001 Bowman Draft, claiming to have the complete base set. It was packed tight, so I'm guessing it did, but did not verify. I pulled out what I think were the best players from that set:
That's a Chase Utley rookie, and a rookie of "Covelli" Crisp. He wasn't officially "Coco" yet!
When I bought this lot from the guy, he said that it didn't have any jersey or autograph cards in it. That's fine with me...I'm all about that base.
So much to my surprise, when I opened that Bowman box, these guys were in the back.
A red Futures Game jersey of Brett Myers and an on-card auto of Bobby Bradley. Bradley may not have been the world's greatest pitcher, but that is a NICE signature!
So that's it. Below I will post a quick summary of what came out of that layer. Enjoy these while you can...the next layer looks more junk-waxy than this one.
To help make my future posts on this better, What was your favorite card from this post, and why? Thanks.
Layer 2 Summary:
|Baseball||2001 Bowman Draft||110|
|Baseball||2004 Cracker Jack||80|
|Baseball||2003 Upper Deck Sweet Spot Classic||49|
|Football||1992 NFL Star Playing Cards||48|
|Baseball||2002 Upper Deck 40-Man||36|
|Baseball||1987 Donruss: The Rookies||32|
|Baseball||2002 Bowman Heritage||29|
|Baseball||1999 Upper Deck Century Legends||21|
|Baseball||1994 Upper Deck||18|
|Baseball||2002 Donruss Diamond Kings||18|
|Baseball||1999 Upper Deck Collector's Choice||17|
|Baseball||1999 Fleer Metal Universe||14|
|Baseball||1998 Pacific Omega||13|
|Baseball||2004 University of Hawaii - KKEA||13|
|Baseball||1998 Skybox Thunder||12|
|Baseball||1991 Upper Deck||11|
|Baseball||2003 Donruss Champions||10|
|Baseball||1997 Upper Deck Collector's Choice||9|
|Baseball||1988 Topps Big||9|
|Baseball||1998 Upper Deck Collector's Choice||8|
|Baseball||2004 Fleer Authentix||7|
|Baseball||1998 Fleer Ultra||5|