June 1, 2015

TheHobby

I love collecting Cleveland Indians baseball cards. Those adventures appear at www.tribecards.net. This page will highlight certain posts from that site among other aspects of my collecting habit.

Indians Baseball Cards

I am so excited and honored to have "A Game of Tag" included in this collection coming out SOON!! http://gallencook.com/2017/10/29/hardclay/

The story centers around a boy who is essentially confined to his room a decade after World War III. He watches his friends play a game of tag. Not all is as it seems.


Author: --David
Posted: October 30, 2017, 11:00 am
When you collect baseball cards, word gets around the workplace pretty quickly. Soon, colleagues ask about your collection, how long you've been collecting, what keeps you collecting, etc. And, yes, many give you the sideways glance of a disapproving parent.

Often, at least in my experience, they are quick to come to your for advice about cards they still have or cards their kids are collecting. "How much do you think this is worth?" "What do you think of these?" and other similar questions.

Sometimes, co-workers bring you a stack of cards and say, "I've had these for a long time and I don't collect. Would you like them?" I always take them. Always. It doesn't matter to me if the cards are worth $1 or $100. It doesn't matter if they are players I collect or players of whom I have never heard before. What matters is that this person thought enough of me and my hobby to offer something to help the cause or to find a new home for cardboard bits that were collecting dust. The cards in this post are just that: cards given to me by co-workers. Most of these will find their way into trades/giveaways, off to find a more permanent home.

The "Pudge" card came from my organization's Director. I'll keep that one, mainly because she understands what my hobby means to me and this was a very cool gesture. The other cards came from one co-worker, cleaning out her closets one day. They are all from 1987.

There are some very well-known folks in here: Jim Rice and Tony Gwynn jump off the scan from this first group. Am I the only one that thinks of the song "Come on Eileen" when coming across a Johnny Ray card? "Poor old Johnny Ray..." We also have Otis Nixon, Triber!


 The next scan finishes out the 87 Fleer with players like Oil Can Boyd, Cecil Cooper, Ron Guidry and more. These are the players of my youth - er, okay, I graduated High School in 87...

Next up, we have a stack (most likely a single pack) of 1987 Donruss. Dale Murphy, Tim Wallach, and Jorge Orta (former Triber) stand out for me. Which ones grab your memory?

Finally, we end things with some 1987 Topps. Again, probably from one pack. Roger Clemens, Dave Kingman, and Leon Durham jump out for me, along with several others.

Author: --David
Posted: October 12, 2017, 4:30 pm
Welcome to Gint-a-Cuffs 09! Here is my 2nd Hobby Box break with scores. Let's see how we do!

manny machado box loader: +4bl; 
packtotal: +4; GAC total: +4


joey votto - +2ofp
jordan zimmermann - 0
eric legrand - 0
jake arrieta what a day - +2wad
roman quinn - 0
david ortiz - 0
david dahl mini black border - +4mbb
honus wagner - 0
pack total: +8; GAC total +12


rod carew - 0
david price - 0
matt carpenter - +2ofp
sunsphere worlds fair - +2wf
yu darvish mini - 0
 greg maddux - 0
roger clemens - 0
alex gordon - 0
pack total: +4; GAC total: +16

freddie freeman - 0
jackie robinson - 0
jose bautista what a day - +2wad
jose reyes mini ag - +2mag
yangervis solarte - 0
kyle freeland - 0
aaron judge - -1yankees
jason heyward - 0
pack total: +3; GAC total +19

steven matz - 0
battle of princeton rev battles - +2revbatt
robinson cano relic - +7fsr
20,000 leagues under sea req'd reading mini - +2rr
andrew miller - Indians (Wahoo!!) - +1ft
hank aaron - 0
xander bogaerts - 0
pack total: +12; GAC total: +31

adam duvall - 0
tim anderson - 0
luis severino - -1yankees
salmon/flatfish - fishing/lures - +2fish
randy johnson mini - 0
yu darvish - 0
kevin kiermaier - 0
gerrit cole - 0
pack total: +1; GAC total: +32

david wright - 0
max scherzer - 0
alex gonzalez rediscover topps  - +1buyback
dansby swanson what a day - +2wad
carlos carrasco mini ag (Indians - Wahoo!!) - +1ft; +2ag (total: +3)
ty blach - 0
roberto clemente - 0
vashti cunningham - 0
joc pederson - 0
pack total: +5; GAC total: +37

julio teheran - +2ofp
kevin kelley - 0
jason kipnis - Indians (Wahoo!!) - +1ft
yellowfish tuna/trolling lure fish/lure - +2fish
todd frazier mini - 0
khris davis - 0
ozzie smith - 0
stephen strasburg - 0
pack total: +5; GAC total: +42

maikel franco - 0
brooke hogan - 0
andrew mccutchen what a day - +2wad
xander bogaerts mini - 0
lance mccullers - 0
julio urias - 0
chad pinder - 0
george springer - 0
pack total: +2; GAC total: +44

jose altuve - +2ofp
laurie hernandez - 0
mookie betts what a day - +2wad
dave winfield mini - 0
adam eaton - 0
dee gordon - 0
stephen piscotty - 0
chris archer - 0
pack total: +4; GAC total: +48

tyler glasnow - 0
tyler naquin - Indians (Wahoo!!) - +1ft
aaron sanchez - 0
ferris wheel worlds fair - +2wf
hank aaron mini - 0
zach britton - 0
jt realmuto - 0
adrian beltre - +2ofp
pack total: +5; GAC total: +53

elvis andrus - 0
peter rosenberg - 0
ryan christenson rediscover topps - +1buyback
freddie freeman what a day - +2wad
surgeon dude mini - worlds dudes - +2wd
ramiel tapia - 0
ryan braun - 0
jose bautista - 0
jean segura - 0
pack total: +5; GAC total: +58

ben smith - 0
jake thompson - 0
orlando arcia - 0
bunker hill rev battles - +2revbatt
james shields mini - 0
wil myers - 0
tyler austin - -1yanks
micheal fulmer - 0
pack total: +1; GAC total: +59

 babe ruth - -1yanks
ken griffey jr - 0
ollie schniederjans - 0
smallmouth bass/small jig fish/lures = +2fish
jurickson profar mini- 0
aj reed - 0
yaon moncada - 0
dave winfield - 0
pack total: +1; GAC total: +60

nolan ryan - 0
jay glazer - 0
todd frazier - 0
atomium worlds fair - +2wf
kevin gausman ag mini - +2mag
ben zobrist - 0
jorge soler - 0
manny machado - 0
pack total: +4; GAC total: +64

miguel sano - 0
dan jennings - 0
derek jeter what a day - -1yanks; +2wad; total +1
manny machado mini - 0
marcell ozuna - 0
bo jackson - 0
jayson werth - 0
kirby smart - 0
pack total: +1; GAC total: +65

matt olson - 0
jesse winkler - 0
casey candaele rediscover topps - +1buyback
carlos correa what a day - +2wad
dansby swanson mini black border - +4mbb
whitey ford - -1yanks
andrew benintendi - 0
edwin encarnacion - Indians (Wahoo!!) - +1ft
randy johnson - 0
pack total: +7; GAC total: +72

bobby abreu - 0
german marquez - 0
vince velasquez - 0
carlos gonzalez what a day - +2wad
max kepler mini - 0
garrett mcnamara - 0
aroldis chapman - -1yanks
johnny bench - 0
pack total: +1; GAC total: +73

cole hamels - 0
miguel cotto relic - +5fsr
mark trumbo mini ag back - +2mag
jose deleon - 0
marcus semien - 0
greg brid - -1yanks
monorail worlds fair - +2wf
pack total: +8; GAC total: +81

marcus stroman - 0
xray machine worlds fair - +2wf
shintaro fujinami relic - +5fsr
albert pujols - 0
hanley ramirez mini - 0
yasmany tomas - 0
mike moustakas - 0
pack total: +7; GAC total: +88

robinson cano - 0
william shatner - +1ws
dustin pedroia - 0
gary sanchez mini black border - -1yanks; +2mbb; total: +1
sailfish/plugs fish/lures - +2fish
josh bell - 0
tanner roark - 0
james shields - 0
pack total: +4; GAC total: +92

allan anderson rediscover topps - +1buyback
stephen a smith - -1sas
adrian gonzalez - 0
adam jones what a day - +2wad
steel worker dude worlds dudes mini - +2wd
bartolo colon - 0
jake arrieta - 0
giancarlo stanton - +2ofp
alexa datt - 0
pack total: +6; GAC total: +98

jameson taillon - 0
jurickson profar - 0
ender inciarte - 0
tarpon/twitchbait fishing/lures - +2fish
harry kellar magicians/illusionists mini - +2magic
jose abreu - +2ofp
kevin gausman - 0
rickey henderson - 0
pack total: +6; GAC total: +104

allie laforce - 0
yoenis cespedes - 0
xander bogaerts what a day - +2wad
willie stargell ag back mini sp - +2mag; +3msp; total: +5
willie mccovey - 0
jayson stark - 0
francisco lindor - Indians (Wahoo!!) - +1ft; +4myfp; total: +5
brian dozier - 0
pack total: +9; GAC total +116

trees in india - 0
jon lester - 0
pedro martinez - 0
buster posey what a day - +2wad; +2ofp; total +4
julio teheran mini ag back - +2mag; +2ofp; total: +4
david dahl - 0
mookie betts - 0
derek jeter - -1yanks
pack total: +7; GAC total: +123


Well, we ended up with a total of +123 if my math and calculations are correct. That is just 2.8 points short of my first box. haha! The difference? More Yankees in this box equals more penalties!


Author: --David
Posted: August 21, 2017, 9:00 pm

 

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