Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Up For Grabs: The Ironman

I'm decommissioning my "superstar" binders after something like 25 years of collecting. Let's be honest, though, these binders have by and large been collecting dust since the early '90s aside from when I either pull them out to add some newer cards of players that were already in there or remove something to send to someone. They're a pain to keep around when I am no longer interested in collecting for "value". I am going to be purging cards of these players, mostly Hall of Famers, and offering them up on the blog. What doesn't get claimed will either get filtered back into the storage boxes portion of my collection (with Bip Roberts and the like) sorted by set or possibly jettisoned to an auction site like Listia.

See the list at the end of the post for details. If you've traded with me recently (or a bunch of times) just let me know and I will set any/all of the cards aside for you. If not, just mention that you're interested in the cards and arrange to send me something for them. I have want lists available on the sidebar, and even if you can't find something there I always have a home for Cardinals, Trail Blazers and University of Oregon alumni.

I remember being a huge fan of the glossy All-Star cards, of both the send-away variety and the kind (like this one) that came one per rack pack. Topps sort of tried to revive the latter concept in 2007 but the All-Star inserts looked nothing like the originals.

This is a man who needed a cap at all times.

I was never a fan of Ripken's. I was a big Ozzie Smith fan, so it was hard for me to see that there was any other shortstop better than the Wizard. I am not going to try to make that case today.

Lots of close-up head shots on these cards. Not my favorite thing in the world.

This is much better. I also have the iconic 1992 Topps card if there's anyone out there who still doesn't own his card.

I have frequently raided my Ripken stash to trade with others since I started this blog, so there isn't quite the variety that I have of some players.


The list:

1992 Donruss MVP #BC1
1987 Topps #784 [6 available]
1993 Topps #300
1988 Fleer (SuperStarSpecials w/ Bill Ripken) #640
1990 Upper Deck #266 [2 available]
1990 Bowman #255
1989 Topps All-Star Glossy #5
1995 Topps Stadium Club (Extreme Corps) #510
1994 Topps Stadium Club #373
1990 Topps #570 [2 available]
1990 Topps (Record Breaker) #8 [2 available]
1990 Topps (All-Star) #388 [3 available]
1990 Fleer (Players of the Decade - COR) #624b
1990 Donruss #96 [4 available]
1990 Donruss (All-Star COR) #676a [2 available]
1988 Topps (Orioles Leaders w/ Eddie Murray) #51 [4 available]
1991 Score #95 [2 available]
1991 Donruss #223
1991 Donruss (All-Star) #52
1990 Score #2
1988 Score #550
1987 Topps (All-Star) #609 [4 available]
1991 Topps (Record Breaker) #5
1991 Score (The Franchise) #849 [2 available]
1987 Donruss #89
1988 Donruss #171 [5 available]
1988 Donruss (Diamond King) #26 [2 available]
1988 Donruss (Ripken Baseball Family w/ Bill + Cal Sr.) #625
1989 Topps #250 [4 available]
1991 Fleer #490 [2 available]
1989 Donruss MVP #BC-15
1992 Topps #40
1992 Score #540
1990 Donruss MVP #BC-18 [2 available]
1990 Topps Kmart #20
1988 Topps UK Mini #61
1988 Donruss MVP #BC-1 [2 available]


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  2. I believe I need a few of these. We could get a bigger trade going starting from there, if you're interested.

  3. Sounds good to me. Just let me know which ones you need. I'm definitely interested in any kind of Cardinals thing or stuff from my want lists.


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