Rookie Card Upgrade: 1965 Topps Steve Carlton

Posted in Newspaperman, Rookie Card Upgrade with tags , , , , on February 11, 2016 by Cardboard Icons

It’s been a while since I’ve posted something here.  I honestly had tried three posts in the last two weeks but I could not get them uploaded.  It took me a little while to realize that in my near eight years since I started this blog I managed to use up all the space they allotted me for images. I had to figure out an alternative plan.; now I’m using Photobucket to host my images.

So here we are, back in business.

We’ll start with this awesome Rookie Card Upgrade.

Steve Carlton’s 1965 Topps rookie card is one that I have owned for quite some time.  And a few years ago I decided to have my copy graded so that I can add it to my showcase, It was slabbed at a 3.5 by Beckett Vintage Grading. I was content with that for a while.

974bb813-721c-4145-a738-a385409fac01_zpsovpo7q7dThen of course I managed to find a fantastic higher graded copy that was at a pretty decent price that I decided it was worth the upgrade.

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So now with this acquisition, that 3.5, which is well-centered, is available. $50 delivered to if you’re interested. Hit me on Twitter @cardboardicons

Congrats to Ken Griffey Jr. and Mike Piazza on their HOF selections — 89 UD, 92 Fleer BGS 9

Posted in Hall of Fame Rookie Cards, Hall of Famers with tags , , , , on January 6, 2016 by Cardboard Icons

   
 

Wallet Cards Meet The Snow

Posted in Misc. with tags , , , , , , on December 28, 2015 by Cardboard Icons

      

In Memoriam: Dave Henderson (July 21, 1958- Dec. 27, 2015) 

Posted in In Memoriam with tags , , , , , on December 27, 2015 by Cardboard Icons

I loved watching this guy play.  I also went to school with his twin nieces. This saddens me tremendously.  This is his 1982 Topps rookie card. 

 

I always wanted to do this for my kids … 

Posted in Misc. with tags , , , on December 25, 2015 by Cardboard Icons

I finally did what I wanted to do for years. I got them the Topps Santa Claus autograph cards for their stockings. 

  

Rookie Card Upgrade: 1959 Topps Sparky Anderson

Posted in Rookie Card Upgrade with tags , , , , , on December 20, 2015 by Cardboard Icons

The old 1959 Topps Sparky Anderson rookie card has been in my collection for almost a decade. The card is centered nicely but features creases consistent with being stepped in by a bare foot.

  
The new Anderson in my collection, obtained recently during a great sale at COMC.com, is centered nicely, doesn’t have the scuff marks in the black area of the design and isn’t creased. It is a candidate for grading in the future. 

  

Rookie Card Upgrade: 1976 Topps/OPC Dennis Eckersley

Posted in Rookie Card Upgrade with tags , , , , , , , on December 19, 2015 by Cardboard Icons

I’ve owned quite a few Dennis Eckersley rookie cards over the years, all of which are not as good as this raw copy. Kind of sad.

 
Well, thanks to the Internet and a certain card site, I was able to upgrade to a clean PSA 8 O-Pee-Chee rookie. This will also get converted into a BGS/BVG slab at some point.

  

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