Archive for Duke Snider

Mailday! But what’s wrong with this picture?

Posted in Newspaperman with tags , , , , , , , , on November 22, 2013 by Cardboard Icons

Just picked up my mail, and it was an awesome card day. But take a look at this picture and tell me what is wrong.

Hint, I’m NOT speaking of the scotch tape that was used.

See it yet?

If you answered yes. Good job. If you answered no, you’re technically right too. Where’s the penny sleeves, bro?!

This ain’t rocket science. It’s not hard to protect good cards. It’s as simple as making a hamburger — bun-meat-bun. Or in this case, card, penny sleeve Top loader.

Thrilled to have the cards, believe me. But as much as I paid for these — especially the short printed 2000 Greats of the Game Duke Snider auto — you’d think the seller could toss a few penny sleeves in here.


Two new vintage Hall of Famer rookie cards, Brooklyn Dodgers edition

Posted in Hall of Fame Rookie Cards with tags , , , , , on June 8, 2012 by Cardboard Icons

It’s been more than a week since I’ve been able to sit down and write something.

Forgive me, I’ve been busy … busy buying rookie cards!

It took some shuffling of assets, but I was able to knock out two more big rookie for my collection.  And I love the fact that both of these cards hail from the 1949 Bowman set.

These 1949 Bowman Roy Campanella and Duke Snider rookie cards are graded as being in “poor” condition, but the presentation value of these cards is so much better than other “ones” I’ve seen for sale. Wouldn’t you agree?

1949 Bowman Roy Campanella rookie card

1949 Bowman Duke Snider rookie card


See more Hall of Famer Rookie Cards here.

New COMC batch priced and ready to sell

Posted in Newspaperman with tags , , , , on February 21, 2011 by Cardboard Icons

In my quest to continue downsizing my collection and tailoring it to what I really want, I have sent more cards to CheckOutMyCards.

My latest batch is 500 cards and was uploaded over the weekend.  The cards have been priced and are available for your viewing/purchasing pleasure.

A good number of the cards are relics, ones that I once cared about but no longer do.

Don’t like my prices? Feel free to shoot me an offer.

CheckoutMYcards HERE.

The Home Run King and 4 other HOF autos for $25

Posted in Newspaperman with tags , , , , , , on February 18, 2011 by Cardboard Icons

It’s not hard to find hall of fame signatures on cards these days.  The price of these autographs has been dropping over the years, partly because collectors have so many different ones to choose from.

But fact remains: If you can get them at a budget price, you’ve got yourself a nice little collectible.

Over the last 10 days, I’ve acquired five hall of fame signatures for the low price of $25.

They may not be the most sought after cards of these players, but they are what they are — autographed.

The Hank Aaron shown at the top of this post is from a special 1992 Front Row set.  Some 25,000 sets were created, but 5,000 of them featured a card that was signed by The Hammer.  Problem is though that the cards are not certified.  Before paying $17 for this Aaron I compared it to others that have been slabbed by PSA/DNA and it looks to have the same characteristics.  I have no problem believing this is the real deal.  What I like about this Aaron is that it comes from 1992, a time when Aaron signatures were still relatively smooth.  Look at any of his newer autos, most of them are pretty jittery.

Before finding this Aaron auto, I found a lot of four 1994 Nabisco autographs for less than the price of three 2011 Topps packs.  Nabisco?  As in the cracker company?  Yep.

In 1994, the cookie, cracker and biscuit manufacturer created a four-card set that was part of a giveaway.  In a nutshell, purchasers sent in a few bar codes from Nabisco products along with the cost of shipping and handling, and in return they received ONE hall of fame autograph. I managed to get the whole set for about the same price someone paid for shipping and handling on one card. Awesome.

Duke Snider is a common signature to get through the mail (just add like $10) and he’ll sign whatever you send him.  But it’s nice to have a signature from the early 1990s, one that is not as shaky as his latest returns have been.

Jim Palmer autos can be had for $15 these days, but most of them are on shiny stickers that were produced by Donruss in the early part of the 2000s.  Hard-signed autos are always a plus.

Frank Robinson’s signature might be one of the most awkward looking legible signatures on the market.  I think his autos are more desirable on Reds cards, but there’s no complaining with this hard-signed card.

Gotta love a signature from Bob Gibson.  He was one of the most intimidating pitchers in the history of the game, yet has one of the most gentle signatures.