October 23, 2017

Adding Another Burleigh Grimes 1933 Goudey To The PC

I recently added my third 1933 Goudey Burleigh Grimes card to my PC and this one comes to me from eBay, $10 delivered. It has clearly seen better days but that's really the only way I'm able to add a card from a Hall of Famer from the most popular set of the 1930's for a ten spot. 


For the uninitiated, Grimes pitched for 19 seasons from 1916-1934 and he would be elected to the Hall of Fame in 1964 by the Veteran's Committee. He was the last pitcher allowed to throw a spitball after he was grandfathered to use it after the pitch was banned in 1920.


With there being so many 1933 Goudey cards that were essentially reprinted in the 1934 set, it is a shame that Grimes wasn't included in Goudey's second most famous set. 

October 22, 2017

It Was Sort Of Like Bidding Against Yourself


As I have a large majority of Andy Pafko's cards from his playing days, I spend my eBay time looking for those rare items that are effectively one-of-ones. These might be homemade cards or Pafko signed pieces. Pafko was a very generous signer and I'm in no danger of running out of signed items to add to my collection.

A while ago I came across this turquoise ticket signed by Pafko listed on eBay. Back in 1989 it looks like Handy Andy was the "special autograph guest" at a card show in Madison and someone had him sign their ticket.

I ended up losing the auction after a few bids and I figured  it was another piece lost to the internet forever. That was until my parents came down for a visit here in Illinois a few weeks later.

My Dad collected baseball cards as a kid and he sometimes pick up cards for me at yard sales or junk shops and he is well aware of my Pafko collecting bug. He presented me with the ticket and I couldn't quite believe it that he was he was the person outbidding me during the original auction listing.

I imagine this sort of thing has happened to a few of you out there where you know the person bidding against you. I bet it happens a lot with player collectors among the most popular players.  Thankfully there aren't too may Pafko collectors out there so there isn't too much back and forth bidding on items.

September 10, 2017

Show and Tell #133: Bean's Ballcard Blog Booty

Back in the spring, kin from Bean's Ballcard Blog asked for my address to send me some cards from my need list. At the time I was in the process into moving into a new house and I gave him our address with an "East" when it should have been a "West." This started a chain reaction of card being sent to me that would eventually get returned to Kin. It went out again to me and I think floated around my local post office undelivered until someone finally thought try "west" instead of "east." That note was written on the package when it found its way into my mailbox at the start of August. 

Inside was a great collection of cards featuring many of my favorite players. The overall highlight was this Bill Madlock jersey relic card from 2002 Upper Deck Sweet Spot Classic. Madlock is the favorite son of my current home of Decatur, Illinois and over the course of his career he won four National League batting titles.


He also included another Madlock card I was looking for on my needs list, his appearance in 1981 Topps. The reverse of his card highlights Madlock's role in the Pirates 1979 World Series championship where he had a four-hit performance in Game 5. 


Next up is a collection of cards featuring another fan favorite originally from Central Illinois. Jim Thome hails from Bartonville, Illinois which is just outside of Peoria and about an hour and a half from in Decatur.


Thome spent about two seasons with the Twins and his card from that era are my favorite Thome cards overall.. 


Also included were several Thomes that I didn't have yet, including this Home Run Heroes insert from 2011 Toppys Gypsy Queen and the ultra shiny Blue Sapphire insert from 2013 Bowman which features a reprint of Thome's Bowman rookie card from 1991. I also particularly like the die-cut Gold Medallion card from 2000 Fleer Ultra. 




One player in the PC that I really need to get a checklist together for is Jordan Zimmermann. Kin included a couple Zimmermanns (you always have to remember that second "n" in his last name) in the trade package and after leading the league in wins in 2013, Zimmermann has had a couple rough seasons with the Detroit Tigers. My collection of Zimmermann cards as a Tiger is almost nonexistent and I should really jump on that while they are still easy to find. 


Thanks again for the trade Kin!

September 7, 2017

Numerous New Niekros

My Dad has taken up as a hobby to take a look at my needs list and go eBay hunting for deals. A man has to fill his free time somehow now that he is retired! So when my parents take the trip down to Central Illinois for a visit he will bring a stack of cards along with him and the most recent group included numerous new Niekros for me to enjoy.

Without a doubt the highlight is personalized autograph of Joe Niekro. Some jabroni named Matt had it personally signed by Niekro and then sold it on eBay. There loss is my gain and it has taken its place as one of my favorite autographs. Now I just need to find an Andy Pafko autograph inscribed "To Matt" as well. 


"Okay Mr. Niekro, we're ready for your Topps baseball card photo. Please come over and stand directly into the sun Mr. Niekro. Okay, go ahead and squint those eyes. The more squinty the better as far as we're concerned! A little more please, I can still see one pupil. Okay great, say cheese!"



Phil Niekro pitched for the Braves from 1964 to 1983 and here is his 1976 Topps card. His home is listed as Decatur, Georgia on the back of card which is a sort of "brother city" to my home here in Decatur, Illinois as both cities were named after War of 1812 hero Stephen Decatur.


Recently, the King of the Baseball Card Blogs, Night Owl, tweeted on the supremacy of red-bordered team cards. I think that extents to all cards, including one of my favorites from the 1988 Topps set which features Phil and Joe winning their combined 530th game which broke Gaylord and Jim Perry's brotherly record.


Now this is a heavy metal card, literally. The No-Hitter Pin cards from 2016 Topps Series One are some of the heaviest cards ever made as that is big and made of metal. Phil's card honors his no-hitter from 1973 against the San Diego Padres and he threw nothing but knuckleballs from the 7th inning on.  


September 2, 2017

Becoming The Collector

For my birthday a few months ago my friend Scott gave me this amazing Lego mini figures case that holds 16 figures. He must have noticed me enviously looking at his during a visit to his house and I finally dug out my mini figures to fill it up this week. I went with eight Simpsons and eight Doctor Who mini figures with five doctors and some villains. 


I think it looks great but I will admit that I felt a little bit like The Collector when I placed the case on my shelf.


July 22, 2017

Genius Covers : My Amazing Copy of Fantastic Four Annual #1

You can find other entries in the Genius Covers series HERE

While I have a pretty formidable comic collection (purely in terms of number of comics), I don't really have a lot of key early issues from the 1960's and 70's. I do have a couple early issues of Daredevil but they are in pretty rough condition but as a kid collector I was more interested in the current issues than older ones and I didn't really care about owning the important issues when I could read reprints or graphic novels with those issues included.

All this recently changed when I received a great looking copy of Fantastic Four Annual #1 from 1963 for my birthday this year from my sister. I was flabbergasted as she included it at the bottom of a stack of inexpensive G.I. Joe comics from the 1980's and then BAM! a Jack Kirby cover smacks me across the face!

Here's the cover with colors just as vibrant as the day they were printed.



The issue story line finds the Fantastic Four running into trouble from the Sub-Mariner, prince of Atlantis. Written by Stan Lee and drawn by Jack Kirby, I believe this is my early 60's Kirby. Jeez, thanks Avril!



The issue also features the Thing battling a hammer head shark!



The Marvel annual issues were always filled to the brim with just about double the size of a normal issue and Fantastic Four Annual #1 filled its pages with full page art featuring the teams key villains from their first year in comics. First we have The Mole Man the first villain the team ever faced in issue #1.



Although Alicia Masters, the Puppet Master's step-daughter, dated the Thing for many years in the comics, he would become the father-in-law to the Human Torch when Alicia married Johnny Storm in Fantastic Four issue #300.



There was also an incredibly detailed map of the team's headquarters in the Baxter Building. Before the days of comic information being easily accessible it was these type of drawings that provided the amount of detail super fans needed to know every possible thing about the Fantastic Four.



Thanks again Avril for the totally unexpected surprise!

July 10, 2017

Possibly The Most Disturbing Chicago Cubs Cash-In Yet

Living in Illinois as I do, I'm sometimes surprised to be reminded that another baseball team also plays in Chicago other than the Cubs. It's a Cubs world here and we all just live in it and the White Sox are nowhere to be found.

The other day I was flipping through the newspaper coupon book/penny saver thing that comes once a week and a small postcard fell out into my lap. I recoiled in horror and I was face to face with the deep dark blue eyes of Kyle, the Littlest Cubs Fan. This officially licensed monstrosity product (thanks a lot MLB!) is a vinyl doll (and not a toy by the way, it is a collectible! as the fine print reads under his left elbow) dressed in a Cubs jersey that can be yours for only $159.99!

I pick up a lot of Chicago Cubs cards and oddballs for my L.T.T.P.R.M.D. (Long Time Trading Partner Reader Mike D.) and this would work out sooooo well for our next trade!

Me: "Oh, thanks Mike for finding an original 1954 Spic and Span Andy Pafko for me! That must have taken some time to track down."

Mike: "It was wasn't too hard, I found a good deal from a seller after about eight hours of searching." 

Me: "Thanks again. Here's your part of the trade. It is Kyle, the Littlest Cubs Fan."

Mike: "Delete my contact information."



At least you now know how you can push the eject button on any friendship you have with a Cubs fan. Plus, that $159.99 isn't so bad as you can spread it out over six payments of $26.67! 

July 9, 2017

Jesse Orosco Rookie Card and Autograph

One of my favorite type of players to collect are pitchers that have a career where they pitch forever. Some of my all-time favorites include Hoyt Wilhelm, Gaylord Perry, the Niekro brothers, and Kent Tekulve. 

The all-time king of "pitching forever" is Jesse Orosco who pitched from 1979 to 2003 and holds the record for pitching in 1,252 games. Although he is famous for winning World Series titles with the New York Mets (1986) and Dodgers (1988), Orosco began his career as a Minnesota Twin. He was then traded to the Mets as a part of the trade that brought Jerry Koosman to Minnesota. Orosco would also end his career pitching for the Twins in 2003 for eight games.

It doesn't appear that Orosco has any cards as a Twin from either of his stints with the team ( Add that to the "cards that should have been" list) and you can find his rookie card in 1980 Topps. He shares it with the 1986 Cy Young winner Mike Scott, making it a very respectable 80's multi-player rookie. 


Orosco only has a handful of certified autographs, including 2005 Topps Pristine Legends and 2013 Topps Archives, so I added an  TTM/in-person autograph of Orosco's 1983 Fleer card. I received this one from Reader Mike D. in a trade a while ago and I like how Jesse signed the card without signing over his portrait. 


July 8, 2017

Show and Tell #133: A Summer Trade From the Summer of '74

Here are the results of a recent trade from Matt of the Summer of '74 blog. He sent me a collection of Twins, Royals, Mariners, and a couple of great cards I'm not sure how he knew I would love. We start off with a Bill Madlock 1980 Topps buyback which are a pretty rare find in 2014 Topps products.


Next up is a James Shield Royals jersey relic from 2014 Topps. Shields signed with the Padres before the 2015 season and missed out on the Royals World Series run.


Next we have two cards that could each be reprints that you might have trouble identifying with just a card scan alone. Turns out Carlos Beltran's second Topps flagship card is real and the Bo Jackson is from the Berger's Best insert set from 2016 Topps. The Jackson is obvious with the card in-hand as it is a modern glossy card. 

Don't you miss the days when Beltran's rookie was in 1995 Topps and his second Topps flagship card was released five years later!?


Omar Vizquel's Fleer rookie card can be found in 1989 Fleer Update and so this 1990 Fleer card was realistically my first chance of pulling a Fleer card for the all-time leader in double plays at shortstop.


I'm not sure exactly who Matt knew I was looking for this card as I haven't put together a First Pitch needs list but it was in my trade package anyway.


Also included were two TTM/in-person Mariners autographs of mid-80's designated history Ken Phelps and pitcher Pete Ladd who went 8-6 in his one season with Mariners in 1986. 



I even got this awesome signature card! Thanks for the trade Matt and I will look for some stuff for you at the National in a few weeks!


July 3, 2017

Ripping Some Rick and Morty Mini Figure Blind Boxes

Rick and Morty Season 3 is coming soon! 



As in it arrives in a few weeks, July 30th to be exact, and as the new trailer and premiere dates have been released, I've been spending my baseball card money on the mystery minis figure boxes that are available only at Target. You might overlook these sort of items if you stick to the Target trading card aisle by the checkouts. My local target stocks these in a sort of "pop culture" section behind the books and video section and was a box of these with 12 figures to choose from with a $5.99 price tag. 


The 12-figure box size allows for a really small chance of pulling a double as the only figure with a lower than 1/12 chance of pulling is Mr. Puppy Butthole at 1:6. But really, who would be mad at pulling double of everyone's favorite Rick and Morty character.


And wouldn't you know it, my first box gave Mr. Poopybutthole. His figure is substantially smaller than the other figures and if you have some time you can easily search the boxes and find his (or avoid it if you already pulled his figure)


Next up with have Birdperson, who we learned in the Season 3 premiere that aired on April 1st is still alive and with us, although he has been slightly augmented. This was one of the top figures I wanted to pull and I'm glad I got him.


My last figure turned out to be Summer glancing at her phone. Of all the characters in the show, she has gone from my least favorite characters to one of the best. She and Rick share one of my favorite all-time moments in the show, the body building scenes with DMX as the theme.


Overall, I would recommend these to Rick and Morty fans. Although they are made by Funko, the art style stays true to the show and are high quality. They are pretty sturdy sitting on by desk and I hope that they continue to expand the characters available (especially with Morty variations).  

June 23, 2017

My New Favorite Andy Pafko Piece

A few months ago I came upon an auction for an Andy Pafko item I had never seen before but I knew I had to have. It was a one of a kind original press photo from the Chicago bureau of United Press International dating back to 1955. It features my favorite baseball player, Andy Pafko, checking the sights on his rifle, with a second rifle on his lap. The photo is taken in his Wisconsin home with a Milwaukee Braves cap in the background and a photo of him from his Dodgers days to the right. It's just such an unexpected image of "Handy Andy" and one I had never seen before and now I'm happy to share it (without watermark) on the blog for Pafko fans to enjoy. 


Deer hunting is incredibly popular in Wisconsin and as the back of the photo provides, Pafko was preparing for hunting season. The back also gives a glimpse into how the baseball has changed as it references that Pafko decided to not work during the offseason to be better rested for spring training.


June 18, 2017

Tom Poquette Needs List


And you thought my Juan Berenguer needs list was obscure!  Here's my complete needs list for Tom Poquette, famously the 2nd best player on his 1975 Topps rookie card and the only person from my hometown of Eau Claire, WI to be named to the Topps All-Star Rookie Team!

Updated: 6-18-17

1975 O-Pee-Chee #622 Fred Lynn RC
1975 Topps #622 Rookie Outfielders/Ed Armbrister RC/Fred Lynn RC/Tom Poquette RC/Terry Whitfield RC
1975 Topps Mini #622 Rookie Outfielders/Ed Armbrister RC/Fred Lynn RC/Tom Poquette RC/Terry Whitfield RC
1976 Royals A and P #12 Tom Poquette
1976 Royals Postcards #25 Tom Poquette
1977 Burger Chef Discs #66 Tom Poquette
1977 Kellogg's #24 Tom Poquette
1977 O-Pee-Chee #66 Tom Poquette
1977 Topps #93 Tom Poquette
1978 O-Pee-Chee #197 Tom Poquette
1978 Royals #19 Tom Poquette
1978 SSPC 270 #239 Tom Poquette
1978 Topps #357 Tom Poquette
1979 Topps #476 Tom Poquette
1979-80 Royals Team Issue #19 Tom Poquette
1980 Topps #597 Tom Poquette
1981 Topps #153 Tom Poquette
1982 Royals #15 Tom Poquette
1982 Topps #657 Tom Poquette
1986 Royals Greats TCMA #7 Tom Poquette
1988 Omaha Royals ProCards #1495 Tom Poquette
1989 Omaha Royals CMC #25 Coaches/Tom Poquette/Rich Cubee
1989 Omaha Royals ProCards #1741 Tom Poquette CO
1990 CMC #198 Tom Poquette CO UER
1990 Omaha Royals CMC #23 Coaches/Tom Poquette/Rich Debee/Card # says 24
1990 Omaha Royals ProCards #81 Tom Poquette CO
1990 ProCards AAA #616 Tom Poquette CO
1992 Appleton Foxes Classic/Best #27 Tom Poquette
1992 Appleton Foxes Fleer/ProCards #1001 Tom Poquette
1993 Memphis Chicks Fleer/ProCards #391 Tom Poquette MG
1993 Rangers Keebler #297 Tom Poquette
1994 Omaha Royals Fleer/ProCards #1240 Tom Poquette CO
1995 Omaha Royals Team Issue #25 Tom Poquette CO
1999 Charleston Alley Cats Multi-Ad #23 Tom Poquette MG
2000 Spokane Indians Grandstand #29 Tom Poquette MG
2001 Omaha Golden Spikes Choice #23 Tom Poquette CO
2001 Spokane Indians Grandstand #24 Tom Poquette MG
2002 Spokane Indians Grandstand #25 Tom Poquette MGR
2005 Topps Rookie Cup Original Relics #306 Tom Poquette G #/10

June 17, 2017

Burleigh Grimes Needs List


Here's my needs list for Burleigh Grimes, legendary spitball pitcher and Hall of Famer, who was born in Emerald, Wisconsin which is about an hour west from my home in Eau Claire. A lot of it is very old or very recent as he was featured in many Panini sets over the past few years.

Last updated: 6-17-17

1921 Exhibits #22 Burleigh Grimes
1921 Oxford Confectionery E253 #7 Burleigh Grimes
1922 E120 American Caramel Series of 240 #140 Burleigh Grimes
1922 Neilson's Chocolates V61 #89 Burleigh Grimes
1922 W572 #35 Burleigh Grimes
1922 W573 #53 Burleigh Grimes
1922 William Paterson V89 #31 Burleigh Grimes
1923 Curtis Ireland Candy E123 #55 Burleigh Grimes
1923 W515-1 #16 Burleigh Grimes
1923 W515-2 #16 Burleigh Grimes
1923 Willard's Chocolates V100 #55 Burleigh Grimes
1924 Diaz Cigarettes #20 Burleigh Grimes
1925 Exhibits #12 Burleigh A. Grimes
1925 Universal Toy and Novelty W-504 #107 Burleigh Grimes
1926 Exhibits #11 Burleigh A.Grimes
1927 Exhibits #7 Burleigh A. Grimes
1927 York Caramel Type 1 E210 #1 Burleigh Grimes
1928 Harrington's Ice Cream #1 Burleigh Grimes
1928 Kashin Publications R315 #A12 Burleigh Grimes
1928 Kashin Publications R315 #B12 Burleigh Grimes
1928 Tharp's Ice Cream #1 Burleigh Grimes
1928 W502 #1 Burleigh Grimes
1928 W513 #72 Burleigh Grimes
1928 Yuengling's Ice Cream #1 Burleigh Grimes
1929 Kashin Publications R316 #32 Burleigh Grimes
1929 W553 #7 Burleigh Grimes
1930 W554 #5 Burleigh Grimes
1931 Cardinals Metropolitan #12 Burleigh Grimes
1932 Cubs Team Issue #8 Burleigh Grimes
1932-34 Orbit Gum Pins Numbered #26 Burleigh Grimes
1932-34 Orbit Gum Pins Unnumbered #21 Burleigh Grimes
1933 Cubs Team Issue #8 Burleigh Grimes
1933 Goudey #64 Burleigh Grimes RC
1933 Goudey '86 Reprints #64 Burleigh Grimes
1933 Goudey Reprints #64 Burleigh Grimes
1933 Tattoo Orbit #21 Burleigh Grimes
1933 Uncle Jack #12 Burleigh Grimes
1933 Worch Cigar Minors #28 Berley Grimes
1933 World Wide Gum V353 #64 Burleigh Grimes
1935 Goudey 4-in-1 #11-1 Burleigh Grimes/Chuck Klein/Kiki Cuyler/Woody English/1F (Detroit Tigers Puzzle)
1935 Goudey 4-in-1 #11-3 Burleigh Grimes/Chuck Klein/Kiki Cuyler/Woody English/3D (Frankie Frisch Puzzle)
1935 Goudey 4-in-1 #11-4 Burleigh Grimes/Chuck Klein/Kiki Cuyler/Woody English/4D SP (Mickey Cochrane Puzzle)
1935 Goudey 4-in-1 #11-5 Burleigh Grimes/Chuck Klein/Kiki Cuyler/Woody English/5D SP (Joe Cronin Puzzle)
1935 Goudey 4-in-1 '85 Reprints #32-8 Burleigh Grimes/Chuck Klein/Kiki Cuyler/Woody English/1F (Detroit Tigers Puzzle)
1935 Goudey 4-in-1 '85 Reprints #32-9 Burleigh Grimes/Chuck Klein/Kiki Cuyler/Woody English/3D (Frankie Frisch Puzzle)
1935 Goudey 4-in-1 '85 Reprints #33-1 Burleigh Grimes/Chuck Klein/Kiki Cuyler/Woody English/4D (Mickey Cochrane Puzzle)
1935 Goudey 4-in-1 '85 Reprints #33-3 Burleigh Grimes/Chuck Klein/Kiki Cuyler/Woody English/5D (Joe Cronin Puzzle)
1960 Fleer #59 Burleigh Grimes
1961 Fleer #37 Burleigh Grimes
1970 Sports Cards for Collectors Old-Timer Postcards #6 Burleigh Grimes
1972 TCMA's the 30's #104 Burleigh Grimes
1973-79 TCMA All-Time Greats #30 Burleigh Grimes
1974 Cardinals 1931 Bra-Mac #1 Burleigh Grimes
1975 TCMA All-Time Greats #12 Burleigh Grimes
1975-76 Great Plains Greats #6 Burleigh Grimes
1976 Jimmy Fund #6 Burleigh Grimes
1976 Rowe Exhibits #11 Joe Medwick/Max Carey/Dazzy Vance/Burleigh Grim
1976 Shakey's Pizza #97 Burleigh Grimes
1977 Burleigh Grimes Daniels #1 Burleigh Grimes/Dodger Manager 1937-38
1977 Burleigh Grimes Daniels #2 Burleigh Grimes/Lord Burleigh
1977 Burleigh Grimes Daniels #3 Burleigh Grimes/Clarence Mitchell/Last Spitballe
1977 Burleigh Grimes Daniels #4 Burleigh Grimes/Rogers Hornsby/John McGraw/Edd
1977 Burleigh Grimes Daniels #5 Burleigh Grimes/Zack Wheat/Winning Combination
1977 Burleigh Grimes Daniels #6 Burleigh Grimes/World Champion
1977 Burleigh Grimes Daniels #7 Burleigh Grimes/Old Stubblebeard
1977 Burleigh Grimes Daniels #8 Burleigh Grimes/Joe McCarthy MG
1977 Burleigh Grimes Daniels #9 Burleigh Grimes/Dazzy Vance/Van Mungo/Watson Cl
1977 Burleigh Grimes Daniels #10 Burleigh Grimes/Babe Ruth
1977 Burleigh Grimes Daniels #11 Burleigh Grimes/Babe Ruth/Leo Durocher/Dodger S
1977 Burleigh Grimes Daniels #13 Burleigh Grimes/Robin Roberts/Number 270
1977 Burleigh Grimes Daniels #14 Burleigh Grimes/The Origin
1977 Burleigh Grimes Daniels #15 Burleigh Grimes/Red Faber/Luke Appling/Heinie M
1977 Burleigh Grimes Daniels #16 Burleigh Grimes/Lord Burleigh 1977
1977 Jim Rowe 4-in-1 Exhibits #11 Joe Medwick/Max Carey/Dazzy Vance/Burleigh Grimes
1977-81 Bob Parker Hall of Fame #24 Burleigh Grimes
1977-84 Galasso Glossy Greats #97 Burleigh Grimes
1978 Grand Slam #38 Burleigh Grimes
1979 Diamond Greats #76 Burleigh Grimes
1980-02 Perez-Steele Hall of Fame Postcards #97 Burleigh Grimes
1980-02 Perez-Steele Hall of Fame Postcards Signed #97 Burleigh Grimes
1980-83 Pacific Legends #51 Burleigh Grimes
1980-87 SSPC HOF #97 Burleigh Grimes
1981-89 Hall of Fame Plaque Metal #127 Burleigh Grimes
1982 TCMA Greatest Pitchers #44 Burleigh Grimes
1982-83 Diamond Classics #36 Burleigh Grimes
1983 Donruss HOF Heroes #21 Burleigh Grimes
1983 Galasso '33 Goudey Reprint #64 Burleigh Grimes
1989 Dodgers Smokey Greats #8 Burleigh Grimes
1990 Dodgers Target #301 Burleigh Grimes
1991 Conlon TSN #25 Burleigh Grimes HOF
1992 Cardinals McDonald's/Pacific #20 Burleigh Grimes
1992 Conlon TSN #433 Burleigh Grimes
1992 Yankees WIZ HOF #14 Burleigh Grimes
1993 Conlon TSN #706 Burleigh Grimes
1994 Conlon TSN #997 Burleigh Grimes
1994 Conlon TSN Burgundy #997 Burleigh Grimes
1995 Conlon TSN #1382 Burleigh Grimes
1996-03 Danbury Mint #143 Burleigh Grimes
1997-14 Hall of Fame Gold Plaque Postcards Scenic Art #97 Burleigh Grimes
2001 SP Legendary Cuts #26 Burleigh Grimes
2001 SP Legendary Cuts Autographs #CBG Burleigh Grimes #/18
2001 Upper Deck Legends of NY #3 Burleigh Grimes
2001 Upper Deck Legends of NY #23 Burleigh Grimes BNS
2001 Upper Deck Legends of NY #166 Burleigh Grimes TT
2001 Upper Deck Legends of NY #168 Burleigh Grimes TT
2003 SP Legendary Cuts #18 Burleigh Grimes
2003 SP Legendary Cuts Autographs #BG Burleigh Grimes #/34
2003 SP Legendary Cuts Autographs Blue #BG Burleigh Grimes #/22
2003 SP Legendary Cuts Autographs Green #BG Burleigh Grimes #/5
2003 SP Legendary Cuts Blue #18 Burleigh Grimes
2003 SP Legendary Cuts Green #18 Burleigh Grimes
2004 Greats of the Game Etched in Time Cuts #BGR Burleigh Grimes S2 #/5
2004 Leaf Certified Cuts K-Force #44 Burleigh Grimes #/136
2004 Leaf Certified Cuts K-Force Material #44 Burleigh Grimes Pants #/100
2004 Leaf Limited Legends Material Number #6 Burleigh Grimes Pants #/100
2004 Leaf Limited Legends Material Position #6 Burleigh Grimes Pants #/100
2004 Prime Cuts II MLB Icons #20 Burleigh Grimes #/50
2004 Prime Cuts II MLB Icons Century Gold #20 Burleigh Grimes #/10
2004 Prime Cuts II MLB Icons Century Silver #20 Burleigh Grimes #/25
2004 Prime Cuts II MLB Icons Material Number #20 Burleigh Grimes Pants #/25
2004 SP Legendary Cuts Autographs #BU Burleigh Grimes #/83
2005 Absolute Memorabilia Tools of the Trade Black #109 Burleigh Grimes #/100
2005 Absolute Memorabilia Tools of the Trade Blue #109 Burleigh Grimes #/150
2005 Absolute Memorabilia Tools of the Trade Jersey Reverse #109 Burleigh Grimes Pants/1
2005 Absolute Memorabilia Tools of the Trade Red #109 Burleigh Grimes #/250
2005 Absolute Memorabilia Tools of the Trade Reverse Spectrum Black #109 Burleigh Grimes #/5
2005 Absolute Memorabilia Tools of the Trade Reverse Spectrum Blue #109 Burleigh Grimes #/10
2005 Absolute Memorabilia Tools of the Trade Reverse Spectrum Red #109 Burleigh Grimes #/50
2005 Absolute Memorabilia Tools of the Trade Swatch Single Jumbo #109 B.Grimes Pants #/83
2005 Absolute Memorabilia Tools of the Trade Swatch Single Jumbo Reverse #109 B.Grimes Pants #/23
2005 Diamond Kings HOF Heroes #7 Burleigh Grimes
2005 Diamond Kings HOF Heroes Bronze #7 Burleigh Grimes #/100
2005 Diamond Kings HOF Heroes Framed Black #7 Burleigh Grimes #/25
2005 Diamond Kings HOF Heroes Framed Blue #7 Burleigh Grimes #/100
2005 Diamond Kings HOF Heroes Framed Green #7 Burleigh Grimes #/50
2005 Diamond Kings HOF Heroes Gold #7 Burleigh Grimes #/25
2005 Diamond Kings HOF Heroes Materials Bronze #7 B.Grimes Pants-Pants #/25
2005 Diamond Kings HOF Heroes Materials Framed Blue #7 B.Grimes Pants-Pants #/10
2005 Diamond Kings HOF Heroes Materials Framed Red #7 B.Grimes Pants-Pants #/10
2005 Diamond Kings HOF Heroes Materials Gold #7 B.Grimes Pants-Pants #/10
2005 Diamond Kings HOF Heroes Materials Silver #7 B.Grimes Pants-Pants #/10
2005 Diamond Kings HOF Heroes Non-Canvas #7 Burleigh Grimes
2005 Diamond Kings HOF Heroes Silver #7 Burleigh Grimes #/50
2005 Donruss Classics Classic Combos #50 Burleigh Grimes/Greg Maddux #/400
2005 Donruss Classics Classic Combos Gold #50 Burleigh Grimes/Greg Maddux #/25
2005 Donruss Classics Classic Combos Jersey #50 Burleigh Grimes Pants/Greg Maddux #/10
2005 Donruss Greats Dodger Blues Brooklyn Material #3 Burleigh Grimes Pants T4
2005 Leaf Century Timeline Threads Position #2 Burleigh Grimes Pants #/26
2005 Leaf Certified Materials Fabric of the Game #14 Burleigh Grimes Pants #/25
2005 Leaf Certified Materials Fabric of the Game Position #14 Burleigh Grimes Pants #/25
2005 Leaf Certified Materials Fabric of the Game Reward #14 Burleigh Grimes Pants #/5
2005 Leaf Certified Materials Fabric of the Game Stats #14 Burleigh Grimes Pants #/25
2005 Leaf Limited Legends #12 Burleigh Grimes #/50
2005 Leaf Limited Legends Foil #12 Burleigh Grimes #/10
2005 Leaf Limited Legends Jersey Number #12 Burleigh Grimes Pants #/25
2005 Prime Cuts MLB Icons #8 Burleigh Grimes #/100
2005 Prime Cuts MLB Icons Century Gold #8 Burleigh Grimes #/25
2005 Prime Cuts MLB Icons Century Silver #8 Burleigh Grimes #/50
2005 Prime Cuts MLB Icons Material Combo #8 B.Grimes Pants-Pants #/10
2005 Prime Cuts MLB Icons Material Jersey #8 Burleigh Grimes Pants #/50
2005 Prime Cuts MLB Icons Material Jersey Number #8 Burleigh Grimes Pants #/10
2005 Prime Cuts MLB Icons Material Jersey Position #8 Burleigh Grimes Pants #/50
2005 Prime Cuts Souvenir Cuts #95 Burleigh Grimes/2
2005 SP Legendary Cuts Autograph Cuts #BU Burleigh Grimes #/99
2005 Timeless Treasures HOF Cuts #42 Burleigh Grimes #/10
2005 Timeless Treasures HOF Gold #42 Burleigh Grimes #/25
2005 Timeless Treasures HOF Materials Pants #42 Burleigh Grimes #/50
2005 Timeless Treasures HOF Silver #42 Burleigh Grimes #/500
2006 Exquisite Collection Cuts #BG Burleigh Grimes #/65
2006 SP Legendary Cuts A Place in History Cuts #BG Burleigh Grimes #/43
2006 SP Legendary Cuts Legendary Signature Cuts #BG Burleigh Grimes #/33
2006 SP Legendary Cuts When It Was A Game Cuts #BG Burleigh Grimes #/56
2007 SP Legendary Cuts Legendary Cut Signatures #BG Burleigh Grimes #/52
2009 SP Legendary Cuts Legendary Cut Signatures #LC303 Burleigh Grimes #/12
2009 Topps Sterling Cut Signatures #MPS275 Burleigh Grimes
2010 Panini Century Cut Autographs #9 Burleigh Grimes #/10
2011 Historic Autographs Legends of the Hall #54 Burleigh Grimes #/31
2011 SP Legendary Cuts Legendary Dual Signatures #SPITCG Stan Coveleski/Burleigh Grimes #/15
2011 SP Legendary Cuts Legendary Dual Signatures #ST31GH Burleigh Grimes/Jesse Haines #/10
2011 SP Legendary Cuts Legendary Dual Signatures #ST31GJ Burleigh Grimes/Syl Johnson #/10
2011 SP Legendary Cuts Legendary Signatures #28 Burleigh Grimes #/9
2011 SP Legendary Cuts Past and Present Dual Signatures #SPITGP Burleigh Grimes/Gaylord Perry #/5
2012 Historic Autographs Champions Midwest #61 Burleigh Grimes #/15
2012 Historic Autographs Legends of the Hall #54 Burleigh Grimes #/16
2012 Historic Autographs Why the Hall Not #66 Burleigh Grimes #/4
2012 Leaf Sports Icons Cut Signatures #72 Burleigh Grimes #/9
2012 Panini Cooperstown #83 Burleigh Grimes
2012 Panini Cooperstown Crystal Collection #83 Burleigh Grimes #/299
2012 Panini Cooperstown Crystal Collection Blue #83 Burleigh Grimes #/499
2012 Panini Cooperstown Crystal Collection Red #83 Burleigh Grimes #/399
2012 Panini Golden Age #19 Burleigh Grimes
2012 Panini Golden Age Mini Broadleaf Blue Ink #19 Burleigh Grimes
2012 Panini Golden Age Mini Broadleaf Brown Ink #19 Burleigh Grimes
2012 Panini Golden Age Mini Crofts Candy Blue Ink #19 Burleigh Grimes
2012 Panini Golden Age Mini Crofts Candy Red Ink #19 Burleigh Grimes
2012 Panini Golden Age Mini Ty Cobb Tobacco #19 Burleigh Grimes
2012 Panini Golden Age Museum Age Memorabilia #2 Burleigh Grimes Pants
2012 Panini National Treasures #24 Burleigh Grimes #/25
2012 Panini National Treasures All Decade Materials #11 Burleigh Grimes #/25
2012 Panini National Treasures All Decade Quad Materials #4 Jim Bottomley/Rogers Hornsby/Burleigh Grimes/Dave Bancroft #/10
2012 Panini National Treasures All Decade Triple Materials #2 Jim Bottomley/Rogers Hornsby/Burleigh Grimes #/25
2012 Panini National Treasures Legends Cut Signature Jumbo Materials #20 Burleigh Grimes #/10
2012 Panini National Treasures Legends Cut Signature Jumbo Materials Nickname #20 Burleigh Grimes #/10
2012 Panini National Treasures Nicknames #24 Burleigh Grimes #/25
2012 Press Pass Platinum Cuts Hall of Famers Baseball #13 Burleigh Grimes
2012 Prime Cuts Timeline Jersey Number #6 Burleigh Grimes #/10
2012 Prime Cuts Timeline Memorabilia #6 Burleigh Grimes #/25
2012 Prime Cuts Timeline Quads Materials #6 Burleigh Grimes #/5
2012 Prime Cuts Timeline Trios Materials #6 Burleigh Grimes #/5
2013 Panini Cooperstown #33 Burleigh Grimes
2013 Panini Cooperstown Blue Crystal #33 Burleigh Grimes #/499
2013 Panini Cooperstown Colgan's Chips #56 Burleigh Grimes
2013 Panini Cooperstown Gold Crystal #33 Burleigh Grimes #/299
2013 Panini Cooperstown Green Crystal #33 Burleigh Grimes
2013 Panini Cooperstown HOF Heroes Buyback Autographs #13 Burleigh Grimes
2013 Panini Cooperstown Orange #33 Burleigh Grimes #/325
2013 Panini Cooperstown Red Crystal #33 Burleigh Grimes #/399
2014 Classics #18 Burleigh Grimes
2014 Classics Players Collection #1 Burleigh Grimes #/5
2014 Classics Timeless Tributes Gold #18 Burleigh Grimes #/25
2014 Classics Timeless Tributes Silver #18 Burleigh Grimes #/149
2014 Donruss Recollection Buyback Autographs #21 Burleigh Grimes 83 Donruss #/9
2014 Immaculate Collection Accolades Materials #7 Burleigh Grimes #/20
2014 Panini Hall of Fame 75th Anniversary Emerald #77 Burleigh Grimes #/10
2014 Panini Hall of Fame 75th Anniversary Sapphire #77 Burleigh Grimes #/15
2014 Panini Hall of Fame Blue Frame #33 Burleigh Grimes #/75
2014 Panini Hall of Fame Blue Frame Blue #33 Burleigh Grimes #/25
2014 Panini Hall of Fame Blue Frame Gold #33 Burleigh Grimes #/5
2014 Panini Hall of Fame Blue Frame Green #33 Burleigh Grimes #/10
2014 Panini Hall of Fame Blue Frame Red #33 Burleigh Grimes #/50
2014 Panini Hall of Fame Crusades #33 Burleigh Grimes
2014 Panini Hall of Fame Crusades Gold Die-Cut #33 Burleigh Grimes #/10
2014 Panini Hall of Fame Crusades Green Die-Cut #33 Burleigh Grimes #/5
2014 Panini Hall of Fame Crusades Orange Die-Cut #33 Burleigh Grimes #/25
2014 Panini Hall of Fame Crusades Purple #33 Burleigh Grimes #/50
2014 Panini Hall of Fame Crusades Red #33 Burleigh Grimes #/75
2014 Panini Hall of Fame Cut Signatures #10 Burleigh Grimes #/5
2014 Panini Hall of Fame Diamond Kings #33 Burleigh Grimes
2014 Panini Hall of Fame Diamond Kings Blue #33 Burleigh Grimes #/50
2014 Panini Hall of Fame Diamond Kings Gold #33 Burleigh Grimes #/10
2014 Panini Hall of Fame Diamond Kings Green #33 Burleigh Grimes #/5
2014 Panini Hall of Fame Diamond Kings Red #33 Burleigh Grimes #/75
2014 Panini Hall of Fame Elite Dominator #2 Burleigh Grimes
2014 Panini Hall of Fame Elite Dominator Gold #2 Burleigh Grimes #/25
2014 Panini Hall of Fame Elite Series #2 Burleigh Grimes
2014 Panini Hall of Fame Elite Series Gold #2 Burleigh Grimes #/25
2014 Panini Hall of Fame Green Frame #33 Burleigh Grimes #75
2014 Panini Hall of Fame Green Frame Black #33 Burleigh Grimes #/1
2014 Panini Hall of Fame Green Frame Blue #33 Burleigh Grimes #/25
2014 Panini Hall of Fame Green Frame Gold #33 Burleigh Grimes #/5
2014 Panini Hall of Fame Green Frame Green #33 Burleigh Grimes #/10
2014 Panini Hall of Fame Green Frame Red #33 Burleigh Grimes #/50
2014 Panini Hall of Fame Heroes Buyback Autographs #5 Burleigh Grimes #/13
2014 Panini Hall of Fame Red Frame #33 Burleigh Grimes #/75
2014 Panini Hall of Fame Red Frame Black #33 Burleigh Grimes
2014 Panini Hall of Fame Red Frame Blue #33 Burleigh Grimes #/25
2014 Panini Hall of Fame Red Frame Gold #33 Burleigh Grimes #/5
2014 Panini Hall of Fame Red Frame Green #33 Burleigh Grimes #/10
2014 Panini Hall of Fame Red Frame Red #33 Burleigh Grimes #/50
2014 Panini National Treasures Flawless #9 Burleigh Grimes
2014 Panini National Treasures Flawless Emerald #9 Burleigh Grimes
2014 Panini National Treasures Legends Cuts Jumbo Materials #30 Burleigh Grimes #/5
2014 Panini National Treasures Legends Cuts Jumbo Materials Cuts #30 Burleigh Grimes #/5
2014 Panini National Treasures Legends Cuts Jumbo Materials Nickname #30 Burleigh Grimes #/5
2015 Panini National Treasures #6 Burleigh Grimes JSY #/10
2015 Panini National Treasures Career Year Materials #6 Burleigh Grimes #/10
2016 Panini National Treasures Legends Materials #LTBG Burleigh Grimes #/10
2016 Panini National Treasures Souvenir Cuts #2 Burleigh Grimes #/25
2016 Topps Dynasty Cut Signatures #CSBG Burleigh Grimes
2016 Topps Five Star Cut Signatures #FSCSBGR Burleigh Grimes

June 10, 2017

Show and Tell #132: Two Hutchs From CommishBob

Over the past few weeks I received two PWEs from Commishbob over at The Five Tool Collector and he sent along two cards off of my Fred Hutchinson needs list. The first card (on the left) is from 1951 Bowman when Hutch was pitching for the Tigers and the reverse side highlights that his 1950 season was one of his best by winning 17 games.

Hutchinson became the manager of the Cincinnati Reds in 1959 and his first trading card featuring him in that role can be found in 1960 Topps, which is the card on the right. Hutchinson took over the managing duties about halfway through that season after the Reds fired coach Mayo Smith. Smith would go onto manage the Tigers to the World Series championship in 1968.


Thanks Bob for the great cards!