Thursday, April 28, 2016

A Rare Two-Card Mailday Today

Maildays in general have been rare for this collection, but today was a pretty good day:
1.  Hooray for Tek progress!  This is Pattern 71 and a member of a trading forum sent it to me for free.  I am down to needing just nine more Tek cards.  Progress has been very slow of late, but it is moving.

2.  I love this card.  This is the 2004 Upper Deck R-Class First Class Autograph card.  I love the photo on the card and the fact that this is a rare White Sox autograph card.  In fact, it is the only one.  There is a 2005 Upper Deck First Pitch Signature Stars autograph that pictures Alomar with the White Sox, but it has a Texas Rangers logo.

So that's the terrific mailday I had today.  Still no new Alomar cards in 2016 so far.  I still have hope for Topps Archives.

Card #378: 1990 Donruss Learning Series #40

YEAR: 1990
BRAND: Donruss
SET: Learning Series
TEAM: Cleveland Indians

This set was offered as part of a promotional educational packet for students.  I don't remember being offered when I was in school, so of course I had to try to find the card much later.

Friday, April 15, 2016

A Venezuelan Oddball

This one snuck up on me.  I had never heard of this card before it showed up on Ebay one day.  This is a Venezuelan sticker card.  I was aware of some Venezuelan sticker cards, including one from 2000, but this one shows Alomar with the Rangers.  And of course Alomar has so few cards with the Rangers that I had to jump on this.

I recently missed out on an item from my Top 15.  The 1998 Fleer Tradition Vintage '63 Classic went for a surprising amount of money on Ebay.  I was very disappointed.  Very few Alomar cards have been popping up lately, and to miss on one I needed, not to mention on my Top 15 is extremely annoying.  Oh well.  Maybe it will reappear some time.

Alomar still does not have any new cards in 2016.  Roberto has shown up in a number of sets.  I still have hope for Topps Archives though.

Card #377: 1991 Baseball Card Magazine #57

YEAR: 1991
BRAND: Baseball Card Magazine
SET: Baseball Card Magazine
TEAM: Cleveland Indians

I don't really get it.  The 1990 Alomar card was a replica of the 1969 set.  This one came out a year later and is a replica of the 1966 set.  Huh.