Sunday, May 7, 2017

Box Busting - Cracked Bat Style

Hey, do I have style? Not in any kind of fashion sense really but I do have my way of getting things done.  While attacking the remaining boxes from a bedroom closet, I finally hit carpet!  I do have four more large boxes to tackle but finally feel like progress is happening.  Our featured box today:


I have Turkey Reds!  Look at that Yogi!  Great card I'd forgotten having - so I bid on and won it again, quite possibly twice.  Sweet Ernie Banks with bats.  America's Pastime and Cooperstown, some of  Panini's best efforts!  

The boxes within the box:


FLEER STICKERS!  I picked up the whole box for around $5, thinking at the time to put them in a binder but many will make it around the blogs.

Two 200 count boxes revealed some nice base/parallel cards sampled below:


A colorful array of 2015 Museum!  Upfront are Altuve, Piazza and J Foxx who will find homes in my PC boxes.  Most of these cards were intended for trades.  They will soon begin their way around the blogs to new homes.


2013 Panini America's Pastime - the thick base cards are all limited to 125.  Insert sets Decades and Barnstorming Brilliance are on my list to complete.  I love the old program look of Barnstormers, a great tribute to the Negro Leagues!  I do have some dupes to share but may complete the base set at some point.  I picked up over half of it on a late-night auction for less than $20 shipped!  The lot included these cards:


A closer look at Yogi reveals a Christmas card!


There are a couple hundred singles in the main box.  I'll keep some and trade others.  I'm sure MadBum will be moving on.   He is numbered 1/10.  An Ebay 1/1 - a description which always keeps me from bidding.  HATE IT!


 I found a young and full-faced Molitor:


and an also young Tiger favorite, Bill Freehan on one of the best insert designs ever:


I am truly enjoying the journey through these boxes, never knowing just what has been tucked away! Expecting to find more cards I've repurchased,  it's surprising how few dupes have turned up so far!

There are literally hundreds of cards from miscellaneous packs going to the SA donation box, most are commons and 80s junk.  I'll be giving away a few more boxes here. Recipients will receive DIScards in bulk with some minor and major league stars mixed in alongside a few inserts and, like any box of cards, there will be commons. That's the fun of it and it doesn't cost you a single dime! You can bust a box, Cracked Bat style!

It's time to announce our second recipient of Discards! There were 12 entrants.  This time everyone who commented was entered.  Randomized three times, the second name on the list -our winner - is the man who gave me the idea for these giveaways - Cardboard Clubhouse Adam!


This is so much fun for ME!  I hope the recipients of the DisCARDs find something for their own collections, cards to giveaway and mainly,  just have fun going through their box of cards.   There will be more given away so please keep trying and thank you for reading!

18 comments:

  1. I won? That's awesome! Thanks for the chance!

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    1. You did! Your box of disCARDS will be on the way tomorrow! Hope you enjoy going through them!

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  2. Thanks for sharing Julie! I hadn't seen that Barnstorming set until this post. I'll surely be adding that to my list of sets to complete.

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    1. It's a gorgeous series of cards, a very fitting tribute. Don;t rush to assemble the set. I know I have a dupe or two. I'll find them before too long. Let me send those to help out!

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  3. "I finally hit carpet." That's a great way to put it! And congrats!

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    1. Thanks! Lots of work ahead but it's becoming more fun with each box broken!

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    1. It's a nice card - from PANINI! :)

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  5. I think I had an LSD trip just looking at that Freehan.

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    1. one of the best insert ideas EVER!

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  6. Hard to get tired of seeing all the legends. I certainly can't afford many of the originals. And yeah, that Freehan is groovy.

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    1. my collection is prob 75% legends. I cnant afford the originals either but still appreciate their beauty!

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  7. That American Pie Woodstock relic card design is groovy!

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  8. Project of mine is going through my boxes and do some sorting. and Molitor is my all time favorite Brewer. I still remember his hitting streak back in 1988, yet at the end Molitor never really got close to Joe D.

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    1. I really came into the game in 93 so missed out on all his best years. A great talent!

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  9. Great stuff! Love the Yogi Christmas Card.

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    1. posted to share with you, oh Greatest of the 12/25 Collectors!

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