Tuesday, October 9, 2018

Inventory complete


About a month-and-a-half ago, I received a packed medium flat-rate box from Chris of The Collector as one of the prizes for commenting on his sports cities tour posts.

I posted after a quick look through the goodies just because I knew if I waited until I had everything inventoried, Chris might have been wondering if the box ever got to me. Since it's arrival, I've been sorting and totaling and figuring out just exactly what I needed out of the big ol' box.

After filtering out the dupes, I've got the whole box broken down and I'm going to list it all here.

There is actually not all that much that I want from this box, so if anyone is collecting certain sets, let me know and I can send you the cards (I feel silly writing this since it's been a month since I've sent anybody any cards, but I assure you I'll get to all the outgoing packages eventually). Those cards/sets that I'd like to keep, I'll note in the list in big red letters.

OK, get ready:


1982 Donruss - 2 (keepers)

1982 Fleer - 2 (keepers)
1985 Fleer - 2 (keepers)
1985 Topps Collectors Series - 1


1986 Donruss - 4
1986 Donruss Rookies - 10 (I'll keep one or two)
1986 Sportflics - 1
1987 Donruss - 6
1987 Donruss Opening Day - 2
1987 Donruss Rookies - 2
1987 Fleer - 6 (keepers)
1987 Fleer Update - 1 (keeper)
1988 Fleer League Leaders - 1 (keeper)
1988 Donruss - 8 (keepers)
1988 Donruss Opening Day - 1
1988 Topps Traded - 2 (keepers)
1988 Topps glossy all-star - 1 (keeper)
1989 Donruss - 55 (keepers)
1989 Donruss All-Stars - 6 (keepers)
1989 Score - 13 (keepers)
1989 Upper Deck - 11
1990 Bowman - 8
1990 Donruss - 28
1990 Fleer - 11

1990 Leaf - 2



1990 Score - 23 (keepers)
1990 Score Update - 1 (keeper)
1990 Upper Deck - 8
1991 Line Drive - 1


1991 Score - 132 (keepers)

I still haven't figured out whether this large total of '91 Score, coupled with the bunch I have already, will send me over the edge to finish off this set. There are many levels to cataloging these cards. This will be one of the most interesting ones for me.

1991 Score Rising Stars/Superstars - 7
1991 Topps glossy all-stars - 3 (keepers)
1991 Topps Stadium Club - 6
1991 Upper Deck - 31
1992 Bowman - 6


1992 Donruss - 68

Someone, please, take these off my hands. There is nothing more grueling than cataloging a set that I despise.

1992 Fleer - 5
1992 Leaf - 27
1992 OPC Premiere - 4


1992 Pinnacle - 17 (keepers)

1992 Score - 12
1992 Studio - 1


1992 Topps - 49 (keepers)

1992 Topps Stadium Club - 22


1992 Upper Deck and UD Prospects - 12

1992-94 Conlon Collection - 14
1993 Bowman - 6


1993 Donruss - 182

Good, clean set, but it just can't draw my interest.

1993 Donruss Triple Play - 2
1993 Fleer - 3
1993 Fleer Ultra - 38
1993-94 Fleer Excel - 14
1993 Leaf - 7


1993 Score Select - 10 (keepers)

1993 Topps - 8
1993 Topps Stadium Club - 13
1993 Classic 4-Sport - 1
1994 Bowman - 2
1994 Collector's Choice - 5
1994 Donruss - 12
1994 Donruss Triple Play - 5
1994 Fleer - 10 (keepers)
1994 Fleer Update - 8 (keepers)


1994 Flair - 37 (keepers)
1994 Leaf - 1
1994 Pinnacle - 18 (keepers)


1994 Score - 94 (TBA)

I want to collect this set. The problem is the cards are notorious for sticking together and chipping. That's a double-whammy. Some sure look nice though.

1994 Score Select - 2
1994 Topps - 35


1994 Topps Stadium Club - 51 (keepers)



1994 Upper Deck - 13 (only the Chuck Finley card is a keeper)



1994 Upper Deck Heroes - 10 (keepers)

1995 Collector's Choice - 4


1995 Fleer - 15 (what a bizarre card/set)
1995 Fleer Ultra - 6
1995 Leaf - 17
1995 Pinnacle - 1
1995 Score - 12
1995 Score Select - 1


1995 Topps - 45 (keepers)

1995 Topps Embossed - 1
1995 Topps Stadium Club - 6
1996 Donruss - 5
1996 Fleer Ultra - 4
1996 Leaf - 1
1996 Metal - 2
1996 Pacific - 4
1996 Pinnacle - 5
1996 Pinnacle Denny's - 1
1996 Score - 3
1996 Score Select - 2
1996 Topps - 9
1997 Bowman - 1
1997 Circa - 1
1997 Collector's Choice - 3
1997 Pinnacle - 1
1997 Topps - 5 (keepers)


1997 Topps Finest - 33
1997 Upper Deck - 7
1998 Collector's Choice - 1
1998 Fleer Tradition - 13
1998 Pacific - 3
1998 Pacific Paramount - 1
1998 Score - 1
1998 Topps - 2


1999 Fleer Tradition - 7

1999 Pacific Aurora - 1
1999 Pacific Omega - 1
1999 Topps - 2
1999 Topps Stadium Club - 2
1999 Upper Deck - 1
1999 UD Choice - 1


2000 Topps - 22

2000 Upper Deck - 1
2000 Upper Deck Ionix - 2
2000 Upper Deck SP Prospects - 1
2001 Bowman - 6

2001 Fleer Platinum - 11
2001 Fleer Tradition - 2
2001 Pacific - 9


2001 Topps - 30 (keepers)
2001 Topps Stadium Club -3
2001 Topps Stars - 1
2001 Upper Deck Reserve - 1
2001 Upper Deck Vintage - 1


2003 Topps Total - 9

2004 Bazooka - 4
2004 Donruss Team Heroes - 1
2004 Topps - 2 (keepers)
2005 Studio - 1
2005 Topps Update - 1
2006 Fleer - 1
2007 Bowman Heritage - 1
2007 Tri-Star Pro Debut - 1
2008 Topps - 2
2009 Bowman - 14
2009 Bowman Chrome - 4
2009 Upper Deck - 11
2009 Topps Chrome - 2
2010 Topps Update - 1 (keeper)


2010 Upper Deck - 65

I didn't think anybody bought this set. It's so weird to see so many of them in one place. (This is one of the few decent cards in the set).

2011 Topps - 2
2011 Topps Opening Day - 2
2012 Topps - 12
2013 Panini Donruss Elite Extra - 3
2013 Panini Triple Play - 1



2013 Topps - 5 (keepers)

2014 Panini Prizm Draft Picks - 3
2014 Topps - 6
2015 Topps - 3 (keepers)
2016 Bowman - 2
2016 Topps - 19
2016 Topps Bunt - 2
2016 Topps Gypsy Queen - 1
2016 Topps Heritage - 1 (keeper)
2016 Topps Marketside - 1
2017 Topps -3


2017 Topps Heritage - 15

2017 Topps Heritage High Numbers - 7

Various minor league cards - 5 (will keep the card at the top of the post. I love 1970s/80s minor league cards)

Now you can see why it took me so long to get back to that flat-rate box. By my count, that's more than 1,700 cards that are new to my collection.

Apart from that box, I also received a second prize from Chris, a random assortment of Dodger cards. You have to get up pretty early to find a Dodger card I need, but these three rang a bell:


The Kosco will go toward the 1969 Topps set, if I ever decide to attempt that.



These two were also needs. They are from that bizarre Archives set that came out at Christmas a couple of years ago.



The ones with the bizarre 1975 Topps backs.

Chris even sent me one of the unchosen prizes, too: the three 2017 Heritage panel cards. He thought I might like one in particular.


I do.

I like it so much I displayed it the proper way.

So, I know that's more inventory information than you need to know, but honestly this post was more about me than you. I need to get a handle on all these cards I have lately and I just can't collect everything. Fortunately, I do have trading partners to distribute some of these.

I promise I'll get to that at some point before Christmas.

8 comments:

  1. Very nice haul! Props to Chris and congrats!

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  2. Wow! Quite a variety and a lot of inventorying. I am one of the crazies that bought quite a bit of 2010 Upper Deck - I completed the set and all the insert sets. The completionist in me had to go there as I have the full run of UD sets from 1989-2010.

    That 99 Fleer Ricky has always been one of my favorites, kind of a unique photo of his.

    If you decide to go after any of those early Score sets, let me know. I "scored" quite a few in that collection I bought last year.

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  3. Hehe going through an inventory like this is both exhausting and a lot of fun as I get to learn about a lot of the things I missed.

    Also, nice job picking that 1990 Score card as a quiet jab at Giants fans.

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  4. I like that Koskie card. #ShirtlessGuysOnCards

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  5. I received one of these boxes from Chris as well. Very generous of him. Didn't need much outside of a few oddballs... but the box of cards will come in handy when I do my civil rights activists trading cards project with my kids in February. Always need a solid variety of sample card designs... and Chris took care of that.

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  6. Fun! Quite the smorgasbord.
    I'll gladly take dibs on the 1995 Leaf and 2000 Topps (a set I have a lot of due to it comprising the heyday of my collecting years in my youth). In fact, I'll pretty much take anything here you want to dispose of after everyone else has made their claims as between my father-in-law and I, as there's a pretty good chance one of us will gladly give each and every card a good home.

    Someone should also let Nachos Grande know there are some 1998 Fleer Tradition cards up for grabs.

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    1. Email me your address (email address is in my profile) and I'll send them out to you ... eventually.

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  7. That bus-stop card is something I'd frame.

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