Sunday, October 8, 2017

Bo Knows how to Knock Down a Perfect Game Checklist!

Aloha, everybody, 

Back in the dogdays of August, the most generous Bo, from Sportscards Brought to Life, sent a humongous box of cards to me.

I showed a bunch of them off in a couple of posts, and it's now time to feature another batch of cards that Bo included. These chipped off a big chunk from my want list of The Perfect Games Project


In a nutshell, I'm chasing the cards from each perfect game pitched. The spin I'm putting on my chase, is I'm collecting the battery mates, both pitcher and catcher, and the ultimate cards from each would be the cards from the year of their perfectos. 

Bo went to work, sorted through his cards, and pulled a whole lotta cards to help whittle down my checklist. 

We'll start off with the Angels (9/30/84)...



Bob Boone's is the ultimate card...


This 2002 Posada will fill in with my David Wells ultimate card 5/17/98...


(8/15/12)I already had Felix Hernandez's card, and this John Jaso completes the ultimate pair...


Ron Hasse's ultimate card pairs up with my El Presidente to complete the ultimate pair (7/28/91) This was Hasse's second perfecto! 


I really love the variety in the cards for the backstops. I've got them working with the leather and the wood. 

These next ones are ultimate pairs that Bo knocked out of the park for me...

7/18/1999 David Cone and Joe Girardi...



5/29/10 Roy Halladay and Carlos Ruiz...


5/29/10 Dallas Braden and Landon Powell...


Finally, 4/21/12  Phillip Humber and A.J. Pierzinski...


Thanks for the help with my project, Bo! Much appreciated, and rest assured, I'm working on your return package. 

Aloha! 


Saturday, October 7, 2017

What Was Lost, Is Now Found

Aloha, everybody, 

In my last post, I mentioned a surprise package that I received from mi hermano, Wes - which I had misplaced. 

It turns out the cards had been placed in a cabinet where I store my card shipping supplies. Perhaps by me, and then forgotten? This is very likely. 

The important thing is, they were found, and now I can give them their proper thanks in a post, before they are filtered into my binders. 


Leading off is Jackie in a mini variation. Sweet. 

Just like a surprise fistful of cards is sweet. You see, good ol' Wes doesn't blog as often as he used to, but the man hasn't left behind his generous ways of dropping cards on old friends (and hermanos). Wes just rolls like that, which is why blogging or not, he will always be one of my trading mentors and inspirations. 

Here's a blast from the past, from the days card companies were flailing about, trying to merge computer tech and the net with collecting. 


I checked the web address, which is now a dead end. *Sigh*

How about a great photo of Kenley Jansen on a  numbered card? 


With a card back that the stat-heads will love...


Here's a fantastic addition to my Pedro as a Dodger collection...

New Bowmans are always welcome...


New, shiny Bowmans even more so...


Here are some tribute cards...


This here's a copy of the '52 WS program cover...



Finally, a couple of very well preserved '87 Don Russ Opening Day Dodgers. Those '87s are always chipped around the edges, so I'm very happy to receive these upgrades. 


THANKS very much for the surprise cards, Wes! The pile I have for you is growing, but I want to make one more trip to the card show before mail day. 

Aloaha!