Hunting new Hall of Famers’ Rookie Cards is simple — but you’ll need to make a Burger King stop, too

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The two newest members of the Baseball Hall of Fame were revealed on Sunday night and it’s a relatively easy hunt for their Rookie Cards if you want them — you’ll just need to track down a 1978 Topps baseball card set.

That’s where you can land the RCs for Detroit Tigers stars Jack Morris and Alan Trammell, who are Cooperstown-bound next summer. One won’t cost you much and even can be found in bulk, while the other will be a bit tougher (but not all that bad) due to Trammell sharing his RC with Paul Molitor, a Milwaukee Brewers star already enshrined in baseball’s most-elite club.

Since they’re on multi-player cards, Morris and Trammell didn’t appear on the O-Pee-Chee set that year — that simplifies things a bit — but there are still two other Topps cards you’ll need to collect ’em all.

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TODAY IN 1985: BONILLA JOINS THE WHITE SOX

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On this date in 1985, the White Sox plucked outfielder Bobby Bonilla from the Pittsburgh organization in the Major League Draft.

Under the rules of the draft, Bonilla had to make the big league roster or be returned to the Pirates.

The Sox put the 23-year-old switch-hitter on their Opening Day roster despite the fact he had missed most of 1985 with a broken leg at the Pirates’ Class-A Prince William affiliate.

Despite his inexperience, Bonilla held his own, hitting .269 with two homers and 26 RBIs for the Sox before being dealt to the Pirates for pitcher Jose DeLeon on July 23, 1986.

Bonilla then went to become one of the game’s most potent sluggers for the next 15 seasons leaving Sox fans to wonder what things would have been like if Bonilla had stayed with the team.

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Oh! Oh! Oh! Ohtani! …And Other Customs

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The jingle for a chain of auto parts stores popped in my head while I was trying to think of a Shohei Ohtani-related title for this post, so I decided to go with it.

With Ohtani officially signing with the Los Angeles Angels, I decided it was time to fire up my relatively-ancient copy of Paint Shop Pro and get to work on my first “Photoshopped” Hot Stove card of the season.

The downside of being the first is that I’m out of practice;  I haven’t photoshopped someone into a new uniform since last February.  Hopefully you won’t notice the difference, but I look at it and see things I could’ve done better. Ah, well… No matter…

One thing that occurred to me is that if Ohtani has any sort of success – and likely even if he doesn’t – we’re going to see an onslaught of rookie cards, inserts…

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Yankees ’17 Topps Gallery Auto Contest!

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This contest is for a Tyler Austin 2017 Topps Gallery RC Auto.  Good luck!!!

Contest Details:

  • This contest will end Friday, December 15, 2017 @ 8:00 p.m. EST.
  • To enter, please leave a comment in this post.
  • You can enter once per day.
  • The winner will be selected at random.
  • Please provide a valid e-mail address when entering.
  • The winner will receive an e-mail when the contest is over.
  • The winner has one week to send me their contact information or the contest will be held again.
  • Once the contest is over, I will need the winner’s mailing address so I can ship them this card for FREE!!!

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Yankees ’17 Topps Gallery Auto Contest!

Sports Card Info

This contest is for a Tyler Austin 2017 Topps Gallery RC Auto.  Good luck!!!

Contest Details:

  • This contest will end Friday, December 15, 2017 @ 8:00 p.m. EST.
  • To enter, please leave a comment in this post.
  • You can enter once per day.
  • The winner will be selected at random.
  • Please provide a valid e-mail address when entering.
  • The winner will receive an e-mail when the contest is over.
  • The winner has one week to send me their contact information or the contest will be held again.
  • Once the contest is over, I will need the winner’s mailing address so I can ship them this card for FREE!!!

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Golden Opportunity

Supporting The Minnow

Like many collectors I have my lists and my priorities, but I quickly and often find myself not following them as I pursue my overall goal in a haphazard fashion.

So, I am going to try to spend 2018 (starting now-ish) being a little more focused. And one of the first focuses is going to be back filling my hockey sets. Starting with the 2nd last (but really the last stand alone) set of O-Pee-Chee Hockey before they disappeared as a stand alone company.

The 1993-94 O-Pee-Chee Premier Hockey Set.

I am only a small handful away from completing the base set, and now I am going to try to focus on the Gold Parallel a bit more and see if I can knock this set down as well.

It is pretty much the same as the base, but on the front the names are highlighted in gold foil.

With…

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First Buzz: 2018 SAGE HIT Premier Draft Low Series football cards

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SAGE-logoWhat: 2018 SAGE HIT Premier Draft Low Series football cards
Arrives: Feb. 23
Box basics: 12 autographed cards per 20-pack box (16 boxes per case)

What’s buzz-worthy: SAGE gets an early start on the prospective NFL Draft picks with HIT, which will include an insert in every pack and plenty of ink per box.

Keep reading for more info.

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