30 Day Baseball Card Challenge

Monday, October 14, 2019

Another Card Show Haul

It must be peak season for card shows, because there have been a few in my area... plus I've seen a bunch of posts highlighting card show hauls over the past month or two.

Today's post also covers some cards acquired at a card show.  Only there's one little twist.  They weren't purchased by me.  They were purchased by Dennis over at Too Many Verlanders and sent to me in a care package last week.

Let's kick things off with my favorite card in the package:

2007 Konami Baseball Heroes 3 #C07S037

Tanaka has looked awesome this post season for The Evil Empire.  One of the things I love about this card is that he's not pictured in Yankee Pinstripes.  This card appears to be one of Tanaka's first trading cards.  It'll go nicely with some cards Julie sent me a few months ago.

In addition to this Tanaka, Dennis also hooked me up with a bunch of cool cards for my Japanese PC:

2015 Donruss Signature Series #60
2008 Upper Deck Signatures #UDA-KI

I'm always happy to add new autographs to this collection.  Love Igawa's signature.

2005 Fleer National Pasttime Historical Record #1

This insert card celebrates Ichiro breaking George Sisler's single season hit record back in 2004.  It's hard to see, but it's actually serial numbered on the back to 2004.

Dennis hooked me up with a few Hideo Nomos.  I don't think I've ever seen these two Sports Illustrated cards above.  But my favorite Nomo in the package was this card:

1995 Select Certified Certified Future #3

Back in 1995, Select Certified was considered a premium product, which meant that I didn't have the opportunity to open up a lot of this stuff.  Nomo had several cards in this product and now I have one less card to chase down.

There weren't just Japanese players in this care packageDennis also hooked me up with some Oakland A's cards and the greatest San Diego Padre that ever played...

Brent Gates is a nice blast from the past.  He had a couple of promising seasons early in his career with the A's.  Not sure what happened to him, but I'm pretty sure this is my first autograph of his.

2016 Donruss Stat Line Career #184
1993 Upper Deck Diamond Gallery #17

And rounding out the care package were two new additions to my Damaged Card PC:

2007 Topps Moments and Milestones #45-30

I normally dislike this product... but I absolutely love this card.  The damage is pretty obvious on this one.

It's a little harder to see the damage from the scans on the next card...

1993 Upper Deck #449

But if you look at the scan close enough... it kinda looks like snow falling on Jeter.  That's because there's some chipping taking place... most likely due to cards sticking together.  This will definitely make the Damaged Card Hall of Fame.

Well that's it for today.

Thanks Dennis for this very generous care package.  I have a few Tigers set aside for you.  I'll have to dig through my hockey and football rookie cards to see if I have any Michigan alumni that I can send your way.

Happy Monday and sayonara!


  1. You've added a few to the "damaged binder" this year.

  2. Sweet cards! Honestly, my favorites might be those Nomo cards. I was at such an impressionable age when he came to the States that I still enjoy seeing his cards to this day.

  3. *writes 'shop for Nomo Sabervision card' on things-to-do list*

  4. Those mid-1990s UD were good at sticking together.

  5. That Tanaka is cool! I love that Gwynn too. Early 90s UD holograms...so good!

  6. Cool cards. Really like that Rickey.

  7. My '93 UD Jeter also has some "snow" on it. Can't complain though because it only cost me a dollar.

  8. johnnys trading spot - it's been a good year for the damaged card collection

    shoeboxlegends - i wanted to collect nomo back in the day, but really couldn't afford to. i actually shifted over to hockey, because baseball was too expensive for me. years later, i went back and started grabbing all of the cards i couldn't afford before

    night owl - it's a cool card. never seen it before, but it fits the whole 90's stereotype

    sumomenkoman - yeah. imagine being the guy who bought 100ct. lots of the jeter, but didn't bother to penny sleeve them.

    the lost collector - my tanaka collection has truly blossomed this year. i wondering if we'll see him again in game 7 (if there is a game 7)

    bulldog - the rickey is nice and shiny

    nick - you must be my good luck charm. i actually found another copy today at the flea market for a buck too.