Tuesday, June 21, 2011

1983 Wichita Eagle-Beacon Card Checklist Part #3

I reviewed 3 more reels of microfilm on Sunday.  I hit the jackpot with this viewing.  I found two major league baseball players, HOFer George Brett and Kansas City Royal's great Willie Wilson.  Here is part #3 of the 1983 Wichita Eagle-Beacon Card Checklist:

1975 Topps Mini #228
George Brett PSA 9 RC
4/4/1983
George Brett - Professional Baseball Player
Tony Peszneker - Soccer Player
Jeff Bourne - Soccer Player

4/11/1983
Jim Spring - College Baseball Player
Gregg Willin - Soccer Player
John Cutbush - Soccer Player

4/18/1983
Tom Wieghaus - Minor League Baseball Player
Wallace Johnson - Minor League Baseball Player
Per Roentved - Soccer Player

4/25/1983
Willie Wilson - Professional Baseball Player
Terry Nicholl - Soccer Player
Steve Westbrook - Soccer Player

5/2/1983
Greg LaFever - College Baseball Player
Jim O'Neill - Soccer Player
Cliff Brown - Soccer Player

5/9/1983
Frank Rasmussen - Soccer Player
Mike Powers - Soccer Player
Ray Vigliotti - Soccer Player

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Team Cards Featuring Cal Ripken, Jr.

Another interesting aspect of Cal Ripken, Jr. cards is collecting the Baltimore Orioles / All-Star team cards he has been on.  Here is a short list of the team cards I have found so far:
1980 Charlotte O's WBTV
1980 Charlotte O's Team Card
  • 1980 Charlotte O's WBTV 1980 Charlotte O's
  • 1981 WTF Rochester Red Wings #20 Team Card
  • 1986 Topps Glossy All-Stars #11 A.L. All-Star Team
  • 1990 Windwalker Discs A.L. All-Star Team
  • 1997 Topps "Pro Shooters" Photo Marbles Checklist 2 of 2
  • 2000 Fleer Tradition #300 Baltimore Orioles
  • 2000 Fleer Tradition Glossy #300 Baltimore Orioles
  • 2000 Skybox Dominion #11 Highlights Orioles Host Cuban National Team
  • 2001 Topps #755 Baltimore Orioles
  • 2001 Topps Employee #755 Baltimore Orioles
  • 2001 Topps Gold #755 Baltimore Orioles
  • 2001 Topps Home Team Advantage #755 Baltimore Orioles
  • 2001 Topps Limited #755 Baltimore Orioles
  • 2001 Topps Chrome #625 Baltimore Orioles
  • 2001 Topps Chrome Retrofractors #625 Baltimore Orioles
  • 2002 Topps #644 Baltimore Orioles
  • 2002 Topps Gold #644 Baltimore Orioles
  • 2002 Topps Limited #644 Baltimore Orioles
  • 2002 Topps Chrome #644 Baltimore Orioles
  • 2002 Topps Chrome Black Refractor #644 Baltimore Orioles
  • 2002 Topps Chrome Gold Refractor #644 Baltimore Orioles

    Sunday, June 12, 2011

    1998 Pacific Invincible Cramer's Choice Gold Cal Ripken, Jr.

    Incorrect Label
    Correct Label
    I have seen eBay auctions for this card touting it as the limited, hand-numbered version from the Pacific Invincible Cramer's Choice Gold set. These cards are incorrectly labeled (mechanical errors) by PSA.  Unless they are hand-numbered on the back, they are from the regular Pacific Cramer's Choice set.  Mine was incorrectly labeled as the limited version.  I sent it to PSA for correction and the updated label can be seen in this post.  The poor soul that purchased the card to the right on eBay spent $130 for a card that isn't even what he or she thought it was.

    Status: Expensive PSA Mechanical Error
    Example

    Saturday, June 11, 2011

    Cal Ripken, Jr. Made From Thumb Tacks

    This is a time lapse video art project of Cal Ripken, Jr. made out of thumb tacks. It took about 30 hours and used 10,115 thumb tacks.

    Sunday, June 5, 2011

    1983 Wichita Eagle-Beacon Card Checklist Part #2

    Today I went through my next 3 rolls of microfilm for the 1983 Wichita Eagle-Beacon.  Several notable players are included in this week's checklist such as: Maurice Cheeks, Antoine Carr, and Thurl Bailey.  Here is the checklist for 2/16/1983 - 3/31/1983:

    1992 Stadium Club
    Member's Only #78
    Thurl Bailey PSA 10

    2/21/1983
    Dave Hoppen - College Basketball Player
    Steve Copenhaver - College Football Player
    Paul Schuler - High School Coach

    2/28/1983
    Maurice Cheeks - Professional Basketball Player
    Don Brubacher - College Basketball Coach
    Teddy Nelson - High School Wrestler

    3/7/1983
    Antoine Carr - College Basketball Player
    Dave McClure - College Baseball Player
    Ron Razz - College Football Player

    3/14/1983
    Thurl Bailey - College Basketball Player
    Paul Steele - College Basketball Player
    Mario Pyles - High School Cross Country Track / Wrestler

    3/21/1983
    Scott Scrogin - High School Basketball Player
    Rege Klitzke - College Basketball Player
    Armon Gilliam - College Basketball Player

    3/28/1983 - 3-player spotlight is now known as "Bubblegum-less Cards"
    Loren Hibbs - College Baseball Player
    Russ Morman - College Baseball Player
    Larry Floyd - Professional CHL Hockey Player

    This week marks the first time in the newspaper that the cards are marked as "bubblegum-less" and "clip-out".  The following is written underneath the cards in the 3/28/1983 newspaper:
    MondaySports has introduced a new weekly feature - clip-out "bubblegum-less cards" with information about state and local sports celebrities.  Sports fans are invited to nominate their favorites for inclusion in the feature.