Saturday, February 18, 2012

1984 Wichita Eagle-Beacon Card Checklist Part #4

Here is the latest installment to the 1984 Wichita Eagle-Beacon checklist.  This grouping appears to follow a pattern of Professional Baseball Player, Soccer Player, and Minor League Baseball Player.  There was only one Hall of Fame player in this group: Goose Gossage (Baseball HOF 2008).

1973 O-Pee-Chee #174
Rich "Goose" Gossage PSA 9 RC

4/16/1984
Pete Rose - Professional Baseball Player
Ty Keough - Soccer Player
Gene Dusan - Minor League Baseball Player

4/23/1984
Curtis Heidenreich - Minor League Baseball Player
Helmut Dudek - Soccer Player
John Candelaria - Professional Baseball Player

4/30/1984
Batata - Soccer Player
Skeeter Barnes - Minor League Baseball Player
Goose Gossage - Professional Baseball Player

5/7/1984
Dave Van Gorder - Minor League Baseball Player
Mark Liveric - Soccer Player
Dave Kingman - Professional Baseball Player

5/14/1984
Sam Bick - Soccer Player
Bernard King - Professional Basketball Player
Brad Lesley - Minor League Baseball Player

Monday, February 6, 2012

1990 Donruss Blue / White Test Issue Variation

I've always wondered if a particular card in the 1990 Donruss Blue / White Test Issue could be found in both blue and white versions.  It never really mentioned in the SCD if they could be found both ways.  I no longer need to wonder.  On eBay this week someone listed Alan Trammell / Mike Stanley and Carl Yastrzemski / Willie McGee cards where each player has blue and white versions.  Currently, I've only found the Cal Ripken, Jr. card in a white version.  See the images below:

1990 Donruss Blue / White Test Issue
Alan Trammell
1990 Donruss Blue / White Test Issue
Mike Stanley

Saturday, February 4, 2012

1984 Wichita Eagle-Beacon Card Checklist Part #3

Here is a the latest update to the 1984 Wichita Eagle-Beacon checklist.  The highlights include Eric Davis on the Wichita Aeros, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (Basketball HOF 1995), and Tom Kite (Golf HOF 2004).  I also uncovered the strangest names yet with the soccer players Zeee Kapka and Tasso Koutsoukos.

Tom Kite
PSA/DNA Authenticated
Autographed 8x10 Photo
3/19/1984
Larry Brown - College Basketball Coach
Tom Kite - Professional Golfer
Marcus Dupree - USFL Football Player

3/26/1984
Loren Hibbs - College Baseball Player
Bobby Knight - College Basketball Coach
Dennis Mepham - Soccer Player

4/2/1984
Jim Daniel - College Baseball Player
Zeee Kapka - Soccer Player
Sandy Sadler - College Tennis Player - Woman

4/9/1984
Eric Davis - Minor League Baseball Player
Tasso Koutsoukos - Soccer Player
Kareem Abdul-Jabber - Professional Basketball Player

1997 Score Board Talk N' Sports Phone Cards $1000 Samples


1997 Score Board Talk N' Sports Phone Cards $1000 Samples
#1 Cal Ripken, Jr. [FRONT]
For some time I have been looking for a Cal Ripken, Jr. 1997 Score Board Talk N' Sports $1000 Phone Card and have never even seen one. According to the Beckett annual guide there were only 10 serial numbered cards produced. Just a few days ago, I found a copy on eBay for $8.99 plus shipping and was ecstatic! Surely this could not be what I had been looking for all these years at that price. It wasn't. However, it was something I had never seen before either. It was an unnumbered sample card. I have no idea how many of these samples are actually out there and they are not in any guide. Instead of a serial number and phone number to call to use the phone card, it had the word "SAMPLE" printed on the back. I have verified 3 of the 5 cards in the set exist. I think the full checklist is as follows and is the same as the regular $1000 phone card set:
1997 Score Board Talk N' Sports Phone Cards $1000 Samples
#1 Cal Ripken, Jr. [BACK]
  1. Cal Ripken, Jr.
  2. Scottie Pippen
  3. Brett Favre
  4. Allen Iverson
  5. Eddie George
I've noticed a number of these phone cards without serial numbers and other information missing on the backs on eBay over the past few months.