1966 Topps Baseball Wantlist

Monday, July 11, 2016

Roll the Dice Card show in a box part 2

Well, after tearing through the box and “processing” the cards we may have needed. Processed is just my fancy term for checking against our database of Redbird cards to see if needed or not. I haven’t checked how many Redbird cards we have in part because I am terrified to think how MANY we actually have! Once I determine if needed I place in either a Topps or Non Topps 250 count boxes to be filed, eventually. Still have Topps from the last two years I need to file. If not needed I try to determine is I have already put aside a copy for a fellow collector-whom I swear I am sending them to.

After rolling the dice on the 1800 count box to open after our cruise because I was going to miss the thrice annual Serramonte Card and Toy Show. Well what did the box yield you ask? Well, first of all it came from Canada-which was interesting.  The seller had put each card in penny sleeves then in team bags-well done my fiend, well done! The box ended up containing 1354 cards. If we needed them all we would have paid about 5.2 cents per-I deducted $30 from the cost of the lot to approximate the cost of breakfast and gas I would have spent if I could have attended the show. Love this place at Serramonte Mall for my pre Card Show pick me up.

So what was the final tally? We added 550 to our collection, or 12.7 cents per card. As the lot description indicated there were very few base cards in the lot, very few. The lot consisted mostly of parallels, #rd, and chrome refractors of various flavors. Most cards were from the 2000s and no surprise Topps/Bowman dominated. Wish there were more Upper Deck, etc.

I am happy with the lot-no B.S from the seller-no over exaggeration.

So here are some of the highlights.

Two McGwire 1999 Topps Super Chrome

2008, 2011, and 2012 Topps Heritage Advertising Panels

Finally a Yadi added to our collection. 2010 Topps 206 Mini American Carmel (odds 1:4)

Some low # Bowman & Topps Chrome Refractors

Mark Mulder 2006 Bowman Chrome Orange Refractor #23/25
Jason Motte 2012 Topps Chrome Red Refractor #19/25
Kolten Wong 2015 Topps Chrome Gold Refractor #37/50

Some misc. Topps

2011 Topps Allen & Ginter Mini Lance Berkman SP (odds 1:13)
2003 Topps 205 Mini Sovereign Edgar Renteria Black Back (Odds?)
2003 Topps 205 Mini Polar Bear Tony LaRussa MGR (common)
2003 Topps 205 Mini Sweet Caporal Jason Simontacchi
2012 Topps Allen & Ginter David Freese Used Rip Code #30/50 What did you have inside you?
1998 Topps Cooperstown parallel Brent Butler

Then there is this guy-no this wasn't in the box, but I came across him when trolling for some Heritage Real One Autos-he is here simply 'cause of his cool a$& stash. 

Next post we will review the other brands in the box.


  1. Is that McGwire Chrome HR Record card a refractor? That card is really popping out of your post.

  2. I wish just a great picture-I love those 80's-early 2000s large cards. Overlooked I think are those large '85 Topps

  3. Me too. Box toppers rule. I own both the 1984 and 1985 Topps Supers. Just looking for a 1986 set to round out the collection.