Home Trading Cards & Memorabilia Forum

Scans of more of my OCD Player collection projects

My player collections almost always have a tie to my youth. When I was a kid in Ruston, LA one of my best friends dad was an assistant coach for the La Tech Dunkin Dawgs., their star player was Karl Malone When I was in 5th grade he came to our class and spoke and I had several small interactions with him through my friend. He was my favorite player of course for that reason. I started working on a basic Fleer set of him this year, like most of these projects Rookies are easier it is tough to find already graded copies of PSA 10 mid to late years and even raw that have a shot at 10s. This is what I have mustered so far. Several self subs.




The next project I have been working on for about 5 years now maybe longer. One of ,myfavorite players as a kid and this project is much broader. It started with just Topps and Fleer. Then Donruss then Basic set. Very hard to track down 10s I do not have and I have several 8-9s I need to upgrade. Have not put much of a dent in this for over a year now. Current progress

































Looking for FB HOF Rookies

Comments

  • countdouglascountdouglas Posts: 1,047 ✭✭✭✭

    Great seeing all of the Strawberry cards together! The card companies loved to pick photos highlighting the cocked knee at the beginning of his stride, for sure... Or the completion of that sweet swing. Strawberry was always one of the favorites of my youth.

  • Kid4hof03Kid4hof03 Posts: 1,436 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I love the Strawberry collection! I still collect his cards, but ungraded.

    I'm not a Malone fan, but putting together his Fleer player set was a great idea.

    Collecting anything and everything relating to Roger Staubach
  • DBesse27DBesse27 Posts: 1,469 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Wow Mike, I’ve seen parts of your Straw collection but didn’t realize how many you had!

    Yaz Master Set
    #1 Gino Cappelletti master set
    #1 John Hannah master set

    Also collecting: 1964 Venezuelan Topps, Patriots team HOFers, Andre Tippett, 1968 Venz Red Sox, 1974 Topps Sox

  • JBrulesJBrules Posts: 1,695 ✭✭✭✭

    Sweet run of Malone and Straw. Love looking at player runs. Impressive collection.

  • rexvosrexvos Posts: 2,355 ✭✭✭✭

    @DBesse27 said:
    Wow Mike, I’ve seen parts of your Straw collection but didn’t realize how many you had!

    Yeah I most recently upgraded my 91 Topps from a 9 to finish off Topps all in 10. Really want to have the Topps Donruss and Fleer in all 10. I like to throw a few on each sub if possible but have had poor luck with hitting dimes lately. Very few pop up on eBay that I do not already have so subbing is my only route to making headway.

    That means I will probably divert to a few other projects that I will post scans of in this thread like Ryne Sandberg. I have been thinking about doing a Fleer only Ripken run, or Puckett since I hit the 84 Update dime in my last sub. Will probably post current progress on Mike Singletary and Sam Mills once I get around to scanning them. Gooden and Dale Murphy are always in the back of my mind as well and I have subbed some with hit and miss results. If I do them there will be a lot more 9s.

    Looking for FB HOF Rookies
  • ahopkinsahopkins Posts: 1,001 ✭✭✭✭

    Holy crap! Amazing!

    Andy

  • jordangretzkyfanjordangretzkyfan Posts: 1,599 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Those are some SICK Strawberry’s. Great collection. He was my favorite player when I started really collecting in 1987. His 1987 Topps is one of my all-time favorite cards along with his 1984 Topps RC. Thanks for sharing!

  • NGS428NGS428 Posts: 1,043 ✭✭✭✭

    Great collection! Thanks for scanning.

    Nic

    PSA Digital Albums - Ken Griffey, Jr. - Basic Set | Rookie Set | 1989 Set
    Guides Authored - Graded Card Scanning Guide PDF | History of the PSA Label PDF

  • rexvosrexvos Posts: 2,355 ✭✭✭✭

    Here is another one I am toying around with, Ryne Sandberg. I started by self subbing the 83 Topps. I really hoped for a 10. Have a few odds and ends I have swung and missed on at the end as well.








    Looking for FB HOF Rookies
  • rexvosrexvos Posts: 2,355 ✭✭✭✭

    Another work in progress is Drew Brees. I started with Chrome then since Topps lost its license after 15 the plan is to switch to Optic going forward. I also have designs on mirroring this run once completed with base Topps and base Donruss. Like I said in progress. I believe I have several at PSA now in multiple subs. Saints are far and away my favorite sports team and this guy delivered me a Super Bowl.





    Looking for FB HOF Rookies
  • RAPTORSRULE04RAPTORSRULE04 Posts: 152 ✭✭✭

    Love the Mailman and Pistol Pete. Nice collection.

  • jay0791jay0791 Posts: 2,870 ✭✭✭

    love all the cards

    Collecting PSA... FB,BK,HK,and BB HOF RC sets
    1948-76 Topps FB Sets
    FB & BB HOF Player sets
    1948-1993 NY Yankee Team Sets
  • rexvosrexvos Posts: 2,355 ✭✭✭✭

    This is where I really show my OCD tendencies. The new stuff has so many parallels and I decided to chase them with a guy I loved to watch at LSU that was drafted by my favorite team.

    Alex Bregman





























    Work in progress have several more in grading and waiting to be sent.

    Looking for FB HOF Rookies
  • Kid4hof03Kid4hof03 Posts: 1,436 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I'm a huge Staubach fan, but I don't know anyone that doesn't love Walter Payton. When I get around to starting a few other player sets Walter will be at the top of the list. Your run is outstanding!

    Collecting anything and everything relating to Roger Staubach
  • rexvosrexvos Posts: 2,355 ✭✭✭✭

    @Kid4hof03 said:
    I'm a huge Staubach fan, but I don't know anyone that doesn't love Walter Payton. When I get around to starting a few other player sets Walter will be at the top of the list. Your run is outstanding!

    I did a Staubach too. Not as high end as Paytons (all 8s) I’ll eventually post those. I am not quite old enough to remember seeing him play. I grew up in the Danny White era. I am working on him too. I am hung up on the 85. I can’t see myself paying $100 for a 9 and all the ones I have did not make the grading cut. Even though I am a Saints fan, those Cowboys teams of the 80s were fun to watch.

    Looking for FB HOF Rookies
  • rexvosrexvos Posts: 2,355 ✭✭✭✭
    edited May 17, 2020 11:03AM

    @Kid4hof03

    Here is my Staubach run along with another La Tech guy that he is inevitably tied to Terry Bradshaw







    Looking for FB HOF Rookies
  • Kid4hof03Kid4hof03 Posts: 1,436 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @rexvos Those are two great looking player collections! I know it's not the same, but as a football fan from that era, I see Bradshaw and Staubach almost like Bird and Magic, you can't really talk about one with the other.

    Collecting anything and everything relating to Roger Staubach
  • rexvosrexvos Posts: 2,355 ✭✭✭✭

    @Kid4hof03 said:
    @rexvos Those are two great looking player collections! I know it's not the same, but as a football fan from that era, I see Bradshaw and Staubach almost like Bird and Magic, you can't really talk about one with the other.

    Thanks to really cap that era I need to do Stabler. I have his RC and second year but will probably be a while until I revisit his stuff.

    Looking for FB HOF Rookies
  • rexvosrexvos Posts: 2,355 ✭✭✭✭

    I believe this is the first player set I completed. I remember at the time that I wanted only Mint cards for the run. I hate that there is no 1977 card made of Arch since he missed the previous season due to injury and the Saints had to suffer the infinite cruelty of the dual QB talents of Bobby Scott (later New Jersey General) and Bobby Douglas (Chicago Bears castoff, a team known for lousy Quarterbacks).

    I would have loved to have seen what he could do with any competency around him from coaching, front office or teammates. His greatest accomplishment is found in the fact that he has produced two Super Bowl MVP offspring

    The Patron Saint of New Orleans: Archie Manning





    I have some chances to add a few other issues but only want them in Mint or better. My biggest whale for this set is the 1979 Coke Saints Team issue.

    Looking for FB HOF Rookies
  • jay0791jay0791 Posts: 2,870 ✭✭✭

    Some very nice player runs.

    Collecting PSA... FB,BK,HK,and BB HOF RC sets
    1948-76 Topps FB Sets
    FB & BB HOF Player sets
    1948-1993 NY Yankee Team Sets
  • rexvosrexvos Posts: 2,355 ✭✭✭✭

    Another modern one to add, this one I have several more in grading. Not sure where I am going with it but definitely will continue to add Heritage. I posted several of these once before in a Heritage thread but added the 2013 Topps Pro Debut today.






    Looking for FB HOF Rookies
  • rexvosrexvos Posts: 2,355 ✭✭✭✭

    This one was a big one for me. As noted earlier I am an Astros fan and this was my first favorite player in baseball. I liked him so much I even became a Rangers fan when he went there, then when the Astros went to the AL I had to move them back as adversaries. I did this run raw when I was a kid and finally getting a rookie around 2001. Then around 2006 I get the grading bug, but it was a decade later until I started working on this Topps player set mainly due to cost involved. About this time I run into a really nice raw 72 in a shop in Norman, OK. It got me hooked. I was buying and selling enough to look for quality copies of the earlier issues. Just now posting because I was hoping to up my 75 to an 8 but I have not found one I like better than my 7

    The Ryan Express












    Looking for FB HOF Rookies
  • DBesse27DBesse27 Posts: 1,469 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Wow!

    Yaz Master Set
    #1 Gino Cappelletti master set
    #1 John Hannah master set

    Also collecting: 1964 Venezuelan Topps, Patriots team HOFers, Andre Tippett, 1968 Venz Red Sox, 1974 Topps Sox

  • jordangretzkyfanjordangretzkyfan Posts: 1,599 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @rexvos said:
    I am sure I have posted these before, but in order to consolidate into one thread here is My favorite completed run

    Walter





    Would like to eventually dive into some non mainstream issues but that is probably a project for well down the road.

    This is possibly one of the most beautiful things I have ever seen. You just gave me a new appreciation for player runs and particularly for Sweetness. What a great looking consistency in his cards year after year from Topps. Simply stunning!

  • HorseHorse Posts: 460 ✭✭✭

    Please have a Carlton Fisk run like this. He has the greatest live action Topps cards out there.

  • rexvosrexvos Posts: 2,355 ✭✭✭✭

    @Horse said:
    Please have a Carlton Fisk run like this. He has the greatest live action Topps cards out there.

    Not yet. I have several in the pipeline and a few more completed that I have not scanned together yet. I did a raw run of him decades ago but none met the grading requirements

    Looking for FB HOF Rookies
  • rexvosrexvos Posts: 2,355 ✭✭✭✭

    It’s Saturday. It is storming outside so I am scanning.

    This next one was always a nemesis. I completed this run out of respect because he always beat down everyone. I completed this one over a decade ago. Again wanted all 9s. I did recently upgrade my 82 with a raw sub hoping to hit a 10 which would have spurred me to try and upgrade others. I’ll just leave as is for now.

    Joe Cool






    Looking for FB HOF Rookies
  • rexvosrexvos Posts: 2,355 ✭✭✭✭

    The next one was another early project. I have been collecting ever since I was 7. This guy was a huge superstar then and I was a huge fan. Had a poster of him on my wall and watched him play every Sunday, and unlike my Saints even in the playoffs. I remember watching him go 99 yards on Monday night vs Minnesota. A game btw which the Cowboys lost, they rarely ever lost when he hit 100 yards Here are two postings. First my basic player set. Then something I put together after meeting him in 2002 (a few days before my oldest child was born)

    Tony D





    Sorry about the crappy phone pic here. I am not much of a photographer. These are all cards from my original childhood collection of him, and I deliberately chose not to include the Broncos cards

    Looking for FB HOF Rookies
Sign In or Register to comment.