Thursday, October 28, 2010
Posted by BA Benny at 10/28/2010 10:47:00 PM
Wednesday, October 27, 2010
Hello again Buffet readers. Today I serve up some goodies I scored out of the Vend-O-Pack machine in the flavor of New York Yankees. A couple of weeks ago I was working near one of the stores where one of the two Vend-O-Pack machines are so I ventured over on my lunch hour and grabbed some packs for the Pack Rip Cafe. I also scored 4 singles he had in one of the rows.
Posted by BA Benny at 10/27/2010 08:23:00 PM
Monday, October 25, 2010
Hello all. Today I bring you my NY Mets haul from a 2010 Topps Chrome group break I over at Joe Collector's place. I scored 9 of the 11 Mets on the checklist.
Posted by BA Benny at 10/25/2010 08:51:00 PM
Thursday, October 21, 2010
I bet someone out there may like these.
Cards of players playing on a construction site.
How about choking up on the bat cards?
Cards with really big bases.
Cards that include cameras on them.
I don't recall to many golf carts featured on cards. This one will go into my Griffey collection though.
This one could begin your collection of players who just smelled a bad fart.
How about players with babies?
There you have it, some ideas for new offbeat collections. Let everybody know what you think or share your offbeat collections.
Posted by BA Benny at 10/21/2010 08:14:00 PM
Tuesday, October 19, 2010
Hey again Buffet readers. Today I have a trade post to finally get to on a trade I put together with Sam of The Daily Dimwit fame. I guess timing is everything as he too is behind on trade posts like I am and he just recently posted about the same trade. As usual a comment I made to a post Sam made on some stuff he opened up led to an e-mail exchange and another great trade with him was born. I had some Astros that needed a good home and he had some wayward New Yorkers that needed to come back east. Here are just a few of the goodies that jumped out of an excellent bubble mailer.
Posted by BA Benny at 10/19/2010 07:56:00 PM
Friday, October 15, 2010
Hey all. I haven't done a Card of the Day in a while so today I bring it back in a big way. Today I have a 1964 Topps Giant #8 Roy McMillan of the Mets card to show off.
This was a 60 card set and the first postcard sized Topps release. I especially like the newspaper style write up on the back.
I found this write up on Roy McMillan at BaseballLibrary.com
When The Sporting News began awarding Gold Gloves for fielding excellence in 1957, Roy McMillan received the first three for shortstops. A gutsy professional, universally respected by his peers, McMillan teamed with second baseman Johnny Temple to hold together the infield of the hard-hitting Reds for most of the 1950s. On a team that routinely hit for power in tiny Crosley Field, McMillan 's weak bat was an affordable luxury. A strong arm, exceptional range and durability, and an astute sense of the game belied his bespectacled, mild-mannered appearance.
In 1954 McMillan set a since-surpassed NL record with 129 double plays. His career was spent away from the national spotlight, as he never played for a Cincinnati pennant winner. Ironically, McMillan's trade to Milwaukee for Joey Jay - who was to lead the NL in wins - brought the 1961 Reds the pitching needed to win their first league title in 21 years. McMillan's two All-Star Game starts were somewhat tainted by Cincinnati's ballot-stuffing campaign.
After three years with the Braves, McMillan concluded his playing career with the 1964-66 Mets. His presence brought New York's previously chaotic infield immediate respectability; he eventually groomed Bud Harrelson to take his place. He started a triple play against the Giants in the May 31, 1964 23-inning marathon that lasted a NL-record seven hours and 23 minutes.
Also significant was McMillan's durability. His 584 consecutive games at shortstop from 1951 to 1955 set a NL record. He played 150 or more games in eight different seasons - six in a row - including 157 games for the Mets at age 35. He went on to manage in the minors, coach for Milwaukee and the Mets, and scout. McMillan replaced Yogi Berra as Mets manager for 53 games in 1975
A great looking card of a fantastic defensive player from back in the day.
On a different note, take a trip over to The Daily Dimwit to get in on his contest for some autographed cards. He has a great blog so take a look around and maybe offer up some Astros to him.
Posted by BA Benny at 10/15/2010 08:10:00 PM
Wednesday, October 13, 2010
Peruse the checklist and let everybody know who you would take out and who you would replace them with. I would remove Carney Lansford and add Robin Yount.
Let me know if you would like to see the whole set in future editions or just some of my favorites. I picked up 2 of these, one for the "sets" binder and one to grab singles for the players collection so the following numbers from the checklist are available if anybody is interested. 1, 5, 9, 10, 12, 16, 17, 18, 19, 21, 22, 23, 25, 26, 31, 32.
In other spots out there in Blogoland, Colby, aka FlyWheels, is hosting a very affordable group break over on Cardboard Collections. Head on over join the fun. The Hot Tejada Has Arrived at The Great Sports Name Hall of Fame and WAY OFF BASE has a cool Armchair Quarterback contest going. Don't forget to check out The Pack Rip Cafe for a trip back to 1998 today.
Posted by BA Benny at 10/13/2010 06:09:00 PM
Monday, October 11, 2010
Hello again all. Today I have a post on a trade I did with Dennis of Too Many Grandersons a little while back. I guess he had too many Mets and Yankees because he sent over a nice box of NY goodies that made my day. The box actually came on a day that I had an exceptionally hard day at work during the run of replacing poles at a feverish pace.
The trade conversation began with a comment I made on a 2005 Topps Chrome break he had done and the Mets and Yankees would fit right in my needs and he collects Tigers and Lions as well as Michigan alum so we were off and running. Here are a few of them.
Posted by BA Benny at 10/11/2010 07:23:00 PM