View Full Version : Best/Favorite pick-ups of 2012

12-27-2012, 12:37 PM
Well, this is the only Baseball category that didn't have best of thread. So here goes...

First off the '82 AS Program Insert Ripken, because I'd been looking a while for an affordable one. Second, the 1997 Roy Halladay Bowman Chrome Refractor, because it was generically listed and got it cheaper than what most Halladay non-refractor's go for. And the 2001 Donruss Phenoms Victor Martinez, because reasonably affordable ones never come up, and I caught a crazy low BIN right after it was listed..

12-27-2012, 09:23 PM

12-27-2012, 09:54 PM
Nice cards, guys. Really like the Boggs/Sandberg rookie autos.

Here's my favorite of the year (I remember when we, as kids, first got our hands on a Sport American price guide, around '81-'82. This card was a cool $5 at the time -- a king's ransom for an 11 yr old kid).

12-28-2012, 12:21 AM
i got back into modern cards this year (for all sports) and it's been a blast picking up cards i collected as a kid...now signed. hard to differentiate which are the favorites, some of the best ones i haven't even scanned.


12-28-2012, 07:42 AM
Beautiful Henderson RC, Chuck.

12-29-2012, 04:37 PM
I stopped buying and subbing modern last spring, but I had a relapse when Langes Sports stumbled upon some boxes of 1990 Donruss Test issues.
I picked up a dozen Aqueous Test, and three Blue/White Test. It was nice to be excited something modern again!



The Blue/White Swift/Sax shown next the the Sax regular issue.



12-29-2012, 04:50 PM
Wow! Never seen the white one before. I think that set would've looked tremendous in white...

12-29-2012, 07:46 PM
Wow! Never seen the white one before. I think that set would've looked tremendous in white...

I never really thought of it like that David, but you're right. It would have looked great in white!

There were also some Red/Red Test cards that sold. I didn't buy any of those.

Here is a link to a site with some good info on all 3 issues.


12-30-2012, 12:41 AM
'89 and '90 donruss were right in my wheelhouse. love seeing those cards!

12-31-2012, 09:56 PM

Been collecting Seattle Mariner team issued postcards for a while so I was happy to find this autographed Dave Niehaus postcard from the 1983 season. First autograph one that I have seen, just wished it was not personalized but for the price I could not pass it up.

I am hoping in 2013 to pick up the Bill Mazeroski postcard from 1980. If anyone has any of these postcards (signed or unsigned) please send me a PM, several more players that I need to track down.

01-05-2013, 04:54 PM
my fav's

01-08-2013, 08:30 AM
Thanks to a fellow board member, I got my holy grail in 2012 - - a 1982 Topps Blackless Rickey Henderson (from the extremely rare C-sheet), a card I had spent over 10 years searching for!!

Then, shockingly, I found another in the same month, and "had" to buy it! Now I have two - one raw, one graded, both in fantastic condition!

01-08-2013, 01:28 PM
derek - nice pickup. never knew such a thing existed.