Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Card Show in San Francisco Part II

This is Part II of my blog about purchases of cards from this past weekend at the card show in San Francisco.  I arrived in San Francisco on Thursday afternoon.  The weather was nice so I took a trip to the ocean and visited Baker Beach.  It was a sunny and warm day, well it least for the coast of Northern California, and there were a lot of people out enjoying the day. 

Here are a couple of pictures I took while I was there.


What a sweet day in the city by the bay.
More Dime Card Deals

Cards of Mike Schmidt

I was able to get a Mike Schmidt from 1979 and 1980 and a couple issuances from this century.

1979 Topps Mike Schmidt #610 & 1980 Topps Mike Schmidt #270
2004 Topps Mike Schmidt All-Time Fan Favorites Mike Schmidt #20 & 2013 Topps Archives Mini Tall Boys Mike Schmidt #MS-MT

Billy Hamilton cards

I was looking thru some 2012 Panini Cooperstown cards and came across a card of the Billy Hamilton.  I didn’t know who he was but the back of this card said that “Sliding Billy Hamilton set the all-time record by scoring 198 runs (in just 137 games) with Philadelphia in 1894, a mark that only Babe Ruth has sniffed since with 177 in 1921.  He won two batting titles, and finished first in steals five times, including four season with 100- plus.  Hamilton ranks fourth all-time in on-base percentage (.455) and seventh in batting (.344).  In 1892, he turned the rare trick of hitting a leadoff and a walkoff homers in the same game.”  Billy Hamilton was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1961.

The present day Billy Hamilton first full year in the major leagues was last year when he stole 56 bases, finishing second in the National League to Dodgers Dee Gordon.  Hamilton did lead the league in being caught stealing when he was thrown out 23 times.  On June 15, 2014, in the Reds 13-4 win over the Brewers, Hamilton hit a leadoff home run.  I was able to get his 2013 Topps Finest Sterling card. 

2012 Panini Cooperstown Billy Hamilton #70 & 2014 Topps Finest Sterling Billy Hamilton TS-BHA

Some Don Mattingly cards

I was able to get these Don Mattingly cards from the early 90s and others since he retired as a player.

1990 Leaf Don Mattingly #69, 1993 Flair Don Mattingly #249, & 1994 Ultra Award Winner Don Mattingly #2

2002 Fleer Greats Don Mattingly #74, 2012 Topps Heritage Don Mattingly #154, and 2013 Topps Heritage Don Mattingly #101

Cards of Sean Doolittle

I got some minor league issues of A’s reliever Sean Doolittle.  These were from early in his career when Doolittle played first base.

2007 Upper Deck USA Baseball Sean Doolittle #14, 2008 Donruss Threads Sean Doolittle #84, and 2008 Tristar Projections Sean Doolittle #78
2002 Topps Gallery

I was able to pick up these retired players from the 2002 Topps Gallery set

Warren Spahn #146 & Brooks Robinson #147
Al Kaline #149 & Bob Feller #150

Leaf 1993

Here are some inserts from the 1993 Leaf set.

1993 Leaf Heading to the Hall Set

Nolan Ryan #1, Robin Yount #3, & Ryne Sandburg #8
1993 Leaf Gold All-Stars


Card #6 featuring Cal Ripken, Jr. & Barry Larkin 
Card #19 featuring Nolan Ryan & Greg Maddux

1994 Donruss Special Edition

 I was happy to get these three 1994 Donruss Special Edition cards. 

Nolan Ryan #1, Cal Ripken, Jr., #40, & Don Mattingly #60

2001 Fleer Premium Inserts

Here are some cards from the Decades of Excellence inset set which were part of the 2001 Fleer Premium set.

Eddie Mathews #11 & Pee Wee Reese #14,
Phil Rizzuto #15 & Frank Howard #18

Topps Heritage New Age Performers

Here are three New Age Performers cards from early Topps Heritage sets.

2001 Topps Heritage New Age Performers Nomar Garciaparra #NA9, 2002 Topps Heritage New Age Performers Ichiro #NA5, and 2003 Topps Heritage New Age Performers Alex Rodriguez #NA4
More Topps Heritage cards

I was able to grab these short prints from recent Topps Heritage sets.

Topps Heritage 2012

Troy Tulowitzki #453
 Topps Heritage 2014


Dustin Pedroia #447 & Miguel Cabrera #500
Yu Darvish #444 & Matt Harvey #490

Expos Prospect cards

Here are three cards of Montreal Expos prospects who later made names for themselves with other franchises.

2000 Bowman Chrome Brandon Phillips #347 & 2000 Bowman Grady Sizemore #109

2002 Topps Gold Jason Bay #326

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