Tuesday, February 6, 2018

Sportlots Pickups

In the aftermath of opening my first full box of Topps in three years, I took to Sportlots.com to fill out the 27 cards I was missing from 2018.  I ended up buying cards from four different sellers and, naturally, I went ahead and bought out their Wallach inventories while I was at it.  The first two packages arrived yesterday (I'm not separating them by seller, that distinction just goes to people nice enough to send cards), and here's a look at the Wallach's, 116 of them to be exact.


The easy highlight of this haul were the early O-Pee-Chee's.  There were five 1983's and eleven 1984's included.  I love the early O-Pee-Chee cards from about 1982-85, and they really don't pop up very often.   So to pick up this many at once from a seller who happened to be the only guy not charging for a 2018 Aaron Judge League Leader card like it was an '84 Mattingly was a happy little coincidence.  They're the first '83 OPC I've picked up since 2015.


The 1992 Bowman is proving to be more and more elusive.  I didn't pick up a single copy in 2017.  That dry spell is now over.  It was a little odd to find six 1991 Donruss MVP's and not a single Donruss base set card, and ditto for the 1991 Score Franchise.  At some point I'm going to need to address the 1992s Topps Kids set in more detail.  I think it's aging extremely well.


1993 Score is one of the odder cards I've run into, or rather, never run into.  Where are they all?  Between the ugly design and obscene amount of other sets in 1993, I don't think anyone bought any.  Are they all sitting unopened in a warehouse somewhere, or is it actually scarce?  1993 Topps Finest is a card/set some people still try to charge out the nose for, so it was fun to pick up a couple at the normal 18¢ price point.  They're also (somehow) the first ones I've acquired since 2013.


I ended up with a good assortment of somewhat "high end" inserts somehow.  There's a '94 SP die-cut in there, a Score Dodgers Platinum, a Topps Embossed Golden Idol, and Pinnacle Museum Collection as well.  Not bad.

Here are the updated Totals:

1983 Fleer: 109
1983 O-Pee-Chee x5: 39
1984 Donruss: 151
1984 Fleer: 104
1984 O-Pee-Chee x11: 46
1985 Fleer: 95
1986 Topps: 297
1987 Donruss x7: 407
1987 Donruss Opening Day: 35
1988 Fleer Star Stickers x7: 79
1988 Leaf: 35
1988 Score: 246
1988 Topps x3: 628
1988 Topps All-Star x2: 609
1989 Donruss x4: 347
1989 Score: 172
1989 Upper Deck: 181
1991 Donruss MVP x6: 222
1991 Leaf x4: 108
1991 Score The Franchise x2: 178
1991 Studio x3: 67
1991 Topps Cracker Jack: 11
1991 Ultra x3: 77
1992 Bowman: 49
1992 Bowman USA: 53
1992 Fleer x3: 101
1992 Leaf x3: 80
1992 Pinnacle: 94
1992 Stadium Club x2: 44
1992 Studio x3: 56
1992 Topps Kids: 37
1992 Triple Play: 82
1992 Upper Deck: 262
1993 Donruss: 90
1993 Flair x2: 36
1993 Fleer: 45
1993 Pinnacle x2: 32
1993 Score: 25
1993 Score Select x3: 44
1993 Score Select Traded: 10
1993 Studio: 41
1993 Topps Finest x2: 6
1993 Ultra: 37
1994 Collector's Choice: 41
1994 Donruss: 30 
1994 Fleer x2: 36
1994 Leaf: 41
1994 Score x3: 63
1994 SP x4: 36
1994 SP Die-Cut: 16
1994 Studio: 19
1995 Collector's Choice SE: 35
1995 Donruss: 42
1995 Pinnacle Museum Collection: 3
1995 Score: 41
1995 Score Platinum: 2
1995 Score Hall of Gold: 8
1995 Topps Embossed: 13
1995 Topps Embossed Golden Idols: 3
1995 Topps Finest x2: 12
1995 Ultra: 23
1997 Collector's Choice: 23


4 comments:

  1. Good haul. Also, a good observation about '93 Score. I remember the football set--I have quite a few of those--but don't have very many baseball in my collection. Nor do I come across them with any sort of regularity in dime boxes, etc. File it under 'Things that make you go Hmmm.'

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  2. That’s a solid variety of Wallachs! The 94 SP is a great card with the kid on Tim’s shoulders. It shows the youthfulness of baseball.

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