Unboxing The Uncle’s Cards #4 – The Final Unboxing

Its been over five months since I’ve given an update on the uncle’s cards.  Its not that I stopped going through them.  I just hadn’t found anything really worth talking about.  This past weekend I worked my way through the last few boxes.  There were lots of base/inserts from the 90’s and 2000’s, but nothing that carried a whole lot of value.  Even if I had found an individual card, it most likely would have been damaged.  Many of the cards in these final boxes were beat up pretty bad.  The most promising stack of cards I came across was a ton of 2001 Bowman Baseball.  I was hoping to find an Ichiro or Pujols rookie, but it never showed up.  The only note worthy card was a Miguel Cabrera #299 error, but it wasn’t in the best condition.

The last bin I went through was stuffed with loose cards, extremely thick holders which were empty, and old albums.  Working my way through the clutter, I did find three sealed boxes worth trying to sell:

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1995 Fleer

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1993 Topps Traded Factory Set

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2010 Topps Factory Set w/ 1958 Mickey Mantle Gold Chrome

There really isn’t much to look for in the box of 1995 Fleer.  The 1993 Topps Traded Factory Set has Todd Helton’s best rookie, but that’s about it.  All the value is in the 2010 Topps Factory Set which has a 1958 Mickey Mantle Gold Chrome card.

Don’t forget to check out Part 1, Part 2, and Part 3 of Unboxing The Uncle’s Cards.

Unboxing The Uncle’s Cards #3

Here we go with Part #3 of Unboxing The Uncle’s Cards.  This time was a lot like the last.  A mix of modern day cards with some vintage thrown in.  Then you have rookies of great players, but the card companies kept producing them as if they were printing their own money.  Nevertheless I usually find something worth showing off.  No Mantle rookies yet.  Expect me to scream like a little girl if I find one.

Don’t forget to check out Part #1 and Part #2.  Part #1 was by far the best… for now.

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Deion Sanders 1989 Topps Traded RC #110T

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Don Zimmer 1973 Topps #12

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Mike Sweeney 1997 Donruss Signature Series Auto

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Shannon Stewart 2001 Donruss – Class Of 2001 Dominators Bat Relic #’ed/725

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Pat Burrell/Scott Rolen 2002 Flair Power Tools Dual Bat Relic

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Omar Vizquel 1989 Topps Traded RC #122T

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Scott Rolen 1998 Pinnacle Mint Collection #30 w/ brass coin

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Joe Niekro 1974 Topps #504

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Matty Alou 1971 Topps #720

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Eddie Mathews 1974 Topps #634

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Todd Helton 1996 Topps Draft Pick #13

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Juan Gonzalez 1990 Topps RC #331

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Garret Anderson 1997 Donruss Signature Series Auto

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Derek Jeter 1993 Upper Deck Top Prospect RC #449

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Al Oliver 1973 Topps #225

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Darrell Conner 2009 Bowman MLB Scout Auto

Unboxing The Uncle’s Cards #2

Welcome to Part #2 of Unboxing The Uncle’s Cards.  Part #1 can be seen here.  This time around wasn’t quite as successful.  In reality, the best thing I found was $52.00 in loose quarters.  I did come across a handful of notable cards that aren’t worth too much because of their condition or they were just overproduced.  I’ve still got a bunch to go through.  No Honus Wagner T206s yet.

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Chipper Jones 1991 Topps RC #333

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Roberto Clemente 1994 All-Star Game Topps Reprint #4 of 5

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Cal Ripken Jr 1998 Pinnacle Mint Nickel/Silver Coin

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(3) Pinnacle Mint Brass Coins – 1997 Ryan Klesko, 1998 Alex Rodriguez, 1998, Hideo Nomo

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Jake Scott 1971 Topps RC #211

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Willie Lanier 1971 Topps RC #114

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Curley Culp 1973 Topps RC #167

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Jim Otto 1971 Topps #151

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Fred Biletnikoff 1971 Topps #178

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Paul Krause 1971 Topps #158

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Lance Alworth 1971 Topps #10

Unboxing The Uncle’s Cards #1

The word “unboxing” is usually referred to when opening a brand new product, but I guess in this case it can work too.  For the longest time my uncle wanted me to go through his in-law’s baseball card collection.  I said sure, but it wasn’t until last summer that I actually got the collection in my hands.  As my uncle opened up the trunk to his car, I knew this was more than just a box or two.  It was many boxes in no particular order.  The boxes have been sitting for months, and I’ve only recently started making my way through this mountain of cards.  Luckily they aren’t in a hurry.  I wasn’t sure what to expect, but I thought it would be fun to report on anything good I found to sell for them.  I’m about six boxes into this little project.  The first few had junk.  But the last couple have started to spit out some gold nuggets.  Take a look!

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David Ortiz 1997 Fleer Ultra RC #518

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Jurickson Profar 2011 Bowman Chrome Orange Refractor #’ed/25

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Chris Maples 2006 Bowman Chrome Gold Refractor #’ed/50

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Miguel Cabrera 2000 Topps Traded RC #T40

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Ken Griffey Jr 1989 Upper Deck RC #1

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Ichiro Suzuki 2001 Topps RC #726

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Ichiro 2005 Upper Deck Game Jersey

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Daniel Descalso 2011 Bowman Auto

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Derrell Griffith 1966 Topps #573

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Cal Ripken Jr 2007 Upper Deck Artifacts Jersey

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Frank Fernandez / Fritz Peterson 1966 Topps Rookie Stars #584

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Bryce Harper 2011 Bowman Chrome #BCE1

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Albert Pujols 2006 Topps Stitches All-Star Workout Jersey

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Chipper Jones 2001 Topps Originals Jersey

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Rocco Baldelli 2003 Upper Deck SPx Young Stars Auto/Jersey #’ed/1295

In addition to the cards pictured above, I also came across:

  • Nick Franklin 2010 Bowman Chrome Orange Refractor #’ed/25
  • Jason Kendall 2001 Upper Deck E-Volve Bat/Jersey/Auto
  • Stephen Strasburg 2010 Topps Chrome X-Fractor
  • Ichiro 2001 Fleer Genuine – Genuine Upside #’ed/1500
  • Steve Garvey 2002 Upper Deck Sweet Spot Classics – Classic Signatures Auto