Friday, April 14, 2017

Niche Collection Updates

I figured if I was going to try to jump back into this whole blogging thing, I should do a little blog maintenance. I've eliminated a few tabs up top while I do some updates but the ones I've left behind are up to date as of this post.

I haven't picked up very many cards in the past 12-18 months aside from Topps Now, but I didn't stop completely. I kept my eBay Saved Searches alive so every once in a while I would get a notice on something I was looking for.

First up is the 1991 Topps Desert Shield parallel team set. With a few pickups, I currently have 31 of the 32 Cubs cards. (I am not counting the Keith Comstock error card because even though it declares him to be a Cub, he never was.)

The lone holdout for this set is #740 Ryne Sandberg's regular card. There are some available so it's more a matter of finding one at a good price and in a condition I'm happy with. The centering on these cards has been my biggest issue.

As for my other goal with this set, of the 31 cards I have, 8 of them are signed. Now that I am oh-so-close to having them all, I hope to focus on getting more autographed. The tab above is up to date, minus scans of the Shawon Dunston and Greg Smith cards.

Next up is the stalled out Tony Campana PC. He is currently a free agent and hasn't seen the big leagues since 2014. Hence the lack of any newer cards being produced. I did manage to track down a 2014 minor league issue from his time with the Reno Aces, doing what Tony does best. Running.

Campana split 2016 between the AAA clubs of the Washington Nationals (Syracuse Chiefs) and Chicago White Sox (Charlotte Knights). As far as I know, I'm just looking for a few parallels and printing plates.

I'm putting an APB out for:

2009 Tristar Projections #29 various parallels (have base)
2011 Topps Update #US57 Canary Yellow Diamond and any printing plates
2012 Topps #580 Toys R Us Purple, Wood, Platinum and any Printing Plates
2012 Panini Prizm Blue #95

Click the tab above to see most if not all of what I have, including some autographs.

The Ivy Frankenset is coming along and I'll have Page 2 posted soon, but no further updates at the moment!


  1. Ah, Tony Campana. Haven't thought about him in a long time. One of those guys that was fun to watch while the Cubs were bad.

  2. Wow, you're down to needing mostly the plates... your Campana collection must be the bee's knees!