Posts in category: Capewoods Collection
Ivan Rodriguez – 2017 Hall of Fame Class

I have 218 Ivan Rodriguez cards in my collection. Here’s a selection of his cards that I own, one for each year of his career.

1991 Upper Deck Final Edition #55

1992 Topps #78

1993 Score Gold Dream Team #6

1994 Fleer All-Stars #22

1995 Leaf Great Gloves #16

1996 Ultra Prime Leather Gold #5

1997 Stadium Club #200

1998 Leaf State Representatives #21

1999 Crown Royal #140

2000 Upper Deck HoloGrFx #9

2001 Upper Deck UD’s Most Wanted #3

2002 Fleer Tradition This Day In History #30

2003 Topps 205 #10

2004 Upper Deck Power Up #39

2005 Topps Cracker Jack Take Me Out To The Ball Game

2006 Upper Deck 2006 World Baseball Classic #44

2007 Upper Deck Goudey Memorabilia #7

2008 Topps Allen & Ginter #78

2009 Upper Deck Goodwin Champions #80

Probably the first time in history that 2 players associated with the Astros were elected to the Hall of Fame at the same time.

2010 Topps Cards Your Mom Threw Out #48

2011 Topps Heritage #262

Tim Raines – 2017 Hall of Fame Class

As promised, some Tim Raines cards. I don’t have a card for each of his 23 seasons, but I have most.1982 Fleer Stamps #391985 Donruss #2991986 Topps Tiffany #2801987 Star ’87 #21988 Topps #403I always liked the 1988 Topps All-Star subset.1989 Topps #56…

Jeff Bagwell – Hall of Fame (Finally)

I suppose I won’t be the only person posting Jeff Bagwell cards today. I have 508 Bagwell cards in my collection. Here is a card from each year of his career.The other two inductees, Tim Raines and Ivan Rodriguez, are also favorite players of mine so I…

The Green Grass of Baseball

I’ve probably told this story in the blog before. How I saw my first in-person baseball game when I was 8 or 9 years old at Philadelphia’s old Connie Mack Stadium. My strongest memory of that game was coming through the tunnel and seeing how green the …

December 2016 Books Read

My reading goal for 2016 was to read 100 books. I fell a bit short only managing 83, which I guess, is still a lot of books.  I’ll have to try harder in 2017.My youngest son and his girlfriend gave me this for my birthday. We’ve lived in the Houst…

My 2016 Collecting Year in Review

I went into 2016 with a plan to buy fewer cards over all while focusing more on Phillies and Astros cards (current and past). I think I was successful. I purchased 2,876 cards in 2016, about a thousand fewer than in 2015. Of those, 530 were Phillies ca…

Players I collect – 2016 Completed

I started this awhile ago and this will be the final post as I present 2016 cards of the players I collect. We’re going to finish out with two current players.Mike TroutBowman #1Panini Diamond Kings #91Topps #1Topps #26Topps American League Standouts #…

Players I Collect – 2016 continued

We’re getting near the end of this series of players that I’ve collected over the years who had cards in 2016.Ryne SandbergTopps 100 Years at Wrigley #26Topps Archives #41Topps Allen & Ginter #180There’s probably a Topps Bunt card for Sandberg as w…

Players I Collect – 2016 continued

Continuing from Yasiel Puig, up next is:Albert PujolsTopps Bunt #126In his 16th year, Prince Albert isn’t the player he used to be but he had a pretty good years in 2015 and 2016 but the only Pujols card I got was this lousy Topps Bunt card.Jim RiceTop…

What do baseball players like?

“What do baseball player’s like? is often a question that can often be found on the backs of baseball cards. Not such a useless hobby after all. Let’s try to answer this question using a pack of 2015 Bowman I recently acquired in a repack box.Anthony R…

My 400th Mike Schmidt Card

My regular readers (you know who you are) should know that Mike Schmidt is my favorite player. I reached a minor threshold with my 400th Schmidt card. I don’t have nearly that many cards of any other player. I’ve actually had this card since May but am…

1979 TCMA 50’s Cards – Phillies

My good friend B always finds some nice baseball cards for me for my birthday. This year was no exception.In 1979, TCMA seemed to primarily release minor league sets, but also produced this 291-card TCMA 50’s set, noted on the back as being from the “B…

Some 1988 MInor League Cards

I’m still working my way through the backlog of repacks I bought this year. I always like the ones that have loose cards because you’re liable to get anything in there.This particular repack, in addition to having 4 packs of cards, also had 50 random l…

Players I Collect – 2016 continued

In the last post I got through Willie Mays, so we’re about halfway through the alphabet. Let’s get going with Mark McGwire.Mark McGwireTopps MLB Debut Medallion Series 2These cards came as a bonus in Topps blasters from Target or Walmart. The ‘medallio…

2016 Topps Update

As of this posting, I haven’t heard anything from Topps about the blaster I bought last week which was filled with already opened packs, mostly containing non-Topps cards (see here). By now, I’ve returned this box to Walmart and got my money back. I to…

The Worst Relic Card Ever!

I’ve been working my way through various repack boxes I bought over the summer. In one box I came upon a pack of 2012 Panini Triple Play. This was the first year for this revived brand name. I reviewed it here. I can’t say I really cared much for it.I …

2016 Topps Update Extreme Wierdness

I bought a blaster of Topps Update yesterday. The box says “…plus one 500 HR Futures Club Medallion Card!”Along with the 10 packs, there was this:No surprise here, this is they way they usually pack these special blaster cards. What was a surprise is…

2016 Leaf Babe Ruth Collection

I’m finally getting around to cataloging the cards from repack boxes I bought during the season. There’s nothing like watching the baseball playoffs while scanning and cataloging cards.I don’t remember seeing any of the 2016 Leaf Babe Ruth Collection o…

October 2016 Reading List

My goal of reading 100 books this year looks lost. I’ll have to read 30 books between now and the end of the year. Not likely. Oh, well. I did manage 9 in October.This is a sequel to Stewart’s highly enjoyable historical novel “Girl Waits With Gun” abo…

Players I Collect – 2016

Continuing a series of posts of 2016 cards of Players I Collect that had cards in 2016. I’m excluding most Phillies and Astros since I collect all of them. The last player was Chipper Jones. Next up John Kruk.John Kruk  Admittedly, I mainly coll…

Players I collect – 2016

Continuing a series of posts of 2016 cards of Players I Collect that had cards in 2016. I’m excluding Phillies and Astros since I collect all of them. The last player was Ichiro. Next up Bo Jackson.2016 Topps Bunt was good for a lot of former players. …

Players I Collect 2016 – Part 5

Continuing a series of posts of 2016 cards of Players I Collect. The last player was Ricky Henderson. Next up, Ichiro. He was still an active player in 2016, although this is to be his last season. Since he is extremely popular in the hobby, I don’t ex…

Book Club – September 2016 Reading List

I’ve probably mentioned before that I keep a catalog of the books I own and have read on-line at librarything.com. I think you can find me there if you look for capewood. Every month they have a large selection of Advanced Reader Copies of new books. A…

Players I Collect 2016 – Part 4

Leaving off with Griffey, now we get to…Vladimir GuerreroGuerrero retired in 2011 after a 16 year career. There were a few 2012 cards and then none until this year. I have a total of 216 Guerrero cards. For awhile, it seemed that he appeared in just …

Players I Collect 2016 – Part 3

Continuing on with the Players I Collect who had cards in 2016. Or at least the cards of them that I have.Dwight GoodenAfter a 6 year gap, there have been no lack of Dwight Gooden cards since 2012. Overall I have 106 Gooden cards, most of them from his…

Players I Collect – 2016 Part 2

I finished the last post with George Brett. Let’s pick up with:Jose CansecoThere was a long gap (2005-2013) when I didn’t see any Canseco cards but since 2014, he’s back. My collecting years include Canseco’s entire career and he used to be very popula…

2016 Bowman Platinum

This is not a bad looking set, if you like foil-board cards. I don’t particularly so I don’t buy much of this product. Topps didn’t produce a 2015 set and I can’t say I missed it. The 2016 set is only going to be available at Walmart for some reason. I…

Players I Collect – 2016 Part 1

As well as collecting any Phillies and post-1994 Astros cards I can find, there are also a handful (OK, a bushel full) of players who’s individual cards I collect. I’ve been doing this since I started collecting in 1985. It’s a mishmash of players, inc…