Friday, April 3, 2015

Growing the Sandberg Collection, Part 1

I've got more cards of Ryne Sandberg than I do of any other Cubs player, a total of 710 cards.  But most of those are in the various team sets.  The player collection is much smaller, only 124 of the 710 cards.  I've decided to try and bump the number of Ryno cards and I've found a fairly easy and inexpensive way to do so.

A recent change at Sportlots makes it easy to search the cards of a specific seller.  I know of a few sellers that have a boatload of cards, so I decided to pick up Ryno cards from a few of them.  It was a matter of just searching for Ryne Sandberg with a specific seller, and then comparing his cards to my spreadsheet. One nice thing about this is that it keeps the shipping costs down.  Usually with Sportlots I end up with cards from several sellers and end up paying more in shipping than on the cards.  But going for just one seller saves me a  bundle.

 Right now I'm focusing on various odd-ball and insert sets from the '80s and 90's, his active playing days. The first seller I hit was Whopps24.  I was able to pick up 19 different cards from 1987 to 1996.

The list includes:
1993 Burger King All Pro
1989 Scoremasters
1991 Pro Visions
1991 Jimmy Dean
1991 Post
1992 Citgo The Performers
1992 Dennys Hologram
1992 Lumber Company
1993 Cooperstown
1993 Jimmy Dean
1993 King B Disc
1993 O-Pee-Chee Premier Star Performers
1993 Triple Play Action
1994 Church's Hometown Stars
1994 King B Disc
1994 Oscar Mayer Round Ups
1994 SP Die Cuts
1996 Dennys Holograh
1996 Metal Universe

And the cards....




1 comment:

  1. I have a 400 count box of Sandberg dupes. I'd be more than happy to go through it and pull one of each to send your way. Just let me know if you're interested!