Wednesday, July 11, 2018

The King Came Through

So on our blogosphere we have three kings. The Lost Collector is the king of the TTM, Night Owl Cards is the king of the written word, and Nick The Dime Box King is the king of dime boxes.

Nick's keen eye for the best and brightest baseball cards ever created is well known. He's also known for living in secondary-baseball-card-market heaven as he seems to find a card show or a garage sale or flea market or whatever seemingly every other day and finds something good every time. Best of all, he often shares his findings to the rest of us.


See what I mean?

That is my third Nostalgic Enterprises card and the one I was after the most because it's JACK CHESBRO.

It's been a while since I blogged about him, but Jack Chesbro is indeed still a PC guy. My favorite Yankees Highlanders legend (outside of Luis Torrens). But man did this card break that silence in a big way. Nick even sent along a note saying it'd better suited in my collection. I'm sure it was hard for Nick to part with this oddball of an underrated Hall of Famer, but hopefully I can make it up to him with my next Zapping (not the Zapping I had just recently sent him).


I have three Nostalgic Enterprise cards now and all came to me from Nick. The king of the dime boxes is probably going to end up sending me the entire set one by one.


There were other notable cards too. Like this fun little oddball of the time Kid Elberfeld of the New York Highlanders was allegedly "dragged off the field ... by a squad of policemen".


Apparently the story goes that Elberfeld chased the umpire Francis O'Loughlin all over the fiend over a call he didn't agree with. Apparently he tried to kick O'Loughlin's ass and step on his feet before police intervened. Imagine if a player did that today man.


There were a bunch of other things for my various collections like a Luis Torrens rookie (people are actually sending me Torrens cards now?!), a stack of Matt Stairs cards and some A-Rods, but my favorite was the Trade Up A-Rod card intended to be used for a game. I'm all for physical card games involving baseball.


I'm also all for minor baseball cards, and here's a very fine quartet of cards from the short lived Battle Creek Yankees. The most notable name here is Eric Duncan, a one time top prospect who just couldn't live up to expectations. But I did meet him as a coach way back when.


It looks like Nick's been able to find some prospect stuff in his dime box kingdom too. Here's Albert Abreu, a prospect I haven't talked at all about because I have so few cards of his and he doesn't sign TTM. I'm not even convinced he'll be with the Yankees any longer so I'm putting off writing about him until I have to.

And those were but a small but surely a great representation of the awesome package sent my way from Dimeboxdonia. Thanks again Nick, you're the best.

As always thanks for stopping by and take care :).

10 comments:

  1. Nice oddball Chesbro! Nick does live in secondary-baseball-card-market heaven. So jealous!

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  2. Sweet Abreu. He definitely seems one of the most likely to be dealt with Sheffield off limits.

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    1. He's injury prone, he's also a top 100 prospect, I say move him.

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  3. That Baseball Hall of Shame oddball set is interesting. Gonna need to see if there are any on COMC just so I can read the other stories in the set.

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    1. There probably are and who knows how fun the other stories are.

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  4. Zippy, king of collecting future Pirate catchers!

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  5. You're very welcome! That Chesbro was probably the most difficult card I've ever had to part with in my blogging career, but yours is a more worthy home than mine. I mean you sent me a frigging T206 Hal Chase for god's sake -- the Chesbro makes up for about 1/1000th of what I owe you for that!

    Glad you enjoyed the Trade-Up A-Rod as well. Think I might've played that game once years ago (I don't even remember how it worked) before stashing it away in my closet. Only recently did I unearth it again and discover it had cards inside(!).

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    1. Thanks again Nick, you've given my Highlanders side-collection a big boost throughout the years and I appreciate every last piece.

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