Olagato House

November 17, 2008

current baseball postcards?

Filed under: postcards — Tags: , — morineko @ 10:14 pm

I was planning on doing this post when I got a scanner, but I’ll go into it a bit now. Are there any teams still selling team sets of postcards? I was thinking about this after seeing Paul’s post about his eBay Mets postcard find; then I was looking at the postcard section at TwinsCards.com and noticed that the Twins haven’t issued a set of postcards to the public since 1987. Any official team postcards later than that were sent out in response to fan mail.

The only recent baseball postcards I’ve seen for current players were some I picked up in Boston at the Yawkey Way souvenir shop back in February 2008. I purchased a 10-pack of assorted cards–and when I say assorted, it’s correct. I ended up with two of the same Jason Varitek card, another Varitek, two different ones of David Ortiz, and one each of Josh Beckett, Curt Schilling, Jonathan Papelbon, and Manny Ramirez. (There’s a 10th missing; it may be another Manny. The extra Tek and one of the Ortiz cards were sent out to Postcrossers.) The other pack they were selling was a 10-pack of Daisuke Matsuzaka cards. I’m unsure if any other 2007 Red Sox appeared on those postcards. I’ll be scanning what I have soon. If the range of postcards I’ve received from Japanese Postcrossers is any indication, postcards are still popular in Japan; this may explain why Red Sox postcards were produced in 2007. It probably explains the Matsuzaka-only pack, for what it’s worth.

If anyone has any idea if there were other 2007 Sox cards or if there were any other commercially-available MLB postcards produced in the 21st century, I’d love to know. (I’m also interested in NPB postcards, but I’m probably better off asking that on the Postcrossing forum.)

March 22, 2008

more February and March Postcrossing

It’s been a good month for Postcrossing receives. I’ve found the card I misplaced. There are a few I have received this week that I need to scan in, including a great lenticular stamp on a card from Finland. I’m recovering from the flu, so I didn’t get around to the scanning yet.

BR-28012, sent by JOGL2 in Brazil and received 27 February 2008
BR-28012

FR-23174, sent by mimosa in France and received 10 March 2008
FR-23174

GR-1977, sent by Nezumi in Greece and received 15 March 2008
GR-1977

March 7, 2008

Postcrossing arrivals for February and March

It’s been a while, but I really didn’t receive that many cards during February, just three. The other two cards in this post were received today. I can’t find what I’ve done with one of the cards, although I clearly remember receiving it!

Card 1, IT-12572 sent by joja70 from Italy and received 2 February 2008:
IT-12572

Card 2, AT-14584 sent by TinaMaus from Austria and received 12 February 2008:
AT-14584

Card 3, DE-138516 sent by Nalan from Germany and received 7 March 2008:
DE-138516

Card 4, DE-141663 sent by waws from Germany and received 7 March 2008:
DE-141663

January 26, 2008

TwinsFest

Filed under: baseball cards, postcards — Tags: , , — morineko @ 8:52 pm

No pictures (because I didn’t take any) and no scans because I’m sick sick sick and feeling too lazy to scan (how do I pick up con crud at a card show?) but I had fun, when I wasn’t waiting in line, climbing up lots and lots and lots of steps, and feeling like something was stabbing me in the nose. The clubhouse tour was interesting. The Twins clubhouse is v.v.v. tiny. The new stadium will have a bigger one. I hope the Twins get along well because that is more closeness to one’s coworkers than is really desired.

Haul:
1991 Fleer factory set, $8
1990 Upper Deck factory set, $8
“grab bag” with 21 odd cards and 1/3 of a 1991 Donruss rack pack, $1
1979, 1982 and 1983 Twins postcard sets, $25
autographs of Dennys Reyes, Craig Monroe and Nick Punto, $10

Don’t ask me why I ended up in that autograph line, other than creative uses for 2007 Upper Deck doubles. Can anyone explain the fangirl appeal of Nick Punto? That entire line was filled with squeeing young ladies. IMO, they should have been squeeing over Craig Monroe…oh well. XD

January 21, 2008

not for the intended use

Filed under: baseball cards, paper crafts, postcards — Tags: , , — morineko @ 9:10 pm

I bought a mailbox. All the project ideas I’ve seen for it indicate it should be used with valentines. I’m going to put it on my desk at home and use it for postcards. Heck, it comes with 12 chipboard postcards. It wants to be filled with postcards. (Speaking of valentines, did anyone remember seeing baseball valentines back in the day? I recall receiving some, although I could be completely off here. I invariably gave out the cheap ones with the unlicensed designs. eBay is of no help but there are some lovely albeit expensive early 20th c. baseball-themed valentine postcards.)

I also bought a small metal tin that is also supposed to be decorated with paper. It’s just the right size to fit a small amount of toploaders. Yes, I’ll be storing baseball cards in it. Right now, there are three opened but unnoted packs in there. I will note further when I get some time; just thought people may be amused by the fact the mini flag insert in the Allen & Ginter pack shot out of the pack and onto the floor and nearly into the path of the oncoming dog. My dog likes paper about as much or more as she likes attacking unprotected feet. Don’t worry, I saved it in time.

January 5, 2008

Postcrossing Cards Received, 2008-01-03

I picked up three cards on Thursday. (No cards today.)

Card 1, IN-2858, from user smohan_raj in India.
IN-2858

Card 2, CN-8533, from user Judy1991 in China.
CN-8533

Card 3, NL-64325, from user Lilagirl in the Netherlands.
NL-64325

Postcrossing Cards Received 2007-12-27

Filed under: Postcrossing — Tags: , , — morineko @ 3:37 pm

I didn’t get around to scanning these until today. Here’s card IT-9935, received from user MrZep in Italy.

IT-9935

December 22, 2007

Postcrossing cards received 2007-12-22

Filed under: Postcrossing — Tags: , , — morineko @ 3:21 pm

This is the first of what will be regular posts. I’m a member of Postcrossing and many Postcrossers put up received cards in galleries or blogs.

Here’s today’s received card, FI-241308, from user lafemelle in Finland.
FI-241308

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