Tuesday, June 29, 2010

1976 Hostess

Been working on a hostess checklist for awhile now and still not close to finished but wanted to share some quirks of the 76 set and variations.  They were issued on East coast, northeast, and west coast and Rose is known to be on the Twinkies, Cupcakes, and Ho-Hos boxes.  There are 2 semi interesting variations and maybe more the Twinkies boxes on the east coast are 13 oz on the west coast must put more filling in them they are 15 oz.  Another East/West coast variety in general the L panels show up on cupcake boxes on the east coast but the straight 3 panels on the west I've never seen a 76 Rose L panel so this seems to not be for every cupcake box anyone have one?

But onto the real reason there is a picture variation on the Rose and most likely every card as detailed on Bob Lemke's Blog awhile ago.  I broke out and scanned my Twinkies and Ho-Hos box and there in lies the variation.  The Ho-Hos picture is cropped longer the peaks on Cincinnati on the jersey shows 4 peaks both NN I believe.  While on the Twinkies there are only 3 peaks.

A super minor variation that won't set the world on fire but for the Rose collector with everything there's a new thing to go after.

New Stuff 6/29

Some more new stuff

Sunday, June 20, 2010

New Stuff 6/20

A few new items for Father's Day.

New Stuff

Saturday, June 19, 2010

4192 Hit King Movie T Shirts now available

The new T-Shirt for the movie is available now from Sports Zone USA.  They have a Red sized up to 5x or Black up to 10x for $20 a piece.   And they will ship anywhere in the world.

If interested send an email and mention you saw it here with color, quantity and sizes to

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

4192 the movie tickets on sale now

Order tickets via Eventbrite:



JULY 14, 2010


7:00 p.m. - Introductions
7:30 p.m. - 4192: The Crowning of the Hit King Movie Premiere
9:30 p.m. - After Party at Toro's on the Levee (Event Ticket Required)

They also redid their web page http://4192movie.com/

66/67 Bazookas

Can you tell the difference in the 2 Roses?

the one on the top is a 1966 the other 1967 it was always told in the checklist they are identical just the panels had different players on them (the slight color difference is just in how they scanned FYI).  But taking a closer look at the bottom picture cropping the 67 has about 2 or 3 pixel columns missing.  The letter above his bat on the sign is a B or E is clear in the 66 but just the left side of it is visible in the 67.

This cropping does appear on the others players on the Rose panel between 66 and 67 and my guess the entire set but haven't verified that as these are tough to find in any year as a panel or even the box.  Doubt PSA will relabel any of them as without both to compare you'd never know.

Saturday, June 12, 2010

New Stuff 6/12

Couple new items tracked down for your enjoyment.

New Stuff 6/12

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Batty Pete

I'm going to refrain from talking too much about the corked bat news except to state the deadspin article really didn't do anything eye opening.  All it proves is Pete held that bat at sometime on the on deck circle.  Did he knowingly cork the bat?  Or even was that bat corked at the time?  Did he knowing swing that bat in a live game?  Until you show me Pete swinging a bat and it breaking open like Sosa did awhile ago nothing really newsworthy.  While yes I'm bias and give Rose the benefit of the doubt corked or not still extremely difficult to get 4256 hits.

Which bring us to bat 4256 his last hit is up for auction at Lelands.  Opening bid $75,000 should be interesting to see the finial hammer price.

Monday, June 7, 2010

Cleaned up my Collection

I've been wanting to replace my one open display cabinet with a glass one and found a nice one at IKEA for $60 that couldn't pass up actually got 2 and probably get a few more later.  But here is my new display anyone else like to post their Rose display pass the pictures along.

Stephen Display

Saturday, June 5, 2010

Tobacco Classics

Just wanted to let everyone know these are just custom cards sold by their maker on eBay they are not authorized by Pete or MLB more like a broder type issue.  I list them on the site just to track them.  But if you like them get them.

New Stuff 6/05

A few new additions.

New Stuff