Sunday, December 30, 2012

2,944 Tigers on the wall

As 2012 comes to a close, I have been trying to finish things off with the Tigers collection before the end of the year: complete a team set here and organize some cards there.

2,944 puts me about 250 cards ahead of Robert and his Blue Jays at  $30 Week Habit, but I know I will be slowing down here with more vintage cards left to acquire.

The Nothing But Tigers binder is filling up as well, close to halfway to 802 cards in number order. (Please trade me your doubles, check the most up to date list here)

This week's additions include:


Backstop Cards also sent me an impressive stash of minis.

I overlooked these cards in the trade post earlier this week, but they were a highlight in the trade.

 I finally received a 1992 Fleer Ultra team set on Saturday (bought on the 14th, mailed on the 20th, received on the 29th), to find that the second set I ordered was not mailed.  This rarely happens to me but frustrating, nonetheless, UGH!

This design really appeals to me.  I don't know why, maybe as a member of Generation Y but all the new graphics that technology exploded with in the 1990s allowed for some "cool" new options for collecting.

Trammell of the Week was an ebay win for a 1984 Drake's Big Hitters

I am a big fan of the 1984 style on the back of this card, something about that nice red print, grey, and blue border. and this Trammell puts me at 141 different Trammell's.

Once I got back into collecting this summer I had no real goal. After some trips to the LCS the focus shifted to only Tigers and I had hoped to hit 3,000 total by the end of the year.  Close to 1,000 cards added to the wall since this blog began and with 56 to go,  we'll see what comes in the mail tomorrow - but I am sure my wife will agree - I have put a ton of time and effort into re-growing this collection.

Here's to a great 2013, go Tigers!

Keep it hot on the corner, pat.


  1. 1992 Fleer Ultra is one of my all time favorites as well. My first purchase that got me BACK into collecting was a box of '92 Fleer Ultra for seven bucks. Super fun to open - eight year old me would've been freaking out.

  2. Hi, this is Daniel from the blog It's like having my own Card Shop. You commented about my 2012 Topps Heritage Tigers. Email me at daniel24303 at and we can work out a trade. I think I pulled 9 Tigers from the Heritage box and I can send you a bunch of other Tigers cards as well.