Saturday, April 28, 2012

HUGE Astros Collection Find

I decided to take a trip over an hour away to visit a guy with an Astros game used collection that was said to be one of the biggest in Texas.  While I doubt that, I must say, I am very pleased with the purchase.  The only bad thing that came of it was the possible malaria I contracted thanks to the thousands of mosquitos that made a buffet out of me while the seller and I were outside talking. 

I am sitting here watching Bryce Harper at bat in his first major league game, and going through everything.  I figured hey - why not take some pictures to share on my blog?  Here we go ...

Over 300 - Mainly Biggio, Berkman, Bagwell and Oswalt. 
Some of these cards have 3 players and a few have six players (3 front and 3 back)

Several Triple Threads
A couple PSA 3 T206's
A few retired guys / hall of famers + you can see a nice exquisite patch bat barrel auto, etc.
Various patches, some jerseys with up to 6 pieces of material, etc.  Really, really cool stuff!
Tons of Biggio jumbo prime patch cards
I am very happy with the purchase - there is a lot of fun stuff here.  I am surprised with how many aren't just the typical small piece of jersey - many have several pieces, several players, actual patches, etc.


  1. It is a longshot but did you get any Bill Virdon cards from when he was an Astro coach? I need a few team issue cards and a few postcards from his time as the Astros manger.

  2. Thanks Ryan! Adam, no, it was mainly just Biggio, Bagwell, Berkman and Oswalt. If I ever run into them and recall you want them, I'll let you know!

  3. Very nice. I am jealous. That must of cost a pretty penny or two. I'm interested in any Bagwell's or Oswalt's and also Pettitte which you posted on my blog Baseball Cards Rule. Email me at