Sammy Sosa additions

I was scrolling through Twitter one night and saw that Jon (@CommunityGum) was selling things on Sportlots. I asked him what his username was so I could check out his cards. I looked around on there and discovered he was the one with 2 of the 2013 Topps Archives Sosa cards I needed. He proposed a trade and I sent him my Sportlots page so he could see if there were any cards he wanted.

He picked out a few including a 1983 Donruss Tony Gwynn RC and asked if I would trade them for 6 Sosa cards. 4 of those 6 happened to be 2013 Topps Archives Cubs Season Ticket Holder stamped cards which I don’t think I’ve seen for sale. I agreed to the trade and sent out his cards with a few extra from his posted want list.

The cards I sent him arrived on Friday while the ones he sent me arrived on Saturday. The stamped vs non-stamped cards are identical minus the Cubs Season Ticket Holder stamp on the front of each card. I’m very excited to have them in my collection!

Thank you Jon for the great trade! For more on Jon, check out his website: http://www.communitygum.com/

@CommunityGum order (6 cards)
2013 Topps Archives Chicago Cubs #CUBS-66 Sammy Sosa
2013 Topps Archives Chicago Cubs #CUBS-72 Sammy Sosa
2013 Topps Archives Chicago Cubs Season Ticket Holder #CUBS-10 Sammy Sosa
2013 Topps Archives Chicago Cubs Season Ticket Holder #CUBS-38 Sammy Sosa
2013 Topps Archives Chicago Cubs Season Ticket Holder #CUBS-66 Sammy Sosa
2013 Topps Archives Chicago Cubs Season Ticket Holder #CUBS-72 Sammy Sosa


Sticking with the Sportlots theme, I figured it might be time to order the cards I need on Sportlots vs hoping I get what I want with eBay lots. I had around $15 to spend and ended up with 36 different Sosa cards I needed for my collection. Three of the cards were Topps Micro cards and boy are they small! They are around 1″ x 1 3/8″. I’m not sure how to store them other than keeping them in the folded over sleeve that they arrived in.

Sportlots order (36 cards)
1991 Bowman Base Set #350 Sammy Sosa
1991 Topps Micro #414 Sammy Sosa
1992 Score Base Set #258 Sammy Sosa
1992 Topps Gold Winners #94 Sammy Sosa
1992 Topps Micro #94 Sammy Sosa
1992 Topps Traded #109 Sammy Sosa
1992 Upper Deck Gold Hologram #438 Sammy Sosa
1992 Upper Deck Gold Hologram #723 Sammy Sosa
1993 Donruss Triple Play #151 Sammy Sosa
1993 Score Base Set #143 Sammy Sosa
1993 SP Base Set #89 Sammy Sosa
1993 Studio Base Set #121 Sammy Sosa
1993 Topps Micro #156 Sammy Sosa
1993 Upper Deck Base Set #819 Sammy Sosa|Cubs Checklist
1994 Bowman Bowmans Best Red #70R Sammy Sosa
1994 Donruss Base Set #337 Sammy Sosa
1994 Donruss Special Edition II #57 Sammy Sosa
1994 Donruss Triple Play #78 Sammy Sosa
1994 Leaf Limited #92 Sammy Sosa
1994 Score Select #58 Sammy Sosa
1994 Stadium Club Base Set #80 Sammy Sosa
1994 Topps Base Set #725 Sammy Sosa
1994 Upper Deck Collectors Choice #263 Sammy Sosa
1994 Upper Deck Collectors Choice Silver Signature #263 Sammy Sosa
1995 Finest Base Set #197 Sammy Sosa
1995 Fleer Base Set #424 Sammy Sosa
1995 Kraft Base Set #29 Sammy Sosa
1995 Leaf Base Set #272 Sammy Sosa
1995 Dennys Holograms #26 Sammy Sosa
1995 SP Base Set #35 Sammy Sosa
1995 SP Silver #35 Sammy Sosa
1995 Stadium Club Super Team World Series #174 Sammy Sosa
1995 Stadium Club Super Team World Series #238 Sammy Sosa
1995 Stadium Club Super Team World Series #497 Sammy Sosa
1995 Studio Base Set #78 Sammy Sosa
1995 Upper Deck Collectors Choice SE #85 Sammy Sosa


During another Sportlots order for Rizzo, Happ, and Baez cards, I tacked on 6 new Sosa cards for my collection. The Topps 205 cards are interesting and I hope to pick up more of them in the future.

Sportlots (6 cards)
2003 Topps 205 Polar Bear Exclusive Pose #328 Sammy Sosa
2003 Topps 205 Series 2 #200 Sammy Sosa
2005 Topps Update #1 Sammy Sosa
2007 Topps Update #205 Sammy Sosa
2008 Upper Deck Base Set #398 Sammy Sosa
2008 Upper Deck Spectrum #95 Sammy Sosa


Finally, I found a 2003 Upper Deck Play Ball #14 ‘Slammin’ Sammy Sosa card on eBay that was $0.99 with free shipping in a plain-white envelope (PWE). (I’m not sure how they make any money on these cheap cards with free shipping.)

Total unique Sosa Cards as of 4/21/2018: 278
Visit my Sammy Sosa page for the entire list of cards in my collection

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