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Doug Camilli - The top worst players in Topps 1965 part 2

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It is actually hard to find really bad players, but searching though my Topps 1965 set, I did find Doug. 
Doug Camilli had a career WAR of -0.9. He had 5 seasons where his batting average was well belong .200.  His 1962 year was his best year with 16 runs, 22 RBI, and .284 batting average.  The rest of his batting career was a huge struggle.
1961 .133
1963 .162
1964 .172
1965 .192 1966 .206
1967 .183

Bob Meyers - The top worst players in Topps 1965 part 1

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I'm baseball card collection is now on hold.  I have packed up my over 50 thousand cards while I prepare to move to my new home.  But while building and sorting my Topps 1965 collection, I stumbled on this card of Bob Meyer of the Kansas City Athletics.  Not 100% sure, but he may be the worst player in the set.  This is his MLB rookie card. The cartoon on the back say "Bob led the Eastern League in Bases on Balls in 1961".  That is nothing to brag about.  Is this the best fact Topps could find on Bob?  Well I found worse. In his first year, Bob played for three different teams. Bob only played in the MLB for a total of 3 years for a total of 5 different teams in three years.Before 1960 Season: Signed by the New York Yankees as an amateur free agent.Start of the 1964 season he pitched in 7 games with the Yankees.June 12, 1964: Purchased by the Los Angeles Angels from the New York Yankees.He pitched in 6 games with the Angels.July 29, 1964: Purchased by the Kansas City At…

Binders that I have put together

Here is a list of baseball card binders that I have put together, or in the act of putting together.
1965 Topps               1 binder
1967 Topps               1 binder
1970 Topps               1 binder
1975 Topps               1 binder
1977 Topps               1 binder
1978 Topps               1 binder
1979 Topps               1 binder
1981 Fleer               1 binder
1982 Topps               1 binder
1983 Topps               1 binder
1984 Topps               1 binder
1985 Topps               1 binder
1985 Donruss             1 binder
1986 Topps               1 binder
1986 Fleer               1 binder
1986 Donruss             1 binder
1987 Topps               1 binder
1987 Donruss             1 binder
1988 Topps               1 binder [in progress]
1988 Fleer               1 binder
1988 Donruss             1 binder
1988 Score               1 binder
1989 Standard Topps      6 binders [all 6 completed]
1989 Standard Fleer      2 binders [in progress almost complete]
1989 Donruss      …

New FVWM..... FVWM 3 is released!!

vwm3-1.0.0 releasedRepository: fvwmorg/fvwm3 · Tag: 1.0.0 · Commit: 5c920c3 · Released by: ThomasAdamThis is the first public release of Fvwm3.Migration from Fvwm2 -> Fvwm3Every effort has been taken to ensure backwards compatability with Fvwm2 as much as possible. Although the configuration syntax remains the same, there some breaking changes with this first release of Fvwm3. Details are below...Incompatible ChangesThe following are changes or features in this release of Fvwm3 which are known not to work or are incomplete in some way. In each case, more information can be found by looking at Fvwm3's issue list.EdgeScroll -- can behave strangely if using more than one monitorPanFrames -- can sometimes be placed inconsistently around monitor borders, meaning switching desks/pages with >1 monitor can sometimes misbehave;FvwmPager -- moving windows within the pager can sometimes make them appear in a different location to where they should be.Core dependencies required to build…

My hobby status [with updates].

I am still putting binders together of 1989 Fleer and 1993 Upper Deck and it is going slow.  Making lots of boxes of extra cards that I can sell or trade.  I'm trying to put any significant sets in binders now.  I'm also purchasing and bidding on 1965 Topps cards again.  Just purchased a Topps 1965 Roger Maris, Roberto Clemente, and a Mickey Mantle.  I have bids on Topps 1965 Willie Mays and Eddie Mathews.  Likely hood I get either is very remote. So what stinks here is I'm watching prices rise again as the hobbie has become much more popular in 2020.  That whole supply / need thing.  I'm OK with only a few people enjoying this hobby. LOL
Update Sep 1, 2020. Lost the bid on the Willie Mays and Eddie Mathews, but found another Willie Mays.
Update again Sep 1, 2020 My 1993 Upper Deck binders are done.  2 full binders. One binder 100% full and the other 97% full.  

Milestone

A new mile stone has been reached with over 15,000 baseball cards cataloged.  http://mrgibson.com/Feels a little overwhelming with so many cards to go.  Still not close to getting halfway done.  I may never finish cataloging.   The next set I'll be working on will be something different than 1989 and something other than Topps.  With 9,000 total Standard 1989 Topps cards, it is skewing the collection statistics.  I plan on trying to sell about 4,000 of those including Hall of Fame players.    What it has come down to is that I feel I don't need more than 5 sets of those cards.  As far as some of my other massive sets Fleer 88, Fleer 89, Fleer 90, Fleer 91, Topps 88, Topps 90, Donruss 89, Donruss 90, and Donruss 91 - I will probably only keep 2 sets each of these sets.
On another note, I have continued to make improvements to my website, both visually and utility wise.  The core of the database itself, nothing new.

Updates on collection and room.

What else is going on with my card room and collection?
1) I have just started rearranging my storage room that currently stores binders of many a thousands of baseball cards.  I'm planning on putting up new lighting and a switch installed for the lighting.  I'm also planning on purchasing some new binders to replace older failing binders.  While doing that, I'm going to be reprinting many new labels for these binders with a uniform labeling.
2) Once I wrap up the Topps 1989 card sets, it will be time to start tackling all the Upper Deck sets that I own from 1989 to 2000.  Most of these are completely uncatalogued.  I suspect I own more than 50,000 cards.  After cataloging these, I will have a better feel.
3) I'm going to have to expand my baseball card database again and add another volume.  I'll continue to fill up the existing volumes until then.