Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Looking for Donations

I've been using my own stock pile of cards so far, but now is the time to look for new donations of cards. I've been an avid collector off and one for 30 years.

I just recently bought some odd lots of cards from eBay to supplement the request for basketball and hockey cards. (I had mainly collected baseball and football myself)

I've gone to my local sports card shop and will see what I can get there and will now start writing to the Sports teams to see what they might be able to donate.

I know that I'm do to make a donation in March and hope to have some new supplies at that time.

Here is where I will be keeping track of what we get, also each donation will have highlighted in a separate post. Thanks to all in advance.

* Buffalo Bisons (Minor League Baseball - Toronto Blue Jays)
* Round Rock Express (Minor League Baseball - Texas Rangers)
* Albuquerque Isotopes (Minor League Baseball - Los Angeles Dodgers)

Round Rock Express

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The Round Rock Express were kind enough to sent 2 complete sets of their 2012 trading cards.


Greg Miclat - Infielder
Dusty Brown - Catcher
Luis Hernandez - Infielder
Elio Sarmiento - Catcher
Derek Hankins - Pitcher
Luis Martinez - Catcher
Matt Kata - Infielder
Joey Butler - Outfielder
Ryan Splilborghs - Outfielder
Julio Borbon - Outfielder
Tyler Tufts - Pitcher
Yoshinori Tateyama - Pitcher
Tommy Medonca - Infielder
Tanner Scheppers - Pitcher
Yangervis Solarte - Infielder
Ben Snyder - Pitcher
Leonys Martin - Outfielder
Greg Reynolds - Pitcher
Niel Ramirez - Pitcher
Brad Nelson - 1st Base
Mike Bianucci - 1st Base
Aaron Heilman - Pitcher
Michael Kirkman - Pitcher
Martin Perez - Pitcher
Zach Jackson - Pitcher
Mark Hamburger - Pitcher
Bobby Jones - Manager
Terry Clark - Pitching Coach
Brant Brown - Hitting Coach
Spike Owen - 3rd Base Coach
Ric Mabie - S&C Coach
Jason Roberts - Athletic Trainer
Spike - Mascot (2)
The Dell Diamond Stadium

Albuquerque Isotopes

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The Albuquerque Isotopes were kind enough to send some Orbit autographed mascot cards.

Friday, February 7, 2014

Buffalo Bisons

Our first donation has come from the Buffalo Bisons (Minor League Baseball - AAA - Toronto Blue Jays). The great thing about some of these cards is that most have some Major League Baseball experience.

Ramon Martinez - Inf
Alex Cintron - Inf
Bobby Kielty - OF
Omar Santos - Catcher
Bobby Scales - Inf (from their 25th Anniversary edition)

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Our Beginning

Cards 4 Vets (est. 2013) started as a Sports Themed lunch at a local VA Day Care program. The distribution was a hit.

It's now expanded to include VA Hospitals and other veteran's organizations.

Each package has at least 50 cards (packs or singles) and several high value, memorabilia or autographed cards.

To date we've given out about 8000 cards

We gave out over 25 packages of cards to the Vets at a daycare program in August 2013