Jason Heyward Aflac Auto: Sold for $499...nuff said.
Saturday, May 29, 2010
Jason Heyward Aflac Auto: Sold for $499...nuff said.
Thursday, May 27, 2010
I Just the Pulled the Most Amazing Card of My Life: Run, Don't Walk to First Day Issue and Prepare to Be Stupified!! My Oh My!!! You Gotta See This!
Tuesday, May 25, 2010
It's not so much the fact that she's a great actor (she's okay). It's more the fact that she is the most attractive creature on earth. I mean seriously, look at her. God must have spent a little more time on you...
Alright, back to the crux of the matter. I was thrilled to find out she was going to be in Iron Man 2 (worth seeing, but not as good as the first) and even more excited to find out that she would be prominently featured in the Upper Deck card set. It didn't take long for me to track down and purchase an authentic Scarlett Johannson movie-worn memorabilia card of her catsuit used to play the "Black Widow".
Is it a little weird? I guess, but no more weird than collecting pieces of a grown man's work attire. Until next time, feel free to oogle Scarlett.
Thursday, May 20, 2010
Andrew Liebel Gold Status Die-Cut #7/25: This is a phenomenal looking card in person; shiny, die-cut and a low serial number--who could ask for more? Okay, well maybe a good player would have been better. Liebel was a third round pick of the Blue Jays in 2008 but has struggled so far in the minors and is currently mired in Single A. I guess I'm just not meant to be a prospector...I want instant gratification. Blame the culture for that, it's not my fault.
Tuesday, May 18, 2010
I realize that I am not the most funny/creative/prolific blogger, but that's what is so great about baseball card blogs---everyone has their own niche to fill and we all benefit from those differences. I started this blog as a way to share my passion for a great hobby and my love of baseball cards has grown exponentially through the generosity and knowledge of other bloggers.
Thanks once again to all the great people in the baseball card blogosphere that have traded with me and helped my Ken Griffey Jr. collection soar to heights I never thought it would. There's nothing better than coming home from a hard day at work and finding a package of cards that someone spent their time and money to create for you; we really have a great community here, and I feel fortunate to be a part of it. Thank you.
With that, I leave you to stare in wonder at the ultimate Ken Griffey Jr. card in my collection:
Friday, May 14, 2010
2007 Sweetspot Felix Hernandez #570/850: I'm always happy to add a card of one of the best young pitchers in baseball, even if Felix has been a bit inconsistent in the early going of 2010. Thankfully the rest of the team has been picking up the slack with their stellar play.
Thanks again for the cards Dan! I'll make sure to send some your way as soon as the Mariners can reel off a two-game winning streak.
Wednesday, May 12, 2010
2006 Topps Chrome Ben Zobrist RC #173/599: I thought this was just a base chrome rookie of Zorilla but when I flipped it over I saw the serial number and realized that it must have been one of the box topper rookies. I'll never complain about paying a quarter for a nice rookie of my favorite Ray, even though he's not quite playing like himself yet. But hey, it could be worse. He could be playing for the Mariners...
Well, nothing too exciting but I think I picked up some nice cards for the price of a gumball. It's nice to know someone else likes baseball cards where I live; I feel so alone sometimes. Thanks for looking and have a stellar weekend!
Monday, May 10, 2010
Growing up I played shortstop because of my slight build (I'm gigantic now) and thus aspired to be like baseball's Iron Man. I didn't model my swing after his (though judging from my high school stats, perhaps I should have) but Cal was someone I looked up to for his character on and off the field.
As luck would have it my parents got tickets for our family to watch the Mariners play the Orioles in Cal's final trip to Seattle during the 2001 season. I grabbed the best Ripken card I had at the time, a 2001 Topps Gold Label Gold Parallel #606/999, in hopes that I might grab an autograph of the Iron Man, though I certainly wasn't counting on it.
We got to the stadium early and lined up on the third base line for a chance to get face-to-face with greatness. My little brother and I were pretty far down the line and felt a bit bummed because it seemed like Cal would sign autos for the people closest to the dugout and he might not have time to get to us. But someone upstairs was looking out for me, and Cal started signing autographs about 10 feet up the line from us.
Before I knew it I was looking right into the steely blue eyes of Cal Ripken Jr. and he was autographing my baseball card. My mom said that she could see my face light up from across the stadium, and I believe her, because it was one of the greatest moments of my young life.
I don't remember who won the game that day (probably the M's) but I'll never forget my childhood idol taking the time to sign an autograph for me. Memories are what make collecting baseball cards worthwhile, and there are so many attached to this card that I wouldn't trade it for the world. Seriously.
Thursday, May 6, 2010
Eric Arnett Rookie Auto: Well, I guess I should be excited about an autograph, even if the player and signature both leave something to be desired. Arnett was a first round pick, so I suppose he must bring something to the table. I'll hold onto this one and see if he breaks out in the next few seasons because it fetches about $3 on eBay right now. I figured that this was the only hit of the box, but thankfully I was wrong, because in the last of the 12 packs I pulled...
Tony Sanchez X-Fractor Rookie Auto #114/225: Shazow!! A beautiful on-card rookie autograph of the #4 overall pick in last years draft, Tony Sanchez. He's one of the better prospects in the set and is tearing the cover off the ball at high class A so far in 2010. The x-fractoring looks great in person and I was very happy with this pull as it saved me from a complete disaster at the card shop.
Instead of stopping while I was ahead (and by that I mean not totally behind) I stopped by a gas station on the way home that carries hobby packs. I got one pack of SP Authentic (nothing--and I'm done buying these forever) and two dusty packs of 2008 Bowman Draft Picks and Prospects. The first pack had nothing noteworthy and at that point I was cursing myself for spending money I didn't have on rookies who would never sniff the big leagues. I opened the last pack, fully expecting more disappointment, but was greated by a friendly face. I saw the shine of the refractor and was happy to at least pull something worth a buck or two. Here it is:
Thanks for looking! None are for trade at the current time. Have a great Thursday!