Friday, June 19, 2009
Sandberg makes another appearance in my collection, obviously looking to fill the void of his SP doppleganger.
Just can't keep a good Aramis down, as he makes yet another appearance.
Lastly, I bring you the great SS Ernie Banks. This is without a doubt one of my favorites of all the cards listed above and most likely he is going to hang out in the collection for some time. For you Cub fans out there, I am looking to diversify my game-used portfolio a bit, and would be happy to send any of the Aramis trifecta your direction if you have something interesting in exchange. Just let me know! Cubs win! Cubs win!
Thursday, June 18, 2009
for supplying me with the first free pack of cards that I have opened in several weeks!
This package included a few cards towards my Turkey Hunt!
These three cards at first glance may not seem that important, if not for the fact that I have now officially completed base set 1-660! Ed had noticed my self-deprecating blog last week for accidentally purchasing Target throwback blasters, and must have sensed that I was about to throw in the towel because I had an email waiting for me the next morning. I suspect that Denard Span was so difficult to find because everybody sends the to Crackin Wax!
Wednesday, June 17, 2009
Now to be fair, I am sure that some lucky yankee fan out there would love this jersey. Not my cup o tea I am afraid, also...
Tuesday, June 16, 2009
However, look at the designs of these cards. Sorry they are a bit small, but there are larger versions at the above link. I guess my thoughts are that the whole UPC code style is a bit hokey, but where they really lose me is with the ticket stubs. Are AUTHENTIC MLB ticket stub really worth their weight? Really? I guess I should not have discarded mine from the Sox/Mariners game in Seattle. I guess if it was a monumental game (like the midges attacking Joba!) then I can see SOME value, but don't think enough value to drop 90 bucks, 90! on a hobby box. I will give credit to the Pujols card, it has a nice signature AND game-used jersey in a cool layout, but as a new collector, I really have to wonder what you all think of this set. Is this the next great thing, or just a way for Topps to make a little extra cash this fall?
Now one of the reasons I love baseball so much is the UNPREDICTABILTY of the game. Each season is so long that you every year I can count on seeing something that I have never seen before,or thought possible.
Case in point. Last year Manny Ramirez catches a ball in deep left, high-fives a fan, and then proceeds to complete the double play. The year before that there was the Tarp attack during a rain storm in Colorado, as Phillies came to the aid.
Now, I am sorry to Yankee fans, but the midges attack in Cleveland during the 2007 ALDS was a classic
Nah, I doubt it...they are probably more concerned with finding some popcorn that planning a hostile takeover.
it suddenly came to me what is happening in Cleveland...clearly the seagulls are being released into the stadium in order to deal with the midge problem. As the midges have definitely left a sour taste (sorry Joba) in many peoples mouths, it makes sense for team management to deal with the midge issue.
My question then becomes...how do we take care of the seagulls? After being bamboozled last week by the gulls, Coco Crisp recently fought back...
Clearly the next phase in controlling the birds is to release some small felines into the stadium to scare the birds away...
So you have a few kitties in the outfield to scare the birds off...what is the harm, right? HOWEVER, in the circle of life everything needs its checks and balances and should those cats get out of line, there is only one answer...
Oh, did you guys want to talk about cards today? :)
Monday, June 15, 2009
"aaaggggg"! he exclaimed, which clearly meant that it is time to stop test driving so many single products. "blaaagggg" he added, indicating that next time I purchase a retail box, to be sure that I get the CORRECT product, and not throwbacks. He had a point there. He is wise indeed.
Over dessert (milk) we talked further about starting up set collection, since we are making a bit of headway on our Topps flagship, and 2010 is oh so far away still. Which one to choose? UD is too vast, and then cardboard boxes and penny sleeves alone, not to mention the several boxes needed to complete the set would seriously cut into our pureed meat fund...Topps Heritage was a little underwhelming and smelly, and Bowman is a little too speculative for our taste. The choice became clear..
"AAAGGGIN" exclaimed Jacoby
"AAAGGIN"? I asked him..."Oh, you mean Allen and Ginter"?
I took his grabbing and gnawing on my shirt sleeve to be an affirmative.
So JD and I proudly announce that this July we will begin the quest for Allen and Ginter 2009!
We just pre-ordered a couple hobby boxes last night and are excited at the prospects of completing a full base set, as well as as many of the strange subsets as well. Please check back in for updates, and feel free to email us with any questions or trade needs!
ps. As I have been reading about the product, my attention was brought to the "crack the ginter code" contest. Now I know that this is a nearly impossible mission and there are tons of people out there that would like to crack the code. BUT if you are not one of those people, I thought it would be an incredible kick to have little JD immortalized on a baseball card, so I thought I would start a grassroots campaign. Again, I know that this is a next to none chance, but if you have no desire for those cards, please keep us in mind, and we will return in kind!