Sunday, July 20, 2014

Coors Field

My wife and I will be flying to Denver soon to celebrate our 10 year anniversary.

We're going to a Rockies game at Coors Field. We're also planning on going to the National Ballpark Museum as well.

I've never been to Coors Field. In fact, this will only be the second MLB stadium that I've ever been to. If any of you have been to Coors field and can make any recommendations as to things to do and see while we are there, please let me know. Thanks!

On another note, tomorrow I'll be going to the D-Backs vs. Tigers game and get to see this guy pitch. Hoping for a D-Backs win, but I'm excited to see Verlander pitch in person!

#46 and #47

Today is a Josh Collmenter Star Wars bobblehead giveaway at the Diamondbacks game. I thought it appropriate to show two bobbleheads that I recently added to my collection. Including those still scheduled for the remainder of the season, there are 65 different D-Backs bobbleheads. I have 47 of them. You can see my complete list here.

2006 Chad Tracy

2009 Justin Upton

Saturday, July 19, 2014

Apparently I don't buy enough Allen & Ginter

I bought a blaster box of 2014 Allen & Ginter on Thursday. Well I thought it was 2014. It ended up being 2013. There were a few nice cards though and I was lucky enough to get a jersey card. 

Pack #1

Pack #2

Pack #3

Pack #4

Pack #5

Pack #6

Pack #7

Pack #8

Friday, July 18, 2014

Since everyone else is showing their 2014 Allen & Ginter ....

I picked up a lot of box toppers off eBay. I paid just under $25 shipped for the lot.

The Goldschmidt jersey is hand numbered 10/25 and is the reason I picked up the lot.


I recently picked up a card on eBay for a friend. I won't show the card because my friend reads my blog and I haven't given it to him yet. But the seller threw in some extras. The auction description said that if you paid within 24 hours the seller would send some extras.

So here are the extras that they sent. The Gwynn is my favorite!

Mmmmm....Doughnuts #5

I love doughnuts! Who doesn't? For some reason I associate doughnuts with Fridays, so I'm going to try to make this a regular blog feature on Fridays.

2004 Fleer Platinum Lance Berkman

Thursday, July 17, 2014

TTM Success: Carl Erskine

I knew that Carl Erskine signed ttm and have wanted to get him for a while, but didn't have any cards to send him. As I was going through my cards to look for cards for my mini collections, I found two 2010 Topps cards that features Ebbets Field. I did some research and discovered that the two no hitters that Erskine threw were at Ebbets Field so I sent him the two cards and asked him to add a no hitter inscription to each card. He added both no hitter inscriptions to each card and I think they turned out great. I can't remember exactly when I sent the cards out, but I know they came back in about a week.

Erskine sent this back as well. It's a postcard advertising his book. I'm going to have to check it out. Looks like it would be a great read!