Wednesday, July 23, 2014

eBay Pick-Ups: 3 card lot

I picked up this 3 card lot for a Best Offer of $5 shipped. I really wanted the Quentin and the Snyder auto's. I thought I didn't have autographs of either one. When I was putting the Quentin away I realized I did already have one of him, but it was my first of Chris Snyder.

Quentin played in 138 games for the D-Backs between 2006 and 2007. He was traded to the White Sox for Chris Young. Quentin had his best year in 2008 where he hit 36 home runs.

Chris Snyder spent parts of 7 seasons with the D-Backs and was our starting catcher before Miguel Montero. 

Cesar Valdez pitched in 9 games for the D-Backs in 2010. He gave up 17 earned runs in 20 innings pitched. 

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

IP Autograph Recap: Diamondbacks vs. Tigers 7/22/14

I took my 6 year old to the Diamondbacks vs. Tigers game last night. It was the first time that he and I had ever just gone to a game. We've gone as a family before and I've taken him and his older brother, but this was the first time that it was just he and I. I've tried to get him to go with me before, but he's always decided he didn't want to go at the last minute and let his older brother go.

We had a great time and even stayed for the entire game (his choice)! We had really nice seats, 30 rows up behind home plate. I told my son I would buy him a giant cookie and so from the time we sat in our seats he was on the lookout for the cookie guy. My son picked a double chocolate cookie, which wasn't my choice, but he was happy. We stayed there until the 4th inning and then went to the batting area on the upper level. We came back to our seats and enjoyed the rest of the game, even if the D-Backs did lose 4-3.

We got to the stadium about 45 minutes before game time and went to our usual spot to try to get autographs.

Luis Gonzalez came over and signed for a bunch of people about 15 minutes before the game started. he was on the field with a group that was going to be recognized. He's great! My older son and I got him a couple weeks ago. luckily I had a few additional cards for him to sign.

A few players came over to sign in between the National Anthem and the game. We were able to get Aaron Hill, Martin Prado, and Gerardo Parra. Trumbo and Goldschmidt both signed for a little bit as well, but we weren't able to get them.

Aaron Hill was the first to come over and he signed these two cards for us nicely.

Martin Prado was next. As I was adding these to this post I realized these are the same two cards that my older son and I got signed at the game we went to on July 7th. He doesn't have a ton of D-Backs cards so I guess it's not to weird. 

Gerardo Parra was the last player we got and we were the last to get him. He was using someone else's black sharpie and signing very fast. You can see how different his signatures are on the two cards. If I remember correctly, he signed the 2010 Topps then signed something for someone else and then signed the 2012 Topps card for my son and then headed into the dugout. 

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!