Sunday, June 30, 2013

comc Pick-ups: Cory Hahn

In 2011, in just his 3rd collegiate game with Arizona State University, Cory Hahn slid headfirst into second base and ended up being paralyzed from the chest down. Earlier this month the Arizona Diamondbacks drafted Cory in the 34th round (his jersey number) and are going to offer him a job with the team. Classy move for the D-Backs and I'm really happy for Cory.

Here are a few cards that I picked up recently of one of the newest D-Backs. I got these off of comc.com for $16 shipped.






Thursday, June 27, 2013

An early birthday present from Catching Rays!

My birthday is next week and my friend Joe, of the blog Catching Rays!, gave me an early birthday present today. It's a 2012 Topps Series II Chasing History Didi Gregorious Autograph! Did started the season off red hot and has cooled down a bit lately, but has been a pleasant surprise at shortstop for the D-Backs! This is my first Didi autograph. Thanks Joe!


Tuesday, June 25, 2013

TTM Success: Vance and Vern Law

I sent 6 cards to Vance Law just over a week ago and got them all back today signed including a Father and Son card signed by both Vance and his father, Vern!







Monday, June 17, 2013

My most recent D-Backs Bobbleheads

The first time I posted this, the pictures were only visible when viewing using Google Chrome. I took a picture of all 4 and am going to see if this works.

The Owings I got from an antique mall for $5. I got the Webb and Grace for Father's Day. My friend Joe got me the Aaron Hill since I wasn't able to go to the game. Thanks again Joe!

Arizona Diamondbacks Bobbleheads

The Diamondbacks started giving away bobbleheads in 2001. Including this season (2015), there will be 70 different bobbleheads. 3 of the bobbleheads were only given away through the Diamondbackers/Strike Zone Kids Club and are extremely rare and pricey and so I won't be going after those. Here is a link to Bobbleworld which has pictures of them all. So that leaves me needing 67. I currently have 67/67.

2001
Tony Womack
Mark Grace
Matt Williams
Randy Johnson
Luis Gonzalez

2002
Bob Brenly
Randy Johnson
Curt Schilling
Steve Finley
Luis Gonzalez (HR Derby)
Randy Johnson and Curt Schilling (WS Co-MVP)

2003
Baxter with white jersey (limited number with black jersey)
Craig Counsell
Junior Spivey

2004
Richie Sexson

2005
Troy Glaus (Diamondbackers/Strike Zone Kids Club reward)
Shawn Green (Diamondbackers/Strike Zone Kids Club reward)

2006
Brandon Webb
Chad Tracy
Johnny Estrada

2007
Conor Jackson
Brandon Webb
Mark Grace
Orlando Hudson
Carlos Quentin
Randy Johnson

2008
Dan Haren
Eric Byrnes
Micah Owings
Chris Young
Baxter (with Birthday Cake)
Bob Melvin

2009
Stephen Drew
Mark Reynolds with red jersey (10 with white jersey)
Chris Snyder with with jersey (10 with red jersey)
Augie Ojeda
Justin Upton

2010
Justin Upton - All-Star
Dan Haren - All-Star
Baxter (Diamondbackers/Strike Zone Kids Club reward)
Greg Schulte
Luis Gonzalez
Miguel Montero
Mark Reynolds

2011 (50 bronze versions of each bobblehead)
Racing Gracie
Kirk Gibson
Chris Young
Ryan Roberts

2012
J.J. Putz
Ian Kennedy
Justin Upton 
Gerardo Parra
Matt Williams
Kirk Gibson - NL Manager of the Year Award

2013
Aaron Hill
Paul Goldschmidt
Miguel Montero

2014
Patrick Corbin
Gerardo Parra
Martin Prado
Goldschmidt/Corbin (season ticket holder exclusive)
Josh Collmenter (Star Wars)
D-Backs Zombie
Bob Brenly
Paul Goldschmidt

2015
Hello Kitty
Josh Collmenter
Tony LaRussa
A.J. Pollock (Star Wars)
Randy Johnson (HOF)

Doubles (35)
2006 Johnny Estrada
2010 Justin Upton (All-Star)
2011 Kirk Gibson
2012 J.J. Putz x3
2012 Ian Kennedy x3
2012 Justin Upton x2
2012 Gerardo Parra x3
2012 Matt Williams x2
2013 Wade Miley Garden Gnome x4
2013 Miguel Montero x2
2013 Paul Goldschmidt x4
2014 Patrick Corbin
2014 Gerardo Parra x2
2014 D-Backs Zombie
2014 Paul Goldschmidt x5

Sunday, June 9, 2013

eBay Pick-Ups:2013 Museum Collection

I haven't spent any money on anything card related in about two months. Recently I came across a few dollars that I was able to justify spending on myself and I of course allocated it to cards. I picked up a couple of D-Backs cards from 2013 Museum Collection from the same seller.

2013 Museum Collection Wade Miley on card autograph.


2013 Museum Collection Jason Kubel Jumbo Lumber Bat Card

I got this 2013 Museum Collection Shaun Marcum Momentous Material card numbered 25/35 for $1.25 plus $0.25 combined shipping from the same seller so I picked it up as well. If you're interested, let me know and we can work out a trade.


Tuesday, June 4, 2013

TTM Success: Bert Campaneris

I sent this ttm request on 3/18/13 and received it back on 5/30/13. I'm trying to get as many of these 2003 Topps All-Time Fan Favorites cards autographed as possible.


Sunday, June 2, 2013

Cards from My Cardboard Habit

I was watching game 1 of the D-Backs doubleheader against the Rangers this last Monday and I got an email from Judson of the blog My Cardboard Habit. He said he had a few 2013 Gypsy Queen cards I might be interested in and included a picture of the three cards below. Ding, ding, ding! Yes, I was interested! Judson is a Rangers fan and was also watching the same game that I was since it was D-Backs vs. Rangers. He said he would send me the cards and for me to send him some Rangers in return. I'm working on it Judson. Thanks again! These cards are awesome!

Judson is relatively new to the blogosphere and he needs some subscribers. Like I said, he's a Rangers fan. He's also getting into ttm's and he's even related to a former Cubs player. Go subscribe to him!

Kennedy and Cahill have a lot of potential, but have been struggling this season. Hopefully they can snap out of it and start pitching well soon.



This is my first certified Adam Eaton autograph and it looks amazing! Can't wait for him to get off the DL!



TTM Success: Wade Boggs

I got this card back in mid-May, but haven't posted it yet. It took about two months to get back, but is worth it.