Monday, December 30, 2013

1000th Post and 2013 Recap

This is my 1000th blog post! I decided that I would do a recap of 2013. Here goes!


I added a bunch of awesome cards to my collection via eBay. Here are a few of my favorites.


I won a Matt Davidson signed bat from him via Twitter.

Next up was D-Backs Fan Fest where I got some great autographs. Here are some of them.

February also brought me a nice TTM success.

Spring Training started in February and I got some great autographs. 

Kenny Lofton


More Spring Training autographs.

Billy Hamilton

I also got two printing plates via eBay in March for my Ryan Roberts PC.


In April, my family and I got to go on the field for batting practice before a Diamondbacks game. We got to meet lots of the players and got some great autographs.

Miguel Montero

Paul Goldschmidt

Here are my boys with Paul Goldschmidt and A.J. Pollock

Aaron Hill

Also in April, Adam, of the blog Thoughts & Sox surprised me with a Chris Young autographed baseball.


May was somewhat slow, but I did attend a free Gerardo Parra signing.


In June the D-Backs drafted Cory Hahn and offered him a job with the team. In 2011, in just his 3rd collegiate game with Arizona State university, Hahn slid head first into second base and ended up paralyzed from the chest down. I picked up several Cory Hahn autos via

I picked up a few new bobbleheads for my collection.

I also got several awesome cards via eBay, a trade with Judson, of the blog My Cardboard Habit, and an early birthday present from Joe of the blog, Catching Rays!


My birthday was in July. Check out some of the cards and other goodies I got with my birthday cash!

Paul Goldschmidt MLB Debut Ticket

Paul Goldschmidt 1st Career HR Ticket


August was a busy month. I started my First Night Game at Wrigley Field Autograph Project.
I got more awesome stuff in from eBay.

I got bubblegum from the bubble bath that Paul Goldschmidt got after hitting the game winning HR on 8/13/13.

Went to a free signing for Shea Hillenbrand and Augie Ojeda.

My oldest son and I got to go to a special meet and greet with Patrick Corbin and Kevin Towers. 

My son got to be the Security Kid for that same game and go out on the field in between each half inning.

I also got Corbin and Goldschmidt to sign this awesome photo of them at this years All-Star game.


September was the D-Backs Alumni game and I got a bunch of great autographs including Steve Finley and Travis Lee.

I also got Goldschmidt to sign this program before a game.

I also picked up several nice certified autographed cards via eBay.

We also went to Miguel Montero Bobblehead Night.


More pick-ups from eBay and one, the Bob Gibson auto, from

This was my biggest pick-up of the year and was for my oldest son's Christmas present. I put together the 2013 Topps Chrome Miguel Montero rainbow for him for Christmas.


November was pretty quiet, but I did get a redemption in from Topps and a couple of eBay pick-ups.


Went to a free Miguel Montero signing and got a couple of 2011 All-Star items signed.

Got a couple of great Brandon Webb cards from William, of the blog Foul Bunt, as part of a Secret Santa. 

To finish off the year I picked up a couple of things for myself which can be seen in the video below. I got a Season Ticket Holder Bobblehead of Kirk Gibson and a 2012 Five Star Paul Goldschmidt Autograph. 

Looking back 2013 has been quite a year as far as my collection goes. Here's to a great 2014!