Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Oh For Card's Sake!

Nick, aka longlivethewho, from the blog For Card's Sake emailed me asking if I would be interested in trading for a 2009 Finest Stephen Drew Printing Plate. I quickly found something that I could trade and before I knew it a package had arrived in the mail. Here is the Printing Plate and a few of the other D-Backs cards that Nick threw in. Thanks Nick!

2009 Finest Stephen Drew Printing Plate

2007 Fleer Rookie Sensations Conor Jackson

2001 SP Authentic Curt Schilling

2004 Topps Own the Game Randy Johnson

2010 Topps Black Parallel Doug Davis

eBay Pickup

I picked up this 2010 Topps 206 CHRIS YOUNG Auto recently on eBay, using the "Best Offer" function.

Friday, November 26, 2010

Trading with The Daily Dimwit

I got my half of a trade today in the mail. The trade was with Samuel of The Daily Dimwit. He was interested in a Jeff Bagwell jersey card that I had posted about and so we worked out a trade. Here is what I got. Thanks Samuel!

2010 Allen & Ginter STEPHEN DREW Bat Card

Thursday, November 25, 2010

TTM Success: Virgil "Fire" Trucks

I recieved my TTM request back from Virgil "Fire" Trucks last week. I didn't have any cards of Virgil so I sent him an index card. Mr. Trucks signed my index card and sent along a few other goodies. Thank you very much Mr. Trucks!

Sunday, November 21, 2010

TTM Success

I got two TTM requests back in the mail this past Thursday. I sent them both out about a week and a half ago, so I got them back pretty quick! I didn't have a card for either, so I sent each a 3x5 index card to sign.

Lee MacPhail - Baseball Executive for the New York Yankees and Baltimore Orioles, he also served as American League President from 1974 - 1984. He was elected to the baseball Hall of Fame in 1998, joining his father, Larry MacPhail and becoming the only father/son pair in the Hall of Fame.

Phil Cavarretta - Played for the Chicago Cubs for 20 years (1934-1953), and the Chicago White Sox for two years (1954-1955).  He won a batting title and the National League MVP Award in 1945 while leading the Cubs to the pennant. The career .293 hitter was a 4 time All-Star. Cavarretta also owns the distinction of being the only play on a major league roster at the same time as both Babe Ruth and Hank Aaron.

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Tim Hightower: In Person Auto

On Monday I heard that Arizona Cardinals Running Back Tim Hightower would be at a "local" Verizon Wireless store on Tuesday. "Local" for me ment sitting in traffic for over an hour, as I made the drive during rush hour. He was there from 5 - 7 pm. I arrived at 6:15 and there were only 2 people ahead of me when I got there. The photos were provided free of charge. As I was getting his autograph, I asked him if he would sign a couple of autographs for "my boys". I think he thought that I was saying "my boyz", because he said "How many are you talking about?" I told him two and he was like "Oh, okay." I had him personalize them for my two sons. He was on one of the local sports talk radio shows that afternoon and had talked about how the Cardinals all share the blame, himself included, for their dismal record so far this season and so I talked to him briefly about that. Hightower splits time at the Running Back position with Beanie Wells and is averaging 4.8 yards per carry with 3 rushing touchdowns.

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Trade Bait: Big and Small

If you are interested in anything below, just make me an offer. Thanks!

Big - the back says that the jersey was obtained from Upper Deck and that it was assembled and ditributed by Vintage Sportscards

Small - these are from 1993 and were found in boxes of Cracker Jack

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Brandon Webb Collection Update 181/200

I picked up two Brandon Webb cards to add to my collection recently. The first I got off eBay using eBay Bucks. The second I picked up at the card shop today. These two make 181 different Brandon Webb cards in my collection. I only need 19 more to reach my goal for 2010. If anyone has any Brandon Webb cards that I don't already have, please let me know so we can work out a trade. Thanks!

2003 Topps 205 Brandon Webb Polar Bear Mini #320

2003 Donruss Champions Brandon Webb RC #283

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Larry Fitgerald - In Person Auto

I would say that 99% of my posts are baseball related, but last night I had the opportunity to meet Larry Fitzgerald of the Arizona Cardinals. Larry's numbers are down this year because of the Quarterback situation here in Arizona, but I still think that he's the best Wide Receiver in the NFL. He was signing at a Dillard's store here in Phoenix. If you bought $50 worth of Perry Ellis merchandise then you got a football for him to sign. I waited in line for 2+ hours but walked away with a nice Fitzgerald autograph! (And no that is not me lurking around the corner.)

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Another Box of 2010 Topps 206

I couldn't help myself. After getting such a great box of 206 on Wednesday, I went back to the card shop on Saturday and picked up another box. This one was not as good as the first, but could have been worse. Since I showed off some base and bronze parallels in my previous post, I'll spare you this time around. Here are the mini's, SP's and hits. Enjoy!

Piedmont Minis

Basebal Carmels Minis

Polar Bear Minis

Old Mill Mini

Cycle Mini /99

Historical Events Minis


SP checklists

Julio Borbon - Hat (but not a SP)

Piedmont Frank Thomas Jersey

Polar Bear Pablo Sandoval Auto

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Box Break: 2010 Topps 206 (4 "hits")

After striking out in my attempt to get a Bryce Harper autograph at todays Scorpions vs. Rafters AFL game, I decided to treat myself to a box 2010 Topps 206 at my local card shop, AZ SportsCards. The price recently dropped to $39 a box and I had been wanting to get one for a while, so I stopped on my way home and opened up a box. Here are the highlights.  

 Base cards of D-backs (Brandon Webb and Chris Young) and former D-Backs (Dan Haren and Edwin Jackson).

My vote for Best Hair - Johnny Cueto

Jason Heyward RC (in the same pack as the Posey RC)

Buster Posey RC (in the same pack as the Heyward RC)

Some of the Retro Stars (Bench, Robinson, Mantle, and Ruth)

SP's with Hats (Porcello, Coghlan, Zimmerman, and Upton checklist)

Bronze Parallel (Ramirez, Crawford, Stargell, and Kinsler)

Piedmont Minis

Baseball Carmel Minis

Polar Bear Minis

Old Mill Mini

Historical Events Minis

Cy Young Silk numbered 26/50 (1:244 packs)  

Keller Gold Chrome Piedmont 40/50 (1:245 packs)

J.R. Towles Piedmont Auto

Milton Bradley American Carmel Auto