Friday, March 6, 2015

Would You Like To Be A Fantasy Manager

I have a Fantasy League that consists of bloggers and former bloggers.  (I had to let former bloggers in there or I couldn't play myself)  This will be our 5th season playing and I lost a couple managers.

I need to find 2 replacement managers for the two following teams.  It is a deep keeper league so keep that in mind when choosing.

Team 1 (Formally Dayf, AKA. David, AKA Cardboard Junkie's Team)

Ryan Braun
Freddie Freeman
Josh Hamilton
Jason Heyward
Matt Holliday
Evan Longoria
Brian McCann
Brandon Phillips
Buster Posey
Jurickson Profar
Andrelton Simmons
Troy Tulowitzki
Ben Zobrist

Rex Brothers
Jim Johnson
Craig Kimbrel
Lance Lynn
Mike Minor
CC Sabathia
Jeff Samardzija
Ervin Santana
Julio Teherán
Adam Wainwright
Alex Wood

Team 2 (Formally's Team)

Brandon Belt
Adrián Béltre
Robinson Canó
Starlin Castro
Shin-Soo Choo
Coco Crisp
Ian Desmond
Eric Hosmer
Austin Jackson
Desmond Jennings
Adam Jones
Jason Kipnis
Miguel Montero
Carlos Santana

Clay Buchholz
Cliff Lee
Francisco Liriano
David Robertson
Fernando Rodney
Danny Salazar
Max Scherzer
Justin Verlander
Jered Weaver

If you want one of the teams just comment here.  First come first serve*.  

*If Dayf or Gordon claim their team here in the next 2 days I'm going to let them have it even if someone else already claimed it.  Maybe they changed an email address and I didn't know (although I tried 2 different ones for David; he may just have Ponies on his brain and forgot how to answer emails.)

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Need A Fantasy Player for Card Bloggers Unite

I run a Fantasy League called Card Bloggers Unite.  It is made up if card bloggers and a few former card bloggers.  We lost an owner and need a new one.  It is a keeper League and will inherit 17 of the players below:

Michael Bourn ?
Prince Fielder ?
Nick Franklin
Alex Gordon ?
Curtis Granderson
Torii Hunter
Manny Machado
Nick Markakis ?
Víctor Martínez
Michael Morse ?
Aramis Ramírez ?
Jimmy Rollins
Giancarlo Stanton ?
Rickie Weeks
Homer Bailey
Aroldis Chapman ?
Tyler Clippard
Jeremy Hellickson ?
Kenley Jansen ?
Jon Lester ?
Edward Mujica ?
Koji Uehara
C.J. Wilson

If your are interested please comment below.

Tuesday, February 18, 2014


I just thought I would let people know that I have a new address.  So if you were planning on sending me cards for some reason please shoot me an email first.

Friday, June 14, 2013

I Need Some Help From a Canadian Blogger or an Expos Collector

If you read my blog you know that I am trying to get one of every Bill Virdon card.  There is a common card though that has eluded me for years.  I know it exists but I have never seen it.  I don't mean in person I mean on eBay or any other card site.  The card I am talking about is a 1984 Expos Stuart #38 Coaching Staff card.  It has the entire Expos coaching staff on it which included Virdon.  I don't know much about the set and since I have never seen this Virdon card I'm going to guess it was a local set.  (hence the Canadian/Expos help)

There is a complete set listed on eBay right now for $10 and it ends in 2 days.  I don't want to give $10 for this one card so hopefully someone out there has the card for trade.  Please help!

Thursday, June 13, 2013

No Inspiration

I know I have been gone a long time.  I don't have an excuse for it, except for the week I was on vacation, the rest of the time I just didn't "feel it".  As a matter of fact I don't feel it right now but I don't want to fall blogrolls just in case inspiration strikes at some point.  

Just because I haven't been writing doesn't mean I haven't been trading and picking up cards.  I had a nice haul of Topps tattoos a while back that I spread out amongst some bloggers.  I nabbed a about 20 Fleer Ted Williams cards for less than a buck a piece and I have added a few Virdon's (including FIVE 1/1 cards!!).  That said I also added these and I have no use for them except as trade bait.

 So if you are working on a 59 set and don't care, at all, for condition I'll be your Huckleberry.  (If you can't tell from the picture someone cut out the team logos from the cards)

Also, Bo and Bert: I didn't forget about you guys I'll be getting you your cards soon.

Sunday, March 31, 2013

Slow and Steady, Steady and Slow, That's The Way to Go.

I used to read a book to my kids at night.  It was a Disney Tortoise and the Hare with Donald as the Hare and Goofy as the Tortoise.  Goofy drove and old beater in their race and ended up winning with his motto Slow and Steady, Steady and Slow, That's the Way to Go.  This is how I have always approached my vintage team sets.  With enough money I could scour ebay and fine every last Topps Red Sox card no problem; instead I try to find them on a budget.  I have passed on many many cards because they just wouldn't fit the budget.

I got one card closer to my 58 team set.  It was the most expensive  one.  While it may not be the cleanest copy I won it for $5.51.  It is definitely in poor condition but it is still a Ted Williams from his playing days.  (the scanner cut it short like that, it is a whole card and actually has pretty good corners, considering)  

I would rather have a nice crisp copy but this one has it's advantages too.  I keep my team sets in binders and it is hard for me to put a really expensive card in a binder page sometimes.  But I have no qualms on putting this one in my binder rather than in a top loader. 

Monday, March 25, 2013

I Need One More

One of the people that requested to be in the Card Bloggers Unite Fantasy League just hasn't accepted the invitation I send and I am running out of time.  So I need one more blogger that is willing to join.  Here is who already is participating:

Play At The Plate
Cards on Cards
Cardboard Junkie
Beardy (formally of Mojo Beard)
Plain Grey Swatch (The Paper Chase)

Please respond if you want to throw your hat in with this bunch.