Saturday, February 28, 2009
Wednesday, February 25, 2009
Not only was I lucky enough to get the teams I wanted I also got the best cards in the break. I'm going to start with the White Sox that Payton was thrilled to get.
First is a serial numbered Kyle Kane.
Payton also got this Mirror Red Magglio Jersey card. This is Payton's second Jersey Card. (Konerko is the other)
Now to the good stuff, the "Good" Sox.
This card is Old School he still had Certified Skills when this was printed. Now he can't find anyone to sign him.
This Lester wasn't part of the break but he threw it in anyway.
Finally I Game Used Pedro. I have about a dozen Pedro Game Used cards now and this is defiantly one of the cleanest looking of them all.
I unfortunately didn't have many Yankee's to send to John because I had already sent them all to Dropped Third Strike and The Pettite Pursuit. Once I pull something good I'll send it his way but I have another Problem because I already promised all the Jeters I pull from now on to Sooz. At least I have something to do with all those Dam Yankee cards I always seem to get.
Tuesday, February 24, 2009
Thursday, February 19, 2009
Somehow I missed out on these Topps Gallery till now. These are awesome to. I like the artwork even better that Masterpiece or A & G.
This card makes me miss Pedro. I wish I could go back to the days when Pedro was running his mouth and dominating baseball.
These Gallery are not quite as nice as the other but not shabby at all. I'm not one to pass up on one of the heroes from that magical 04 season.
I also needed this card for my 76 team set. I have doubled the cards I own in this set in February, maybe in a few months I will get it done.
Monday, February 9, 2009
ajpca07 AT hotmail DOT com
Sunday, February 8, 2009
The cards he just received from me and posted about here.
Bill Virdon was the National League Rookie of the year 1955 and won one gold glove. After his playing days were over he became a manager and in 1974 was named American league manager of the Year for the Yankees. Bill Virdon was also born in my hometown of West Plains Missouri. He now lives a few hours away in Springfield and doesn't make it to West Plains much. Over the years I had picked up a few of his cards knowing eventually he would be in town at some event and it finally happened. Our local college had an event featuring the areas "Sports Legends".
1960 Topp (this one is my favorite)
(Insert 1962 Topps Here)
I still do not own a 62 Virdon.
I'll trade an autographed1963 Virdon for an unautographed 1962.
I was there early so and since there were no lines to get autographs yet I sat and talked to him for a bit. It was pretty cool. He was leaving for Spring Training with the Pirates in 4 days were he serves as a special outfield instructor. Evidently the coaches report weeks before the players because this was . He was pretty stooked about this year. He thinks this year will be the start of the turn around for the Pirates. Not because of the players though he says the whole front office staff has had a face lift this off-season. (something I haven't read anywhere else but the Pirates don't exactly make headlines) While I was talking my wife took my son around to get some autographs from some of the other "Sports Legends". In
some many most cases they were REAL loose with the term legend.
Auto 1 - Larry "Gator" Rivers - One of the original Globetrotters. In addition to signing autos he put on a pretty good pregame andhalftime. show also.
Auto 2 - Charles Balentine - Played basketball for Arkansas. They deemed him a legend because he once hit a jumper over Jordan in a game to beat North Carolina.
Auto 4 - Jerry Armstrong - Member of the 'Glory Road' basketball team that broke the color barrier in college basketball. Since he is white I take that to mean he sat on the bench.
Trish Knight - All time winningest high school+college volleyball coach. There was NO WAY I was getting her autograph!! Because I still think of her as my drivers ed teacher.
Saturday, February 7, 2009
Friday, February 6, 2009
These Timeline cards eally grew on me. I hated the base version when I first saw it but the more I see it the more I like it. And I love the SP versions.
Isn't this Boggs cool. I don't know if this is some kind of insert or if it was from an actual set ofd playing cards. He also sent a Clemens to me.
2008 Goudey SP Ortiz. The only other one of these black & white Goudey SP I have ever seen was an A-Rod that I mailed off to The Cardboard Junkie a few months ago.
Tuesday, February 3, 2009
Does anyone know if there are color boardered varations for every card in the 89 Donruss set? It seems like every one I have a double of has a different border. Are some more rare than others? Is there such a thing as a rare 89 Donruss card?
This is my favorite Donruss design of them all.
He also sent some newer stuff.