Monday, November 30, 2009
Saturday, November 28, 2009
Thursday, November 26, 2009
Saturday, November 21, 2009
Thursday, November 19, 2009
Most of the cards were commons:
Monday, November 16, 2009
51-Jeremy Sowers – So far, Sowers has had a disappointing career. I’ll probably try to get this card autographed TTM
99-Ben Sheets – Sheets was injured in 2009. If Sheets is healthy, he is a viable pitcher. Some team will take a cheap shot on him next year.
111-Boof Bonser – Bonser also missed 2009 due to an injury. He should be back with the Twins in 2010. This card will also be destined for a TTM autograph attempt.
139-Cole Hamels – Yet another pitcher to come out of this pack. At least it’s a decent name.
UIM3-Cal Ripken Jr. – This is the “pull” of the pack. How can you go wrong with a Cal Ripken insert?Overall, this was a decent pack. I could have done worse. You’ll notice the 4 base cards are all pitchers in the middle of their delivery. A little boring but I can’t complain. I only wish there were a little more than 5 cards per pack.
Saturday, November 14, 2009
Friday, November 13, 2009
Cory Sullivan – Sullivan was a backup outfielder for the Mets this year. An unimpressive start.
Jonathan Papelbon – Although Papelbon is a dominant closer, he is a Red Sox and that’s bad.
Michael Cuddyer – I like Cuddyer. He a good player, fan friendly, and recently Minnesota picked up his $10.5 million option. So if you’re looking for a loan…
Josh Johnson – Johnson is a decent pitcher who will leave Florida once he gets too expensive
Eric Chavez – This card is a mini, inserted in 1:2 packs. I hate cards that aren’t 2.5 inches by 3.5 inches. I’m also mildly sick of Eric Chavez. Needless to say, this card does nothing for me.
Dennis Sarfate – Just another middle reliever
Fred Lewis – I have about 5 rookie cards of this guy and I have never even seen him play.
Troy Glaus – Glaus is a 4-time All-Star but his best days are behind him. Glaus only played 14 games for the Cardinals this year due to injury.
Ryan Zimmerman – This is a Rookie Sensations insert. These are in every pack. It’s a pretty flashy looking card to come from such an inexpensive set.
Jason Bay – This is a Perfect 10 insert. These are inserted in 1:5 packs.
Overall, I’m pretty satisfied with this pack. I think I got my 60 cents worth. I received 3 inserts and 2 “rookie cards.” I wish Fleer was still in production. These cards are perfect for TTM autographs. They are simple, inexpensive, and have no gloss. But there’s no more Fleer. I guess that’s progress for you.
Wednesday, November 11, 2009
The idea for this post comes from Dinged Corners. I’m showing off my 3 best autographed cards. And I’m sorry but one of them has a sticker on it. So without further delay, here are my favorite autographs in no particular order.
My first card is a 1993 Topps card of Chuck Knoblauch signed in blue. This was the first card I ever received signed through the mail. I hate landscape oriented cards but the card looks nice anyway. I sent this card out way back in 1999. I think I’m getting old.
The next card is a 2006 Fleer card of Mariano Rivera. I received this TTM by sending to the Yankees spring training facility. Why do I love this card? Because it has the autograph of the greatest closer in the history of baseball. He also happens to be a Yankee. Enough said.
The final auto is a sticker. But I have a story to go with it. This is a 2007 UD Black Adrian Gonzalez autograph numbered 20/25. This card is special because I won it from Pat Neshek through a contest on his website. Also, he wrote an article about his box break which consisted of 2 cards. Check out the link: http://mlb.mlb.com/pa/news/article.jsp?ymd=20071220&content_id=2334394&vkey=mlbpa_news&fext=.jsp
Saturday, November 7, 2009
Tuesday, November 3, 2009
Your baseball coverage is awful. Your commentators are boring and lack general baseball knowledge. I'm not the only person who feels this way. In fact, every baseball fan I know regardless of team loyalty feels this way. Also, I have been unable to see the end of playoff games due to late start times. You see, my boss wants me to be on time for some crazy reason. This means I need at least 8 hours of sleep in order to be productive the next day. Here's how to fix the playoffs. First, fire Tim McCarver and Joe Buck. And demote Ken Rosenthal to the groundscrew. Replace them with the local announcers from the home team. I'm sure there is a way to do this. Next, start weekday games at 7:00PM and weekend games at 1:00PM. I don't care how much ad revenue you stand to lose. Finally, cut out the lengthy pre-game show and any other non-baseball activities. I trust these changes will be in place for the 2010 playoffs. Thank you for your consideration.
Every Baseball Fan in America