Monday, July 29, 2013

Green With Envy

I picked up this very green parallel card of Fernando Perez on eBay for just a dime.  I bought it for the unique green color and the serial numbering of 57/150.  Perez played a couple of years with the Rays.  He was one of the pieces in the Matt Garza trade.  He hasn’t seen big league action since 2009.  But at least it is a pretty good looking card. 

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

It's an Insert Card!!!

I don’t make a habit out of buying Red Sox cards, but it happens from time to time.  I picked up this 2010 Upper Deck Baseball Heroes insert card of Jon Lester recently.  It cost me 6 cents on eBay.  I bought it because it’s an insert card.  I don’t know if that means anything these days.  Inserts used to be a big deal.  Now, it seems like every other card is an insert.  Just the same, I couldn’t resist. 

Saturday, July 20, 2013

Ballpark Fun with Miguel Cabrera

I purchased this 2013 Topps Opening Day insert card of Miguel Cabrera on eBay.  It only cost a dime.  There is little selection when it comes to Opening Day inserts.  But I like the insert that are offered.  I bought the card because Cabrera is my starting third baseman on my fantasy team.  He has been amazing this year.  He hits a home run every other night.  If Cabrera doesn’t win the AL MVP, he will have been robbed.

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Carlos Gonzalez Dime Card

I picked up this 2012 Bowman Chrome card of Carlos Gonzalez on eBay for just a dime.  I combined shipping with another auction, so I figured why not.  Gonzalez is a stud and it only cost a dime. 

Monday, July 15, 2013

The Red White Sox

I bought the base card of Chris Sale from 2013 Topps Opening Day from an eBay seller recently.  I won’t be buying Opening Day packs, but I am not against buying individual cards.  It’s much cheaper anyway.  I really like the throwback uniform.  It’s tough to design the White Sox uniform.  Most teams take the dominant team color and put it on a white home uniform.  The White Sox should have a white on white uniform. 

Friday, July 12, 2013

Kyle Drabek Insert Card

I bought this 2011 Gypsy Queen card of Kyle Drabek on eBay for only 10 cents.  I have a couple of Drabek cards already, so I decided to add to the collection.  Also, I really like the shade of blue on the front of the card.  Drabek was and still is a prospect for the Blue Jays and being traded by the Phillies.  He is on his way back from Tommy John surgery.  This card is an insert called Future Stars.  Maybe I got this card at a discount since Drabek is currently on the shelf.  

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Listia Loot

I picked up this 2007 Bowman Autograph of Chris Seddon on Listia for just 499 credits.  Why did the card sell so cheaply?  Seddon was originally a Rays prospect but never played for the big league club.  He had a couple of cups of coffee elsewhere but is currently playing in Korea.  Now that’s obscure.  One of his teammates is Jo-Jo Reyes, another former MLB player. 

Monday, July 8, 2013

Chris Davis - The All-Star?

I purchased this 2012 Topps card of Chris Davis recently.  It cost a dime on eBay.  Davis was just named as a starter in the All-Star game.  I was shocked that Davis was named a starter.  But I was even more shocked to see that Davis is batting .324 at present.  Davis is well known for his home runs.  However, I expected to a batting average closer to .250.  In past years, Davis has batted in the .260-.270 range.  This year his stats have really gone crazy.  It appears that Davis is indeed worthy of his All-Star start. 

Saturday, July 6, 2013

Texas Rangers Lot

I won four 2012 Topps Texas Rangers cards on Listia recently for just 31 credits.  The cards include Colby Lewis, Mike Adams, Josh Hamilton, and Michael Young.  I bid on this auction for the Hamilton card.  It has a really cool landscape shot with Victor Martinez.  Plus, I really never purchased many 2012 Topps cards.  So, I am making up for lost time. 

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

2012 Topps Heritage: Jed Lowrie

I purchased this 2012 Topps Heritage card of Jed Lowrie on eBay for 6 cents with free shipping.  I only bought this card for the purpose of sending it out through the mail to get signed by Mr. Lowrie.  He appears to be a pretty good signer through the mail and I only owned one other card of Lowrie.  That card is a 2008 Topps Heritage card.