Sunday, June 27, 2010

Contest Update...And More

Ok, so here is a contest update.  If you are not familiar with my contest you can find it here.

Play At The Plate has 1 entry
BA Benny has 4 entries
Fuji  has 1 entry
Dogfacedgremlin has 4 entries
Cynicalbuddha  has 4 entries
TheJaw has 1 entry
AdamE has 2 entries
Cam has 4 entries
NMCLax24  has 1 entry

If you think that I have the wrong entry total for you, or somehow missed you, let me know.  The contest will run through approx. 7/ will actually end when the box I ordered from Blowout Cards arrives at my door.  So that means it is not too late to enter, all it takes to get an entry is to let me know how you store your tobacco sized cards, and get bonus entries from there...

On to a few other quick pickups...this book has some really interesting stuff in it and, it was just $5...

Here are a few recent Ebay bargains

And finally a few nice, recent, pack hits

The Jeter is a Artist Signature 1/10
Who is this guy?  Any ATL fans wanna trade?

I do have some cards to post from a recent trade from BA Benny, but I have not scanned them yet, so they will be up next time.

I also want to Thank Shelliebee over at The Middle Child for the Chicle cards she sent o help me fill out my set.

Well kids, that's all for today, keep the contest entries coming in!

Saturday, June 19, 2010

Buying 2010 A & G spawned a CONTEST!!!!!

It has been ordered...My 2010 box of Topps Allen & Ginter (the first of what is likely to be many).  It has been a while since I have tore apart a box, and I thank Blowout Cards for providing e the best price to do it for. I even added in a few packs of Tobacco card size top loaders for those pesky mini insets that Topps puts in A&G, Mayo, T205/6, etc...  Quite frankly, I really do not have very many tobacco sized cards so I am at a loss on the best way to store them.  Putting each one in a top loader will cost too much and take up way too much space.  I do not know of the existence of any snap cases or boxes.  I do not want to do the pages/binder thing if I do not have to...although, if you have looked at the insert sets in A&G for 2010 they are all educational to some extent and I could use that a bridge to teach my 5 year old son some cool things (and maybe spark his interest in collecting).

So I present to you, my Orange Kool-Aid Faithful.....a CONTEST!!!!  The rules are as follows.  All you need to do is post a comment letting me know how you store your tobacco sized cards.  I am looking for serious options here...  Each comment will gain you one entry.  You can get 2 additional entries if you mention my contest and post a link to it on your blog (please let me know if/when you have done so).  You can also gain an additional entry by following my blog (if you already follow it, you will receive an entry for following upon posting your comment). The following suggestions will not count:  top loaders, pages/binder...I came up with those myself.  If your method of storage has already been suggested, you may still post it (and receive and entry) - if one method is more popular than the others it might be the better method of storage.

If have less than 10 comments the prize will be something relatively trivial.  If I have 11 or more comments the prize will be a tobacco sized game used card of a 14 year MLB veteran, and a tobacco sized game used card of a 17 year MLB veteran for you to store using your ingenious storage method.  If there are more than 20 comments, I will sweeten the pot for the winner, and add a second place prize as well. 

If this, my first contest, goes well  I hope to do it again sometime soon.  Thanks!

Sunday, June 6, 2010

Send Me Your Chicle!!!!

Hey there sports fans!  Two things today.

The first is that I have decided to collect the 2010 Topps National Chicle Baseball set, including the SP's.  So here is my plea...please send me any 2010 Topps National Chicle Baseball that you can afford to give up.  In return, I will send you some cards of a player or team of your choice (I will pick the cards, you will get both inserts and base cards in return).  The more you send me, the more I will send you.  Anyone who sends me SP's will be compensated as well.  If you have Chicle back or Bazooka back Orioles and Phillies, I want those to.  If you have some to send me, email me at and let me know what player and team you like so I can get some stuff together for you.  Thanks in advance.

The second thing...I just wanted to let everyone know that I hate it what a deranged girl shoots me...

Insert Orioles joke here:________________________________!

Friday, June 4, 2010

I Never Hated Him...But Something Needed To Be Done!

I would like to bid a fond farewell to one of the nicest guys in
baseball I have ever met, Dave Trembly.  That being said, I am looking
forward to moving on in Baltimore.  The miserable train wreck that is my
beloved O's is not a result of poor management from the dugout (at least
not in full), so I do not blame Trembly for the worst team baseball has
seen since 1988.  The team has stopped playing, trying, and caring. 
This is evident based most recently on the fact that they managed a
whopping 8 runs scored in this past six game road trip, in which they
went 0-6....And then tonight being pissed on by the Red Sox, 11-0.

The worst part of the whole thing (or best part...I don't really know),
is the 10 year old fanboy living inside me won't let me stop watching
them on TV, listening to them on the radio, and actually believing that
"this could be the series where we turn things around!" 

Thankfully, one of the voices in my head is that of an adult, which has forbidden me from spending any more money on O's tickets until they at least start to
be competitive.  The last 7 games I have been to they have lost, and if
memory serves me, they have only been close in one of them.

Although I am not in love with Juan Samuel as the interim manager, I do
welcome a new era of dugout management in Baltimore.  I also wish Dave
Trembly the best, and do not blame him solely for the catastrophe that
Baltimore baseball has become.
still drinking the orange kool-aid.....