Friday, October 24, 2014

I Have Decided to Keep Chugging Along

Obviously, I have dormant on the blog for quite some time. Yet, even with the increased activity outside of my sports cards world, I have to continued to keep chugging along.

I have been going with this blog too long to give up now, and I don't think I could ever bid farewell to sure a great community of bloggers we have going around here.

Although, I have decided to continue with the hobby that I love, going forward, I will definitely need a renewed source of motivation for my collection. Topps lately has just not been cutting it for me. I can't even tell you how long it have been since I have last bought some new cards. 3 week? 1 month? 4 months? To be honest it has been awhile.

I know for sure I will continue my Rookie Card Challenge which I will thoroughly elaborate about more in a different post, but don't be surprised if you see some changes to my collecting styles and to the blog as well in the near future.

Right now though, I'm really on the search for some good candidates for some new player collections. So if you guys have any good ideas I would surely love to hear them.

Although you might not see the changes for an extended period of time, I will get to it eventually once soccer season finally comes to a close.

Mostly this post was meant to tell you guys out there (if anybody even decides to read this) that I am still alive and well, and I plan to be back and better than even come this winter.

Well I'll see you around guys. Thank you so much for your continued support and remember to keep on chugging along.

P.S. Kerry and Anthony your packages will be on their way soon.

Sunday, August 17, 2014

How Time Flies

There is one thing that we will never be able to stop, time. Time is always moving and never slows down even for the most important moments in our lives.

School started up this past week and I wasn't too disappointed. Yet was has been disappointing is my activity on my blog. It has been very quiet. I have a feeling it won't change any time soon because of the resent resurgence of both school and soccer, but I will try to make my best effort to be at least a little bit more active.

One thing that time has not stopped me from doing though is trading. As we all know trading is probably the best part of the blogging community. I know I enjoy it very much, so without further or due, here is what I have been up to lately.

First off we will begin with a trader outside of the blogosphere, freddyb from over on the forums at Blowout Cards sent me some much needed help with my 2013 Topps Update Set.

Those were just a few, but thank you freddyb for your help. I really like that Michael Young.

Next we have everybody's favorite Angels fan, Tom. Tom from over at Angels in Order assisted me in finishing my 2014 Bowman Cardinals Team Set, but he didn't stop there, he also sent me an auto that is very near and dear to my heart of Joe Kelly.

Although he did get dealt over to the dark side, in this case being the Red Sox. I still love the practical jokester and up-and-coming pitcher in Joe Kelly. I truly wish he was still with the Cardinals. Stupid John Mozeliak. 

And last but not least, Brady from over at Yadier Molina Baseball Cards bombed me with a massive package of Cardinals, including these two beauties. 


When I thought it couldn't get any better....

It did. I was in awe when I saw the Yadi and when I saw the Kaminsky, my jaw dropped. Brady seriously outdid himself and I will definitely be in debt to him for quite some time. Rob has been pitching to a fine 1.83 ERA in Class A Full Season Peoria. Now that's what I call a future star.

Well thank you to all who trading with me. If I missed you, I am very sorry. Thanks for reading and God Bless. Superduperman out.

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Trades Make The World Go Round

As I have been absent from writing lately, I have been negotiating several trades. Most of which have been very beneficial to my collection. So enough with all the blabbing, let's get to the trades.

First package comes courtesy of Coot Veal and The Vealtones, who sent me this mighty fine Charlie Tilson auto my way.


Charlie was drafted in the 2nd round in the 2011 Draft and has been playing in A+ Palm Beach with a .309 average,  5 home runs, and 39 RBI's. He sounds like we might see him in a Cardinal uniform late next year with those kinds of numbers.

Next up while I was listing to some great Vealtones I decided to pick up some Nachos to eat. This triplet of Cardinals come courtesy of Nachos Grande.


Drafted in the 4th, 9th, and 14th round respectively, these Cardinals have had themselves some success in the minors. Alex has split the year between A+ Palm Beach, and AA Springfield with a .285 average which isn't half bad. Rowan on the other hand is killing it in A Short State College with a .378 average, 14 home runs, and 38 runs batted in. And to end on a sour note, Anthony hasn't played baseball since 2012 so I don't see him in a Cardinals uniform any time soon.

And while I was listening to my Vealtones and eating my Nachos, I decided to check out some Dime Boxes to find some great deals. These great cards came courtesy of Nick over at Dime Boxes.

That is a sweet Yadi rookie. No other way to put it. 

I have no clue who Jose Cruz is, but I love me some Cardinals vintage. 

And the 2014 Opening Day Blue Parallels have come a far way from where the were in 2011. 

Well thanks for stopping by everybody. Thank you once again to all who traded with me I hope everybody has a great day. Thanks for reading!

Sunday, July 6, 2014

Life Is Like A Box Of Baseball Cards, You Never Know What You Are Going To Get.

                  Sometimes I wish the back of a box of baseball cards had a "flavor guide" like a box of Russell Stover's has now. You pick up a pack and the guide tells you exactly what will be inside. Yet other times I just love that mystery of opening baseball cards and never knowing what you are about to open up.

                  This time was one of those times where I love the mystery.

                  The other day to celebrate our nation's independence, my friend and I went out and bought some boxes of cards. Although it was a product from a few years ago, 2008 Upper Deck Timeline, quenched our pack ripping thirst just fine with a guaranteed relic per box as shown on the blaster here.


              Luckily for us though we only had to pay $10 per box. And as my Spanish teacher would always say, "Que ganga. What a bargain!" And as you'll later find out we got an absolute steal for these boxes.

The Captain
               Future Cy Young Award Winner              
                       And that was about as exciting as it got with the base cards. Now onto my guaranteed "hit".

Jeremy Sowers
                  Awful photo I know, but when you don't have a scanner, you'll take what you can get. Anyways, I bet you're are asking how is this a steal? Let me show you why this box was considered a steal.

How suiting for the Fourth of July
                  The man with the audacity to drop the F-Bomb on national television. And that ladies and gentlemen is what I call a steal.

                  I am very glad that Russell Stover's doesn't make baseball cards because I would know exactly what I am going to get and there is definitely no fun in that  Thanks for reading everybody and I hope you all had an amazing Fourth of July. I know I did!

P.S. If you are reading this, Angels In Order, I already have some cards set aside to send to you 

Monday, June 16, 2014

RIP Tony Gwynn

One of the most respected hitters in baseball lost his fight to cancer today. Very sad to hear about this.

Yet we have time to dwell on the negatives, the U.S. Men's Soccer Team have a huge must win game vs Ghana in the 2014 FIFA World Cup. GO USA!!!!!!!!!!!

Thursday, May 29, 2014

Trade Bait Thursday!

I know trade bait days are usually for Tuesday's, but I really wanted to get some trades going so if anybody is interested shown, comment below or email at Thanks!



Thanks for reading and I hope everybody has a great day. See ya.