Friday, January 25, 2013

Topps Giveaway

A few weeks ago, I entered a contest on Twitter for a game used line-up card. Well, it finally arrived today! I am not a dan if,either team but this is an awesome addition. Jim Leyland signed the bottom of it. If post more but I'm on my phone updating.

Monday, January 21, 2013

In-Person Auto: Steve Finley

Back in September, I posted about getting Steve Finley's autograph at the Alumni game. It was a goal of mine because my sister loved him during his AZ playing days. While I really wanted his autograph for myself, I knew that it would be a cool gift for my sister. I was just going through my old posts, and I do not think I ever posted a picture of it. I sent the card to my sister a few months back, but I still had this one on my phone (sorry about the flash!). I think it is a 2002 Topps Heritage, but what is so funny to me is the signature on the card. Compare that to the one that Finley actually signed, and it looks false. Maybe it was because he was in a hurry, but that is a terrible autograph.

First Rays Autos

I was going through this box that I had stowed away, and finally found some of my lost Devil Rays cards. Most were in terrible condition, but a few were good. These were the first autos I ever got at Tropicana Field. Bubba Trammell, and Quinton Mccracken. Both were fan favorites, but id never say either were very good. Q racked up a lot of franchise firsts, and is now a scout for the dbacks. Bubba never did much, but he was very popular. He even had his own cheering section that would chant his name whenever he would step up to the plate.

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

2 New(er) Longos

I went the longest time without a Longo auto card, but now I have 2 more to add to my collection. The bronze/gold one is #29/75 and the emerald green is #08/50. I picked the bronze one up on ebay for $19.00 and my girlfriend bought me the emerald green one. 2012 Triple Threads has been quite disappointing to me anyways, but this card is neat. I am now going after the 2012 5-Star Longo auto or a 2012 Fernando Rodney auto.

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Back From Hiatus (ebay rant)

Well it sure has been a while since my last update. I have been so busy with adapting to a new position at work, school, and home, that I have not had too much extra time to get on the computer. With me being new to the hobby, it can be difficult to make substantial posts. I have an interesting story today, and I hope that I was not the first idiot to do this (I more than likely am).

Over the past few days, I have been looking at purchasing this lot of 2012 Bowman Sterling Auto cards         (Miley redemption, Strayhan, Skaggs, and Owings) (Actual ebay picture above). It was at $4.99 for the longest time, so I decided to go after it today. 2 minutes and it is still at $4.99, so as time dwindled down I went for it. Once I hit $6, I decided to back off of it. I seriously thought that I hit unwatch item, but I placed a higher bid and ended up taking the lot for $7.01 with $2.50 shipping. It took me a good 3 hours to justify that it was a good deal, mainly because I only wanted the lot for Miley. After going grocery shopping, my girlfriend talked me into feeling better about my purchase, but I still felt pretty terrible about it. I get home to pay the bill, log-in to ebay, and notice easily one of the most disheartening things ever..... It was just a Skaggs auto. Talk about bummer! I can think of tons of cards I would rather have had in it's place that I have passed up (Fernando Rodney Rays Topps Heritage high number comes to mind, the card is $1 but I continue to pass it up). What was I thinking! How did I made this mistake? I must have been destined to have this card, but I can't help but have severe animosity towards it. Has anyone else made that mistake? I feel terrible.