Saturday, September 20, 2008

My First Card From an Overpriced High-End Product

I got this from one of the group breaks over at Sports Cards Uncensored.  My first impression is that the card is really thick, but isn't as heavy as I thought it would be.  The design is very bland.  I wouldn't buy a whole box of the product unless I was guaranteed a good hit in every box.   So I'm glad to have the card, but I don't think I'll be buying a box of this anytime in the near future.

Friday, September 19, 2008

International Talk Like A Pirate Day A&G BlastARRRRRRRRRR!

Avast! ARRRRRR! Today be the day where all landlubbers get their sea legs, drink some grog and talk like pirates! It also be the day where Me pull out my Corsair keyboard!

Me was doin' some plunderin' today at the shanty and pillaged away from those scurvy dogs a blastARRRRRR of Allen and GintARRRRRRR! All me hearties await to see what pirate themed treasure was found!

First me found some cARRRRRRRds featurin' Team ARRRRRRRRange

Then me found a gem in this Pirate, Ian Snell, and it be black boardARRRRRRRRed

Me also ended up plunderin' a relic of that scalleywag David Wright
ARRRRRR!!!! Me wish me could make him walk the plank! But this pirate found even greater treasure in findin' the greatest Pirate of them all

ARRR!!! All out of the same blastARRRRRRRRR! That's some fine booty there mateys. Fine booty indeed!


I updated my needs list to include my 2008 A&G needs.

Thursday, September 18, 2008

Fantasy Woes

Not only did Chris Harris beat me handily last week in baseball, but thanks to a score adjustment today in my football fantasy league, I now have a tie for last week instead of a win.  

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Hometown Hero

Back in elementary school in my hometown of Dalton, Ga., we would take field trips to the Crown Garden and Archives which held the historical records and other items of Dalton and for much of Whitfield County. On those trips they would often tell stories of Harry "Suitcase" Simpson. Suitcase was a Negro Leaguer who often has the misconception of getting his nickname from being traded a lot, but it really came from the press in 1951 in Cleveland thinking he looked like some cartoon character of the same name. He also was nicknamed "Goody" for being a nice guy and helping out people. Perhaps we should bestow that moniker upon Tony Romo now. But Harry is somewhat of a legend back in Dalton. Not only is he important enough to teach to children still, but he has his own stretch of road named after him. I've always wanted some of Harry's cards and until e-Bay, never really had the chance as most of the stores didn't and don't have a real plethora of '50s and '60s cards. So I made a purchase and it came in the other day.
I'm now the proud owner of a 1952 Bowman of Mr. Simpson. This is now the oldest card in my collection and it might be my favorite. Yeah, it's graded, but there's certain battles you decide to fight. I've never actually examined a real '52 Bowman up close and man are they stellar. I'm going to try and get more of Harry's cards if possible and he doesn't have a long checklist so it's easily doable. So here's to Harry Simpson, the pride of Dalton, Ga.

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

A Battle For the Ages

In the Baseball Card Blogger fantasy baseball league this week, which pretty much died before John Smoltz's arm, I'm facing Chris Harris of Stale Gum fame in the Semi-Finals of the playoffs.  Right now, he's up 5-2 but that could change after tonight.  I'll keep everyone informed on how this turns out.  If I can't beat him in blogging, maybe I can beat him in a fake baseball league.

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

2 Years Ago Today

Nomar did something significant enough to be included in an above average set produced by Upper Deck in 2008.