Tuesday, March 23, 2010
Sunday, March 21, 2010
First I want to welcome Joe to the baseball blogosphere. He just started up a new blog about a week ago called The Sandlot. He has made a few trades with me and some other bloggers and I have been very well pleased. You can see the results of one of his trades here. On his initial post he admits an "R" rating at times for word usage but I think he'll do OK. He also has some very nice relics and auto's listed for trade. So check him out for yourself !
And now, add Kerry Wood to the revolving list of the Cleveland Indians pitching staff.
When he had some soreness for a few days they said " Don't worry, be Happy!" everything will be ok. Maybe in July!
So now, everyone has to step up a little and rethink the first few weeks of the season.Fortunately we do have have some depth and there are guys who can the job done.I'm still optimistic about the season.
I'm still not totally sold on Manny Acta, but I'm not condemning the move either.I want to see how he reacts during the season. Will he remove a pitcher from the game he thinks it's time, or will he let the pitcher decide." How do feel? Do you want stay in?" Did you ever hear a pitcher answer "I feel really bad.I think I'm done,take me out."
I also would like to see a little more small ball, move the runner and get him home type of play,in certain situations.
All in all I feel pretty good about the season at this point.
I'm ready for Opening Day !
Wednesday, March 17, 2010
Usually, when you go to a buffet, you don't worry too much. There's bound to be something there that you like. BA Benny's Baseball Card Buffet was no different. Mike saw a card of mine that he liked and after several emails we came to terms on a trade that satisfied both of us.
First the appetizers. There was a nice assortment of older Tribe cards.
Tuesday, March 16, 2010
Offy is presenting 4 contests for your entering pleasure!
Contest # 2
Contest # 3
Contest # 4
Also, Nachos Grande is doing a 3-box group break here :
So check these out and get in on all the fun and prizes !!
Saturday, March 13, 2010
Thanks very much to the following :
David @ Indians baseball cards and then some
Capt. Canuck @ Waxaholic
NY_hitman_23 @ sports-n-more-trading-cards
Harold @ Bluegrass smoke signals
Tungusta @ long flyball to because...
The five of them, along with myself, have agreed to purchase 6 of the 10 Card Collector programs I will be ordering next week. It's not too late to get in on this deal ! Leave a comment here or send me an email @ firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested.
Getting back to my Mother, or actually Omar Vizquel's mother.
I was putting some prized trade material, that I have received from many various bloggers this year, into my binders when I ran across this card.
Now Omar is not a real big guy, but in this shot, it looks like he took a swing and knocked the poor catcher right off his feet! With his hands slightly clinched and the look on his face I wonder if the catcher had some comment about his family heritage !
Sunday, March 7, 2010
I know a number of collectors are on the Zistle program. The main thing I don't like about it is that they rely on on us collectors to build up the system.But it is free. I've looked at several possibilities and decided to go with the "The Card Collector" .
You can click on the title and go to the web site to read the details yourself but I will give you the highlights here.
This program covers baseball,football,basketball,hockey and Nascar. It has over 4 million card listings. Normally, the program disc sells for $49.95 on the web site. It is an off line program so you can use it anytime you have access to a computer, with or without the internet. I am going to buy a pack of 10 programs for $149.95. I am going to sell 9 of them to any interested parties, for $20.00 each (the price of one retail blaster) . That will cover the program and the shipping. I do not plan to make any profit on this.If I find that I have money left over at the end after shipping, I will send a refund to everyone Each program will also come with a certificate for one free update (another $20.00 value).I will also throw in an assortment of cards,with each order, as an extra incentive !
Speaking of updates, that's a point some people are a little wary of. They make an update available once a month at $19.95.
What !!! It's going to cost me another $20 a month !
Calm down ! No, not necessarily. Updates are available every month. You don't have to buy one every month. You can update your program whenever you want. Let's say we both buy a program today and I update mine every month but you don't update yours until the end of December. At the end of December our programs will have the exact same data. Mine would have just been more updated all year long.I would have paid $19.95 every month.You would only pay $19.95 in December. Or, you don't ever have to update if you don't want to.
Do I plan to update mine every month ? Heavens no, no, no !!! (unless I win the lottery). The web site will tell you what will be in each update. I am only concerned about baseball. If there are no baseball related updates on a given month, I'm not going to worry about it. Even if there is a baseball update, depending on what it involves, I may not update that month anyway. Now, if I had a business and bought and sold all kinds of sportscards every day, I would probably update every month. But for the average collector I don't see where that would be necessary. But that's just my opinion. I would like to hear any other views or opinions on this.
I already have 2 of the 9 programs sold. One to David at Tribe Cards. He has used the system for a long time but his is a very old version and he wants to upgrade. Also, NY__hitman23 over at Sports and More wants to buy one.
Added note : I barely finished editing the mistakes and Capt.Canuck joined on. Thanks!!
So, if you are interested, leave a comment here or shoot me an email, email@example.com and I'll get you on the list. I plan to order in the next week or two whether I sell all 9 or not.
In the mean time, these are the great Tribe cards Troll sent me in trade.
Friday, March 5, 2010
Monday, March 1, 2010
I just did a trade with Carl Crawford Cards and included a couple minor league cards. He sent me an email tonight about the trade. He thought I must have done some digging to find the "Bulls" cards. Actually, I didn't really dig that deep but he got me thinking. So I dug a little deeper into my minor league box and ran across this !!
Yep, "Bip" was numero uno in this set ! This has to be be one of his first cards. Now if I just had about 200 of them !!