Wednesday, September 30, 2009

My first TTM!

I had heard that Pat Neshek was great about doing TTM autographs so I decided to give it a go. I sent of a card and letter last Wednesday and got the card back signed today. He also sent a Manny Rameriez card as well. Sweet. I've heard he was fast, but I can't believe it was this fast.


Oh, and other news, I got some really nice Brave cards from Baseball Dad. I also got my contest winnings from Great Sports Name Hall of Fame in the way of McGriff cards. I even decided to make a McGriff binder.

...How is it I have no McGriff cards whatsoever in all the years that I've been collecting?

One more note.. I do plan on going through with the secret santa. More news to come later.

Wednesday, September 16, 2009






I was rolling on the floor laughing. ROTFL, only I really was ROTFL!

Only thing better than beating the Mets? Having their screw up win us the game!

Secret santa for baseball bloggers?!

This may be a tad early, but I had an idea I wanted to toss out and see what others thought.

A secret santa for baseball bloggers.

Ok, so forgive me if this has been proposed before. I'm still new and haven't been around long. I also looked through a few blogs and didn't see anything.

I assume you know how secret santa works. You pick a name from a hat (or in this case from an online program) and you have to buy the person you picked a gift.

I was thinking that the gift would have to be baseball realted however. Or at the very least card related. Rather that be a pack of cards, or a card of favourite player, stickers, or whatever. The gift can be funny or serious, it just has to be realted to either baseball, or sports cards.

Also, there would be a limit. Not evreyone is made out of money and I'm not aiming for this to be a big ordeal.

For now this is simply at an idea phase. More to gauge interest. If people like it, then I'll move on to more concrete plans such as setting a date, limit/etc.

Now onto the..... QUESTIONS

First of all would anyone be at all intrested in doing this? Or for that matter what do you think of the idea?

What should the limit be? I was thinking nothing over tweenty really, maybe even ten dollars. There are a lot of items you can find for a fairly good price if you bother to look.

Should there be a wish list? Or should people try and sleuth around for the person they get and get them a “surprise"

Any suggestions or advice?

Monday, September 14, 2009

Not about baseball cards

For the first time in a long while, I didn't buy baseball cards.


Instead I bought the latest nerf gun, the Raider CS- 35. A really, really awesome gun.

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I like nerf guns. Besides, for baseball cards they are my only... hobby I guess you could call it. Or maybe fascination would be a better word. I don't don't really use them with other people, unless you count my four year old nephew who enjoys shooting some of the smaller guns when he visits. He loves to shoot my card board cut out of Chipper (Yes, I have a life sized cardboard cut out of the man in my room.) I just like messing around with them and shooting foam projectiles.

I've always been something of a tomboy. Never really like dolls, always played with ninja turtles and G.I Joes when I was kid. I also enjoyed nerf guns and I have yet to grow out of that urge. Still a big kid at heart. Plus the guns they had where no where near as cool as they where when I was young.

A lot of people seem to like to point out how childish and what a waste of money the guns are. Personally I see no difference in this then a woman that goes out and buys her nineteenth pair of shoes. I find owning more than half a dozen pair of shoes pointless, and buying any more to be a waste of money. If what I like makes me happy and doesn't hurt anyone, then who cares. I think people would be lot more happy and a lot less stressed if they didn't put so much emphasis on doing what is socially acceptable and just did what made them happy.

...and enough rambling. I am curious as to if any of you have ever owned a nerf gun. Or what where your favorite childhood toys? Still have any toys out there today you wish you could get your hands on?

P.S Oh, wait, I did also buy one pack of cards. Sadly all I got where doubles and triples.

PP.S And my counter is whacked up. Seriously whacked up. You don't go from a hundred hits to 11,000 in a week.

Friday, September 4, 2009

Buying individual cards?

I seem to be full of questions these days.

Is there anywhere that allows a person to buy multiple cards of a set? Like if you just wanted just 1, 6, 16, 88, and 100. I've heard card shows allow you to do so, but sadly I can't find one anywhere near enough I could convince someone to drive me.

That being said if anyone knows about any in South Carolina (that isn't on the coast) let me know.

Most sites only sell buy the blaster or packs. I know sites like E-bay sell individual cards, but they aren't the place to go if you need to finish a set really.

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Upper Deck Icons 09 (Baseball) needed

I'm trying to finish off the set and I only need 29 cards to do so.

1, 6, 15, 17, 18, 22,
24, 31, 36, 39, 42,
45, 51, 54, 58, 60, 63,
69, 70, 78, 80, 81, 85,
87, 90, 98,

Would any of you happen to have any that you can spare? I have a few doubles, but not many. I know not many people collect, let alone like UD icons, but they are easily affordable for a gal on a budget. Plus I like the cards and it being a smaller set, means I have a better chance of completing it.

Tuesday, September 1, 2009


Ok, so you likely won't die, but you should still enter Coolio Card's contest

All you gotta do is a pick a number 1-100 that has yet to be picked and follow his blog. HOW HARD IS THAT?

Some questions....

Do blaster boxes (of the same product)in a store contain the same cards as each other? What I mean is, if you where to buy two, would you get a lot of duplicates? I've heard varying things, but I would like know if that is the case you buy more than one blaster.

Also, do you keep a binder of your favorite team? I want too, but I have to many cards for that to happen really. I'm thinking about just keeping a binder of my favorite player/s.

And one more question... anyone know a site with a good price on sleeves? (the nine card ones for binders)

Oh, and I got a surprise in my mailbox yesterday! BRAVE CARDS FROM MARIE! I love surprises.