Monday, November 10, 2014


I started this a few years back and people seemed to enjoy it. I dropped the ball on the last couple of years  but decided it would be fun to bring back again.
If you aren't familiar with how secret Santa works, it is where you are randomly assigned one person to buy a gift for. You don't know who gets your name until you get the gift and they say who they are. They don't have to identify themselves but most people usually do. The only difference in this secret Santa is that the gift needs to be either related to sports or sports cards. It doesn't necessarily have to be baseball though.
Sign ups will from here until November 30th and then on the first of December you will be e-mailed your person and their address. Including shipping I have a spending limit of twenty dollars. I want this to be something fun to do not something that will break the bank. Due to costs I am going to limit this to people in the US just because shipping is a bitch .
If you want to sign up, please post here and then send an e-mail to me at with your full address, your e-mail, link to your blog if you have one,  and a general wish list of your interests or even a link to your want list.  You can also include your wish list and blog when you post here as well if you want to.

So for me it would be...

Brain Heyward 
1010 Chipper street
Freeman, NY 90201
Wish list: Atlanta braves, Martin Prado, Freddie Freeman, Chipper Jones, Jason Heyward, funny or unusual cards, stickers.

Friday, October 31, 2014

Happy Halloween!

I had already carved a pumpkin using a stencil kit and then I saw...

and I had to enter it with...

A close up...         

and lit up...

Sunday, October 19, 2014

TTM success! Martin Prado

A little under two months ago I sent off TTM requests to Martin Prado and Gerald Laird. 

Well, on Wednesday I got back one of  my SASE and it was from  Prado.  He signed both the card and the photo I sent.

Friday, August 15, 2014

Ginter Pack

These are all for trade.  I'm just looking for Braves. Plus Martin Prado.

Sunday, August 3, 2014



I really hate photoshop.

  To upset for more words, or maybe a few.  I really liked Prado as a Brave, he was a great player that would play any position and also seemed like a great guy off the field.  He was just so.. happy when I would see him.                                                                                                                                                                                      
  It was  bad enough when he was a Dimaondback, but at least then I could see  him play a  few times a year. Heck, I even went to a Arizona vs Braves game last year.  Now as ... that I will likely never see him except maybe once a year in inter league play and that is IF he even plays.  First B-Mac and now Prado. 

It was also pretty terrible how he got the news.  He was in the car on his way to the ball park.  You would think they would do that kind of thing in person. 

Saturday, August 2, 2014

R.I.P Pete Van Wieren

Pete van Wieren passed away today from a battle with cancer at 69.   He was a longtime Atlanta Brave Broadcaster for 33 years.

Me and my grandmother listened to a lot of games of his.

Monday, July 14, 2014

Chipper jones retweeted me! and I am an idiot.

So, after months of trying THIS finally happened.

Then I noticed that he retweeted another tweet

and then.. someone  pointed out something

Chipper actually commented...

...I cant believe I wasn't following him. Over a year and I didn't even realize it. ><. I am the most oblivious person in the world

Monday, February 3, 2014

Mets (snow)fans and Braves (snow)fans can get along.



Well, guess not.

 Our first snow in two years.

Saturday, January 25, 2014

2014 topps for trade and want list

First some pics


 There was a McCann card, but I left him out.

All the colors


Patch Card

I like the design overall.  The only minor gripe is the team name on the side.  It doesn't really flow with the rest of the card, sort of sticks out to me.  I would prefer just the logo in the corner. Still to many inserts to my liking.

 If you want something, let me know.  My e-mail is now martinpradofan @

(If card is listed twice, I have two of the card)
10, 35, 36, 37, 46, 47, 48, 57, 63, 67, 69,
72, 72, 80, 84, 84, 93, 107, 110, 110, 123,
125, 126, 129, 130, 135, 140, 140, 152, 154,
167, 182, 184, 195, 195, 196, 211, 220, 227,
227, 230, 233, 234, 237, 243, 243, 255,
262, 262, 268, 272, 292, 296, 296, 314,
319. 319,

Derek Jeter patch Card


Prince Fielder
Jim Abbot
Al Kaline
Yoenis Cespedes
Wade Boggs

Ken Griffey Jr
Mike Trout

Zack Wheeler
Manny Machado
Jose Frenandez
Shelby Miller

Mini cards
Justin Verlander TM-41
Buster Posey TM-42
Felix Hernandez TM-45

Adrian Beltre
Torii Hunter

Adrian Gonzalez

1, 2-7, 9, 12-19, 21-23, 25-31 38-40, 42, 44, 45, 47, 49
52-54, 56, 58, 60, 70, 73-75, 78-79, 81, 82, 85, 88, 89,
91, 94-96, 98-101, 103-105, 108, 111, 113-121, 124, 127,
128. 131, 133, 136, 139, 141, 142 144, 145, 147, 148, 151,
153, 155. 158, 160-162, 165, 166, 168-172, 175-181, 185,
187, 188, 190, 192, 194, 197, 199, 200, 202, 204-206 208,
214-216, 219, 221-223, 226, 229, 231, 232, 235, 236, 238-242,
244-249, 253, 256, 260, 261, 266, 267, 271, 273-276, 278-281,
283, 285, 287, 290, 294, 295, 2987, 298, 300, 303-311, 313.
316, 318, 320-322, 323-328, 331 +

Friday, January 24, 2014

Blaster vs ceral box vs jumbo pack vs single pack

So, I picked up some 2014 Topps today.    I picked up a blaster box and two cereal boxes.

 I was looking at the amount of cards you get and found that two cereal box is much better value than a blaster box.

80 cards are in  a blaster pack plus 1 patch for twenty dollars

72 cards are in a cereal box for ten dollars

36 cards are in a jumbo pack for five dollars (last years price)
10 cards are in a single pack for two dollars (last years price)

For 20 dollars you can get..
 80 cards in a blaster
144 cards in a cereal box
144 in a jumbo pack
100 in single packs

The jumbo and cereal boxe shave  64 cards than a  blaster and 44 cards more than single packs for the same price.

Can anyone tell me why?   Is it the  patch card  the reason there are so much fewer cards than in the others?