Wednesday, August 31, 2011
These are the other vintage cards that Troll sent over, but they just didn't fit with the 1965 theme of the last post. Again, we'll play the Got 'em, Need 'em game.
we'll start off with a beauty...
Chuck passed away part way through the 1966 season at the age of 67.
Got 'em... but upgrade!!!
Carl pitched 8 years in the bigs, the first 5 with the Braves, before retiring as a Met at the end of the '65 season. He passed away in 2009 at the age of 78.
Thanks again Troll... up next... Vintage Junkie.
Tuesday, August 30, 2011
I'll be wrapping up the massive trade package posts from Collective Troll and Cardboard Junkie in the next day or so.... here we have a small stack of 1965 Topps from my bud the Troll.
Let's play a little game of Need 'em, Got 'em....
Ty Cline had just finished his first year with Milwaukee. 101 games, 1 HR 13 RBI and a .302 avg
He never appeared in the bigs again.
Apparently he had some pretty great years with Detroit.
Got 'em, but this is an upgrade!
Thanks again troll... it was fun sorting them into my team set binder, but even more fun learning about each player.
Thursday, August 25, 2011
In case you're still wondering what the hell Canuck is blathering about now, I'm speaking of Bud Selig and the Florida Marlins.
In their game against Cincinnati yesterday, there were 347 fans in attendance. That's not a typo. Three hundred and fourty seven.
Oh wait, none of that matters to you does it?
Wednesday, August 24, 2011
I know. I'm as shocked as you are. Who knew that anything good could still come outta Michigan. But apparently things can, and do. Case in point. These cards from everyone's favourite Sewing Machine tycoon.
Awhile back I sent him a super duper elite short print from '09 Goodwin of Roy Halladay along with some other stuff he collected. I guess the Halladay is uber rare and I could have retired if I had only kept it awhile longer. But, a fellow set collector needed it for his set, a set which I am not collecting, so the card must be passed along. It is the law of set collectors.
In return, I received some cards from this year's Goodwin and Ginter. Now that would be a great set hey? Goodwin and Ginter. It sure would confuse the hell out of the purists.
Moving on.... I have a new Mad Dog for my pc...
Thanks for the cards Larry!!! And no Daunte Culpepper.
Monday, August 22, 2011
Back in the Spring, I posted a handy dandy flow chart designed to help you choose who to root for this current baseball season. Find it HERE. Many of you found it uber useful, so I scoured the globe trying to find ways to help you now that it is FOOTBALL SEASON!!!!!!!! (click on the pic to enlarge)
Tuesday, August 16, 2011
A 2011 Bowman Gold Fabulous Freddie Freeman and a 2011 Bowman Platinum J-Hey.
Another two great cards to the collection.
Monday, August 15, 2011
First up, some Heritage.
Speaking of Gypsy Queen...
Today's trivia question. If you watched the Braves game tonight, it'll be easy. Since Tim Hudson made his major league debut in June of 1999, only one pitcher has more wins than Tim's 177 wins. This pitcher has 179 wins. Who is he?