Tuesday, December 15, 2009
Just wanted to post a quick one this morning. I have been a bit under the weather as of late, plus the lack of anything in the mail has kept me from posting. I'm hoping to get something, anything this week so I have something to post. Would also love for this cough to take a hike as well. I usully dont get a cough, but when I do, it likes to unpack a lunch and stay awhile.
Hope everyone is getting all their xmas shopping done. I still have a few things to take care of, but it should be done this week.
Talk to you all soon.
Wednesday, December 2, 2009
Last note, was saddened to hear of the passing of former Yankee great Tommy Henrich. From what I was told, he was to the Yankees of the 30's and 40's what Paul O'Neill was to the Yankees of the 90's. The man came through in big situations for the Yankees. He batted a career .282, , was a 5 time all star, 5 time world champion with the Yankees. In game 4 of the 41 series against the Dodgers. He swing and missed a full count breaking pitch, but Dodgers catcher Mickey Owens missed the ball, allowing Henrich to reach first and keep the inning going. Dimaggio singled, Keller doubled and Gordon doubled in 2 more runs and the Yankees had a 7-4 victory and a 3-1 series lead, which they would win.
Thursday, November 19, 2009
Sorry I haven't posted in a bit. Work has kept me busy and tired. I did get a few things in the mail from TTM, Box Breaks and Ebay. I'll get them posted over the weekend.
I decided to start an ambitous project. I want to get the 2009 Yankees World Series Team on 2009 World Series baseballs. I know this will take me a long while and plus, I know it will be very expensive, but I am willing to try. Players like Jeter, Arod, Rivera and Matsui are some of the few players I may have to pay Steiner Prices for, but I'll do it, hence the length of time it will take me to complete this project. Plus, the players aren't readily avalable to the public like the Philies were last year as I have been following a few blogs and seen a few 2008 Phillies WS auto ball collections. I'll of course leave posts and pics of what I get.
I'll talk to guys later. I'm hoping the rumors I hear about AI coming to the Knicks aren't true. Please no.
Thursday, November 12, 2009
Sorry I haven't posted a blog recently. Been a bit busy with work and plus, I haven't had any returns TTM-wise. I did get a Broduer dual jersey card off ebay that arrived recently, so I will get a pic of it up tonight.
Just a quick request, if anyone reads my blogs, please post a quick comment so I know someone is reading these, lol. Other than posting pics of my wins or sucesses, my main goal here is making new friends.
Let's Go Knicks/Devils!
Sunday, November 8, 2009
Thursday, November 5, 2009
Wednesday, November 4, 2009
Next, recent adds from ebay, from my Team Collectors group or group breaks
First Knicks Autos
09-10 Upper Deck Eddy Curry
08-09 Chronology Dick Barnett. I just need a Bradley and DeBusshere and I'll have autos from the starting 5 of the 68-69 World Championship team.
Next a Dustin Keller GU
Next, Some Devils SP Authentic Patrick Elias Dual GU
Topps Gallery Alphonso Soriano GU Bat
Leaf Certified Hideki Matsui GU Jersey card. Btw, he has driven in 4 runs tonight.
2009 Topps Chrome Ramiero Pena auto
2008 Bowman's Best Melky Cabrera auto
Priemer Roger Clemens auto
Some PC Adds
David LeeBowman 48 auto
09-10 Upper Deck auto
09-10 Topps Game Used Jersey
2005 Donruss GU Bat
I also added a bunch of base and inserts of Teixeira and Martin Brodeur. If I added pics of those, I wouldn't be able to watch the rest of the game, lol. Top 5, Yankees up 4-1. I am always looking to trade, but I only trade if your on tradingcardcentral.com or sportscardforum.com and if you have good feedback. Been burned twice and I am not looking to get burned a third time.
Anyway, thanks for checking out the adds and Lets Go Yankees!
Game 6 is tonight and NYC is electric. Pettitte vs Pedro looks like it's going to be a good one. I'm sure the crowd at Yankee Stadium will be fired up, even more so with the chance of not only winning a 27th world championship, but beating the hated Pedro in the process. To me, the two keys to winning this game will be Teixeira finally hitting and getting to that Philly bullpen. I would match up the Yankees pen against theirs any day of the week, and twice on sunday. Their pen has been shaky this whole series and I don't think it will right it self this series. I said Yankees in 6 at the beginning and I hope the Yankees can make me look like a genius :D
My ttm drought ended today with former Knick Dick Mcguire returning the 2 custom cards I sent him last week. I'll post pics tonight and of my recent adds to my PC's. I had an idea for hockey customs and will work on them while watching the game tonight.
Enjoy the game and Let's Go Yankees!
Monday, November 2, 2009
Friday, October 30, 2009
Wednesday, October 28, 2009
I got a package today that had my Yankee cards from a group break of 2009 Topps Chrome. Amoung the highlights was 2 Ramiero Pena autographs and a Mark Melocen auto. Also a Blue Refractor Robinson Cano. The guy also added Meilky Cabrrea Bowman's Best auto, my second Meilky auto. I'll try posting pics tonight during the game. If the game gets grained out, I have the Knicks season opener and the Devils/Sabers game to watch.
I sent out 4 ttm requests to former Knicks Dick McGuire, Richie Gueirn, Oscar Schectman and Harry Gallatin. Custom cards were sent to all. Hope to report successes soon.
Enjoy the game everyone. Let's Go Yankees!
Tuesday, October 27, 2009
Tomorrow promises to be a great day. Yankees/Phillies World Series Game 1, Knicks season opener and the Devils skate off against the Sabers at the Rock. The Devils are selling signed pucks for charity for 25.00 bucks a pop. The first time they did this last season, it was a mad house. They're was no restrictions on how many pucks you could purchase, so there were people paying a couple of hundred to try and get a Brodeur or Stevens or Parise auto'ed puck. Alot of people got shut out and boy, were they mad. I read on the Devils message board I belong to, www.njdevs.com, that a bunch of people were storming mad. I didn't get shut out though. After waiting in line all afternoon for tix and being one of the first at the door, my paitence netted me a....Johnny Oduya auto. Not bad, I did need him for my small collection of Devils signed pucks, but not the one I wanted. I'll be parked in my apt, watching Game 1 and the Knicks season opener, but had the Yankees not made the series, I would have been in Newark.
Hopefully, something will come in this week. If not, I'll post some of my collection to past the time. Untill next time, LET'S GO YANKEES!!
Tuesday, October 20, 2009
I got into a discussion with my buddy Mark, who is also an autograph collector and he was trying to encourage me to think outside the box when it comes to my collection. He suggested I try to get other players as well. I just don't see the point of doing so, unless they are HOF'ers or players I admire. I'm going to need the room to display my pieces and honestly, I probably wouldn't enjoy an auto of a guy like Rance Mullinicks as opposed to Wayne Tollison. Tollison played for the Yankees and that's one of the teams I collect. If I knew a friend that would enjoy the auto or if he had a Mcfarlane, then I would consider it. One thing I do want to do is expand into the world of entertaiment. I'm a huge comic guy, who loves Spiderman and Batman. I sent off a poster of Amazing Fantasy #15 to Stan Lee and in a few months it was returned, signed in black on the bottom. It's one of my more prized posessions. I also wanted to start a muti signed Dark Knight Poster piece and sent off to Aaron Ekhardt in Febuary, but still haven't recieved it back. I may want to pick up another poster and just send to the two I know who do sign, Christan Bale and Michael Caine.
Anyway, I will post more often and hopefully pick up some readers along the way and make some new friends.
Take care and Go Yankees!
Wednesday, June 3, 2009
This is my first post here on blogger. Allow me to tell you all a little about myself.
My name is Mike. I was born, raised and still residing in The Bronx. I am a die hard Yankees, Jets, Knicks and Devils fan. I collect sports cards, autographs, McFarlanes, memorbilia and anything else that has to do with my favorite teams. I am part of a group of people that collect cards of our favorite baseball teams. We started out when the Beckett message boards used to be fun. We break packs and boxes and send cards of teams to the collectors and vice versa. It's a fun, tight knit group. Because of their generosity, my Yankees cards number somewhere over 10,000.
I wanted to have a place to blog about what I get from the group, through trades, autos through the mail or in person or random purchases I may make. So here I will post what I get and post pictures as well. I hope to make friends through this community that last a long time and possibly add to my collection. Please always feel free to comment on what you read here. I look forward to posting and reading what you all have to add.
TTFN, Ta ta for now.