Thursday, April 21, 2011
Anyway, today I show offf a TTM auto that was 2 years in the making. I sent this card out to Xavier Nady when he first signed with the Cubs in care of their spring training facility. I actually gave up on this card and was sent to try and make a trade for one when lo and behold, I find an envelope in my PO Box with an AZ postmark.
I'm very pleased to be able to add Nady's auto to my Yankee autograph collection. I have been working on a list of all the Yankees autographs in my collection and hope to be able to post a link sometime soon.
Thursday, April 14, 2011
And from Upper Deck Timeless, this sweet Jorge Posada game used jersey card with a pinstripe. When collecting Yankee game used cards, I always prefer the home swatches to have a pinstripe in it. Patches, especially Yankee patches, are pretty expensive. This is a low cost alternative to adding some color to the white swatches.
Last night, The Yankees beat the Orioles 7-4, backed by home runs from Alex Rodriguez and Jorge Posada. Mark Teixeira had 2 hits as well as Derek Jeter, who is now 65 hits away from 3,000. AJ Burnett pitched a good game, although he did allow a pair of home runs to Matt Weiters and Brian Roberts in the 7th. The bull pen trio of Dave Robertson, Rafael Soriano and Mariano Rivera finished the game.
Tonight, Phil Hughes (0-1 16.50 ERA) will try to get his season back on track as he opposes Jake Arrieta, who is 1-1 with a 8.68 ERA so far this season. Game time is 7pm at the Stadium.
Let's Go Yankees!