Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Jeter Celebration Day #2

First off, I wanted to congratulate Robinson Cano for winning the Home Run Derby last night. Robbie put on a display of power that stunned everyone, including myself. Anyone see the expression David Ortiz gave when Cano launched one off the Miller Lite sign in straight away center? Priceless. I actually did not want to watch this year, but got hooked when I saw Cano launch ball after ball into the ball hawkers in the stands. I just hope this doesn't screw up his swing for the rest of the year.

Now, on with day 2 of my Jeter Celebration.

Today, I'm showing off one of my Jeter bobbleheads. This one is from 2001 and it was given away at a Staten Island Yankees games. It was made by Alexander Global and given away to all who was in attendence. It was sponsored by Mortgage Links.

Done up in the classic bat pose, Jeter is sporting the classic Yankee home pinstripes, with blue cap with interlocking NY (as Michael Kay, the Yankee TV announcer, used to say when he was on radio). It's a very nice bobble, I think.

I actually was not there for this game. I bought this guy off ebay for under 17.00 dlvd. I got it for a steal as it didn't come with the original box or ticket stub, which is fine by me. I display these for my pleasure, not for profit.

Hope you enjoyed today's blog. Come back tommorow for day 3 of my Jeter celebration.

Monday, July 11, 2011

Jeter Celebration Day #1

Yes, I know. I'm a little late to the party. But first off, congrats to The Captain for accomplishing what very few who have played this game has and that's getting 3,000 career hits. What a game for Jeter as well. 5 for 5, including the game winning RBI. It was vintage Jeter on display at the Stadium on Saturday.

Also, I want to offer congrats to Christian Lopez, who caught the home run, which was Jeter's 3,000 hit and returned it, not looking for anything. Not too may people like that are left in this world. I'm just glad to see the Yankees compensate him with bats, balls, autos and free suite for the rest of the season, including playoffs and world series play.

So, I wanted to celebrate Jeter's feat by showing off my favorite Jeter memrobillia in my Yankees collection. Everyday for the rest of the week, I will show off something Jeter. Today, we start off with this beauty from Fleer Legacy

There is a piece of game used baseball and base inside this card. I thought it was pretty unique when I saw it at a card show and bought it for 7.00. I would have prefered a game used ball, but for what I paid for it, it's a pretty cool card to have in the Yankees collection.

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Marvin Washington TTM Autograph

Yesterday, the first of my New York Jets requests came back. I had sent out about 5 letters to former Jets players a couple of weeks ago and Marvin Washington was the first to respond, sent in care of his home.

Marvin Washington is a former defensive end who was drafted by the Jets in the 6th round of the 1989 draft. He went on to play 7 seasons with the Jets before moving on to San Fransisco twice and Denver, where he won a super bowl in 1998.

Mr. Washington signed these two cards in silver ink.

I'm very please to add the autographs to my Jets PC. I just wish they weren't signed in silver, but what can you do? No complaints here.