Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Patch Card Of The Day (Manu Style)

    Hello all. Still crazy here with work and family stuff here but I have 5 minutes to share a manupatch I scored this week.
2012 Topps Update Blockbusters Hat Logo ManuPatch Tom Seaver

     A great Tom Seaver card. It's nice to see him get some Reds love. While I love all the Mets stuff Topps puts out to celebrate Tom Terrific's days in NY, he had some great outings with the Reds that should be recognized.

      Keep rockin your cardboard deams people!

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Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Patch Card Of The Day (In Stereo)

Hello all.
    Still swamped here but a cool patch card to show off. In stereo if you will.

2005 Upper Deck Reflections Cut From The Same Cloth
Dual Patch David Wright / B.J. Upton 81/99
 A sweet dual patch. Sorry Spankee, this is one Upton I will not be trading you.

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Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Patch Card Of The Day

A quick one today.

2001 Fleer Final Cut Andrew Jones
Game Worn Jersey Patch

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Thursday, September 27, 2012

Congrats To David Wright!

    Hello all. A Mets milestone was reached last night as David Wright became the all time NY Mets hit leader. He passed Mets legend Ed Kranepool who finished with 1418 hits in a Metropolitan's uniform while David Wright is now at 1422 after today's day game where he hit a 3 run homer to reach that number.
     Mr. Kranepool played all 18 of his major league seasons with NY and still leads in several categories in team history.

Games played ~ 1853 (More then 500 above Bud Harrelson's 1322 and Wright's 1257 in third place.
At Bats ~ 5436 (Wright second at 4725)
Runs scored on a tag up ~ 58 (Tied with Wright)
Plate Appearances  5997 ~ (Wright second at 5433)

He is also second in a couple of categories including doubles (Wright first), and total bases (Wright first).

   It's a great coincidence that I met both players on the same day and had them sign the same ball. I did a post about that day HERE.

   Now let's see what other categories Mr. Wright leads besides hits, doubles, and total bases now.

Runs scored ~ 789 (Reyes second at 735, Kranepool ninth at 536)
RBI's ~ 816 (Strawberry second at 733, Kranepool fifth at 614)
Walks ~ 614 (Strawberry second at 580, Kranepool eighth at 454)
Runs scored on a tag up ~ 58 (Tied with Kranepool)
Extra base hits 544 ~ (Strawberry second at 469 (Kranepool seventh at 368)

He's also second and third in a few other categories.

    If the Mets do the right thing and sign him to another long term deal David wright will lead all time in most of the Mets offensive categories by far.

  Congrats to David Wright on this Mets Milestone.

That's all for now. Keep rocking your cardboard dreams!

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Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Worth A Listen- Where Is Goodell?

    Hello all. While the NFL lockout of officials has become a national story and made the games almost a joke in my opinion one must ask the question "Where is Roger Goodell, the commissioner?" My local sports morning show featuring Boomer Esiason and Craig Carton sum it up very well. Check it out HERE. It's about ten minutes and Craig gets a little nuts but the point is right on.


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Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Benny-Bay Vol. 2 Ending Tonight.

Hey all. Just a reminder that my Benny-Bay trade auction is ending tonight. Let's see if you can pass the current offer. Check it out HERE.

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Monday, September 24, 2012

Patch Card Of The Day plus Benny-Bay and Listia Updates

   Hello all.  Still crazy busy around here so a quick hit post today with a patch card and some updates.

     First a real cool patch card from the binder to show off.

2005 Donruss Zenith Ben Sheets sn'd 109/150

    Very cool 3 color patch, possibly from 2 different letters.I am a fan of this set as well, I love the contrast from the cards color to the relic.
    Moving on to my latest Benny-Bay trade auction located HERE. We have an accepted opening bid so lets see who can beat it, come on people lets have some fun with this.
   I also have some stuff up on Listia. Mostly football with a Reds auction as well. Use the link on the top of the right sidebar for bonus credits for joining if you haven't yet.
   Anybody I have trades working with please be patient, I know I have been lagging but I haven't forgotten about you.
That's all I have for now.  Keep rocking your cardboard dreams!

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Friday, September 21, 2012

Benny-Bay Vol. 2

    Hello all. I am back with another  auction style trade bait post calling it Benny-Bay. (If you have a better name let me know) Here is how it works:

I will put up a card or cards for trade and you can bid on them with cards of your own to trade. After a predetermined time I will accept the "best" offer and the cards go to the winner. Now book value does not have to be a factor, it's the offer I like best that will win. Obviously you know what I like so those types of offers will carry more weight. While I am not looking for money as offers but I would certainly have to consider a cash offer if you were to make one. I really am looking for a new fun way to trade. Depending on the cards I am offering I may or may not have a "reserve" on the auctions. I don't want to trade a decent relic or auto for a 1990 Donruss Julio Machado that I already have a dozen of. Once I set a bid as a leader the reserve has been met and the auction is on. If it is a "no reserve" auction then the first bid sets the bar and we go from there. I will make it clear as to any reserve level on a particular card or cards I put up. You can make bids in the comments section of the post and I will keep updating as to which offer is in the lead as the auction progresses. You can bid as often as you like and can add to a bid or change it as you wish. Tell your friends and let's have some fun with this.

     This auction is starting now and it will run until Tuesday 9/25 around 9:00 pm Eastern time. Here are the cards up for grabs.
2007 Upper Deck Masterpieces #CC-PA Jonathan Papelbon
2012 Allen & Ginter Historical Turning Points #'s 1 and 13
   This will be a low reserve auction so get to bidding gang. Any questions feel free to ask.

Update:  OVER

New York Mixed Bag...
NY Giants: 1985 Topps Phil Simms #123
NY Jets: 2007 Topps Own The Game Justin Miller #OTG-JM
NY Yanks: 2010 Topps Heritage Derek Jeter SP #486 (Book value $12)
2012 Topps Heritage Flashback NF-MKI

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Monday, September 17, 2012

Patch Card Of The Day!

   Hello all. I've been crazy busy with work and doctors appointment with my wife who has recently diagnosed with MS and a weekend trip to Pennsylvania to visit family from 3 different states in for a visit has had me away from the blog for a bit but I have a small window here for a fast "Patch Card of the day".

2011 Topps Marquee Ike Davis Auto / Patch / Jersey 59/70

   This is a real nice Ike Davis patch with an auto and additional jersey swatch to boot. I liked the Marquee product but didn't buy much since Topps totally over priced it.
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Tuesday, September 11, 2012



Shanksville, PA


Shanksville, PA

Freedom Tower today

Freedom Tower soon to be

All Gave Some!

Some Gave All!!!


Friday, September 7, 2012

Are You The Winner?!?

   Hello all. I got delayed last night so I will now post the winner of my contest. Thanks to all who commented, it seems everybody had pretty much the same reaction to how Topps did me wrong. To be honest most of you seemed more pissed off then I was and I love the way you all had my back. So let's get to the winner now. There were 25 comments so that's 25 entrants. Here is the list in order of comment.

  1. The Dimwit
  2. Kazi
  3. irondequoit36
  4. Dhoff
  5. Captain Canuck
  6. Mariner1
  7. Spiegel83
  8. Stealing Home
  9. GCA
  10. Wilson
  11. Dawgbones
  12. Skroeker
  13. High-Five Man
  14. Chunter
  15. Robert ($30 A Week Habit)
  16. daddyohoho
  17. dkwilson
  18. Carlos Salgado
  19. Scott Sawyer
  20. The Lost Collector
  21. Jeff Wilk
  22. Matt Perry
  23. AdamE
  24. Joe Average Card Collector
  25. Play at the Plate
I decided to go with the Random Sequence Generator over at Random dot org.  You can see your number next to your name.

 I hit random 3 times and the number at the top wins on the third screen.



     There you go, #7 is the winner. That makes it Spiegel83 of the great Nomo's Sushi Platter blog.
    I have your address Michael so I will send out the prize cards along with a few extra Dodgers.
    I apologise for the crappy screen captures, I always struggle with them. If you click on them they get a little bigger.
   Thanks to everybody who entered and to all who take time to read my blogs, it is truly appreciated.

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Thursday, September 6, 2012

Contests News!

   Hello all. I have a contest plug and last chance to enter my contest. First " ERMAHGERD.......ITSZA GIVERNS TIME. YOUNZ GUNNA WIN! "    Loosely translated I think that means enter my contest over at Enough Already. The Big Kahuna is celebrating 300 posts and giving away some card loot so head on over and check it out.

    I am closing my contest tonight so there is still a little time left to enter HERE. I hope to random off the winner later tonight.

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Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Are You Ready For Some Football !

   Hello all. I've got 6 words for you. ARE YOU READY FOR SOME FOOTBALL?! That's right, the NFL season begins tonight. Cowboys at Giants is a marquee match up and a good choice for the opener. I like the idea that the NFL adopted a few years back where the Superbowl Champion gets to be the first and only game on opening night. It wouldn't be a sports card buffet if I didn't show some cards now would it so here we are. I will lead with my third favorite team, the defending champions, the New York Football Giants. I am not sure about the rest of the country but here in NYC the Giants don't get the respect they deserve, 2 Superbowl's in 5 years is quite an accomplishment but still no respect. Only a 3 1/2 point favorite at home against a Dallas team most likely without Jason Witten is truly an insult. Now as a Jets fan I am not thrilled with the last few years from the management side and loud mouth coach with no real accomplishments and that has caused a shift in the media coverage here as well. Now it's all about what stupid thing the Jets coach said or what stupid move the front office has made for the sake of headlines (Tebow, etc.) and the Giants get forgotten about. Now I am a life long Jets fan and root hard for them when they play against the Giants but it still isn't right, the Giants deserve a lot more respect then they get around here. On to the cards.
  A trio of Eli Manning's! He has definitely become one of the elite QB's in the league. Saturday Night Live just re aired his show from back in May this week. He was hilarious.

   Some more guys who should make some noise tonight. Nicks, Kiwanuka, and Jernigan. (sweet patch)

    Now I can't post football cards without a few from my 2 favorite teams.

  D'Brick, Sanchez, and Green are 3 critical players to the Jets success or failures this season.

   It should be interesting to see how the Saints handle all the off season turmoil this year. These three cogs in their offense hopefully come through. Brees, Graham, and Colston.

I can say for sure that I am ready for some football. I think most Mets fans are. Now it's your turn.....

Are YOU Ready for some football?!

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