Hey again Buffet readers. I Want This Guy On My Team!!!
Friday, April 30, 2010
Hey again Buffet readers. I Want This Guy On My Team!!!
Posted by BA Benny at 4/30/2010 04:32:00 PM
Thursday, April 29, 2010
Hey all. I recieved this card a while back and forgot about it until it popped out of a box I was looking through for someting else. I can't put my finger on it but I think it's missing something.
Nice looking photo of player. Check
Player's name and team logo. Check
Certified Autograph logo. Check
"Authentic Autograph" description. Check
Topps Finest logo. Check
Nice little write up about player. Check
Card number. Check
Card Description again. Check
Official Hologram sticker with number. Check
Posted by BA Benny at 4/29/2010 10:06:00 PM
Wednesday, April 28, 2010
Hey all. Only a little time today so I will just update contest real quick. Less than 24 hours in and we have 7 entries already (Padrographs please leave coment so I don't forget to add you to random.org list). I guess I should have tried to do this contest first as I have recieved some long word lists already. Glad to see people using their thinking caps. Don't forget to spread the word so we get plenty more entries.
Mets end 10 game homestand with 9 of 10 wins. Off to Philly we go. Lets Go Mets!
Posted by BA Benny at 4/28/2010 08:00:00 PM
Tuesday, April 27, 2010
Hello again all Buffet readers. BA Benny's Buffet is proud to present its first contest, after a couple of teaser posts I have finally decided to pull the trigger. I have seen and entered several contests in my short time here in Blogoland and even won one and placed in another so I figured why not try to host my own.
My idea is to have a Scrabble/Word Jumble type of contest. Below you will see 29 letter patch cards (some are autos too) in alphabetical order. Very simply make as many different words as you can out of them. This is also a chance to show off my Letter patch collection.
A few rules too follow.
- All entrants must be followers of BA Benny's Baseball Card Buffet so please join on the side if you are not already a follower. (Yes I am shameless and want to add followers)
- Only one entry per person so take your time and write them all down and make sure before you send your entry.
- All words must be at least three letters. Plurals will be counted as their own words. Example ~ "card" and "cards" would be 2 different words. I figure this will help build up the points a little bit.
- Each letter/card can be used once per word. If a letter appears more than once on the list you can of course use it.
- Names of people or places will not be allowed. The only names allowed are professional team names from any professional league.
- Scoring will be as follows:
Baseball related word = 2 points
Any other sports related word = 1.5 points
- Prizes will be determined by the number of entries. (I stole this from The Collective Trolls contest a little while back.) More info below the pictures.
- Contest begins now and will end Tuseday, May 4 at 6pm New York time.
1-19 entries ~ One winner, 3 Cards + others
20 - 29 entries ~ First place 3 cards + others, Second place 1 card + others.
30 - 39 entries ~ First place 4 cards + others, Second place 2 cards + others.
40 - 49 entries ~ First place 4 cards + others, Second place 3 cards + others, Third place 1 card + others
50 or more entries ~ First place 5 cards + others, Second place 3 cards + others, Third place 2 card + others
Posted by BA Benny at 4/27/2010 08:21:00 PM
Monday, April 26, 2010
Hey all Buffet readers. I got an e-mail from John Lee over at http://www.smile.ly/ about a Fathead giveaway sweepstakes where a Fathead Junior is given away daily for the month of April. (Fathead Sweepstakes) Fatheads are the reusable decal like figures of famous sports stars like Derek Jeter and David Wright as well as other sports stars and more. These look like a grat idea for a kids room or sports themed room. From the contest link you can get to their main page and check out the different items they have for sale. Here are a couple of discount codes for you.
15% off coupon code for select Fathead products, SML15C
Free shipping coupon code, SMLSHP1
In exchange for this post I will be getting a free Fathead Jr. from www.smile.ly so I will let you know how it is when I get it. Check out Fathead dot com, they have some pretty cool looking stuff.
Posted by BA Benny at 4/26/2010 03:55:00 PM
Sunday, April 25, 2010
Hey Buffet fans. Been a while since I did a "Card Of The Day" post so lets have one here. Today I have a 2001 Topps Archives Baseball Bucks card.
Posted by BA Benny at 4/25/2010 11:16:00 PM
Saturday, April 24, 2010
Today was "Bark In The Park" day at Citi Field and the Mets won 3-1 bringing their record back to .500. Maybe they should let dogs in the stadium and on the field before every game.
Posted by BA Benny at 4/24/2010 04:42:00 PM
Hey all. I am very happy to say I was the winner of Ryan's contest over at his Great Orioles Autograph Project. He ran a contest where we had to guess what team would have the best spring training record and I used my brain instead of my heart and picked the Rays to be the best team. It paid off as I was right and won. Ryan asked what I wanted so I went with my usual Mets and/or Yankees but wasn't very specific and told him to surprise me. He surely did! Here are just a few of the cards in the nice sized package he sent me.
I assume these are all ttm autos as anybody who reads his blog knows he is a big ttm collector.
Posted by BA Benny at 4/24/2010 12:08:00 AM
Wednesday, April 21, 2010
Hey again Buffet readers. Today I have a few cards that fell into my mailbox from the E-Bay fairy. Let's get to the loot.
Posted by BA Benny at 4/21/2010 08:48:00 PM
Monday, April 19, 2010
A friend sent me these quotes and I think they are worth sharing. They are all from the same person so see if you can guess who.
•Never slap a man who's chewing tobacco.
•Always drink upstream from the herd.
•There's two theories to arguing with a woman. Neither one works.
•Never miss a good chance to shut up.
•We can't all be heroes because someone has to sit on the curb and clap as they go by.
•Never kick a cow chip on a hot day.
•If you find yourself in a hole, stop digging.
•I never expected to see the day when girls would get sunburned in the places they now do.
•The best way out of a difficulty is through it.
•There are three kinds of men: The ones that learn by reading. The few who learn by observation. The rest of them have to pee on the electric fence.
•What the country needs is dirtier fingernails and cleaner minds.
•Diplomacy is the art of saying "Nice doggie" until you can find a rock.
•An onion can make people cry but there's never been a vegetable that can make people laugh.
•If you're riding' ahead of the herd, take a look back every now and then to make sure it's still there.
•Lettin' the cat outta the bag is a whole lot easier'n puttin' it back.
Take a guess and leave a comment.
Posted by BA Benny at 4/19/2010 01:36:00 PM
Sunday, April 18, 2010
Hey all. Today I have my 2009 Topps Finest redemption card to show off. I posted a little while back about a mini box of 2009 Topps Finest (here) and here is the redemption I scored.
Julio played in 46 games in 09 for the Rangers and hit .312 with 4 homers and 20 rbi plus 19 stolen bases. He is off the pace this season with a 3/36 (.083) start and it looks like he is losing his leadoff spot when they play the Yankees today. As of now he will most likely bat in the 9 spot on Tuesday to take some pressure off of him and help him return to his rookie season form from 09.
I would be up for trading this card for something interersting in a NY Mets flavor. Anybody interested feel free to shoot me an e-mail or leave a coment.
Posted by BA Benny at 4/18/2010 01:21:00 PM
Saturday, April 17, 2010
So you want to give me $50,000 to spend on cards in 15 minutes on E-bay. A piece of cake, or so I thought. At first glance this topic looked like an easy one for me to participate in my first Blog Bat Around hosted by Gellman over at Sports Cards Uncensored, but when I got going I realized it would not be. Spending is easy, 15 minutes was not. I have to go back to when I was 10 or 12 years old and would see those kids who won the big shopping sprees. I would yell at the TV saying if I had that chance I would get so much more but in my little experience here I see it aint as easy as it looks. I had fun trying but fell a little short on the dollar amount. 34,071.90 was my final total. Now this doesn't include shipping and insurance but that wouldn't really add up to much more in the grand scheme of things, maybe a hundred or two more dollars. Here are the items I ended up with for my fantasy run through the "toy" store.
MIKE PIAZZA 2004 FLEER SWEETSIGS AUTO #5/50,METS
1993 UPPER DECK MIKE PIAZZA PSA/DNA ROOKIE # 2 AUTO
MIKE PIAZZA 2000 UPPER DECK SUPER SIGNATURES AUTO /100
Mike Piazza 2004 Prime Cuts Game Worn Jsy/Auto 1/1!!
MIKE PIAZZA 2004 SWEET SPOT SIGNATURES AUTOGRAPH AUTO
03 Leaf Limited Moniker Jsy Mike Piazza Mets AUTO 2/2!!
2009 TRIBUTE METS NOLAN RYAN/SEAVER+ 4 AUTO PATCH #1/1
1986 NY Mets Team Signed Jersey w/ 36 Autos - PSA DNA
2009 TOPPS ALLEN GINTER SP AUTO DAVID WRIGHT N Y METS
2009 TOPPS ALLEN GINTER SP AUTO JOSE REYES N Y METS
2005 DAVID WRIGHT ULTIMATE AUTO LOGO PATCH METS # 02/10
Topps Triple Jersey Auto Wright Beltran Santana/5 Mets
2009 Unique Triple Threats Autograph 1/5400 Pks #4/5
TOPPS M&M JOSE REYES TRUE 1/1 AUTO METS AUTOGRAPH
2002 Bowman Chrome David Wright Auto # 385 METS ROOKIE
1968 Topps Baseball Complete SET Mantle Seaver Ryan EX
2005 Absolute Darryl Strawberry Jumbo Patch Mets 1/1
2009 TOPPS STERLING Roberto Alomar METS JUMBO PATCH 1/1
DAVID WRIGHT 06 TOPPS STERLING SILVER 1/1 METS RARE
2009 TOPPS STERLING MICKEY MANTLE CUT AUTO 1/1 YANKEES
1 MICKEY MANTLE SWEET SPOT YANKEE GREATS CUTS AUTO 1/7
2008 TRIPLE THREADS JOSE REYES 6X LOGO 7 CLR PATCH METS
TRIPLE THREADS JOSE REYES JERSEY AUTO NEW YORK METS /18
2009 Topps Sterling NOLAN RYAN Mets 2 CLR 3X JERSEY /25
David Wright METS 09 Topps Sterling Quad GU Jersey#5/25
1968 Topps Baseball #177 Nolan Ryan Rookie Card PSA 9
1967 TOPPS TOM SEAVER ROOKIE, #581 PSA 8 NM-MT!!! WOW!
MICKEY MANTLE 08 TOPPS STERLING GAME BAT BARREL RELIC
A RARE OLDER BAT MODEL WITH UNIFORM RELICS 1/1
1971 O Pee Chee #160 TOM SEAVER Mets BVG 9 MINT
2008 Sterling Yogi Berra Jersey Patch Bat Barrel 1/1
1965 TOPPS YOGI BERRA PSA 9 MINT METS #470
Now I first I have to assume all these items are all legit and not fake as there wasn't any time to research. I also went with all "Buy It Now" for time reasons as well.
The most expensive item was the MICKEY MANTLE 08 TOPPS STERLING GAME BAT BARREL RELIC A RARE OLDER BAT MODEL WITH UNIFORM RELICS 1/1. This came in at $5995.oo.
Posted by BA Benny at 4/17/2010 07:51:00 PM