Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Baseball is too predictable

You saw the pitching matchup for game one of the world series.  And I saw it, too.  And perhaps, like me, you had a late meeting tonight.  Arriving home, you knew the game would be pretty deep into the late innings.  Like me, you probably correctly could have predicted the score, 6-1, as God Bless America is sung   during the seventh inning stretch.

Although I think you would have needed to realize that this guy:

had just turned into this guy:

in order to get the story correct.

Bring on game two!

Sunday, October 21, 2012

my auto - a MET!!!

Up until the last month of the 2012 season, Ed Kranepool was actually the Mets all-time hits leader in franchise history.  In the last weeks of the season, my favorite current player, David Wright, went past him.  I know Kranepool was not an all-time great - he was much more of a compiler for the Mets - and hopefully the team signs Wright to allow him to become a lifetime Met... the team has VERY few of those.  When you scan the record books, you see very few stat leaders who played their entire career for the Mets.  Strawberry, Piazza, Reyes and Beltran all appear frequently, but none will be considered lifetime Mets.  In this dark financial time for the franchise, Wright has become the sole hope for the team to finally have a true - and lasting - face of the franchise.

As I opened the last pack of my Jumbo box, this was the auto card I was promised.  For me, getting a Met really punctuated a very good experience with this product.

Thursday, October 18, 2012

I've got... wood?!?

I had no idea what this was when I opened it.  It reminded me of one of those stickers from Heritage (or maybe it was Archives?  Yea, I think it was Archives!)  I saw the 1/1, and had to search around to figure it out...  and then saw that they are actually drawing good money on ebay!

I'm not sure it scans very well, but it is a wood parallel, and if you look just above the Mariners logo, you'll see the 1/1 stamp.  While I do wish it was a more interesting player, it's still always cool to own a 1/1!

This has been my first ever Jumbo HTA box- as I mentioned in an earlier post - and I have been very happy with the results.

Sunday, October 14, 2012

It's Heavy

I'm not sure how to describe exactly what this is.  I'll scan the back to explain it.  But this is how I kicked off my first ever Jumbo HTA Box - not too shabby!

I'm not sure about how well the scan depicts it, but in hand, I'll just say it is HEAVY!

Here's the back:

I'm not sure if people consider these akin to a manu-patch, since there is not anything "real" from Clemente on there, but it is a cool card to hold and to own.

Saturday, October 13, 2012

An Update

It's been awhile.


But I'm back.  Almost.

For the first time in my life, I've decided to try to complete my year's collection by finishing the update series in addition to series one and two.  I picked up a jumbo, and I believe this is my first Jumbo purchase, as well - I usually just pick up 2 hobby boxes.

I'll get some shots up soon.  I am in "coaching season" - so my time is pretty limited, but I enjoyed revisiting some of my favorite blogs out there in the last week.

Have a great weekend.