I try to be an organized person. Yesterday was not a good day for organization, as a couple of clumsy moments by yours truly conspired to topple over a bunch of stacks of cards that I had arranged neatly. Normally, this wouldn't be a...Show More Summary
Lee Elia's rant turns 30 today.Lee is now an assistant to Braves GM Frank Wren and thus no longer needs to rant about shitty ballclubs.
As an Angels fan, at times I feel like I'm made to suffer through lackluster performances as the team limps towards the end of April with a sub-.500 record - the Angels roster construction is rigid and while fans were happy when owner...Show More Summary
I don't hear too much about the supposed ace of the Washington Nationals anymore though I assume he's never been quite a peach and the less national attention he gets - the more comfortable he feels as long as he can go out and dominate...Show More Summary
After dropping a home series with the Pirates, I can't help but feeling a little green about the way the Cardinals bullpen has performed. I suppose there's no better time than now to show off some of the Emerald parallels that I received from fellow Cardinals fan jamicfin of Unabashed Interest. Show More Summary
I stopped at the post office Saturday morning because I had a package waiting for me - I was hoping it's my PSA/DNA order because I've been fretting over the status of a stash of six autograph cards I sent to PSA/DNA through their March...Show More Summary
Today's post features another Will Clark autograph, the fifth certified Clark auto in my modest collection: This one hails from the 2005 Upper Deck Baseball Heroes set. I've gone on numerous times about the sense of nostalgia that this design gives me, so I'll spare you this time. Show More Summary
1954 design Barry Larkin with the red background is freakin' perfect. I'm also very happy that Marquis Grissom got the Center Square. The rest of the page was difficult though. The '57 page was absolutely dreadful and I'm lucky I was able to get Godzilla in the set. Show More Summary
I'm bogged down with a lot of scanning for a gigantic upcoming trade post, so just a quick one-card post for this evening. Tonight's card comes from one of my favorite hockey insert sets from the past couple of seasons, the Canvas inserts from the flagship Upper Deck set. Show More Summary
Bourjos was buried by the Angels in 2012 making him wonder if he was going to be in the team's plans going forward - with his defensive skills [as a center fielder] and relative youth as a Major Leaguer, the Angels had to give Bourjos an opportunity to find a permanent role in the Angels outfield mix this season. Show More Summary
The first place Cardinals head into a weekend home series tonight with the second place Pirates, who they lead by a half game. How do you know it's still April baseball? Just take a look at the end of that last sentence. The NL Central remains a wide open race as it probably will continue to be for several months. Show More Summary
A few months ago I completed the better part of a 2012 Topps Chrome rainbow for my Adrian Gonzalez Red Sox collection. There was one card I just couldn't bring myself to pay for at the time though, and that was the Atomic Refractor. With just ten copies in existence I knew this one was going to be quite a challenge. Show More Summary
I'm considering migrating my current want lists to a format that's more suitable to being easily updated on the fly - namely, those Google Docs spreadsheets that a bunch of you are so fond of. Does anyone find those cumbersome to navigate...Show More Summary
Be sure to collect all those hot rookies!
Mike Piazza, 1995 Upper Deck Brett Butler: This guy is just too good at baseball! Argh! I’m going to strangle him with my baseball bat! Mike Piazza: Ha, ha … dude, I’m on your team, don’t do it! Butler: I don’t care, argh! Strangle … ha, ha! Piazza: Ha … clears throat. Show More Summary
This 1987 Topps Certified Rosenort Auto was included, how creative is that? Great stuff! I recently completed my first trade with Rosenort of Condition Sensitive. One of the things I like most about Zistle is the opportunity to connect with other collectors out there, and this is a great example. Show More Summary
Adam Wainwright finally walked a batter. After striking out 35 batters without a walk this season, he finally felt generous enough to give up a free pass to Bryce Harper tonight in the 6th inning for his first walk of the season. I'll...Show More Summary
That is all.
As a follow-up to last night's post about a giant package I received from The Sandlot, I thought I'd come back around and show off the meat of the trade, which allowed Joe to dump a massive amount of cards from a set nobody seems to love. Show More Summary