Thursday, April 30, 2009

EVERYTHING IS GOING WRONG!!!

Alright, I am completely mad out of my mind! Here are some problems that have revolved around me ever since I got braces:

1: I can't have hard candy, popcorn, gum, & caramel for 2 years!
2: I got into a huge slump in baseball, striking out in every game in my last 3, but I did break out eventually.
3: My camera is going hay-wire with me, using its "mind of it's own". It stops during videos like my old camera, half the videos aren't being able to load on my computer, when I look at the pictures on my camera it automatically goes back to the picture mode, and it flips around different modes when I am simply trying to make a video!
4: My computer is driving me INSANE!!!! Now all of a sudden it says my computer profile is corrupted, and they gave me some default profile to use! Now every picture, powerpoint, word document, and every video is GONE!!! I am so mad right now that I'm starting to fume and in a couple minutes I will explode!!!

So, even though I had 3 or 4 different blog entries all ready to get typed up and posted, well all the pictures are gone so I can't make them yet! I wasted tons of time scanning about 100 cards, and this is what I get!!!

WHY DOES THIS ALL HAVE TO HAPPEN TO ME???????????????

If anybody knows what to do about those last 2 things please give some advice! I need it!

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

TTM Return! My 1st!

Hey guys, Drew back here. I had an awesome day yesterday, getting my report card back with a 98.143 Overall Average, making Principles List, and my team won as I was 2-3 with a walk, strikeout, triple, and single! I also got the TTM back from Jeff King, and I was impressed. He signed both the index card and the Allen & Ginter 08 card, and gave me 2 special Cabelas Cards of him too! He lives in Alaska, and I live all the way across the country, and it took him 12 days to sign and return! Jeff King, you are awesome!

if you don't know who he is check this out


2 Extra Cabelas cards he threw in (unsigned)

1 Index Card (for my English teacher)

1 Allen & Ginter Autographed Card (for me!)

So thanks for looking guys, and by the way, I got the boxes in today, and Joemama and I will break the 2007 Bowmans Best box tonight. The next TTM I will send out will be to Mike Mussina, and it would be sick if he signs them. See Ya!


Sunday, April 26, 2009

Boxes Ordered!

I just ordered the boxes and they should be here in a week.

3rd Quarter Spectacular Update

Boxes are going to be ordered very soon. Hey guys, and as you see about that sentence, I am doing a 3rd quarter spectacular! So, on Blowout I am ordering 2 boxes today: 1 2008 Upper Deck Baseball Heroes box, and 1 2007 Bowman's Best box. They both have discounts right now, and I am really excited. Right now, I have been having tons of horrible technology luck ever since I got these:

2 Words: They suck. Anyway, I asked Mike if he wanted to split the Heroes box for $26, and he said maybe. He should be coming over in a couple minutes also. By the way, JawdysBasement isn't the only person in a basement busting cards. There is a rumor that I am moving the drewscards headquarters down to my basement where I will record videos and continue the drewscards tradition. So, I talked to Mike while he was here today and he said he was 90% sure he will pitch in and split the box with me. I will have another video slideshow for you based on the many many cards my dad gave to me for getting braces. (hint: i'm getting close to 30,000 total cards!) So keep looking for that update and now I have to work on a school project. See Ya!



1 Box of 07 Bowmans Best



1 Box of 2008 UD Heroes (split with Mike very possible)

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

New TTM Idea!

So, as you may know, I'm a big fan of mr. motown philly (squeepa 21) on youtube. I really like the fact that he does ttm requests often, and one time I tried one. I sent it to Brad Smith, wide receiver on the Jets, and I don't think I'm getting it back. So I have a new request. Jeff King. 4 Time Iditarod champion, and a legend with the dogs. In school we did an Iditarod race project, following their positions, dogs healths, and weather/trail conditions for a single musher that we picked, and I picked Jeff King. I went home one day, thinking where I have heard that name before, because I don't follow the Iditarod much. I started flipping through my Allen & Ginter set and came across this card:

Yes, it's Jeff King, and I'm sending this out to Mr. King so he can sign it, along with an index card for his signature that I might give to my English teacher, because I'm sure he will really like it. Thanks for looking guys, and see ya!

Nick Swisher Pitching???



Monday, April 13, 2009

Chris Chambliss

I forget to post this from Cooperstown but you might like this:


Easter Recap!


Easter 2009

Hey guys, Drew back here with an Easter Recap, and I like the scanning with the slideshow so I think I'll start to do that for a lot of things. Here is my smaller easter recap:

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So, I got the blaster and the 3 packs from Easter, I got the 2 packs of Piece of history and the 2 packs of Absolute by myself, and my dad bought the 2 mixed $2 lots at the hobby shop. When we got there, a man in the car next to us in the parking lot was trying to sell some old rookie cards. The guy drops his cigarette and shows us the bag, offering a good deal of $ for it. He showed us old Manny rookies and Jeter rookies, and we said no. My dad & I go in, with that man following us, and he asks to trade the cards with the cashier, or sell them. He pulled out a Mike Mussina after he knew I declined enough offers to let him know I wouldn't buy anything from him, and gave me it for free. How bout' that! A free Moose rookie card from Upper Deck! That was nice of the guy to do that, and the funny thing was that in 1 of the lots I pulled Moose's Score rookie card in it. So now, I have 2 Mussina rookie cards.


So, how about those hits at the end of the video. Many people don't really know Josh Johnson, but he is 2-0 this year and last night he beat Johan Santana in a big pitchers dual, going 9 innings giving up only 1 run. He is one of my fantasy pitchers, and I really am liking the guy right now! So getting a relic of him is pretty nice in my opinion. In the video I didn't show the base because it would be a long video if I did, but if anybody needs to know, comment on the video asking to. The Martinez patch is sweet, and it is numbered out of 25! Sweet! I really love the 09 UD Piece of History, and I can't wait to have a box in my hands! Probably for the 3rd Quarter Spectacular (the end of April) I will get one. So far I've gotten 2 Victor Martinez relics in 09, one in a blaster of Series 1 and one in this. The base cards in the set are amazing, and the inserts are nice too. The Varitek is numbered out of 999 too. So there you have it guys, that was my nice Easter break. Thanks for looking and See Ya!

Friday, April 10, 2009

Cooperstown Trip Recap! Great Card Stuff!

Hey guys, It's Drew, and my dad and I just had a fantastic trip to Cooperstown! The Hall of Fame was so cool, my favorite part was the Plaque Hall. Rickey Henderson & Mr. Jim Rice will be joining that soon. I also liked the Babe Ruth exhibit, the pine tar bat, and some of the current team stuff, especially the Yankees. Everything was great about the Hall, and here is my slideshow of picture highlights I made on Windows Photo Story 3:

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I got a TON of cards on the trip too, recap:

In town I went to many stores including Pioneer Sports Cards, Yaztremski Sports Cards, the store right next door to it, Mickey's Place (didn't buy anything there) the On Deck Circle (i think that is the name of it), and got some retail stuff at the HOF store.

Packs (ask to know about anything):
2008 Upper Deck Baseball Heroes- 3 Hobby Packs: None I needed, all for trade. 3 YSL cards of Joe Pepitone, Elston Howard, and Whitey Ford (#'s 3546, 3521, & 3496) Triple Card of C. Jones, R. Braun, & M. Cabrera. Dual of Yaz & Fisk. Two Numbered Cards- Cut From the Same Cloth Frank Thomas/Ken Griffey Jr, Franchise Members 3 Chris Carpenter/Randy Johnson/Cole Hamels.

2008 Topps Allen & Ginter- 2 Retail Packs: Needed- Hank Blalock (# 322), everything else for trade. Also got a Griffey State card Not For Trade, and the two minis are of Evan Longoria (RC) & Mariano Rivera (Yankee PC)

2008 Upper Deck Goudey- 2 Hobby Packs- President Mini of Taft, A-Rod Black & White Insert, Tony Gwynn mini, some base needed, for trade: Jack Morris (73), Brian Bannister (86), Nick Markakis (21), Kelly Johnson (12), Luis Aparicio (39), Raul Ibanez (169), John Lackey (91), and Chase Utley (142). More cards for trade from Goudey as well if you need to know comment. Also got a Longoria RC that has an error that you can see in the pictures.

2008 Upper Deck Piece of History- 2 Hobby Packs- Nothing I needed For trade: Card #'s: 187, 174, 161, 189, 73, 55, 46, 47, 8, & 16. I also have more from this product for trade.

2008 Topps Heritage High Numbered Edition- 2 Hobby Packs- Nothing Special, Lincecum Insert & Pujols Insert, 2 Combos Cards & 2 All Star Cards. For Trade: Mark Ellis (663), Marcus Thames (509), & Ben Zobrist (577). Cliff Floyd Short Print

2009 Upper Deck Series 1- 1 Hobby Pack- Bases: 381, 398, 364, 382, 283, 249, 232, 215, 406, 162, 197, 134, 176, 38, 73, 24, Inserts: 20th Anniversary Gary Sheffield (72), Team Leaders (Cardinals & Orioles), USA Retrospective Game 4 vs. Canada (Brian Duensing)

2009 Topps Attax- 1 Pack- Geovany Soto, Rickie Weeks, Ian Kinsler, Lance Berkman with the amazing ultra special code on it!, Cool looking insert of James Shields, base of James Shields, Chien Ming Wang, Xavier Nady, Carlos Lee, & Ramon Hernandez.

2009 Topps Heritage- 2 Packs: Bases 259, 266, 2, 45, 281, 291, 275, 157, 70, 259 (FT), & 377 (A-Rod/Yankee PC), Inserts: Terry Francona Manager (#216), Denard Span All Star Rookie (#321), Brad Ziegler Al Star Rookie (#325), LA Dodgers Coaches (#463) Bowa/Honeycutt/Duncan/Schaefer, & Joe Mauer Topps Magazine 08 All Star Selection (#495)

2000 Upper Deck Yankee Legends- 1 Hobby Pack- Championship Years Cards of Tommy Henrich & Wade Boggs, Magic Retired Numbers of Don Mattingly, Wade Boggs Base, & a Murderers Row Insert of Bill Dickey.

2007 Upper Deck Legendary Cuts- 2 Hobby Packs: Hoyt Wilhelm, Lou Boudreau, Kirby Puckett, Nellie Fox, Dizzy Dean, George Foster, Johnny Mize (Yankee PC), #ed/550 Davy Crokett Legendary Americona

2009 Topps Jumbo- 1 Hobby Pack- Bases: 59, 153, 4, 43, 81, 286, 324, 5, 28, 36, 95, 252, 174, 180, 73, 308, 70, 330, 323, 100, 41 (Yankee PC), 289, 196, 276, 273, 271, 315, 248, 112, 131, 104, 96, 138, 177, 94, 23, 142, 156, 237, 236, 198, 277, 2, 57. Inserts: Toppstown Gold Roy Halladay, Gold Will Venable RC #ed/2009, Chase Utley Turkey Red (14), Lou Gehrig Legends of the Game (11), Derek Jeter Ring Of Honor (13), & a Black Border Jon Garland #ed/58!

2009 Upper Deck SPX- 4 Hobby Packs: 2 #ed/425 Joe Dimaggio Career Highlights (#'s 56 & 74 in that specific set), Bases: #86 (Yankee PC), 30, 37, 37 (FT- Matt Holliday), 100, 77, 9, 9 (FT- Ryan Braun), 13 (Yankee PC), 62, 84, 93. 2 20th Anniversary Inserts of Cal Ripken Jr & Jorge Posada (#'s 809 & 834). HIT: Dual Flashback Fabrics Game Used Coco Crisp Worn Jersey (not #ed). Says jersey is from Indians but other shows him in a Red Sox uniform and has a Royals Logo, see bottom for picture.

2008 Topps Chrome- 1 Hobby Pack: Kelly Johnson Base (#158), Bobby Crosby Base (#88), Travis Hafner Refractor (#105), HIT: Randy Wells Autgraph Rookie Card, see bottom for picture.

2008 Upper Deck SP Legendary Cuts- 1 Hobby Pack: The Hot Streak Continues! Bases: Vernon Wells (87), Justin Morneau (38), Jim Thome (78), Miguel Tejada (43), & a Jim Thome Destined For History Game Used Jersey (not #ed).

2008 Upper Deck Sweet Spot Baseball- 2 Hobby Packs: Bases 15, 70, 7 (Yankee PC- A-Rod) 46, 73, 10, 97, 34 (Derek Jeter- Yankee PC), 61, 100, 37, 64, YSL Bucky Dent (#4195) and a Ron Guidry YSL (#4170). THE 2 HITS: Sweet Swatch Quad Memorabilia Cubs Soriano/Aramis Ramirez/Derrek Lee/Carlos Zambrano Quad GU (not #ed), and a Sweet Swatch Memorabilia card of Albert Pujols (not #ed)

2008 Topps Stadium Club- 1 Hobby Pack: THIS IS WHERE THE SWEETNESS IS AT!!! This is my pack opening words said at the time:

"Jed Lowrie RC for the Red Sox. Nice, and it is numbered out of 999, nice. Alright, a rookie of Johnny Cueto... not numbered. Looks like we might have 2 hits in this! Jose Reyes base, and the auto is of Tom Gorzelanny. It's another one of those Beam Team Autographs, and it's another one that is not numbered, but, I think we got another hit too! We might have a case hit! Yeah, we do! It's sick, SICKNESS, Look at that! David Ortiz... Autograph, David Ortiz Autograph, triple jersey autograph of David Ortiz! A beautiful card, it is numbered out of 99, UNBELIEVEABLE! Triple Jersey, Autograph of David Ortiz! Woo-Hoo! Definitely paid up for it, probably times 100 of the price! That is sickness! See Ya!"

Well, you can tell I was happy when I saw that, but then again, my Red Sox luck came back again! Please next time when I get something nice it is for the Yankees! But, can't complain with that!

Some other things I got were: the 2009 Yankees Team Set, a complete set of 1999 Fleer Tradition with 150 cards, mostly rookies, and I was able to find 3 Yankee needed rookies in that set! I also got some singles, including a Frank Crosetti Game Used Jersey Card from 2002 UD SP Legendary Cuts for the Yankees PC (not #ed), a needed Cody Ransom RC, a Mark Teixeira RC, a Brett Gardner RC, an Xavier Nady rookie card, a CC Sabathia RC, and another Brian Bruney rookie card (#ed 14/100). My dad also gave me a Frank Robinson Autograph from one of my local stores, and a graded Topps Ken Griffey Jr. RC (graded 10 by USA Collectibles). At Yaz Collectibles, I bought a Roy White auto on a 1968 Topps card, and at the place next door I got a Nick Swisher autograph from 08 Goudey (not #ed). Also at that place they had the card machines where you enter like a quarter of two and got a couple cards. I did the Yankees Card thing twice, getting 6 Don Mattingly cards, a Rickey Henderson from 89 Topps, and a Catfish Hunter 1988 Topps All Star Game card. I entered the other mixed one twice too, and got a Phillies team card from 06 Topps Heritage, a Tino Martinez 94 Donruss, Larry Walker 94 Donruss, John Olerud 94 Donruss, 2 Fred Lynns from 82 Topps, and a Benji Gil RC from 1994 Donruss too. At one of the places if you purchase something for more than $4 you can spin this wheel thing. I didn't have much $ left, but I bought that pack of 08 Topps Chrome for $4 (ended up pulling the Blue Jays RC Auto), and got to spin the wheel. I got the common prize, a little mystery pack, which had a mix of basketball and football: Mike Sanders (BB), Harvey Grant (BB), Rich Camarillo (FB), Andre Rison (FB), Don Mosebar (FB), Sam Perkins (BB), Henry Ellard (FB), a little Super Bowl trivia thing, Mark Kelso (FB), and a nice looking Rod Woodson (FB). The last things I got were a 2005 UD Legendary Cuts Base Set (1-90) for $2.50, with a bunch of HOF'ers, and 3 mixed sets. Two were Yankees mixed sets, based on 80's and 90's players, with rookies of Ricky Ledee & Mike Lowell, and some guys like Willie Randolph, Don Baylor, Tommy John, Don Mattingly, Darryl Strawberry, and more. In the mixed I got some nice looking stuff too, but I won't name all of it. I made a slideshow of the cards I got over the great trip, and here it is...

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Thanks Dad if you're reading, and everyone else reading this, and see ya!

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

COOPERSTOWN TOMORROW!!!



So as you see by the headline, tomorrow is going to be a great day for me! We are going to the Hall Of Fame tomorrow (we are leaving early in the morning), and on Thursday we are leaving mid-day but before we leave we will check out many local places and stores. I hear that there are a lot of card shops in the town! I figured out that I have 14 out of the 26 guys on the Yankee roster (A-Rod is included in this although he is on the DL) for my Yankees Rookie Card PC. I also decided that Brian Bruney is going to be my big PC dude, because you can get his stuff cheap and I met him and think he's a nice guy. He got roughed up a lot yesterday against the Orioles on Opening Day, setting the bases loaded and gave up 2 earned runs after Damaso Marte opened the floodgates.


The Yankees got crushed 10-5 as you may know, and combination of Sabathia/Bruney/ & Phil Coke gave up the runs. Some good news though is that Matsui & Posada both hit one out, so the Yankees have a pretty good idea of where the two injury prone players are standing. Posada looked good behind the plate, and Jeter had 3 hits in 5 at bats. As far as Sabathia goes, he showed NY that he is not what we think he is, giving up 6 runs in only 4.1 innings pitched. So, the Yankees played horrible, but there is a bright side in young Ramiro Pena, who pinch ran late in the game, but never had the oppurtunity to score. I need him for the Rookie PC, but I could get his really cheap. He beat out shortstop and former Rookie of the Year (2003) player Angel Berroa for the 25th spot on the roster, and people say he is one of the best fielding players in the game! Could we see him at shortstop over Jeter this year! If Matsui plays well, we could try to have him play left field later in the year, and have Nady, Cabrera, Gardner, or Damon play center, and Nady plays right. In that case, Jeter could DH, A-Rod hopefully is healthy and can play third, Cano at second, and Teixeira at 1st. Of course, also, Posada hopefully will stay behind the plate.

As for Fantasy Baseball, I am getting killed right now, 6-0 by my good friend Matt. I don't understand the league scoring, because I have 4 runs scored, 2 home runs, & 4 rbi, but I don't even have a point against him. Players I doubted such as SS Troy Tulowitzki and 2B Howie Kendrick both hit home runs, and Nady also had an RBI for me. My pitching was horrible, as two aces from the AL Central, Justin Verlander and Cliff Lee, got me an amazing 13.97 ERA! I think I will try to trade Jim Thome, not only because he is riding my bench because Big Papi has the DH spot, but because he can't play anywhere. In days where Ortiz isn't playing, any guy on my bench could play DH, and at other times the bench players wou ld need to fill in for position players. There is a hole in the lineup when it comes to Thome, and although he is a great player, I need him to go.

So, I guess all I can say about Opening Day is that I have 161 days to catch up!

Sunday, April 5, 2009

Yankee Rookie Card PC

Hey Guys, Drew here again with a very good idea. This is a set that will change from year to year, but I think I could catch up with it. I am going to try to get a rookie card of every player on the current Yankees roster. I have quite a few already, but here is the list:

HAVE
Austin Romine
Francisco Cervelli
Mark Teixeira
Robinson Cano
Derek Jeter
Alex Rodriguez
Ramiro Pena
Brett Gardner
Curtis Granderson
Nick Swisher
Chris Dickerson

Dellin Betances
Joba Chamberlain
Phil Hughes
Ivan Nova
Andy Pettitte
Michael Pineda
Scott Proctor
David Robertson
CC Sabathia
Mariano Rivera

NEED

Russell Martin
Eric Chavez
Andruw Jones
Raul Ibanez

David Aardsma
Bartolo Colon
Pedro Feliciano
Freddy Garcia
Hiroki Kuroda
Boone Logan
Rafael Soriano
Cory Wade

Thanks for looking and hopefully I will be able to complete this!

Vintage Cards From Pop Popps 4

Hey guys, it's Drew and this is now the 4th issue of Vintage Cards from Pop Popps. Here is a list of what I got:

Hall Of Famers
Goose Gossage- 1980 Topps
George Brett- 1980 Topps AL Championships Card
Rod Carew/Ralph Garr- 1975 Topps Batting Leaders
Rollie Fingers- 1975 Topps
Steve Carlton- 1975 Topps
Phil Niekro- 1980 Topps
Willie Stargell- 1978 Topps
Rickey Henderson- 1984 Topps (1983 Highlight)
Joe Morgan- 1980 Topps
Gaylord Perry- 1981 Topps

Others
Dave Parker- 1980 Topps All Star
Dave Parker- 1975 Topps
Moose Haas- 1978 Topps
Ron Cey- 1978 Topps All Star
Dwight Evans- 1975 Topps
Fred Beene- 1973 Topps
Alan Closter- 1973 Topps
Julio Cruz- 1978 Topps
Jeff Burroughs/Steve Garvey- 1975 Topps 74' MVPs Insert
Mark Davis- 1989 Topps
Paul Mirabella- 1989 Topps
Mookie Wilson- 1989 Topps
Bob Horner- 1989 Topps
Lenny Dykstra- 1989 Score
Ozzie Guillen- 1989 Topps
Dale Sveum- 1989 Donruss
Craig McMurty- 1989 Topps
Dwayne Henry- 1989 Topps
Daryl Boston- 1989 Topps
Gene Larkin- 1989 Topps
Mickey Stanley- 1972 Topps
Dave Kingman- 1975 Topps
Bill Madlock- 1980 Topps

Rookies

All from 1978 Topps (quad rookie inserts)
1: Tom Hume, Larry Landreth, Steve McCatty, & Bruce Taylor (pitchers)
2: Bill Nahorodny, Kevin Pasley, Rick Sweet, & Don Werner (catchers)
3: Larry Anderson, Tim Jones, Mickey Mahler, & Jack Morris (pitchers)

All from 1975 Topps (All Star Rookie Inserts)
1: Mike Hargrove- 1B
2: Bill Madlock (2)- 3B

Friday, April 3, 2009

Fantasy Baseball- My Team

Here is a list of my very good roster from my recent draft.

Hitters
C: Geovany Soto, Cubs
1B: Ryan Howard, Phillies
2B: Howie Kendrick, Angels
SS: Troy Tulowitzki, Rockies
3B: Evan Longoria, Rays
1B/3B: Jason Giambi, A's
2B/SS: Freddy Sanchez, Pirates
Utility: David Ortiz, Red Sox
OF 1: Manny Ramirez, Dodgers
OF 2: Bobby Abreu, Angels
OF 3: Xavier Nady, Yankees
OF 4: Pat Burrell, Rays
OF 5: Rick Ankiel, Cardinals
Bench- Jim Thome, White Sox
Bench- Kosuke Fukudome, Cubs

Pitchers
P 1: Daisuke Matsusaka, Red Sox
P 2: Cliff Lee, Indians
P 3: A.J. Burnett, Yankees
P 4: Matt Garza, Rays
P 5: Ryan Dempster, Cubs
P 6: Clayton Kershaw, Dodgers
P 7: Justin Verlander, Tigers
Closer 1: Carlos Marmol, Cubs
Closer 2: Huston Street, Rockies

Thanks for looking, got a vintage card update and Cooperstown coming soon!