Saturday, October 31, 2009

BCHOF #7

Hey guys, Drew back here, with an all new Baseball Card Hall of Famer, so, uh, well, here it is!

http://keymancollectibles.com/baseballcards/images/1954bo1.jpg
1954 Bowman Ted Williams

Well, this is basically from the home of my most hated team, but I will say it's a real classic card. Another negative though is that honestly, the design is pretty darn ugly to me. Still, none the less, it won the Ted Williams War! Right now you can find this card PSA 5 on eBay for over 1,000 dollars! This is I'd say the crown jewels of Sox fans, not sure of any other Ted Williams' cards that rank higher, so, welcome to the BCHOF Teddy Ballgame!

Not happy with the recently elected card? Well, that's too bad! No, please, leave a comment on what card you think deserves to be the next card elected! Vote vote vote and have a happy halloween!

Should I get a box or not?

Hey guys, sorry for the lack of posts, I have a question. Of course, my 1st Quarter in school is close to over, I think I had a decent enough quarter to rack up some cash, but I'm not sure what to do with it. I could buy a box of Topps Updates & Highlights, which I want to do, but then I'll have less money for a card show I may be going to later this month, if my dad decides to stop hunting for a day and takes me. Anyway, should I get a box? If I go to the show I have a chance of meeting Rollie Fingers or Ferguson Jenkins, 20 dollars an autograph. Let me know, thanks, Drew

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Game 1 Tonight... If it holds up....

Hey guys, Drew back here, haven't been posting consistently at all, 1st off, I have absolutely no ideas for posts right now. Second, I just recovered from swine flu. Third, there hasn't been all that much to talk about, except for the World Series. Tonight as you all know is Game 1 of the World Series, which starts at 8:00 eastern time.

This should be a real good game if the weather holds up, oh, who am I kidding, there's no game, it's drizzling over here :). Well, I'm not sure, it probably will get canceled though. Baseball is kinda wimpy in a way, canceling for just about every reason in the world. BUT, if we do have a game tonight, it should be a pitcher's dual until the end. Cliff Lee and C.C. Sabathia have shown their teams why they went out and picked them up, well, C.C. was forced to after that last fat check he got! But as I was saying, it should be a great game, and good luck to those Phils fans, I'm not gonna be some idiot fan that doesn't shut up about how much the Phillies suck, and then watch my team choke and lose, "who's laughin now!" I do like the Phillies, but I'm a Yankee fan, so that means that I have every right to root for em, but I have no right to be an idiot about it.

I hope that last paragraph made sense. I really haven't been feeling like I'm making much sense lately, I guess that could be a flu symptom?

Also, anybody got these from 2009 Allen & Ginter?

128, 175, 211, 283, 304, 328, 342, 343, 347, National Pride 75 (A-Rod), Brian Kong Sketches 2 & 15???????

Please let me know, I'm struggling here! See Ya!


Oh, and

VOTE ON THE POLLS TO YOUR RIGHT, YES BOTH OF EM!

Monday, October 26, 2009

Mailday

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Hey guys, a lot of good news in the last few days. First, the Yankees are going to the World Series, Second, the Jets won, third, my fever is almost gone, and I only have a sore throat now, and I should be back in school tomorrow. Also, the Card Awards were confirmed, and I got 3 awesome packages in the mail! One from Mr. Scott, a contributor on Wax Heaven, who earned 5 points in the contest and is in the Top 5 now for all the new Cano and Swisher cards. One was a 50 card lot of Swisher, tons of stuff I needed, got it off eBay for like 8 bucks. Lastly, I picked up my 1st 1/1 off eBay, from Ticket to Stardom, the red base parallel of Robinson Cano! So, check out the video to see scans of the cards, and I'll see ya later!

Good news!

Word on the street (email) tells me that wickedortega and I are holding the 2009 Card Awards together. More on that later, just wanted to tell you all! Go Yanks! Peace out!

WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!

Hey guys, Drew back here, and I am proud to state that:

THE YANKEES ARE GOING TO THE WORLD SERIES!!!

Oh man, it was 1-0 last night earlier, and I'm like, jeez, we better not collapse! But, our guys got us back on track, including Johnny Damon and Mark Teixeira, who must've read the newspapers the day before! Jeter had a pretty good game, Swish got a hit, Cano did too, and A-Rod got on a little bit. But, indeed the star of the night was Andy Pettitte, who I thought did a phenomenal job on the mound last night. He knew there was a lot of pressure on him, to win it so CC didn't need to pitch another game after it. He pitched 6 and 1/3 innings, while giving up only 1 run. When Girardi decided to take him out and put Joba in, I shut off the TV and went to bed. But, with my sickness I got up at like 11:30 in the night and my dad let me watch the rest of the game. And of course, after Mo gave up his only earned postseason run of his magnificent career (please, no comments about spitballs), he shut down the 9th inning en route to a Yankees victory, or like the very obnoxious/annoying John Sterling would say:

THE YANKEES WIN!
THHHHHHHHHHHHHHEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE YAAAAAAAAAANNNNNNKKKKKEEEEEEEESSSSSSSS WWWWWWWWIIIIINNNNNNN!

Yeah, I don't like it either.

Anyway, the Angels played one heck of a series, I did kinda feel bad for them in a way. I hate seeing teams (other than the Red Sox and Mets) in the dugout sad while the other team is going crazy. I know I'd hate to be that team. Vlad Guerrero is a beast, that golf hit he had was amazing, and there DEFINITELY will never be a Vlad Guerrero again. Torii Hunter deserves respect, Kendry Morales & Juan Rivera came from nowhere to lead my fantasy teams, while another consistent Angels outfielder Bobby Abreu helped too. I really like Bobby and I wish he was still a Yankee, but if he was, no Swisher :(

So, Yanks vs. Phillies on Wednesday, can't wait! I started following baseball in 2004, so I've never seen a GOOD World Series in my life. It should go far, maybe 7 games even! I have a LOT of respect for the Phillies, good luck to them, but of course I'm rooting for my Yankees to win their 27th World Series!



Also, to make matters better, the Sanchise won a game yesterday!!! 38-0 too! Aw, shut up Drew, it was against the Raiders! But still, Shonn Greene, our rookie running back owned the field yesterday, over 100 yards and 2 touchdowns! Big game for the rookie!

Bad news is that Leon Washington broke his right fibula, and will be out for a long while. It stinks, but at least Shonn gets an oppurtunity.



And lastly, the Giants lost! One more loss for them and they have the same record as us! Hey, I am a semi-Giants fan. I'll root for them, but there are some catches (OK, a lot) I have for rooting for em:

1) Giants fans don't shut up about how amazing they are at school. So, really it depends on the week, if they are annoying enough or not.
2) If the Jets lose, the Giants better lose or Monday will be a rough day
3) If the Jets win, it depends on if I feel mean enough to hate on them, standings wise, like if the Giants are let's say 4-1 or whatever, and the Jets are 4-2 after their game, the Giants again better lose



But, in playoffs I'll root for them. I like em, but kids at school think the Jets are a joke. I gotta say there are about 7 or 8 Jets fans in our whole school. It's not a big school, but that's pretty pathetic if you ask me!

See Ya!

Saturday, October 24, 2009

Grandpa Roy Column



Hey guys, Drew back here, still trying to manage the fever/cold/4th one in 2 months, but I sorta have to get this up before I rest again. Here is today's question:

Ryan Howard was voted MVP in the Phillies/Dodgers NLCS matchup, in result of the Phillies win. When he received that award, it made him the 3rd player in MLB history to win Rookie of the Year, MVP, and NL (or AL) DS MVP. Who are the other 2?

1. Fred Lynn, guessed by mmosely
2. Albert Pujols, guessed by Hackenbush, Joe gets partial credit.

Remember, no cheating, only 1 answer at a time, all the other usual rules. You're fighting for points here! You can do it! Peace out

Couple recent additions

Hey guys. I know I said you'd be seeing less and less of me lately, and I now even more less and less. I have a fever of like 100-102 or something, I feel worse than yesterday, and I definitely won't be doing much in a little bit. I guess I'll put up a Grandpa Roy question in a bit. So, I wanted to show you guys this Random Act of Kindness, from Tim of GSNHOF, who definitely deserves a little shoutout, because he randomly sent me the Cano Bowman's Best base card after he won the set at Wax Pack Relapse, and asked me if I needed any. I said yeah, the Cano, but not a big deal, I can pick it up cheap later. I have the set already also, and I hate having to say, "that card isn't here, it's in the set binder". Randomly he sent me the card in a little envelope out of kindness, and said I don't need to hit em back. Well, I may hit him back sometime, but for now, he gets 1 point on the scoreboard (1/2 point for the Cano, 1/2 point for being cool about that). I thought I took a picture of it, but I guess I didn't. Sorry! Anyway, thanks Tim!

The second card I picked up was off of eBay. It's nice, but it has a horrible corner. Oh well, I guess that's what happens when you buy cards that cost less than the shipping! Here's a picture of this, I don't know if you'll be able to see it but the bottom right corner on the back is completely destroyed!




Good luck seeing that :)

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Clearing one of the things I was Clearing up yesterday

Hey guys, Drew back here. Sometimes I get kinda bored around here, not much going on, but now, there has been something going on, because I find a way to try to make this hour of my life worth it. In yesterday's case, it was really unnecessary for me to call out wickedortega and his awards, he's not doing anything wrong, in fact, he's doing what I wanted to do. The blog awards, which by the way are still on, and he said he is cancelling his because of me, which isn't gonna happen. We want wicked to either help out or do his job right? I think I acted like an idiot because I didn't even wait a day for a response, and because some things dropped into the wrong places I happened to think he was acting jerkish towards me. But it wasn't a problem. You know, with some things you love you can get bored of, so that means, like for example, a game, you want to change the rules a bit. Well, I changed those rules now for the 2nd time (sorry Offy) and I want to specifically apologize to wickedortega for doing that, and I'm sorry I made you lose interest in the awards, which we can't let happen. It sounds like he really wants to do it, but if he really doesn't want to do it let's not pressure him, I'll do it and we'll fine. But how about some comments to let him know that he can be part of our award celebration, let him know he's welcome to join me. So, again, sorry wicked for the way things turned out, don't put any of it on you, it's all me.

Anyway, today I received a nice looking card from eBay that I should have up tomorrow. I got it real cheap, bad part is it has one horrible corner and makes the card have less appeal. But for now, I want to share some of the cards someone new to the blogging community (doesn't have a blog yet) Joe traded me. BTW Joe if you're reading I'll have your stuff mailed tomorrow, Saturday, Monday at the latest. He told me he had some stuff for me, shipped it, and told me to wait on shipping back until I get the cards and see what's fair. Joe, I think you have a pretty nice package coming. Here's a recap of what this new guy has to offer:

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P.S. Joe gets 3 points on the Grandpa Roy scoreboard for the Swisher's and Cano's he sent me! You should take advantage! Scoreboard is on the sidebar, and remember, the top 5 scores all receive a prize at the end of the year! Just call it the long and ongoing contest if you will!

I've been real sick lately by the way, I think it's a cold, if so, my 4th already in the young 2 months of school so far. I hope I don't catch the swine flu, there's been 2 cases of it in the elementary school in our district, 1 in 7th grade, and 1 case in my grade, 8th. So, I'll try to stay safe, hopefully that works out in the long run, and get out of this cold:(

I also have some more Grandpa Roy questions coming soon (maybe tomorrow?), and I want you guys to keep voting for the next card in the Hall of Fame!

Before I go, I want to give a quick shoutout to John of thedugoutcards.com who sent me an email last night telling me about his site, and he sells tons of cards and sports memorabilia! So be sure to check him out, lots of old school cards and some new stuff too. But yeah, check that out for sure, and see you guys later!

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Clearing some things up and Yankee talk!

Hey guys, Drew back here. You do notice I haven't posted much, but to let you all know, I have a time limit like I've mentioned before, plus school, so for the most part I don't have too much time. Right now I'm focusing on my Cano & Swisher wantlists and have a good 1/2 of Cano and most of Swisher to go. Yes I am reading blogs, forums, watching Youtube (Triple Threads looks better than ever) but my blog posting time has escaped. Today, I will try to clear some things up so you don't have any questions about these things.

Some things have really died down over here. One thing that seemed to be a fan favorite has definitely been dead, the Baseball Card Hall of Fame (BCHOF)! We have elected 6 cards so far, and we need a 7th! So far we've elected: 1909 T-206 Honus Wagner, 1952 Mantle, 1989 UD Griffey, 1933 Goudey Babe Ruth, 1954 Aaron, and a 51 Bowman Willie Mays. LEAVE A COMMENT ON WHAT YOU WOULD LIKE TO SEE BECOME THE NEXT INDUCTEE INTO THE BASEBALL CARD HALL OF FAME! REMEMBER, 3 VOTES FOR THE SAME CARD INDUCTS IT!!!

*This paragraph has been removed due to the stupidity of this young blogger. Thanks*

Lastly, the Yanks need one more to get to the World Series! I've been a baseball follower since 2004, and that was a horrific year for me. Since then they haven't done anything, but this year, after all the new signings and players, 1 MORE GAME!!!

As for the Rivera thing, I think it's just a coincidence he spit on the ball, I'd like to actually see the pitch he threw afterwards, see if it looked any different than those famous 3 pitches he throws. I watch Yankee games every night just about (when I'm not busy) and I never have seen Rivera do that. Maybe he just learned it? I'm just as clueless as you are, but I know like I did to Offy after Ortiz & Manny got juiced, all you guys want to do is to find loopholes, like my teachers say. And that's alright, it's natural, but I'll have you know this had to be the 1st time he's ever done it, if not, just a coincidence. Alright time to eat, no pictures on this post as it is truly sad enough to not need them. Just read, don't look at the pictures, like I do in a rush! :)

And remember to please leave a comment for what card you want to be inducted in the BCHOF, remember 3 VOTES to be inducted. Pick a card, leave a comment, and hope for the best! As for the awards, be sure to vote on the upcoming poll, as it refers to the original, DREWSCARDS AWARDS! Thanks, and see ya!

Monday, October 19, 2009

Funny card


I gotta say this one is pretty darn good though, what do you think? How about a dual card?

Topps really rubbing it in...

2010AP

Really? But, it is nice! Thanks to beckett for the pic, here's a link to more 2010 Topps. See Ya!

Saturday, October 17, 2009

CONTEST (again, not mine)

Hey guys, like free cards? I sadly have to advertise a contest for a Righetti auto, but I guess it must be done. Go check out this contest! See Ya!

http://omegawax.wordpress.com/2009/10/14/giveaway-2/

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Mail from a few days back

Hey guys, Drew back here. Wow, you guys did an awful darn good job on that last post. Thanks! I've had a busy week, and it won't get any less busy in the next few weeks, and my friend slept over last night. We started a Beatles conversation, and suddenly I am obsessed with the "Paul is Dead" hoax. Really weird. Anyway, some cards I got in a trade from the sport card forum, 3 nice numbered cards needed. Here you go:



That's about it. Thanks for looking and see ya!

Friday, October 16, 2009

Grandpa Roy Column



Hey guys, Drew back here. I promised one of these last weekend, and that didn't work out so well. So, here's today's question:

2 of baseball's most celebrated feats are put into one for this question. With the recent uproar in free agency, it is near impossible to stay with one team. Derek Jeter, one of baseball's most beloved current players, is one of the only current players who have been playing for a while with only 1 team. Also, another celebrated feat in baseball is 3000 hits. A little less than 30 players have hit number 3000, and 2 even have 4000! So, my question for you is, there are 9 players (soon to also be Derek Jeter) who stayed with 1 team throughout their careers, achieving 3000 career hits. Who are they?

Hint: Only 1 of these guys isn't a Hall of Famer, and where he plays, he is FAR away from Cooperstown. Good luck!

1: Cal Ripken Jr., Orioles, guessed by Spastik Moose
2: Craig Biggio, Astros, guessed by Spastik Moose
3: Carl Yastrzemski, Red Sox, guessed by Captain Canuck
4: Stan Musial, Cardinals, guessed by Captain Canuck
5: George Brett, Royals, guessed by dkwilson
6: Robin Yount, Brewers, guessed by dkwilson
7: Tony Gwynn, Padres, guessed by mmosely
8: Roberto Clemente, Pirates, guessed by MattR
9: Al Kaline, Tigers, guessed by MattR

YOU GOT EM'! Expect a post coming up soon. See Ya!

Again, please no references, try off the top of your head. You could look stuff up anytime tomorrow, but if you do, you could any answer 1 player. If you don't cheat today you could name 2. This should be a relatively easy question, and you should really take advantage, that is, if you want to get one of the 5 prizes in our contest! Good luck yall!

The wind chill will make

And by the way, go Yanks!

Thursday, October 15, 2009

2009 SP Authentic- Some thoughts

2009 Upper Deck SP Authentic Baseball Hobby Box - Click Image to Close

Hey people, Drew back, today with a semi-review on SP Authentic (again, still haven't touched any). So, I've seen quite a few boxes so far, and it really seems to be hit or miss. I've seen some real good cards, and here they are (sorry everybody whose pics I'm borrowing)





There are a few more, some on youtube, some on eBay, but you get the point. Some nice cards have been revealed so far. BUT, where Upper Deck does go wrong:

1- STUPID 20TH ANNIVERSARY CARDS
2- KELLY SHOPPACH LETTERMAN AUTOS
3- YELLOW ROOKIE LETTERMAN PATCHES! Yuck! Some of the stuff in this stuff makes me wanna:

http://www.dirtybutton.com/media/db1166-pumpkin-puke.jpg

BTW, I need all Swishers in the set (no Canos I think) Bye!

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Short Break

Hey guys, since school started I've been allowed an hour a day on the computer. Right now I'm focusing on my Cano and Swisher wantlists so I will be posting less and less frequently for a week or 2. Thanks, Drew

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

YUCK!

Last night's game was pretty disgusting. That's not gonna happen again Jets!

Monday, October 12, 2009

BIG GAME TONIGHT!

Go Jets!

If you have more $ than I, I'd pick up a Sanchez auto about now, before he goes national and his cards go $30 higher!

And people say A-Rod is a choker!

Hey guys, Drew back here, and awfully darn happy about the turnout of last night's game. As you probably know, the Yanks won 4-1 and advanced to the ALCS! Yay!

This post is mainly about the new Yanks in this series, here we go:

CC Sabathia pitched a great 1st game, going 6 and 2 thirds allowing 1 run, while striking out 8. Yeah, he can't pitch in the postseason for sure. Jeter & Matsui got the long ball going, while Nick Swisher had a key RBI 2B. And that guy who everybody says is a choker, A-Rod, had 2 RBI in the game as well.

In Game 2, the new acquisition, star 1B Mark Teixeira hit a walkoff homer and A-Rod hit a game-tying 2 run homer in the 9th to spark up the Yankees chances. Reliever David Robertson retired all 3 batters after he loaded the bases, and who can forget A.J. Burnett, who went 6 innings, allowing 3 hits and striking out 6!

And finally last night, Andy Pettitte pitched really well, and after he gave up his only run, the Yankees got right back in it. A-Rod hit a game tying homer and Posada broke the lead with another homer!

So, check out A-Rod's 1st round stats:

H/AB: 5/11
HR: 2
RBI: 6

Yes, that's 3 GAMES!

Go Yanks!







Sunday, October 11, 2009

Is this guy telling the truth?

http://cgi.ebay.com/2009-Allen-Ginter-Nick-Swisher-Vault-Proof-Card-1-1_W0QQitemZ310173334621QQcmdZViewItemQQptZUS_Baseball?hash=item4837c57c5d

Click on that link. This guy is selling a 1/1 proof Allen & Ginter card of my boy Nick Swisher. He says the back of the card is blank, yet he doesn't show that it is blank in the 3 pictures he's provided. Let me know if that is real or not, even though still for $40 I'm not buying.

Trades Recap Video

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Thanks you guys!

Guys, need to finish the Allen & Ginter set soon, down to 16 total cards needed to complete cards #1-350, National Pride, and Brian Kong Sketches

Base: 128, 175, 193, 211, 283
Short Prints: 304, 328, 342, 343, 347
National Pride: 1, 72, 75
Sketches: 2, 3, 15

Let me know, or offer me a trade. You can see what I have to offer right here. Thanks!

email: yanks1996wsc@gmail.com

If you have any of these cards send an email there

An unforgettable game

Hey guys Drew back here. I was at my friend's house last night while my sister celebrated her 9th birthday with 5 or 6 of her friends over at the house. So glad I left. Anyway, I didn't get to finish celebrating the Yankee game with all you guys. No, I didn't go to the game, but I felt like I was part of it.

The ALDS Game 2 Yanks vs. Twins was unbelievable. So many pitchers were used, so many jams were escaped, and so many mistakes were made by both teams that could have ended it early. Brett Gardner did a nice job on the bases until he was doubled up running home to end the 10th inning. But some things we capitalized on, including these:



I've seen some awesome games recently. Both Yanks games were good, this one being amazing, and that Twins Tigers game had to be game of the year. The Twins are in a tough hole now, as they need to win tonight to stay alive. We'll see tonight. See Ya!

Oh, and congrats to Torre and da Dodgers, we'll see them later!


Saturday, October 10, 2009

Postseason Heroes Part 2



Click to enlarge, so you can see clearly

Post up on the game later. See Ya!

Postseason Heroes Part 1



Enlarge to see more clearly.

Friday, October 9, 2009

Grandpa Roy Answers



Hey guys, Drew back here, with the answers to the Grandpa Roy recent question, here it is again just in case you forgot:

The Triple Crown is a very rare event in baseball. Not many people get to cherish the position, but a few cherished it for a long time. There are 4 players in MLB history who had led their league (American/National) in batting average, home runs, and runs batted in (Triple Crown) in a single decade. One of them is Albert Pujols, who has led the National League in batting average, homers, and rbi's in the 2000's decade. Name the other 3!

1: Albert Pujols, 2000-2009, provided by me
2: Rogers Hornsby, 1920-1929: Spastik Moose
3: Ted Williams, 1940-1949: Dan (The Other World)
4: Honus Wagner, 1900-1909, provided by me

So, anyway, you guys nailed 2 of the 3 guys, after I provided you with Pujols. Not bad! I bet you all are surprised someone like Ruth, Mantle, Mays, and other legends aren't in this, it is pretty amazing of a stat. Rogers Hornsby, perhaps the most underrated player of all time, shows how great he is by dominating the 1920's, over Ruth, Gehrig, and Foxx. Very surprising though huh? Anyway, great job all of yall, stay tuned for another question possibly over the weekend! See Ya!

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An awesome eBay purchase, thanks Crawford Cards!

Hey guys, Drew back here. Yesterday I got more mail, but I had to study for a science test and play dodgeball so I held it off until today. I've been extremely busy lately, so please bare with me here and throughout the school year. Anyway, this auction was brought to my attention by Paul from Carl Crawford Cards. He sent me an email after I requested Al Hammell cards, to an eBay auction featuring his card. It cost 10 bucks shipped for the 30 card lot featuring Preston Wilson and Ron Washington as the manager. Pretty horrible price for the lot but OK. I did some work bringing up Halloween decorations and she said she'd get it for me. So, now I have this set of like 25 no names that I really would love to make a bonfire out of, but I do have these:





Thanks dude for showing me this, I now have a baseball card of my teacher!

I'll have the trivia answers tonight


Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Mail from Nobie (Hey That's Mine!)

Hey guys, Drew back here, with mail from Nobie, Goose, & BigD, the "Hey That's Mine" family of collectors. They recently pulled a nice Yankees card in a break of Ticket to Stardom, I jumped on the bandwagon, and next thing you know its in my mailbox! Here it is:



It is serial numbered on the back out of 489 copies. What a beauty this card is, the 1st Ticket to Stardom card I own is pretty darn nice. They also sent me a few extras, take a look:



A couple of nice cards from sets I haven't really touched on, never even seen the Rivera and Giambi, but they are real nice. Thanks guys for the trade, see the rest of yall later!

Three Playoff Posts In One!

Hey guys, Drew back here. Today I have 3 mini-posts in one, all playoff related.

The Twins looked awfully good last night in that game against the Tigers, but heading into today's game, they are tired and last night they did sort of didn't hit well. Maybe that's because Morneau is out. Anyway, it was an amazing game, I watched like innings 7-13 and it was real exciting. I didn't root for either team, but I must admit I'd rather play the Tigers, though both would be tough. So, it was a great game, and I'm glad I got to see it.



Next, go Phillies in the NL! They won today's game 5-1, and boy, my former fantasy pitcher Cliff Lee was totally dominant, a complete game that almost ended with a shutout. This team looks real good and they are definitely a scary team to watch, with their pitching and hitting, I could see why they won it all last year.

Cliff Lee delivers a pitch in Wednesday's 5-1 Phillies triumph.

And lastly, go Yanks!

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Tuesday, October 6, 2009

WOW!!!

Oh my god, what a play by the Tigers, especially Gerald Laird, wow! End of the 10th after the double play, I'll be back!

TIE GAME!!!

Base hit by Matt Tolbert to tie the game, I may be back!

TTM #4

Hey guys, Drew back here. I got another Through the Mail yesterday, from none other than current Tigers star outfielder Curtis Granderson! Unfortunately, well, he didn't sign my cards. Instead, he sent a bent in half picture/postcard with him on it, signed. Well, at least he signed something for me! As the game is on my TV right now (Twins Tigers), Grandy is coming up in the 9th against Joe Nathan (another TTM signer). Should be cool, man on 1st now here he is.

He is 7-16 in his career against Joe Nathan, here is the pitch by pitch:

BTW in his last 3 at bats against Nathan, HR, 2B, 3B

1- Strike
2- Strike (uh oh) 0-2 Count
3- Base Hit! Everett moves to third, 1st and 3rd with nobody out!

How bout that, no outs, go Grandy! Here's that picture of the creased autographed picture thing:



Well, Grandy was no hero, as Nathan got all 3 outs, remind me next year to send to him! See Ya!

Monday, October 5, 2009

Fantasy Season

Hey guys, Drew back here. It was a long time ago that I talked about fantasy baseball on here, and in my ESPN league I came in 5th place, right smack in the middle. My team had its ups and downs, but we had an incredible comeback to get where we were. Congrats to my buddies Sky and David for tying in the championship, good job yall. Anyway, here is my team rundown of the long season that is baseball.

PLAYERS THAT STAYED FOR THE WHOLE SEASON:

Ryan Howard (PHI- 1B): .279 BA/45 HR/141 RBI
Evan Longoria (TB-3B): .281 BA/33 HR/113 RBI
Bobby Abreu (LAA-OF): .293 BA/15 HR/103 RBI
Troy Tulowitzki (COL-SS): .297 BA/32 HR/92 RBI
Hunter Pence (HOU-OF): .282 BA/25 HR/72 RBI
Manny Ramirez (LAD-OF): .290 BA/19 HR/63 RBI
Paul Konerko (CWS-1B): .277 BA/28 HR/88 RBI

Justin Verlander (DET-P): 19-9 W-L/3.45 ERA/269 K
Cliff Lee (CLE/PHI-P): 14-13 W-L/3.22 ERA/181 K
A.J. Burnett (NYY-P): 13-9 W-L/4.04 ERA/195 K
Josh Johnson (FLA-P): 15-5 W-L/3.23 ERA/191 K

PLAYERS THAT WERE KEY IN CERTAIN PARTS OF THE SEASON:

Freddy Sanchez (PIT/SF-2B) 99 Games (My team), .293/7/41
A.J. Pierzynski (CWS-C) 75 Games, .300/13/49
Melky Cabrera (NYY-OF) 67 Games, .274/13/68
Kendry Morales (LAA-1B/OF) 65 Games, .306/34/108
Jason Kubel (MIN-OF) 62 Games, .300/27/102
Derrek Lee (CHC-1B) 53 Games, .306/35/111
Nick Swisher (NYY-OF) 48 Games, .249/29/82
Howie Kendrick (LAA-2B) 47 Games, .291/10/61
Kosuke Fukudome (CHC-OF) 45 Games, .259/11/54
Jim Thome (CWS/LAD-DH) 43 Games, .249/23/77
Geovany Soto (CHC-C) 42 Games, .218/11/47

Clayton Kershaw (LAD-P): 28 Starts (my team) 8-8 W-L/2.79 ERA/185 K
Jason Marquis (COL-P): 19 Starts, 15-13 W-L/4.04 ERA/115 K
Tommy Hanson (ATL-P): 15 Starts, 11-4 W-L/2.89 ERA/116 K
Matt Garza (TB-P): 14 Starts, 8-12 W-L/3.95 ERA/189 K

Others that need to be mentioned:

Luis Castillo, Mets
Andrew McCutchen, Pirates
Denard Span, Twins
Gordon Beckham, White Sox
Yunel Escobar, Braves
Scott Rolen, Jays/Cardinals
Juan Rivera, Angels

Ryan Dempster, Cubs
Paul Maholm, Pirates
J.A. Happ, Phillies
Daisuke Matsusaka, Red Sox
Aaron Cook, Rockies
Pedro Martinez, Phillies
Tim Wakefield, Red Sox
Mike Gonzalez, Braves
Andrew Bailey, Athletics

TEAM MVP: Ryan Howard
No question one of the biggest talents in the league, a pleasure to have on my team. Thanks man!

TEAM CY-YOUNG: Justin Verlander
Another excellent player, thanks for the good work dude!

TEAM ROOKIE OF THE YEAR: Tommy Hanson
Great job this year Tommy, keep it up and good luck with the rest of your career!

Thanks guys, and see ya!






Sunday, October 4, 2009

Grandpa Roy Question



Hey guys, Drew back here. After many posts today I will finish with our next question. I also changed the image on the top of the blog, showing newer packs, not from last year. It's more bland but I like looking at new packs. Also I just bought 2 things on eBay tonight, one thanks to Paul from Carl Crawford Cards, a 30 card lot of the 1994 Classic Capitol City Bombers Minor League Team set, which includes a card of my former teacher, Al Hammell. The second thing was a 50 card lot of Nick Swisher, hopefully good stuff, the guy's picture was of a sample pack! Anyway, here's tonights question:

The Triple Crown is a very rare event in baseball. Not many people get to cherish the position, but a few cherished it for a long time. There are 4 players in MLB history who had led their league (American/National) in batting average, home runs, and runs batted in (Triple Crown) in a single decade. One of them is Albert Pujols, who has led the National League in batting average, homers, and rbi's in the 2000's decade. Name the other 3!

1: Albert Pujols, 2000-2009
2. Rogers Hornsby, 1920-1929: Spastik Moose
3. Ted Williams, 1940-1949: Dan (The Other World)
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ONE MORE!!!

As always, please don't cheat, and remember these points are added to your points on the scoreboard, top 5 people with the most points win a prize at the end of the year. No using baseball refrence or almanac as it just is a way of cheating. And don't name more than 1 at a time unless us collectors need help with the question. Thanks and good luck!

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Goodwin Blaster and some packs










Expect a better review of Goodwin soon, as for the blaster, so so. I have a tradelist put up for them, but I may decide to keep the legends to get signed in the possible future. Most will be for trade, but I also am keeping the Yanks. All of the Allen & ginter are for trade, and the O-Pee-Chees are also for trade, but I may want to save the Pujols because I really like it. Lastly, all of the Bowman Chrome other than the Chien-Mien Wang are also for trade. See Ya!

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