Monday, August 29, 2011

The First Post

Here it is! Finally, having waded through learning how to run the scanner, learning to get the images onto my computer, and finding a design I like on blogsot, I am ready to blog.

One of the things I am most excited about, having just begun to collect baseball cards, is the trading. The community of traders out there amazes me, and I can't wait to be a part of it. I have already gotten two packages in the mail from people looking to help a noob get some cards. Both are form well known traders and bloggers, who was kind enough to send me some needs, and some cards of favorite teams.

The first, and one for today is from the Troll. Now, this guy seems to be a great part of the community. He provided advice on how to blog, and getting started with cards in general. He was very giving with his time and answers. As well as his cards!!!

I am trying to collect the Topps Series 2 diamond and gold parallels. I mean, who doesn't love sparkly cards. He sent me these six, which, as will probably be feature of my blog, I will list interesting facts or tidbits to get to know the player better. So many cards, means so many unknown faces, and second stringers. It is the esoterica that shall be shared to flesh out these two dimensional strangers.

Drum Roll . . . dum dum dum dum . . . dum dum dum . . .

The only sparkly card amongst the bunch. And not a rookie I was familiar with. A little research yielded some interesting facts. He is no longer a Met, having been sent back to the Blue Jays and then on to the Rockies. So we should all feel sorry for him, the man will be wearing purple soon enough!!! Having not done well enough, a meager .162 average, he more then likely will play on the Rockies AAA team in Colorado Springs. I have an aunt there, and Pike's Peak is pretty amazing.

Alright, on to the next. The next 5 are gold parallel cards. I love prime numbers. One day, I hope to collect serially numbered cards that are prime. We'll see where that goes.

So, a little crooked. I will figure out this scanning thing soon enough. Another Blue Jays connection, and another player in a uniform other than the one he played in tonight. Juan would be right at home in the Lineage set, hailing from Venezuala, he could read the inserts in that set. Playing for the Dodgers now, he hit a homerun in his first at bat for the team. A career contact hitter, he has an 11.3% strike out percentage vs. 18% average for the league. His value is also found in being able to play many positions, this season he has played both sides of the outfield, and quite a few games at 1B.

What can I say. I grew up in Columbia, Mo. half-way between KC and St. Louis. 1985 were the halcyon days of my youth. George Brett, Saberhagen, the World Series . . . that was a long time ago. Atleast the stadium has been improved.

Sooo much purple. Why Rockies Why? Gold Glovers shouldn't wear purple. Old lady's should wear purple. Todd is having his same solid season. Batting .308, with 14 home runs, he is the 5th most senior ball player to spend his whole season with one team. Purple and gold clash.

Living in Chicago, I have seen him play several of his 19 games. A strong substitute for A.J., the kid should get good experience, and make good trade bait for the Sox in the off-season.

That's it for the inaugural blog. I will soon post my want list, and I just bought a 25$ lot on ebay. I look forward to sharing what I got in there, and sending out favorite team stacks around the web. I am trying to finish 2011 all the inserts (minus relics), diamond and gold. So, if you can help a noob out, let me know.


1 comment:

  1. Hey, I have bunches of extra Ozzie's! Maybe other stuff you might like too. Shoot e an e-mail with an address and I'll put together a package!