Monday, September 28, 2009
Sunday, September 27, 2009
Saturday, September 26, 2009
Base cards are pretty simple, clean design. They feature the players in mostly action photos with the backgrounds lightly faded and some portion of the player breaking the border for a slight 3d appearance. The cards all have some sort of UPC looking bar on them to give them a ticket look.
Thursday, September 24, 2009
Monday, September 21, 2009
Thursday, September 17, 2009
I made the initial post hoping one of my blogging brethren may have a copy I could trade for. Turns out no one did, at least not that I heard from. I did, however, end up finding one in my local card shop after digging a little deeper than I had before. So now, Lester and his sticky fingers can once again occupy a space in my collection. This card will not be alone, though. While searching his collection for the card I was wanting, Baseball Dad came across these instead and offered them up for nothing.
Tuesday, September 15, 2009
So we get to the convention center and go in to buy our two tickets and they say we all have to pay for a total of $30! Good grief, what if we don't find anything, 30 bucks just to look around! Why do they have to charge so much for some of these things anyway? They don't charge admission to go in and shop in any other stores. I could have sworn kids under 12 were free I said, to which they said they had no such knowledge. Bummer. I just couldn't pay $30 just to get in, so the boys and I went outside to discuss our options. We stood around for about 10 minutes trying to decide what to do, we discussed me going in alone and picking stuff for all of us, but of course, they didn't want to have to wait outside. Man what a disaster, a fun day planned going down the tubes. Well the kids must have looked very pathetic, cause after a few more minutes, the ticket taker came out and said we could come in and the kids would be free. In fact, he said we're going to make all kids under 12 free. I thanked them for the gesture, but insisted that wasn't our intentions. They insisted though, so in we went for only $10. Goose is actually 13, but they let him in without asking his age. Shh, don't tell! Finally, we were in!
Once inside there were quite a few vendors with all types of memorabilia. We went around the hall looking for the cheapest cards possible to start, and found a guy with a bunch of 10 cent boxes. I picked up a ton of Elway cards. Elway is my 1B favorite player to 1A Walter Payton. Elway cards are much easier to come by though since he played the majority of his career as the card industry was booming. I picked up probably 25 or so, this is just a small sample.
Sometime last year the boys and I were watching a Rangers game when Warner Madrigal made an appearance. Immediately, we thought he looked like someone we knew. None of us could pinpoint it at first, but then it hit us...
Princess Fiona! You know, Shrek's wife from the Shrek
movies. Only she has to be in her ogre form. Funny thing is,
apparently we aren't the only ones who think so. Last week, while touring Rangers Ballpark we noticed a picture
over Warner's locker in the clubhouse. Sure enough, it was
princess Fiona! Needless to say, the boys and I didn't hear
anything the tour guide was saying as we were busy poking one another and pointing at the picture while trying not to bust out in fits of giggles. Classic. Good thing is Warner must have a good sense of humor about it, since he leaves the picture in place.
Now if only the Rangers would quit joking around on the field these past few games and get on with trying to wrap up a playoff spot. I mean, come on, a 9-0 loss to the A's (sorry Kurt), that is not gonna help! Later.
Monday, September 14, 2009
Sunday, September 13, 2009
Saturday, September 12, 2009
Monday, September 7, 2009
2009 UD X
Base: (These are the cards we need) # 28, 30
Diecut: (These are the cards we need) #2, 3, 6, 10, 12, 13, 27, 28, 32, 34, 35, 38, 39, 42, 45, 46, 47, 48, 51, 54, 56, 57, 58, 59, 60, 62, 65, 66, 67, 68, 71, 74, 77, 81, 82, 83, 85, 88, 89, 90, 91, 99
Since we don't have that many of the inserts yet, I'm going to list what we HAVE, anything not on the list is what we NEED.
Exponential X: We have #X-FR, X-GE, X-GS, X-JE, X-JP, X-JS, X-KG, X-KY, X-LB, X-MA, X-RB, X-RE, X-RH, X-RM, X-SK, X-TE, X-TH, X-TL
Exponential X2: We have #X2-AG, X2-CU, X2-CZ, X2-DW, X2-EV, X2-HR, X2-IK, X2-JD, X2-MH, X2-MO, X2-MR, X2-MT, X2-RE, X2-RJ
Exponential X3: We have #X3-AP, X3-CU, X3-DL, X3-GS, X3-IS, X3-JB, X3-KG, X3-LB, X3-MC, X3-MH, X3-PF
Exponential X4: We have #X4-AP, X4-JB, X4-JH, X4-JS, X4-MH, X4-MR, X4-RB, X4-RJ, X4-VG
Exponential X5: We have #X5-DJ, X5-DO, X5-IS, X5-JR, X5-KG, X5-JP
Exponential X6: We have #X6-AR
2009 Upper Deck Icons
5, 29, 32, 34, 66, 75, 86, 95, 100
2007 Upper Deck Masterpieces
FOR TRADE LISTS
2009 UD X
Base: #We have quite a few, drop me an email about any specific #'s
Diecut: #4, 36, 75, 92
Exponential X: X-JS, X-LB, X-RM, X-LB
Exponential X2: X2-DW
Exponential X3: X3-PF
Exponential X6: X6-AR
2007 Upper Deck Masterpieces
8, 10, 21, 25, 38, 40, 47, 50, 53, 64, 66, 67, 74, 76, 77, 83, 84, 86
Lance Berkman X3 [Woo-hoo NL binder player]
52-Justin Morneau [AL binder player]
78-Randy Johnson Die Cut
80-Ichiro [Me and my dad have a big collection of Ichiro's]
16-Alfonso Soriano [Yeah Babe!]
1523-20th Anniversary [I hate these cards]
Randy Johnson X2
100-Derek Holland Die Cut [BIG Rangers fans]
3-Brandon Webb [NL binder player]
Saturday, September 5, 2009
What the Heck!!! That is the best they could do?? Who the hell is that, 'cause I'm sure not that much of a dork. Why didn't anyone tell me they were shooting that day? I look like I put a whole box of breathe right strips on my nose so I wouldn't keep my roommate awake and forgot to take them off! Not to mention the fact I'm in a practice jersey against a plain BROWN wall! Why didn't I get a fancy photo shoot in an actual game uniform and get to jump off a trampoline or something into some sort of awesome pose? This sucks, I should have been a wide receiver!! They always have cool cards.
Wednesday, September 2, 2009
I hate the Raiders! I'm a big John Elway/Denver Broncos fan, so I can in no way ever root for the silver & black. I did, however, like Lester Hayes, if only because of this card. It's a 1981 Topps Super Action #218. I used to have one, but like many other cards in my collection, it sort of disappeared to who knows where, so I want it back! Why you ask? Well, it's simple, the stick-um! It's everywhere in this card. Lester's got it on his hands, of course, giving him what appear to be skeleton fingers, but he's also got it all over his helmet and pants. If a ball where to hit him anywhere it would probably stick without any effort! I would hate to give him a high-5 if I were a teammate, and let's hope he didn't need to use the restroom at halftime! I've checked all my local shops for it to no avail and will resort to ebay if I have to, but I thought maybe some of my blogosphere friends may have one that needs a new home. If so, let me know & we can make a trade. I'll gladly take it off your hands, that is, if it isn't too sticky! Later.