Baseball card blog focusing on 1971 Topps, cards of catchers and the Colorado Rockies, sometimes drifting of into other areas or sports.
Wednesday, 30 July 2014
Monday, 28 July 2014
Friday, 25 July 2014
Heavy Metal Mainiac
Wednesday, 23 July 2014
Why I am Still Watching My Team Being Terrible
It been a tough year to be a Rockies fan. After losing 7 straight, and going 6-25 over their last 31 games Colorado is a league worst 40-100 (tied with Texas). Injuries have played a part including using 13 different starting pitchers, and losing Carlos Gonzalez, Nolan Arenado, Micheal Cuddyer and now Troy Tulowitzki to stints on the DL. The bullpen is on pace to be historically bad, and things don't look like they will be getting better. Time to look for silver lining, and I came up with six reasons to turn the game on a sit through the mess that is the Rockies 2014 season.
Tuesday, 22 July 2014
Chance Ruffin has issues
Monday, 21 July 2014
Acetate Appreciation: 2000 Fleer Tradition Hall's Well
There are 15 cards in this set, inserted into packs of 2000 Fleer Tradition at 1:30 packs, or a little better than one per box, and they are all as boring as the Jeter shown here. As far as acetate insert sets go, this is one of my lest favorite.
Friday, 18 July 2014
TMV Spring Cleaning Loot
I am a couple weeks behind on things so I am just finally getting around to posting some stuff that has been paying around for a while. This time is some free cards from the Too Many Verlanders spring cleaning giveaway. I managed to scoop up the Rockies and Redskins and was very happy with the results. Starting off with the Rockies card that was visible on the pile, a Carlos Gonzalez 1972 style mini that I needed.
Wednesday, 16 July 2014
I Got Wood!
Monday, 14 July 2014
Zistle Trade #25
Another smallish Zistle trade to post, this time highlighted by a minor league card of Brad Ausmus. Ausmus was selected by the Rockies in the expansion draft from the Yankees, but was traded to the Padres before making his MLB debut. The small Rockies logo on his shin guard are enough to add this to the Rockies catchers collection.
Friday, 11 July 2014
Acetate Appreciation 1999 SkyBox Thunder - Turbo-Charged
Wednesday, 9 July 2014
Custom Card: 1972 Topps Jair Jurrjens
Monday, 7 July 2014
Mitchell Boggs - One of Every Rockies Misfit
A card I didn't realize existed until a bored search through ebay for Rockies. Mitchell Boggs shown as a member of my favorite team, the "Colorado Baseball Club". This was pretty easy to miss when it came out as I don't really pay attention to the unlicensed Panini stuff and Boggs only played in 9 games with the "Colorado Baseball Club", probably a case of Panini using up some stickers. After adding this to may massive saved search list, one came up located in Canada with free shipping. I was beyond happy to pay $1.29 delivered for this card.
Wednesday, 2 July 2014
After picking up a few team Canada cards the last few months, I was waiting until Canada Day to post them. Then I got busy and forgot to post them, so here it is, one day late,my patriotic Baseball Canada post.
Jeff Francis - Participated in the 2006 WBC, starting one game and giving up 6 runs over 1 1/3 innings in a loss to Mexico.
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