April 27, 2010

How Is This Even Possible?

Have you ever wanted to see a video where one mascot makes a three pointer off the nuts of another mascot and then that mascot falls through a basketball hoop? Well, here it is...

April 22, 2010

Please Fire These Two Guys

Reds, please fire Dusty Baker and hitting coach Brooke Jacoby. Thanks.

April 21, 2010

Cards from Troll

I sent some cards to Troll awhile back and he repaid me with a nice package of Reds, Negro League players, and Clemente cards. He included two autos, Joey Votto which he obtained in person and a Johnny Cueto. The Cueto is good timing as I get to see him pitch on Friday. I'm headed to Cincy to take in a game against the Padres with my brother. We have tickets for the all you can eat section which will be his first time and my second time since '95 for the gluttony that are these tickets.

April 16, 2010

First TTM auto in nearly 20 years

It's been a long time since I sent a card through the mail for an auto and honestly it seems kind of weird trying to get an autograph of someone younger than me. But, that's part of the fun of this hobby and it was still cool to see the envelope I addressed to myself in the mail box. I decided to send a card to Pat Neshek who is a pitcher for the Twins. He has his own blog and is a baseball card collector himself. He says he'll sign whatever cards you send him and he definately did. He also sent it back immediately meaning I had it back in exactly a week. The card I chose was one I purchased off of CheckOutMyCards. It's his '09 Allen & Ginter code breaker card which turned out to be the key to the whole code puzzle.

April 14, 2010

April 10, 2010


This is what Ken Griffey Jr.'s response should have been when they showed him his '92 Fleer Next Generation card. I don't exactly remember, but did rainbows not mean the same thing in '92?

April 7, 2010

More Circulated Favorites

2009 Topps Chrome Refractor Nate Robinson and Sammy.

Check Out My Cards shipment arrives

Here's just a sample of the 250 or so cards I had shipped from Check Out My Cards. The Singh and Gray autos are refractors. The triple auto is Todd Frazier (Reds), Matt Dominguez, and Kevin Ahrens. It's a Just Minors card numbered 10/25 which I think I got for like $8. The Clemente Gallery is a refractor like artist proof. The '08 Jay Bruce doesn't say refractor but shines like one which is weird. The Stadium Club Clemente is a good looking card. And of course there's an Action Packed textured William Perry card. Most of the other cards I got were Masterpieces to finish my sets and random refractors and rookies. I have two more to show in the next post which I placed in the popped open uncirculated cases.

April 6, 2010


I hadn't seen this card before today. I now own it for 25 cents.

Dusty Baker Loses To Cardinals

First game of the year and I'm already wanting to throw up. I liked Dusty on Baseball Tonight, but I'm so tired of him being a manager. His lineups are crap and his utilization of pitchers is terrible. Here's how the Reds are fixed.

1) Paul Janish who hit over .300 this spring should start. He's younger and better defensively than Orlando Cabrera. He's been known to have a light bat but out hit Cabrera all spring. Cabrera is a bench player.

2) Ryan Hanigan should start over Ramon Hernandez. Hanigan hit over .300 last year and is much younger than Ramon. I'm not against Ramon starting with the latin pitchers but he's also a bench player at this point in his career.

3) Drew Stubbs should start over Dickerson. No platoon, Stubbs won the job. If these young kids don't play everyday they're not going to progress as fast. I know Dickerson isn't old but Stubbs is better.

4) Quit letting crappy players make the team according to how much money they make. I'll give the Reds credit, they did eat some money this year but there is no reason that Mike Lincoln should be on this team.

5) Fire Dusty Baker.

I really don't know what else to say. It's going to be the same result this year as last if there aren't some changes. I'm going to go vomit now.

He even annoys Pujols.