Thursday, April 10, 2014

Brewers @ Red Sox, 4/4 Opening Day and Ring Ceremony!

It was a chilly day at Fenway for Opening Day last Friday, as it didn't quite feel like winter was over yet.  Even though the game ended poorly, it was great to be there for my first ring ceremony. 


















Autographs were tough to come by for the opening series.
  • Jim Henderson- 13 Topps
  • Brandon Workman- blank card

Spring Training Update: 5 Returns

Spring training returns have pretty much come to a halt since the season started, but it still seems like I had a decent percentage come back compared to a lot of other collectors out there.

  • Brock Holt 1/1 c/o Red Sox, 30 days
  • Luke Gregerson 2/2 c/o Athletics, 31 days
  • Khris Davis 2/2 c/o Brewers, 18 days
  • Nyjer Morgan 2/2 c/o Indians, 12 days
  • Joe Kelly 2/2 c/o Cardinals, 12 days


Saturday, March 29, 2014

Spring Training Update: 8 Returns!

Over the past week or so, I've managed to get 4 new cards for my 09 Topps set, including a few surprises in Matsuzaka and Hoffman.  Hopefully the returns keep rolling in as the season begins and the players head out from spring training.

  • Kyle Farnsworth 2/2 c/o Mets, 10 days
  • Danny Espinosa 1/1 c/o Nationals, 34 days
  • Randy Choate 2/2 c/o Cardinals, 11 days
  • Carlos Martinez 2/2 c/o Cardinals, 12 days.  He carved into both cards with a dying ballpoint pen.
  • Ricky Nolasco 1/2 c/o Twins, 21 days.  Kept one of my cards.
  • Trevor Hoffman 2/2 c/o Padres, 7 days.  Hope these are real, one of them smudged.
  • Daisuke Matsuzaka 1/1 c/o Mets, 34 days
  • Dillon Gee 2/2 c/o Mets, 16 days.  Personalized both.

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Spring Training Update: 3 Returns


  • Curtis Granderson 0/1, 1/0- Returned my card unsigned, but included a signed 4X6 photo in his new uniform.  Sent 2/20 (25 days)
  • Andy LaRoche 1/1- I sent this to Blue Jays spring training camp last season, and got it back just under a year later.  Sent 3/22/13 (361 days)
  • Peter Bourjos 1/1- Peter signed a 2010 Topps Heritage previously signed by Ryan Kalish, Chris Heisey, and Logan Morrison.  I just need to get Daniel Nava this year to finish it.  Sent 3/7 (12 days)

Saturday, March 15, 2014

Spring Training Update: 5 Returns

  • Chris Heisey 2/2 c/o Reds, 20 days
  • Joe Nathan 1/1 c/o Tigers, 23 days
  • Terry Collins 3/1 c/o Mets, signed card and 2 protective IC's, 10 days
  • Mitch Moreland 1/1 c/o Rangers, 23 days
  • Junichi Tazawa 1/1 c/o Red Sox, 14 days

Sunday, March 9, 2014

Spring Training Update: Six Returns!

  •  Logan Morrison 1/1 c/o Mariners, 8 days
  • Josh Collmenter 1/1 c/o Diamondbacks, 17 days
  • Trevor Rosenthal 2/2 c/o Cardinals, 17 days
  • Jonathan Pettibone- 1/1 c/o Phillies, 20 days
  • Brad Ausmus 1/1 c/o Tigers, 24 days
  • Dale Sveum 1/1 c/o Royals, 7 days

Friday, February 28, 2014

Spring Training TTM: Mike Fiers

  • Mike Fiers 1/1- The Brewers pitcher signed his 13 Topps Heritage card.  Sent 2/14 (14 days)