Saturday, April 23, 2011

Monday, April 18, 2011

Little Love: Kimball's Champions Needs

So I will be buying no more 2011 topps for the forseeable future, and I love this set. I have damn near every other insert from the set, so if you need some, come and get it. I have topps 60, duos, lost cards, 75% of the anniversary reprint (CYMTOredux), and any base card you may need.

hit me up. I ruined my knee, and am posted up on the couch for the next few days.

1 Ubaldo

10 Ichiro

12 Hunter

13 Cobb

15 Price

16 Chapman

18 McCutchen

19 Morrow

20 Halladay

22 VMart

23 Latos

25 Vlad

27 Markakis

28 Stanton

33 Prado

34 Votto

35 Lester

37 Stras

45 Ortiz

46 Ott

48 Upton, J

50 Cabrera, drinky

Friday, April 15, 2011

Late Entries: Blaster of Unrivaled

I actually really like this stuff. It is topps using a proven Upper Deck Formula of claen lines, angles over 100degrees(SPA), wide-arcing design elements(exquisite) serial #d parallels(everything) and just-better-than-good photography(everything). I really like the look and feel of the Sidney rice jersey, decent-sized piece of jersey, verygood (not great) photo and the cool "shield" shape/foil of the window.

any are for trade for Packers...

I went back eventually and bought another one, and got nothing but ravens inserts...beardy's birthday is coming up whether he likes it or not. Season or no, the birds are coming your way.
I have a Platinum that says A.Dixom on it. I love the full Anthony. This is an absolute classic signature. Legible, upright and deliberate. Great job, Ant....but I really do want to know when, during your 50,000-toppsticker signing process you switched to your first initial? and kid...I freakin love your "n"s...Anthomy Dixom.

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

One For One Fun: Let's Trade

I wanted to propose trades to any/all of you. I have had all of these GU for so long, that I am sick of looking at them. That is to say my mind has already burned a picture into my head and I need something new to look at once in a while. I like little pieces of jersey, especially bat chips and jersey stripes...who doesn't to one degree or another?
2010 UD Game Jersey B.J. Upton

2010 Panini Rookie Gridiron Gems Dexter McCluster #50/50

2009 UD Game Day Gear Matt Forte

2009 UD Game Day Gear Dustin Keller

2009 UD Game Day Gear Eddie Royal drop me a comment,

(or an email if we haven't traded before)

and offer me one of your GUs for one of my GUs

Some rules:

1.No know all the dudes I know.

2.HOFers will probably get you two

3. Come correct. some of these are cool despite the overall mediocraty of the selection

2004 Legendary Cuts George Foster

2006 Epic Materials #027/145

2005 UD SP Authentic Travis Hafner 42/99

2005 SPX Brandon Inge #65/99
2007 SP Rookie Threads Dual Patch Brady Quinn

2003 UD SP Authentic Stars Phil Nevin #50/100

2005 UD Classic Wally Joyner "Wally World 1986"

2005 Topps Pristine Ivan Rodriguez #461/500 2005 UD Heroes Chris Young #87/125

2005 UD Heroes Chien Ming Wang #44/50

2006 UD Special F/X Troy Glaus

2007 Fleer Ultra Feel The Game Chris Carpenter 2007 Fleer Ultra Strike Zone Justin Verlander

2005 Pros and Prospects Austin Kearns

2006 UD Game Materials Frank Thomas

2007 UD SPX Winning Materials Jon Lester #59/199


Sunday, April 10, 2011

Opening Day in Richmond: The Flying Squirrels

The diamond is looking sharp and was sold out so that meant only two things...stare down at the empty seats near the field after you get back from 2 innings-worth of waiting in the beer line.
The mid-week games are a little more laid back, but the people who don't live in the city itself freaking love the squirrels...tho the college kids were out in force on thirsdyThursday, the real beginning of the weekend if you are a binge drinker.
Squirrls gave up 4 runs in the first 3, but came back to win 6-5 at home. Great time. So much history for me at that spot on the boulevard. The roster has changed dramatically, as I suppose I should expect at the AA level. we'll see.
This last one is classic "Richmond Apocalyptica"...

Friday, April 8, 2011

Never Forget: My Nickname For Him Was "Upson Downes"

And I'm out. It was fun, but...
Dear Baseball and ManRam fans,

"Major League Baseball recently notified Manny Ramirez of an issue under Major League Baseball's Joint Drug Prevention and Treatment Program. Rather than continue with the process under the program, Ramirez has informed MLB that he is retiring as an active player. If Ramirez seeks reinstatement in the future, the process under the Drug Program will be completed. MLB will have no further comment on this matter".



EDIT: 4.9.11

Monday, April 4, 2011

Symbolism: Ricky Rubio

Look. Then, look again. It's the near-perfect symbol/auto so hard to find executed to this degree...must find more. I do find that the seeming majority of truly unique autographs of this ilk come from the "other" sports, other than baseball. go figure. Isn't this guy playing in europe?

Friday, April 1, 2011

Hey Baltimore:

You're gonna love JJ Hardy, I guarantee it.

Happy Opening Day: Part II

A Man can dream...and I do Maybe it will be one of my 3 Fantasy teams...
We're winning games or someone's getting their ass kicked.

Virginia Commonwealth University: Deep In The Heart Of The City

I am going out there, away from baseball on Opening Day Part II...follow if you like:

Well, it's been official for some time now that the VCU Rams are Richmond's baby. The kind of stuff going off around here due to the success of this team exists in a vacuum where the school's trip to the second round of the NCAA tournament along with the now-ailing UVA program. That's where all the money came from to enlarge the school to it's all-consuming pseudoplasmodium-like self as it exists today. the location of the celebration on Broad Street is quite proximal to my house (I live near there). It used to be a no-man's land. I played weekly gigs with my funk/fusion band at a bar on the edge of the fan, mostly for VCU students, and it was like being on the edge of the west and to the north of Broad lurked nothing good. Nowadays it's Extreme Pizza (a name I really did predict in 96 when the term "extreme" became as ubiquitous as a volvo stationwagon was) Five Guys (which I am not ashamed to say I frequent after running or long nights) Chili's (no shit) and student housing lining the street, coliseum lofts and shit like that. all wrapped around the Seigal Center. and all brought about after the swing in enrollment and success of various sports teams years ago. It feels weird, is what I'm saying. I took two undergrad classes at VCU in 98 during the summer and enjoyed both of them. I took 4 grad classes there to complete the requirements for my Virginia teaching certificate. My fiance is about halfway through her courses for her Masters in Special Education. We have given them tons of money. wifey still is...and yet I can't really connect with the utter desperation with which the actual city and its Gov't is treating the national attention. It's like a really shitty SS getting called into the game because the other 2 went down and your bench has the trots from the plane food. He's practically jumping in the air when the batter locks and loads. It makes me feel farther from my city, and protective of my neighborhood mere blocks away from the tear-gas and impromptu horizontal co-ed tossing (which is extremly freakin dangerous when drunk). God I hope we lose this game. My city has so much more than a mid-major with the worst color combo ever.

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