Thursday, March 29, 2012

E.A.'s 2012 MLB PREDICITIONS and other fine notes.

Ahhhhhh yes.........the smell of hot dogs and hamburgers roasting on an open grill. The sounds of the vendors yelling, "HOT SALTED NUTS". The second mortgage you just took out to get tickets to see Albert Pujols and Cliff Lee battle it out. The spicy aroma of chili and sauerkraut roasting in a kettle along with the aroma of cooked onions and peppers that go oh so well with cheese steaks and Italian sausage sandwiches. The whizzing sound of batteries being thrown at the left and right fielders by obnoxious drunken Philly Fans. You can also hear the sound of a metal tab striking a metal lid with an explosive "popping open" sound to reveal a cold refreshing beverage inside. Let us also not forget the popping sound of the old lady's left eye socket bones breaking sitting next to you as she takes a foul ball to the head and failed to pay attention to the game as she was looking on in puzzlement at the guy wearing the home team jersey with the custom name of "hewhodealtitsmellsit". Oh the ever so sweet and countless screams of a child having to go to the bathroom after they were just there 5 minutes ago. And finally let's not forget about the obnoxious drunken couple making out up on the upper deck as the camera man can't seem to keep the camera focused on which set of balls being pitched................ IT'S MLB TIME FOLKS!!!

Here we go:

Milton Bradley: Will Not be playing!

oops......wrong item

AL: Eastern
1. Boston Red Sox
2. Tampa Bay

AL: Central
1. Detroit
2. Minnesota

AL: Western
1. Texas Rangers
2. Seattle Mariners

AL: MVP- Miguel "I'll Kill You" Cabrera
       CY Young: Justin Verlander

NL: Eastern
1. Philadelphia Phillies
2. Miami Marlins

NL: Central
1. Cincinnati Reds
2. St. Louis Cardinals

NL: Western
1. Arizona Diamondbacks
2. San Francisco Giants

NL: MVP: Joey "I swing a sticky bat" Votto
       Cy Young: Ian Kennedy


Call me crazy but I got a funny feeling about those kids in ARIZONA!

Monday, March 26, 2012

SLAP SHOT: Kovalchuk Style

2011-12 Certified Ilya Kovalchuk "STICK 'EM" game used stick piece #34/50.

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

My little ol box of 2011 Topps PRECISION football

In the madness of the boxes of card products that I was buying I decided to take a chance on a box of 2011 Topps Precision football from my LCS and I have to say that the boxes I have been opening from my LCS have had NY GIANTS players in them left and right and this box was no disappointment by any means. 

The first "hit" card that we pulled was of NY Giants rookie wide receiver Jerrel Jernigan. Now I'm pretty stroked about this "hit" because it's a Giants player and it's a jersey autograph as well. The only thing I thought Topps could've done was have the card hard signed instead of putting a crooked sticker auto on the card. 

My next big "hit" that I pulled was of a retired legend and a first for my autograph collection: EARL CAMPBELL (I will confess that I am also a bit of a Houston Oilers fan also which also makes me a Tennessee Titans fan as well). What I love about this autograph is that it's clearly legible!

 Like I said before in one of my previous posts, "Jon Baldwin" is haunting me. Here is another autographed jumbo relic serially numbered 25/25 that I pulled of Jon. I can hear the mojo'ers in the background screaming, " OMG- It's a 3 colored patch EBAY 1/1 ". Oh is another sticker auto.

In my final pack that I opened I managed to pull this "autographed hit": Marcell Dareus. The really nice thing about this card is that it's a hard signed copy. No sticker is needed. No sticker is applied. I love how his signature is signed "MD".


Saturday, March 17, 2012


So I thought I'd pop onto the craigslist site and see whats for sale in my area and I found this special:

1990 Wayne Gretzky card - $100

Has a small tare on the bottom left. It usually is worth 230$ otherwise. That's why I'm offering so cheap...Good condition otherwise...See photos below.

it's NOT ok to contact this poster with services or other commercial interests
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1. Since when is any 1990 score Wayne Gretzky card worth that much?
2. Since when is any mass produced Score card worth that much?
3. $100.00 for a torn card? Don't quite think so!

Thursday, March 15, 2012

TOPPS SUPREME PULLS by the Big Kahuna and um ooohh....some Cam Newton

With all that is unholy happening around us and the clock ticking down on the end of the Mayan Calender, let us gaze upon the holiness of 2011 TOPPS SUPREME FOOTBALL and thou shall see what thy mighty hand has thou pullest:

BEHOLD yourself and take a blow to one knee! For it is thy rookie bookth Green Bayth Packeth Knight Randall Cobb #4/10

I felt real good about getting this ungodly size pack of cards at first glance. I thought, "Somebody fell asleep at Topps and put too many cards in the pack." I was not that lucky but I was lucky when I saw the words booklet and it read Randall Cobb 4/10. The only thing that disappoints me about this booklet is the type of jersey they used for in it. For a low serially numbered booklet card they should have used patch cards or at least half patch pieces or anything that had some frickin' color to it. NOPE. Just a plain ol' swatch of green garb........not even pants garb........just sitting cheese.........nothing but a green BLAH! They used about as much effort into the making of the card as Randall did signing the card er oops........I mean sticker.

For our next contestant we have some Kansas City Chiefs rookie wide receiver known as Big "Hands" Chief Jon Baldwin (I have been pulling cards of this guy left and right.......he's stalking me!). This one is numbered 15/50.

Up next is the former Boston College Quarterback who is able to leap over Doug Flutie in a single bound! That's right you know him as the "The Dirkness of Dirty Birds"- MATT RYAN. Bonus points for me and EBAY as it's serially numbered to his jersey number 2/15!

Next on our list is Detroit Lions Wide Receiver Titus Young serially numbered 1/10. At least his jersey piece has part of the arm bands on it for a low serially numbered card (AHEM... Topps are you paying attention).

Next in our vagabond of pulls is #11/25 Buffalo Bills Defensive End Rookie Marcell Dareus! It's nice to see the defensive line guys get the respect and auto's for once!

I'm still deciding who seems to be stalking me it Jon Baldwin or is it this Jacksonville Jaguars Quarterback Blaine Gabbert. I've been pulling his low numbered rookies and autos left and right. Could that be a sign from the Sportscards when I sold my Tom Brady playoff contenders championship ticket rookie auto card on ebay back in 2001 because I thought he wasn't going to amount to anything after the dismal fourth game of the season where he looked horrible (yeah it sold for $55.00- LESSON LEARNED)! ANYHOW this Blaine is serially numbered 12/90.

Like I said before........I can't seem to get away from Blaine Gabbert and this other somewhat of an overrated Quarterback CAM NEWTON. This card is serially numbered 12/25. Now if you're an ebay scammer you could list this card as a 1/1 using this simple formula: Blaine's jersey number is 11 and Cam's is 1 and when you put it together you get 11+1=12 OMG 12/25 is the card number........THAT MEANS IT'S AN EBA-.... FULL OF GARBAGE......LOL! ANYHOW......bask in the ambiance of my third Cam Newton autograph that we have pulled this year! 

I think Torrey Smith might be also stalking me as well as this is the fourth autograph of him that I have pulled. I've pulled his auto from:
1. Topps Chrome blaster- refractor auto /99
2. Topps Prime Blaster- Level 6 Prime Jersey quad auto
3. Topps Chrome Hobby box
4. Topps Supreme Auto 45/55

Greg Little 34/55 

 Ryan Williams 46/50

TO BE CONTINUED..................................................

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Let us look at the glory of a $4.99 rack pack of 2011/12 UD HOCKEY

There is nothing I enjoy more than paying $4.99 for a rack pack of cards and expecting to maybe at best pull at least one good card. Looks like I got my wish:

Nothing like pulling the number one draft pick! RYAN NUGENT HOPKINS!

And the Hunt is on with Topps Customer Service Part DEUX

Well in the mail today I received my replacement from Topps Customer service for not having the redemption card of Topps Tier Rickey Henderson Dual Relic card that I submitted a few months ago. Behold the glory of what they sent me:

2010 Donavan Tate Bowman Chrome Blue refractor autograph 132/199

So my son looked up the player and the one thing that made me sick was he has been suspended twice for drugs and has spent most of his professional career on the sidelines with injuries. So he’s been banned more games than he has played.

My question for you is would you accept this as a replacement or would you be on the phone to Topps customer service? If you look up the “Beckett Value” the Henderson is still worth double the amount.

AND the hunt is on with Topps Customer Service

On March 6th I received some unfortunate news from Topps:

Dear Consumer.
This email is to inform you that the Topps Company is currently beyond the 15 week processing time allocated for the following redemption card:

Product:   Card/Player Name
Topps Tier One   Top Shelf Dual Relic of Rickey Henderson

Our staff is working diligently to process and ship your redemption card as soon as possible.  Please continue to check your Online Redemption account for updates regarding the status of your card. If you no longer wish to wait for the redemption card, please contact our Consumer Relations team in order to place a substitution request for a card of equal Beckett value. Do not hesitate to contact our Consumer Relations department via phone at 1-800-489-9149 or via email at for assistance. A consumer relations representative will be available to assist you
Monday through Friday from 8:30am to 4:30 pm (ET).


Consumer Relations
The Topps Company, Inc.

I called the customer service number and asked for a replacement. Only the SPORTSCARDS GODS knows what I shall be sent. Perhaps if I sacrifice a goldfish, a squirrel, a blind shrew, and a case of girl scout cookies into a volcano then I may not be sent a Willie Fisterbottom jersey card.

Friday, March 2, 2012

Brien Taylor pitches a fastball special to the cops.

Seems like Brien Taylor is falling faster than his fastball! Let's hope he get's the help he needs before it's too late.
 The article is down below. You can click on the link above or read it down below.

Brien Taylor, Former Yankees Superstar-To-Be, Arrested On Cocaine Trafficking Charges

By Barry Petchesky

Brien Taylor, the can't-miss prospect who missed, was arrested yesterday on a whole mess of drug charges. This comes after an undercover operation by the Carteret County (NC) Sheriff's Office, in which cops allegedly purchased large quantities of crack and cocaine from him.
Taylor is charged with two counts each of trafficking in cocaine by possession, trafficking in cocaine by sell, trafficking in cocaine by deliver, trafficking in cocaine by manufacture, trafficking in cocaine by transport, and felony maintaining a vehicle.
He is also charged with one count each of possession with intent to manufacture, sell and deliver cocaine and sell and deliver cocaine.
Taylor was placed in the Carteret County Jail under a $275,000 bond.
Taylor was a high school superstar who held out for, and received, a then-record $1.55 million signing bonus from the Yankees. He tore up the minor leagues, but when he got into a fight in a North Carolina trailer park, he tore up his shoulder. He was never the same pitcher, never made the majors, and as recently as 2006 was living at home with his parents, on a street named after him.