Saturday, December 18, 2010

Happy Holidays!

Just wanted to wish everyone a Happy and safe holiday season. Thanks for all the friendships and another great year of trades. I thought that I would share with you a great card set I got years ago. Its a Santa Claus Autograph, Game used "Santa Suit" card and a Santa Claus "Rookie Card". Happy Holidays everyone.

RIP Cleveland Indians Great Bob Feller

Baseball lost another baseball legend, HOFer Bob Feller. Feller was truly one of the greatest pitchers in Baseball history. RIP Mr Feller.

Friday, December 3, 2010

RIP Chicago Cubs Great Ron Santo

Today Baseball lost one of the greatest Chicago Cubs ever..Ron Santo. Santo deserves to be in the Baseball HOF. When you think of the Chicago Cubs, you automatically think of Billy Williams, Ryne Sandberg, Ferguson Jenkins and Ron Santo. Santo definitely deserves a place in the HOF..RIP Mr. Santo.

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Whitey Herzog Mailday!

Received this autographed card of HOF Manager Whitey Herzog of the St Louis Cardinals. I received this auto via a trade on "The Bench". This auto is a great addition to my HOF auto PC.

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Baseball Greats TTM Mailday Success!

Received these two TTM auto returns. One from Buddy Lewis and One from Virgil Trucks. Virgil Trucks even took the time to hand write a little thank you note to me and included a FREE autographed card of himself. A true gentleman and First Class act. In his letter to me, Virgil Trucks told me about his book called "Throwing Heat,The Life and Times of Virgil "Fire" Trucks. I dont normally do plugs for items, but he is such a true gentleman that such a nice guy for doing this for me, that I will be buying his book, just because he is a nice guy and also recommend his book to anyone looking for a good baseball book  to read.

Monday, November 29, 2010

Another great mailday!

Received these great autos and game used today via EBAY. The Troy Glaus and Tim Salmon have always been two of my favorite autographs of those two players. The Chase Utley Game Used is a very cool card of him with a pinstripe on his uniform and the Eric Young Jr Auto RC is an amazing addition to my collection, as Young is one of the games most exciting players who has lightning fast speed comparable to a young Rickey Henderson or Vince Coleman. I saw him play in a couple games this year and was impressed with his speed. This is his autographed RC to get now before he hits the major leagues for good.

What Im thankful for the most

Thanksgiving has giving me time to reflect what I am truly grateful and thankful for. I am thankful for my parents, family and friends, good health, two amazing careers, financial security and true happiness.

 I am also happy for my friends on the three trading card sites I am on. Sports Card Forum, The Bench and Sports Card Freaks. I have met and traded with some very great guys and gals on these sites.

My greatest blessings are the love of my life, Jennifer and my daughter Kaitlyn. Both have touched my life in different ways and both have made me a better person. There is nothing greater in life than seeing the excitement my daughter has when she helps me sort my cards or the excitement on my wifes face when she opens my Through the Mail (TTM Requests). I love that she is so excited and plays a great role in my card collecting hobby. It is fun that we can enjoy this hobby together as a family. I love that she accepts me for who I am and accepts that Baseball, the Dodgers, Baseball Card Collecting (and Gi Joe collecting!) are such a great part of who I am. I am so lucky to have a wife that understands that baseball cards are more than just a piece of cardboard. I am so lucky to have a wife that is a big baseball and big dodgers fan. My wife and my daughter are my greatest gifts in life.