Sunday, 31 March 2013

Fantasy Focus Baseball - The Draft

Hi all,
A weird and eventful draft day yesterday,

A few arrived late, including myself due to a family emergency.

So I abandoned the stake, and will put up a box of 2013 Topps Series 2 (Hobby) to the winner.

Here's the teams,

4 American's, 4 British.

Here's your draft report card.

Flying Fish - B
An outfield to rival Martyn's

Trojan Horses - B-
The B stand for Blah, Typical Team.

Anglophillie AAA - C-
Tiger's Slugging, Phillies' Pitching.

Martyn - C+
You run the league, And turn up late?

GI Joe's - A
You can use all your budget "tightwad"

Colin - B
If the Giant's Win, You'll Win

Doug - C+
Where's your Star?

Ian - A-
Auto-draft, you spent time pre-ranking!

This should be a fun league,

Thursday, 28 March 2013

The 3 P's: 2013 Red Sox

Projections, Predictions & Prophecies.

The Red Sox will go 82-80 - .506%

Which compared to 2012's 69-93 - .426%
Is a huge step up.

The Red Sox will have no league leader.

Ortiz: 28 HR, .300 ?

May not have a guy hitting over .300

David Ortiz .300
Jacoby Ellsbury .295
Dustin Pedroia .295

Ellsbury: 30 Steals?

Will not have a 30 Home Run Guy.

Mike Napoli 28
David Ortiz 26

Doubront: 12 Wins, 4.00 ERA?

These two will combine for almost 60 steals.

Shane Victorino 29
Jacoby Ellsbury 29

Pitching will be steady,
None will get 20 W's.
and Andrew Bailey may end 2013 as the Closer.

And the sell out streak will end in April 2013.


Baseball Books - Vol 1 : Fifty-Nine in '84

Fifty-nine in '84:
Old Hoss Radbourn, Barehanded Baseball
& the greatest season a pitcher ever had.

This book Tell's the story of the Providence Grays National League pennant winning season, and of them winning the first ever World Series, It focuses on Charles "Old Hoss" Radbourn, a silent, hardworking pitcher whose arm was hanging off.When pitchers were deemed less manly or weak if they failed to finish a game they started, When most of the Home Runs came for the Chicago White Stockings (Cubs), because of the ball field. When the Red Sox were called the Beaneaters, & prostitution and Syphilis were rife with no penicillin.Achorn tells us of the feat nobody will ever beat, when the Home team didn't always bat in the bottom of the inning or wear gloves. About Charles Radbourn, the woman he loved and lived in sin with, and of Grays Manager Bancroft.The book has everything, rivalry, corruption, envy, love, Cap Anson & baseball. It was only two decades after the Civil War, and America like baseball was growing and finding itself.Wonderfully written, well researched and a fine weekend read.

"If this was fiction it would be the great american novel"

Of course as a card collector i use a card as my book mark and here is the card in question a 2010 Topps Cards Your mother threw Out of Carl Yastrzemski.


Friday, 22 March 2013

The Show 2013

Man it took ages to download, thought i'd do it rather than wait up to 14 days for it.

McCutchen representing for the Pirates,
I like the game,
didn't play 12. Not liking the Astro's new logo design, or Youk in pinstripes,
However franchise with Boston?
First traded Lackey away with a scrub, for Melky Mesa, Eduardo Nunez & Kevin Youkilis.

Immediately trading Nunez away.

I've also a new book,
so stay tuned?


Saturday, 16 March 2013

Panini Post : #1 Enderle Auto

I believe I got the redemption in a box break from Sam @ TheDailyDimwit.

Panini actually ship redemption's world wide, free of charge,

If you are keeping score it's now Topps 0 - Panini 1

A card to hold onto it's a sticker Auto 50/499.

Thank you for value-ing international custom & collectors Panini,
Hope you get your MLB liscence.


Thursday, 14 March 2013

Where's Welker?

To the dismay of Youtube user Alicia Love

he's left the Patriots for the Bronco's.


Saturday, 9 March 2013

Fantasy Baseball: Sign Ups & Prizes

The winner will receive all cards put up for stake, minimum $10 card.

The league has 20 scoring categories,
And here's some bonuses.

For league leaders in,

Hit's - Pete Rose All Time Hits Leader
2008 Playoff Contenders Legendary Rookies Gold #2 /250

Stolen Bases - Rickey Henderson All Time Leader in Stolen Bases
2003 Donruss Signature Team Trademarks #25 /500

Average - Ty Cobb All Time Leader in Batting Average
2011 Topps Marquee Copper #48 /199

Home Runs - Hank Aaron All Time Leader in RBI's, Extra Bases & True Home Run King
2012 Topps Tribute Bronze #1 /299

Base on Balls - Barry Bonds Walked more than any other batter in a single season, 3 times in 4 years
RC 1987 Topps #320

Wins - Cy Young All Time Leader in Wins
2010 Topps Triple Threads Gold #62 /99

Saves - Mariano Rivera All Time Leader in Saves
2012 Topps Gypsy Queen Framed Blue #54 /599

StriKe Outs - Nolan Ryan All Time Leader in Strike Outs
2006 SP Legendary Cuts Baseball Chronology Gold #NR2 /550

WHIP - Pedro Martinez 4th All Time in WHIP
2000 Topps Stars Metallic Blue #62 /299

ERA - Bob Gibson 4th Best ERA in a single season, last 1914
2012 Topps Museum Collection Copper #88 /299

There's also a prize for last place overall.

The league is,

30 Roster Spots
Head 2 Head each category.

Just send an email to


Tuesday, 5 March 2013

What To Buy? In a Blackout

So the 2nd half of the Superbowl kicked off in style,
there'll never be another one like it, while most were watching a girl shake her ass I was watching Ian @ AllAboutCards,
He wasn't shaking his ass, but doing the Panini giveaway.

When the power outage stopped play,
COMC time

Here's the card:

Jacoby Jones

2010 Score Gold Zone #115

That's right 001/299

for $1.25 shipped!


Saturday, 2 March 2013

Amassing Maz Vol 3

Here it is,
My first Mazeroski Autograph.
View PC Here

$14.49 shipped from Canada

2011 Leaf Legends of Sport #BA-10 Silver 2/10

Compared to a Shelby Miller Auto/25 you could get 26.5 of these cards for the same price :(

A Hall of Fame, Yankee Killing, guy who shares my birthday.


Kimball Mini's Addition #1

4 more cards, 2 complete the ones found in 2011 Topps Series 1,
2 More cool cards.

#7 Mickey Mantle
New York Yankee's

#34 Joey Votto
Cincinnati Reds

#55 Stan Musial
St. Louis Cardinals

#131 Adam Dunn
Chicago White Sox

View the PC in full here


Friday, 1 March 2013

The Real McCoy #2

7 more of Colt McCoy,
view the list here

All 7 cost $5.01 :)
And are from 2010

2010 Rookies & Stars Crosstraining Gold #24

2010 Rookies & Stars Longevity Crosstraining Materials #24

2010 Topps Platinum Rookie Platinum Refractors #133

2010 Score #323

2010 Rookies & Stars Studio Rookies Combo #4

2010 Sage Squared #3

2010 Playoff Contenders Draft Class Gold #21

Some nice numbered cards, RC & Combo's,
Happy with all 7 for $5.