Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Bravo, A&G 14

Being the worst day in sports, let me get this off my chest....The winning pitcher of the All-Star Game was Max Scherzer, Miguel Cabrera, the best there is the best there was and the best there ever will be hit a two run shot, even if Wainwright was serving "pipe shots" and the MVP was Mike Trout?

Ponder that, Sparky!
I guess I should have picked up on the fact that Joe Buck was stating throughout the telecast who would replace Jeter as the face of MLB?

Back to the action.

I haven't seen much discussion on this year's edition of Allen & Ginter.  I must say, the Tigers team set has a glorious roll call.   Earlier in the collecting season I bellowed regarding recycled images on Topps' part.

Appears to be a better effort and a glorious selection of Tigers including Newhouser, Sparky, Kell, Kaline among current players.  Somehow JD Martinez ended up on the Astros this late in the year?

After tearing through a blaster, I am looking forward to collecting all the Tigers in this set.

I have these for trade: find something here, send me something Tigers

SP-324 - Wainwright, 347 - Craig, and 300 - Dickey
Pastime's Pastimes: Joe Morgan
Natural Wonder: Iguazu Falls
Worlds Deadliest Predators mini : Saltwater Crocodile
Fields of Yore: Griffith Stadium
World's Capitals: Athens
Air Supremacy: Sopwith Camel
Outlaws, Bandits, & All Around Ne'er Doer: Juro Janosik
Co?cn? dence : Hugh Williams

Looking for these:

Pastime's Pastimes (is this like "A Man's Man"?)

PP-AK Al Kaline
PP-MC Miguel Cabrera
PP-MS Max Scherzer
PP-JVE Justin Verlander

Keep it Hot on the Corner, Pat

Saturday, June 28, 2014

Too Many Tigers

Never heard of such a thing.

However, Dennis over at Too Many Grandersons Verlanders sent me a great box of Tigers he longer could use along with a 1990 Topps Traded set.

Here's the deal, Dennis had a contest that required readers to pick free cards and then for every choice increased your odds of winning more cards.  There has to be a catch?

Nope, sure enough, the mail came and there were Tigers cards a plenty, however the Quad Relic with Verlander & Billingsley went to someone luckier than I (what do I have to do to be a winner?)

But as Sparky Anderson would say, "It costs nothing to be nice", thank you Dennis for being so kind to the blogosphere!

Wow, what great stuff came this way!

This is really only a small glimpse into what he sent.  The last two cards of 2005 Upper Deck were quite familiar and when I went to go sort them out, I was surprised to find the entire team set in there.  For some strange reason I had not recorded acquiring this team set, probably last summer and quickly updated the list! 

Another truth to collecting:  you'll never know what you could find getting back into the cards you already have.  

Thank you Dennis!  A package of Phil Garner's is headed your way! 

Keep it Hot on the Corner, Pat.