Welcome to my blog. I want the Josh Willingham cards. All of them.

Saturday, January 28, 2012

One of my PC's gets a promotion....

I have several personal collections. I have many personal collections. I have way too many personal collections.  Larry Fitzgerald...Jay Barker...Brock Huard...Gary Redus-What do all these names share?  Well, they are the only four single players that have their own binder in my personal collections.

I collect many, many, too many other players but I have them all grouped together in a binder. You can find them clustered together on the lower right hand side of this blog.

The Big Four...The Mount Rushmore in my collection of Fitz, Barker, Huard, and Redus now have company.  Drum Roll Please.........................................................................

Josh Willingham...Alabama Native...University of North Alabama Lions Alumni...Current Minnesota Twins Outfielder has today received his own binder.  I am going after Willingham cards. Not going to obsess as a super collector of Willingham at this point but I am looking to amass as many gu/autos/numbered cards of Josh as possible  So if you have any Josh Willingham in your collection. Let's make a trade.  Set Willingham free.. Send him to Sweet Home Alabama...Let the Willingham-ing begin!

Friday, January 20, 2012

One Sentence about a card-1/20/12

"Why does everyone keep asking me if I play for the Baltimore Ravens?"

Braves Anthology Binder Update A-I

As a collector, like anyone else, I pick the things that mean something to me.  One of the most prized items in my collection is my Atlanta Braves Binder. I've been a huge Braves fan since I was a little boy and this binder has been a work in process since 1987.  This is a list of every player currently in the binder A-I.  I am looking for anyone that you might have pictured as an Atlanta Brave that is not on this list.  Let's see who has anyone not in my anthology set.

HANK AARON
JIM ACKER
SID AKINS
DOYLE ALEXANDER
ANTONIO ALFONSECA
JOSE ALVAREZ
JOSH ANDERSON
RICK ANKIEL
JOHN ANTONELLI
JAMIE ARNOLD
JOSE ASCANIO
ANDY ASHBY
PAUL ASSENMACHER
STEVE AVERY
WILLIE AYBAR
PAUL BACOT
DANYS BAEZ
LEN BARKER
COLE BARTHEL
BRANDON BEACHY
STEVE BEDROSIAN
MATT BELISLE
MIKE BELL
ROBBIE BELL
RAFAEL BELLIARD
BRUCE BENEDICT
JUAN BERENGUER
GERONIMO BERROA
DAMON BERRYHILL
WILSON BETEMIT
MIKE BIELECKI
JEFF BLAUSER
TERRY BLOCKER
JOE BOEVER
TOMMY BOGGS
JUNG BONG
BARRY BONNELL
PEDRO BORBON
MICAH BOWIE
LARRY BRADFORD
DARREN BRAGG
RUSSELL BRANYAN
SID BREAM
DANNY BREZEALE
TONY BRIZZOLARA
JOHN BURKETT
JEFF BURROUGHS
BRETT BUTLER
FRANCISCO CABRERA
MELKY CABRERA
RICK CAMP
ERIC CAMPBELL
BARBARO CANIZARES
JOSE CAPELLAN
RAMON CARABELLO
VINNY CASTILLA
RICK CERONE
CHRIS CHAMBLISS
CHRIS CHAMPION
BRUCE CHEN
RYAN CHURCH
JIM CLANCY
MARTY CLARY
BRAD CLONTZ
ROMAN COLON
LANCE CORMIER
JUAN CRUZ
JOHNNY CUEVAS
TODD CUNNINGHAM
CHRIZ CZARNIK
BRUCE DAL CANTON
KYLE DAVIES
JODY DAVIS
MARK DAVIS
BRIAN DEAK
JEFF DEDMON
DIMASTER DELGADO
DREW DENSON
MARK DEROSA
ADRIAN DEVINE
JOE DEVINE
TODD DEWEY
MATT DIAZ
BRYAN DIGBY
STEVE DOETSCH
OCTAVIO DOTEL
JD DREW
JERMAINE DYE
GARY EAVE
JUAN EICHELBERGER
ALAN EMBREE
JOHN ENNIS
NICK ESASKY
YUNIEL ESCOBAR
JUAN ESPINO
JOHNNY ESTRADA
DARRELL EVANS
PETE FALCONE
KYLE FARRELL
ROBERT FICK
DAVID FILAK
TERRY FORSTER
JULIO FRANCO
JEFF FRANCOUER
FREDDIE FREEMAN
MARVIN FREEMAN
RAFAEL FURCAL
ANDRES GALARRAGA
DAVE GALLAGHER
RON GANT
GENE GARBER
DAMASO GARCIA
MARCUS GILES
TOM GLAVINE
PAT GOMEZ
ALEX GONZALEZ
MIKE GONZALEZ
REID GORECKI
TONY GRAFFANINO
MARK GRANT
BRETT GREBE
JASON GREEN
NICK GREEN
TOMMY GREENE
TOMMY GREGG
KEN GRIFFEY
DAVE GRIFFIN
MARQUIS GRISSOM
KEVIN GRYBOWSKI
MIKE HAMPTON
PRESTON HANNA
TOMMY HANSON
TOMMY HARPER
WILLIE HARRIS
MATT HARRISON
RORIC HARRISON
MIKE HEATH
WES HELMS
GORKYS HERNANDEZ
LUIS HERNANDEZ
AARON HERR
MIKE HESSMAN
JASON HEYWARD
LAYTON HILLER
ERIC HINSKE
DAMON HOLLINS
DARREN HOLMES
TOMMY HOLMES
TYLER HOUSTON
BOB HORNER
JAY HOWELL
AL HRABOSKY
GLENN HUBBARD
TIM HUDSON
BRIAN HUNTER
OMAR INFANTE

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Gary Redus Supercollection Update


Good afternoon!  I promised an update when I reached midway on the GARY REDUS SUPER COLLECTION.  I have reached that point.  My Redus count currently stands at 80/160. The magical 50% mark.  All of them from here out will be very sweet.  Any trade for any off my remaining list will be rewarded handsomely. 

1981 TCMA #15
1982 Indianapolis Indians #17
1983 Reds Yearbook #2
1984 Donruss Action All Stars #16

1984 OPC #231
1984 OPC Stickers #52
1984 Reds Borden
1984 Reds Inquirer
1984 Reds Yearbook
1984 Topps Rubdown
1984 Topps Tiffany

1985 Indianapolis Indians
1985 Leaf
1985 OPC
1985 Topps Stickers

1986 Kellers
1986 Tastykake
1986 Topps traded Tiffany
1987 OPC
1987 OPC Stickers
1987 Topps Traded Tiffany
1987 White Sox Coke
1988 Fleer Glossy
1988 Starting Lineup
1988 OPC
1988 SLU 15
1988 Topps Mini Leaders
1988 White Sox Coke
1989 Bowman
1989 Bowman Tiffany
1989 Fleer Glossy
1989 OPC
1989 Very Fine Juice

1990 Fleer Canada
1990 OPC
1990 Panini Stickers
1990 Homers Cookies
1990 Topps Big
1990 Topps Stickers
1990 Topps Tiffany
1991 OPC

1991 Topps Micro


1992 OPC
1992 Nationwide Inc
1992 Topps Gold Non Winner
1992 Topps Micro

1992 UD Gold Hologram Back
1993 Pacific Spanish
1993 Rangers Decker
1993 Rangers Keebler
1993 Rangers Team Stadium Club
1994 Pacific
1994 Rangers Magic Marker
1994 Score Gold rush

1994 Stadium Club First Day Issue
1994 Stadium Club Rainbow
1994 Stadium Club Members Only
1994 Stadium Club Team First Day Issue
1994 Topps Spanish
1995 Score Gold Rush
Obak Black Auto /50
Obak Red Auto /5
Obak Purple Auto /1
Obak Green /25
Obak Purple /25
Obak Purple /1
Obak Red /1
1989 UD Buy back

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Contest Results!!!

It's the day after the whoopin!  4 Brave Souls predicted the winner-therefore-since no one pimped-all four are winners.  Lets have some draftin!

Choices:
Deangelo Williams
Laurence Maroney
Matt Leinart
Warren Sapp

Draft Order:
Greg Zakwin
Josh D
Spiegel83
Adam E

Need addresses from Adam E and maybe Josh and Greg-may have them. Not sure.  Greg is on the clock.

Monday, January 9, 2012

One Sentence about a card-1/9/12

"If this backing up Favre thing doesn't work out maybe one day I can find a hot wife."




ROLL TIDE ROLL

Sunday, January 8, 2012

New feature-One sentence about a card

This is something, that if nothing else, will amuse me to great ends.  I will post a card and list a one sentence commentary. Nothing fancy, what you see is what you get.

"I wonder how many kids are gonna lose their lunch money investing in my rookie card?"

Watching the Pregame for Broncos/Steelers and did I really just hear....

Just a quick thought before I settle in for the final playoff game.

I am an AVID Arizona Cardinals fan and have been for years.  I'm still even shocked we made the Super Bowl a few years back but wow did I just hear something that sent chills up my neck.

Charley Casserly on the pregame talking about the Peyton Manning situation.  Then out of the blue, he mentions the Cardinals and how it would make a lot of sense.

Holy Mind Reader Batman.  I have been telling my buddies for weeks that if I were Cards GM, and there was any indication that Peyton was healthy and available I would give up the whole draft. They have been debating having me committed! Now let the rumors swirl. I hope they come true.

Would you want Peyton on your team??

How much would be too much to give up for him??

Saturday, January 7, 2012

Saturday nights alright for...Trading

No not fighting but trading...Here are two HOF'er s for trade. Horrible scans but can be easy trade tonight.
Tom Seaver 2011 Topps Tier One Bat Card  TSR47 126/399-Looking for a nice Braves GU or Auto in return.

Bob Gibson 2011 Topps Tier One #'d 24/50-Looking for something Braves in Return or dazzle me from my player wantlist.

 Let's do it!

Friday, January 6, 2012

Contest Time

One of my goals for 2012 is to give away more cards.  Let's get this party started with a monthly contest.  The subject matter will change monthly as will the prizes but we will end up with multiple winners each month.

Simple Rules:
Respond to the Question asked for this contest.  If you respond correctly you will be entered in the mix. 3 winners will be chosen.
Promote the contest on your blog.  One promoter will be a winner.


Here are the four prizes for this month's contest:
 Warren Sapp 2002 Topps Beckett 9
Deangelo Williams 2006 Topps Beckett 10
Matt Leinart 2006 Score Beckett 10
Laurence Maroney 2006 Score Beckett 10

Deadline to post or promote-Monday January 10th 4PM Central Time

Here's your subject matter:

PRETTY BIG GAME GOING ON IN NEW ORLEANS ON MONDAY NIGHT...WHO YA GOT-TIDE OR TIGERS

Fun with a blaster, ugh-2011 A&G Discounted Blaster

I'm not blogging about Star Wars today. Instead, I'm blogging about a subject on which I've touched before-blasters.  I've had a few out of this world experiences but most of them have been junk.  This one actually comes courtesy of a Christmas gift from a co worker.  He asked me what I do for fun and I told him I play with cardboard lol.  He must have known what I meant.








The good news...I got a hit
The bad news...The hit was in the first pack
The bad news part II...This new digital cam takes horrible pictures or I suck at  taking them.

Here's the rundown-
Base:
#7 Mickey Mantle
33 Curtis Granderson
35 Adam Dunn
61 Brian Roberts
82 Scott Rolen
105 Ubaldo Jimenez
107 LL Zamenhof Inventor of Esperanto
138 Matt Garza
141 Vernon Wells
155 Josh Johnson
180 Kyle Drabek
203 Aaron Hill
230 Mark Teixeira
232 Picabo Street
241 Ike Davis
244 Chone Figgins
261 Carlos Pena
266 Chris Coghlan
279 Brian Wilson
280 Adam Wainwright
283 Daric Barton
287 Yovani Gallardo
303 Jaime Garcia
316 Manny Ramirez
340 Ryan Zimmerman
343 Drew Stubbs

Hometown Heroes
HH13 Shane Victorino Wailuku, HI
HH39 Tim Lincecum Renton, WA
HH51 Josh Beckett Spring, TX
HH59 Brett Gardiner Holly Hill, SC
HH62 Pedro Alvarez Washington Heights, NY
HH95 Kyle Drabek The Woodlands, TX

Code Parallels
296 Derek Lowe
Freaky Looking Code Card

Minds that Made the Future
MMF3 Eli Whitney

Baseball Highlight Sketches
BHS-7 CC Sabathia

Floating Fortresses
FF2 Mary Rose

Ascent of Man
AOM9 Placoderms

Minis
World's Champions Backs
100 Albert Pujols
161 Casey McGehee Black Front
237 Carlos Quentin

Ginter Backs
210 Chase Utley
327 David Dejesus

Uninvited Guests UG3 Waverly Hills Sanitorium
Portraits of Penultimacy PP4 Igor
Step Right Up The Human Cannonball SRU5

Game Used
AGR-NS Nick Swisher Grey Swatch


EVERYTHING listed is for trade. I will leave them available for about a week and then I will move them to their respective team boxes.

Monday, January 2, 2012

2011 Blog of the Year--------------------The Winner is????

It was a fun poll. Congratulations to all that were nominated. Also thank you to everyone who read, nominated, and voted for a winner.  I discovered some great new blogs to read in the process and I hope maybe some of you found a new one too.

The winner is....

NIGHT OWL with 16 votes
Congratulations. Its truly a great blog!

Wrigley Wax came in second with 13 votes. 
Another high quality blog.  A very good read.

Daily Dimwit was solo 3rd with 7 Votes
Job well done Samuel.

Would like to award prizes to NIGHT OWL, WRIGLEY WAX, AND THE DAILY DIMWIT

Also receiving a prize will be the first nominator for Night Owl-Spiegel 83
and a random was drawn for promoting the poll....THE SEWING MACHINE GUY

Congratulations to all the winners!!  Please email me at lifebythedrop79@yahoo.com  with your mailing address.

See you on the blogs!

jaybarkerfan
Wes