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

Thursday, April 26, 2012

Final post for a while

My big move begins this weekend.  When I get back online, I have many great maildays to share.  There are still a few packages to ship as well.  See you all soon!

Wes

Final member of the first class of the JBF Presidential Circle of Excellence

A while back, I stated that as the president of this blog that I wished to acknowledge a few fellow bloggers.  A Hall of Fame simply will not do. Therefore, this week, I will be inducting the first five members into my presidential circle of excellence.  How in the hell does one garner this induction honor?  Two simple criteria exist:

Criterion A:  I dig your blog. Maybe it's shiny.  Maybe it's well written. Maybe it's the subject matter. Simply put, I enjoy it for whatever reason.

Criterion B:  You are a swell human being.  Maybe we have traded. Maybe not. Needless to say-I consider you amongst the blogging friend elite.

Without further ado.....I present the fifth and final member of the first class of the JBF Presidential Circle of Excellence

THE DAILY DIMWIT

Sam runs a great Astros centric blog.  Always a great read. His group breaks are absolutely incredible.  We've  swapped some cards back and forth with many more to come in the future hopefully!  Congratulations Sam and welcome to my Circle of Excellence!

Check Sam out here:
http://www.thedailydimwit.com/  

Monday, April 23, 2012

Josh Willingham-Greatness Update

I didn't want to put up another post about the Willingham-mer while the hit streak was still going on...Alas, it ended yesterday.  I'm sure another will start up soon.  Here are the Willing-stats through 16 games.

.328 BA vs. .263 Career BA
.435 OBP vs. .362 Career OBP
5 HR and 12 RBI

Let's get it back on track Josh!

JBF Presidential Circle of Excellence Number Four

A while back, I stated that as the president of this blog that I wished to acknowledge a few fellow bloggers.  A Hall of Fame simply will not do. Therefore, this week, I will be inducting the first five members into my presidential circle of excellence.  How in the hell does one garner this induction honor?  Two simple criteria exist:

Criterion A:  I dig your blog. Maybe it's shiny.  Maybe it's well written. Maybe it's the subject matter. Simply put, I enjoy it for whatever reason.

Criterion B:  You are a swell human being.  Maybe we have traded. Maybe not. Needless to say-I consider you amongst the blogging friend elite.

Without further ado.....I present the fourth member of the first class of the JBF Presidential Circle of Excellence

 THE CHRONICLES OF FUJI


Mark's blog was actually the first card blog that I ever read.  I picked up on his posts from CCW and I've been on board ever since.  He runs a great yearly contest and his blog is one of the timeliest around when it comes to covering current events and how they relate to his blog.  He is a teacher-I can relate as I was too.  He is also a giver, which I also dig.  Congratulations Mark!!

Check Mark's blog out here:
http://sanjosefuji.blogspot.com/

Sunday, April 22, 2012

JBF Presidential Circle of Excellence Inductee Number Three

A while back, I stated that as the president of this blog that I wished to acknowledge a few fellow bloggers.  A Hall of Fame simply will not do. Therefore, today and for the next four days, I will be inducting the first five members into my presidential circle of excellence.  How in the hell does one garner this induction honor?  Two simple criteria exist:

Criterion A:  I dig your blog. Maybe it's shiny.  Maybe it's well written. Maybe it's the subject matter. Simply put, I enjoy it for whatever reason.

Criterion B:  You are a swell human being.  Maybe we have traded. Maybe not. Needless to say-I consider you amongst the blogging friend elite.


Without further ado.....I present the third member of the first class of the JBF Presidential Circle of Excellence

 MANUPATCHES AND MUSTACHES

Eric puts out a fun blog product.  He has passion for what he collects.  We have swapped cards quite a few times before.  The Mustache FrankenSet was a beast.  He's a cool dude with a cool blog spot. Welcome to the JBF Circle of Excellence!

Check him out here:

Manupatches & Mustaches
 
Congratulations Eric!  You will be receiving your induction package in the near future.

JBF Blog going dark for a short period

Wanted to pass along to the four or five that read here normally that the blog will be dark starting Friday or Saturday as I make the transition to the new homestead.  It will be probably a week or so without internet so I will be back when I can.  I believe I have three packages that need to be shipped out-Napkin, Lost Collector, and Arpsmith. I believe that is all that I have outstanding and I will have them mailed by the end of the week.

Wes

PS-When I get back I will have an important announcement regarding the Summer of Giving 2012

JBF Presidential Circle of Excellence Inductee Number Two

A while back, I stated that as the president of this blog that I wished to acknowledge a few fellow bloggers.  A Hall of Fame simply will not do. Therefore, today and for the next four days, I will be inducting the first five members into my presidential circle of excellence.  How in the hell does one garner this induction honor?  Two simple criteria exist:

Criterion A:  I dig your blog. Maybe it's shiny.  Maybe it's well written. Maybe it's the subject matter. Simply put, I enjoy it for whatever reason.

Criterion B:  You are a swell human being.  Maybe we have traded. Maybe not. Needless to say-I consider you amongst the blogging friend elite.

Without further ado.....I present the second member of the first class of the JBF Presidential Circle of Excellence


THORZUL WILL RULE

Bar none-One of my favorite blogs to read. I'm never disappointed when I check it out.  Some very innovative ideas such as the Podcast he has been running recently.  We haven't done a whole lot of trading but I'm sure the future will present more opportunities!  You sir have a great blog!

Check him out here:
THORZUL 


Congratulations Bill!  You will be receiving your induction package in the near future.


 

Saturday, April 21, 2012

JBF Presidential Circle of Excellence Inductee Numero Uno

A while back, I stated that as the president of this blog that I wished to acknowledge a few fellow bloggers.  A Hall of Fame simply will not do. Therefore, today and for the next four days, I will be inducting the first five members into my presidential circle of excellence.  How in the hell does one garner this induction honor?  Two simple criteria exist:

Criterion A:  I dig your blog. Maybe it's shiny.  Maybe it's well written. Maybe it's the subject matter. Simply put, I enjoy it for whatever reason.

Criterion B:  You are a swell human being.  Maybe we have traded. Maybe not. Needless to say-I consider you amongst the blogging friend elite.

Without further ado.....I present the first member of the first class of the JBF Presidential Circle of Excellence


THE LOST COLLECTOR

 AJ runs a great blog. I dig it. He showcases his favorite player often and his favorite team always.  He posts frequently. Always courteous and appreciative to his readers.  A quality human being.

Check him out here:
 http://thelostcollector.blogspot.com/

Congratulations AJ!  You will be receiving your induction package in the near future.
 

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Big Heyward Mailday from CCW Brethren

Yesterday, I showcased some Braves I received from fellow CCW Member, jwgreen.  Today take a look at all the Heywards that were in my mailbox yesterday.  Thanks again Jerry!
Thats all for now Braves fans!  Thanks again Jerry!

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Big Braves Mailer from CCW Brethren

WARNING...This post is very Braves centric.  Got a great mailer in today from my buddy jwgreen from CCW.  Thanks bud, I will get some Cardinals headed your way when I get moved into the new homestead. Until then, enjoy some Braves goodness.





Tomorrow, I will try and showcase the remainder of this haul. All Heywards!

Wednesday Mailbox visit from Pistol Pete, Vintage, and Bravos

Got one in the box yesterday courtesy of my good buddy KevAlan from CCW.  I've got a good home in mind for this one.




Also received a package from Adam who has recently begin the Arp Smith blog-http://arpsmith44.blogspot.com/  Thanks Adam!
He took me up on my Send me some vintage post. He took a Giants Auto off my hands and sent me these goodies:


Monday, April 16, 2012

Monday Mailbox visit from Heman, Walker, and a piece of World Series History

I have a feeling this is going to be a very good day at the mailbox.  Lets start it out today with two great packages.

First, a package came from my good pal AJ over at the Lost Collector Blog-http://thelostcollector.blogspot.com/

AJ runs a great blog spotlighting his Yankee pickups.  I try to contribute when I can.  AJ sent me some 2012 cards I had put an all call out for a while back.  He also sent me this AMAZING Braves card to add to my PC.
Thanks bro.  Keep an eye on your mailbox as I'm pretty sure you will have some Yankee excitement in there very soon.

The second piece of magic came courtesy of Matt from Cardboard Connundrum-http://cardboardconundrum.blogspot.com/

Matt and I have been exchanging some mail of late as well.  Matt took me up on my current Send me your Vintage offer.  I offered up, among other cards, a Jose Macias Cubbie Printing Plate.  Matt jumped on board and sent me these two pieces of Vintage Gold:
 To answer your question Matt, yes sir, this was plenty in return.  Thanks!! They are going in my vintage vault.
Ironically enough, I was actually watching Texas Ranger when I opened the package.  Absolutely magic.  Thanks for the trade!

Saturday, April 14, 2012

Watch your mailbox...Zip Code Alert

Hit the PO Today...Zip Code Alert

72032
08551
72758
58104
40475
10028
81039
29730

Friday, April 13, 2012

Attention Diamondbacks/Mariners/Athletics Fans

To all of those above listed.  You should check out my post for some available cards.  All I ask is for some vintage in return:.  Check it out here:

http://jaybarkerfan.blogspot.com/2012/04/send-me-your-vintage-claim-your-bounty.html

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Send me your vintage-Claim your bounty

First gotta give a Nod to Thorzul, who runs this cool program on his blog-Thorzul will Rule.  I am proposing a swap program similar to his.  As some of you know, I have fallen in love with vintage and I want more... I am offering up the following 8 cards for trade.  If you want one of them, simply comment that you want it.  Send me something vintage in return. I prefer it remain a mystery.  Let the fun begin.  Claim away:





1. Freddy Garcia Jersey
5. Rich Harden Jersey
http://www.ebay.com/itm/280734320617?ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1497.l2649
8. Yunesky Sanchez Diamondbacks Bowman Sterling 1/1 Magenta Printing Plate

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Big Shout Out to the Dutch Card Guy

Big thanks going out this evening to Jeroen from the The Dutch Card Guy.  I recently put out a call to help me complete 2012 Topps Series 1 and boy did Jeroen answer the bell by sending my whole wantlist.  I appreciate your kindness very much and I will definitely repay the favor my friend.  Check out The Dutch Card Guy here at http://europeanbaseballcardcollector.blogspot.com/

Thanks again Jeroen

Welcome Back Chipper

O how the Bravos need the bat and the glove. Bare hand defensive gem and base hit. Welcome back Chipper!  That is all.

Sunday, April 8, 2012

Josh Willingham-Your weekly update

Here is what I know you're all dying for this Easter morning.  The JWill era has begun in earnest in Minnesota.  Two games. Two game hitting streak. HR in Game 1. Bad error in Game 2. 

Go get 'em Josh!

Thursday, April 5, 2012

Trade Bait Draft. Shipping Update

The epic and epically long trade bait draft are now complete.  I hope everyone had a blast and got some good cards for your pc or for your own tradebait.  I shipped the first five packages today. I will ship 6-10 on Saturday and 11-15 on Monday.