Archive for Chase Utley

Because Chase Utley is awesome …

Posted in Newspaperman with tags , , , , , on November 2, 2009 by Cardboard Icons

This is not pre-printed.

… I had to re-post this through the mail (TTM) success from like a year and a half ago. This is indeed an authentic Chase Utley autograph. Not pre-printed. Real. As in the Sharpie is ON TOP of the photo.

Lots of people have sent to Utley over the years, and in recent seasons, Utley has been sending back pre-printed cards like his buddy Ryan Howard. But this, my friends, is real. A card touched by greatness, signed by a World Series legend. Yes, I am the greatest. /sarcasm.


Coming Soon: 2009 Cardboard World Series

Posted in Cardboard World Series with tags , , , , , , , , on October 30, 2009 by Cardboard Icons


The Opening Day Blog is Back!

Posted in Newspaperman with tags , , , , , , , , on April 5, 2009 by Cardboard Icons

After thinking about things for a few days, I’ve decided to attempt the third annual Live Opening Day blog. As best as possible, I’ll be blogging about the happenings of the first full day of the 2009 season, from the first pitch of the first game to the last one of the latest game. If you’re unfamiliar with the Opening Day blog, check out seasons past here (2008) and here (2007). I write these things for, and this year I will do so again. I tend to write frequently, often times about whatever is on my mind. If you’re stuck at work on Monday — the REAL Opening Day — and need updates, don’t worry, I’ve got you covered. Got questions? Just leave a comment and I’ll answer them as soon as possible.

As it is right now, I’m sitting here watching the Braves and Phillies Opening NIGHT game on ESPN and being a Brett Myers fantasy owner, I’m pissed. I’m even more perplexed by the fact that Myers is reluctant to throw his damn fastball, which sets everything else up. You know things are not going you way when Brian McCann takes you into the second deck, Jeff Francoeur lights you up and skinny-as-a-toothpick Jordan Schafer goes deep in his first Major League at-bat.

A couple things of interest:

* Did the Phillies add gold trim to their jersey patches? It looks almost Rainbow Bright-ish

*With Ryan Howard’s monster spring, where can his 2003 Bowman’s Best rookie go in terms of demand. Remember when those things wre SELLING for $600? I still feel like the $150 I paid for mine was a bargain … I guess.

*This is the most ESPN I’ve watched since 2008. Thanks to the MLB Network (MLBN) I’ve not had to change the channel for anything but a few World Baseball Classic games and this Opening Night beatdown by the Braves. (Note: Just as I wrote that sentence, Yunel Escobar launched a double that should have been a home run.)

*Poor White Sox and Royals fans. I can’t imagine what it’s like to wait all winter and spring for Opening Day and then have to wait an extra day. In case you msised it, the Royals-White Sox game scheduled for Monday has been postponed due to rain. They’ve rescheduled for Tuesday. Ugh.

2009 Topps Heritage Blaster Break

Posted in Box / Pack Break with tags , , , , , , , , , , on March 20, 2009 by Cardboard Icons

2009toppsheritageallstarchaseutleyAs noted earlier this week, my time has been stretched thin, but alas here are the results of a recent 2009 Topps Heritage blaster break: Continue reading

Card of the Day: 2007 Topps Heritage Charlie’s Young Sluggers

Posted in Card of the Day with tags , , , , , , , , , on November 3, 2008 by Cardboard Icons

I’m about a week late is showcasing this card, but truthfully I didn’t even know it existed until Sunday morning when I was posting my 2007 Topps Heritage doubles on my “For Trade” page. Without further ado, I present the 2007 Topps Heritage “Charlie’s Young Sluggers,” card No. 386.  Pretty neat card given the Phillies World Series victory last week. Continue reading