Archive for Daisuke Matsuzaka

Cards of the Day: 2008 Rookie of the Year autographs

Posted in Card of the Day with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on November 11, 2008 by Cardboard Icons

longosotoThe arrival of my Daisuke Matsuzaka through the mail (TTM) autograph yesterday re-energized my faith in the TTM process. I think I might actually send out a few in the next month or so. But that card’s arrival not only made me want to send more out, it also reminded me of what I already had — autographs of 2008 Rookie of the Year winners Evan Longoria and Geovany Soto.

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Card of the Day: 2007 Upper Deck Star Rookies Daisuke Matsuzaka autograph*

Posted in Card of the Day, TTM Success with tags , , , , , , , , , , on November 10, 2008 by Cardboard Icons

matsuzaka1Holy bleepin bleep! Look what showed up in my mail box today. For the last two weeks I’ve gotten a weird feeling every time I’d checked my mail when returning from work. I sent out nearly 100 autograph requests during Spring Training this year and really didn’t have much success. But for some reason I got a feeling recently that one or two might trickle in now that the season is over. But never in a thousand years did I expect to see Matsuzaka — whom I sent to in July 2007 and had already written off! Continue reading

Card of the Day: 2007 Bowman Chrome Gold Refractor Daisuke Matsuzaka rookie

Posted in Card of the Day with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on October 11, 2008 by Cardboard Icons

How impressive has Daisuke Matsuzaka been this year? After having a decent rookie season, one in which his team won the World Series, the Japanese-born Boston star has been the team’s best pitcher this season. He won 18 games during the regular season, pitched well in the American League Division Series, and on Friday night in Game One of the American League Championship Series, he shut up any naysayers who questioned why Josh Beckett was not starting the game. Continue reading