Archive for Evan Longoria

Blaster Break: 2008 UD Masterpieces

Posted in Box / Pack Break with tags , , , , , , on October 24, 2008 by Cardboard Icons

Decided to purchase a blaster of UD Masterpieces today. Here are the results. Nothing too exciting, but I think I did OK. Continue reading

Card of the Day: 1998 Bowman Chrome Refractor Troy Glaus

Posted in Card of the Day with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on October 23, 2008 by Cardboard Icons

I’m not going to lie, Evan Longoria’s postseason tear has been nothing less than spectacular. He’s aided his team in its quest for a World Series title, has hit six home runs over the last two weeks, and at this point could have as much hobby clout as Ryan Braun did last season in his push for the National League Rookie of the Year award. Both of their Bowman Chrome autographed rookie/prospect cards are in the $150-$200 cash value neighborhood. But what we’re seeing is nothing new. In fact, this tear reminds me of a player who once had as much pull in the hobby as Braun and Longoria — that being Troy Glaus. Continue reading

2008 Cardboard World Series

Posted in Cardboard World Series with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on October 22, 2008 by Cardboard Icons

When I was younger, I would create my own baseball diamond on poster board and then affix cards of my favorite players. From time to time, I would switch up the cards to create two fantasy all-star lineups and pit them against each other, cardboard style.

In honor of the World Series starting today, I’ve decided to put a twist on that old diagram. Instead of actually drawing one — or stealing someone’s digital version and making it my own — I decided to pit the two MLB World Series teams against each other here using cards from my collection just like the old days. Continue reading

Baseball cards can be good investments

Posted in Newspaperman with tags , , , , , , , , on October 21, 2008 by Cardboard Icons

Vindication! For more than a decade, I’ve been focusing my collection on rookies and vintage, two things I always felt would maintain their value. And while I am not all about the money, I do believe that in some way these cards are investments, as well as a form of entertainment. But in this poor economy, I do spend less on baseball cards, and I know for sure that I have cut back on posting stuff on eBay simply because I know I am not the only one hurting for cash. Continue reading

Card of the Day: 2006 Bowman Chrome Draft Picks Evan Longoria

Posted in Card of the Day with tags , , , , , , , , , on July 22, 2008 by Cardboard Icons

For some reason or another, third base prospects have come in bunches over the last two and a half decades. And in this hobby of baseball cards the Hot Corner has been a hotbed for collectors and investors alike. You had groupings like Mark McGwire, Greg Jefferies and Matt Williams; then Scott Rolen, Troy Glaus and Eric Chavez; and now we’ve got Ryan Zimmerman, Alex Gordon, Ryan Braun, and Evan Longoria. There were some other up-and-comers mixed in there. Some studs like David Wright; solid ball players like Travis Fryman. And then some guys who had tons of interest, but eventually just disappeared — Chris Sabo (Note: He is a three-time all-star and world champion. Crazy, huh?) The reason this comes to mind today is because Longoria is one of the hottest players in the game right now. Continue reading