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My All-Star Ballot

Posted in Newspaperman with tags , , , , , , , on June 7, 2009 by Cardboard Icons

ASBallotMy wife and I went to the mall the other day, and needless to say I had no real purpose in being there other than my obligation as a husband. She went shopping with a friend, so I wandered aimlessly through the mall for about 40 minutes, being reminded of why I hate shopping establishments such as these. I dislike teen fashion, get sick of seeing single dudes gawk at chicks they have no shot with, and very much hate that at age 29 I feel old walking into any store. I did happen to stop at a few sports clothing stores, you know, the kind where they sell jerseys, but that experience just left me more angry and bitter. What’s up with the new baseball jerseys? They’ve cut costs by reducing the actual stitching on the replica jerseys by using some garbage single-layer vinyl “patch” instead of the traditional stitched patches. Yes, even REPLICA jerseys used to have stitched patches. Anyone rocking a football or basketball jersey they purchased from Sports Authority or Foot Locker within the last two years knows what I’m talking about. Anyway, I did find one thing at the mall that made me happy — a 2009 Major League Baseball All-Star Ballot. And it was FREE. Woo-hoo.

We’re still a month away from the game, but here are my selections for the ASG. This is based upon who DESERVES to be starting. Continue reading

Card of the Day: 2007 Topps Dustin Pedroia autograph

Posted in Card of the Day with tags , , , , , , , , , on September 30, 2008 by Cardboard Icons

It’s been seven weeks since I last posted here. And if you’re still checking out the page, I say thank you. I have not been dealing much in sports cards over the last month and a half. Partly because of stuff in the personal life, partly because of the change over at Beckett.com, a site that I spent entirely way too much time on before the switch. But it is times like these, the times when I am oblivious to the new products on the market, that I start to appreciate what I already have. Today the card that piques my interest is the 2007 Topps Dustin Pedroia autograph card. Continue reading

Card of the Day: 2001 Bowman Chrome Miguel Cabrera

Posted in Card of the Day with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on July 25, 2008 by Cardboard Icons

The increasing popularity in Bowman Chrome products has created a stir among some collectors who are now not only looking for a player’s rookie card, but also their first Bowman Chrome card. It’s really an interesting phenomenon. The emphasis in recent years has been greatly on rookie cards, but as is the case with some budding stars, their first Bowman Chrome card — even if it was released a year later — has caught fire, the most recent example being Chase Utley. His 2002 Bowman Chrome card has hit double digits, and in some cases has surpassed or matched the going rate of his actual rookie cards that were produced a full year earlier. But while this trend has become even more popular with chrome cards produced in recent years, there is one first Bowman Chrome card that likely will not ride this wave: 2001 Bowman Chrome Miguel Cabrera.

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