Archive for Kendry Morales

Poor Kendry Morales, 2010 Bowman card depicts ugly image

Posted in Newspaperman with tags , , , on June 16, 2010 by Cardboard Icons

It’s a total coincidence, but take one look at Kendry Morales 2010 Bowman card and tell me that it does not remind you of what actually happened to him earlier this season. Ouch.

Being unorganized leads to two cool autograph finds

Posted in Newspaperman with tags , , , , , , , on March 16, 2010 by Cardboard Icons

I suppose this post will say a lot about my collection. In a dream world, I would have every card in order, separated by year, set and card number; or by player and year. But, I don’t live in a dream world. My reality is a bit of a mess. I have stacks of cards near my computer, boxes of cards in the garage, and packs in my car. And if you look really hard you’ll find a single or two in odd places, like behind a picture frame in the living room. I’m sure my wife loves this. Actually she hates it.

But the messiness has paid off, sort of. While sifting through my stuff I came across two autograph cards I either forgot I had or didn’t even know I owned. The cards being a 2006 Topps 52 Rookies Kendry Morales and a 2007 Bowman Heritage Scott Sizemore.

I remember getting the Morales from a repack package sold at Target for $10, the ones where you get two packs and a guaranteed autograph. Morales was my signature, and the packs (two 2006 Topps Update and Highlights) held a rare, but not really valuable, Rookie Debut signature of Adam Loewen. I recently sold the Loewen for $10 despite the astronomical odds (1:15,000-plus packs) at which it was inserted.

And the Sizemore I believe came in a lot of 10 Bowman Heritage signatures I paid $10 for about two years ago. All of the signatures were commons at the time, but looking back the lot contains the pictured Scott Sizemore — which has gained momentum recently with his prospect of being the Tigers starting second baseman; selling for $15-plus — and Pirates pseudo slugger Steven Pearce.