Archive for Max Scherzer

What I did with my Q2 eBay Bucks

Posted in Game-Used Items, Mail Day with tags , , , , , , on July 10, 2019 by Cardboard Icons

It’s always fun to get something for free. This quarter, my eBay Bucks amounted to a tad over $50, and honestly, it could have been much higher had I been smart about when I made some purchases during the second quarter of 2019.

So, what did I get with my reward?

A game-used baseball thrown by Perennial National League CY Young Award contender Max Scherzer that struck former mega prospect and All Star Yoenis Cespedes.

In the bottom of the first inning, Scherzer faced off against Cespedes and on the sixth pitch, he nailed Cespedes on the leg with a 84.5 mph changeup. The Nationals TV announcer had a great comment during the replay:

“With quads like that, you figure that’s a likely place to get hit.”

The encounter was the 28th time Cespedes has been struck by a pitch, and it was the 60th time Scherzer hit a batter during his MLB career. In this game, Scherzer earned his 133rd career victory with his 8-inning, 10-strikeout performance.

The game-used ball represents the 36th in my collection of Hit By Pitch balls I’ve collectively dubbed “The Wall of Pain.” More are on the way; all will eventually be shown here.

TTM Success: Max Scherzer

Posted in TTM Success with tags , , , , on July 7, 2010 by Cardboard Icons

It doesn’t take much to get me excited in terms of TTM success. The way I figure, anytime I actually get something returned to me, it’s a good day.  I came home today to find a personalized 2008 UD Masterpieces Maz Scherzer auto in the mail. But what makes this even more cool is that I recently moved and the pieces was forwarded to me — and the card survived. No creases! Given the circumstances, I’d say this is an exceptional day.

See the rest of my 2010 TTM Success/Requests here.