06 April 2010

A return from the vast beyond.....

Ok, maybe it wasn't "the vast beyond", but it definitely has been quite the break between posts. I'm not gonna lie, there have been various reasons for my absence (I was without internet for three weeks during a training exercise in the field, lack of passion for writing, not much to talk about during Spring Training and, well, I just wasn't really feeling the hobby for awhile there), but I plan on coming back to my usual, irregular postings about all things baseball.

I have had quite a few mail days in between the last time I was here and now, so just enjoy the scans:

Javier Vazquez PC
2009 Bowman Chrome Gold Refractor 4/50

2009 Bowman Chrome Orange Refractor 20/25

2003 Donruss Elite Aspirations 11/24

2003 Donruss Elite Aspirations 69/77

2003 Topps Black /52

2006 UD Special F/X RED 13/50

Richard Hidalgo

1997 Visions Signings Autograph

2004 Honors Credits Gold 11/25

1997 Venezuelan Line-Up Autograph

2000 Pacific Premiere Date 4/27
1997 Donruss Crusades Red Non-Serial Numbered

Bob Gibson

1994 Nabisco Auto

1967 Topps #210

On top of these great cards for my PC, I also picked up two random autos (99 SI Joe Niekro, 99 UD INKredible Fred Lynn) and received and busted my box of 2010 Topps from FCB. I also received a few packages from bloggers (one loaded with 2008 Topps...i'm talkin' like over 200 I needed for set, mostly series 2, but I need series 2 the most) and one from GSNHOF (containing a ton of Astros cards). Thanks to both of you (sadly, I have forgotten who sent the Topps cards...but I will figure it out).
On the Astros: I was going to stay up late last night and watch the season opener but, well, I just couldn't make it. As predicted, they lost to the Tim Lincecum led Giants, one of many.......many.....MANY losses they will most likely pile up this season. Outside of their core group of players (Pence, Bourn, Oswalt, WayRod, Berkman and Lee), there just isn't much to get excited about with the team (at least until Jason Castro FINALLY gets the call). I will never lose my passion for the team, but I truly hope they take FULL advantage of their early picks and focus on top players, instead of guys they know will sign (I mean, Jio Mier looks great, but he wasn't the best player on the board at that point). Here's to hoping they at least finish higher than the Pirates.

I plan on posting about my fantasy baseball teams in my next post, with the primary focus on my team in the Blogger's League.


  1. Thanks Mark and FoC.

    I need to set something up for the T206 to be given away sometime (hell, I still need to send out the prizes from my contest that ended in JANUARY).

    Look for more frequent posts, as the baseball season has rejuvenated me.

  2. Ah, I was wondering who won that contest...