Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Fireball Pickup

I got a job not to long ago, I think it was about 4 weeks ago. I got my first paycheck so I decided that I would try to find a card to buy for myself. I don't have many Aroldis Chapman's, so I thought that I would try to pick my self up a new auto.  I was able to find this 2010 Bowman Platinum auto for only $15.

I have heard that there is a high chance that Chapman is going to get traded at the end on the trade deadline. The only team that I have head that have talk to the Reds about him was the Nationals. I would love to see him go to the Nationals, but just don't see it going down with them having Drew Storen doing so good right now. If he went to the Nationals I heard that they might make him the set up man but that just really wouldn't be worth the money. I could see him going to a team like the Cubs, who could use him right now. Either way I'm interested to see what happens to him.

Monday, June 29, 2015

Purchase from Drew

Drew had gotten a couple of Topps redemption replacements not to long ago and was left with some cards that he didn't really want to bad. He contacted me asking if I would be interested in buying the above 2013 Topps Museum quad relic of Albert Pujols. He threw me a price that I liked so I went ahead and bought it off him.

I got the package in today and was a little surprised to see that there was two cards in the package the extra one being this 2013 Allen and Ginter's relic of HOF'er Bruce Sutter. I love the HOF relic and auto card because I know that they are going to be in the HOF.

Thanks Drew for the cards!

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Some New Recent Drawings

I haven't gotten any cards lately so there really hasn't been anything to post about. During my time of boredom I decided to draw a couple of players so I went ahead a drew a Kris Bryant and Bryce Harper just because that's all I hear about anymore. If you would like to buy one of these I'm selling them for $8 a piece. 

 The Bryant turned out pretty good looking this is of him in his batting practice jacket.
The Harper is easily my favorite of the two just because I love the picture of him yelling.

So if you guys are inters ted in buying these of what me to do a player for you just ask me. If you don't want to pay the $8 I'm always willing to work things out and can trade. Just comment below or email me at baseballcards99@yahoo.com

Saturday, June 20, 2015

Card Show Pickups. Pujols card #350

Hey everyone, I finally got some cards the other day at a card show, so I actually have something to post about for once. So, I went to this really small card show in Evansville, IN which probably only had about 12 tables (not kidding). It was small, yes, but there were a lot of good people there and some really cool sellers.

I was able to go to the show and leave without having to spend a penny but still came out with some new cards for the PC. I was able to trade for everything that I got. One card that I was able to pick up was this shown above 2014 Panini National Treasures Treasure Materials relic of Albert Pujols #D/99. This is a pretty sweet card and was a nice card to be card #350 in my collection. I can't believe that I have gotten that many of him and just think that's just a small factor on what all he has out. I have about 15 different relics right now of him but sadly no auto. I'm hoping when I go to the National that I'm able to pick one up.

Albert has been a tear lately hitting HR's like the Machine he is. He just his #20 yesterday, we are also seeing his batting average rise back up right, now it's at a .273 I would love to see him get it back up to .300 and 30+ HR's like when he played back with St. Louis. 

Last card that I grabbed was this 2009 Upper Deck SPx Relic with Matt Holliday and Jeff Baker. Matt Holliday is hurt right now which makes me sad because he was doing well hitting .307 I'm hoping when he comes back he can bounce back and maybe hit some more HR's this time around and keep getting on base.

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Big Mail from William

William has yet to surprise me once again with helping me out with my collection. I saw the shown above 2008 Upper Deck Baseball Heroes relic of Matt Holliday #D/5 on eBay and I thought that it would got great with my auto from this set witch is also #D/5. I showed William and he was kind enough to go ahead and buy this for me since it was at such a good price and that I could just repay him sometime. I guess that I'm going to have to sell one of my kidney's on the black market to repay for everything William has done and gotten for me.

This is was a huge surprise in the package and I wasn't expecting this card at all. This is the 2010 Topps commemorative patch of the 2009 All-Star game. 

Albert has been back to his normal self these last games hitting .325 AVG, 6 HR, and 11 RBI. I'm hoping that he can keep this up for the rest of the season and get his batting avg back up to .300 and 30+ HR's.

I just want to say thanks to William for these awesome cards and for being my best friend.

Monday, June 1, 2015

Big Instagram Trade With Some Dude

Wow, it's been near a month since my last post. I guess time a really gotten away from me. I've been pretty busy with school just getting out and now I have been doing a lot running training for Cross Country. I haven't done many trades lately but just a couple on being with some due on Instagram that I totally forgot him name.

One card that I got was this really nice 2004 Topps Tribute Red Schoendienst relic. I'm trying to get more of just HOF cardinals cards now and not so much of the current player stuff because every time I get a bunch of a current Cardinals player it always seems that they get traded or get released.

Next I got myself another HOFer relic this one of Bob Gibson which is from 2007 Upper Deck SP legendary I really love the looks of this card and it's also #D/199 

I got myself another one of these Upper Deck Baseball Heros of Matt Holliday I now have 4 relic and 1 auto from this set. This one is #D/10 and is just a big purple patch.

I got relic from the Upper Deck Ballparks the top one is with Derek Lee, and the bottom on is a quad with Derek Lee, Aramis Ramirez, and Chris Duncan.

The last car is this trade was this sweet 2014 Topps Tribute Gold Relic #D out of only 15. This card look a lot cooler in person than what it does in this scan.

Sorry that I haven't posted in awhile. Now that summer is here I should have some more post comming up.

Saturday, May 2, 2015

New Paul Goldschmidts Additions

I've been so busy lately it isn't even funny. School is coming to a end and I'm trying to make sure to keep me grades up. I've also been real busy with track just doing lots and lots of running.

During the week that I haven't posted I have picked up a lot of card that I need to show some being some Goldscmidt's that I picked up. The shown above card is a 2014 Topps Triple Threads auto relic patch #D/9 "Granny Man". This card is pretty awesome and I'm happy to own it.

Next Goldy that I was able to pick up was this 2015 Topps Heritage relic. This is pretty cool because it has some game used dirt on it along with game used jersey. Two game used for the price of one.

This is the last Goldy that I was able to pick up it is a 2014 Topps All-Star Relic. I was able to pick this up off Comc for $1.50 witch was a huge steal for a card like this.

My Goldschmidt PC has come a far way from where I have started. I have several nice cards of his and could become a major PC of mine. If you are interested in seeing my other Goldys you can click on the tab near the top of my page that say "Paul Goldschmidt PC".

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Mail From Will

Sorry about not posting for a week I meet to post this last week, but I have been busy with school and trying to get keeps my grades decent. I already failed geometry and have to take summer school now due to my lack to care about it because 90% of it will do nothing for me in life. Proofs suck.

Ok I will get on with what I got.

In the package I got this really sweet 2014 Bowman Orange auto of Tim Conney #/250. Cooney is another up and coming star prospect for the Cardinals.

Next I got this 2011 Bowman Chrome Paul Goldschmidt. Surprisingly I don't have the paper version of this so I went ahead and pick one up and it should be here soon.

Thanks for the package Will.

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Instagram Trade With Tyler

I got a package in the mail yesterday for a trade that I completed on Instagram. I decided to trade my Jason Hayward auto relic that I had because I'm not really a huge fan of cards of Cardinals players if they aren't in Cardinals uniforms. 

I though that I would be able to get something nice out of the card so I decided to try to get more Paul Goldschmidts for my new PC. I was able to acquire the above 2014 Topps Triple Threads sepia auto relic #/75. This is a pretty sweet card and I'm glade that I was able to get it.

In the deal I was also able to get this 2013 Topps Tribute blue auto #/50 of Paul Goldschmidt. My Goldy PC is really growing now and I have another auto that should be coming in soon as well. I was surprised that I was able to get both the Triple Threads and this for the Heyward, but that wasn't all he offered.

This was the last card that he offered me was a 2014 Topps Tribute Aroldis Chapman relic #/50. Overall it was a good trade. 

There was only one problem that I had with the trade was that the card were sent the cards in a PWE (Plain White Envelope) and there was no top loader or penny selves on the cards and the only thing protecting it was two pieces of cardboard and a team bag.

Thursday, April 9, 2015

AL Central Predictions

If you missed my post on the AL East click the link below.

AL Central Predictions:

1.) Chicago White Sox
Key Players- Chris Sale, Jose Abreu

I think that the White Sox finally have the team that they have been looking for. They were one of the teams this offseason that were able to get some pickups to help out with the team. They were able to get the following players: David Robertson, Melky Cabrera, Adam LaRoche, Jeff Samardzija, and Zach Duke. They also extended Adam Eaton to a 5 year contract. They look to have a good pitching rotation with Chris Sale, Jeff Samardzija, and Jose Quintana as the big three starters. They have ROY Jose Abreu that I expect will do just as good as he did last year, if not better. Abreu went .317/.383/.581 his .581 SLG. was the highest in the AL. So with all that being said I think that the White Sox are a playoff team this year. This is a division that you have to play well in the be number one in with the dominate Detroit Tigers and now the Kansas City Royals. In my option they are that number one team because of all the smart pickups that they got this off-season to fill in the missing spots that they needed last year.

2.) Detroit Tigers
Key Players- Miguel Cabrera, David Price, Yoenis Cespedes

The Tigers have been a playoff team for the past 5 years having both good pitching and batting. The Tigers will have to watch Miguel Cabrera who struggled with power last year due to some injury. With the loss of ace Max Scherzer the Tigers pitching is not going to be as dominate as is has been in the past. It doesn't mean they won't be good without him still having aces Justin Verlander and David Price. Anibal Sanchez is a pitcher that they still have that can be dominate but was hurt some last year and missed a few starts. They were able to get Alfredo Simion in a trade with the Reds. Simions had a good 2013 season and has shown that he has potential. The Tigers were also able to pick up 2X home run derby champion Yoenis Cespedes. Cespedes is going to be a huge help to the Tigers defensively wise in the outfield with that cannon arm of his. He won't only be helpful defensively but offensively as well being able to hit 20+ HR every season. I had a hard time trying to decided the first place spot between the White Sox and the Tigers but the Sox just ended up looking to be a bit stronger than the Tiger to me and that's why I have the Tigers the second spot.

3.) Kansas City Royals
Key Players- Yordano Ventura, Lorenzo Cain, Greg Holland

The Royals made the world series last year and surprised everyone last year showing that indeed that they had a good team last year. The Royal lost three main guy last year including James Shields, Nori Aoki, and Billy Butler. Without those player I just wasn't seeing how that they could preform the same as they did last year. The Royal were able to pick up Edinson Volquez and Kris Medlen in replacement of James Shields. Lets be honest, those two guys won't be the same as Shields. Shields was a huge factor to their success last year. Don't get me wrong Volquez and Medlen are good pitchers but are good pitchers just not the same dominates as Shields. If Yordano Ventura can do as good as he did in the postseason I think that he will end up having a good regular season, the same goes with Lorenzo Cain who preformed awesome during the postseason and only decent during the regular season. If these two guys can do their stuff all season long I think that they will end up having a really nice season and will be a huge help to the for this new season. One last player that stood out to me last year was the CL, Greg Holland. He has been a dominate reliever since 2012 really showing whats he got in 2013 getting 47 SV with a career low 1.21 ERA. He was also very dominate in 2014 getting 46 SV with a 1.44 ERA. I think that they are still a good team but not the same as last year is the reason the got third place for me.

4.) Cleveland Indians
Key Players- Jason Kipnis, Brandon Moss 

In my opinion the Indians are just not going to do to well this year with so many of their players getting hurt last season. Nick Swisher is coming of some knee surgery's, Jason Kipnis had some kind of finger surgery, and the new addition the the Indian Brandon Moss had surgery on his right hip. It seems that everyone thinks that since Corey Kluber did so well last year and won the Cy yong last year that he is going to end up doing the same thing this year. I would like to think that is the case, but it just came out of nowhere and I don't think that he will end up having as low of ERA as last year but something closer to a high 2 or low 3 ERA. The Indians Pitching is still young and talented but need a couple more years to learn some more to become better. I placed them in fourth because just because I don't think that they will be able to produce much at all this year and beat the Royals for the third spot.

5.) Minnesota Twins
Key Players- Joe Mauer, Alex Meyers, Byron Buxton, and other prospects

The Twins did nothing this off-season but garbing little things. They defiantly aren't the best team but they sure aren't awful. The truth is that they don't really have many good player on their team. One player that they do have that is good is Joe Mauer who has won 3 batting titles, 1 MVP, and is a 6X All-Star. Mauer is a great player and a possible future HOF'er in my eyes. The Twins are one of those teams that are work in progress, that's for sure. They have so many good young prospects in their farm system that I'm thinking in about 3-5 years that they will end up being that team that will work it's way up to the top of their division. Right now at this moment the Twin just don't have what is takes to get out of this last spot in their devison. 

Division MVP: Miguel Cabrera
Division Cy Yong: Chris Sale
Playoff Team(s): Chicago White Sox, Detroit Tigers (Wild Card)

Do you guys agree what I think or not just let me know and comment below what you thought! I'm pretty confident about this division except my placements on the White Sox and Tigers, I think that those could easily be flipped around.

I choose Miguel Cabrera as the division MVP because I think that he will end up coming back this year and be back to the normal guy we are use to hitting 30+ HR and .300 BA.

I choose Chris Sale as the the division Cy Young because I just don't think that Corey Kluber will end up doing to same stuff that he did last year leaving Chris Sale becoming the best pitcher in this league once he comes back from his ankle injury.