Tuesday, April 18, 2017

New Computer!

New computer arrived! Seems to be working. I am able to type and use the space bar without lagging the whole system. I have to get my scanner up and running on this one probably have to download some drivers. Will do that sometime this week. In the mean time here's some cards I received not too long ago.


These came in a PWE from Oscar over at All Trade Bait All the Time! He is on my list to hit back with hopefully in the next month or so. I need to put packages together and I owe too many people at once. I have some decent stuff to send (I think?) but if the packages aren't good let me know and I'll make them better. He is one of the handful of Dodger collectors out there. Really unpopular team..

By the way, MLB.tv is great. I have a smart tv and it's just one click of a button and you're watching any game (thats not blacked out). Really great idea.

Thanks for reading!

Monday, April 10, 2017

Slow Computer

This computer I'm currently using has become almost unusable. It's gotten old and is basically falling apart on me. I did order a new computer so I'm just waiting for it to be shipped. I already backed up all my files on a jump drive. I hope to post more frequently when typing isn't a chore.

Hope everyone enjoyed the first week of the baseball season. Phillies are a solid 3-3. I can't complain taking 2 of 3 from the Nationals and one of them in a crazy 17 run outing. Also, that Angels come back was unbelievable. That's why Baseball is the best sport. There is no time limit, anything can happen.

Here's a few Ryan Howard's. I know he hasn't officially retired yet. There was a rumor that the Braves were interested but I kinda hope that doesn't happen. I can't cheer for the Braves. If he ends up an American League team later in the season it'd be much easier to still cheer for him and that team. No conflict of interest there with my Phillies fandom.



Can't wait for my new computer! Happy Baseball season! Thanks for reading!

Monday, April 3, 2017

A Purple Benny!

I did mention in a previous post that the wife and I made a Toys R Us run and cleaned them out of blisters. The biggest card we hit was easily this one:



And he smacked a 3-run homer today! The Opening Day purples are sharp this year. Probably planning on picking up a few more if I can.

Thanks for reading!

Sunday, April 2, 2017

Happy Opening day!

Or opening 3 games and the rest of the games on Monday. Phillies start at 4 o clock in the afternoon. I'll be at work but hopefully catch a bunch of it on the radio on the way home. Also, Happy start of Fantasy baseball season. I was already against Melancon, Bumgarner and Tanaka in my head to head league. Works for me! (Obviously tons of games to go for week 1 but I'm content with them not winning or getting a save and giving up runs on day 1)

Also, Wife and I took a trip to Toys R Us today. We cleaned out the blister packs of Opening day and Series 1. The Purple parallels look really nice. I'll get em scanned soon. Did manage to hit the Andrew Benintendi and Yoan Moncada from Opening Day. The best from Series 1 was the Kris Bryant Purple. Always fun to chase those. 

It is weird that Ryan Howard is no longer on the Phillies. The true end of the Championship era. Not a single player left on the team.

About to watch this guy take on the Cardinals..

Pretty nice Archives rookie card of Javier Baez. It was given to me by a co-worker. He has an extremely niche collection (only Rookie gold cards of modern stars). He would love a Trout but I think they run in the 1000 range and he isn't willing to spend that.

Thanks for reading, Go Phillies!