Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Baseball is coming back!

I listen to Sports Talk Radio on my ride to and from work everyday. They are starting to interview baseball people down in Clearwater. It's nice to hear about young pitchers. Phillies have Nola, Eickhoff, Eflin and Valesquez. If some of those guys hit their ceilings they could actually have a pretty good rotation. No comment on the lineup, but that's a work in progress. Need some discipline and power and who knows maybe get some more wins then expected this year.

Opened my first batch of 2017 Topps Series 1 yesterday. My lovely wife gave them to me a Valentine's day present. They were a fun rip. Nothing earth shattering but a few cool inserts and the design is neat.

I caught myself wondering the other day if Alex Rodriguez has any true friends. He basically lied to everyone with the whole steriod scandal. Does anyone like him as a person anymore or are they just in it for his large amount of money?

Here is a card of him form 1995 Fleer back when he probably had real friends (please note this is all speculation and I do not read TMZ so I really don't know) 

Wonder how the Hall of Fame voters are going to treat him in 5 years. Does he even get 5% of the vote? 

Thanks for reading!

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

I'm Slacking!

I haven't posted in too long. I appreciate the cards people have sent me. I am making a list of people I need to hit back. I don't have any of the new cards but plenty of other things to send! (I mean other cards not random household items like staplers) Not sure if you heard but the Patriots won the Super Bowl. They're decent, but I'm still an Eagles fan through and through. Spring Training starts up some time soon. I haven't seen any of the 2017 cards in person yet. Enjoying the breaks online though seems like most people are generally happy with the set.  The NFL also did their Hall of Fame voting. I'm surprised Terrell Davis got in since his career was so short. He was undoubtedly great before he tore his knee up but that was it. I guess that's the comparison to Gale Sayers but I didn't think he'd make it honestly. Terrell Owens and Brian Dawkins should get in sometime soon. As much as TO wasn't liked personally his football playing was more then Hall of Fame worthy. I've met both Owens and Dawkins at autograph signings. Owens was a bit of a diva but has a nice sig and Dawkins was beyond nice to every single person really makes you feel welcome.

 Speaking of In person autos here's a couple of former Phillies great Garry Maddox. Pretty cool. Big fan of 1985 Topps in general so it's neat to have this card signed.

Thanks for reading! Need to scan and post more!