Tuesday, July 31, 2018

Nationals Strawberry Day from A Cracked Bat

There's really no reason to muck this blog post up with a lot of words. So I'll just say Julie of A Cracked Bat fame is amazing.

Some nice Nationals cards up there from Jayson Werth to Daniel Murphy. I don't know much about Frandsen. And Jonathan Papelsmear looks like he's farting. And the four Strawberry's are superb.

We need to take a bigger, closer look at this Topps Stand-Ups "card"...

And now what about that 2018 Stadium Club!  To date I've opened 23 packs or so and haven't pulled one myself. So, Julie is a Saint and an Angel for snagging me one through her baseball mojo voodoo witchcraft magic.


Thank YOU Julie, again and again. And again some more.

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Thursday, July 26, 2018

2018 Stadium Club Inserts Up For Grabs

Ok, so as some of you know I'm working on building a set of the 2018 Stadium Club baseball cards. Check out my NEEDS here. I'm really only interested in the actual base cards, not the parallels, not the inserts, etc. So, this is a post to offer to you, the fine reader of this blog, the parallels and inserts.

This is how it's going to work: First come, first served. If you want a card, leave a comment. Normally I 'moderate' the comments to keep on top of fake stuff, but I'll turn that off so that others can see immediately if a card has been claimed. If a card has been claimed, as soon as I humanly can I will strike it through.

Red Parallels:
1 Sandy Alcantara - Miami Marlins RC
36 Gerrit Cole - Houston Astros
59 Yonder Alonso - Cleveland Indians
78 Yoenis Cespedes - New York Mets
155 Francisco Mejia - Cleveland Indians RC
173 Anthony Banda - Tampa Bay Rays RC
189 Lewis Brinson - Miami Marlins
249 Nomar Mazara - Texas Rangers
252 Felix Hernandez - Seattle Mariners
253 Aaron Nola - Philadelphia Phillies

Black parallel:
190 Ian Happ - Chicago Cubs

Black and white:
32 Carlos Correa - Houston Astros

Sepia parallel:
9 Zack Godley - Arizona Diamondbacks

SSC-101 Jack Flaherty - St. Louis Cardinals
SSC-208 Greg Maddux - Atlanta Braves

Members Only:
100 Cam Gallagher - Kansas City Royals

Base Autograph:
SCA-NG Niko Goodrum - Detroit Tigers

Never Compromise:
NC-AB Andrew Benintendi - Boston Red Sox
NC-FT Frank Thomas - Chicago White Sox
NC-MMC Mark McGwire - St. Louis Cardinals
NC-NS Noah Syndergaard - New York Mets
NC-SO Shohei Ohtani - Los Angeles Angels

Power Zone:
PZ-MM Manny Machado - Baltimore Orioles
PZ-NA Nolan Arenado - Colorado Rockies
PZ-PG Paul Goldschmidt - Arizona Diamondbacks

Special Forces:
SF-BH Bryce Harper - Washington Nationals
SF-CB Cody Bellinger - Los Angeles Dodgers
SF-CC Carlos Correa - Houston Astros
SF-JA Jose Altuve - Houston Astros
SF-JVO Joey Votto - Cincinnati Reds

Thank you for your interest in taking my cards!

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Sunday, July 22, 2018

Random Act of Kruk

Robert M of $30 A Week Habit sent me just one card but I'm not sure I've ever gotten such a fine one as this in the mail. But it's hard to say which is the best card I've ever gotten and it's unfair to even try. What is fair is that it's fairly impossible as they are all so very welcome. This one is my second signed John Kruk card (the first one was sent to me by Mark Mosley, who draws baseball cards and is co-host with Andy of the Baseball Beyond Batting Average Podcast, which I highly recommend listening to). 

Robert sent me this on-card autograph and it is sweet. Robert said it was a #RAK which I had to look up as I'm not totally hashtag literate. Turns out it means "Random Act of Kruk". It was even featured on Kruk's uniform in his iconic 1987 Topps card: 

Back to Robert's card... I'm not usually a fan of the Gypsy Queen cards (or, for that matter, the Allen & Ginter thing), but this one for me is an exception and it's most welcome in my John Kruk box.


Thank you so very much Robert!

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Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Picture Post: Home Run Derby, Nationals Park, 16 July 2018

On Monday I had the opportunity to attend the Home Run Derby at Nationals Park as a belated birthday present with my wife, my father, and my mother-in-law. It was awesome. Like many sporting events, it was much more fun in person than on television. (The one exception that is better on TV that I can think of is corn hole).

So, this blog post is a photo dump from the camera on my phone and actual point-and-shot camera. I hope these photos are ok and not too blurry.

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