Saturday, November 23, 2013

YO !!

Admittedly I still throw around some Yo's. At work , at home , its a 2 letter word that has stuck with me. Dude is another one but that's irrelevant here today.

I have no idea why but i have decided to try and complete a rainbow of none other than

I happened to catch a Brewers game on Fox , while the Mets were in rain delay , and Yo was pitching..He was rockin the Abe facial which was something I was doing.Not as good as the originator or the pitcher but I was trying.
Then Kyle and I busted a blaster of chrome to which his base was inside.Nice card was my first reaction. Then came the card show where I picked up this Blue sparkly of a gem. Maybe it just reminds me of my hope of any retirement
The moment where time stops to get action and ball is a great sight. 

So if anyone out there has any extra Yovanis' with colors , specifically 2013 , drop me a line.Not sure what I have but I'm sure we can work something out.

And if you are checking your stash , I'm also looking for any Wilmer Flores...


Friday, November 8, 2013

The wait is Over

Wilmer Flores has been in my sights for a few years now.I spoke of on an earlier post that when in Binghamton , NY for training , I went to see the B Mets Vs the Bowie Baysox. Machado vs Flores. Since then , I made it a priority to get what cards I could of both of them. I was able to load up on the Machados' but for some reason , the Flores auto card was way out of reach. I watched Ebay for months and the card was anywhere from $35- $80 bucks. It didn't help when he was called up to the Mets to help out when David Wright got hurt. But recently , Some cards have fallen to the $5 start price and well , the wait was long enough.

I was so dialed in on this card that i did not notice that another same card but with Lord Becketts seal and grade ( BIN $6 ) was right there for the taking. I ended up with this one for $13 and change. Right about the same price as my

Now my only needs are variations , sp's and relics. So , if any are out there looking for a good home , feel free to comment and maybe we can work something out.


Sunday, November 3, 2013


Ok , I am way ahead of myself. Let me go back to mid summer when as I posted that The Rochester Red Wings ( who unvieled an updated logo on Friday ) were to have a several former players and HoF's in town to sign.

One of those being Gaylord Perry.I had a stretch run going and was burnt out come the monday Mr. Perry was to be here.I had to work and as much as I wanted to shoot over and get a ball signed , I didn't.I was tired of the lines and hearing of the stories of a Grumpy Perry , maybe I didnt want to believe it or just didnt want to deal with it.Until yesterday.

A local car dealer in town has a yearly thing going ( which i never knew until recently ) where he brings in a former Yankee for a free signing.Guess who it was. Yes Gaylord Perry would be in rochester for a 2nd time.So Kyle and I went.The line was maybe 20 deep when we got there.It started at 12 and we arrived about 12:30.As I watched Perry sign , He looked as though he was signing his life away.No smiles , not very warm at all.Now as much as he is here to do this , I feel guilty because i am here to make him do this.But as the line moved , i saw him signing 5-10 items per person at least. I'm thinking maybe he is getting upset thinking the people are taking advantage of this.
So we are up next , I am going to say hello and thank him ( this is in my head ) when I hear the guy in front of me ask for an inscription , "Could you add SPITBALL?"
I immediately went "WHAT" Did he just insult this guy? I imagined Mr Perry standing up and proclaiming this signing over..But all he said was " I don't know anything about spitballs."

Kyle and I stepped forward and he signed kyles mural of Yankee uni's and took my ball and wrote his name on it.I thanked him and rode off in the sunset.

All I could think about is why is this guy so grumpy? Does he not like to do this? Then why does he subject himself? Is it that he gets annoyed at the collector who has 15 cards , a poster and a ball or two to have him sign?
In all , I am thankful for Mr. Perry to do this and glad to have another HoF ball on the shelf.

In ending , I wish to Thank all the bloggers for giving me daily reading and a special thanks to Jeff at 2x3 for the endless cards that arrive here.I only wish our camera was still working so I could show the awesome that comes.