Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Surprise....It's A Blog Post!!!!

Sorry for the delay. I have been preparing for an upcoming card show and I have been swamped with cardboard. I have also rounded into an organized phase, of my cardboard collecting. I have never been the most organized person, when it comes to my collection, but I had an epiphany, while reading a back issue of Beckett Baseball. It was an article entitled "Coming to Grips with your Collection", by Mike Payne. That article and my preparation for this upcoming show, has helped me in a lot of ways.

Here is the start of my collection, as it finally starts to take shape. My collecting interests are very sporadic, but most of them revolve around past, current, and random-fan predicted future New York Yankees (You will learn about these players in future posts). No pun intended. I am the random fan, by the way.

I will start with my favorite card, in my collection. He is no longer relevant, but he did post back-to-back 19-win seasons, in 2006 and 2007. He is now with the Charlotte Knights. He was good.
2006 Upper Deck Ovation Spotlight Signatures Chien-Ming Wang-#SS-CW
Here is my first and only Dellin Betances autograph. He has been lights out, since transitioning into the bullpen. He is already, one of the most dominant relievers, in the game. W5-L0/1.48ERA/73IP/109/20K/BB. He is good.
2012 Finest Rookie Autographs Orange Refractors Dellin Betances-#AR-DB (#ed/99)
Another first, is my Eric Jagielo autograph. He is supposed to be Alex Rodriguez's replacement, at third base, but he is a couple years off. I really hope Chase Headley is A-Rod's replacement, so they can get him out of there ASAP. He is supposed to be good.
2013 Bowman Chrome Draft Draft Pick Autographs Eric Jagielo-#BCA-EJ