Wednesday, August 28, 2013

2011 Topps #93B Frank Thomas SP

My newest Frank "Big Hurt" Thomas addition.  I'm not a big SP fan but traded it for stuff I didn't really want anyway.  2011 Topps #93B Frank Thomas SP.

Sunday, August 25, 2013

2013 Topps Archives Gold #165 Stephen Strasburg /199

I had no idea what this card looked liked before I traded for it on Beckett but I am really diggin' it.  The original 1990 set is pretty much worthless but this set really looks good now and it helps bring back the past as well.  2013 Topps Archives Gold #165 Stephen Strasburg /199.

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

2009 Bowman Chrome Blue Refractors #10 Ichiro Suzuki /150

Great looking card.  I love the way the blue just pops.  2009 Bowman Chrome Blue Refractors #10 Ichiro Suzuki /150.

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

2010 Bowman Sterling Refractors #50 Brett Wallace /199

This dude has been fairly hot lately.  I hope he continues on that trend.  2010 Bowman Sterling Refractors #50 Brett Wallace /199.

Friday, August 9, 2013

Tyler Skaggs 4 Card Lot - 2009 Elite - 2010 Topps - 2012 Bowman Platinum

Saw him pitch and really liked what I saw so I had to pickup a few cards of him.

2009 Donruss Elite Extra Edition Aspirations #21 Tyler Skaggs /200
2010 Topps Pro Debut Blue #57 Tyler Skaggs /259
2012 Bowman Platinum Prospects Green Refractors #BPP42 Tyler Skaggs /399
2013 Topps Silver Slate Blue Sparkle Wrapper Redemption #173 Tyler Skaggs

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

This is really bad.  Shame on ESPN for this.  Article directly from Yahoo website.

Yes, that ESPN screenshot really does list Nagiru Hiramatsu's favorite singer as "Wandai Wrection." If you've never heard of Mr. Wrection, well, it's because he actually doesn't exist.
On the other hand, One Direction is an actual band made up of actual English and Irish boys. You may have also never heard of it, but rest assured that it does exist and it was presumably the group that Hiramatsu named in a heavy accent to some poor sap ESPN producer who then took a guess at his or her own spelling without asking the Japanese teenager to clarify.
Why would the producer do that? Well, my best guess is that said producer never imagined that his or her career would entail asking Little League baseball players about their favorite music and so he or she just scribbled something down without any further questions because who watches ESPN's endless coverage of Little League baseball anyway?
Turns out a lot of people do. "Wandai Wrection" zoomed across Twitter on Monday night, landing on sites like Deadspin and Awful Announcing while reminding people of the recent pilot names snafu on KTVU. While it may not have been as woefully ignorant as reporting that a pilot was named "Sum Ting Wong," this lost in translation moment is still worth a forehead slap or two.

Sunday, August 4, 2013

1994 Classic Cream of the Crop Alex Rodriguez

We probably won't see him for a few years so here goes my last post on him until/if he gets back.  1994 Classic Cream of the Crop #C11 Alex Rodriguez.