Wednesday, December 23, 2009

My Wish-List

Christmas is just 2 days away. Like with any collector our wishlist are filled with card related products. So I'll give you my ultimate wish list of singles,set or boxes.

1. 1983 Topps Tony Gwynn Rookie Card

Tony Gwynn was a great player. Love the uniforms.

2. 2007 U.D. Black Adrian Gonzalez Relic & Auto

The Patch looks so amazing. A Gon is my favorite player.

3. 1959 Topps Bob Gibson
The 59' set's design is a thing of beauty.
4. 2009 A & G Hobby box

5. 2009 Topps Chrome Everth Cabrera Auto

Cabrera impressed me a lot last season. This card looks good with the chrome.

6. 2009 Sweet Spot Hobby Box

So There you go thats my wishlist. Hope you have a good Christmas, I know I will. I'm going to take a break from posting. See you Monday.

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Want-list: 2008 Masterpiece

16 Jonathan Papelbon
26 Grady Sizemore
40 Alex Gordon
47 Prince Fielder
54 David Wright
75 Tony Gwynn
Doubles:Jose Reyes, Mariano Rivera

I'm trading all my SP cards: Yogi Berra, Albert Pujos

Contact me or reply to get some trades going

Monday, December 21, 2009

A Year in Review

2009 was the first year of collecting cards. I mean I was collecting since I was in 6th grade but never something serious. Ever since the card store at the mall closed a few years back, I stopped buying any cards. Except the 2 or 3 packs I bought every year. This past year I started getting into baseball a lot more. Although my Padres weren't very good this year, I did start following them more. I became more interested in cards and started looking for a card shop.I was lucky to find 2 great shops in my area. So thats how I became a collector. Now to my favorite and worst cards of the year.

Best looking base card
2009 Allen & Ginter

Best looking inserts
2009 Topps

Top card I pulled
09 Topps Career Best Relics Ryan Howard Bat

Worst Card I pulled

Best set to collect
2009 Allen & Ginter

Wrost Set
2009 UDX

2009 was a fun year for me collect and I hope 2010 is even better. Happy Holidays Blog-o-sphere thanks for 2009.

Monday, December 14, 2009

The Fifth Man

Although, the free agent is barley heating up the Padres are looking to barley make any signings.

With Correia signing a 1 year/3.6 mil. contract the Padres rotation is set for the 2010 season.
The Padres rotation is Peavy less this year, but with all the young talented starting pitcher the rotation is going to surprise many people.
I'll try to give you non-Padre fans a little info on these pitchers

Chris Young
Was injured most of the last 2 seasons. His last full season was back in 2007 when he posted a 3.12 ERA. He's not ace material, but he will be leading the rotation offering some mentoring for the young pitchers.

Kevin Correia
Had a breakout season last year leading the Padres in wins with 12. His ERA was 3.91, but post the All-Star break he had a 3.26 ERA.

Mat Latos
Latos is one of my favorite Padre next to only Adrian Gonzalez. His fist year in the big leagues was an exciting one, in 7 outta 10 starts he allowed 2 or less earned runs. I can't wait for is 1st complete season, he learned a lot during the 09 season.

Clayton Richards
Came over from the White Sox's in the Peavy deal. He's not going to be an ace, but a back of the rotation guy. Don't expect an amazing season,but a solid one. Leaving U.S. Cellular Field and the American League will drastically improve his statistics.

This fith spot in the rotation up for grabs. Unless the Padres sign a starter or trade for one, they'll probably have Wade Leblanc or Tim Stauffer fill in the hole.

Saturday, December 12, 2009

New Looking Site

I Just changed the theme, now there's a main gallery page. I really like this theme it looks nice and clean. Hope you guys(& girls) like the new update. Also I would like to thank all my readers I reached a 1,000 views. I know It's a little bit, but it's a start.

Saturday, December 5, 2009

2008 Masterpiece Retail Box Break

After many weeks of not buying any pack I decided to buy some during the Black Friday sales. Although I got to the sale at two o'clock I still found some great products to purchase. I ended up buying a box of 2008 Masterpiece for $10. It was a retail box, but I didn't care. This was my first box that I've ever opened and the experience was great. Let's get to the cards now.

Retail Box Results

Base set : 84/90 (93%)

Short Print : 2/30

Hits :

C.C. Sabathia Relic

Navy Jim Palmaer #'d/125

Thoughts: It was a good box, with some surprise hits, what more could've wanted for the ten bucks. It's cheaper than a blaster. I really like this set with the mix of legends and current players. I was disappointed that I did not get the Tony Gywnn card I was looking for. I hope to complete this nice looking set.