Friday, July 4, 2008

4th of July Grab Bag!!!

Happy 4th of July everyone! I hope that where ever you are the weather is as beautiful as it is here in sunny, tropical Cleveland Ohio. So fire up the grill, grab an oat soda, and throw the dog a frisbee. It's time to relax and enjoy yourself. It wouldn't be a bad idea to fire up that old transistor radio and tune in to whatever ball game is on. Even if that ballgame does involve my beloved, infuriating Tribe. It's never too late to turn it around, right? Not when you've got Andy Marte ready to come off the bench.

Anyway, I decided to dig up whatever team USA cards I could find. The results are less than spectacular and posted here. Hey, I just started this. Give me time.

When I pulled this Logan Forsythe out of a pack of UD a few weeks ago I thought that I'd hit the mother load. Never had I seen a card so freakin' thick in my entire life. And is that his real autograph? Good lord, this must be worth a fortune! Wait while I go grab my Beckett!...Rats, it's not listed. Maybe it's so scarce that there isn't even a value on it! What a happy Day! What a happy day! Never mind that I have no idea who Logan Forsythe is. I have the 3rd auto in all of the world! Let me check ebay and see what they're going for. If it's less than $5,000 I'll eat my shoe. After all, there are only 50 of them in existence!



actually, I do have a question about this card. There are 2 others like it that are linked to below. Mine is just an auto. The other 2 are jersey autos. Why is one #d to 75 and the other #d to 99? Mine is #d to 50. I guess mine is not the same but the other 2 look the same to me. How can they be #d differently? I've run across this with other cards. My only guess is that there is some difference in them that I haven't been able to figure out yet. (Sorry that the link is way down there. I'm still working out the kinks on this blog thing.)

USA-15 Upper Deck Lance Lynn. I better hang on to this. This guy looks like David Wells. If he can get that girth behind his fast ball he may be unstopable. It says on the back that he went six strong with 10 K against Chinese Taipei in 07. Sounds good to me. By the way, I didn't know that there was a ball club named after that old computer game. How 'bout that?

USA-3 Upper Deck Brett
Wallace. A natural athlete if I ever saw one. Looks like team USA might be big on the long ball, and the buffet table. Says here that Brett launched a 3 run "big fly" in his first AB for team USA. Nice goin' kid. But "big fly"? I'm not sure that one's going to stick.

Here we are. My love for all things Cory Snyder has already been documented here. It probably doesn't make sense for anyone who didn't live in C-town in the late 80s. For about a year and a half this guy was Roger Maris re-incarnate. All of Cleveland loved him. I still have no idea what happened. Says here he was the MYP of the 1984 Riverside Invitational Tourney. So he's got that going for him. Which is nice.
Also, his line for 1984 USA baseball: 5G, 20AB, 8H, 7RBI, .800SLG, .400AVG. Told you he could rake.

Thought I'd throw in my second "really thick card" for good measure. I like Laroche. Good ball player. This jersey card is interesting too. The picture isn't great but the jersey is. It's just grey uni fabric but its got some yellow in the corner. You probably think it's just some border yellow. Big deal right? It doesn't look that way to me. To me it looks like mustard. I shit you not. I'm pretty sure. I don't know what else it could be. I wonder if that makes it more or less valueable? I'll let you know after I send it to Beckett to get graded...jk lol.
Anyway, if it is mustard it's kind of disappointing in that it appears to be yellow, not stadium. While this isn't as bad as ketchup, it's not exactly proper either. I know that ballplayers didn't sign up to be role models, but they are held to a higher standard. Yellow mustard. How the hell are we supposed to explain that to the kids?

The last cards I'll throw up here are these UD Triple Play cards. I can't figure out what insert set they belong to. It says 2007 on the back, but I can't remember what packs I pulled them from. I'd already opened a wide variety before I realized I should pay closer attention to such things. There is some sort of scratch off game on the back. Like the Old Man at the gas station in No Country For Old Men, I'd like to know what I stand to win before I scratch it off. Can anyone help me out with any info on this game? I'd hate to scratch them off and lose some BV, LOL.
That's all for now. Everyone have a great 4th and remember: don't blow off your hand with fireworks and don't shoot the neighbors for blowing off fireworks. You'll regret it later.
Oh, and here are the links I was talking about at the top:

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Reference the Forsythe cards:

Black autos /99
Blue autos /75
Red autos /50

Artificial scarcity at it's finest.