Tuesday, June 7, 2016

I'm Not Dead Yet - Catching Up Quick

I'm still here folks, I have still been reading your posts and acquiring cards like a mad man just haven't had as much time to post. Maybe I burnt myself out a little bit with 25 posts in March. I also have been kicked out of my office/card room so that my son can move into it. More on that later, let's show off some cardboard.

Joined a box break of High Tek on instagram a little while back for $3 and hit this on card Andruw auto. Not bad

Hard as it was because I love Five Star cards, I waited and waited on this one to drop to around five bucks on eBay and snatched it up. Wisler is having a pretty solid sophomore season so far - 3.98 ERA, 1.12 WHIP over 72.1 IP in 11 starts. He also has a save somehow from when Fredi Gonzalez burned through his whole bullpen in 10 innings once. (farewell Fredi!)

Although I have yet to buy any of this year's Archives I did get this 2015 Archives card of Kevin Kiermaier signed in person at the 2nd Rays home game of the season, he has since broken his wrist and will miss most of the year... bummer. I will probably be going to buy some '16 Archives tonight actually

2 weeks ago I got to go to a Braves Extended Spring Training game featuring some of the kids drafted last year and a bunch of super young International players. That's Christian Yellich's brother Collin on the left and former Bowling Green catcher Trey Keegan on the right who's a nice guy. I was one of about 6 people there and stood here for most of the game. Pretty good time.

Back to cards, I sent this 2015 Bowman Chrome of Tyrell Jenkins out to him right after camp broke and got it back a couple weeks ago. He's knocking on the door in AAA.

As you all know the Braves SUCK this year, historically bad big league team. No way around it, so I look to the future. Pro Debut couldn't come soon enough for me and I was able to snag this Austin Riley auto for a pretty good deal on the Bay right after it released.

Grabbed the Braves team set and Dansby Swanson off Sportlots. Odd that Aaron Blair is shopped into a Gwinnnett Braves uniform but Dansby who was traded on the same day is in an Arizona affiliate uniform. 

Last prospect card I swear. Mike Soroka gonna be a good one I think. Oh CANADA! Ok I scored some old cards at the flea market and will be showing those off later this week after I get caught up on trade packages (Sorry guys!)

One more thing before I go - Has anyone ever stored cards in the garage? I have this large space cleared out in mine to turn into an office space and am going to EVENTUALLY finish the room but is it safe to store my cards out here until then? Thanks for any input and thanks for reading my blog as always!


  1. Gotta love the Monty Python reference - you'll be stone dead in a moment.

    Some nice autos there, Andruw sure has a pretty signature.

  2. Good stuff!

    During my long hiatus from collecting, I stored my cards in the garage. Didn't harm them at all, but then again I was living in Southern California.

  3. You being in Florida, I'd worry about the high humidity being an issue in the garage until it becomes a climate-controlled space. Of course, if it is just temporary, it might be okay, but I'd still worry about that.

    Nice autographs, by the way. I have the same issue with Pro Debut -- the seemingly random inclusion of guys on minor league teams from organizations that they left a while ago.

  4. Nice Andruw and Wisler autos!! As a fellow Braves fan/collector I sympathize. My card buying this year has very little connection to the current MLB club. It's almost exclusively been the 90's legends and current prospects.

  5. Glad you got the Jones in the break!

    Hard to say on the garage storage. If it is just temporary I don't think you will have an issue. Maybe just keep your higher end cards away from the extreme humidity and heat.