Monday, January 6, 2014

Trade Bait: Ink up for Grabs

Oh sure, I could post about new year collecting goals, but who has the time. I only have a little longer of my break before I get back to teaching. And I'm sacrificing goals for wants: more trades. So, more bait to be had. This time, all autographs:

Ryan Klesko: 2002 Topps Autographs

Soctt Podsednik: 2007 Topps Autographs

Kurtis Miller: 2013 Bowman Blue #ed /500

Ross Detwiler: 2007 Tristar Prospect Plus Farm Hands

Willy Aybar: 2001 Bowma's Best Exclusive Autographs

Wily Peralta: 2012 Topps Chrome

Trevor Reckling: 2008 Just Minors

Joe Saunders: 2002 Upper Deck Prospect Premieres

Dontrelle Willis: 2006 Sweet Spot Signatures

Tyler Anderson: 2012 Bowman Prospect Autograph

Chris Coghlan: 2007 Tristar Autothentics

Gorkys Hernandez: 2007 Tristar Autothentics

Jed Lowrie: 2004-05 USA Baseball National Team Signatures

Sean Doolittle: 2006-07 USA Baseball Signatures

Ricky Romero: 2004-05 USA Baseball Signatures Jersey

Robbie Grossman: 2012 Bowman

Adam Davis: 2011 Leaf Limited Prospect Signatures

Taylor Jungmann: 2011 Bowman Sterling Prospects

Zach Miner: 2004 Topps Chrome

Joakim Soria: 2009 Upper Deck Signature Stars

Devon White: 2011 Limited Greats Signatures

Milton Bradley: 2010 Topps 206 Mini Framed Caramel Autograph

Pat Dobson: 2004 UD Yankees Classic Scripts

Brad Peacock: 2012 Panini Signature Series

Wade Miley: 2012 Bowman Sterling Rookie Autographs

Ron Cey: 2012 SP Signature

You know the drill. Send me an email at dustinhoff86 at gmail dot com or leave a comment if you're interested. My want lists are at the top of the page, as are my archived trade baits. Thanks for looking.

Sunday, December 29, 2013

Can't Stop Collecting 2007 Bowman Heritage

In my continued quest to wrap up my 2007 Bowman Heritage set, (which is only a couple cards away, by the way, so help me out, if you have a way) I keep acquiring cards I don't really need from the hits of this set.

What's weird about the GUs is the middle names on the front of the card. Well, that and Swish's obscenely long locks and too perfectly groomed soul patch.

An auto of some guy I've never heard of. Is he still playing? A free agent, it seems, after a year in the minors for Boston. Maloney's chances are looking a little baloney. What I want to know is what's up with those dudes in the red back there.

Now this guy I remember rooting for. You have to love catchers, but Towles might be all fizzled out at this point, stuck in the minors. So much for this Sign of the Future.

And now we're back to another guy I've never heard of. Chorye Spoone has a cool name and a unique signature. Was the dot at the end really necessary, I wonder.

Even if they're a bunch of nobodies, this auto insert set is so well designed, like everything in 2007 BH. On card autos always rock. I'll pick them up wherever I see them when they only cost me a buck or so, as these did.

Sunday, December 22, 2013

Happy Birthday Steve Garvey, You're Not Special

It just so happens to be some special guy's birthday.

Here's the last hit of his I haven't traded away, a pretty sweet card, which I probably will trade away at some point. But for now, this will serve as the image for my garvey cey russel lopes contest entry. Jim has orchestrated a blogosphere-wide symphony of birthday greetings.

In honor of Garvey's recent Hall of Fame snub, and this day, here's a fitting song for him in under one minute: