I was going to head into my LCS this spring break and attempt to make my own value blaster, like most of the blogosphere has bragged about, you know, what can you get for $20, ending up with better cards than your run o' the mill blaster.
So I had a plan.
Six thousand pennies worth walked in the door. I was going to get whatever the LCS had of 1963, 1964 or 1965 Topps Detroit Tigers to fill my team needs.
Somehow I wound up walking out with three boxes of 2013 Heritage Minor League. What can I say?
I am a complete sucker for anything Heritage!
Needless to say, I will have some trade bait to post later.
I am 12 shy of the master set, those 12 being all SP.
Two of my trading buddies hooked me up with some needed Heritage --- which seems to be drying up around here with a completely empty bin for singles packs at Target, no hanger, I have seen zero blasters. It may be a sign.
Coco from Nachos Grande
I think 2x3 sent this Rasmus ---- which also doubles as scary mullet card of the year.
Today will be spent on tradition. I will head toward Flint to participate in the 29th Annual Flint Rotisserie League Baseball Draft, possibly the oldest in the state of Michigan. It's a great league. highly competitive, and loads of fun. The draft will be intense as these jokers know what they are doing. A 5x5 (Homers, RBI, SB, AVG ---- W, K, SOLDS, WHIP, ERA)
I have a new strategy this season, which ended up me dumping most of my roster, I will have the most money, but also need the most players.
Teddy's Ball Game is the my team, named for my eldest.
I kept one slugger...
Chris Sale is the ACE
Banking on Ivan Nova having a solid season
Joakim Soria for 2 bucks and Nate Jones for 3 round out the keepers.
Hopefully I will have a squad to brag about in the coming hours.....
I realize this is woefully late, life gets in the way. But it's now officially spring break on the Hot Corner, so you should see some greater activity.
In case you missed it....the Tigers won Opening Day with a 4-3 walk off win, thanks to the newly acquired and grizzled veteran Alex Gonzalez.
In the second edition of the 2014 Tigers, yet another walk off win, in extra innings. This time to Ian Kinsler, the new number 3.
Tigers are 2-0, first time they have had consecutive walk off wins to start the year since 1901, they're first season!
I have said all off-season based on the acquisitions made by Mr D. that this will not be your routine power Tigers, this team is finally resembles a squad to manipulate the cavernous Comerica Park. There may not be a player outside of Cabrera that hits over twenty dingers, but they're going to win, and win alot.
Speed is going to kill teams. It may hurt those expecting tons of home runs, but this is the way it's going to be ---- small ball, steals, aggressive running, in turn with solid defense and the stud pitching.