Sunday, July 27, 2014

The Best Thing Since?

I've seen all the testimonials of and I have about run my course with eBay, so I swung over and filled up a cart.  I must say it is the selection to build my team sets and Tigers wants and needs are quite impressive!

 Trying to get over 300 Trammell's this year, about 50 to go.

I believe this finishes off my 2009 team set, meaning I have all Tigers sets from 1976 to 2014, yikes! Working my way backward.

Keep it Hot on the Corner, Pat

Saturday, July 26, 2014

Toughest Job in Sports

Yahoo Sports is doing a series on the Toughest jobs in sports, today it's a Card Shop Owner

Here is the link 

Pretty much states the obvious for the hobby.  I gave up in 1994 due to the strike and found other things to bide my time.  Junk wax disenchanted people and the high end, white whale stuff is shutting them out.

Keep collecting!


Keep it Hot on the Corner, Pat.

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Bravo, A&G 14

Being the worst day in sports, let me get this off my chest....The winning pitcher of the All-Star Game was Max Scherzer, Miguel Cabrera, the best there is the best there was and the best there ever will be hit a two run shot, even if Wainwright was serving "pipe shots" and the MVP was Mike Trout?

Ponder that, Sparky!
I guess I should have picked up on the fact that Joe Buck was stating throughout the telecast who would replace Jeter as the face of MLB?

Back to the action.

I haven't seen much discussion on this year's edition of Allen & Ginter.  I must say, the Tigers team set has a glorious roll call.   Earlier in the collecting season I bellowed regarding recycled images on Topps' part.

Appears to be a better effort and a glorious selection of Tigers including Newhouser, Sparky, Kell, Kaline among current players.  Somehow JD Martinez ended up on the Astros this late in the year?

After tearing through a blaster, I am looking forward to collecting all the Tigers in this set.

I have these for trade: find something here, send me something Tigers

SP-324 - Wainwright, 347 - Craig, and 300 - Dickey
Pastime's Pastimes: Joe Morgan
Natural Wonder: Iguazu Falls
Worlds Deadliest Predators mini : Saltwater Crocodile
Fields of Yore: Griffith Stadium
World's Capitals: Athens
Air Supremacy: Sopwith Camel
Outlaws, Bandits, & All Around Ne'er Doer: Juro Janosik
Co?cn? dence : Hugh Williams

Looking for these:

Pastime's Pastimes (is this like "A Man's Man"?)

PP-AK Al Kaline
PP-MC Miguel Cabrera
PP-MS Max Scherzer
PP-JVE Justin Verlander

Keep it Hot on the Corner, Pat