I Know, It's A little Late For A September post, but I Have Lots Of Things Going on, So Suck it... Here Is my eBay deal of The month, For September, 2011. I Bought These Cards, Merely For the Scott Rolen. I'm a Fan Of Scott Rolen, And Have been Since he Played With The Cardinals.
Thursday, October 6, 2011
Wednesday, October 5, 2011
Cardinals Fans Everywhere Are Nervous As Hell Tonight. Yes, they Fought Back, Won, And Combined With The Braves Losing It Towards The End of The Regular Season, They Made it into The NLDS. Only To Take on The phillies. The Team With The Best Record in Baseball This Year. The Team With The untouchable Rotation Consisting of Roy Halladay, Cliff lee, Cole Hamels, And Roy Oswalt. Never mind The Fact That They Are Down Two Games To One. Never mind That Fact That They Get To Face Roy Oswalt Tonight... That's Not Why Cardinals Fans everywhere Are Nervous.
So, I'm Sure you're Wondering Whats Keeping The Fans Of One Of the Greatest ball clubs In The history Of Major League Baseball On Edge. Well, Stick With Me, And I'll Tell you
Tonight Could Be Albert Pujols' Last Game As A St. Louis Cardinal. Alberts Contract is up As Soon As The Cardinals season is Over, Which (hopefully not, fingers crossed) Could Be Tonight. And, While I Don't Want The Cardinals To Lose, It Would Seem Fitting For his (possibly) Last Game To Be in St. Louis. Will The Cardinals Re-sign him? That's not Really The Question That Needs to Be asked. The Real Question is CAN They Resign him. Now, While They Do Have one Of the Higher Payrolls In The MLB, Do They Have The Money That He Wants? Now, Albert Has Made it Clear That he Wants To Stay in St. Louis. But, if he wanted To Stay Bad Enough, Wouldn't he Have Re-Signed in The off season? I say yes... But That's just Me.
As Far As Pujols Going Somewhere Else, Where Would he Go? It's Been Noted on Several Occasions, That The Teams that Can Afford To Pay Him What He Wants, Already Have, Or Have Recently Signed Big Name First basemen. And I Doubt Albert Would Go To A Place That Would Just Stick him in Any position Just To have His Bat in The lineup. He's A Gold Glove First Baseman For A Reason. And, Just To Ruffle A Few Feathers, What If He Went To The Cubs? HA-HA, Just kidding. But, As A Real Person, That Thinks logically, I Do Have To point out That it's possible.
Personally, Like Most Cardinal Fans, I Don't Want him To Go Anywhere. But That's not up to Us Fans. All We Can Do Is Cheer As Loud As We Can, And hope that He Stays. He Came up in The Cardinals Farm System, Loves St. Louis, IS Raising his Family In st. Louis, And Has Said Many times That He Wants to Stay in St. Louis. St. Louis Fans Called Him "The Man" And He Said "No, Stan Musial Is The Man" so The Fans Started Calling him "The Machine", And "El Hombre". He May not Have been born in St. Louis, But He put Down Roots There, And We Would Like Them To Stay There.
Would Cardinals Fans be A little Salty if he Left? Of Course, For A while... I Was Born A Cardinals Fan, And i Will Die A Cardinals Fan. but I Would Be lying if i Said I Wouldn't Be upset if "El Hombre" Left The Team. But, On the Other Side of the pillow (I'm not even sure what i mean with that...) I Can't Hate A guy For Doing What He thinks Is Best For him And his Family. would Cardinals fans be Salty? Yes. But, The Great Thing About being A Cardinals Fan Is, While We Love, And Respect Our team, We Love And Respect Baseball First. That's Why, When you See A Former Cardinal Come Back To st. Louis With Their New Team, We Cheer. That's Why We Cheer A Good play, no Matter who Makes it. Cardinal or not. If it Wasn't For The Game of Baseball, We Wouldn't Have A Team to Love, And Respect.
There's no Doubt That Albert pujols Is A Future Hall Of Famer. And there's no Doubt That He's one of, if Not the Best, pure Baseball Player In The Game Right now. So, Stay, Or Go, I Will Be Proud To Say that El Hombre Played For my Team. Just Like I'm Proud to Say That The Wizard Played For my Team, The Man played For My Team, Eckersly played For My Team (Does He Have A funny nickname?)
The Cardinals Have Roy Oswalt To Contend With Tonight, and, Win, Or Lose, Expect Alot Of Emotion Every Time Albert Steps Up To The Plate.
Thursday, September 15, 2011
Well, Thanx to Some Dropped Frames, And An Off Brand DV Tape, The Video Was, For Lack Of A Better Term, A Bust... So, Instead of Accepting Defeat, Scanned All The Inserts, And Compiled Them Into Video Form. Oh, And I Got A Lot of The Base Cards I Need For The Set.
So, here they are...
Wednesday, September 14, 2011
Pretty Self Explanatory. I Stopped by The Card Aisle To pick up Some Top Loaders, And Ended up Spending 10X The Amount I Intended on Spending... Why? Because This Was Twelve bucks, And They Had A Fresh Stock Of Ginter Blasters As Well...More Videos To Come.
Wednesday, September 7, 2011
While Sitting Around, Watching The Cardinals Game (Cards Won 2-0), I Decided To Sort Through Some Stacks Of Card That I Have Been Meaning To Get Around To For A While. While Going Through A Stack Of Recently Opened 2009 Upper Deck Jumbos That A Friend Gave Me, I Came Across A Card Of Michael Cuddyer, Signing Autographs.
It's Fairly Common To See A Card With A Player Doing Something Besides Playing Baseball, But This one Caught my Attention For Another Reason.
On This Particular Card, Michael Cuddyer Is Seen Handing Back A Card To A Fan. I know What you're Thinking, "A Baseball Player Signing A Baseball Card, What's the Big Deal?" And That's What I Thought Too, Until i Took A Closer look.
That Doesn't look Like An Upper Deck Card. And In Fact, it's not. After A little research, i Managed to Find A picture of the card in the card, No, I'm not Talking About Rip Cards Here.
I hit up Check Out My Cards And Started Searching , by year, For All Micheal Cuddyer Cards. (Thank God there Wasn't Too Many!) And ended up finding this...
That's Right. It's A 2004 Topps Card, On A 2009 Upper Deck Card. Hence The Name of the post, "Card Company Cameo." Just Thought this Was interesting. I've Heard Stories of Athletes not Being Able To Sign A Certain companies product, Because they Have A Deal Of Some Sort With A Rival Company.
it Makes you Wonder if Topps would Let A picture Of An upper Deck Card Make it into Their product? i Don't Think So. But, i highly Doubt That they Would go through the trouble to figure out if it was their card or not. They Would Just Superimpose A Mantle Card in his hand, and super short print it.
Thursday, September 1, 2011
For Those Of You Who Have Never Seen Any Of These, Here Is What The 1999 Upper Deck Powerdeck CD "Cards" Contain. I Didn't Manage To Get All Of The Audio, And To Be honest With You, I Didn't Try To Hard. Just Wanted To Give People A Quality Example Of What This Crap Was All About.
The CD Content Was Made With Macromedia, So you Could Probably Pull It Into MX2004 Or Some Other Flash Program, And "Update"It, And While That Sounds Fun, I Don't Care That Much...
I Still Need A Few of These To Finish the Cd-Rom Set. So If you Got Some, And Want To Work Something out, Just Let me know.
1 Ken Griffey Jr.
2 Mark McGwire
3 Cal Ripken
5 Derek Jeter
8 Greg Maddux
12 Alex Rodriguez
14 Chipper Jones
17 Frank Thomas
21 Jose Canseco