Daily Archives: July 24, 2009

My Rickey Henderson Player Collection Is Complete!!!

With the acquisition of this card, my player collection of Rickey Henderson is finally complete!!

This is perfect timing too as I expect to see a big spike in Rickey’s popularity now that he is just days away from being enshrined into Baseball’s Hall of Fame!!!

This collection has been a blast to go after and I have really enjoyed putting this special set together as Rickey’s cards, especially the ones from the 1980’s, really capture him and his incredible baseball skills perfectly.  Of all of the player collections I have completed to date, Dave Winfield and Andre Dawson being the others, I would have to say that the pictures used on Henderson’s cards are much more representative of the type of player he was compared to the others.

henderson photo

Stay tuned because next week I will unveil a new card evry day during my ‘Rickey Henderson Fab 5’ series which highlights what I believe are the best 5 cards in my collection of Rickey!!

Shutting Down ‘The Maybin-Meter’

It comes with a heavy heart that I have decided to shut down the ‘Maybin-Meter’.  With what was once a fun way to track Cameron Maybin’s journey through his first full baseball season as a major league player, it has become a lot less enjoyable since his demotion to AAA ball.  While I still check the Zephyrs’ box score on a daily basis to see how Cam is doing, it has become very hard to get stories and pictures to enjoy and pass along to you.

Cameron has really turned it on as of late and has raised his batting average well over 100 points in the last 8 weeks.  His skills are being sharpened and he has become quite a valuable piece of the team for the Zephyrs.  And while all of this is happening, it just isn’s as exciting to witness from afar when there is no video of his play and very few pictures.

I wish Cameron Maybin the best of luck and I hope to see him again soon in a Marlins uniform.  It would be wonderful if he could help the team this year, but with no glaring need for a center fielder at the current moment I think seeing him again in South Florida may have to wait until next Spring.

Best of luck Cam.  This fan wished you a bright, bright future!!!


But don’t fret, I am just making more time for some new ideas for ’30-YOC’ that I want to share with you.  Like Maybin, I too am sharpening my skills and hope to debut these new ideas with a BANG!!!

Celebrity First Pitch – Eddie Vedder

Eddie Vedder, the lead singer of Pearl Jam, makes quick work of his chance to throw out the first pitch at Wrigley Field.  But it does look like he fired up a pretty good one though…

Pearl Jam still remains a favorite of mine, and I listen to their older music quite often.  My favorite song?  Corduroy!!!

The ’30-YOC’ Bookstore Is Closed For The Summer!!!

For those of you that enjoyed one of my newest features on this blog titled ‘Now That’s A Book I’d Read’, I wanted to let you know that our printing press has been overworked a bit and will require a little maintenance to get back into working order.

I am estimating that we will be able to get back on track in a few short months and am expecting another of handful of releases by ’30-YOC’ in the fall.

In the meantime, here is a list of the ‘First Editions’ that have been published for your enjoyment.  Please feel free to peruse the books as you wish!!!

Book #1 – ‘The 4th Wheel’

Book #2 – ‘Both Sides Of The Fence’

Book #3 – ‘Class Of ’86’

Book #4 – ‘Tales From The Trainer’s Table’

Book #5 – ‘Rule #1: Mascots Cannot Talk’

Book #6 – ‘My Windy City’

Thank you for reading.  See you soon!!!