Daily Archives: November 5, 2009

3 TTM/Interview Requests Have Been Dropped In The Mail!!!

I told you guys that I was going to jump back into the TTM side of the hobby soon.  I should have a series of posts in the coming weeks covering my attempts to bring home a few more autographs for my collection.

And in addition to the autograph collecting, I am also going to see if I can get a few more players to do my ’20 Questions’ interviews.

So here goes, 3 normally very good signers are getting packages from me.  In the package are handfuls of cards for them, a few that I would like to have returned back to me signed, and the interviews.

We’ll see how this transpires…

Package #1 goes to:  Bobby Bonilla

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#2 has been sent to:  Shawon Dunston

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And #3 is being mailed to:  Mark Grace

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 You better believe that I’ll be sharing the results of these with you as soon as they return, good or bad!!!   Wish me luck!!

World Series, Game 6 – It’s A Wrap!!!

In truly historic fashion, the New York Yankees beat the Phillies 4 games to 2 to win the 2009 World Series.  This is the 27th championship title for the Yankees, and this championship run was a great way to close the 2009 season at their brand new ballpark.

Led by their outstanding starting pitching, the Yankees were dominant in several of the games and took advantage of the Phillies inability to knock their starters out early.  CC Sabathia and Andy Pettitte were both incredible and AJ Burnett threw a gem in Game 2 for the champs.

Offensively, the Yankees did it all very well.  Collecting clutch hits, scoring runs in bunches, and taking advantage of having a hitter’s count when battling the Phillies pitchers are just a few of the reasons that the Yankees prevailed.  Derek Jeter was on base often.  Alex Rodriguez and Hideki Matsui each took turns being catalysts for run production in the Yankee victories.

And then there is Mariano Rivera.  Whether he is needed to get 2 guys out or if he has to throw 40 pitches over 2 innings, Mo is almost always superb!!  His ability to dominate during the most stressful situations is what makes him stand out as one of the best closers in post-season history.

Congratulations to the New York Yankees.  This is a championship that many of us(not me) predicted would happen.  I also firmly believe that this is a championship that they had to win.  Under the gun, and with more pressure on them that any other team would face, the Yankees prevailed and now they can proudly boast that they are the ‘Best Team in Baseball”

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A Player Collectors Version Of ‘Killing 2 Birds With 1 Stone’

1983 Topps Team Leaders – Baltimore Orioles

It’s not often that a player can pick up a card honoring more than 1 guy that he collects.  In my 15 months of being back into the hobby, it has happened just 1 time.

And this is it…

The ’83 Topps team leader card for the Baltimore Orioles features two of the guys that I am currently collecting.  So I grabbed two of these bad boys and now I can cross this card off of both of my ‘Needs Lists’ at the very same time!!

YIPPEEE!!!Palmer Murray 83T

Did You Know…

Babe Ruth wore No. 3 because he was batting third in the Yankee lineup when the team decided to add numbers to its uniforms in 1929.  Lou Gehrig, who batted behind him, drew No. 4.

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*factoid courtesy of ‘Armchair Reader – Grand Slam Baseball’