The 2011 Phungo’s Are Here!!!
Sweet – my first crack at some 2011 baseball cards!!
These cards come courtesy of Paul, author of the blog Phungo. Along with being a dedicated Phillies fan, Paul is also a card designer and this is the third straight season in which he has sent over some of his custom issues for ’30-YOC’.
So, without further ado, here is my haul from Phungo 2011…
In random order, you are seeing cards of the following current and former players: Shane Victorino, Derrek Lee, Mickey Morandini, Hanley Ramirez, Robin Roberts(SP), and an Opening Day card from the Phillies and Nationals game.
The cards are sweet – of them can you guess which one is my favorite??
It’s not Hanley… It’s not former Marlin and Cub Derrek Lee either… And it’s not Shane Victorino…
My favorite card from this pack is… Mickey Morandini!!!
Yep, ‘The Mick’. Why you ask? Any time I think of or hear the name Mickey Morandini, I get flashbacks of listening to Harry Caray try to pronounce that name – FUN every single time!!
Thanks for the memories Paul. And the great cards too!!!
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‘On The Road With psugator02′ – April 1, 2010
Rockies at Cubs
10:30 a.m.-4 p.m.
All of the Rockies I thought would sign did. A few surprises on the Cubs’ side, however.
Dexter Fowler: 2/2 (8x10s)..as nice as could be though insisted on personalizing. A far cry from his behavior in NYC. I guess no one likes getting mobbed. Told him that his graph has changed a lot from when he was in high school. “That’s the way it goes.”
Ian Stewart: 2/2 (8x10s)….Very polite. I apologized for the quality of the photos but he flattered me by saying that they were good
Jason Giambi: 0/1..I was waiting near the Rockies’ dugout. Of course the few he signed were near the Cubs’ dugout.
Ubaldo Jimenez: 2/2 (’09 Ginters)…real nice guy
Miguel Olivo: 1/1 (2006 Marlins’ team photo)…I told him that I’ve been chasing him for a while. I think he interpreted the word “chase” incorrectly. “I don’t mean it like that,” I said.
Alfonso Soriano: 1/1 (’08 Ginter)…Another grapher had a color canvas and traded it to Soriano for a mint bat. The bat looked incredible, the sig even better
Aramis Ramirez: 1/1 (’08 Ginter)…I guess he’s difficult here in Arizona. I got lucky
Derrek Lee: 0/1 while on his way to the player parking lot in a golf cart, 0/1 while leaving the player lot in his car
Ryan Theriot: 2/2 (’09 Ginters)…nice kid
Ryan Dempster: 2/2 (’09 Ginters)…told him how much he is missed in South Florida
Lou Piniella: 0/1 postgame despite only two other graphers being there. “I gotta go.”
Troy Tulowitzki: 0/1 did not even acknowledge me
Todd Helton: 0/1 did not even acknowledge me…the few he signed were for little kids
Bob Brenly: 2/2 (cards)…real nice
Other: No sign of Billy Williams, Ryne Sandberg, or Greg Maddux. Gonna try for the latter two tomorrow at the minor-league complex. … Fergie Jenkins, Tommy Davis, Bert Campaneris, George Foster and a few others were all signing behind home plate. I didn’t care about any of them other than Fergie but I wasn’t going to pay $20-per. … A big thank-you to Tony, a local grapher, for showing me the ropes in Mesa, in addition to a few of the other parks. You’re a good dude.
If you would like to contact Mark, he can be reached at email@example.com.
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If there is 1 thing I have remained consistent with since my youth it’s checking the box scores on a daily basis. Even with them being accessible in a more timely manner via the Internet and other digital media, I still prefer the good old newspaper.
As a kid I learned how to read the box scores so I could follow Wade Boggs as I considered him to be the best hitter in the game in the 1980’s. And now some 20+ years later I still love reading the box scores on a daily basis but now I find that my emphasis has leaned towards following former Florida Marlins players still active around the league.
I thought it would be fun to build my own team made up of former Marlins players that are sill playing in the big leagues. Here we go:
1st Base – Derrek Lee
2nd Base – Luis Castillo
3rd Base – Mike Lowell
Shortstop – Edgar Rentaria
Center Field – Juan Pierre
Left Field – Gary Sheffield
Right Field – Josh Willingham
Catcher – Pudge Rodriguez
Starting Pitcher – Josh Beckett
Relief Pitcher – Trevor Hoffman
Man, the Marlins have let go of some amazingly talented guys over the years huh???
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Today you turn 33! One of my favorite Florida Marlins turned Chicago Cubs celebrates his birthday today.
After 6 average but productive seasons with the Marlins, you have hit the big time with the Chicago Cubs and I celebrate you today!!! I only wish that your 3rd place finish for MVP and 2 All-Star selections happened while wearing the Teal, Black, and White so we had an opportunity to enjoy your success in South Florida!!