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Happy Birthday Ozzie Guillen!!!

Happy Birthday Ozzie Guillen!!!

Ozzie Guillen turns 50 years old today.

The former Chicago White Sox and Miami Marlins manager finds himself unemployed right now. He’s still cashing in on a large contract that he signed with the Miami Marlins prior to the start of the 2012 baseball season, but for now he is not working.

Personally, I would like to see Ozzie get back into baseball at some capacity. And I would prefer that it be in a coaching or managing role versus as a commentator or on-air personality. After stripping down all of the loud personality that stands out like a sore thumb, Ozzie is a ‘baseball guy’ and I really like his approach to managing and working with young talent. It’s just to bad that he did not get the chance to really show off his skills in Miami…

Happy Birthday Mr. Guillen!!! Enjoy your extended vacation, but please come back soon!!

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And while you’re sitting back and enjoying life, please do not drink too much coconut water…

 

Happy Birthday Ozzie Guillen!!!

Happy Birthday Ozzie Guillen!!!

Ozzie Guillen turns 49 years old today.

The former Chicago White Sox and Miami Marlins manager finds himself unemployed right now. He’s still cashing in on a large contract that he signed with the Miami Marlins prior to the start of the 2012 baseball season, but for now he is not working.

Personally, I would like to see Ozzie get back into baseball at some capacity. And I would prefer that it be in a coaching or managing role versus as a commentator or on-air personality. After stripping down all of the loud personality that stands out like a sore thumb, Ozzie is a ‘baseball guy’ and I really like his approach to managing and working with young talent. It’s just to bad that he did not get the chance to really show off his skills in Miami…

Happy Birthday Mr. Guillen!!! Enjoy your extended vacation, but please come back soon!!

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Ozzie Guillen 1986 Fleer ROOKIE CARD!!!

Ozzie Guillen 1986 Fleer ROOKIE CARD!!!

No, I do not have any plans of becoming an Ozzie Guillen collector.

But he is the skipper of my team, and I like what he brings to the squad as it relates to on-field experience as well as being able to cope with stressful situations.

In my opinion, Ozzie has not been ‘himself’ for much of the season.  Maybe he is not meeting with reporters as often as he used to in Chicago.  Or maybe, he is just not feeling like adding fuel to the fire of what appears to be a sinking ship…

Either way, I was able to scoop this card up very inexpensively.  It was an ‘add-on’ to a larger order that I placed with one of my favorite sellers on http://www.sportlots.com.

Have a look at a much thinner Ozzie from more than 25 years ago:

And while not a Sox fan, I certainly do love that old-school logo!!!

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PREMIERING TONIGHT – The Franchise, Starring The Miami Marlins

PREMIERING TONIGHT – The Franchise, Starring The Miami Marlins

I have not looked forward to the debut of a television show like this for a very long time.

You better believe that I will be glued to the TV tonight at 10:00PM.

Here is a preview:

I cannot wait!!!

GO FISH!!!

 

I’ve Got Tix!!!!

I’ve Got Tix!!!!

It took me a lot longer than I wanted, but due to some prior plans, birthday parties, and a family vacation, I have been unable to make the trip to the new Marlins Park.

Well, that all changes now.

I have finally scored two tickets to a game at Marlins Park, and they are for next Saturday evening against the Washington Nationals!!!

And I cannot wait.

Sure, I want to check out my team and cheer them on as they battle the first-place Nationals.  But, I am just as excited to see the new ballpark.  I have heard great things, and I have been wanting to check it out for myself.

My wife is eager to check out the new ballpark too, and we’re going to bring her camera and zoom lens so I can capture as much of the stadium and game action as possible.

Next Sunday, you can expect lots and lots of pictures!!!

GO FISH!!!!

Hey Now, Look Who Picked Up An Ozzie Guillen Signed Baseball!!!

Hey Now, Look Who Picked Up An Ozzie Guillen Signed Baseball!!!

Since the day that he signed on to be the Miami Marlins manager, I knew that I wanted to add a signed baseball of Ozzie Guillen to my collection.

Guillen starred as the shortstop of the Chicago White Sox while I was living in Chicago.  And while I preferred the Cubs over the Sox, it was very hard to not notice and respect the work of the shortstop on the Sox.

I have followed Guillen’s career for more than 20 years.

I am proud to call him ‘My Skipper’.

As the 2012 baseball season approached, I was hoping to get a chance to meet Ozzie in person.  Ultimately, that mission failed. 

But, I had an autograph collecting pal attend a Season Ticket event a few weeks ago and he got an extra signed ball of Guillen at the event.

After a few rounds of negotiations, this is the latest signed ball for my collection:

Reader Gerad Sends Over Three Cards For My 2012 Topps Heritage Miami Marlins Team Set!!!

Reader Gerad Sends Over Three Cards For My 2012 Topps Heritage Miami Marlins Team Set!!!

The readers of this blog continue to amaze me with their generosity.

This time around, it was loyal reader Gerad that offered up a fe treats.

3 to be exact – and all are needs for the 2012 Topps Heritage team set I am building of the Miami Marlins.

Check them out:

1st – NL Home Run League Leaders card featuring Giancarlo Stanton among some other names you may know…

2nd – Matt Dominguez rookie card

3 – Jose Reyes

I will have to check the official checklist, but I believe that this means that I have completed the base part of the set.

Now, on to the short prints – and there are a lot of Marlins SP’s to go after!!!

Thank you again, Gerad.  I will have some ‘Cards’ for you soon.

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Scooped This Up At Wal-Mart Last Night On A Quick Errand Run…

Scooped This Up At Wal-Mart Last Night On A Quick Errand Run…

I had to make a quick trip to Wal-Mart list night to grab some stuff for a party at my son’s school this afternoon.

And as quick as I had to make that trip, I was able to squeeze in a few minutes to scan the baseball card area located near register #21.

I saw a lot of new stuff, and  a lot of stuff marked with clearance tags too – mostly 2011 baseball and some basketball stuff.

And then I saw this:

Somehow, it ended up in my shopping cart.  So, I just paid for it and brought it home with the rest of the items I needed to get.

The set is a 17-card set, and it features some players that are not included in the 2012 Series 1 Marlins team set.

I really want to rip it open and check them out.  But something is telling me to keep it sealed…

Decisions, decisions….

Baseball Card Show Purchase #2 – 5 Cards For My Marlins 2012 Topps Heritage Team Set

Baseball Card Show Purchase #2 – 5 Cards For My Marlins 2012 Topps Heritage Team Set

From what I can see at the show, not too many of the dealers there are busting new product.  If they are, they don’t even waste time selling their common cards – just the high-end stuff.

But, there is one dealer that still brings boxes of his commons.  And he usually has all of the new releases with him.

And since I want to build the 2012 Topps Heritage Miami Marlins team set from scratch, I dug into his box of them.

And I ended up scoring five new cards for the set.

And I paid just a quarter for each!!!

Miami Marlins 2012 Topps Opening Day Team Set & Inserts

Miami Marlins 2012 Topps Opening Day Team Set & Inserts

I have been a Marlins mood for a while now – and a lot of my recent pick-ups are centered around my favorite baseball club.

I recently scooped up a very nice stack of modern-era Marlins team sets from a seller on Ebay.  The card cover both the Florida Marlins era and the new Miami Marlins era.

The first set that I want to show off is the 2012 Topps Miami Marlins Opening Day set.  In total, I was able to grab 14 cards from the set, and I am thrilled with the turnout.

Have a look: 

Here is the seven card ‘base’ set that features Heath Bell, Josh Johnson, Ricky Nolasco, Hanley Ramirez, Jose Reyes, Anibal Sanchez, and Mike Stanton.

And my favorite mascot, ‘Billy The Marlin’.

There are two Marlins’ players featured in the ‘Elite Skills Player set – Jose Reyes & Mike Stanton.

And three Marlins in the ‘Fantasy Squad’ set – Jose Reyes, Mike Stanton, and Hanley Ramirez.

And lastly, Hanley is als part of the 3-D Opening Day Stars set.

Pretty nice start to what will be a fun set to collect.  And I am more than 60% done!!!  I still need to find the Blue bordered cards that are a nice compliment to the base 7-card set.  And there is one autographed card of Chris Coghlan that I will try to scoop up too…

Thanks for reading.

YIPPEE!!!