Wednesday, September 30, 2009

# UH 191 - Ian Kinsler

Today brought our 150th card for our set. A nice return from my son's favorite player.

# UH 191 - Ian Kinsler

Progress: 150/990

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

# 309 - Ryan Church

We wrote to Ryan Church back in May c/o the Mets before he was traded to the Braves. I thought there was a good chance we wouldn't see it again. Fortunately Ryan brought his mail with him during his move away from the Big Apple. Thanks, Ryan!

# 309 - Ryan Church

Progress: 149/990

Saturday, September 26, 2009

# 393 - Michael Cuddyer

Minnesota Twins outfielder, Michael Cuddyer signed his card from Series 2 of the 2008 Topps set. Having already hit 30 home runs, Michael is definitely having a great season.

# 393 - Michael Cuddyer

Progress: 148/990

Friday, September 25, 2009

# 254 - David Murphy

Today brought another Texas Ranger for our set. David Murphy kindly signed the card below. David had a big game this past Monday. He went 3 for 4 with a double and two RBI's.

Unfortunately the Rangers have fallen out of contention in the AL Wild Card and AL West races. Will next year be the year that the Rangers keep the Angels out of the post season? This blogger says yes!

# 254 - David Murphy

Progress: 147/990

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

# 164 - Nate Schierholtz

Another one for the set! San Francisco Giants right fielder, Nate Schierholtz signed the card below. Nate's done pretty well when they've given him a chance to play ( .272/5/29 in 100 games).

# 164 - Nate Schierholtz

Progress: 146/900

Monday, September 21, 2009

Refractor: Adrian Gonzalez

The fifth and final Refractor is of San Diego Padres first baseman, Adrian Gonzalez. Adrian is a two-time All-Star and is finishing up a terrific 2009 season. He is currently hitting .273 with 38 home runs and 98 RBIs.

# 128 - Adrian Gonzalez ( Refractor )

Sunday, September 20, 2009

Refractor: Dan Haren

Dan Haren has been one of the bright spots in an otherwise dismal Diamondbacks season this year. I plan to try to get this card signed but Haren does have three cards from the regular 08 Topps set that I need to get done first. Hopefully he'll be at the DBacks Fan Fest next year. The past two years they have let you purchase up to four tickets per table per session. Maybe I'll get lucky and be able to clean up.

# 71 - Dan Haren ( Refractor )

Saturday, September 19, 2009

Xfractor: Grady Sizemore

The Xfractor. Better than a refractor? Some would say so. I am not one of them.

# 94 - Grady Sizemore ( Xfractor )

Friday, September 18, 2009

Refractor: Alex Romero

This blue refractor of Alex Romero is another one I picked up from Alex has played in 53 games for the Diamondbacks so far this season but only has one home run.

# 202 - Alex Romero ( Blue Refractor )

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Refractor: Adrian Beltre

Recently I picked up a few Refractors from the 2008 Topps Chrome set from I've been a fan of the Refractor since the 1993-94 Topps Finest basketball set. It's always nice to pick up some great looking cards at a great price.

# 59 - Adrian Beltre ( Copper Refractor 546/599 )

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

# UH 325 - Clay Hensley

More mail! I sent a request to Clay Hensley back during the first week of June. He was playing in the Gulf Coast League for the GCL Marlins. I'm not sure if he was rehabbing or what but shortly after I sent my letter I noticed he was on the New Orleans Zephyrz roster. I kind of thought this one might have been a lost cause but today I received our 2008 Topps card back signed. Thanks, Clay!

# UH 325 - Clay Hensley

Progress: 145/990

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

# WBC 19 - Andruw Jones

A few weeks ago, we sent a 2008 Topps World Baseball Classic insert card to Andruw Jones. Today we received it back signed. This is our third signed card from this insert set.

# WBC 19 - Andruw Jones

Saturday, September 12, 2009

# 497 - Cla Meredith

More mail! After about a month's wait, Cla Meredith signed a card for our set. Cla began the season in the Padres bullpen but was traded to the Baltimore Orioles in July.

# 497 - Cla Meredith

Progress: 144/990

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

# 338 - Matt Diaz

Today brought Atlanta Braves outfielder, Matt Diaz. Matt's a solid player and is on a tear right now. I think it's important to note that I recently added him to the roster on my fantasy baseball team.

# 338 - Matt Diaz

Progress: 143/990

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

# 138 - Dan Wheeler

Tampa Bay Rays relief pitcher, Dan Wheeler signed a card for our set. Dan's put together a pretty good career and was even the Astros closer for a short time during the 2007 season.

# 138 - Dan Wheeler

Progress: 142/990

Monday, September 7, 2009

Mail: Florida Marlins

A HUGE thank you to Brian from 30-year Old Cardboard for sending a few signed 08 Topps cards for our set. If you haven't seen Brian's blog you have to check it out. His blog is one of my favorites and is actually a big reason I started this one. Brian is working on a few player collections including one of my all-time favorite players, Andre Dawson.

Thanks for the cards, Brian and thanks for your dedication to your blog!

# 227 - Alfredo Amezaga
# 344 - Mike Rabelo
# 414 - Andrew Miller
# 513 - Rick Vandenhurk
# UH 32 - Cody Ross

Progress: 141/990

Friday, September 4, 2009

# WBC 8 - Justin Huber

Another one back from a 50/50. With a little help we received a signed World Baseball Classic insert card of Justin Huber signed. These don't count towards our official progress but are still very nice to have.

# WBC 8 - Justin Huber

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Mail: Jonathan Albaladejo

I received a nice package from a friend on I sent him a few 08 Topps cards of Yankees pitcher Jonathan Albaladejo for my half of a 50/50 and he sent them back signed.

# 103 - Jonathan Albaladejo
# UH 73 - Jonathan Albaladejo

Progress: 137/990

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

# 182 - Billy Buckner

Back in May Billy Buckner signed his card from the Updates & Highlights set for us. Recently we another request and got back his card from Series 1 signed as well. Thanks, Billy!

# 182 - Billy Buckner

Progress: 135/990