Sunday, February 23, 2014

Andrew Bogut Bobblehead

I spent most of last week driving around the valley going to different Spring Training sites. I found myself near a Goodwill store and decided to go in. To my surprise they had this Andrew Bogut Milwaukee Bucks bobblehead for a dollar. I'm not sure how it ended up in Phoenix but it's now mine.

Sunday, February 16, 2014

Daniel Hudson Collection - 2014 Fan Fest 5x7

Man, I've been procrastinating on blog posts again. Since my last post I've been to a D-Backs autograph event, Fan Fest, and a spring training practice. I guess those are three pretty good excuses for not blogging.

The day before Fan Fest, I met up with Daniel from It's Like Having My Own Card Shop to get a few autographs. You can check out what he got here. We had a good time.

The next morning was D-Backs Fan Fest. It was also the preregistration sale for San Diego Comic Con badges. I chose to try my luck at SDCC badges instead of getting to Fan Fest early. I failed miserably. 

We got down to Chase Field later than I would have liked. The day wasn't lost because I was able to score autograph tickets for the afternoon autograph sessions during the online sale which took place on Friday.

My son and I got autographs from Miguel Montero, Addison Reed, Randall Delgado, and Alan Trammell at the regular autograph tables. We also hit up the alumni signing at the Game Seven Grill and got Brandon Webb, Shea Hillenbrand, and Augie Ojeda to sign a few cards. Afterward we checked out the last session for the kids' tables. We got Brad Ziegler, Dave McKay, and Daniel Hudson. There was no line for Huddy so I was able to talk to him for a minute. He gave me an extra Fan Fest 5x7 plus the one for my son. Thanks, Daniel!

They set a record for attendance so the lines for the games and other kids stuff were extremely long. We didn't get to do quite as much as we would have liked but that's okay. All in all it was a great time.

Saturday, February 8, 2014

D-Backs Fan Fest 2014!

Hey everybody! Today is the Diamondbacks Fan Fest. This is the seventh year in a row I'll be going. The past two years my wife and son have joined me. Hopefully we'll have a good time and I'll come home with some stuff to post about.


Thursday, February 6, 2014

Daniel Hudson Collection - 2011 Topps Marquee Gold

I already have three versions of this Acclaimed Impressions card but I couldn't pass up an opportunity to get one more. This is the gold version of Daniel Hudson's 2011 Topps Marquee card. It features two patches (from a White Sox jersey) and a sticker autograph. Oh and the best part is it's numbered to 5 on the front. This is my lowest serial numbered Huddy autograph so far. 

Daniel Hudson Collection - 2012 Topps Chrome Purple Refractor

I love you
You love me 
We're a happy family 
With a great big hug and a kiss from me to you.

Sorry. All of this purple got me thinking of Barney. 

Anyway, here's another card for our Daniel Hudson collection. It's the purple border parallel from the 2012 Topps Chrome set.

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Luis Aparicio Collection - 2004 Leaf Limited Trademarks

I didn't have this 2004 Leaf Limited Trademarks card so when I was doing my COMC Black Friday shopping I had to have it. It's numbered 93/100 and cost me just under a dollar. 

Sunday, February 2, 2014

Daniel Hudson Collection - 2010 Topps Finest Letterman

What does that spell? Hudson! Hudson! Gooooo Daniel Hudson!

Yah I know that was super lame but I wanted to do a separate post for each of these cards.

I've been working on this project for awhile. I posted the first letter "D" way back in November 2011. Since then I've slowly been collecting the others. The final letter "U" was part of my COMC Black Friday purchase. I was pretty excited when it arrived. It's good to finally have this one completed.

Daniel Hudson Collection - 2010 Topps Finest Letterman N

Give me an N!

Daniel Hudson Collection - 2010 Topps Finest Letterman O

Give me an O!

Daniel Hudson Collection - 2010 Topps Finest Letterman S

Give me a S!

Daniel Hudson Collection - 2010 Topps Finest Letterman D

Give me a D!

Daniel Hudson Collection - 2010 Topps Finest Letterman U

Give me a U!

Daniel Hudson Collection - 2010 Topps Finest Letterman H

Give me an H!

Saturday, February 1, 2014

2006 Topps - Lance Cormier

I picked up this certified autograph of Lance Cormier from the 2006 Topps set as part of my COMC Black Friday purchase.

When I think of Lance Cormier I remember him with the Tampa Bay Devil Rays. I didn't realize he was drafted by and made his MLB debut for the Diamondbacks. Over parts of two seasons Lance was used mostly out of the bullpen but he did make five starts. 

1998 Donruss Signature Series - Felix Rodriguez

I picked up this certified autograph of Felix Rodriguez from the 1998 Donruss Signature Series set as part of my COMC Black Friday purchase. I've never been able to say no to a 1998 Donruss Signature card. It doesn't get any better.

Felix was acquired by the Diamondbacks in a trade with Cincinnati after the 1997 Expansion Draft. He would only spend one season in Arizona appearing in 43 games and recording 5 saves.