Thursday, October 6, 2022

MLB Playoff Rankings

National League

6.  New York Mets

5.  Los Angeles Dodgers

4.  Atlanta Braves

3.  St. Louis Cardinals

2.  Philadelphia Phillies

1.  San Diego Padres

-  Three of my four least favorites made the playoffs.  But so did my two favorites.  

-  The Dodgers look unbeatable, but we'll see.

American League

6.  Toronto Blue Jays

5.  New York Yankees

4.  Houston Astros

3.  Cleveland Guardians

2.  Tampa Bay Rays

1.  Seattle Mariners

-  My three least favorites all made the playoffs.  But so did two of my three favorites.

-  I'm not too worried about a Blue Jays - Mets World Series.  Dodgers - Yankees is a definite possibility though.     

Wednesday, September 28, 2022

Pack War Winners

Card 1

Card 2

Card 3

Card 4

Card 5

-  So I tried to rank the cards within each pack.  Card 1 is what I think is the best card of the pack, not the first card I pulled.  And so on and so forth.

-   Betts and Soto tied, with Bryce Harper losing by one.

-  I did not expect Rodriguez to win.  He knocked off Aaron Judge and Max Scherzer.

-  Witt is another upset.  He beat Kris Bryant and Luis Robert. 

-  Perennial project Joey Bart managed four votes somehow.  

-  Wasn't Mountcastle the Orioles' rep last year?          

Thanks for voting. 


Tuesday, September 27, 2022

Time Traveling


Sent some cards to the Mother of Presidents.  Claimed four from the infamous unlicensed era in NFL card collecting. 

Bakken:  All-1960s team, All-1970s team.

Hollywood Henderson:  Won a $28 million Texas lottery in 2000.  

Howard:  After the Andy Griffith Show, but before his directorial career.

Jones:  1976 MVP

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Sunday, September 25, 2022

Pack War!!!


Card One

Card Two

Card Three

Card Four

Card Five

Please vote for a card in each trio.  Thanks. 

Saturday, September 17, 2022

Time Traveling


Sent some cards to Keppel Town.  Claimed four:

-  Richard is a guy I don't go out of my way for, but don't pass up much either. 

-  I have too many Clarks, but that goofy Toys R Us logo was too good to pass up.

-  Hill was 2x first team All-Pro and 2x second team All-Pro.  Degree from Yale.  His wife shared a suite with Hillary Clinton at Wellesley.  Grant Hill is their son.  

-  Scott was a 2x first team All-Pro.  Some say his legacy was tarnished by playing for the Cowboys. 

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Tuesday, August 23, 2022

The Clean-Up


-  More drama with the next-door apartment.  Not as bad as before, but annoying.

-  Stopped by Target to look at cell phones, but they were too expensive.  So I walked out with a Mountain Dew Code Red and a blaster of 2022 Topps Heritage.  If you're building the set, feel free to send me your needs list.  

Here are a few I plan to keep:

-  There was some kind of police stand-off next to my building Monday morning.  About 16 cops on the sidewalk focused on the driveway between my building and the next one, police tape closing down the area to non-residents, and 4 more cops on the back balconies of the building behind mine.  Eventually, they shot a dude and that ended it.  

-  Jana Winter laughed at a joke I made on Twitter.  

-  Scored free cards from Kevin:

The Diamond King

-  My razors don't work properly anymore.  I've been using the same kind for most of my adult life.  Now I have to butcher my face to get the hair off.  WTF. 

Sunday, August 14, 2022

Scoring from My Dealer


So I traded a 1952 reprint set (that was in the cards my mother brought down) and a Padres coffee mug.  Let's look at what I got.

Three packs of Japanese baseball cards, from 2000.  I'll just show a few here:

-  A lot of the pics aren't up on TCDB, but I got several All-Star level players.  Hiroki Kuroda and Bobby Rose being the best probably. 

-  It's a lot easier to read their names on the front in real life. 

-  Bob Wolcott

-  Orlando Merced

-  Tetsuya Kakiuchi

-  Sherman Obando

-  Tomohiro Kuroki