April 22, 2012

Community Choice Collection Winner #7


Garrett Atkins!  Once again an awesome photograph wins over the hearts of collectors.  This a great shot.  How often to you get to see the pitcher, catcher, batter, and umpire all on one card?  It's almost like watching an instant replay on a broadcast rather than looking at a static baseball card.  Good job collectors.

Make sure you check out the Community Choice Collection page to see all your winners.

April 20, 2012

Come Sail Away with a Ginter Mail Day

Got a package from COMC yesterday with a bunch of Ginter I needed.

Make sure you press play on the video before moving on to the rest of the post.  This is gonna be a long one.

April 15, 2012

PC Card Spotlight: 1967 Topps Norm Evans

In 1965, Norm Evans was drafted in the 14th round of AFL Draft by the Houston Oilers.  The 6'5" 250-pounder from TCU only spent one season in Houston before he was picked up my the Miami Dolphins in the 1966 expansion draft.  The 1966 Dolphins struggled as expected for an expansion team going 3-11 in their inaugural season.  Evans once joked about the Dolphins receiving a standing ovation that year from the home crowd once they finally converted two first downs in a row. 

However, head coach Don Shula would turn this expansion team into one of the premier squads of the AFL in the early 70's and Norm Evans was a large part of that success.  Evans spent 10 years playing right tackle for the Dolphins and during that stint he played in 3 Super Bowls (winning two of them) and was selected to the Pro Bowl in 1972 and 1974. 

April 12, 2012

April 08, 2012

Easter Pack Rip: 2012 Topps

Easter Sunday.

Half of a 2012 Topps Jumbo Pack.

Braves getting beat by the Mets (again).

Good enough reason to rip a pack.

April 07, 2012

Catching Up: CCC Winner and a Mail Day with some Ginter Happiness

I haven't been able to post much this past week due to a lot of distractions so I'm gonna cram all the stuff I wanted to post about this past week into this post.

First I'll start it off with the winner of the Community Collection Vote #5: