July 31, 2012

Gint-A-Cuffs IV: Round 2

The first two packs netted me a total of 10 points, lets see how I do in Round 2.

Pack #3

Cards that didn't amount to a whole hill of beans

#56 Jordan Pacheco (RC)
#90 Roy Halladay
#140 Mike Trout
#215 Dan Haren

July 29, 2012

Gint-A-Cuffs IV: Let's Get it Started - Round 1

Let's see how this box fares in the no-holds-barred battle for Ginter supremacy!

Pack #1

Cards that earned me no points at all:

#89 Edwin Jackson
#129 Michal Phelps (surprising that one of the greatest Olympic athletes ever is worth zero points)
#135 Michael Morse
#162 Jeff Francoeur
#258 Doug Fister
Mini #132 Daniel Hudson

July 27, 2012

It's That Time of Year Again

My hobby box of 2012 Allen and Ginter's has arrived and the Gint-a-Cuffs shenanigans shall ensue.  Stay tuned.

July 26, 2012

Check Out My Canes: QB Edition - How the University of Miami Became to be Known as "Quarterback U"

It's felt like an eternity since my last post and over a month since I started writing about this mail day.  It's about time I finish this thing up.

1993 Skybox Premium #68, 1994 Stadium Club #587, 1994 Upper Deck #273
The string of successful Miami Hurricanes quarterbacks began with Jim Kelly in 1979.  Kelly was an all-state quarterback from East Brady High School in Pennsylvania.  Kelly dreamed of playing quarterback for Penn State but then Penn State Head Coach Joe Paterno only wanted Kelly to come in and play linebacker.  Kelly instead opted to join a struggling Miami Hurricanes program which was in dire need of success after a decade of futility.

July 08, 2012

Check Out My Canes: QB Edition - Erickson Caps off Decade of Excellence

1991 Pacific #519 (RC) and 1994 Collector's Choice #364

Craig Erickson was a highly ranked quarterback prospect coming out of Cardinal Newman High School in West Palm Beach, Florida.  Erickson was favoring joining the Florida Gators out of high school but Miami coach Jimmy Johnson managed to sway him in 1987 to join the Hurricanes.  During his freshman and sophomore years, Erickson was a backup to incumbent starter Steve Walsh.  In 1989, after the departure of Steve Walsh and the arrival of new head coach Dennis Erickson (no relation), Erickson stepped into the starting role at quarterback and added his name to the growing list of successful Miami quarterbacks.

July 03, 2012

Check Out My Canes: QB Edition - When Opportunity Calls

Cards left to right, top to bottom:  1999 Press Pass #37, 1999 Fleer Tradition #264 (RC), 1999 Press Pass X's and O's #XO26

Scott Covington spent the majority of his college football career watching the games from the sideline.  Relegated to a back-up role his first 3 years as a Hurricane, Covington finally got his chance to be a starting quarterback during his senior season in 1998.

July 01, 2012

The Card Hobbyist June in Review

Just a quick review of the blog, collecting, and sports for the month of June.

Total Posts: 5 (not including this one of course)

In general it would seem that I was a giant slacker when it came to writing posts this month.  Some of you guys in the blogosphere could have 5 posts easily knocked out in 2 days.

Total Page Views: 585

Once again, this may seem like a drop in the bucket compared to most of the card blogs out there and is most likely the result of my meager post count but I still get that warm, fuzzy feeling knowing that I do have readers out there.

June's Most Popular Post

Community Choice Collection Winners from 1997 Select
After several posts featuring my retro box break of 1997 Select, it seems everyone wanted to know how the voting turned out for the Community Choice Collection.  There was some star power behind this post with names like McGwire, Sandberg, A-Rod, and Griffey plus a couple of turtles.