Monday, September 29, 2014

Biggest Baseball Day of My Life's Eve

First off, thank you so much to everyone who shared their support after my last post. It means more than you could ever know. It's only fitting that during such an up and down year of my life, my beloved Royals would finally reward a lifetime of grief with a "playoff" spot. Even more fitting, I am one of the lucky few to win (a shot to buy) tickets to the wildcard game. I'll be in the crowd tomorrow night trying my best not to curse Ned Yost with every breath. 

My heart is already beating in overdrive so I have got to find a way to relax. Thanks to a couple great trades from Design on Deck and Backstop Cards, I have just what I need to do that.

Marcus has a corner on the Archi Cianfrocco market, but he ensured that I now have the market on Wally Joyner's. I guess I was Wally'd? 

That's the first '93 Finest card I've ever owned. It's gorgeous! Too bad 21 years later Topps hasn't yet find a way to match the quality of the first set.

The early 90's love didn't stop there

This is the man who needs to replace James Shields in 2015 if KC has any shot at returning next year:

Bubba Starling will probably still be in Bowman products through 2018 when he finally hits minor league free agency. 

I love Prizm

Ross and I made a deal for the black 2014 Topps Chrome Alex Gordon card below, but he tossed in some sweet Blue Border Beauties to make my day.

It's even prettier in person.

Lastly, I'm more than a little behind on showing off PC pickups. Here's a super-sized taste:


  1. I've been to a LOT of baseball games the last twenty years, but the one I remember the most was back in 2003 at Wrigley when the Cubs were taking on the Braves in the NLDS. We had "standing room only" tickets, but you might as well have put us on cloud nine. It was so much fun. The atmosphere was absolutely electric.

    Enjoy tomorrow. Trips to the playoffs don't happen all the time!

  2. I'm jealous! You had better cheer them to a win so I can utilize my tickets for game 3 on Sunday.

    Very nice pick-ups on the PC front. I especially like the Ventura auto.

  3. That is awesome you are going to the game. I went to the Pirates wildcard game last year and it was one of my favorite sports experiences. I'm sure the fanbase will be pumped. Share some pictures with us!

  4. OMG! I hope you didn't leave the game early. That was a fantastic win for the franchise!