Sunday, May 31, 2015

Kris Bryant

Prior to April of this year, Kris Bryant was being talked about by every baseball fan. He seemed to hit a home run everyday in spring training, and when the Cubs optioned him to AAA in spring training, it was like the world was going to end. After a few weeks in AAA, the Cubs finally brought up the hottest player on the planet, and his major league debut is was everyone was talking about. In his debut, he batted 4th, and went 0-4 with 3 strikeouts in his first 3 at bats. That was definitely not what Cubs fans, let alone baseball fans, were expecting! But the very next day, Kris Bryant shook off his first day in the big leagues, and got his first major league hit. We all know what happens next: 7 home runs, a .282 batting average, and a .395 on base percentage. The amount of walks is what surprised me most, with 25 on the season. Kris Bryant is supposed to be a power hitter, but he has also been extremely patient at the plate. 

Since his debut in April, Bryant's cards have skyrocketed (even more then expensive then they were before). I have still yet to pick up a Bryant autograph, and I don't think I will be anytime soon considering that they're so expensive and I believe they'll come down in price a lot after the season is over and he's signed for every Topps product. I'm just happy to have some paper base from Bowman! 
Thank you for reading! 

Saturday, May 30, 2015

Alexander Guerrero

Alex Guerrero has been amazing for the Dodgers so far in the young season. Guerrero isn't young at all, but he still is a rookie since he only played 11 games last year, and only got 13 plate appearances. He has also gained some ground in the hobby, and his card prices have rocketed up, especially his Bowman chrome autographs. I remember last year in November, I pulled a redemption from 2014 Bowman Chrome for an Alexander Guerrero base autograph. It barely sold for anything back then, so I just gave it to Dodger Penguin... I definitely wish I had kept that card! Now they sell for around $40 for a base autograph. At least I still have this nice autographed parallel /125 from 2014 Topps Finest:

I pulled this card either on November 14th 2014, or November 15th. How do I remember? Because I pulled this card when I was in the hospital recovering from my surgery! I was so tired it was all just sort of passing by very slowly, but cards is never a bad way to brighten your spirits. I was originally going to send this card to Beckett to get graded, but the pile got so big, that I had to remove this card since I was already sending 16 other cards. In fact, I should be getting my results back this Tuesday, which is also the day I'm having minor nail surgery, so that should make things seem a little better. Anyways, it's always fun when you get a card of someone you don't even know, and then a year later they're a candidate for National League rookie of the year! 
Thank you for reading! 

Tom's Cards

A few weeks ago, Tom from the blog, "The Angels In Order," made a post saying he had some coin cards from 1998 Pinnacle, and being that I love older inserts, I left a comment and claimed some cards. I haven't sent anything back, but I definitely will the next time I go to the post office!  

The first of 8 cards he sent, was of Tony Gwynn. It isn't an actual coin, it's more of like a stamp, but it's still a really cool card of a Hall Of Famer! 
The next card included in the lot was this Alex Rodriguez stamp card. I'm gaining a lot of respect for Alex, and he has definitely proven that he can still be productive even at an older age. This is a great card to add to my A-Rod collection! 
The first cards that I noticed when I first saw the post, were 3 Tino Martinez cards, one blank, one stamp, and one coin. I quickly claimed them, and I'm happy to add these to my collection! 

The blank one was my "least favorite," even though I liked all of them. This is also a really cool card, but the coin card is still my favorite.

These cards look amazing, and like I said before, I love older inserts. The inserts that Topps puts out now are the same old boring designs, but these inserts are definitely more unique!

I have yet to pick up a Chipper Jones autograph, but I've managed to get a button, and a bunch of base and inserts of Jones, so I'm definitely happy to add these two cards to my collection! 

And the coin...

The last card that Tom included was this Mark McGwire coin card. I don't collect McGwire, but McGwire was definitely up there with Bonds, Canseco, and all the other steroid Hall Of Famers. All these cards look amazing, and it was even more amazing of Tom to send these to me without asking for anything in return.
Thank you so much Tom, I'll definitely get a package out sometime soon! 

Patch Galore

Wow, it's felt like forever since I've last blogged. Nothing too exciting has happened to me in the last month, but school is finally winding down, and I'm trying to keep my grades up. I have gotten in some trading in the past few days, so it's always nice to get some new cards in my collection without spending any money. The Yankees have really been awful over the past 2 weeks, so that definitely hasn't been fun, but somehow they've managed to sneak their way into first place in the terrible AL East, being only a game over .500. I don't really know how that's possible, but I'll take it! I would definitely like the Yankees do a little better though... Anyways, I made a trade a while back for these two cards. I got rid of one of my Pete Rose autographs, but I definitely like what I got back in return more. 
The first of the two cards, was this Chipper Jones prime patches patch from 2005 Donruss Playoff Portraits. I'm starting to get into Hall Of Fame patches so I'm trying to pick up a few of future Hall Of Famers. I'm not sure If Chipper Jones is a first ballot Hall Of Famer, but he will definitely get in. 

The next card was this J.D. Drew 4 color patch from 2003 Upper Deck Classic Portraits. The card is really nice looking, and even though J.D. Drew will not make the Hall Of Fame, he was still an excellent player. I recently traded the Chipper Jones and a few other cards for a Miguel Cabrera 1/1 from Triple threads which you will see sometime in the near future. 
Thank you for reading! 

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Another Young Yankees Pitcher

The Yankees organization is full of young pitching talent, such as Ian Clarkin, Jacob Lindgren, and Luis Severino. Dellin Betances was a rookie in 2012, and even though he didn't come through until last year, It was well worth it. Adam Warren made his first start a few years ago for the Yankees, and even though he didn't pitch well until 2014, he has developed into a strong #5 starter for the Yankees, and was an excellent reliever for the Yanks in 2014. Ian Clarkin has been injured for the 2015 season, but has pitched well in the minors in previous seasons. He's only 20 years old, and has shown promise for the Yankees. He hasn't been mind blowing like Betances, but he's still only 20 years old and has shown that he could help out the pitching staff or bullpen in the future. Another hot pitcher that the Yankees have in the making, is Garret Jones! He's pitched 0.2 innings without an earned run! 

Monday, May 25, 2015

Jacob Lindgren Called Up To The Yankees

Jacob Lindgren has had an amazing season in AAA with Scranton Wilkes-Barre, and just a few days ago, he was called up to the Yankees. The Yankees team is filled with a bunch of old age players, that can't do much, such as Carlos Beltran. With Slade Heathcott making his debut a few days ago, and him hitting his first major league home run today, the Yankees decided to bring 22 year old Jacob Lindgren up to the major leagues! He made his debut today, pitching 2 innings of relief with a couple  of strikeouts. Lindgren was drafted to be a left handed reliever, not a starter, so he should be able to help with the Yankees bullpen struggles (And I definitely do not mean Miller and Betances, I'm talking about Carpenter and Wilson). 

Prior to todays game, the Yankees have lost 10 of their last 11 games, but with a 14-1 win today, they look to get back on track! 
Thank you for reading! 

Sunday, May 24, 2015

Absolutely Nothing To Blog About

I've been busy with homework, and I just haven't had anything to blog about. I am going to the Yankees game tonight, which is Bernie Williams night, so that should be a lot of fun. I've been trying to save up all my money for the National, so that's why I haven't posted anything in a week. I'm still alive! 

Go Yankees! 

Sunday, May 17, 2015

Which Card Would You Rather Have?

Sometimes I like to know - Which card would you rather have? 

Bo Jackson is definitely not a Hall Of Famer for baseball, but he was always exciting to watch. Plus, he was a multi-sport guy. Not to mention, he once hit 4 consecutive home runs. He hit 3 in one game, left the game with an injury, and in his first at bat returning from the DL, he hit another home run. 

Craig Biggio was an outstanding player, and could play multiple positions for the Astros. He was inducted into the Hall Of Fame in 2015, has over 3,000 career hits, and played for the Astros his entire career.

It's actually a lot tougher, since Bo Jackson autographs are so expensive. Both cards are graded a 9/10, and are numbered 18/25. If I were to answer the question, I would probably have to say Bo Jackson. 
Which Card Would You Rather Have? 

Shelby Miller Came THIS Close

When I know that a pitcher is throwing a no hitter, whether it's for the Mariners, Astros, Braves or even Red Sox, I want it to happen! Well, maybe not the Red Sox, but you get the point. So many pitchers have come SO close to no hitters or perfect games including Yu Darvish, Almando Galarraga, and now Shelby Miller becomes part of that group. Of course they're many other pitchers that have come within one out of a no hitter or perfect game, but those are some of the pitchers in my time of watching baseball. I always feel so bad for a pitcher when he loses a no hitter. I really want to see Yu Darvish pitch a no no, since he's lost a few in the 9th, and now I really want Shelby Miller to throw a no hitter. Miller has been outstanding in 2015, and I hope he continues to have such great success! 

Saturday, May 16, 2015

Movie Review - Ex Machina

I watched the trailer a bunch of times, and was convinced I was going to love this movie. I finally went to see it today, after being out for a couple weeks, and It didn't meet my expectations. At all. Alex Garland was the director of 28 Days Later, which is one of my all time favorite movies, and I guess I was sort of expecting it to be a little similar to that. It was a good movie, not a great movie. I had really high expectations went I went to see the movie, considering all the great reviews and being that Alex Garland was directing the movie made it even more interesting. The movie was really slow moving, and it probably could have been cut short a little, but it took place over a weeks span. Caleb, who is chosen to go help Nathan with an experiment, finds himself in a relationship with the robot, Ava. After seeing what Nathan does with his robots (or whatever Nathan calls them), he decides he wants to free Ava. 

The beginning was extremely slow, but towards the end, the movie really picked up it's pace. I think it might've been the best ending to the movie I've ever seen, and I was just so shocked. The whole movie flipped upside down at the end. The more I think about it, the better I liked the movie, but the beginning definitely doesn't make up for that. 

I think I set my expectations too high...

Not A Must Watch Movie, But Recommended - Good Movie 

6.5/10 Stars

Movie Review - The Silence Of The Lambs

I honestly don't know what to blog about, since I've tried to stop buying cards, and save up for the National. I have been watching some really good movies as of late though, one of them being The Silence Of The Lambs. It was a little slow moving in the beginning, but after I started to understand the plot, and who exactly Clarice was going after. Everything with Hannibal Lecter was really confusing since I didn't know what he was trying to do to Clarice, but eventually it all came to me. I loved the movie, but it still doesn't come close to Memento, Identity, or Zodiac. It was still a great movie, and I highly recommend it! 

A Movie That You Have To Watch - Great Movie

8/10 Stars

It definitely didn't get 10 stars since It did bore me at times, but I really enjoyed watching the movie. 

Thursday, May 14, 2015

Evan Longoria's Walk Up Song

Ever since I started watching baseball, I've always noticed Evan Longoria's walk up song. When I hear it, It feels like he's going to hit a home run! I'm not a fan of current music, but this song always gives me the shivers. Whenever I hear the song, even if I'm not even paying attention to the game, I know Longo is up. Longoria has one of the best walk up songs in the MLB, and I definitely think that the song gives that pitcher that presence that the batter could do some damage. 

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Movie Review - Identity

The movie is about a group of 10 strangers who are stuck at a motel. After everyone is there, a cop brings a prisoner to the motel, and locks him up. One by one all 10 strangers are getting killed.

Wow, what a movie... The beginning was good, and middle was okay, and the end just blew my mind. In the end, you eventually find out who the killer is, but before that when Ed is daydreaming, or whatever he's doing, it made absolutely no sense. I'm trying not to spoil too much... Malcolm, who is Ed's creation, or Ed is Malcolm's creation? I'm not even sure after rewinding it so much. Of what made sense to me, Ed is part of Malcolm's creation, and everything that's happening is his dream, is people he has killed. Identity was definitely better then Zodiac, but Zodiac was great too. The actor of Ed, is played by John Cusack, and I could've sworn he was in Dumb And Dumber. After looking at his movies, I realized that he was in 2012! 

9.5/10 STARS


Movie Review - Zodiac

Wow, I've never done one of these before. A few weeks ago, on one day, I was watching a bunch of movies such as Interstellar, Inception, Memento, and The Prestige. All of those movies were directed by Christopher Nolan. So once I watches Interstellar, which I thought would be really bad, I was hooked on all the movies directed by Christopher Nolan. The last Nolan movie I watched was Memento which was fantastic, and then I was hooked on mystery movies. Since I'm home from school sick today, I decided to try and find some good movies, and I came across Zodiac. It's not directed by Christopher Nolan, but it was still a fantastic movie! 

Overall, I really enjoyed the movie. It was 2 and a half hours, but it was well worth it, and I didn't want it to end. Once you thought you found out who the killer was, they flipped everything upside down. The only problem that I had, was that the movie ended so abruptly. It reminded me a lot of Memento, except I think I liked Memento a little better. 

Most of my reviews are not going to be of new movies, unless it's something I really want to see like Ex Machina. Hopefully I'll be able to do one of these every week or so

8.5/10 STARS


Monday, May 11, 2015

Business Cards For My Blog

When I made a couple trades, I realized that a lot of bloggers have business cards. As soon as I found that out, I started to play around with a couple different designs. After many design fails, I finally found a good enough picture of Yankee Stadium! It's a little blurry for some reason, but It looks great in person. Or maybe that's just because I created the design...

Friday, May 8, 2015

A Trade With Mr. Dodger Penguin

I'm having such a hard time starting this post, so that'll be my intro. About a week ago, Matthew and I completed a trade. It wasn't a very easy trade, as it took a couple of weeks to complete, but it was well worth it! I sent him my Tony Gwynn 2014 Topps Series 1 strata autograph, that I have owned since November, and the Julio Urias 2014 Bowman oversized purple ice autograph that I got in a trade about a month ago. It was sad to leave the Gwynn and Urias, but what I got definitely makes up for the loss of both cards! Before I get to the main cards in the deal, I'll get to the extras first.

I used to love Inception autographs when they first came out in 2013, mainly because of the awesome design, but their were also some good prospects in the mix. Corcino is rated the #98 prospect in baseball, so I'm hoping he'll have a chance at the big leagues sometime soon! 

He also included two blue refractors from 2013 Bowman chrome, one of Gabriel Encinas, and the other of - 

Nik Turley! 

My favorite card that Matthew threw in was this Mike Trout 2014 Topps series... Series something. For those of you that don't know, I'm a HUGE fan of manufactured relic cards, and having one of the best player in the game isn't too bad either! Well, I do think Trout is super overrated, since Anthony Rizzo is just as good, and so is Stanton, but if everyone else thinks Trout is the best, he must be! Now onto the main cards of the deal. 

When the card is in a BGS case, the scans are terrible... I'll do all my talking when I take quality picture with my terrible iphone. 

Terrible scan.

Worse Scan.
Dreadful scan.

I'm a huge Biggio fan, especially since he was inducted into the Hall Of Fame in January. I decided to start a mini collection of him, and have slowly been picking his cards up. This is my second autograph of Biggio, the other being a strata autograph. Another Hall Of Fame autograph that I can add to my collection! It's also graded a 9/10, being 0.5 away from a 9.5/10.

No, Bo Jackson is not in the Hall Of Fame, and he wasn't a superstar player. He didn't even have a high average, but he was just one of those players that you had to watch just like Griffey, or even Puig. He doesn't even come close to Griffey, but he made amazing plays in the outfield. It's graded a  BGS 9/10! 

Since I sent Matthew my Gwynn, I was looking to get another autograph of the Padres legend in return. One thing I noticed about this card, is that Gwynn's autograph is much nicer compared to the signature on the strata. Another thing is that it's graded a 9/10! This card was definitely my main focus when I brought up the idea of a trade to Matthew. It actually wasn't. I first emailed Matthew about an Adrian Gonzalez framed museum collection autograph, but that wasn't available, so I aimed for a five star autograph. That didn't work, since we didn't find anything that would be 1 for 1, so I brought up the idea of trading away my Gwynn strata. After a lot of back and forth, we finally came up with a trade! 
I didn't even bring this card up in the midst of the trade, until he offered it to me in a 4 for 2 deal. It worked! 2013 Topps Archives is one of my favorite sets, and having a Nolan Ryan on card autograph #ed 22/25 is even better! This is my first Ryan autograph, and it will probably be my only one, unless I can snag one for a reasonable price. I think after all, this may be my favorite card...
Thank you for the trade Matthew! I hope we both liked what we got! 

Thursday, May 7, 2015

Congratulations Alex Rodriguez

Alex Rodriguez, who just hit his 661st home run tonight, has surpassed the all time great Willie Mays on the all time home runs list. It's been so rough for Alex these past few years, and I just feel so bad for him. Nothing, and I mean nothing, has gone right for Alex, and I feel he's just starting to realize everything that he did was wrong, and that he treated the game he loves, the wrong way. Last Friday, when Alex hit the home run to tie Willie Mays, he said that Willie Mays was his fathers favorite player, and right after he said that in an interview, tears started to run down his face. He even brought tears to my eyes. If, Alex didn't use steroids, he probably would have still been one of the greatest players of all time. He chose the wrong path, and he only put himself into an 0-2 count. From 2014 to 2015 was probably Alex's biggest point in his life. Not when he just made the big leagues, or he just joined the Yankees, but when he had to finally realize that he was mistreating the game that he loved. Yes, even without steroids he was still a jerk, but 2015 is different. He is saying all the right things to the media, and is handling himself very well. It's not just pure luck that Alex has been doing well in 2015 - It's because he loves to play baseball. After the home run today, and all the Yankees fans cheered for him, and asked for a curtain call, it looked like he was going to burst into tears right on the field. For the first time in over a year, Alex has gotten a standing ovation. The Red Sox fans treated him like garbage, and the fan that caught the ball wouldn't give it up, even for David Ortiz memorabilia! Are you kidding?! I understand that he's a Red Sox fan, but that's just not right. If I caught David Ortiz's 500th home run, I definitely wouldn't give it up for free, but I would definitely give it to him. If the guy that caught Alex's home run still had it, I would even trade it. I'm sure he would give up the ball if that were the case. My respect for Red Sox fans has just gone from 1/10, to -1/10, but of course all the Red Sox bloggers here are terrific. I really hope a Yankees fan catches Ortiz's 500th home run, that would be great. The Red Sox did try and get the ball from the fan, and even offered him some David Ortiz memorabilia, which apparently was the end of the world for Ortiz. That was a little different with Derek Jeter's 3000th hit, which Yankees fan Christian Lopez caught. He didn't ask for anything, just to give it to Jeter in person. I hope that baseball fans realize that Alex Rodriguez is trying to fix what seems unfixable, which is disrespecting the game. He could have just sat down and said he was done with baseball, but he didn't, and he's earning a lot of respect from many Yankees fans. I hope that Alex has a great year, and go Yankees.

How The Yankees Are Doing Player By Player - Michael Pineda

Since I just talked about CC Sabathia, I might as well stay on the pitchers topic. Michael Pineda has definitely been the Yankees ace as of now, since Tanaka is down, and Sabathia has been awful. Early in his career, he was flooded with injuries, but when he's off the DL, boy has he been amazing!

I got this card in a trade about a year ago, which was awful on my part, as I traded away a Griffey autograph that I pulled from a $1.50 pack of 2013 Panini USA Champions. It was on a sticker, so that makes me feel a little better... Oh well! 
Thank you for reading! 

How The Yankees Are Doing Player By Player - CC Sabathia

Do I really have to talk about Sabathia? Yes I do, but I'll keep it sweet and short. I actually thought that Sabathia would do okay this year, but so far I'm wrong. Right now he's 0-5, which is pretty bad, and like a member on the sports card forum said, "CC Sucks!" He only speaks the truth though, and he is definitely right! Right now, I'm sort of thinking that their may be someone worse than Carlos Beltran... How is that even possible? 

I got this card in an awful trade, where I lost my Kershaw five star autograph, Pettitte five star autograph, and a few other of my favorite cards. What did I get in return? A bunch of fake autographs. At least I learned never to buy autographs that aren't certified, and to never trust that person. The card is extremely low #ed, being #ed 385/1995! (Sarcasm).

I remember buying this card last year at a card show about 45 minutes away from me. I ended up spending quite a bit there, but I did get some good deals. One of them being this CC Sabathia 2013 Five Star jumbo jersey relic /35. I like the old Sabathia from 2012 better, when the Yankees made it to the playoffs, and when Raul Ibanez put on a nice little show for all the Yankees fans...
Thank you for reading!

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

How The Yankees Are Doing Player By Player - Mark Teixeira

Tex has been one of my favorite Yankees for a while now. The only other active (former) Yankee that beats Tex, is Nick Swisher. I loved the way Swisher plays the game, and he always looks so happy even if he's batting .190! Teixeira has gotten off to an amazing start for the Yankees, earning AL player of the week a few weeks ago. I thought his career was at it's end last year, since he didn't hit home runs, and he had an extremely low average. This year is a little different. For now at least...

In December, Julie and I made a trade, and she sent over this really cool Mark Teixeira relic from 2012 Panini Prime Cuts #ed /99! I love Prime cuts, but this is my least favorite design. I feel like Panini tried to make the cards look old, but instead it just looks bad. Really bad! 

I bought this card for $10 at a "local" card show about a year ago. Another very plain design for Panini, but for a Teixeira booklet with a big gray swatch #ed /99, I couldn't resist! 

I think I got this at a flea market for $5 a few years back... 

I remember how I got this card very well. I trade away my Ken Griffey Jr USA autograph for a bunch of low end Yankeees cards... On of my worst decisions. The worst part is, I pulled the Griffey autograph from a $1.50 pack of 2013 Panini USA Champions. ONE pack!!!
Please make sure to check out my super easy contest for 3 cards of some of the best pitchers in the game!

Very Simple Contest

It seems when I have a contest, nobody joins... I'll try this one more time!

All you have to do is post (With scans/pictures) your favorite cards, preferably 3, but more is fine! I'll randomize all the names THREE times, and whoever is on top wins the cards. It's as simple as that: Just post about it on your blog, and include your 3 (or more) favorite cards!

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Monday, May 4, 2015

How The Yankees Are Doing Player By Player - Carlos Beltran

The time has finally come to talk about one of my least favorite Yankees - Carlos Beltran. He's 38 years old, and he can't hit. And to add on top of that, he doesn't even run in the outfield! I remember one game last year, Wil Myers hit a double into the corner, and Carlos Beltran jogs over there acting like it's nothing. Eventually Myers scored and it was an inside the park home run. Chris Young has been fantastic for the Yankees so far in 2015, so why doesn't Joe Girardi let Young play instead of Beltran? The world may never know...

I remember pulling this card from a box of 2013 Topps Tribute WBC. At the time, Beltran wasn't with the Yankees. It's always nice when you get a card of a player you don't really know, and then eventually that guy is on your team. The card is #ed 118/118, and the patch is pretty weak, but what am I going to do about it. Topps is just being Topps!

This was one of the cards that I bought at the National last year in Cleveland. I think I payed somewhere around $15 for this Beltran autograph which isn't bad at all. Maybe if Carlos starts to hit I'll enjoy having him on the Yankees a little more. As for now... He's batting .197 with no home runs. Yippee!
Thank you for reading! 

How The Yankees Are Doing Player By Player - Chase Headley

To say the Yankees surprised me is an understatement. The first few games for the Yankees were terrible, and I thought the Yankees were going to be last in the AL East. Boy was I wrong! The Yankees are up by 3 games in the AL East, and almost every Yankee has been terrific. Chase Headley didn't over exceed his expectations, but he is doing just what I thought he would do. Hit around .240, and hit 20 home runs in a season. So today, I'll show off my Chase Headley cards! 

I forget where I bought this, but I remember that I got it for $5. Not bad at all! I don't know about his autograph, but the card is from 2013 Tier one, and is #e /299. 

I pulled this card a year and a half ago, on Christmas day from a box of 2013 Triple Threads. I remember how excited I was to open my first high end product. I didn't know who Chase Headley was at the time, but now I do! When he first got traded to the Yankees, I remember searching all over for this card. I just hoped he would get the walk off hit, and he did! I still remember how awesome that was, not knowing anyone on the team, and hitting a walk off single in his first game as a Yankee. I think that really showed who Chase Headley really was, and I knew he would be a Yankee for a while, just from that first game. "Savior" says so much about Headley... I remember that game tying home run in the 9th inning of the first Yankees, Red Sox game. Most of you know how that ended: A Yankees loss in 19 innings. 
Thank you for reading! 

Sunday, May 3, 2015

What Did I Do On This Friday Night?

I searched ebay for cards that I wished I had, while watching the Yankees crush the Red Sox. Well, coming into the 6th they were, now it's 8-5 Yankees. Anyways, to relieve the stress of watching Esmil Rogers, I thought I would show some of the cards that I wish I had:


This card is stunning, and I would love to have... Unfortunately, it's a tad expensive, and I just spent $200 on a BGS submission. Maybe I can have a nice dream about this card tonight, to wash away the nightmares of this nights Yankees game.


That's an amazing price for a card like that, and boy do I wish I had this McGwire autograph! Five star always looks amazing, and this card is no different. Hopefully this can be added into my dream tonight.


Only in my dreams...


I probably wouldn't pay $50 for this card, but the card does look really nice, even without the logos. Even If I had the money, I probably wouldn't buy it. Maybe at $30, or $40.


Why is it that these five star booklets sell so low? I would totally buy this card for $50! Paul Goldschmidt is another one of those superstar players that sell for nothing. Maybe when he wins his first MVP award his cards will go for more.


If only this card were not a sticker autograph, then maybe it would be more appealing to me. I would still probably buy it for $150 because it is Reggie Jackson.


This card is right in the middle of my buy it now, and my wait on it, list. The card is awesome... The price, not so much. I would definitely pay $50 for it! 


I would take this card any day for $15, and I wish I had $15 so I could buy it! Unfortunately, I'm broke. The Dutch Card Guy would certainly like this card! 
Thank you for reading! 

Go Yankees!