Saturday, March 31, 2018

Ronald Acuna: The Real Deal?

There has been so much hype surrounding Ronald Acuna and the Braves. Acuna had a ridiculous year in AA and AAA, and then continued his hot hitting in the Arizona Fall League. He eventually rose to the #2 overall prospect right behind Ohtani. He didn't make the major league roster due to the extra year of service time, but come mid April there's no doubt that he'll be in Atlanta. 

His card prices have also sky-rocketed, rising to nearly $600 for a BASE chrome auto. He hasn't even played a major league game yet and his prices are already higher than Lindor, Bryant, and many other solidified stars. Fortunately for me, I bought in at a good time and it's sure been fun watching his prices rise. 

Do you think these prices are reasonable for someone for someone who hasn't even reached the majors yet? Do you believe in the hype surrounding him?

Friday, March 30, 2018

Another Gem For Severino

Yesterday was opening day and Severino was lights out, allowing only 1 hit through 5.1 innings. Severino is certainly capable of putting up cy young numbers and he showed that yesterday. Stanton stole the show from Sevy though, hitting 2 home runs in his first game as a Yankee. Today I decided to show off two more of my favorite Severino's. 

It's sure going to fun watching Severino the rest of the season 

Wednesday, March 28, 2018

Opening Day 2018

It's been almost exactly one year since I last posted. I've still been collecting, but I lost interest in blogging at the time so it was tough for me to write out posts. One year later I'm looking to give it another shot. I'm hoping some people are still following this blog so I have an audience to write to, even if it's just small.

 Anyways... IT'S FINALLY OPENING DAY. There's no better feeling than waking up to a full day of baseball and that's what tomorrow is. Finally. 5 long months of boring winter. Nothing says spring more than baseball. In the time that i've been a Yankees fan, they've never looked this good. 2012 was good, sure, but this team is young and ready for a championship. 2017 was awesome to watch, with Aaron Judge leading the Yankees into the postseason, and absolutely tearing the cover off the baseball. Game 7 of the ALCS was an absolute heartbreaker especially since the Yankees had a 3-2 lead before heading to Houston, but I have even higher hopes for the 2018 Yankees. Judge, Stanton, and Sanchez hitting back to back to back... Is that even fair?

Yes, I still collect Arenado, but during the 2017 National my main focus was Luis Severino and other young Yankees studs such as Gleyber Torres. I have around 70 autos/relics of Severino, but I'll only be showing off two today. They happen to be two of my favorites:

Same card, different numbering. Although I rarely buy Panini, immaculate and national treasures are two exceptions. These cards are too unique to pass up. 

Hopefully there are a good amount of bloggers still around. It's been too long for me to be able to tell who's active and who's not. Let me know if you're still around!