Wednesday, April 29, 2020

Nolan Arenado 7 Years Later

I started collecting Nolan Arenado back in 2013 when the Rockies first brought him up and he was nothing more than an elite defender. By no means was he a bad hitter, but his glove was certainly the better of the two. It wasn't until a couple years later that I seriously started collecting Arenado, when he solidified himself as a true power hitter.

Fast forward a few years, Nolan was still hitting 40+ bombs a year while playing elite defense, so his prices had both the fortune and misfortune of skyrocketing. As his prices climbed higher and higher, I slowly started to sell off some cards of his that I had. I kept a good portion, but I enjoyed making a small profit off the ones that I did sell.

Hopefully in a couple months all of us will be able to enjoy watching Arenado perform some magic tricks at the hot corner.

This is a card that did end up staying in my collection, as I simply could not muster up the courage to let go of it. The "RADO" logo on the right side of the card more than makes up for the uninteresting sticker auto.

Tuesday, April 28, 2020

Jeff Passan Says...

That there WILL be baseball this year, and that it's just a matter of when, where, and how. Obviously those are still three big unanswered questions, but simply just hearing that there would be baseball at some point this year is enough to put a smile on any baseball fan's face. Actually going to a game might not be plausible for some time, but eventually... It will be. Which is all that counts

I did some collecting in my short hiatus, but I never went out of my way to look for a specific card. It was just a matter of me buying a couple packs every now and then for my entertainment. Even though I've been out of the loop for quite some time, Topps Tribute has been a staple for Topps for the better part of the past 2 decades.

On another note, did you ever wish Topps would release a product with a checklist full of some really easy-to-forget-about players? Imagine seeing Travis Hafner in a product like Tribute...

Anyways, here are my tribute acquisitions from this years product. As always, the design is oh-so-appealing to the eye, with a number of super stars on the checklist. 

Monday, April 27, 2020

April 2020


It's been about a year and a half since I've written anything on here and just about 5 years since I first started this blog. In that "short" period of time, I have graduated middle school, gone through three full years of high school, and I am now preparing to finally graduate high school. 

Certain hobbies and interests have come and gone, with some simply taking priority over others. As I grew older I found myself not wanting to spend as much money (in this case, none) on baseball cards, so naturally, I had nothing to write about on here. As much as I had loved, and wanted, to blog, my interest in baseball cards had diminished and my mind was no longer being filled with things to write about.

Well, look where we are now! Just the thought of watching a Yankees game on TV or going to a sports card show makes me just as eager and excited as it did just a few years ago. After being trapped inside for so long, I'm sure most of you are just as excited as me to finally be able to watch a baseball game on TV.

I still haven't been collecting a whole lot, but I did get the chance to open a pair of 2020 series 1 packs, which netted me some interesting cards as well as a few Yankees. It was certainly fun to open up some packs of baseball cards, as its been quite some time. 

ANYWAYS... I hope you're all well and healthy and I look forward to reading all of your posts again just as much as I look forward to writing more on this blog.