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Some more 2008 parallels

Posted in mailday, Tim Lincecum with tags , , on February 23, 2009 by aybayz

I’m adding three more cards to the collection to raise my total to 107 total cards. Today, I received two cards from Eric over at The Pettitte Pursuit, a 2008 Topps Stadium Club (regular version) and a 2008 Goudey, blue back mini, which apparently is quite rare. I guess it goes red back, blue back, green back, and black back with the last two being serial numbered. Anyway, it’s always nice to a parallel set. The other package comes from Lonestarr who delivered on his promise of a serial numbered green parallel from Baseball Heroes. Again, I mention that I hate how many parallels that this product has, but I am one step closer to getting all of them, which is nuts. They will be receiving the last of the contest hits, which came to an end after I hit 10,000 a few days ago. The pile of cards will be divided among those two and Dayf, who said he sent in a Stars of the Game insert card from ’09 Upper Deck. Thank you everyone for these cards that I would otherwise probably not come to have in my possession. I have basically given up buying single base/insert cards on eBay just because shipping is ridiculous when people charge you $3 in addition to the price of the card. I am only buying up autographs now. Here’s a look at the trio of cards received today:

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10,000!

Posted in blogosphere news, Off-topic with tags , on February 20, 2009 by aybayz

Wow, I didn’t even notice I hit 10,000 hits, which occured sometime between yesterday and today. I guess it’s taken me a lot longer than some other blogs, but it’s an achievement nonetheless. I didn’t realize how difficult it is sometimes to maintain a blog and also readership. Back to October and November, the average hits to the site were over a hundred daily, but once I stopped writing regularly in December, visits to the blog took a huge hit and never really recovered. Sometimes, it’s so hard to think of topics to cover and I guess quality of content has dropped since I use mailday cards as filler here and there. I hope to pick up more material to work with once baseball season rolls around, until then I will try to be as creative and thoughtful as possible with any posts.

On another note, I am very excited about playing fantasy baseball. I’ve played every year, but in the past couple years, there’s been a drop in interest after a month or two into the season in the leagues that I’ve been in. I truly hope that’s not the case this year because I’m joining leagues with fellow bloggers. I’m in the one that PunkRockPaint started and I plan to pay and join the one that the girls at A Cardboard Problem set up as well. The latter league is a money league with prizes for the first two finishers. It sounds exciting and I hope that entices people to be more competitive. The problem is that I’m used to head-to-head leagues on Yahoo because you play a different person each week, which is accompanied with fun smack talk. I also like head-to-head format because there’s a playoff system. I would love to start a league of my own (no cinematic reference intended) that’s also a money league but in a head-to-head format with playoffs and all the like on Yahoo. I think it would be fun to throw in $10 from each person then the winner gets $100 for a box of wax and second place gets $20 for their troubles. What do you guys think? If I can generate interest from 11 other people, I will start it and we can do a live draft after we figure out rules and such. Leave a comment if you would like to joina nd are interested in $10, head-to-head format fantasy baseball on Yahoo.

10,000 Hits Contest: Trade Me A Lincey!

Posted in autographs, blogosphere news, Collecting, contest, Tim Lincecum with tags , , , on February 4, 2009 by aybayz

What’s a Lincey? A Tim Lincecum card of course. Here are the rules:

1. You must send me a Tim Lincecum card that I do not currently have. (You can check what I have here; it is always updated)

2. It can be any card, base, insert, etc., as long as I don’t have it.

3. Parallel cards that I don’t have, works.

4. Serial numbered cards that I don’t have,  also works.

5. The number of cards you send = the number of cards you get to choose from (For example, if you send me three different Lincey cards, you get to pick three different hits)

7. I constantly update my collection due to trades, purchases, etc. so check it often. As soon as I post that I got something, it is no longer up for trading.

8. They must be undamaged/mint cards.

6. Once I receive your card, I will send you your choice of the following cards:

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Group A (by columns top to bottom):
– 2007 Sweet Spot Sweet Swatch Memorabilia Josh Beckett (SW-BE)
– 2007 Sweet Spot Adam Lind Blue Ink Bat #’d 03/99 (SS-LI)
– 2007 Sweet Spot Boof Bonser Blue Ink Ball #’d 238/299 (SS-BB)
– 2007 Sweet Spot Sweet Beginnings Signatures Travis Buck (139)
– 2007 Elements Elemental AuTographs Travis Buck (AU-TB)
– 2007 Sweet Spot Sweet Swatch Memorabilia Eric Chavez (SW-EC)
– 2007 Sweet Spot Sweet Swatch Memorabilia Lance Berkman (SW-LB)
– 2008 Masterpieces Captured on Canvas Rod Carew (CC-CW)
– 2008 Masterpieces Johnny Bench Blue-bordered #’d 017/125 (98)

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Group B (by column top to bottom):
– 2008 Masterpieces Stroke of Genius Gavin Floyd (SG-GF)
– 2008 Masterpieces Stroke of Genius Chone Figgins (SG-CF)
– 2007 Sweet Spot Sweet Swatch Memorabilia Jermaine Dye (SW-JD)
– 2008 Series 2 USA Baseball National Team Jersey Eric Surkamp (USA-ES)
– 2008 Sweet Spot Sweet Beginnings Signatures Jarrod Saltalamacchia (120)
– 2007 Sweet Spot Sweet Swatch Memorabilia Kendry Morales (SW-KM)

7. Include in your package your choice of the cards. If someone beat you two the punch, then they win. If you do not write down your preference, I will send you card(s) at random. Please include a return address (that is also legible).

8. Send all packages to:
Bailey Z.
One Miramar St. #929671
La Jolla, CA 92092

9. Contest starts today and ends when I run out of the above hits to send out.

10. I said the contest has already started, what are you still doing here reading these rules?! Get a packing’!