Sunday, September 16, 2012

The Good & Bad of the Alumni Game

Let's start with the bad first!!!


The suite thing was a disaster. I had pretty awesome seats that I gave up for nothing because I won a suite, and I regretted it right away. They over booked the room, so once we got there the only seats in the room were taken. I ended up sitting on a barstool, and but was pretty obstructed from the field. I pretty much just watched it on the TV.

Also with the suite, average priced food was so far away that I never got to eat my food. We were unsure of the Alumni appearance so leaving could be disastrous.  This is my last game of the season more than likely, and I did not feel it was a good one to end on. 


The Matt Williams bobblehead may be my favorite yet. It was really well done.

The Alumni game was alot of fun, and I think it really lived up to the hype. 

While we did not get to meet alot of the Alumni team as mentioned.... we did meet and hang with Mike Hampton, Greg Swindell, and Matt Mantai. All of which were really awesome guys, and I am pretty sure that Mantai fills in for the Greys Anatomy star that plays "McSteamy". I only know this because my girlfriend watches it. They signed a OMLB for me and for Dan. I brought quite a few alumni cards, but I skipped those ones because I thought for sure we would have a Webb, Gonzo, Finley visit us.

At the end of the game we were leaving, and I thought I would give it a shot to get some on field autos. I wanted Albie Lopez since he was a Devil Rays at one point, but Finley was my main one because my sister asked for his auto. I actually saw him walking away from the dugout, and called him over and he signed one card for me! So I am pumped that I have that for her even though he didnt have time to sign me ball.

All in all a success.

Tuesday, September 11, 2012


As I've been watching the Rays game today, I have also been browsing the web for just about everything. I noticed that Gonzo was replying to people via Twitter through the Dbacks account, so I decided to give it a shot. I asked a few questions, and he responded to a couple of them which was pretty cool. 

I was just about to leave the house when I got an alert to my phone from the Dbacks, and it was telling me that I won tickets to the Alumni suite, and get to have a meet and greet with the Alumni team! Talk about right place right time because I was actually trying to take a nap!!!

Saturday, September 8, 2012

Pick up from It's like having my own card shop (Dan)

Dan from It's like having my own card shop spotted a card at his LCS that he knew would look mighty fine in my newly started collection. I believe the story went that he saw this card in a case that was 50% off, and he was able to get it for $33 bucks. He brought it in to work, and I bought it from him yesterday.

This is a quick copy from an ebay post but this is the same card. 2008 Bowman Chrome Refractor 79/99 and it really is a beauty. I buy packs quite a bit, so at $33 for my favorite 2 players it was a great pick up. Ebay has the card listed very high, but I have zero intentions of selling this. It is easily my favorite card! 

Thank you so much for keeping your eye out for me Dan, I really appreciate everything you have done for me to get me back into the hobby. Also thanks to everyone in this community also, I've met nothing but great people in this hobby. I wish I had a bunch of awesome cards to repay everyone! I will always keep my eyes open too!