Monday, April 18, 2016

Ratchet and Clank Print

Two weeks ago, it seemed like everything was truly haywire. I started to question about a million choices that I have made, and it really took me some time to make sense of my next course of direction. At the peak of that chaos, I saw that this print was going to be released. It is based off of a game (and at the end of this month, a movie), but it really spoke to my situation. I won't go into detail about how my life synced up with this print, but it is all about opportunities coming when you least expect them.

It was a terrible time to spend money, but I did it anyway. This will arrive at the end of May, and I am very excited to add it to my collection. The artist is Mark Englert, whom I have posted about before, and it is #/350.  It is also 36x12, so the framing will have to wait until the right time.

Here is a closer look at Ratchet and Clank. 

Mail Day

Gypsy Queen has been my favorite release since I really started being interested in cards in 2011. I picked up a bunch of little things over the weekend, and as always, was very impressed by everything Gypsy Queen has to offer.

The Diamondbacks have a pretty solid checklist. While their new uniform was not highlighted for the tenured guys, the new players were photoshopped pretty nicely. I may be the only person on the planet that enjoys the charcoal outfits, but whatever. I do think that the two-tone paints have got to go, they are just terrible.

I also had to add a Rays team set to my collection. I skipped most of last year's releases, so I was missing some of these guys that were rookies. Always nice to add another Cobb and Longoria too. Hopefully this pitching staff gets going a bit!

I bought two autograph cards from GQ, here is one of them. My nephew lives in Colorado, so I thought this was something fun to add to his keepsake box. DJ LeMahieu was an All Star in 2015, and has been a big part of a pretty fun Rockies team.

I love everything about this card. I remember watching this game live and was blown away that the catch was even made. Chris Archer was on the mound that night and was so excited by the catch that he had commissioned someone to paint it for Kevin Kiermaier. I will be trying to get this signed when the Rays play the Diamondbacks in June.

Friday, January 8, 2016

Jameis Winston Auto

It's been a while since my last post, so I thought I'd snap my streak for this gem that I got from my wife for Christmas. While I got it on Christmas, it just got back from the framer sometime last weekend. I was completely surprised by this gift, and was so excited to hang it on my wall. 

I've been a Bucs fan for as long as I can remember, and while it can be pretty tough at time, Jameis Winston has been a true shot in the arm. This came from, is authenticated, and signed in gold (as you can tell). Jameis put together a great season and should be in line to be Rookie of the Year. 

Speaking about the Bucs, the national media has torn apart the Bucs decision to fire coach Lovie Smith. While Lovie sure seems like a good guy, anyone that actually watched more than one game has to understand that his "defensive-genius" was not apparent.