Saturday, February 10, 2018

Summer Of Fuck Face

I was 13 years old ,sitting In my room ,sorting cards, when I got  the phone call ."I GOT THE FUCK FACE!I GOT THE FUCK FACE!" my cousin exclaimed giddily.I'm sure my mom and everybody else in my house ,hell my block, heard the shouting coming out of the receiving end of my telephone. But only I knew what  my cousin really meant.I knew he wasn't being self critical.He had just pulled the infamous 1989 Fleer Billy Ripken "Fuck Face" error card. Apparently,someone In the clubhouse thought It'd be pretty funny to inscribe the   expletive on the nub of Billy Ripken's baseball bat.I'm not sure If the culprit knew that Ripken would be taking a baseball card pic with the bat or not,but the damage was done.The card made It's way into the hands of a lucky few ,and demand for it  was almost unprecedented. 

So my question to you - 
Where were you when "Fuck Face" happened?Did you or anybody you know pull the card?How did you pull It-single packs,box bust etc.  ?

Friday, January 12, 2018

The Bruce Is Loose!

I'm happy to see Bruce come back to the  Mets .I felt like his departure to the Indians came right when he was beginning to mesh with N.Y. , the fans and teammates. He's a gamer and a nice spark in the middle of a lineup that shouldn't have a problem scoring runs this year. Bruce Is also an asset to guys like Conforto and Dom Smith.Can't wait for February .And when February finally comes ,I'll be longing for April.

Saturday, October 21, 2017

C.C. Sabathia

Immediately after C.C. was given  the Cy Young  award in '07 ,I took to Beckett marketplace to snag up  his rookie card.He was already lighting up the league years before that '07 season and I had taken notice.In fact ,C.C. won 17 games In his rookie season, coming In second in the ROY voting.Some guy named Ichiro took the league by storm that  year and won the honors.Still ,Sabathia was and has been  quite effective over his 17 year  span of  Major League service.Tonight he'll have his hands full.Here's to another solid start from Sabathia!Go git em' C.C.

Friday, October 20, 2017

The Sports Pub Curse!

Hey everybody!It's been almost 3 months since I've posted anything here on the sports pub.With the Mets toiling ,suffering injury after injury and chasing the Nats all season long,baseball hasn't been the focal point It's been In the past.As a result,this blog has been pretty dormant.I also started to get the feeling that I was jinxing my team and certain players that I'd post about. Every time I get excited about a player,I make It a point to snag up at least one of their rookie cards or autograph cards.Then something began happening. Immediately after my posts went up,these players began experiencing horrific slumps and/or  injuries. Regular readers know how much I love Familia,so much so that I had to pick up his  auto card .He ended up getting injured and never putting It back together again.

He'll be lucky to get his closing job back next year.Remember Matt Duffy?Played for the Giants .Finished second In the 2015 ROY voting .Is with Tampa Bay now.Yeah,he started to suck right after I got his serial #'d Panini rookie card In the mail.

And then there's Ezekiel Elliott.I feverishly sought out his cheaper priced rookie cards and even went a little over budget on his Optic Panini Donruss card.And then came the suspension.

I'm telling you It's the Sports Pub curse!I guess I'm not allowed to get excited about a player anymore because that will only ensure their demise.WAIT A MINUTE!I'm rooting against the Yankees in the playoffs but I really like Gary Sanchez ......

Saturday, July 29, 2017

So Long Mr. Duda

A funny thing happens when you , religiously ,follow a sports team .You become attached to the players.Some players more than others,but ultimately the team as a whole becomes ,almost like, part of your family.So when a player gets traded or let go ,it stabs you in the heart a little bit.Lucas Duda was traded to the Rays a couple of days back for AA reliever Drew Smith.With Dominic Smith and free agency on the horizon  ,it was only a matter of time before he got dealt.I'll miss the prodigious moonshots to right field,the humble way he went about his business  and most of all ,the hair!Early in Duda's career ,my dad and I  would get a kick out of  the little bit of hair that protruded from the air holes at the top of his batting helmet.I wish him the best as he takes his much improved bat and defense over to Tampa Bay in hopes of reaching the playoffs for the third time in three years.So long ,Mr. Duda, and the best of luck moving forward!

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Kenji's Korner

I picked up this Kenji  30 card lot with dupes so except for the Co-Signers ,I have doubles of  everything you see here.So if anyone needs a couple of  Kenji's  ,I have them and they're yours :)    

This pose never gets old. 

Love this card!

Saturday, June 3, 2017

New Kenji's!

I got these In the mail today.A couple stacks of Kenji cards  that i'll be going over in my next "Kenjis Korner" post.Stay tuned !