Thursday, February 26, 2015

Favorite Card Of The Day!

Here's one of the gems from the myriad of  Mets goodness Inside the package my cousin set me a couple of days ago. Unbeknownst to many In the world of sports,Jefferies was Ritchie Valens stunt double In La Bamba. True story!

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Trade With Dan From IT's Like Having My Own Card Shop!

A little while ago I made It known to Dan from It's Like Having My Own Card Shop that I had some of the  cards on his want list ,and If he wanted to work out a trade.He obliged and a trade went down!Dan sent me some great Mets cards,of both current and past greats.He also sent me cards of Wright and Reyes that I didn't have ,so that was awesome.Thanks again Dan.I saved the best card for last,so enjoy the pics and thanks for checking In ;)

                           These Piece Of History UD cards are really nice,and a brand I overlooked.

Love these Reyes cards!

It doesn't get any better than a chromed out David Wright Home Run Derby card!

These pics don't do these next couple of cards justice. Fleer Gamers pop both on the front and back. It's a bling fest!

Alou was the quintessential professional who never gave an AB away.But more importantly,he didn't wear batting gloves.  

I always likened Beltran to McReynolds because of their quiet demeanor's.

Bobby Bo always had a smile on his face.Even when he wasn't smiling.

I know Wally's a bit over the top,and that's putting It lightly.But I would love to see him manage the Mets one day.That would be must see TV!

McDowell RC!

Having this inaugural  Mets  Mgr. card of  Davey Johnson Is pretty damn cool.In fact I'm thinking of starting a Mets album, and this will be card number 1.   

Monday, February 23, 2015

Mail Time!

A few posts ago,I wrote about my cousin who came down to visit from out of state.Well,before his departure,he told me that he'd be sending me a package of cards he's had since childhood.That package arrived today as well as a small padded envelope from Dan over at It's Like Having My Own Card Shop,from a trade we recently completed.Expect posts on both once I get everything sorted.Both packages should be Met heavy as my cousin was a big Mets fan and Dan was given the ups about my collecting interests.Whatever's lurking Inside will be much appreciated and looked after accordingly here at the Pub!

Love the Spider-Man box ,E!

Sunday, February 22, 2015

My Wallet Card - Day 4

The Go-Kart edition!Yeah I know ,its a horrible shot.If I didn't start the post off with "The Go- Kart " edition,youd probably have no idea where the pic was taken.I brought my personal camera with me ,and left the memory card at home ,so this crappy shot was taken with my phone cam.I was hoping to capture some Karts in the pic but those things were pretty damn fast,blurring the photo.Anyways,old Dykstra has really taken a beating!

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Favorite Card Of The Day!

What Is It about a Yankee uniform that makes players look so bad ass ? I can't remember ever seeing Beltran wearing eye black on the Mets.Love this card even If he's not a Met anymore.

Monday, February 16, 2015

My Wallet Card - Day 3

With my cousin In from Cali for a few days,I decided to take him around town to check out some of the small hobby shops we have here In Rochester, NY.One of the more prominent shops Is Comics Etc.They specialize In comics but carry a wide variety of  collectibles,from action figures to gaming and sports cards.I was hoping to find some Topps High Tek goodness but they didn't have any,so instead I snagged up a couple of packs of 2015 Topps. Didn't pull anything special either ,although I did get my first 2015 Future Stars card. I figured this would be a nice time to take Lenny out of the old wallet for an ideal photo op.

A Met,Yay!

These FS cards are tremendously underwhelming.

The Yanks,A's and Mets have some of the nicer looking borders.

That green border looks a little like  grass.No,not that kind.

Saturday, February 14, 2015

Trade With Baseball Card Breakdown

Shout out to Gavin from Baseball Card Breakdown for sending some Met awesomeness my way. The fact that I received It on Valentines day shows that you really care.Seriously,though,great stuff here and I'll start things off with a little J Rey.I loved Jose Reyes as a Met and when we failed to re-sign him ,It was kind of a bummer.Up until that point I had amassed a nice little collection of Reyes cards but stopped collecting his stuff  when he became a Marlin.I've made It a collecting goal of sorts to pick up his Marlins and Jays cards now, and Gavin has helped me get that ball rolling with these beauties.The Upper Deck Ovation (always liked this design) and X-ponential cards I hadn't picked up yet.I'm loving the '14 Topps card as a Marlin  and  the Triple Play  sticker as well.

Todd Hundley. Switch hitting catcher who rakes In all of my  late 90's PS1 Baseball video games,Is a welcomed addition to my Met collection.Check out the interesting factoid on the back of the card,underneath his stat lines.Piazza made that a moot point In 1998.

I loved Darren Oliver In '06 coming out of the bullpen.He was a crafty lefty and I wish we would have given him one more season.Just a solid pitcher.

Elvis wasn't the only Presley to leave the building.Poor Kirk never did get beamed up.Where's Scotty when ya need em'!

Next we have a couple of Met oldies but goodies. Gooden,Hernandez and Koosman.The Hernandez card looks like he's lighting a dynamite fuse.The Koosman card will go to my dad.He's always clamoring on about the 69 Mets and how good they were,so I'll be placing this baby on his dresser so he can see It everyday when he wakes and before he goes to sleep.You wanted '69 Mets you got em.

I'm super excited about these Flores cards as I have a few of his early, prospect cards,but not many of his ,more recent ,Mets stuff.

I'm actively collecting d'Arnaud  so Gavin hooked It up with a Gypsy Queen RC that I'm really diggin'!He also threw In a base 2014 Donruss RC which I have already,so If anybody Is interested ,drop me an e-mail. 

Any Mets prospects after 2008 are non existent In my collection so being able to add a Plaweckie  (currently rated number 2  Met prospect),Puello,Vaughn and Ramos to the collection Is an enormous plus.

This was a much needed Canseco as most of the cards I have of Jose are of the  Oakland Athletics variety.Yes,I collect Canseco.I hope you guys can find It In your heart to forgive me,lol. 

Finally,I've saved the best for last!Gavin must have read my mind because I never told him that I've been tirelessly hunting down a 1989 Topps slightly green parallel 1/1 Mookie Wilson for the better part of my adult life now.I must admit to clenching my chest and my left arm numbing a little upon finding this gem of a Mookie card nestled in between  '97 Bowman cards of Corey Erickson and Brett Herbison.I'm speechless,literally because i'm typing and not talking. Gavin,I loved everything buddy and hope that what I've sent you will  also be well received.Thank you :)