Welp, I’m back from a few random vacations and setting up my fancy new office (aka: giant white industrial box) here in Chicago, so it’s time for a post covering my sparse PC additions during that time. A welcome break from Ginter…mania? Or whatever it is that makes all of us post 30 different Ginter-related posts. Which reminds me, our review will be up shortly and will, as always, be the most comprehensive and informative review of all blog reviews. Or so my mom would likely tell me if she cared enough to read this blog or knew the first thing about baseball cards.
First up, and most importantly, we’ve got a stack of Royals cards sent to me by our new favorite blogger friend Peterson at Sign Here… and Here.
At least five of the above players played in the majors during their baseball careers. Can you name them?! Also, that Jeff Mongomery card has some awesome in-card acetate holding his head in place. When I first saw it, I assumed I could just flick it around in there, but nope- well-secured! This is an interesting mix of cards- 4 decades are represented. And, hey, if DeJesus gets traded to the Yankees, I can sell that auto and send Peterson a Target gift card to put towards his retail purchases! Those early Greinkes are awesome additions to the collection, even if some o the “prospects” don’t look like they’re panning out. And did you know that Jeff Montgomery is a 300 save pitcher?! Remember when that was a big deal? Anyway, thanks Peterson for the random generosity! Looking forward to more of your posts!
Next up are a few Royals on-card autos for my Royals On-Card Auto Collection (stille quite small).
I got both those Mitch Maier cards for the same price: $1 plus shipping. The orange one is numbered to something but apparently nobody cares about base Bowman parallels. What happened to the foil premium?! Maier is an outfielder for the Royals who’s getting regular playing time I guess. His current slash of .251/.323/.359 is not great. But look at Ryan Theriot’s.
Brian Bannister was supposed to be good once I think. But now he’s on pace for his highest WHIP ever (1.53 currently) and an ERA (5.65) that even stat nerds who claim ERA is meaningless would think means he sucks. Oh well. $1 plus shipping once again!
So, for a grand total of about $6 for all the cards on this page, I think I’m doing pretty well. It helps to have friends in the blogmunity send random free stuff, of course. Remember, if you’ve got some Royals on-card autos collecting dust, drop me a line and I’ll take them off your hands!