Sunday, November 25, 2012

Desperately Seeking Kevin...

If you are like me and are a child that grew up in the 80's you would definitely remember this movie:

you must admit, Madonna was hot back in the day...

I am kind of feeling the same way, but I'm seeking a MAN! Thanks to the wonder of social media, I received a package yesterday that contained 6 of the 7 cards I needed from 2012 Update. This is not the first time that I have received cards from friends on Facebook. The same guy had previously sent me all the remaining cards I needed to finish both 1969 and 1970 Pilots cards, and some Mariners that were needed too. I know that some one must have an extra one of these lying around that maybe they can spare?:

Saturday, November 24, 2012

Perfect Season Denied!!

I will be at work today because of not working on the holiday and won't get to watch the game live. I think this is a true statement of what this game will mean this year and moving forward:

I think with Coach Hoke and that guy in the red coat will become like the legend of Bo and Woody from back in the day. My prediction for the game:


Friday, November 23, 2012

Dawgs don't like Cats

Today we settle the bragging rights in the state for another year. We all know that Dawgs are better than cats(Cougars) in every way shape and form!


Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Hit the road, Jack!!

I have been waiting for this day since the middle of the 2010 season! The three letters that have escaped the Mariners for so long finally came yesterday: DFA!!

Say it with me, Chone Figgins you are out of here!! The Donkey days are no more. While it wasn't a Bill Bavasi signing, it was as bad as some of his. I think we've learned our lesson about picking through the Angels scrap heap with Scott Spiezio, Jarrod Washburn, Jeff Weaver, and Chone Figgins. 10 days to trade(ha,ha), release, or outright him to the minors. Goodbye Donkey!!

Sunday, November 18, 2012

Back in the Saddle

I'm sure most of you have forgotten about me. I know that I have been a very poor blogger lately. I'm sure you all know the way life works. Working 10-12 hours daily, your son being in two to three sports at the same time, and a wife that doesn't really like, understand, or support my hobby. Not only does life take up most of my time, but I have only been able to look at the Internet for the last month on my phone. One morning my computer decided to revert back to it's factory settings. All my files were there, but getting back online and resetting everything is a pain.

I have decided that now that baseball season is over, I can really start to focus on what I want to do with my collections, and maybe try to thin out some of these extra cards. One thing I would really like to wrap up is 2012 Topps. I know that it's been out for a while and I still need 7 cards from Update to put this last season's Mariners to bed:

18 Tom Wilhelmsen
90 Michael Saunders
92 Chone Figgins
187 John Jaso
204 Jesus Montero
245 Erasmo Ramirez
303 Kevin Millwood

Besides those cards for 2012, I am down around 200 total cards needed to fill out the nearly 3400 base cards of the Mariners since starting in 1977. I'm thinking I might have to break down and hit up some sites and buy these cards if I can't find them soon. It is a personal goal to get the Super Set done so I can focus on player collections. In the next few weeks or months, I'm hoping to have definitive want lists for my three player collections, and any new players that my son decides he wants to collect. The players on those lists:

Willie Stargell
Dale Murphy
Alvin Davis

Tim Lincecum(Andrew's collection)

The other order of business probably starting in the next year is to really try to focus on my Angels in the Desert collection. I think I am about half way on getting that one done, but it will be my second priority after I can hopefully get the Mariners Super Set done. Let's hope my work schedule will start to slow down soon, and I can get back to more regular posts, and hopefully I can get some trading done to work on my projects!!