Thursday, November 19, 2009

The Name Game

Justin Tim from the Great Sports Name Hall of Fame has some very eclectic and specific tastes in sports cards. Go check out his want lists, as I bet each and every one of you reading this has something in your collection to suit him. He was kind enough to send over some needed cards (and more!) including the Jamie Moyer Allen & Ginter card that you see up above. Collecting sets bit by bit is the only way to go, unless you plan on actually finishing something within a strict time frame.

This is a beautiful Albert Pujols card from 2007 Bowman's Best. I don't think I've managed to purchase a pack of anything with "Best" in the brand name, unless we're talking about detergent or something.

This blurry little image is a picture of a bona fide 1989 Topps Ozzie Smith coin. This is awesome, because I have no idea what happened to my old Topps coins. Even as a kid, I was never quite convinced that these things were actually "coins", but I still thought they looked cool.

Ack! It's a Red Sox invasion. This David Ortiz card, however, is from the 2007 Topps Heritage set, and if you've been following the blog you'll know that I've started to get serious about collecting this thing. Er, the set, that is... not Ortiz.

More Red Sox? What madness is this? Actually, this card is from the similarly sought after 2003 Topps set. I need to get some more packs of this stuff, actually. 2003 was a weird year. The New Jersey Nets were in the NBA Finals, the Raiders (!) and the Bucs squared off in the Super Bowl and the Marlins beat the Yankees in the World Series. Madness!

Okay, I give in. The Red Sox have officially invaded my blog. I blame the Cy Young voters for bringing my guard down. Although, again, I have to confess that I am also collecting this set and this was a card I needed.

Thanks again to Justin Tim, who happens to be a Sox fan. Just don't hold it against him too much.


SpastikMooss said...

glad you liked the cards dude, even if they were chock full of Red Sox!

And name is Tim actually. A lot of people end up thinking Justin based on my last name, but nope, Tim it is.

madding said...

Yeah, I don't know what I was thinking. My brain was fried after a long day at work, I guess.

SpastikMooss said...

haha no problem dude. I looked back later on and saw your last trade was from a Justin, so I think we all could have made the same mistake.