EBay Addition: Andrew Miller

I wasn't going to post this until tomorrow, but a fellow blogger has requested more posts to read (Play at the Plate). Not my site specifically, but more posts by fellow bloggers in general. My blog is not substance heavy, but I will do what I can. Along with the Nyjer Morgan card, I also got Andrew Miller in the two card lot. I have seen a lot of Andrew Miller 2008 Ginter autos on EBay, this time I had to pull the trigger. When you can get two signed cards to add to your collection at a really reasonable price, you got to jump on it. As always, I am happy to be able to check another card off the list.

EBay Addition: Nyjer Morgan

I received two more cards through EBay recently. The first being Nyjer Morgan, AKA Tony Plush. I have gone back and forth on my opinion of Morgan. When he first came on my radar after the numerous fights he was involved in, he quickly became an annoying figure. I started to cool off on him thinking that his attitude, and quite frankly, his weird nature was simply an over the top act. This didn't last too long with me though, act or no act Morgan was simply too strange and prone to 'punk' behavior for my liking. This is all without mentioning his knockout blow to the Arizona Diamondbacks 2011 post season. I am glad to finally get this one off the list.


EBay Addition: Chris Young

Finally picked up Chris Young. Not the Chris Young that once played for the Arizona Diamondbacks, but the ex-Padre pitcher. What happened to this guy. He used to be such a feared member of the Padre pitching staff, right there with Jake Peavy and Maddox. The injury monster got to Mr. Young. He has been battling to get back from a 2009 surgery to repair his shoulder. I hope he can make it back to the Chris Young of old, and not suffer the fate of someone like Brandon Webb. It is sad when injuries cut fantastic players career's short.


TTM Return: Mark Teahen

Another return came in the same day as Bigfoot. This one comes from Mark Teahan. I have been finding some success recently, where earlier there wasn't any. Teahen falls under that arena, as well as some of the recent Rockies I picked up. How ever I am finding some doors that were open when I first started are not longer available.

Thanks Mark!


TTM Return: Bigfoot

I have seen returns from Bob Chandler and Bigfoot since I started this blog. I am surprised I had not sent to him before. I think I even remember writing a letter a couple years ago. Well at this point, I am glad I finally reached out to him and have this card returned.

Thanks Bob!


EBay Addition: Steve Holm

Adding yet another via EBay. EBay is not too exciting as a way to complete this set but it really helps. All of these pickups are very inexpensive. Great to have another card checked off the list. It looks like I set to Mr. Holms before with no luck.


TTM Return: Adam Kennedy

I am really excited to see this one come in. Mr. Kennedy seemed to be responding pretty well to TTM so I decided to send him a request.

When I moved from Arizona to southern California in 2002, the Diamondbacks were just coming off a World Series win and the Angels were heading to one. It was amazing being in two cities back to back experiencing World Series wins. Adam Kennedy was huge for the Angels in the post season. A particular 3 home run game comes to mind.

Thanks Adam!

EBay Addition: Brad Hawpe

Jumped into EBay pickups with both feet. I had been avoiding TTM the Rockies for a while because they always seem to respond with donation requests. No problem with that, just beyond my reach. Glad to add Brad Hawpe to the collection.


TTM Return: Ryan Church

Yesterday saw the return of another TTM. success. It has been really nice to get back into the swing of this project. I started a new job recently and the time that has been freed up has really be amazing.

I really like this card and the signature. It is very clean, positioned well, and the card design really makes it pop. In addition, I have always been a fan of the added jersey numbers.

Thanks Ryan!


EBay Addition: Jeff Francoeur

Yet another EBay pickup. I have quite a few TTM requests out standing, hopefully they can start out numbering the EBay additions. Still very happy to have this Jeff Francoeur.