Monthly Archives: January 2008

EBay Shopping Spree!

Alright, so last night I went a little crazy. I was online searching the net and I wanted to check on the status of I card I have been watching… and things went a little crazy from there. Watching one card led to another… and I began to bid… and then… I did the worst possible thing. “BUY IT NOW”. At such low prices, this was my downfall…. It wasn’t the cards itself. The most expensive was about 2.00, it was the shipping that killed me. By next week I should have received all my Ebay cards and this is what I will be the proud owner of:

1996 Fleer Metal Universe
2000 Metal Hitting Machines Die Cut
2000 Flair
1996 Topps Laser
1996 SPX
1997 Pinnacle Certified
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MAIL DAY!: New Additions

Yesterday, when I got out of bed, I had a good feeling that it was going to be the day that I say hello to my new Jeter’s and Hanley’s; but by the time I got out of work, I had completely forgotten about all the cards. Cut me some slack, people. I was exhausted! After work, I had to run some errands, you know, go to the bank, pick up the munchkin, so on and so forth; and then I get a call from my husband. “Babe, you better hurry, there is a package here for you.” My eyes lit up, I dropped everything! I almost forgot to go pick up my son!!!
When I got home, I ran to the counter… and there was no envelope. I ran to the dresser in our bedroom… nothing. “Hi honey, I was just kidding about the package.” I had never been so sad and mad at the same time. I felt like a little kid. I was pretty bitter. Within minutes, after my little temper tantrum, Mario came up next to me with my Jeter binder and a nice bulk package from WhiteSox Cards. I was beyond thrilled! …and I felt a bit guilty for the tantrum; but boy! I’ve never torn through an envelope so fast!
Just want to say thank you for the awesome Jeter’s. Just one double, but everything else I didn’t have. Now, to complete the Jeter puzzle from 2006 Upper Deck “Play Ball With Jeter”. I have the letter E, I need the other 4 letters! If anyone has them and doesn’t want to hold on to thm any longer… send me an email! 🙂

Pictured above:
2007 Allen and Ginter Dick Perez sketch
2006 Topps
2006 Topps Classic Duos
2007 Topps Opening Day
2007 Fleer
2005 Fleer
2007 Upperdeck Series 2
2006 Upperdeck “Play Ball With Jeter”
Thanks, again for contributing to my collection. ❤

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Saturday’s New Additions

I spent the majority of my weekend cleaning, being mommy, and paying bills, but not all of my weekend was bad. When Mario and I have time and can afford it, we do a date night, which normally occurs on Saturdays. So, this passed Saturday evening, our date night was held at a nice little hobby store far north from home, named Brad’s cards. We were on a hunt for Caseco’s, Miller’s, and best of all Jeter’s. 🙂
We were quite successful in our findings. So successful, in fact, that I had to place more than 15 cards on hold because I ran out of cash!!! I got quite a handful of cards, including a 1996 Leaf Preferred Derek Jeter, featured in my True Soul Mates blog.

Pictured above:
1992 Topps Draft Pick
1992 Score Select
2001 Fleer #’d 236/1000
1996 Upperdeck Rock Solid
2005 Diamond Kings
2000 Topps Chrome
2001 Topps Finest
1996 Leaf Preferred
2000 Upperdeck 2k Plus

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True Soul Mates

When I met my husband, I knew that he would be the man that I would one day marry and the man that would father my children. I knew that I would stand by him through thick and thin. I knew that we could make it through anything. I knew that he was my soul mate.  However, I didn’t know that in our baseball card collecting we would have found a Derek Jeter to his Jose Canseco. I know this sounds ridiculous and a bit bizarre, but tonight as we did our “date night”, which took place at a Hobby Store more than 30 miles away from our home, we found a 1996 Leaf Preferred Derek Jeter card. This brand was produced for many years, but this was the one and only year they decided to manufacture select cards made of metal. Mario had a metal Jose Canseco insert and on this night, we found our match.
My theory of our being soul mates has proven true. We work together, we struggle together, we collect together, and now together we have our two idols on matching cards.


Mario insisted that I remove my protective film from my card, but
it had been put on there for a reason and has been on there for over a decade
I wasn’t about to remove something that has been there for so long.

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Lame Saturday

I was a bit hopeful that my package would arrive today, and knowing that the mail always comes around noon on Saturdays, I sat in front of the clock and anticipated the clock striking twelve. As soon as that minute and hour hand met on the 12, I got my little heiny up and ran outside to the mailbox. I slowly cracked it open and saw nothing. The mail was late today. I decided to give it some more time, a half hour passed and I glanced out the window… nothing. Another half hour… still nothing. Another hour had passed and it was 2:00pm and I decided to give it another shot. I sprinted out to the mailbox, nearly tripping on a piece of my chipped driveway, just to see if my Jeters and Hanleys have made their way home. This time when I reached my destination, I swung the mailbox open and ALAS! The mail had arrived! I quickly snagged the goods and ran inside my home clutching the envelopes, like a squirrel hoarding it’s nuts. I went through all the envelopes. Bill, bill, bill, coupon, political announcement, bill, credit offer, and… bill? Where were my cards?! I was definitely disappointed, but even more pissed, not at whitesoxcards, but at the lame post office staff that had probably forgotten to put my envelope with today’s mail and figured it would be okay if it was delivered on Monday. No harm done right? WRONG DAVIE POST OFFICE! Damn you for postponing my joy! I wish I had whitesox luck because for some reason, whenever we do a trade, he gets his next day! I guess someone at my local post office has something against The Infamous Tatiana….

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Is Jeter a hall of famer?

Without any new cards to report on, I was sitting back in front of my computer today and decided to check up on my Jeter. I then stumbled upon a question relating to Derek Jeter and the Hall of Fame, and I myself began wondering if Derek Jeter’s numbers would be Hall of Fame worthy if his career were to end today.

I realize that he is not a power hitter, he doesn’t steal a ton of bases and he’s only had one season with more than 100 RBIs; but he’s a great leader and great hitter for average. Now the question is, does he have enough to make the Hall of Fame?

The knee-jerk reaction is to say, “of course,” but let’s take a look at it. The official rules of the Hall of Fame say that “voting shall be based upon the player’s record, playing ability, integrity, sportsmanship, character, and contributions to the team on which the player played.”

Fine, so let’s look at that. Jeter’s reputation as a leader, clutch performer and contributions for the Yankees’ from 1996-2000 World Series dynasty would readily outweigh any arguments some make now about his defensive abilities. Jeter’s skills are backed up by eight All-Star selections and two Silver Slugger Awards, among other categories.

Jeter should do just fine when Cooperstown calls. With a career .317 batting average and 162-game averages of 208 hits, 122 runs scored, 17 home runs and 82 RBIs, Jeter has done fine for his role and shouldn’t have much to worry about if he decided never to play another game. Luckily, that isn’t the case.

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The Post Office Disappoints

After reading WhiteSoxCards’ blog two days ago, I have been coming home anticipating the arrival of my Hanley’s and Jeter’s. And for the last two days, I have run to my mailbox and have been faced with disappointment. Damn, my post office for being so lame! I can’t help but to get excited. As soon as these cards come in, my collection will have grown a little bit more and my smile will have widened. I can’t wait to get my hands on the 2007 – Allen & Ginter Dick Perez Sketch Card! Hell, I can’t wait to get my hands on any of them! Hopefully, when I go running down my drive way today to grab the mail, there will be more awaiting me than a few bills and Mario’s XBOX360 subscription.

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