Month: August 2012

Heyward Collection: 2011 Topps Triple Threads Future Phenoms Auto Relic #122

I have mixed feelings about Triple Threads. I think the stupid little message windows cut out over the relic are ugly and more often than not, rather stupid. Yet, when I look at this card, I just like it. Why? Heyward I guess. I like that he included his uniform number in the signature. Not a bad card at all.

Heyward Collection: 2010 Topps Allen & Ginter Autograph #AGA-JHWE

We are starting to get near the end of my Heyward autographs … or … at least the one’s I’ve acquired so far. I love the mini A&G autos, but I think the card would look better without the frame. The bright orange frame doesn’t do a thing for me. Of course, with the frame, it’s a lot easier to find a protector to slip the card in. 

Relic Collection: Bobby Cox

Of all the awesome relic cards I won in Thorzul’s Mondo Summer break, this was easily my favorite. I really didn’t have any idea that a Cox relic card even existed. This will take an especially proud place in my collection.

Heyward Collection: 2008 Bowman Chrome Auto #BCP121

I knew I had to pull the trigger and buy this card eventually. It certainly isn’t getting any cheaper. Plus, as Scott Coleman of SB Nation pointed out on Twitter yesterday, Heyward is now within .2 of the lead in WAR for the NL this season. Makes you wonder where he’s be if Fredi hadn’t banished him to the seven spot in the lineup for so long.

Message to Nathan …

Nathan – Your Gypsy Queen winning package was returned to me by the Post Office yesterday. I’m not sure why yet, but I’m heading to the post office today and will find out what happened and get it back in the mail today. Sorry!

A Love Letter

Yesterday, over at Talking Chop, I posted what basically amounts to a love letter to Jason Heyward. No apologies: he’s my favorite baseball player and he is also one of the best players in all of baseball. There’s talk that the kid is overrated, but that comes from people who don’t really understand baseball. There are a number of better offensive players, but there are very few people who do as many things well as he does.

Derek said it sounds like I might be changing the name of the blog … maybe I will!

Heyward Collection: 2012 Topps Tier One Auto Patch

Here’s my latest Heyward acquisition. I love the patch, but the photo could use some work. Get rid of the sticker too. This could have been a super beautiful card, instead, it’s just moderately gorgeous.

Group Break Relic Haul

Check out the relics I got in Thorzul’s Mondo Summer Group Break. Needless to say, I am very, very happy. 

3 Smoltz, 3 Murphy, 5 McCann, 1 Huddy and 1 Bobby. Very, very nice. I’ll post them all here soon. Thanks Thorzul!

Heyward Collection: 2012 Topps Golden Moments Autograph

My fellow fans of the Atlanta Braves, your eyes do not deceive you. That Jason Heyward autographed card is numbered to 10. That makes up for it being a sticker autograph. I do wish that Heyward was a bit more … uh … expressive with his signature.

Heyward Collection: 2011 Gypsy Queen Autograph

If there was any upside to Heyward’s disappointing second season, it’s that the cost of his auto cards slipped a little. Some of us chose to take advantage of this, and now his cards are rebounding. Considering that he’s going to be a superstar, his cards are still undervalued. Buy! Buy! Buy!