This blog is about sports cards. I tend to only purchase cheap items so don't come hear expecting to see big money cards. My teams collections are Chicago White Sox and Michigan Wolverines. I also have a bunch of player collections.

Saturday, May 21, 2011

White Sox, Shoeless and Ingram

Sorry I haven’t been around.  Real life has been getting in the way.  As in we are broke so I’ve been picking up extra hours so I haven’t had as much free time at home to blog.  And of course, no money means not much buying of cards.  I’ve got a couple of trades in the mail and I’m going to try to get those posted tonight and tomorrow.


The White Sox have been on a roll, finally.  Pitching and hitting have been going well as of late, still a few hiccups here and there, but much, much better.  A couple of players are still struggling but that is much better than the whole freaking team like they were for a month or so.  On one of the yahoogroups I belong too, a couple of people are screaming for something to be done with Danks.  Sent to the minors, bullpen or even a psychiatrist because he’s 0-6.  I don’t even join in on the debate, it’s just stupid.  He has absolutely no run support, his ERA was just over 4.50, which isn’t great, but it doesn’t suck.  His run support was less than 2 runs a game in those starts.  Thank God these people aren’t in charge of the team.  I’m not going to get into the whole debate here.  But it was just stupid.  I haven’t been able to watch too many of the games because I’ve been working so much.  But it’s still nice to hear that they are winning.


The above is the first “Shoeless Joe” Jackson autographed card.  Leaf is putting this out.  The autograph is from some court documents that he supposed to have signed.  He even signed it upside down which is the reason for the upside down print on the court document on the card.


Has anyone seen this?  This is a  jersey that Mark Ingram is wearing that will eventually be cut up into cards.  Which is ok with me, we’ve all seen the event-worn jersey cards, mainly in football cards.  But to see that they have him wear a XXXXXXXXXL jersey just so they can get more pieces of jersey out of it for the cards is a tad ridiculous.  I guess this shouldn’t surprise me and I’m not sure why it annoys me so much, but it does.  I don’t collect a whole lot of football but I never did like the “event-worn” from photo shoots or whatever, now I really don’t like them.

I think that’s all I have for now, I’ll work on getting the trade posts up.

1 comment:

  1. Hockey is bad for event-worn, too. Nothing is more annoying than seeing some supposedly high-end rookie patch that was probably worn at the opening of a local car wash.