Saturday, August 21, 2010

The Bill Freehan Bobble head

Bill Freehan played catcher for the Detroit Tigers from 1963-1976. 

To this day he is my favorite ball player of All-Time.

Below is a link to an article about a giveaway at a Great Lakes Loons game this past July 21st.

I would love to find this Bill Freehan Bobble Head for my collection. If anyone knows where I may obtain one, I would greatly appreciate it.

Thursday, August 19, 2010

My first blog trade

On Tuesday I received a package from Steve @ White Sox Cards

Thanks to Steve for helping me complete my first trade of baseball cards through my blog.

I am relatively new at my blog, and it was great to trade with Steve.

Imagine, if you will, a Tigers fan and a ChiSox fan actually agreeing on something..hahahaha!

I received a great 1969 Bill Freehan Topps All-Star card...beautiful...but that wasn't the trade card...he sent me a nice Bill Freehan Upper Deck Jersey Card...and it's terrific.

I won't spoil what Steve got in return, I'll leave that for him.

Meanwhile, with my first trade under my belt, I look forward to doing some more swapping in the future.

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Adios Pablo!

Goodbye, so long, and farewell...

Finally, after months of trying, I've traded away the very first Topps Million Card Giveaway card that I unlocked, trading it for this...
Now, I honestly don't recall this card, nor do I remember Patterson pitching for the Tigers, but, I just had to get rid of that '78 Torrealba card.

So, I have 6 cards in my Topps MCG now, ans I've received 2 in the mail...and I traded for every one of them, now how cool is that!

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

My Topps Million Card Giveaways

As most baseball card collectors in 2010, I ventured into the Topps Million Card Giveaway redemption program, and even though I cannot afford to buy a lot of cards, I have unlocked 6 code cards, none of which were very good.

I did pull a 1968 card of a Cincinnati catcher, but I cannot remember his name, as I traded the card.

I did trade most of the cards I opened, getting a 1970 and a 1972 Bill Freehan.
..MY BOYHOOD HERO...and NOT TRADEABLE...which I have received from Topps...
 Both Freehan cards were in great shape...thanks to Topps.

a 1971 Les Cain..

...a 2003 Brandon Inge...

...and a 2005 Carlos Guillen...


I also acquired 1989 and 1990 Alan Trammell cards.


 I have traded for all the cards that I now have, with the exception of the very first card I redeemed...a 1978 Pablo Torrrealba, a pitcher for the Oakland A's.

I have tried in vain to trade this card since day one, but I just cannot get anyone to pull the trigger.

If any A's fans, or guys collecting 1978 cards need this to add to their collections, please let me know.

Monday, August 2, 2010

Play at the Plate Contest for August

Sorry for the lack of posts the past few weeks, my health hasn't been the best, plus I really haven't been getting a lot of cards to speak of.

I am waiting on my Brennan Boesch Rookie Redemption card, and two Bill Freehan cards, a 1970, and 1972, that I traded for in the Topps Million Card Giveaway.

Blog News...
I've entered a contest over at Play at the Plate.

He's giving away a blaster pack of 2010 Topps Allen & cool is that!

I really appreciate what these guys do, how dedicated they are to baseball cards, it's just awesome!