Posted in Autographs, New York Mets

Three new additions to my Mets autograph collection

1494263436191-d86f1841-0bc2-4ce3-91b8-22121ea4e219_Matt Harvey‘s latest indiscretion paved the way for Adam Wilk to become the 1,028th player in Mets’ history. ¬†Unfortunately, while Wilk showed up for work, he didn’t have a very good day: six runs in less than four innings, including two home runs to Giancarlo Stanton probably means a return trip to Las Vegas is in order.

Wilk was kind enough to sign the card I mailed to Mets spring training camp this February.

Continue reading “Three new additions to my Mets autograph collection”

Posted in Baseball Cards, New York Mets

Topps Now 2017

1493779390145-a4ac032b-9195-4d3c-ba8f-601cd67c360c_Last year, a fellow Mets fan surprised me with a bunch of the Topps Now cards released during the team’s Wild Card-winning season.

For those unfamiliar with Topps Now, just about every day during the baseball season, Topps produces one or more baseball cards focusing on a highlight from the previous days’ games. Those cards are available for 24 hours, and Topps prints however many people buy.

Continue reading “Topps Now 2017”

Posted in Baseball, New York Mets

It’s almost time for baseball

We’re less than 24 hours away from the start of the 2017 baseball season…¬†for some reason, the New York Yankees and Tampa Bay Rays get the honor of playing the very first game at 1:10 p.m. The marquee match-up of the day pits the defending World Series champion Chicago Cubs against their St. Louis rivals at 8:35 p.m. (I doubt I will manage to stay up to watch the end of it.)

The game I’ve been looking forward to since Madison Bumgarner shut out the Mets last October 5th will happen on Monday as the Atlanta Braves and New York Mets kick off their 2017 campaigns. The Braves will be better as they begin their first year in a new stadium (let’s hope they’re still using it by the time the local taxpayers finish footing the bill.)

Continue reading “It’s almost time for baseball”

Posted in Auction Watch, New York Mets

Aubrey Huff, artist, and Noah Syndergaard, superhero

Aubrey Huff was a pretty good baseball player for the Tampa Bay Devil Rays and others, last appearing in the major leagues in 2012 with the San Francisco Giants.

He’s also an artist and seemingly a fan of Marvel superheroes. If you looked at Huff’s Twitter feed today, you’d have seen paintings of Iron Man and Captain America that he’s hoping to get signed by Robert Downey Jr. and Chris Evans for a charity auction.

Continue reading “Aubrey Huff, artist, and Noah Syndergaard, superhero”