Well, I opened just three packs of cards today. I'm saving up for the Bowman Draft and Bowman Sterling issues along with Donruss Elite Extra Edition (yeah, I want to find out who's in it) and Topps '52 Rookies (say everything you want about stale set design...it will literally have every MLBPA "Rookie" as part of the base set and has three autographs per box). I'm difficult to impress regarding Upper Deck's offerings aside from their base set, but Upper Deck Masterpieces is quite different.
Okay, so I've been pretty vocal about this particular topic in the past. Let me go into detail about this story. Every single time I hear about the Yankees and Red Sox playing each other these days, I just think about how the media will drink the proverbial koolaid right up, because it's in the northeast, right?
People laugh when "East Coast Bias" is cried out, but I really believe that's true. You don't ever see ESPN doing backflips about sports teams in St. Louis, Kansas
Updated 11-14-2007 at 05:34 PM by Knick9
Well, some major news has spread across Cincinnati in the past couple of days concerning many key aspects to Reds' baseball.
First, the resignation of COO John Allen. Allen kept this team alive during the '90s and during this decade. He has been a key component in Reds' baseball and will be missed.
The second and much more important story is of the Ol' Left-Hander Joe Nuxhall. Joe is currently hospitalized and will have a pacemaker inserted during a surgery operation.
In 2006, Topps released a baseball card...a true rookie card...of Alex Gordon in their series one set. Just one problem...according to the then-new MLBPA rules, Gordon wasn't eligible for a rookie card. At the time, the general feeling was that Topps wanted to see just how serious the MLBPA was. A little later on in 2006, this time in Series 2, a Cuban defector by the name of Alay Soler earned rookie status after debuting with the New York Mets. Topps scrambled to get out a card of Soler, but couldn't
Updated 11-12-2007 at 12:35 PM by Dalkowski110
(Forgot about another error...)
For two years now, the 2006 and 2007 seasons, the Major League Baseball Players' Association has done something very odd. They defined what a rookie card constituted. Yes, a baseball player's first baseball card. Now you have to qualify for a rookie card. I have a thread sticky'ed in the Baseball Card Forum about it...I invite you to look at it...for the whole situation, which is too long to discuss in this blog entry. However, I will say that had these idiotic rules (which have been strangely championed
Updated 11-12-2007 at 08:29 AM by Dalkowski110
(Missed a word...)