Friday, July 10, 2020

A Couple PWEs

Today I want to cover a couple PWEs I received today. 

First is from Brian at Highly Suggestive and Completely Arbitrary. 
He had been doing Freebie Fridays for a bit and, while I did see a few things I wanted, others tended to grab them before me.. (Not complaining, it's the way it goes) 
I did however, grab that 1992 Studio Checklist because I need it for the set. 
The other two cards that were included were pleasant surprises! 
Michael Barrett jersey card and a JP Arencibia auto/bat relic card. 
Much appreciated!!

Next is a group of cards from Matt Saltzman. I bought some cards from him including the Stairs Leaf Rookie. He added a couple extras. 
The Stairs will be added to my Canadians binder. The Jays on the bottom row are all new to me.. 
The only completely new Expo was the Ginter Raines. But the rest of them will have a home in my Expos Project. 

Thank you Matt!!

Finally, I had a TCDB PIF trade from Shawn Norris. 
He contacted me with these two cards and offered for free.. I jumped at it obviously. 

Now that I have some time, I'm thinking about doing a couple PIF trades on there myself.. Thank you for the cards, gentlemen!

Saturday, July 4, 2020

2001 Grandstand Vermont Expos

Today we return to 2001. 
The Vermont Expos Grandstand set is up today.
The 2001 Vermont Expos went 28-47

So let's see who made up this team.. 

So Steve Balboni was the manager of the team. 
Liam Frawley was the trainer
Jose Zapata was the hitting coach
Jeff Schwarz was the pitching coach

You had four players from this team sniff the Majors.. 

Josh Labandeira 
Shawn Hill
Chad Bentz
Chris Schroder

We also have two Canadians on the team.. Hill and Pierre Luc Marceau. 

Thursday, July 2, 2020

Part of a Break

Recently I took part in a box break for Bowman It was a group of Canadian collectors done on Facebook. 

We had five teams each.. I got the Jays, Astros, Cardinals, Reds, And Rockies. 

So let's see what I received..

Of course, since I took the Jays, I have to show the Jays I got. 
The usual suspects are there. Bo, Vlad, Cavan..

The reason I took the Reds and the Astros are right here.. 
And another Vlad for the Canadians binder. 

The rest of these are traders. I don't collect these teams, nor do I plan on collecting the set. 

Apparently that Jeremy Pena is a Yellow Parallel. 

If you see something you want, let me know..

Wednesday, July 1, 2020

Canada Day

Today was Canada Day (I say was since I'm writing this at 11pm) and it was weird... 

No game on TV.. 
No Canada Red jerseys. 
No Celebrations.. 

But it's Canada Day!
So on this different Canada Day, I want to do something a little different.. 

I want to highlight some people who share a birthday with this great nation. 

According to Baseball-Reference, there are 53 players who share July 1 as a birthday. 

Looking through and I have to say there are some names I know.. But in a way I'm disappointed.. There are no Canadians who made the Majors that are born July 1... 

So who is? 

Well, may not be a Canadian, but he did play for the Jays.. 
Aaron Sanchez.

Brett Oberholtzer is also a Canada Day baby..

Charlie Blackmon is on the list as well

Hall of Famer John Clarkson. 

Mike Montgomery

Fozzie Bear's favourite player Michael Wacha (Wocka Wocka) 

Nelson Cruz. He likes facing Jays pitchers, hitting 25 HRs off them over his career. 

Finally, another Hall of Famer in Roger Connor.

Well.. I can't leave it without some Canadian content.. 

Here's a song by the Arrogant Worms..