Big D over @ Hey, That’s Mines!! made these two cards for me….. After seening them on everyone else blogs, i was wishing that one day i would get some Big D cards….. Well that day came and man there badass, can’t wait to get them autographed!! Thanks Big D!!
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Hello my dear readers….. Hopefully ya’ll are doing great!! As for me before i drive head first into this post, a couple of things you should know…. By now i’ve come to think that you guys ( you know who you are) are my cyber family… You read my blog on a daliy basics and leave very nice comments about things you think are cool. Well i haven’t said it enough i guess but here it goes…. Thank you my friends for always taking the time out of your day and reading and leaving comments. It’s you guys that keep me going and posting almost everyday… Other than that i’ve been buying up allot of cards and sets… I’m ankle deep in cards at home and i have to clean up soon if not the wife is going to kill me so i told meself that by this weekend everything will be put away, i’ll keep my fingers crossed…. And this one has to do with work.. As allot of you know i’m a Maint. Supervisor for a large company the other day i got the new that my boss on site was leaving for a better postion in the company…. Now i have no issue with that what so ever but i really hate change…. so as that goes i’ll let ya’ll know!! On to FanFest!!
Alrighty then….note to self (make sure to bitch slap yourself after writing this) Fanfest was great, the crowd was crazy and ready to have some fun and the place was rockin’. This year like last year it was on the field…Mind you the field that just saw the Super Bowl being played on it… So it was kind of cool to be stand in the endzone, and yes i did a little dance while standing there….. i got there early as hell hoping to find Mario from Wax Heaven for an on video interview but he was ghost…. While that sucked cause i wanted that breaking interview the day did go on…. I did the lines and got great auto’s but i didn’t stick around for the whole thing…. I had a little shopping to do with it being V-day the next day and all. Overall great time had, the Marlins did a great job making sure everything went smooth and the players where all very friendly! Here some pictures enjoy…Wicked out!
I had to skip allot of people to get this signed…. Mr.NL ROY 09 Chris Coghlan!!!
A while go, i jump into a eight card box break over at Old School Breaks…. I had to pick my teams so of couse i went with the Marlins and i also picked the Mets…… But a couple of other people had picked the Mets too….. So i ended up with the damned Rockies…… As it turned out the Marlins pulled out a couple of nice hits for me which made my day!! Asked if i wanted my Rockies base i said hell no….. Well John took great care of me by sending me two sweet cards FREE…. A D-Train auto and a Migg y relic…… Thanks so much john and please let me know when another box break will be happening cause i’m in!!! Also make sure to stop by the site @ Old School Breaks…..
Gaintsfan and myself have trade a few times and all have been great. This time a around i saw that he had some Jordan Zimmermans auto’s for trade…. I knew i wanted them so i left a comment and worked out a trade….Even tho Zimmermann will be out for 12 to 18 months as he will undergo Tommy John surgery, i knew what the surgery did for Josh johnson and he came back a stud, so hopefully jordan will be on that same path. Thanks again Giantsfans!!!! And make sure to check the homie site out @ Omega Cardboard ….
MIAMI (AP)—The Florida Marlins spent some more money Monday, agreeing to a $7.8 million, one-year contract with second baseman Dan Uggla and reaching deals with pitchers Anibal Sanchez and Renyel Pinto.
The frugal Marlins, under pressure from the players’ association, agreed last week to increase their payroll from last year’s $37.5 million, the major league low. Two days later, they agreed to a $39 million, four-year contract with pitcher Josh Johnson, a deal the team still has not announced.
Sanchez’s contract is for $1.25 million. Pinto got $1,075,000.
The Marlins may yet reduce their payroll by trading Uggla, who hit .243 with a team-high 31 homers and 90 RBIs last year. His agent, Jeff Borris, said the contract agreement doesn’t necessarily mean Uggla will be with the Marlins when the season begins.
“I don’t think this increases or decreases the chances,” Borris said. “It’s no secret they have been trying to trade him.”
Negotiations toward a one-year contract for Uggla began last month and did not accelerate with the Marlins’ public pledge to spend more, Borris said. He said the team wasn’t interested in a multiyear agreement.
“I had discussed the concept of doing a multiyear deal, and they said they had no intention of doing that,” Borris said.
Uggla defeated Florida in arbitration last winter, when he was awarded a salary of $5.35 million rather than the team’s offer of $4.4 million.
Sanchez, who pitched a no-hitter against Arizona as a rookie in September 2006, was 4-8 with a 3.87 ERA in 16 starts last year. He was sidelined from May 8 to June 1 with a sprained right shoulder, made one appearances and then went back on the DL until Aug. 20 with the same injury.
Now we all know that G from Night Owl Cards gives a hoot about other collectors out there….. So when i saw what he sent to me the other day, i was in shock! The first card that caught my eye was an autographed Duke Snider card….. Now i don’t have that card in my collection, and even tho its TTM its still a great card to add….. Plus he sent me a bunch of Fish, but the card that stood out was a Luis Tiant TTM Auto card…. I had written a while back about how i would love a TTM return from Mr.Tiant, well that return came in thanks to the Owl!!
MIAMI (AP)—Josh Johnson became one of the few Marlins to gain a big-money multiyear contract.
Florida’s ace agreed Thursday to a $39 million, four-year contract, a person familiar with the negotiations said. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the Marlins hadn’t announced an agreement.
The deal covers Johnson’s final two years of salary arbitration eligibility and pushes back his chance to become a free agent by two years.
He gets $3.75 million this year, $7.75 million in 2011 and $13.75 million in each of the following two seasons.
It’s the sort of multiyear deal baseball’s most frugal franchise has avoided in the past, and it comes only two days after an announcement that the Marlins agreed to increase payroll spending in response to complaints from the players’ union.
The only Marlins player with a comparable contract is star shortstop Hanley Ramirez, who signed a $70 million, six-year contract in 2008.
Florida had the lowest payroll in the majors three of the past four seasons, including in 2009. The union complained the payroll has been so small as to violate baseball’s revenue sharing provisions, a charge the Marlins denied.
The Marlins now have Johnson under contract through 2013, and he becomes the front-runner to start the first game in their new ballpark in 2012. Widely regarded as one of baseball’s best young pitchers, he made the All-Star team for the first time last year, when he had a career-best record of 15-5 with an ERA of 3.23 in 209 innings.
“J.J. has been a horse,” general manager Larry Beinfest said shortly after last season. “We think he’s going to be one of the top pitchers in this league for quite a while.”
Johnson is 22-6 since returning in 2008 from elbow ligament replacement surgery. The right-hander went 12-7 as a rookie in 2006 and has a career record of 34-16.
His new contract is comparable to the $38 million, four-year deal an arbitration-eligible Zack Greinke signed with Kansas City a year ago after going 13-10 in 2008.
The next big spending decision for the Marlins is whether to keep slugging second baseman Dan Uggla, who is eligible for arbitration and due a hefty raise.
Mike over at JD’s Wild Cardz asked the CEO if he could ship some unwanted cards to some bloggers around the way…. The CEO must have givin’ daddy a thumbs up because the other day i had a sweet package waiting for me in my mailbox…… Mike sent over some Topps T-206 and some Topps Updates and Highlights and most of them I needed!! A big thanks to Mike and of course a bottle of milk to the CEO (I’ll pick up the tab for this one) …. Thanks guys!!