Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Fear the Deer!

I have to start by saying I'm not a huge basketball card collector. I have my personal collection of Ray Allen and Kevin Garnett as they have always been my favorite NBA stars. While the NBA has never captured my attention like baseball did growing up, I still follow and cheer for the hometown Milwaukee Bucks. After tonight's exciting game against the Atlanta Hawks, I have to pose a question. How did Brandon Jennings not win Rookie of the Year?!

Tonight's line: 25pts 3ast 4rebounds...however it was his 5 clutch free throws at the end of the game that helped seal the deal for Milwaukee. Now I don't want to take anything away from Tyreke Evans as I feel he is a very good young player, but come on...enjoy your ROY rally while you watch the rest of the NBA playoffs from home Mr. Evans.

John Hammonds got a steal when he picked Brandon Jennings with the 10th pick, and if you haven't picked up a Jennings auto yet I believe you should. This kid is special and he just seems to get better!

If only Trevor Hoffman didn't screw the pooch again today, it would have been an even better day...however I leave you with this:


Friday, April 23, 2010

Get up...Get up...Get Outta Here....Gone!!!

What can you say about Mr. Baseball that hasn't already been said? Sitting a few rows behind the Brewer dugout on October 4th, 2008 for Game 3 of the 2008 NLDS was magical in itself. Getting to watch Bob Uecker throw out the first pitch at a Brewer playoff game for the first time in 26 years was simply too much. As this was all happening I began to think about my card collection. Here we have a baseball icon, an icon who has been in Milwaukee for years and I don't have any of his cards. I spent many summer nights listening to Uecker's calls from County Stadium while I took fake hacks at pitches in the backyard.

So I decided that night that I would go out and try to hunt down my 1st Bob Uecker baseball card. I didn't think that I would have a hard time finding one, I mean with eBay any card you could possibly imagine is at your fingertips. But as a recent college grad with limited income, the key was finding the right one at the right price. After searching out the years, I couldn't do the 1962 Topps Rookie Parade, because quite frankly I didn't care about the rest of the guys on the card. I had a hard time pulling the trigger on the 1964 Topps, because quite frankly I don't like the Cardinals. So I did what I thought was in the best interest of my collection!

Say hello to my 1963 Topps #126 Bob Uecker. While this card doesn't have the autographs that many do today, it has a special place in my collection. Whenever I look at this card I think about those summer nights in the backyard, and how happy I am to call Bob Uecker our very own!

Wednesday, April 21, 2010


I would like to take a moment and introduce myself, my name is Christopher and I love baseball cards. I never imagined that I would start a blog about my adventures in this hobby, however I read many blogs daily and enjoy each and every post.

Being from Milwaukee I always enjoyed getting cards of the Brewers. I would beg my parents for a pack with the hope that I could pull a ball and glove hero. I would buy overpriced team sets at County Stadium and throw them right into the binder admiring each card for days.

While this blog really won't break any new ground, I would like to use it as a forum for cards I pick up at shows, shops, and group breaks. Sometimes I see a card in my collection and think of a memory from a game and want to post my thoughts.

When I started collecting again I had no real direction. I bought lots of wax, put my sets together like I normally did, but never really had a player collection. I decided to change that and now I generally only buy singles of Prince Fielder and Ryan Braun. However, the Brew Crew fan in me still picks up Brewers of all generations.

This blog will be a work in progress and I have no real expectations of thousands of followers, I just couldn't sit on the bench anymore. It's time to pick up a bat and take a turn in the box!

So I say hello and welcome to: A Titan and the Crew