Monday, February 29, 2016

Card Show

I went to a local card show at the colonial park mall in Harrisburg, PA on Saturday they had 4 autograph signers which usually brings more dealers.  I didn't pay for any of the signers as I thought the price was to steep for who they had.  Former Steeler Brett Keisel $65-75, Garry Gilliam of the Seahawks/PSU $25, Former Brown Gary Collins $25 & HOFer Browns Leroy Kelly $25.   Did find a table of dime boxes so spent a bit going over them and pulled about $15 worth about 150 cards mostly all numbered cards, personal collection items of "Dion" cards, Dan Marino & Tom Seaver & some Ravens I didn't have and one autograph of former Syracuse Basketball Player Jason Hart #'d to 650.  A nice mix for .10 each and total cost of a blaster.

PC cards and Jason Hart Auto

#'d Staubach, Walker, Bush, Stockton & Aaron Rodgers Rookie

Ravens , #;d Smith, Thome, & Bowman Rookies. 

Sunday, February 28, 2016

A Package in my mailbox

I received a box of cards from Jeff over at assuming part of his Club PWE.  There was about 350 cards ranging from the from mid 80's to current and from all card companies, it was fun to look through. See the picture below for my favorite 10 from the box.  I always love free cards to go through feels like christmas!
Thanks, Jeff

Saturday, February 20, 2016

Wesley Witherspoon

I received in today's mail this 2012-13 Fleer Rookie Sensation Autograph # 73 of Former Memphis Tiger Wesley Witherspoon. The cost of this was 75 cents shipped.

2016 All-Star Game Volunteers? Really?

I received this email the other day. It doesn't really apply to me since I'm in PA. but....

Register to volunteer for MLB All-Star Week now
View as web page   |   February 17, 2016
All-Star Game 2016
Volunteer Registration
All-Star Game 2016With Spring Training just around the corner, it is time to start dusting off your volunteer hats and prepare for the All-Star Week Volunteer Program. MLB and the San Diego Padres are looking for unpaid volunteers to help with events during All-Star Week in downtown San Diego. The MLB All-Star Week experience features multiple events for fans of all ages. All volunteers must be 18 years of age at the time of registration and other conditions apply. Sign up today for this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity before registration closes.

Register Now

So my first thought was is this even legal a Multi-Billion dollar industry MLB looking for free labor for an event their putting on and charging money to attend every single thing they do in that city for the week?  Just seems strange that they can charge and make millions of dollars in a city and use there fan base for free labor and then when the week is over leave town?  Would think they would need to pay something in business and politics I hear is a "Minimum Wage"(See Below article). Then I started thinking that the PGA does this ever week when putting on tournaments. So I guess what I'm asking is for comments as to any thoughts on this and wondering how I can open up a business get free labor and charge for something?

City of San Diego Minimum Wage Increase Veto Referendum ballot question will be on the ballot forSan Diego voters in San Diego CountyCalifornia, on June 7, 2016.
"yes" vote would approve the city council's minimum wage increase ordinance approved in 2014, increasing the city's minimum wage to $11.50 per hour by January 2017.
"no" vote reject the minimum wage increase.
This measure was designed to allow voters to decide whether to keep or reject the city council's minimum wage increase ordinance — known as the Earned Sick Leave-Minimum Wage Ordinance — that was approved in 2014. The ordinance set wages to increase according to the following schedule:[1][2]
  • $9.75 per hour on January 1, 2015
  • $10.50 per hour on January 1, 2016
  • $11.50 per hour on January 1, 2017
  • wage attached to inflation beginning on January 1, 2019
The ordinance also guarantees the opportunity to earn at least five days of sick leave for most employees.[3]
After original council approval, a veto from the mayor and council re-approval, this referendum was put before voters by a signature petition drive organized by the San Diego Small Business Coalition and heavily backed by the San Diego Regional Chamber of Commerce.[4][5]
Petitioners submitted signatures for a state minimum wage initiative, which is called "The Fair Wage Act of 2016" and was designed to increase the statewide minimum to $15 per hour, provided it reaches the ballot and is approved in November 2016.

Sunday, February 14, 2016

52nd Annual York Sports Night

I attended this years sold out event at Heritage Hills in York, PA on Thursday February 11th.  The list of celebrity guest was strong this year with 3 Hall of Famers one from each Baseball, Football & Boxing halls and supported with a number of local and regional athletes.

1) Bob Lilly - Football HOFer.
2) Tony Perez - Baseball HOFer.
3) Ray "Boom Boom" Mancini - Boxing HOFer.
4) Jay Paterno - Penn State Football.
5) Sam Ficken - 2014 Penn State Football.
6) Matt Zanellato - 2015 Penn State Football.
7) Jack Fisher - 11 year Major League Baseball Pitcher (Orioles, Mets, White Sox & Reds)
8) Stephen Penney - Former York Revolution Pitcher.
9) Mark Mason - York Revolution Manager.

The best part of the evening was actually after the event was over and getting an opportunity to sit in the restaurant with Mr. Lilly and Mr. Fisher for a couple hours and talk with them and hear stories from when they played.

As a side note the biggest disappointment was that Tony Perez felt the need to leave prior to the evening portion of our event. He was there for the afternoon portion and the dinner, but left prior to the evening autograph session which left some fans without the opportunity to meet him and get his autograph but some of these things are out of control.

The following Pictures show the items I was able to get autographed.

Tony Perez signed HOF Postcard, Ball & Card.

Jack Fisher Signed items

Jay Paterno Signed items

HOFer Ray "Boom Boom" Mancini Signed Program and S.I. Cover.

Ray "Boom Boom" Mancini Signed 8x10's.

Sam Ficken & Matt Zanellato Signed Items.

Stephen Penney & Mark Mason Signed Items.

HOFer Bob Lilly Signed 8x10, Program and Cards.

Bob Lilly signed NFL 75th Book.

Bob Lilly the 14th HOFer to sign Hall of Fame Litho.

25th Super Bowl Poster signed by Bob Lilly.

Saturday, February 13, 2016

Completed Trade with Ryan.

I traded a bunch of Baltimore Raven autographs that Ryan was looking for to make some custom cards.  In return I received these 11 Company singed cards see below for the list.

1) Senquez Golson 2015 Panini Contenders Football  # 123 #'d 04/99.
2) Titus Davis 2015 Panini Contenders Football # 155 #'d 46/49.
3) Gerod Holliman 2015 Panini Contenders Football # 242 #'d 32/99.
4) Justin Hardy 2015 Panini Contenders Draft Picks # 127.
5) Garrett Gilbert 2014 Panini Contenders # 128.
6) Mike Davis 2014 Panini Contenders # 163.
7) Tony Lippett 2015 Panini Contenders Draft Picks # 243.
8) E.J. Bibbs 2015 Panini Crown Royale # 198 #'d 26/99.
9) Taylor Gabriel 2014 Panini Contenders # 197.
10) Brad Sorensen 2013 SP Authentic # ST-SO.
11) Juaquin Iglesias 2010 Topps Magic # 59.

Friday, February 12, 2016

1999 SP Authentic Chirography

I purchased a small lot off of Ebay of these 1999 SP's the other day it consisted of 5 total cards with four different player.

1) Corey Koskie # CK.
2) Jeremy Giambi # JG.
3) Mike Kinkade # MK  X2.
4) Ryan Minor # RM.

Total cost was $3.53 shipped so about 70 cents a piece.

Friday, February 5, 2016

Autographs in the mail

I had made 4 Ebay purchases from four different sellers over the last 10 days and they all arrived in my mailbox today.

1) James Bonnici 1997 Best. .40 Cents
2) Robbie Erlin 2010 Bowman Chrome # BCP219. .75 Cents
3) Slavko Vranes 2003-04 SP Authentics #SV-A. .40 Cents
4) Terrence Magee 2015 Leaf Draft #BA-TM3. .72 Cents

All costs include the shipping, I was surprised that a 40 cent purchase was shipped as small bubble package for $2.54 not sure how some people make any money on Ebay? but I'll take it.