Tuesday, March 29, 2016


Tonight, I stopped in on a campaign function for former NFL player Jon Ritchie he played for the Eagles and Raiders also started out college at Michigan before transferring to Stanford.  I meet Jon he was very nice signed 4 cards for me as I was there early and ran into him before a lot of people were there and the glad handing got started in full. It was a nice low key event to promote Jon's run for the senate in his home town area in PA. Good Luck to Jon with his future in politics. Here is a link to his campaign website http://www.ritchie4senate.com/ .

Here are the 4 cards Jon signed for me.

Sunday, March 20, 2016

Trade of 8 x 10's

I went to a card show in Ephrata, PA yesterday and meet up with a friend Ty from Pittsburgh we usually try and trade some stuff when we get together it wasn't a lot but I did add 7 new 8x10's to my collection the cost was 10 8x10's that I had in duplicate.  The Bill Virdon, Doug Drabek & Dick Groat cost me 2 for one as he thought they worth more then the players he was getting so pulled the trigger and the following are now mine.
1) Doug Drabek - Pittsburg Pirates.
2) Dick Groat Pittsburgh Pirates.
3) Adam LaRoche - Atlanta Braves.(No kid in this picture!)
4) Bill Virdon - New York Yankees.
5) Dave Wannstedt - Dallas Cowboys.
6) Jason Worilds - Pittsburgh Steelers.
7) Joe Vitale - Pittsburgh Penguins.

Drabek & Groat

LaRoche & Virdon

Wannstedt & Worilds

Saturday, March 19, 2016

New Additions to Dion collection Jordan & Sims

I made an offer to an Ebay seller who had a lot posted of 9 cards 4 of Dion Jordan, 2 of Dion Sims & a couple of Jordan Cameron and a Mike Wallace (Recently signed with my Ravens so hopefully soon to be signed). All 9 cards cost me $11.50 shipped so about $1.28 each, here is what I got a nice selection of autos and jersey cards.

1) Dion Jordan 2013 Topps Prime # 104 #'d 60/99.
2) Dion Jordan 2014 Panini Score Future Franchise Fabrics Jersey/Auto #FFF-DJ.
3) Dion Jordan 2013 Bowman Sterling Jersey #BSJRR-DJ #'d 0269/1214.
4) Dion Jordan 2013 Panini Crown Royale Jersey # 7 #'d 223/299.
5) Dion Sims 2013 Panini Crown Royale Auto # 133 #'d 099/125.
6) Dion Sims 2013 Panini Spectra Jersey # 133 #'d 05/99.
7) Mike Wallace 2013 Panini Spectra Jersey # 59 #'d 052/199.
8) Jordan Cameron 2011 Panini Limited # 174 #'d 140/499.
9) Jordan Cameron 2011 Panini Crown Royale Auto # 148 #'d 222/499.

Friday, March 18, 2016

R.I.P Tray Walker

The Baltimore Ravens today lost a young piece of their family. Tray Walker the 23 year old cornerback drafted by Baltimore in the 4th round last year out of Texas Southern died today after a motorcycle accident in Florida last night. HORRIBLE is all I can say to lose someone so young R.I.P Tray! Below is a signed 8x10 I had Tray sign last year at the Lardarius Webb charity softball game.

Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Joe Randa

I bought this 1995 Signature Rookies off of Ebay for 75 cents shipped. Not bad for the former MLBer.

Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Chris Herren - The Herren Project

Tonight I went to The Waldner Performing Arts Center on the campus of York College of Pennsylvania for a presentation by Chris Herren on behalf of The Herren Project.  If you don't already know Chris's story He has written a book, had an ESPN 30 for 30 feature about his life, which starts as a hoops star McDonald's All-American in high School getting thrown out of Boston College for failing multiple drug tests getting a second chance from Jerry Tarkanian at Fresno St. then getting drafted in the NBA traded to his hometown Boston Celtics and throwing it all away with a drug addiction and suicide attempts. He basically told his life story and how bad decisions and some help from unlikely people he has been able to get sober for the last 7 1/2 years by telling his story hopes to help others. It was well worth the hour and half you get the chance I suggest going to hear him.  This presentation was so popular that they had to turn people away at the door as there wasn't enough space in the auditorium.  He didn't stick around after the presentation after taking question but I exited quickly and picked the correct direction I thought he might come out and saw a running Cadillac in 30 minute parking with a guy smoking next to it so thought I might be in the right area I was a couple minutes later Chris came out and signed an 8x10 and 2 cards for seemed to very pleasant and took his time pulling items into car to use the light when he signed then he was gone.

Monday, March 7, 2016

Peyton Manning Retirement!

Peyton Manning's retirement today marks the end of an era. It was a pleasure to watch him against the likes of Ray Lewis and Ed Reed in Baltimore, Above is 3 signed Sports Illustrated covers, I was able to get his autograph on 2 different occasions at M&T Bank stadium in Baltimore both when he was with Indy the first time was after the game and the second was the season he did not play and was prior to the game.

Jerome Smith & Shannon Wilkerson

I purchased these 2 autographed cards from Ebay in separate auctions from the same seller for a total of $1.50 shipped.
1) Jerome Smith - 2014 Leaf Draft # A-JS2.
2) Shannon Wilkerson - 2010 TriStar Obak # A43 #'d 006/125.

Saturday, March 5, 2016

Another 2x3 Heroes Package

I received in the mail another package with about 150 cards from 2x3 heroes, This time more football then the last package which was mostly baseball. Here are my ten favorite from this package, especially the Dan Marino which is going into my personal collection. Then there were a couple of Ravens and some die-cuts - Cam Newton, Antonio Brown & Devante Adams and a nice Anquan Boldin Red framed Diamond King. The Jake Locker is #'d to 299.

Tuesday, March 1, 2016

Chandler Stephenson and Nathan Walker

I went to a signing tonight for these two current Hershey Bears, Stephenson has been up with the Capitals this season and Walker has been with them for preseason games so I was able to get some 8x10's of each in Capital uni's and they had Hershey Bears "Defend The Den" cards to hand out.  so in total 8 autographs see below pictures of what I got signed.  The signing was from 6-7:30 PM and there was maybe 10 people their when the player's arrived.

Chandler Stephenson Autographed Items

Nathan Walker Autographed Items