Tuesday, August 31, 2021

2021 Topps Luminaries

On August 18, 2021 I received a DM on Twitter from @Topps that I had won a box of 2021 Luminaries which was very exciting since this is a product that is priced out of my budget for box buying as they are in the $350-400.  Keep in mind that these boxes contain a grand total of 1 Card either an autograph or an autographed relic.  I watched some YouTube breaks of this product and there was some really great stuff pulled and then there was some like Mark Teixeira so was hoping for a big pull with this one. Package came FedEx with the crunched corner was a little worried but box inside was fine! See below for the pull that I got from this premium product.  I'm very happy with this pull was hoping for maybe a Mike Trout but still a nice HOFer!

2021 Topps Luminaries Box

Ken Griffey Jr. Front of Card

Back of Card

#'d 2/5

Monday, August 30, 2021


I had claimed a couple from @KevinSpollen in the last few weeks and they arrived together first is a needed PC Dan Marino plus a John Huh 2013 SP Authentic autograph # SOTT-HU.

Sunday, August 29, 2021

Trade # 75

I made a trade with @BKnightSZN my side is these 2 football autographs first a 2018 Hit Jake Roh # A-77 and then a Keenen Brown 2019 Panini Contenders Draft Picks # 173.

Saturday, August 28, 2021

Trade # 74

I made a trade last week with @Kemptribe for a bunch of cards that included 19 autographs  (15 Baseball, 3 Football & 1 Basketball) and some PC Ravens, Relics & a Marino.  The following are the autographs.

  1. Austin Wiley - 2020 Panini Contenders # 102.
  2. David Woodward - 2020 Hit Premier Draft # A53.
  3. Shawn Lauvao - 2010 Hit.
  4. Jeremy Williams - 2010 Panini Plates & Patches # 149 #'d 040/349.
  5. Michel Baez - 2021 Panini Donruss # 87S-MB.
  6. Roman Quinn - 2021 Panini Donruss # 87S-RQ #'d 98/99.
  7. Andrew Dalquist - 2020 Bowman Chrome # CPA-AD.
  8. Alex Speas - 2020 Bowman Chrome # CPA-AS.
  9. Ford Procter - 2020 Bowman Chrome # CPA-FP #'d 049/299.
  10. Dylan Maclean - 2020 Leaf Draft # BA-DML.
  11. Mason Hickman - 2020 Leaf Draft # BA-MH2.
  12. Jake Rogers - 2020 Panini Prizm # RA-JR.
  13. Bernie Carbo - 2020 Topps Archives Fan Favorite # FFA-BC.
  14. Jose Urquidy - 2020 Topps Chrome # RA-JU.
  15. Justin Dunn - 2020 Topps Gold Label # GLA-JDU.
  16. Jake Cave - 2019 Topps Gallery # 99.
  17. Cal Quantrill - 2019 Bowman's Best # B16-CQ.
  18. Jeff Conine - 2016 Topps Archives 65th Anniversary # A65-JCO.
  19. Josh Donaldson - 2007 Tri-Star Prospect Plus # FH-JD.

Friday, August 27, 2021

Trade # 73

 I made a trade with @Nekbone860.  My side of the trade is these 3 autographs.

  1. Leody Taveras - 2021 Topps Stadium Club # SCBA-LT.
  2. Josh Wilson - 2006 Topps Chrome # 351.
  3. Eric Johnson - 1995 Signature Rookies # 43 #'d 534/2,750.

Thursday, August 26, 2021

BMW Championship W/Lots of pictures

A friend of mine was volunteering to work the BMW Championship tournament so I decided to take a day off and try to do some autographing at the PGA playoff stop at the Caves Valley in Owings Mills, MD.  The tournament had issued a NO Autograph policy but most players were happy to stop and sign between holes of the Wednesday ProAm practice round.  Others sighted the policy and moved on those stating the policy were mostly the bigger names Dustin Johnson, Sergio Garcia, Brooks Koepka & Justin Thomas.  The only player that I saw sign and I didn't get was Rory McIlroy as he skipped my SI magazine a couple times.  I was hoping to get Phil Mickelson but he didn't play in the ProAm and I never saw him.  I was able to 30 golfers and 3 others that where playing in the ProAm and a total of 45 autographs so a great day even with missing out on most of the big names. 

Non-PGA Players:

  1. Michael Phelps (Olympic Swimmer) - On BMW Championship Flag.
  2. Steve Bisciotti (Ravens Owner) - On BMW Championship Flag.
  3. Mackemore (Rapper) - 3x5.
PGA Players:
  1. Harris English - On Pairings Sheet & 3x5.
  2. Louis Oothuizen - On Pairings Sheet.
  3. Daniel Berger - On BMW Championship Flag.
  4. Kevin Streelman - On BMW Championship Flag & a Card.
  5. Shane Lowry - On BMW Championship Flag & 3x5.
  6. Jordan Spieth - Sports Illustrated Cover (Personalized To: Dion).
  7. Xander Schauffele - On BMW Championship Flag & 3x5(W/Gold Medal 2020 Inscription).
  8. Jon Rahm - On BMW Championship Flag & 3x5(W/US Open Champ Inscription).
  9. Bryson DeChambeau - On BMW Championship Flag.
  10. Sungjae Im - On BMW Championship Flag & 3x5.
  11. Charley Hoffman - On BMW Championship Flag.
  12. Paul Casey - On BMW Championship Flag & Sports Illustrated Cover.
  13. Kevin Kisner - On BMW Championship Flag.
  14. Harry Higgs - On BMW Championship Flag & 3x5.
  15. Si Woo Kim - On BMW Championship Flag & 3x5.
  16. Marc Leishman - On BMW Championship Flag.
  17. Lee Westwood - On BMW Championship Flag & Sports Illustrated Cover.
  18. Carlos Ortiz - On BMW Championship Flag & 3x5.
  19. Hudson Swafford - On BMW Championship Flag.
  20. Matt Jones - On BMW Championship Flag & 3x5.
  21. Billy Horschel - On BMW Championship Flag.
  22. Keegan Bradley - On BMW Championship Flag.
  23. Maverick McNealy - On BMW Championship Flag & His Glover (Signed & Personalized).
  24. Cam Davis - On BMW Championship Flag.
  25. K.H. Lee - On BMW Championship Flag.
  26. Brian Harmen - On BMW Championship Flag.
  27. Lucas Glover - On BMW Championship Flag.
  28. Alex Noren - On BMW Championship Flag.
  29. Erik Van Rooyen - On BMW Championship Flag.

Justin Thomas

Harris English

Louis Oosthuizen

Max Homa

Daniel Berger

Kevin Streelman

Shane Lowry

Michael Phelps

Jon Rahm

Bryson DeChambeau

Lee Westwood

Tuesday, August 24, 2021

Lexington Legends

I went to the Lexington Legends at Lancaster game tonight to do pregame autographs only got 3 players, Brandon Phillips, Ben Revere, Dave Eiland didn't travel.  JJ Hoover was the starter & Jose Briceno starting catch both said no, Henry Owens said after the game, Jeremy Jeffress didn't come out until after game started so not a great night. As I left I did find a foul ball in the parking lot.

  1. Michael Choice - 9 Cards.
  2. Courtney Hawkins - 3 Cards.
  3. Derek Self - 4 Cards.

Friday, August 20, 2021

Ed Reed

I claimed these 2 Green Mosaics the Ed Reed was a PC need.  They arrived in the mail today from last Friday's #PWEFriday. Thanks to @CCC_Collects for these adds to the collection.

Thursday, August 19, 2021


I made a claim last Friday for #PWEFriday on twitter of the following 3 low-end autographs but I needed all of them so was nice to see them arrive in the mail.

  1. Jon Singleton - 2011 In the Game # A-JSI.
  2. Justin Jackson - 2007 Donruss Elite # 113 #'d 273/850.
  3. Neil Ramirez - 2007 Just Minors # JR-48.

Wednesday, August 18, 2021

Gabriel Davis

I received this 2020 Panini Donruss Optic Jersey card of Gabriel Davis from last Friday's Twitter #PWEFriday.  Very nice card of the Bills Rookie.

Tuesday, August 17, 2021

Trade # 72

I made a trade last week with @Constant1st I had some Oklahoma Sooner stuff he wanted my side is as follows 14 total autographs 8 Football & 6 Baseball.

  1. Daulton Jefferies - 2021 Panini Diamond Kings #DKMS-DJ 2X Jersey.
  2. Tony Oliva - 2021 Topps Tier One # TIAR-TO #'d 20/50.
  3. Kris Bubic - 2021 Topps Tier One #BOA-KBU #'d 237/300.
  4. Adalberto Mondesi - 2021 Topps Tier One # TITA-AMO #'d 063/300.
  5. Jeremy Arocho - 2021 Bowman # PAPR-JA.
  6. Mark Kotsay - 1997 Best.
  7. Dax Milne - 2021 Leaf Draft # BA-DM2.
  8. Simi Fehoko - 2021 Leaf Draft # BA-SFI
  9. Blair White - 2010 Hit # A10 #'d 237/250.
  10. Greg Mathews - 2010 Hit # A23.
  11. Javarris James - 2010 Hit # A30.
  12. Shawn Lauvao - 2010 Hit # A36 #'d 60/250.
  13. Martell Mallett - 2010 Hit # A53.
  14. Donovan McNabb - 1999 Collectors Edge Advantage # 179.

Monday, August 16, 2021

Saints in Baltimore

I went to the Ravens Saints game on August 14, 2021.  I went early which was useless due to the Covid pandemic the had the fencing set up wider and with double so you couldn't get near the players.  Gates opened 2 hours before the game as usual so went to try and get some of the Saints I was able to only get 4 players of which none of them did I have a card of, for the most part the players said no or weren't interested probably also Covid related.  The only good part was that the Baltimore TV team included Rod Woodson and the Saints radio team included Deuce McAllister who both signed also, saw Ozzie Newsome and I asked and he said nah.  I also got a glove from the Saints side pregame. After the game was just as bad with not one Raven signing anything.  Looks like another long season of no graphing for the NFL.  

Lamar Jackson Pregame warm up.

Ravens Team introduction

HOFer Rod Woodson TV Analyst

Sunday, August 15, 2021

Hella Mega Tour - August 13, 2021

A few of us went to the Hersheypark Stadium August 13, 2021 date of the Hella Mega Tour with Green Day, Fall Out Boy, Weezer & The Interruptors.  Show was supposed to be last year and was postponed due to Covid.  It started at 5:30 & ended at 11PM, it was a great show by all the bands.  Below are links to the set-lists and a few pictures and links to some videos.

Set-List Links:





Video Song Links:

Green Day - American Idiot: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s_Wx6sbBnGs

Fall Out Boy - Dance Dance: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gzq-gHaUSYA&t=12s

Weezer - The End of the Game: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sk92kjtkky4

The Interruptors - She's Kerosene: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eXeyW9tePrc

Billie Jo Armstrong - Green Day

Patrick Stump - Fall Out Boy

Weezer - Confetti Shower

Sold Out - Hersheypark Stadium

Friday, August 13, 2021

Greg Bird

 Last Friday I claimed this 2011 Panini Donruss Elite Greg Bird # 6 #'d 128/210 on twitters #PWEFriday weekly event. The workings are claim one post one all are sent PWE has worked well and a way to add to the collection on limited funds. 

Thursday, August 12, 2021

Dan Marino & Andrew Wingard

I made a claim for 2 cards on twitters #PWEFriday last Friday and they arrived safely in the mail today first was a PC Dan Marino Need a 2020 Panini Playoff Behind the Numbers & the other was a 2019 Panini Prizm Draft Pick of Andrew Wingard # 246. Thanks to @tim_edwalker for the nice adds to the collection.

Saturday, August 7, 2021

Trade # 71

I received these in the mail yesterday this is my side of a trade with @lilForskin.  This adds some PC Ravens & a Dan Marino plus 3 autographs. 

  1. Jonathan Van Every - 2011 Topps Opening Day # ODA-JVE.
  2. Jermaine Gresham - 2010 Panini Score #353.
  3. Kellen Clemens - 2006 Bowman # SF-KC.

Friday, August 6, 2021

Trade # 70

I made a trade with @Mackdogking551.  Here is my side of the deal 3 new autographs to the collection plus 4 cards used as a buffer in shipping.
  1. Lio Rush - 2018 Topps NXT # A-LR.
  2. Goldylocks - 2004 Pacific TNA # 3.
  3. Raymond Calais - 2020 Sage Aspire # ASP-12 #'d 7/50.

Wednesday, August 4, 2021

Chris Smith

I received a RAK from @KevinSpollen He has a ton of Jacksonville Jaguars stuff and when Chris Smith was signed by the Ravens I said I needed an autograph and Kevin sent me this one, Nice PC addition to the all-time Ravens autograph collection.

Sunday, August 1, 2021

Ravens Stadium Practice

Once a preseason the Baltimore Ravens hold an open to the public practice.  This years event was last night the practice roughly 2 hours from 6-8 PM and then was followed by some interviews with Jim Harbaugh, Justin Tucker & Calais Campbell and a laser & fireworks show at 9 PM.  Dave & I went down early to try for autographs which was a bust no one signed pregame.  But after was a little better as some players stated they where told not to sign but whatever..... others did stop and sign so I was able to get 16 autographs from 10 different players not bad but not great.  I was also able to get a Jaylon Ferguson and a towel from someone didn't see who throw it.  See below for the items I got and items I got signed & some pictures Justin Tucker, Mark Andrews & inside the stadium.  Highlight of autographs was definitely getting J.K. Dobbins & Rashod Bateman.

Inside Stadium 

Mark Andrews

Justin Tucker & Sam Koch