Monday, July 31, 2023

Trade # 21

It's been a while since my last trade but this was a nice one as it netted me 2 autographs from twitter and user @papabear816.  
  1. Delino DeShields - 2013 Topps Archives Fan Favorites #'d FFA-DD.
  2. Larry Bowa - 2013 Topps Archives Fan Favorites #'d FFA-LB.

Sunday, July 30, 2023

Tony LaRussa

I claimed this Custom Tony LaRussa Autograph with the Cubs, Tony appeared in 1 game for Chicago in 1973.  This is a Frankenstein as it's a Topps 1973 format with Tony pictured with the Cubs and the autograph is a sticker that was removed from a Company certified card and attached to the custom card interesting and probably the only one like it. It will go nicely in the Baseball HOF autograph collection.  This was made by and I claimed from @DJCards7 on Twitter and part of the weekly #CCC_Friday thread.

Tuesday, July 25, 2023

Ryan McMahon

I claimed this 2013 Panini Elite Extra Edition autograph of Ryan McMahon # 127 #'d 531/899.  This was part of the #CCC_Friday Twitter thread or should I say X Thread now? it came from @smallbread32. 

Monday, July 24, 2023


I made a couple claims as part of the twitter thread #CCC_Friday one was from @JJMaxCards for 2 Tom Seaver 2022 Topps Stadium Club cards #308 1 is the base and the other is a Gold #/50. The other was from @zglover33 and was for a 2022 Panini Prizm #RA-AW  Alexander Wells.

Friday, July 21, 2023

York & Lancaster

I went to York for pregame autographs didn't have a lot for these teams but did get 4 people and a total of 10 autographs.  See below for a list and a couple pictures.
  1. Richard Urena - an 8x10 & 4 cards.
  2. Rick Forney - a Card.
  3. Drew Mendoza - 3 Cards.
  4. Mark Johnson - a Card.

Thursday, July 20, 2023

Jockey Jon Court

I claimed this signed business card of Horse Jockey Jon Court.  Jon started in 1980 and is still active and has won more then 4,000 races pretty nice career.  This came from the Sunday Twitter giveaway thread held by @ngtcollectibles and was offered by @williecaljoun.  A little something different added to the autograph collection.

Wednesday, July 19, 2023

CCC_Friday 7/14

I claimed a couple cards from the twitter thread #CCC_Friday last Friday from different members both showed up in today's mail.  The first card is a Mark Andrews Panini Origins that I didn't have in the Ravens collection this came from @jim3n3z_jo.  The other was an autograph I didn't have from @j0phe5 a nice 2017 Bowman Chrome 1st of Dylan Busby #CDA-DB & #'d 29/50.

Tuesday, July 18, 2023

Lexington Counter Clocks

I went to Lancaster to do pre-game autographs of the visiting Lexington Counter Clocks.  I was able to get 6 Players and a total of 34 autographs.  I had additional items for 2 more players but 1 was no longer with the team for family reasons I asked Barry Lyons if Abiatal Avelino was still with them and he said he came back for one game and left again.  The other was Merandy Gonzalez who was with the team but didn't come out for pregame.  The following is who and what I got signed.
  1. Barry Lyons - 6 Cards.
  2. Mitch Ghelfi - 2 Cards.
  3. Yeudy Garcia - 2 Cards. (Was tonight's Starting pitcher but was nice enough to stop and sign).
  4. Thomas Dillard - 10 Cards.
  5. Juan Carlos Sulbaran - 12 Cards. 

Friday, July 14, 2023

Lucas Hernandez

I purchased this Lucas Hernandez 2023 UEFA Club Competitions Topps Inception Star Quality Card from @JayBobSons on Twitter for $8 shipped seemed like a deal he had ripped a box and wasn't thrilled with the cards he received so I asked and bought the auto from the box these boxes are $399 or so on Ebay for 7 cards so I'm good with an Auto for $8..... Lucas is with FC Bayern Munich on the card but recently transferred to Paris Saint-Germain(PSG).

Thursday, July 13, 2023

Andrew Thurman

I received this 2014 Bowman Platinum Andrew Thurman # AP-AT #'d 143/199.  I claimed this card as part of #CCC_Friday on twitter from @derek_johnson21.

Wednesday, July 12, 2023

Spire City Ghost Hounds (Formerly Frederick)

I went to York to get pre & post game of visiting Spire City I was able to get a total of 9 Players including Starlin Castro which I needed on an SI Cover and 26 autographs also found a batting practice ball before the game.  The following is who and what I get signed and some pictures.
  1. Starlin Castro - Sports Illustrated & 3 Cards.
  2. Dovydas Neverauskas - a Card & 8x10.
  3. Zac Rosscup - a Card.
  4. Kole Cottam - 4 Cards.
  5. Raudy Read - 8x10 & 2 Cards.
  6. Jose Marmolejos -a Card.
  7. Jimmy Paredes - 3 8x10's & 3 Cards.
  8. Steven Brault - 3 Cards.
  9. Moises Sierra - 2 8x10's
Starlin Castro

Read, Neverauskas & Sierra 8x10's

Paredes, Castro SI & Game Ball

Tuesday, July 11, 2023

Night Ranger

Gettysburg Bike Week concert # 2 on Saturday July 8th.  Dave & I went to see Night Ranger with opening act Throwdown Jones.  Night Ranger did a little different set then I had been seeing on Setlist FM as in the middle they did some covers they usually do a Damn Yankees song or 2 due to Jack Blades, but they added 3 more covers for 3 other members of the band and bands they had played in Brad Gillis - Ozzy Osbourne, Keri Kelli - Alice Cooper & Kelly Keagy was in a Doors cover band before Night Ranger.... See the setlist link below.  All in all a great night of music and a lot of great songs.  Below are some pictures and links to some videos as well.


YouTube video Links: 

Night Ranger:

Don't Tell Me You Love Me:

(You Can Still) Rock in America:

Crazy Train (Ozzy Osbourne Cover):

Throwdown Jones:

Lovin' Touchin' Squeezin" (Journey Cover):


Brad Gillis

Jack Blades

Kelly Keagy

Keri Kelli

Eric Levy

Sunday, July 9, 2023

Ace Frehley

Dave and I went to the July 7th  Friday concert at the 2023 Gettysburg Bike Week event in Gettysburg PA.  The event runs Thurs-Sunday we got the 2 day pass for Friday & Saturday so we could attended both evening concerts.  The first was Former Kiss Guitarist Ace Frehley with his band.  Ace is 72 years old now and was never a great singer and the years have taken their toll but the music was great and the other guys in the band all sang the set was made up of a lot of early Kiss songs which was great.  The Opening act was Jasmine Cain 3 piece that did a mix of covers and originals. Below a couple pictures and links to a couple videos from the show.
Link to Ace's Set-List:

Thursday, July 6, 2023

Charleston Dirty Birds

I went to the game in York tonight to get autographs before and after the game I was able to get 6 different players and 20 total autographs.  As for the game York won 5-4 and now have a magic number of 1 to clinch the first half of the season.  In addition Telvin Nash had a strikeout so won an order of Cheesesticks as well.  all in all a good night.  Below is a list of who and what I got along with a couple pictures.

  1. Dwight Smith Jr. - A Card.
  2. Bobby Bradley - 2 Cards.
  3. Yefri Perez - a 3x5.
  4. Juan Perez - 2 8x10's.
  5. Eddie Butler - 3 8x10's & 4 Cards.
  6. Justin O'Conner - 7 Cards.