Monday, May 21, 2012
Last week I bought a sweet Youk rookie at a great price. The seller shipped it out quick, but it took forever to get here. After looking at the Track and Confirm, I noticed the package sat in my hometown for two days before they decided to deliver it to me. Anyways here is a scan of the card.
Sunday, May 20, 2012
I knew this would happen eventually. Topps has officially started making hand print cards. While I think this is cool and a concept I had thought about over the past couple of years, I have to admit that it is a little odd. These cards are being inserted as box toppers in the new 2012 Topps Archives release. They are oversized and only available of one player, Cal Ripken Jr. Here is a video of Ripken "signing".
Tuesday, May 15, 2012
As many of you have noticed, most of my maildays are lower end jersey and cards of that nature. I don't want to dissapoint you, so I will start off with a nice jersey card /20. Mothers Day. -20youksox
Sunday, May 13, 2012
Monday, May 7, 2012
A couple of weeks ago, I had the opportunity to stop by my favorite card store, Pastime Cards and Collectibles in Yarmouth, MA. They don't have a website, but please check out their facebook page if you have a minute. I always love supporting local card stores like this one, and the owner is a really great guy. If you are ever on Cape Cod, I would highly recomend this store. When I happened to go in, Gypsy Queen had just been released, so I bought six packs of that. I did pretty well and I managed to pull two jersey cards. The first was of James Shields.
Sunday, May 6, 2012
A few days ago, I revieved a package from a sale on Blowout Cards. A member of the forum pulled a 2011 Gypsy Queen Kevin Youkilis Mini 1/1 Cyan Printing plate from a box of Gypsy Queen on the box breaks forum. We ended up agreeing on $32 for the Youk plate. Here is a scan of the card.
Saturday, May 5, 2012
A couple of weeks ago, I celebrated my birthday and got some cool sports related items. I only got one card, but it was a nice one. It is a 2009 Upper Deck Ultimate Collection Quad Jersey Autograph of Kevin Youkilis numbered 9/20.
Thursday, May 3, 2012
Rising up out of the Boston Red Sox farm system is arguably the hottest hitter in the entire minor leagues: 3B Will Middlebrooks. So many questions surround this 6'4'' 225 lb young star, all ranging from when he'll play on a regular basis to when he'll take over for Kevin Youkilis at the hot corner. Youkilis is currently on the 15-Day DL with a strained back, which is the perfect circumstance for Middlebrooks to show his ever-growing potential to become a big league all-star. Obviously, you don't want someone like Youkilis to be hurt, but it's definitely nice to see Middlebrooks have a shot. I feel that by the time David Ortiz hangs up the spikes or signs elsewhere, Youkilis will be towards the later half of his prime. This would be the perfect opportunity to try and move Youkilis into the DH slot, giving the up-and-coming Middlebrooks a starting spot, but still allowing Youkilis to bat and to play 3B on a handful of occasions (if needed). The other option, which is less popular (at least within the Boston fanbase), would be to move Youkilis to somewhere where he could be a DH, a first basemen, or even a third basemen. Looking at the possability, several likely candidates include Milwaukee, Oakland, and Cleveland. Milwaukee just lost their first baseman, Matt Gamel, due to a torn ligament in his knee(http://cbsprt.co/Ka8BLs). Oakland has two first basmen that could play on a daily basis, but both are not really top-notch starters. Daric Barton is off to a miserable start (http://es.pn/IxiobZ) and Kila Ka'aihue has potential that he never really lived up to in Kansas City, but he's not exactly the most disciplined hitter at the plate, something Youkilis could instill in him through mentoring(http://yhoo.it/JWdQgy). Cleveland has had a rough situation at first as well, with Casey Kotchman slumping badly (http://es.pn/riWdEM). All three teams also have prospects that could be found to Boston's liking. Besides, the Red Sox already have a DH-in-waiting in Ryan Lavaranway, who is currently with their AAA affiliate Pawtucket. Either way this works out, this whole situation should be interesting to watch unfold.