Friday, October 31, 2014

It started with Russ, it's ending with Russ

I hope this isn't an omen of things to come by me stating the above headline in case Russell Martin leaves for free agency, but I thought it would be a good idea to bookend my Save Second Base by spotlighting the catcher who threw out a lot of potentials stealers of second base over the last two years.  It's almost inevitable that Russ will leave for another team via free agency, most likely the Dodgers.
2014 Topps Pink Parallel 9/50

During his very brief time in Pittsburgh, I legit had a man crush on him and his giant beard.  Now I know why Greg at Plaschke, Thy Sweater is Argyle collects him so much.  He's an easy guy to root for and a heck of a baseball player.

Last year, the Martin 2013 Topps Chrome featured him tagging out a player at the plate and I have been rainbow collecting it since.  I'm thinking about rainbowing this one too.  It's just a great looking play at the plate.

Since today is Halloween, I thought it be good to show off some boob worthy Halloween costumes.

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Jason Heyward Auto

We're getting close to the end of my Save Second Base event. Keep the comments coming. This card concludes my 2014 reverse box which I was able to finish for $85 under cost.

As has been customary all month I will finish out with what we're trying to save. Kate Upton should model them off nicely again.

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Jordy Mercer year in review

Way way way back in June, I showed off my Jordy Mercer 2013 Topps camo parallel.  As expected, Jordy Mercer due to his offensive upside grabbed the starting shortstop position from Clint Barmes in 2014 and although it took him a little longer than expected to get going, he provided enough offense to beat his previous career highs in nearly every offensive category.  Many felt that Mercer didn't have the range or agility to stick at shortstop, but he made several plays in the field during the year that rivaled those of other NL shortstops.  On top of that he finished the year in the top 5 for fielding percentage among NL shortstops.

2013 Topps Pink Parallel 15/50 
During the months of June, July, and August Jordy's bat reached his true upside belting 7 homeruns and hitting .289 with 31 RBI often times hitting in the number 8 spot in the lineup and getting very few pitches to hit due to hitting in front of the pitcher.

The above pink parallel of Jordy ran me $6 delivered.  Mercer appears to be the Pirates opening day shortstop when the season opens for 2015, but switch hitting shortstop prospect Alen Hanson could potentially be up mid season if Mercer scuffle

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

2 for 1 Tuesdays

Earlier in the month, I showed off a pair of pink Gregory Polanco cards and now I'm going to do the same for Tyler Glasnow.

I already showed off a Rize auto of Glasnow, but the price on these things were soooo cheap that I had to pick them up while I could.  These were bought for around $12 long before he debuted on a Bowman Chrome card and before this season when he continued to dominate and became MiLB pitcher of the year.

I figured an image of Paulina Gretzky (blonde) and her model friend would help the 2 for Tuesdays

Monday, October 27, 2014

Morton Monday: Bringing pink back!!!!

With the lack of Andrew McCutchen pink parallels in my collection, I had to bring back an old frined to help close out the final Monday on Pink Parallel Breast Cancer Awareness Save the Boobies Month.  Here's a card that I have had since Series 1 was released earlier this year.
Charlie had a great season despite his Win-Loss record and multiple stints on the DL.  He set personal bests for hits/9 (8.2), K/9 (7.2), and WHIP (1.27).  He still holds a career record of 36-61 over 7 seasons so he's not going to be getting any HOF votes when he retires, but he's still a very good mid rotation guy with very little run support since reinventing himself in 2011.  One thing that Charlie continues to do is hit too many batters by pitching too close inside.  For 2103 and 2014 he lead the National League in hit batsmen.

Below is my 2014 rainbow of Morton cards (excluding the minis) which I am saving all for future posts.

First up the numbered parallels

Then the base and retail exclusives

And finally some boobage cause this is Save Second Base month after all.
Since Charlie Morton is such a powerful part of my collection, I thought a sexy female cosplaying Power Girl was appropriate.

Sunday, October 26, 2014

Football Sunday: Troy Polamalu dons the Pink

It's Sunday and that means....FOOTBALL!!!!

Since this will be my final Save Second Base Football post, I figured I should show off one of my favorite NFL players ever, Troy Polamalu.

I bought this pink parallel off COMC a long time ago for only around $1.50 if I remember correctly.  It's numbered to 399 unlike the baseball pink refractors.
And now to show off women with his hair and of course...boobs

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Sexy Saturday: Miki Black

When I was planning out this all pink month to Save Second Base, I came across a handful of Benchwarmers cards that interested me enough to grab an autograph.

I already showed off a Brooke Morales autograph because BASEketball was one of my favorite sports movies when I was younger.  I also grabbed an autograph of former St. Pauli Girl Lager pinup Katarina Van Derham.

Today I'm showing off another autograph (numbered to only 25 copies too) that I grabbed for under $3.

Normally I don't show off the backs of cards, but this one is so good I had to

If you have never heard of Miki Black don't feel too bad.  She has her own youtube channel that you can check out or if you want a good laugh check out the youtube video Harry Potter in the Hood.  She's one of the hotties gettin' down with Harry.