Wednesday, April 25, 2012

And the Free Rockies card winner is....

The Pirates beat the Rockies yesterday 5-4 after coming back from being behind twice.  It was an adrenaline filled game to watch and I was happy to see the Bucs pull it out.

Today marked a double header which started with James McDonald carrying a no-no into the 7th inning.  There were lots of careless baserunning mistakes made by the Pirates that cost them that game.  The Bucs lost 2-1 in the opener of the double header despite JMac throwing a one hitter over 7 innings.

In the second game, the Bucs bats were dormant like they had been all season until the 5th inning when everything clicked and Rockies outfielder Carlos Gonzalez lost a couple fly balls in the sun.  The heart of the Pirates order made those mistakes pay as Garrett Jones and Pedro Alvarez hit back to back homers to put the Bucs up 4-0.  The Pirates would eventually win the game 5-1 and my favorite Pirates pitcher Charlie Morton got the win.

So...what's that mean to my followers?  Someone's getting a free card.

Since I didn't show off the card prior to the contest, I will show it now.  It's a 2009 UD USA Baseball jersey relic of 2010 first round prospect Drew Pomeranz that was the key piece of the Ubaldo Jimenez trade.  Drew has had a shaky start to the 2012 season, but could still be a key part of the Rockies rotation for years to come.

Now to enter the info into

 here's the randomization once


and three times the charm since it was a 3 game series.


The Pirates are off tomorrow but will be heading south for a 4 game series against the Atlanta Braves

Since I'm talking about the Rockies, I figured it would be a good time to show off a 2 for 2 trade that I made with hiflew from Cards From the Quarry.  Below you can see my shiny heritage pickups that I got for a Todd Helton relic and Randey Dorame AUTO.  The Bullington is my first and likely only jersey relic I will ever own of the former #1 pick.  It's a shame that the card came a little roughed up by the USPS.

Be sure to check out my future posts for a chance to win a Jason Heyward AUTO when the Bucs go to Atlanta.


  1. Is it too early to say "Go Bucs! Maul the Braves!"?

    Cause I'm saying it anyways.

  2. Damn, I'm sorry the Bullington was damaged. I should have taken more care with mailing, but I hadn't had any problems with my PWE mailing format before.

    I'll make it up to you next time.