Friday, February 24, 2012

My Newest Matt Kemp Autograph


While everyone in the baseball world is talking about Ryan Braun, I'm thinking about the man I consider to be the true 2011 National League MVP, Matthew Ryan Kemp.Over the last few months I've been trying to pick up as many Kemp cards as possible, especially rookie cards.


Well, A few weeks back, I was opening packs of 2011 Topps Lineage, and I pulled a Freddie Freeman autograph. I had been trying to trade it, but none of the offers were good enough. That is until I met Eric on the Facebook page The Sports Card Hangout. I offered up my Freeman auto to the group and he was interested, so I took a look at his photbucket and that's when I saw a 2006 Topps '52 reprint Matt Kemp rookie auto. It was like a piece of art and I had to have it.



Eric and I were able to work out a deal. I threw in a 2010 Topps Triple Threads Steve Carlton jersey card and he threw in a 2002 Bowman Heritage Paul LoDuca auto I needed plus an Andy Pafko IP auto to sweeten the deal.





The blogosphere is a great place to meet fellow collectors and now I have a new outlet on Facebook. Thanks to Eric for this amazing trade. If anyone is interested in making a trade with Eric, you can contact him here.

19 comments:

  1. This is pretty awsome DB. Any Bison card is going to be very collectible.

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  2. HOLY. SHIT.

    Beautiful Kemp! Congrats!

    And apologies for the cursing. But damn. Damn damn damn.

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    1. Oh, curse away! You know I've got a dirty mouth.

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  3. Looks like a good deal to me! That Matt Kemp card is sick!

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  4. That's a very nice Kemp auto card, one of the better ones.

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  5. Thanks everyone! Not sure if you guys are on the Sports Card Hangout, but you should check it out.

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    1. I just joined. I hope to have the same good fortune as you and find myself a Kemp rookie auto haha.

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    2. Good luck. There are some good traders there. I would suggest posting some of your bait and letting people make offers.

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    3. I'm hoping to trade with this guy, I'm going through his PhotoBoucket and there's some sweeeet stuff haha.

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  6. Yeah, I told him I'd pass his photobucket to on to my friends.

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  7. SWEET AUTOS! Especially the Kemp. That is a beauty.

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    1. Thanks Arno! We getting you back in the blogosphere soon?

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  8. Nice Kemp...the REAL MVP...with 39 home runs and 40 stolen bases? HEEELLLLLZZZ YEA

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    1. You ain't lying! He'll get that hardware in 2012, and he'll get it by putting up better numbers than he did in 2011.

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  9. Awesome trade my man. I have been hunting for that card for a while now. @zuelos (twitter)

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    1. I got lucky on this one. That's a rarity for me.

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  10. Just picked up the kemp auto ( 52 reprint )on ebay. Any clue to it's value? I know it depends on condition.

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