Friday, October 19, 2012

Dodger Autographs Served On A Sushi Platter

I've never sent an autograph request through the mail, but I've always wanted to. There are a lot of players and former players that I need for my autograph collection, I'm just too damn lazy to write to them. Luckily, my good friend Spiegel, from Nomo's Sushi Platter isn't as lazy as I am. He's been mailing autograph requests all year and it's definitely benefited both of us. See, we have this agreement in which I get autographs in person and he gets them through the mail, then we give each other any doubles we have. We did this throughout the baseball season.You can see some of the cards I've given him here and here.

As for my latest haul, Spiegel realy hooked me up. 

Hiroki Kuroda and Mike Marshall are my two favorites. I never got Kuroda's auto when he was in LA and I always regretted it. Now I have his sig! The Marshall is a bit of a sentimental auto for me. Mike Marshall was the first autograph I ever got. That was a million years ago at my local card shop in Chatsworth(there were five card shops in Chatsworth back in the day!). Anyway, I tore my parents place up looking for that autograph and I couldn't find it, so this is a nice replacement.

Thanks to Spiegel for all the TTM autographs. You can check out his blog Nomo's Sushi Platter here.

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

A Trade With The Snorting Bull Means New Kemps For Me!

I've made numerous trades over the last few years , but no one  has been as good of trade partner as Eric from The Snorting Bull. We've made four other trades in the past and just completed our fifth. Each one has involved at least one Matt Kemp card and this trade is no exception. He sent over two new Bisons for the collection this time.

The first one is this beautiful 2009 Upper Deck Signature Stars Trios card numbered to 30 which features one former Dodger, James McDonald and two current Dodgers, Chad Billingsley and of course Kemp. When we first started talking trade, the conversation began over a few 2012 Triple Threads cards. This triple signature piece was something that he remembered late in the negotiations, but I'm glad it was added as it's one of my favorites already.

Speaking of Triple Threads, we were able to involve one of the many Matt Kemp Triple Threads jersey cards Eric had in his possession. I had a few to pick from and I went with this statline card numbered to 27. It's a blue jersey piece that reads .324 39 126 IN 2011. Kemp's 2011 season was one for the ages and one I won't forget. In my opinion, Matty should have won MVP over Ryan Braun that year, but that's a discussion for another day. 

It was nice making another trade with Eric. I'm sure we've got another coming real soon. Don't forget to check out Eric's blog The Snorting Bull.

Sunday, October 7, 2012

Limited Edition Matt Kemp Draft Day Jersey Bobblehead

Anyone else going through bobblehead withdrawals? It's gonna be a while before we see any new Dodger bobbleheads, so in the meantime, check out this new limited edition Matt Kemp bobble from and Forever Collectibles. 

What we've got here is the Bison in a suit and Dodger cap holding up a jersey with his famous number 27. There were only 300 of these Matt Kemp Draft Day Bobbleheads produced and each one is serial numbered. readers can get 10% off by using the promo code BobblesGalore10 at checkout. To purchase this bobble click here.