Sunday, July 31, 2022

The Blogger National Bat- Around

Every morning I have a routine that I go through when I open my phone, and that includes reading your awesome blogs.

Not sure how, but I managed to miss the blog bat-around that Cards over Coffee got started earlier this week. 

πŸ‘ Thanks to Fugi for posting on his blog today so that I didn't miss out.

πŸ“Œ You can call it a pick up instead of going all the way to Atlantic City, I'm certainly happy I found out about this card.

➡️ Going through my Matthew Boyd cards this weekend, I found a card that I hadn't yet entered into my Trading Card Database page.

πŸ’› This Topps Yellow 2019 Topps card has been in the Boyd Binder for quite a while, but, just missed's not the last one that I'll find.

1️⃣5️⃣0️⃣ Entering that overlooked card had allowed me to hit a milestone, of sorts, on TCDB, 150 different Matthew Boyd baseball cards entered onto my page.

⚾️ I've actually been to one National, back in the mid 1990s in Atlanta....and, hey, being that The National is back in Chicago next year might just give me a reason to go back. 

πŸ‘Thanks for taking time out of your day to read my blog, it's much appreciated. 

😎 Hope your Sunday was a good one, and, as always, Play BALL! ⚾️

Tuesday, July 19, 2022

Tigers Card Tuesday- 2022 Topps All-Star Card

Tonight is the 92nd MLB All-Star Game, and will be played at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles. 

The famed ballpark at Chavez Ravine, it's been the Dodgers home since 1962. 

It will be the first All-Star Game at Dodger Stadium since 1980.

It's very fitting that the game is at the Dodgers ballpark, as it's the teams 60th Anniversary playing there, as well as 2022 being the 75th Anniversary of Jackie Robinson's first game in 1947, and... it's the 100th Happy Baseball Birthday! of the beautiful Mrs. Robinson, Rachel, born on this day in 1922! 

πŸ…⚾️ This year the Detroit Tigers have two All-Stars, Gregory Soto, and, Miguel Cabrera. 

For Cabrera, this is his 12th time coming to the Mid- Summer Classic, and, his first selection since the 2016 season.

Yesterday my amazing wife, Tracy, brought me this card home.

         2022 Topps All-Star Baseball
                Miguel Cabrera 

She also got me a HUGE bag of Cracker Jacks, as well as a couple of old wax packs to open up.

⭐️⭐️I'm all set for tonight's game.⭐️⭐️

Have a great night, enjoy the game, and, as always, Play BALL! ⭐️⚾️⭐️⚾️

Saturday, July 2, 2022

Hitting 500K!

Seeing this surprised me when I checked in on the blog today.

Last I knew I was somewhere in the mid 400k area, and, because I've slowed down on the posts as of late, I didn't think 500,000 page views was gonna happen anytime soon.

It's been a little over 12 years since I started this blog, and I'm so grateful for all the people who've taken time out of their very busy lives to give it a read.

My health has really taken its toll on my ability to blog like I did just a few years ago, but I try as best I can, especially on events and milestones like Riley Greene making his big league debut, a cool Blog Batt Around, or, when it's a good Happy Baseball Birthday! 

Hey, it's former Tigers 1st Baseman Sean Casey's Happy Baseball Birthday! today! 

                πŸ…  48th, Mr. Casey! πŸ…

Many thanks, again, to one, and all, I'm truly a blessed man.

Have a great 4th weekend! 

Play BALL! ⚾️