Guess The Set – November 23, 2018

Can you Guess The Set?  This evening I’ll post the correct answer in the comment section and on Twitter.  Good luck!

Hint – “Mistletoe can be deadly if you eat it.”

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Guess The Set – March 23, 2018

Can you Guess The Set?  This evening I’ll post the correct answer in the comment section and on Twitter.  Good luck!

Hint – Roads?  Where we’re going, we don’t need roads.

Guess The Set – February 23, 2018

Can you Guess The Set?  This evening I’ll post the correct answer in the comment section and on Twitter.  Good luck!

Hint – Only one card, but lots of gum per box.

Guess The Set – Friday, June 23, 2017

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Its that time of the week again.  Can you Guess The Set?  I’ll reveal the answer in the comment section of this post and on Twitter around 8:00 p.m. EST tonight.  Have a nice day!

Panini’s 2013 NSCC Checklist Includes Top Rookies… Even Puig

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Panini announced today that 23 rookies will be included within their 2013 National Sports Collectors Convention base set.  These top rookies will come from baseball, football, basketball, and hockey.  Even the Dodgers phenom Yasiel Puig has found his way in.  Every base rookie will be serial numbered to 499, each will have a Cracked Ice parallel and Progressions cards limited to five copies of four different colors.  It wouldn’t surprise me if collectors are already lined up.

Phillies vs. Rays – 6/23/12

The Phillies took down the Rays 7-6 yesterday when Jim Thome hit a walk-off homer in the bottom of the 9th.  I also got to see Rollins hit a 2-run blast, and Pierre hit a 3-run shot.  It was a great day for a game.

I’ve been wanting to get one of those golf shirts you see The Sarge and Tom McCarthy wear in the broadcast booth, but you can only get them at the Majestic Clubhouse Store inside Citizens Bank Park.  I found a nice navy blue shirt with a white Phillies “P” in the corner.  They were also having a special on pins.  Buy three and the fourth is free.  I jumped all over that.

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The Harry Kalas Memorial Statue

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Jimmy Rollins with Pierre on deck

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Hunter Pence with Ruiz on deck

PENN STATE: Tailgate at the Dome Photos

Last night I attended the Tailgate at the Dome benefit for the Lycoming County United Way.  I was able to get a lot of great photos and autographs.  Check them out!

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Outside the Generations Sports Dome – Muncy, PA

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Inside the Dome

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Josh Gaines, Kevin Kelly, & Tyrell Sales

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Blair Thomas – Is a member of PSU’s 1986 National Championship team, Thomas was a 1989 All-American and a two-year starter.  He finished second on the Nittany Lions all-time rushing list with 3,301 yards and 21 touchdowns, just 97 yards shy of the school record held by Curt Warner.  He was a 1989 Heisman Trophy runner up behind Houston quarterback Andre Ware.  He was a first round draft pick by the New York Jets in 1990.  His NFL career spanned six seasons with the Jets, Patriots, Cowboys, and Panthers.

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Kenny Jackson – was PSU’s first All-American wide receiver; he held 27 school records by his senior year in 1983.  He was a two-time All-American and member of the 1982 National Championship team.  He still ranks second in the school’s receiving yards with 2,006.  He was the first-round pick of the Philadelphia Eagles in 1984.  His NFL career included eight seasons with the Eagles and Houston Oilers.  He finshed his pro career with 126 receptions for 2,170 yards and 11 touchdowns.

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Shane Conlan – Is a member of both the 1982 and 1986 National Championship teams, Conlan’s PSU career included 272 tackles, including a school record 186 solos.  In 1985 & 86 he was named an All-American at outside linebacker, making him the sixth two-time All-American at Penn State.  He was selected as the number one draft pick by the Buffalo Bills in 1987 and was named NFL Defensive Rookie of the Year.  He was named to three straight Pro Bowl teams from 1988-1990.  He played in three Super Bowls with the Bills and finished his NFL career playing with the Rams from 1993-1995.

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D.J. Dozier – One of the few athletes in history to play both in the National Football League and Major League Baseball.  He scored the winning touchdown in Penn State’s 1987 National Championship Fiesta Bowl victory over Miami.  He was drafted in the first round of the 1987 NFL Draft by the Minnesota Vikings.  He played for the Vikings and Lions and had a career rushing average of 4.0 yards per carry and averaged 5.3 yards per carry in his final 1991 season.  In 1990 he signed with the New York Mets as an amateur free agent.  He made his major league debut in 1992 and played one season with the Mets.

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D.J. Dozier being interviewed by Gabe Sinicropi

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They were selling these really cool black/gold Rawlings Penn State footballs.  I think I might take this to The National Sports Collectors Convention if any former Penn State players come.

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Updated picture of my football: Greg Pruitt, Larry Little, Paul Krause, Mike Merriweather, Levon Kirkland, Blair Thomas, Kenny Jackson, D.J. Dozier, and Shane Conlan