Card of the Day: John Patterson 1993 Score Boys of Summer #13

Card of the Day: Mike Schmidt 2001 Upper Deck Hall of Famers – The Endless Summer #3

“Pin-Up” of the Week: 2012 London Summer Olympics White iPhone Pin

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Attendees to the 2012 Summer Olympics in London could have walked into an Apple Store and picked-up one of four different pins.  Apple gave away pins designed to look like a white iPhone, black iPhone, white iPad, and a black iPad.  Each one features the United Kingdom flag on the screen.  They are quite easy to come by and cost just a few dollars.

Speaking of the iPhone.  Have you downloaded the Sports Card Album app yet?  Its pretty much the best thing to hit the hobby since the rookie card.

My 2011 Summer Movie Summary… So Far

Let’s face it.  This summer has been one of the best for movie goers, especially if you’re into superheroes.  So far this summer I’ve been to the movies five times.  I don’t think I’ve ever been to the movies that many times in one summer before.  Ranking them in order from most favorite to least favorite, I’ve seen:

  1. Captain America: The First Avenger
  2. Thor
  3. X-Men: First Class
  4. Transformers: Dark of the Moon
  5. Green Lantern

Marvel films are kicking ass when compared to DC Comics.  All these individual films leading their way up to The Avengers is just amazing.  I’m totally excited to see it!!! After seeing the trailer for The Avengers that’s at the end of Captain America, just makes me want to see it even more.  Iron Man, Thor, Captain America, Hulk, Hawkeye, Nick Fury and many more all in one movie is just mind blowing.

If I had it my way, I’d have Christopher Nolan direct every DC Comics movie.  He has done a great job with the Batman films, making them feel down right dirty, gritty, and truly lifelike.  I look forward to seeing The Dark Knight Rises next summer.  After his epic Batman conclusion, I’m interested in seeing what he can do with Superman.  I wish he would have taken on Green Lantern.  I’m not saying Green Lantern was bad, it was just choppy.

Cowboys and Aliens and Rise of the Planet of the Apes look like fun, so I might see those.  As far as superhero films go, it looks like their finished for this summer.  Next summer is right around the corner – The Avengers, The Amazing Spider-Man, and The Dark Knight Rises.


Throwback Batters Coming This Summer

Lil’ Teammates is introducing throwback batters this summer.  I’m glad to see these little guys are growing in popularity.  I gotta get one wearing a Phillies powder blue uniform.


PHOTOS: Lou Marson / Card Show & Eagles Summer Event

Yesturday I made my way down to the Park City Center, located in Lancaster, PA, where they had a sports card & memorabilia show.  A little after 12:00 p.m. Lou Marson of the Phillies arrived to sign autographs.  This was the first time I had been to a show at the Park City Center and I didn’t know what to expect.  The dealers were really spread apart, but thats probably because they wanted customers to walk all over the mall.  I did pickup a few things:

  • Carlos Ruiz 2005 Donruss Classics Auto #’ed/1200
  • (1) 2008 Upper Deck Philadelphia Phillies World Series Box Set
  • (1) Hobby Box of 2009 Upper Deck Draft Football – will post the results later

One dealer had a really nice Richie Ashburn Cut Signature, but he wanted $200.00 for it and wouldn’t negotiate on the price.



Lou Marson signing my bat


I think this looks really cool.  I hope Marson makes it back up to the Phillies soon.


I give this show an overall rating of 3 hot dogs out of 5 (1=poor  5=perfect).  The dealers were really spread out, and PAC Signatures who got Marson to come to the show said he would be signing in the Center Court, but I later found out he was going to be near Sears.  The person working at the mall information desk had no idea what was going on and I think PAC Signatures should have communicated a little better with the mall.  Other than a few miss communications, I found a lot of wax and Phillies stuff.

Across town over at the Rockvale Outlets, the Philadelphia Eagles had a summer event where they had the cheerleaders, SWOOP, and a few players signing autographs.  The players included: Stewart Bradley, Juqua Parker, Todd Herremans, and Quintin Demps.  Driving in you could see the line people were in to get autographs.  It must have been over 200 yards long, so I decided not to wait in line.  I stayed for a little while and got a few pictures.


Stewart Bradley throwing footballs into the crowd


Eagles Cheerleaders 🙂

Eagles End Zone Summer Event

On Saturday June 13th 2009 the Philadelphia Eagles will be coming to the Rockvale Outlets in Lancaster, PA.  The event is scheduled to go from 12 – 3 and as of right now Stewart Bradley and Todd Herremans look to be coming to sign autographs.  They expect a few other players to show up too.  I will be down in Lancaster that day at the Park City Center for a show and autograph signing with Lou Marson.  I might try and get over to the Eagles signing as well depending on how much time I spend at the show.  Either way get ready for some photos and a report!

For more information about the Eagles End Zone Summer Event click here.