Tuesday, November 17, 2009

My 3 Top Autographs (well, some of my faves I already have pictures of on my computer)

Wow, that's a long title. Hey guys, Drew back here, showing 3 already taken pictures of 3 of my favorite on card autographs, and some other random ones I may show at the end. Enjoy!

OK, number 3 is.....

2008 Topps Allen & Ginter Jeff King TTM Auto
Well, before I explain why this means so much to me, I must say that Jeff King is one of the best Iditarod racers of all time (sorry Kanye)! He's won a few, and I got to follow his stats last year in English class. So, my second TTM ever (Brad Smith of the Jets 1st, still waiting for that) went out to Mr. King, and he sent back this and an autographed index card, which I cut up around it and put it in a frame (yeah, it did look nice), and gave it to my English teacher. So, my 1st TTM return has to be up there.

Number 2 goes to.....

1994 Nabisco All Stars Bob Gibson Auto
Well, you guys just saw it that I got a few days ago, but how can somebody as good as Bob Gibson NOT get in this top 3? Seriously. Nice auto, cool picture (even without logos, study this Upper Deck), and an amazing pitcher to finish.

And number 1.....

2007 Upper Deck Sweet Spot Ryan Zimmerman Autograph #ed/10!!!
This is an amazing card, one of my favorites, he's an all star 3rd baseman (one I'd like to see in pinstripes), and he has a sweet sig (get it?). Only limited to 10 copies makes this card the coolest!

Some other possible nominees are....

2007 Upper Deck Sweet Spot Signatures Brian Bruney Auto /99
Yeah, still got a man crush on him, don't laugh, he's the man!

2007 Upper Deck Masterpieces Jason Bay Auto
Yeah I hate him, and actually, yeah, this is for trade, but it is an awesome card, plus a nice autograph. It is a "Stroke of Genius" indeed.

2007 Upper Deck Sweet Spot Adam Lind RC Auto
Love the helmet, and another sweet signature!

2008 Donruss Gridiron Gear Dexter Jackson Pull Out Auto
Very unique card to finish it out. You pull the side piece and the piece of jersey with the auto drags out. Nothing special about Jackson but the card is cool.

Thanks Dinged Corners for the great idea, and I hoped you guys enjoyed it! See Ya!


  1. For the dogs, the Iditarod is a bottomless pit of suffering. Six dogs died in the 2009 Iditarod, including two dogs on Dr. Lou Packer's team who froze to death in the brutally cold winds. What happens to the dogs during the race includes death, paralysis, frostbite (where it hurts the most!), bleeding ulcers, bloody diarrhea, lung damage, pneumonia, ruptured discs, viral diseases, broken bones, torn muscles and tendons and sprains. At least 142 dogs have died in the race. No one knows how many dogs die after this tortuous ordeal or during training.

    On average, 52 percent of the dogs who start the race do not make it across the finish line. According to a report published in the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine, of those who do finish, 81 percent have lung damage. A report published in the Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine said that 61 percent of the dogs who complete the Iditarod have ulcers versus zero percent pre-race.

    Iditarod dog kennels are puppy mills. Mushers breed large numbers of dogs and routinely kill unwanted ones, including puppies. Many dogs who are permanently disabled in the Iditarod, or who are unwanted for any reason, including those who have outlived their usefulness, are killed with a shot to the head, dragged, drowned or clubbed to death. "Dogs are clubbed with baseball bats and if they don't pull are dragged to death in harnesses......" wrote former Iditarod dog handler Mike Cranford in an article for Alaska's Bush Blade Newspaper.

    Dog beatings and whippings are common. During the 2007 Iditarod, eyewitnesses reported that musher Ramy Brooks kicked, punched and beat his dogs with a ski pole and a chain. Jim Welch says in his book Speed Mushing Manual, "Nagging a dog team is cruel and ineffective...A training device such as a whip is not cruel at all but is effective." "It is a common training device in use among dog mushers..."

    Jon Saraceno wrote in his March 3, 2000 column in USA Today, "He [Colonel Tom Classen] confirmed dog beatings and far worse. Like starving dogs to maintain their most advantageous racing weight. Skinning them to make mittens.. Or dragging them to their death."

    During the race, veterinarians do not give the dogs physical exams at every checkpoint. Mushers speed through many checkpoints, so the dogs get the briefest visual checks, if that. Instead of pulling sick dogs from the race, veterinarians frequently give them massive doses of antibiotics to keep them running.

    Most Iditarod dogs are forced to live at the end of a chain when they aren't hauling people around. It has been reported that dogs who don't make the main team are never taken off-chain. Chained dogs have been attacked by wolves, bears and other animals. Old and arthritic dogs suffer terrible pain in the blistering cold.

    The Iditarod, with all the evils associated with it, has become a synonym for exploitation. The race imposes torture no dog should be forced to endure.

    Margery Glickman
    Sled Dog Action Coalition, http://www.helpsleddogs.org

  2. the people on the post right alot and use correct grammer and puncation so i think i will to
    The selection is very comentary. I think they are good. Good stuff those baseball cards, good stuff.

  3. drew, aren't the nabisco and stroke of genius autos the absolute best? if we had to choose only two sets to try and complete on earth, those might be it.

  4. those are some great cards! those stroke of genius cards are beautifull!


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