Manny and Big Papi, two more names are revealed

The New York Times is reporting that Dodgers outfielder Manny Ramirez and Red Sox DH David Ortiz were on the list of 104 players that tested positive for steroids in 2003. This is huge news because you can now argue that the Red Sox world Championships in 04 and 07 are tainted due to that fact that the two leaders of the team used steroids. This is the second reported time Manny has been caught using illegal substances and the first for Big Papi.

You can also call Ortiz a lier now because earlier in the year Ortiz said that he believed thaqt players that took steroids should be banned for a year and that he would never take steriods. The whole is is just going to come on one at a time and it will take forever. Please, just realease the whole thing, Im getting tired of this. Of couse that isent going to happen because the Players Union would probebly sue. For now we just have to wait a while for another name to come out then wait again.

You can view the detailed list of notable players that used steroids here or look at my little pic that I put together on this post.

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Buehrle’s perfect game sparks uproar on Ebay

Mark Buehrle made all the headlines today when he threw a perfect game, only the 18th perfect game ever. Buehrle already had a no-hitter in his career, and a second no-hitter and his first perfect game are now on his resume amazing. His perfect game was kept alive by a ridicouious rob by Dewayne Wise at the wall in the 9th. A huge day in baseball.

With this perfect game, many collectors are hitting ebay to grab Buehrle’s most prized rookie, a 2000 Bowman Chrome rookie. Surprisingly, he doesn’t have many autograph cards even know he is very genoris when it comes to signing. This 2000 Bowman Chrome rookie is actually going for low prices, unless you prefer it BGS 10 graded in mint condition.

You can view all of Mark Buehrle’s cards here.

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Congrats to Mark Buehrle!

Pack Break: 09 O-Pee-Chee Baseball

As I said earlier, I also picked up a pack of O-Pee-Chee at Wally World 🙂 to give you guys some info on it. Also like I said earlier in my 09 Icons break post, Dominic will have a box break of the one and only 2009 Topps Allen & Ginter( or TANG:see two posts down)! O-Pee-Chee isnt as talked about but for those of you thinking about collecting it, I will give you some info.

1 pack of O-Pee-Chee goes for 2 bucks at Wal-mart and a hobby is around 55 smakin bucks depending on where you buy.

There are 6 cards per pack. Heres what I pulled.

Alex Rios

Bengie Molina

Jonathan Papelbon

Conor Jackson Black Parallel

Johan Santana Moments

Jered Weaver

I thought this was a nice pack highlighted with the Conor Jackson Black Parallel and the Johan Santana Moments card. Again nice players but the design could use some work. Overall it was a good pack but I dont think I would want to collect the 600 card set. There will be many more pack breaks in the future to give you some info the the set as well as boxs breaks in the near future.

Pack Break: 2009 Upper Deck Icons

Well I went to wal-mart yesterday and picked up a pack of Icons and a pack of O-Pee-Chee. Unfortunately Wally World didnt have any Allen & Ginter so I cant give you a pack review of that. Dont worry though, Dominic will be breaking a box of 2009 Topps Allen & Ginter here in the next couple of days as well as a few other hobby boxs. Well any way lets get to the pack break.

Each pack of 2009 Upper Deck Icons is about 2 bucks and contains 5 cards.

Ryan Dumpster:) no,that’s not a typo

Jose Reyes

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A.J Burnett

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Micheal Young

Jay Bruce-BRUUUUUUUCE!broken wrist-jo!(kidding)

I’m kinda disappointed that there weren’t any inserts in the pack. A good pack of players, though, plus Brucey! I guess if your just trying to complete the base set this could be good but most people that are collecting Icons are probably going after the inserts and parallels, t0o. Coming later is my pack break of O-Pee-Chee and Dominic’s box break of 2009 Topps Allen & Ginter, or TANG(see post below.)

Meaningless Question

With all the hype of Allen and Ginter, I was wondering what your thoughts on giving the term the abbreviation of TANG?…as the title states it, this is practically meaningless, so if you would like to spend the next minute or so of your life doing something productive such as cataloging plant species, or taking a walk in the park, please do so.

I thought that if some of us refer to it as T A&G, why not make it quicker and just simply state it as TANG?

 

Just let me know what you think in the comments and vote in the poll.

Finally!

A few weeks ago King James made the headlines when he reportly got dunked on by a college kid from Xaiver. Nike then confiscated the tape and nobody has seen it. UNTIL NOW! Tmz has the tape and they are going to be releasing it on there website today. Once its released I will post it here. You can watch it when it comes out on TMZ here.

 

UPDATE:

There has been a better, much more clear video realeased of the dunk by ebaumnation.com , in which you can actually see what is going on. Go over and check out the site and watch the video if you havent already.  Now that we can actually review the infamous dunk, this is an epic FAIL. 

From what it has been hyped up to I was expecting some major dunk that Lebron just got knocked out on, but after watching it a couple of times, I’m questioning whether or not he truly got dunked on.  He had come over to help because whoever was guarding this Mr. Crawford got blown away and Jordan was heading for the rim.  Lebron got there just in time to get a little action of the dunk, I don’t seem to realize how this could technically be called getting dunked.  He wasn’t even in front of him, he was coming at him at an angle.  

Alright, now that you’ve just heard me babble on about the subject, I don’t know how to feel about this whole ordeal. I’ve been raging about some of the things people have been saying about this, blowing out it way outta proportion(including myself after just now breaking down  if this could technically be called getting dunked on.) 

In ways this was a let-down to even people like me.  In my opinion if this is what Nike was hiding all along, they shoulda just released the video in the first place and this wouldnt have even been that bigga deal, but comphenscating the video and going to all that trouble has caused many to even change their opinions about Lebron and the Nike company itself.

Well thats all I got for ya on this subject.

2009 UD Icons Baseball: worth collecting?

2009 Upper Deck Icons was recently released, and following Allen & Ginter, its not getting much love. For 80 bucks a box you can pull two Letterman patch cards(manufactured, obviously), two memorabilia cards, and one autograph card as well as five #’d inserts and parallels. I’m really not going crazy over the manufactured Letterman patches, although the autographed Letterman patchs might make up for the unsigned celebrity patches.

I do like to see the rookies #’d to 999, and the rookie auto’s #’d up the 600. Also, the idea to place one insert per pack is appealing to some people, as it keeps breaking a box consistent. The auto stickers aren’t as bad as everyone is writing them off to be, but I really think Icons needs to add a better background to the inserts and rookie cards, they can do better than a boring brown background.

Overall I do think Icons does deserve some credit for being released the same month as Allen & Ginter,  but its not stealing any of the spotlight away from Allen & Ginter.

You can find the complete checklist here.

Rick PorcelloAnd what is up with this Rick Porcello error card, really??

Jeremy Piven

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