Saturday, January 29, 2011

Forsberg comeback???

I heard the other day that the old Red Wing nemesis was skating around with the Avalanche team toying with the idea of making a comeback....brought back a lot of memories between the great epic battles between those two teams in the playoffs...favorite memory was good ol' Roy doing the Statue of Liberty pose thinking he made a great save and instead the puck was trickling in for a goal...anybody have others to share?....would love to hear them.

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Blaster box bonanza

Bought a blaster box of Bowman draft picks and a Bowman Platinum blaster box from Meijers the other day....have to say I was pleasantly surprised to get an auto in both boxes...nobody great yet but who knows  couple of years from now...would have liked to have gotten a couple of Tiger prospects but no dice on that

By the way, I have to give a big shout out to the Maize and Blue BB team for their win over Izzo and the Sparties tonite!!!   GO BLUE!!!!

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Michigan got it right!!

                                                             Welcome Brady Hoke!!

The more I read about Brady Hoke and after watching his opening press conference, there is no doubt in my mind that Michigan got the right coach to lead them back into prominence.  His initial coaching hires were solid and intriguing but the hire yesterday of Greg Mattison was HUGE! to say the least.  Here's a guy who brings instant credibility on the recruiting trail to the young men he will be talking to about coming to play for the Wolverines.  Well done Dave Brandon!! We have a true "Michigan Man" to lead the Maize and Blue in the years to come.  Here's an auto from my Legacy series and a few reprint subset of former covers from gameday programs from past years:

Saturday, January 15, 2011

What to do...What to do?

I got an offer in the Topps Redemption Giveaway today for a 1954 Topps Tiger card of Jim Delsing for the 1961 Topps of Phil Rizzuto All-Star card....

I made a trade of a 1972 Rennie Stennett for a 1972 Mickey Stanley...should I make the trade for the Tiger?  What to do?  What to do?

Here's the card I got in my trade .

Saturday, January 8, 2011

Getting it Right!!!!!!

It certainly has been an interesting first week in 2011 as UM has gone from getting crushed a week ago, to losing their coach and their "new coach" in the same week.  I say "new" because I'm pretty sure that Jim Harbaugh would have been here already as the new coach had Stanford gone 10-2 or even 9-3 this year...but that 11-1 and crushing win of VaTech the other night convinced the 49'ers to give Harbaugh the keys to their franchise. Thus, the coaching search debacle of 2007 has reared its ugly head again and we have to hope Dave Brandon this time gets it right and we don't turn into the Notre Dame of the last 20 years with revolving coaches.

Who will it be?  Les Miles is certainly getting a lot of support today after their win last night and is probably under major consideration by gut feeling he will NOT come but that just my opinion....I believe it will be Brady Hoke, the coach from San Diego St and a former UM assistant back in the 80's.  Everything I have read from him makes him sound like the real deal but he just doesn't have the WOW!! factor or name that everybody is looking for.  You know what?  Who heard of Jim Tressel from Youngstown St. a few years ago?  Only the most fanatic of college football geeks.  I think that turn out pretty well for the Buckeyes.  Key is, just get it right, whomever that it is....we don't need another coaching search for awhile.  Here's hoping Dave Brandon knows what he is doing.

Here's some more of my TK Legacy UM collection for you to enjoy:

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

More Topps Redemptions

Picked up some more redemptions..again, nothing great but at least a couple of older cards that I may trade for some older are the cards:

Sunday, January 2, 2011

Couple of more trades for Tigers ..Topps Redemption

                             traded for

                                  traded   for

Saturday, January 1, 2011

Trades made with Topps redemptions

One of the neat thing about the Topps million card redemption is that you can trade on line with others for cards you want ( for me that's Tigers)...I was able to trade a couple of my older cards for a couple of vintage cards of  Tigers...I was happy to get them...have gotten a lot of junk offers for the guy offered me about 60 junk cards for him...90% of  the 60 cards were from the '80s and '90s of no namers..I have a couple offers out for a Kaline for the would be nicer for my boy to have one of the great Tigers..we'll see what happens..I'll keep you posted.

                                 traded for

                                  traded for

Happy New Year!!

In honor of all the football games to be played today, including my beloved Wolverines, here's a few scans of my favorite collection, the TK Legacy University of Michigan Collection.  GO BLUE!!!!!

I was privileged to be at the Tim Biakabutuka game in the first card where they upset the Buckeyes when they were #2 and knocked them out of the title game. It was Charles Woodson's first year at UM.... Eddie George from OSU won the Hieseman Trophy that year but on that date, Timmy had one of the greatest games ever by any running back.

These are from one of the subsets, M-Stats which have a certain stat that lead to a UM cool thing about all of the series is that EVERY card is an on-card stickers at all.  I will be showing some different cards from the many subsets that make up the Signature series.