Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Penny's, Pennys' calling all Penny's

Holy (insert unholy thing here)!  The response to the contest has been awesome!  Keep it up!

So I read a lot of blogs, and I am already finding more to add to the list from the contest.  Along with that, my memory is faulty.  No, broke, my memory is broke!  Anyway, For a while I was seeing a blogger that was loving the late 90's inserts of one Penny Hardaway.  So I grabbed a few from the last card show I was at.  They had them in a nickel box!  But now, I don't remember who that blogger was!  Help me out fellas!

Want list is coming... and a Contest!!!

Update:Wantlist is up!

I'm trying to make my wantlist as user friendly as possible, but... I got no skills!  What do the rest of you do to keep a massive amount of wants in an organized manner???

Anyway, the reason you are all here... The Contest(AKA My shameless grab for attention)!

The rules are simple, leave a comment to be entered.  (Sorry, at least this time, only USA and Canada residents.  Sorry!)  Anyone publicizing the contest on their blog gets 2 extra entries (for a total of 3!), leave your blog address in the comments.  The contest will be open for a week* and then all entries go into good old Random.org.  3 randomization's and then the top 7 on the list will get prizes**!  And what are the prizes you ask???  1st entry in the randomization gets 1st pick, 2nd gets 2nd pick and 3rd gets 3rd pick... you get the picture!  Here they are!

2009 Icons 'Immortal Lettermen' Alan Page #'d /76 - Hall of Famer!
2009 Goodwin Champions 'Memorabilia Series' OJ Mayo
2010 UD Greats of the Game Jack Sikma auto
2009 Sweet Spot 'Sweet Swatch' Triple GU Mauer/Liriano/Morneau
2010 Topps Tribute Alex Rodriguez dual GU #'d /99
2005 Diamond Kings 'Timeline' Mike Mussina Dual GU #'d /1002007 Topps Highlights Ichiro GU

Good luck!

*Contest closes at 11PM Eastern/8PM Pacific on Tuesday June 7th!
**Each person can win only 1 prize.  If one person gets more than one of the prizes, the entries after the 7th will 'slide up' into the prizes.

The Diamond King

Monday, May 30, 2011

MLB Memorial Day Post

It's Memorial Day here in America! Time to remember ALL of those who have given to help make our country great.  I don't have the words or the space to do all of those people justice, so, this being a sports card blog, I'd like to honor just one as an example of all the blood, sweat and tears that have gone into making the USA great.

There have been many players that have seen time in the military, fewer who have seen active combat, but only one who was actively involved in 2 separate wars.  Jerry Coleman is the epitome or ideal example of what athletes have done in defending our nation. He is the only major league baseball player to have seen active combat in two wars—World War II and Korea. Jerry served three years in World War II at Guadalcanal, the Solomon Islands, and the Philippines, and two years in Korea. Jerry flew more than 120 combat missions, and on one in Korea, he landed his Corsair with a full bomb load, the plane flipped over, and the “Colonel” was nearly strangled by his helmet straps. He was awarded two Distinguished Flying Crosses, 13 air medals, and three Navy citations as a Marine aviator. Coleman is now 85.

Thanks Jerry!

The Diamond King

Sunday, May 29, 2011

E-Bay Misses #1

This is going to be a series of posts where I share an E-Bay lot that I bid on but didn't win.  Kind of my little crying spot!  Now, I don't spend much on the Bay, mostly because I don't have much to spend, so don't expect any near misses on 1933 Babe Ruth's or Bryce Harper Auto's.  OK, here goes!

Here is the link if you want to see..

I missed out on a set of 2005 Diamond Kings Team Timeline inserts!!

This is especially excruciating for me since I collect all things Diamond King.  It is pretty common to see these as singles, but almost never as a lot.  And I'm too cheap to do what it takes!  Maybe next time...

OK, let's do this!

If you look below, you will see that I haven't posted in a while.  OK, forever!  That's changing now.  I will be trying to post once a day for the foreseeable future.  I will slowly be introducing regular features, show off cards, put up trade bait and yes, like any good blog, there will be contests!  I will get up a wantlist ASAP and am more than willing to trade!  OK, let's do this!