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Collecting Yastrzemski - Feb. '14 / Jackie Robinson Day!

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I know it's been awhile since my last blog posting, but there has been a lot going on in my life here lately that has taken me away from adding much of anything new to my collection. So, I thought I'd let it build up a little bit before I posted a new entry.

I'll start off with updates regarding Michael for those who may have missed it. He made his first appearance in an Orioles uniform in ST when they played the Red Sox, going in as a pinch-runner & scored the first run for the O's that game. Carl was in attendance, so it made for a nice reunion for the two of them.

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And while he did stay on the O's roster until just a few days before Opening Day, I knew it was too early for him to make the big club. So, he started the 2014 season for the Delmarva Shorebirds, where he currently leads the team in Runs & RBI. With his continued hard work & success, I see him moving up to at least the Advanced A, Frederick Keys, team at some point this season. I am still looking to get my first piece of memorabilia of his from Delmarva.

I am also happy to report that I did finally reach Memorabilia SuperCollector status for my Yastrzemski family collection! My thread can be found here:

Still haven't heard anything back from my last submission for Baseball SuperCollector status as of yet, but I am still hopeful.

I did make a few new acquisitions from eBay since my last blog. Here are the newest pieces to my collection:

1964 Topps Venezuelan #182 Sox Sockers Yastrzemski / Schilling

2013 Elite Extra Edition Mike Yastrzemski auto redemptions #/740, #/200, #/100 & die-cuts #/200, #/100

Also picked up this nice lot of 22 '76-'78 discs of Yastrzemski, Fisk & Perez. I only needed 7 of the Yastrzemski's, but for $.50 apiece I couldn't pass them up.

Also made a couple of CC deals here on SCF for a pair of Yaz cards.

This may be my last blog posting for a while again, as we are looking to move closer to where I work so I don't have to deal with my 12 hour days lasting 15 hours anymore. But with any luck, we'll find a place with enough room for me to actually have a room to display my collection a little better.

I also added another autographed baseball to my collection, but haven't taken any pics of it yet. My family & I attended a TinCaps game Opening Week & I was fortunate enough to get a foul ball during the game & had the entire roster sign it that night after the game. I also was given a ticket from a coworker that won a set of 4 from work to attend last nights game. Came home empty handed when it came to memorabilia from the game. Thought I was going to get a grand slam ball, but it fell about 10 feet short of me staying in the field of play. Oh well, it was a great game & even better on Jackie Robinson Day! Even though the high temperature here didn't reach Jackie's number, baseball is baseball & I'll never pass up going to a game on an off day from work!

Well, that's just about it for this edition. As always, very special thanks go out to those that helped me add to my collection:
97S281_27 -
2012 Topps Tribute Carl Yastrzemski
scottkoz20 - 2009 SP Legendary Cuts #142 Carl Yastrzemski #/550

SuperCollector status: Carl 16.2%, Mike 100% & Michael 47.4%

Take care,


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