Archive for June 2010
Stephen Strasburg's cards have been lighting up the hobby more than his 98 MPH Fastball and there have been plenty of things to talk about. His 2010 SuperFractor sold for more than $16,000 and was promptly graded by BGS. The story doesn't end, as the card is given a 9.5 Gem Mint grade with centering that is noticibly off. I am Joe Collector pointed this out in this blog post along with photographs of BGS centering grades. We discuss this along with his recently released 2010 Topps Series 2 #661 Redemption & eTopps Card.
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I tease throughout the show that I would discuss some Bengals draft picks but I never talked about it. So here are the players I thought might have an impact for us this season.
Jermaine Gresham - this guy is our #1 and is a tall/athletic TE. He probably will only play on certain packages to begin with as the Bengals have some depth at the position, but he is the future of the passing game if he develops.
Dezmon (Dez) Briscoe - A late round pick, that appeared to flash some great footwork and burst when I was watching video of him online. However, his hands and toughness might keep him off the field most of the year. The Bengals can develop WR's so it will be interesting to see how this works out.
Jordan Shipley - Seems like the Bengals are very high on this WR. He plays the slot role and we certainly have an opening there for him. He won't start - but he will have plenty of opportunities to make plays much like Austin Collie did for the Colts last season.
- Listen to Show #55 Below -
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There really is no topic for the show today, however we discuss some Baseball Prospects that might be the next to catch fire this season. We also talk about the month ahead and the one that just past. Its been a busy month for Sports Card Collectors. We'll go more in-depth on the Upcoming Releases including Topps Allen & Ginter Baseball and Donruss Elite Football.
Mike Stanton - Has been playing extremely well and looks like he is on the fast track to the majors. Not the first time we talked about Mike or Micheal Stanton - and it probably won't be the last.
Starlin Castro - Probably the third time his name has come up, but for good reason. I always say that prospects that play for the Cubs, Yankees or Red Sox have an edge because of the fan bases those clubs have. Even if Starlin Castro is not a 'super-star' solid and consistent number will make him stand out in Chicago.
Jose Iglesias - We originally talked about him before he had any real trading cards on the market. Mainly for the same reasons I mention above except he plays for the Red Sox. He has a card in 2010 Bowman Baseball and I would consider this to be his Rookie or RC card + worth looking into.
Brandon Belt - Don't know much about this guy, other than my brother was watching a bunch of his cards last week. My brother made me aware of Pablo Sandoval and Stephen Strasburg - well before anyone really knew who they were, so I figured I better give this guy a shout out. Apparently he has been tearing it up in the minors.
Hank Conger - Only briefly mention this guy - but I checked his stats last week and he was hitting .280 and over .400 in his last 10 games. He is still young, and has not proven he can stay healthy. However, I still see this guy as a solid buy considering he hasn't gotten a chance yet...but it will come.
Lastly we discuss how the 2010 Bowman Stephen Strasburg Superfractor sold online for 16,403!! That's an amazing price for a card with no autograph or jersey +++ not being 50+ years old. Its another sign that sports cards are as hot now as they have been in a long time.
We'll keep bringing you more shows throughout the month.
- Listen To Show #54 Below -