Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Getting the Sports Card Blogroll Up to 2019 Standards...and Is Blogging Still a Thing??!

A Twitter discussion happened a few days ago regarding the status of blogging, specifically blogging about the Hobby.

Is it still viable? Is it still popular? Are people still doing this?

Or as ALLTIMEGREATS.BLOG asked:


Somehow, thanks to Mario, the man who writes Wax Heav...I mean The Baseball Card Blog (I hope you got Ben's blessing to use this name Mario), I wound up getting involved in the conversation:


Night Owl wrote about this last week (he's has taken the mantle as the most prolific and popular blogger, with tons of readers and commenters). You want to read his take? Here you go!

Nachos Grande, another long-time card blog, followed Night Owl's lead and did his own research, which you can read here.

(But before you read what they have to say, finish mine first...or go read their stuff and come back...PLEASE!!!)

So I did a bit of research. I always made it a habit of keeping tabs of the number of blogs I added and removed over the years. When I created the Sports Card Blogroll on July 7, 2008, I started with 112 blogs. Many of these sites I found through the blogrolls of dayf the Cardboard Junkie and Mario (again...thanks to his Sports Card Blog Directory).

I promised I would figure out when the most blogs were ever on the Sports Card Blogroll. That would have been in July of 2012, when there was a whopping 387 blogs listed before I did my monthly maintenance.

I haven't made any updates to the big Blogroll in a while, and I have to tell you, I'm really sad.

Presently, there are 215 sites listed on the active roll. The following sites will be removed from the Blogroll tonight:


That's 29 blogs that being removed (hold on...I will explain shortly). That brings the number of active blogs down to 186. That's more than 200 blogs down from six years ago (not the number of blogs that have ever been placed on the SCBR...you're looking at over 500 blogs that made it's way onto the active roster at one point in time).

The Infinite Baseball Card Set blog was created by artist Gary Joseph Cieradkowski. The site combined his passions for baseball history and art (he did create a card set...beautiful cards...don't own any, but I do remember reading reviews). He has a new site now, Studio Gary C, which combines all of his artwork, and I am going to add his baseball card section, which continues his Infinite Baseball Card Set project, and will move his old site to the Retired, but Relevant section of the Blogroll. (I better be getting that book Gary...or if not, I'll have to find it somewhere).

The Sports Card Blogroll Hall of Fame adds one new member to its ranks: Orioles Card "O" The Day. For over 10 years, Kevin, the writer of the Orioles baseball card blog, highlighted a card from his vast Orioles card collection, giving the reader a glimpse of the player, and his contributions to Orioles lore. From 2008-2014, he would post more than 300 times per year, the first four years posting EVERY DAY!!! While there is no reason why he stopped (we can all speculate...it's the ORIOLES after all) maybe he'll get back to it. I hope he's okay. But his last post was in May, 2018, and the site has reached more than six months of inactivity. As one of the pioneers in the Hobby Blogging Community, and one of the first team-centric Hobby bloggers, his Orioles Card "O" The Day will now be enshrined into the SCBR HOF.

Yes, I will have to say that the popularity of blogging has been on the downside. But, as I stated in my contributions to the twitter discussion:

There are those who are still contributing on a daily basis: Night Owl Cards (who I will have to check his blogroll for sites that I don't have), Wrigley Wax, who writes about the cards in his Cubs collection, The Chronicles of Fuji, The Shlabotnik Report, and 182 others (including this humble, little blog). We're still around, and we're still posting about the Hobby. We may not be (okay, most of us might not be) making any money off blogging, but as I tweeted, we're really writing for ourselves. If people happen to read what we're saying, then it's a bonus.

It (blogging) has become a Hobby in of itself. We all had our reasons to get into this. Some got into it to trade with others. Others wanted to share their opinions on the state of the Hobby (good or otherwise). Some wanted to stir the pot and the notoriety (good or otherwise) got them the exposure they wanted. Others just wanted to show off their collections and what the cards mean to the writer.

As with many trends, blogging has hit its plateau. During the height of popularity, I had hoped that the SCBR would one day reach 500 blogs on the list at one time. It never made it there, but the Blogroll still stands as a way for people who want to read different viewpoints about the Hobby of Sports Card Collecting.

On a final note, I do want to thank Sports Card News for bringing up the topic. And for indirectly giving me a nudge to get my site up-to-date.

As always, if you or someone you know has a blog that is about the great Hobby of Sports Card Collecting, and you want it added to the Sports Card Blogroll, please send me an email at bdj610@hotmail.com, send me a tweet (you can find me @bdj610), or leave a comment on the blog.

You know, I meant to change the design of the site just to make it a bit more modern. I guess I better get to work.

Sincerely,

JayBee Anama

Sunday, January 6, 2019

New Year Pack Break: 2018 Topps Gallery

Today was a great day to be the parent of a Special Olympian.


Quick backstory:

My son has been a part of Special Olympics, representing his high school since his sophomore year. As a soph, he took home a silver medal in ramp bowling, a silver medal in the 4x100 m snowshoe relay, and a gold medal in the 100 m showshoe race. As a junior, he earned gold medals in the sectional, regional, and state Olympics in ramp bowling (you had to win gold in the sectional to get to the regional, and then win gold in the regional to get to state finals).

Today, he and his high school's Special Olympic team earned a combined 18 medals, 10 golds. My son and four of his mates will be heading to the state finals later in February to compete in the IL Winter Special Olympics.

I am very proud of my son. I find it ironic. Many years ago, when he was little and we didn't know why his development was delayed compared to his sister, his doctor actually said, "Don't expect an Olympic athlete out of him." Guess he proved the doctor wrong, huh?

So back to the point. I brought a pack of 2018 Topps Gallery with me, just in case we had some time to kill between races. Topps Gallery, or at least the last two years it has been put out into the market, has been a Walmart-exclusive product. This is similar to Topps Fire being a Target-exclusive item. I guess Topps figured out a way to expand their product catalog without hitting the Hobby wall of 17 products per year (I've lost count, but I'm pretty sure that this is correct). It's a beautifully designed set, with all of the cards looking like paintings that belong...well...you get the idea.

So what was in this 12-card pack? Will I finally...FINALLY...get a Cubs card? Here goes:




  • #102 Ian Happ, OF, Cubs
  • #74 Nick Pivetta, P, Phillies
  • #5 Christian Yelich, OF, Brewers
  • #38 Victor Robles, OF, Nationals
  • #51 Andrew McCutchen, OF, Giants
  • #116 Shohei Ohtani, P/DH, Angels
  • #H-18 Ozzie Albies Heritage, 2B, Braves
  • #123 Salvador Perez Canvas Parallel, C, Royals
  • #110 Evan Longoria Canvas Parallel, 3B, Giants
  • #46 Luis Severino, P, Yankees
  • #54 Christian Arroyo, SS, Rays
  • #84 Cal Ripken Jr., SS, Orioles



Thoughts:

First, finally, a Cubs card!!! And what a player to start the pack...the guy that started the 2018 season with a first-pitch home run.

Second, OHTANI!!!

A very good pack, in my opinion. Can't go wrong when you get both of the Giants' new acquisitions (even if McCutchen was traded off to the Yankees). What are the odds of getting two Christians in a pack (the MVP to boot). Got another Severino card, and then the Ripken at the end? Great pack.

I might have to open something from Target to balance out. Maybe a pack of Fire.

Decisions, decisions.

Sincerely,

JayBee Anama

Friday, January 4, 2019

New Year Pack Break: 2018 Topps Allen & Ginter's

Work has been crazy busy as we headed into the New Year. I may have been with the food broker for a year, but I am still figuring things out and realizing that I still have a lot to learn about this side of the specialty foods industry. Now, this does not mean that I am having a hard time. Not in the least. But as head into year two of this journey, there will be more responsibility given to me, and I am looking forward to the challenge.

With that said, the focus on doing a pack break during my lunch break is going to be a bit of a challenge as it turns out that I didn't have one (or yesterday, depending on where in the world you're in). But in between shifts, which means upon returning home, changing into my pharmacy scrubs, and heading to the part-time gig, I did have a bit of time to do a quick pack break. And what better way to spend 5 minutes than to open one of the three packs of 2018 Topps Allen & Ginter's that I bought at a Target a while back.


Need to make this quick. What was in this pack you ask?
  • #296 Taijuan Walker, P, Diamondbacks
  • #176 Claire Smith, Sportswriter
  • #268 Jose Berrios, P, Twins
  • #303 Hyun-Jin Ryu, P, Dodgers
  • #FLN-25 Corsica Flags of Lost Nations
  • #WGB-2 Bora Bora, Tahiti, World's Greatest Beaches

Quick thoughts:

Again, no Cubs cards, and only three player cards (all pitchers). But to have a card of the first woman to win the Spink Award for journalism in Claire Smith is nice. Also, as a big fan of flags (go away Sheldon), the Corsica Flag is a nice one to have. The 25-card set is nice, and the tidbit of information about what was the country of Corsica, an island that was "won by France in 1769," offers a brief snippet of it's brief history.

There is a three-card bonus pack of parallel mini cards that came with the 3-pack of A&G. I'll probably open that later. I can already see what's in the pack, so that's not going to be a surprise. But at least I'll have something to open when I'm fresh out of packs.

Sincerely,

JayBee Anama

Wednesday, January 2, 2019

New Year Pack Break: 2018 Topps Series 1 Jumbo Walmart


Happy New Year everyone. We are at my sister's house right now celebrating our family Christmas. The belief, my mom always says, is that your can have Christmas with your respective families, but NEW YEARS IS MINE!!! It is going to be different now that my dad is gone, but he was certainly here in spirit as prayers were made with him on our minds. It won't be the same, but we will carry on.

But in the spirit (see what I did there) of getting back into the swing of things on this humble, little blog, and before the food is served, what better time is there to do the pack break that I promised in my last post now. More people are coming in, and the tables are being spread where I am presently sitting (on the floor), so I am going to have to move to the couch.

The first pack I am opening in 2019 is from the first product of 2018, Topps Series 1. This 36-card jumbo pack came from Walmart, and should include one exclusive Kris Bryant Highlight card. Which one is in here is anybody's guess. What is inside this pack? Well...
  • #323 Elvis Andrus, SS, Rangers
  • #290 Salvador Perez, C, Royals
  • #83 Howie Kendrick, OF, Nationals
  • #311 Yulieski Gurriel, 1B, Astros
  • #117 Kendrys Morales, DH, Blue Jays
  • #140 Mookie Betts, OF, Red Sox
  • #198 Marcus Semien, SS, Athletics
  • #270 Jackie Bradley Jr., OF, Red Sox
  • #303 Luis Severino, P, Yankees
  • #273 Ozzie Albies, 2B, Braves
  • #139 Zach Davies NL League Leaders, Brewers
  • #114 Cody Bellinger NL League Leaders, Dodgers
  • #34 Luis Severino AL League Leaders, Yankees
  • #218 Khris Davis AL League Leaders, Athletics
  • #105 Daniel Murphy, 2B, Nationals
  • #305 Miguel Andujar, 3B, Yankees
  • #TS-91 Brandon Woodruff Topps Salute-Rookies, Brewers
  • #MLB-19 DJ LeMahieu NL Fielding Awards, Rockies
  • #83-63 Kenta Maeda 1983 35th Anniversary Blue Parallel, Dodgers
  • #LTM-CS Chris Sale Legends in the Making, Red Sox
  • #KB-17 Kris Bryant Highlights, Cubs
  • #167 Dansby Swanson, SS, Braves
  • #181 Garrett Cooper, 1B, Yankees
  • #271 Cam Gallagher, C, Royals
  • #307 Daniel Murphy NL League Leaders, Nationals
  • #156 Milwaukee Brewers Team Card
  • #48 Boston Red Sox Team Card
  • #219 J. P. Crawford, SS, Phillies
  • #191 Chris Archer, P, Rays
  • #243 James McCann, C, Tigers
  • #297 Kevin Kiermaier, OF, Royals
  • #232 Nate Jones, P, White Sox
  • #187 Chad Kuhl, P, Pirates
  • #310 Jason Kipnis, 2B, Indians
  • #47 Hunter Pence, OF, Giants
  • #17 Robbie Ray, P, Diamondbacks




Initial thoughts:

Lots of star power in this pack. Salvador Perez, Dansby Swanson AND Ozzie Albies, Mookie Betts AND Jackie Bradley Jr, 2 Daniel Murphy cards, 2 Luis Severino cards. This is a good pack, even without an auto or relic card.

Other than the expected KB highlight card (and it was KB-17 to boot), there were no Cubs cards, although there was at least one White Sox card.

I did start this post at my sister's. And I did actually open the above pack there. However, once the Karaoke started, I had to get out of the living room and wound up playing Mario Kart on the Nintendo Switch for the rest of the night. The pictures were taken after I got home.

But at least I have the pack breaks off to a flying start. Which pack am I going to open next? I don't know yet. It all depends on what I grab when I head back to work tomorrow.

Sincerely,

JayBee Anama

Tuesday, January 1, 2019

It's the End of 2018, and It's Been Quite a Year!

It's 27 minutes before the 2018 ends here in the Central Time Zone. I'm drinking sparkling white grape juice before I break open a shot of Bailey's with Coffee (or is that supposed to be the other way around). I look forward to what 2019 will bring, but am reflecting on what happened this past year.

Lots of highs.

I saw my daughter graduate high school, accomplish her goal of dancing the "senior dance" with the friends she grew up dancing with throughout her childhood, and begin life as a college student.

I saw my son become a two-time gold medalist in Special Olympics, come out of his sister's shadow to become a leader of sorts in the frontline section of the marching band and with his peers in special education.

My wife and I celebrated 20 years of martial bliss, and as we grown, the more my love for has as well.

I found the courage to challenge myself in new situations professionally. Working for a food brokerage after years for food distributors and learning the pharmaceutical trade. Both fields have their own unique set of circumstances, and I do still have a lot to learn. But I am grateful the experiences and people I have met this year.

Lots of lows.

My dad passed away. Life for our family will never be the same. I still think of him daily.

This blog has not seen much activity because of everything that has been going on.

But regardless, 2018 was quite a year.

Even with the inactivity on the blog, it was a good year Hobby wise.

I mean, Topps' deal with MLB Properties as the exclusive baseball card company was extended (certainly people will disagree with that as a good thing, but it's a good thing for me).

I achieved the annual goals of completing the eponymous set plus inserts, along with Allen & Ginter's and Gypsy Queen, the 32 team sets, and MiLB Pro Debut. That's another, oh 3,000 plus cards and then some.

Last year, I bought a six-inch binder to hold 1,976 cards from 2017. I thought I'd do the same now.



This six-inch binder holds the following sets from 2018 Topps:
  • 702 cards from Topps Series 1 and 2
  • 300 cards from Topps Update Series
  • 5 Topps Rookie Variation cards (from the factory set)
  • 3 miscellaneous advertisement cards
  • 4 Topps SP cards
  • 10 Topps Now Top 10 cards
  • 50 Superstar Sensation cards
  • 50 MLB 2017 Award Winner cards
  • 50 Instant Impact cards
  • 50 Longball Legends cards
  • 32 National Baseball Card Day cards
  • 100 1983 Topps 35th Anniversary cards
  • 24 1983 Topps 35th Anniversary Rookie cards
  • 75 1983 Topps 35th Anniversary All-Star cards
  • 50 1983 Topps Update 35th Anniversary cards
  • 249 Topps Salute cards
  • 30 Opening Day cards
  • 50 Future Stars cards
  • 90 Legends in the Making cards
  • 30 Derek Jeter Highlights cards
  • 30 Kris Bryant Highlights cards
  • 30 Cody Bellinger Highlights cards
  • 30 Aaron Judge Highlights cards
  • 2 Topps Update Series SP cards
  • 25 Don't Blink cards
  • 50 An International Affair cards
  • 10 Storybook Ending cards
  • 30 Postseason Prominence cards
  • 20 Hall of Fame Highlight cards
  • 20 Bryce Harper Highlight cards


Okay, so carry the 1, and....

That's 2,201 cards, and wait...

Two thousand, two hundred, one cards.

That's 225 more cards than 2017. Topps managed to add more cards in 2018 than they did the year before. No wonder these binders are getting heavier.

Remember those packs that I bought during National Baseball Card Day? Well, first I wanted to do a pack break week (or two, depending), then life happened and I just decided to wait until later. Then, I had planned on doing a baseball card pack Advent Calendar back in December, then Peoria happened, and I just decided to scrap it. So maybe, just maybe as we ring in 2019, I'll try and open those packs to begin the new year as we wait until the 2019 Baseball Card season draws near. I'll open a pack at the New Year's party I'll be going to later today with the family. What I'll be opening is anybody's guess, including my own.

Speaking of 2019, it's been a tradition here on this blog, so...

Goodbye 2018!!!


Hello 2019!!!


Goodbye 2018 Topps Design!!!


Hello 2019 Topps Design!!!


It is now 2:27 am, over two hours since I first started writing (in between celebrating and about two more shots of Bailey's). May all your collections grow to new heights. Let's hope Topps makes it a bit easier on us insane set collectors. Thank you for letting me into your computers this past year (when I was able to at least). I hope to be able to share more of my collection with you in 2019!!!

Sincerely,

JayBee Anama

Monday, November 12, 2018

RIP Stan Lee 1922-2018


I swear, I am not going to turn this blog into an obituary column, although by my recent posts, it sure seems that way. I guess that's because I am getting older, and the people I looked up to and followed when I was younger are starting to leave us in the physical plane, and their legacies go on to immortality in our hearts and minds.

Today, many who collect comics, watch movies, or are even remotely familiar with his name, mourn his passing. Stan Lee, the creator of many of the comic book characters that graced the pages of Marvel Comics, passed away today, at the age of 95. Many of the heroes he created at Marvel Comics were a total contrast to those from DC. All of them had their personal flaws, demons, angst, and readers really related to them. Maybe that's why Spider Man, the Hulk, Captain America, Thor, Iron Man, and the rest, struck a chord with America, and the rest of the world.

I'm not sure which of my parents was the comic book geek. They had quite a collection of both Marvel and DC comics when I was growing up. While my brother was a fan of DC, I was a fan of Marvel. In the Philippines, I remember playing the Marvel Super-Heroes card game, which was basically Old Maid with Marvel heroes and Doctor Doom as the "Old Maid."

Courtesy of Greg Turner of Back to the Past. I do have these cards. 

I also remember collecting bottlecaps that featured both Marvel heroes AND villains, that you could collect and play, of all things, checkers. I had a complete set of these bottle caps, but I can't remember if there were 24 or 36 caps for the set. No, most likely, you won't find them on eBay. But I remember opening a lot of bottles of pop (can't remember if it was a Pepsi, Coke, or other bottle company that had these either).

His bio is well known, and I am not going to copy what has already been said about the man on many other websites. My kids mostly recognize him as the guy who shows up in every Marvel movie, although he has been known to show up in a couple of DC properties (Teen Titans Go! to the Movies comes to mind). But for me, Stan will always, be THE MAN!

Thank you for entertaining us, comic book fans, for decades. Your legacy will forever live on screen, whether it be in the cartoons, on TV, or in the movies. But more importantly, they will forever live in the pages of Marvel Comics.

Excelsior!!!

Now, Mr. Lee was also a veteran, serving with the U.S. Army Signal Corps during World War II from 1942 to 1945. (something that I didn't know about the man until today). And although Veteran's Day was yesterday, today, it is observed.

I post this every year (or almost every year). And although I missed doing it yesterday, I think I will post it again tonight.

This was written eight years ago, but the sentiments remain the same.


November 11, 1919: President Wilson proclaims the first Armistice Day with the following words: "To us in America, the reflections of Armistice Day will be filled with solemn pride in the heroism of those who died in the country's service and with gratitude for the victory, both because of the thing from which it has freed us and because of the opportunity it has given America to show her sympathy with peace and justice in the councils of the nations." The original concept for the celebration was for the suspension of business for a two minute period beginning at 11 A.M., with the day also marked by parades and public meetings.

On June 1, 1954, President Eisenhower signs legislation changing the name of the legal holiday from Armistice Day to Veteran's Day. (from The History of Veterans Day)

To the Men and Women who serve in the US Armed Forces:

I will not pretend I know the infinite different reasons why you made the decision to join the US Military.

I can only imagine what your basic training was like (I'm not even sure the movies do any justice).

I will not pretend to know the feeling of being away from family, friends and all of the comforts of home, having been assigned to a foreign land, serving the interests of our country.

I will not say that I necessarily agree with ALL of the reasons why our country has gone to war.

I will not pretend to know what it is like out in the battlefields, not knowing if I was going to live to see another day.

But I will say this.

Thank you.

Thank you all for your service to our country.

Thank you for the sacrifices you made so that we can continue to live with the freedoms that we enjoy.

Your courage is nothing if not inspiring. Your stories become tales of legend that deserve to be told again and again.

For these, and countless other reasons, I give you my respect.

And I give you thanks.

Sincerely,

JayBee Anama

Friday, November 2, 2018

As Today is November 2, 2018

November 2 is traditionally All Souls Day. It is the day where we celebrate the lives of family and friends who have passed away. Many will go to cemeteries and pray, some may even picnic on the grounds. It is not really a day of mourning, but a day of reflection. Remembering those who we strongly miss.

Before I begin my annual tribute post, I want to thank everyone on and off this humble, little blog for all of the condolences, words of encouragement, thoughts, prayers, and even emails when my dad passed away last month. It's been hard to focus on cards or anything Hobby related because my dad has been in my thoughts a lot since he died. But I know he will always be a part of me and is going to watch me and the rest of my family from above.

So I am going to start with honoring my dad, Leslie Filoteo Anama. I love you Dad. We miss you and will continue to honor your legacy from this day forward.

Personally, I would like to honor my grandparents, Felix Anama, Leonor Filoteo Anama, Gloria Y. Nichols, Ruben S. Menguito, Sgt. Clinton H. Nichols. As well as countless great aunts and uncles too numerous to list.

Today I want to remember the seven souls who died on January 8, 1993, at the Brown's Chicken in Palatine, Illinois: Michael C. Castro, Rico Solis, Thomas Mennes, Marcus Nellsen, Guadalupe Maldonado, Richard Ehlenfeldt, and Lynn Ehlenfeldt.

I would like to remember the people I've met over the years who left us too soon: Lynn Swoboda, Shannon McNamara, Linda Beyer, Gail Leff, Lois Winesburgh, Mary Jo Scanlan, Nancy Huber, Joseph Nasca, Antoinette Nasca, Dan Doles, Chris Stufflestreet, Thomas Scanlon, Darrin Steffey, Katie (Olin) Wood, Erin (Ryals) Semerad, Leonard "LJ" Marek, Rob Swanson, Steve Hanson.

On behalf of my wife, I would like to honor her grandparents, uncles, and especially, her mother (since I have not asked for my wife's permission to do so, I am not adding their names here).

Finally, I would like to take a moment to remember the families, the loved ones who were left behind.

Now that the personal side of the blog has been taken care of, I would also like to take time to remember 104 more people. Between 11/02/2017 and 11/01/2018, 100 people who can lay claim to playing major league baseball, 4 of whom had the honor of being a manager of a major league franchise (even for one game), passed away. Many lived long productive lives, even after their careers ended. Others, tragically, either passed away before their potential could be fully reached or before they could enjoy the fruits of their retirement.

Today, I take time out of my humble little baseball card blog to remember (please note that I had missed three names last year, players who died between 10/22/2017-10/31/2017, and am including them within the list below).

Darrell Osteen
10/22/2017
Al Richter
10/29/2017
Bob Talbot
10/31/2017
Gene Verble
11/4/2017
Rick Stelmaszek
11/6/2017
Roy Halladay
11/7/2017
Don Prince
11/8/2017
Rance Pless
11/11/2017
Bobby Doerr
11/13/2017
Jim Rivera
11/13/2017
Tommy Moore
11/16/2017
Bob Borkowski
11/18/2017
Miguel Alfredo Gonzalez
11/23/2017
Dick Gernert
11/30/2017
Ernie Fazio
12/1/2017
Tracy Stallard
12/6/2017
Manny Jimenez
12/11/2017
Frank Lary
12/13/2017
Doug Gallagher
12/17/2017
Angelo Dagres
12/23/2017
Jerry Kindall
12/24/2017
Al Luplow
12/28/2017
Rob Picciolo
1/3/2018
Dick Young
1/7/2018
Bob Bailey
1/9/2018
Rudy Arias
1/12/2018
Bob Barton
1/15/2018
Bill Johnson
1/20/2018
Moose Stubing, MGR
1/20/2018
Marcos Carvajal
1/24/2018
Julio Navarro
1/24/2018
Oscar Gamble
1/31/2018
Roy Dietzel
2/3/2018
Don Choate
2/4/2018
Laurin Pepper
2/4/2018
Ralph Lumenti
2/7/2018
Wally Moon
2/9/2018
Rudy Regalado
2/12/2018
Tito Francona
2/13/2018
Tom Brewer
2/15/2018
Jack Hamilton
2/22/2018
Sammy Stewart
3/2/2018
Curt Raydon
3/3/2018
Steve Stroughter
3/6/2018
Ed Charles
3/15/2018
Jerry Schoonmaker
3/18/2018
Dick LeMay
3/19/2018
Larry Miller
3/21/2018
Carl Scheib
3/24/2018
Jerry Moses
3/26/2018
Rusty Staub
3/29/2018
Ed Samcoff
3/29/2018
Len Okrie
4/12/2018
Ken Hottman
4/16/2018
John Hope
4/18/2018
John Duffie
4/19/2018
George Alusik
4/20/2018
Dave Nelson
4/22/2018
Marv Rackley
4/24/2018
Frank Ernaga
4/30/2018
Roy Wright
5/5/2018
Al Stanek
5/8/2018
Tom Fletcher
5/9/2018
Frank Quilici, MGR
5/14/2018
Dave Garcia, MGR
5/21/2018
Chuck Stevens
5/28/2018
Ray Barker
5/29/2018
Fred Van Dusen
6/1/2018
Bruce Kison
6/2/2018
Steve Kline
6/4/2018
Chuck Taylor
6/5/2018
Larry Owen
6/6/2018
Red Schoendienst, MGR
6/6/2018
Ed Roebuck
6/14/2018
Bill Connors
6/17/2018
Don Mason
6/19/2018
Tony Bartirome
6/22/2018
Mike Kilkenny
6/28/2018
Harvey Gentry
7/1/2018
Sammy Esposito
7/9/2018
Tony Cloninger
7/24/2018
Vaughn Eshelman
7/24/2018
Johnny Lewis
7/28/2018
Daryl Robertson
7/31/2018
Myron White
8/4/2018
John Kennedy
8/9/2018
Ozzie Van Brabant
8/18/2018
Joe Landrum
8/19/2018
Doc Edwards, MGR
8/20/2018
Dean Stone
8/21/2018
Dick Lane
9/5/2018
Paul Stuffel
9/9/2018
Billy O'Dell
9/12/2018
Phil Clark
9/14/2018
Lee Stange
9/21/2018
Marty Pattin
10/3/2018
Jose Santiago
10/9/2018
Don Eddy
10/10/2018
Joe Stanka
10/15/2018
Dave Hill
10/16/2018
Wayne Krenchicki
10/16/2018
Benny Valenzuela
10/24/2018
Bill Fischer
10/30/2018
Willie McCovey
10/31/2018


Sincerely,

JayBee Anama