Monday, October 29, 2012

Game Used Greatness: 07-08 Tim Duncan Game Used Road Jersey

I am NOT a Spurs fan by any stretch of the imagination but I can respect what they have done and how their organization works. I also respect Tim Duncan being one of the best Power Forwards ever to play the game. I jumped at the chance to add a game used jersey of a sure fire hall of famer. This jersey was supplied from the NBA to Upper Deck. Duncan wore it January 31st 2008 against the Phoenix Suns. He had 16 points and 17 boards. Very nice addition to my game used collection.

Friday, October 26, 2012

Game Used Greatness: 1999 Ken Griffey Jr Autographed Game Used Bat

Growing up my favorite baseball player of all time was Ken Griffey Jr. He was such an amazing player, especially in the 90's when it looked like Griffey would take Hank Aaron's Home Run King Title. I have a modest Griffey card collection, nothing to big, but I knew I had to get some game used stuff from him. I got a game used autographed cap of Griffey at the beginning of the year. Now I have a game used autographed bat. It not only comes with Griffey's personal LOA, it is also graded PSA/DNA 8. This is a very sweet item to add to my collection. Here are the pics!

Sunday, October 21, 2012

Awesome Autographs: Roberto Clemente Autographed Cut PSA/DNA Certifed

Selling off and consolidating my card collection has a afforded me to buy some very nice pieces. My Game Used Collection has flourished as has my autograph collection. I've been able to add autographs of Wilt Chamberlain, Hank Aaron, Pete Maravich and now, Roberto Clemente. Clemente is one of those sought after autographs I thought I'd never own. The autograph is from Historic Autographs Why The Hall Not set. It's also PSA/DNA certified. It's definitely getting harder and harder to chose which piece in my collection I consider the best overall. Stiff competition to say the least!

Friday, October 19, 2012

Awesome Autographs: Hank Aaron Autographed Baseball JSA Authenticated

How I didn't have one of the greatest baseball players of all time and to many still the Home Run King's autograph is beyond me. It seemed to be very elusive, I'd try to win one but always to no avail. Last week, I FINALLY won one to add to my collection. JSA Authenticated, definitely makes my collection feel just a little more complete!

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Awesome Autographs: "Pistol" Pete Maravich Autographed Check

If there was one basketball player that I wish I could've seen live it would without a shadow of a doubt be Pistol Pete Maravich. Maravich was a scoring machine and one of the greatest showmen in NCAA and NBA history. He was way ahead of his time when it came to ball handling and passing skills. I've been wanting to obtain an autograph of him forever ,but because he died at such a young age, his auto's are pricey and hard to come by. I finally was able to add one. Backed by PSA/DNA  Certification and a LOA from his wife Jackie, I added this signed personal check to my collection. It's the 2nd check that I have (the other being Ty Cobb). I love the uniqueness of signed personal checks and it doesn't get better than Pistol Pete.

Friday, October 5, 2012

Game Used Greatness: 08-09 Chris Paul Game Used Jersey

It's been a while since I've posted a new acquisition. I won this in Grey Flannel's last Basketball Hall of Fame Auction. It's a  Chris Paul 08-09 Jersey that he wore while playing some preseason games in Europe. What's unique about this jersey is it has special patches commemorating the NBA Europe Live Tour. This particular jersey he wore while playing the Washington Wizards in Berlin Germany. He scored 9 points, dished out 11 assists, and grabbed 2 rebounds in 24 minutes of action. I always love game jerseys that are game dated. This jersey is backed up by Meigray and Grey Flannel. Definitely another Hall of Fame jersey to add to my collection! Here are the pics! Enjoy!