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Kansas City Royals Postseason Highlights: Yordano Ventura, Wade Davis   Leave a comment

Postseason Highlight Kansas City Royals custom card set

Postseason Highlight Kansas City Royals custom card set

Kansas City Royals Postseason Highlights: James Shields, Omar Infante   Leave a comment

Postseason Highlight Kansas City Royals custom card set

Postseason Highlight Kansas City Royals custom card set

Kansas City Royals Postseason Highlights: Billy Butler, Eric Hosmer and Salvador Perez   Leave a comment

Postseason Highlight Kansas City Royals custom card set

Postseason Highlight Kansas City Royals custom card set

Postseason Highlight Kansas City Royals custom card set

1985 Champions: Kansas City Royals signed Sports Illustrated   2 comments

This is the jewel of my collection. As a Royals fan it is hard to image one single item being much more cool than this. I’m up to 17 autographs by the championship team on this cover from when they won it all in 1985. The most recent additions were Danny Jackson and Darryl Motley. Before that it was Frank White and Hal McRae that got added to the mix.

I struck gold when I picked this up at an estate sale a couple years ago already having several of the really hard to find Royals players on it… like George Brett, Bret Saberhagen and Steve Balboni. Sadly the one signature it will never have is Dan Quisenberry. The two most notable names missing now are Mark Gubicza and Jim Sundberg. I guess I really need the Angels and Rangers to come to KC to pick those up. Enjoy!

Autographed 1985 Royals championship Sports Illustrated:

Autographed 1985 Royals championship Sports Illustrated: Here is a rough guide from left to right, top to bottom of signatures: Willie Wilson, Greg Pryor, Steve Balboni, George Brett, Jamie Quirk, John Wathan, Dick Howser, Buddy Biancalana, Darryl Motley, Charlie Leibrandt, Dennis Leonard, Bud Black, Bret Saberhagen, Hal McRae, Danny Jackson, Mike Jones, Frank White

Just Fair 2011: David Freese Custom Card   Leave a comment

Cardinals David Freese Just Fair 2011 custom card Congratulations to the St. Louis Cardinals. They defied all odds and won the World Series despite not having probably even a top 5 team in the major leagues in my opinion. They got hot and caught all the breaks for a while and did something amazing. David Freese was amazing and took the MVP award. I just hope all the praise for Albert Pujols and his performance takes into consideration that he had hits in just 2 of 7 World Series games. He doesn’t even deserve a mention as World Series MVP. You know who does? The Game 6 rain out. Without it the Cardinals DO NOT win the World Series.

Its game 7! of the World Series! …and the winner is…   Leave a comment

Matt Harrison 1976 Topps custom cardSo its game 7 and as much as I want the Texas Rangers to win it just doesn’t look likely. The Cardinals have all the momentum they could want. The Cardinals will send Chris Carpenter to the mound against the Rangers Matt Harrison, advantage Cardinals. The Cardinals won a big extra inning affair last night on a historic walk off home run and oh yeah, they are at home. Things don’t look good for the Texas Rangers right now. The Rangers could win with their lineup on any given day but the odds are really stacked against them.

World Series Pick: Rangers in 6; Ian Kinsler MVP; 2006 Topps   Leave a comment

Ian Kinsler 2006 Topps Custom CardI believe that the wheels have got to fall off for the St. Louis Cardinals. An amazing amount of momentum has carried them to the World Series but they will face a better team that is now experienced. The Cardinals pitching has been fantastic, I don’t believe it will hold up against the bats of the Texas Rangers.

The Texas Rangers lost the World Series in 2010 to the San Francisco Giants because their goal was to make it to the World Series, not to win it. They already achieved their goal in 2010. 2011 is different, the goal is to win the World Series and I believe they will.This is why I’m taking the Rangers in 6.

I am taking Ian Kinsler as my World Series MVP pick as well. Kinsler is a gritty player with power and the ability to drive in runs and score runs. He will bat in the leadoff spot but I think this will only lead to Kinsler and number 2 hitter Elvis Andrus to get great pitches to hit. With Josh Hamilton, Michael Young, Adrian Beltre, Nelson Cruz and Mike Napoli up after them; they will get pitches to hit. Andrus will get pitches as well but has far less power and has a good chance of being asked to bunt and move runners over. This will make Kinsler vital to the Rangers World Series win.