Monday, September 15, 2014

Latest additions to Sucktember's Atlanta Braves collection

As much as it pains me to watch my Atlanta Braves recently, I still manage to find myself with new cards of the various players.

I picked up this really beautiful 2012 Leaf auto of Alex Wood. This guy continues to impress me, but man he just can't seem to catch a break as the offense continues to let him down with their lack of run support.



Freddie just celebrated his 25th birthday and while he remains one of my favorite Braves players, his bat has gone silent...just like everyone else's on the team. Talk about a rough time for a team in general to be slumping. Yup, Sucktember is here again for my Braves.

Tossed in a new John Smoltz and Jeff Francoeur for good measure.

Saturday, September 13, 2014

Presenting the Week 1 Pepsi NFL Rookie of the Week

Wide Receiver for your Carolina Panthers...Kelvin Benjamin!

2014 Panini Black #18
2014 Panini Crusade #27
For those of you not in the Carolinas, Kelvin is the guy that helped make the ultimate decision that Steve Smith was no longer needed in Carolina. Of course there was so much more that led the team to the decision, a decision that didn't set too well with most Panthers fans. That was until the we saw Kelvin on the field in both pre-season and last week's game against the Bucs.

Kelvin stands 6'5" and weighs in at 240 lbs. They guy is a beast. Tall, fast, strong and has big hands. In week 1 he caught 6 passes for 92 yards (15.3 yard average) and a TD.

I know it's still very early, but Kelvin is already make some fans here in Carolina say "Steve who?" I don't own many of Kelvin's cards yet, but I may have to change that soon. The Panthers take on Megatron and the Detroit Lions at home this Sunday.

Monday, September 8, 2014

May I speak my mind for a moment?

I try to keep my posts on this blog cardboard related, but there are times I just need an outlet to express my thoughts and opinions on sports related topics.

Ray Rice.

I was appalled by what I had heard a did awhile back that granted him a two game suspension from the NFL. Now the video has been released. Wow.

Former Carolina Panthers teammate and current teammate, Steve Smith, has a charity of his own that deals with domestic violence. I wonder what Steve is thinking of his teammate now that the video has been released. To say Roger Goodell got this wrong is a huge understatement.