Cleveland Sweet Spotting

New Arrival: Asdrubal Cabrera, ss, Cleveland Indians

New Arrival: Asdrubal Cabrera, ss, Cleveland Indians

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2013 PANINI AMERICA’S PASTIME SIGNATURES

How exciting. I did not even know that this card existed.

So there were two of these that just showed up on Ebay, and I jumped on both. I had never seen them before. The cards were being sold by different sellers. The first one I got for $3, then this one for $12. I assumed that the low price was just because of the lack of interest in A-Cab, the brand and…

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New Arrival: Ryan McMahon, 3b/DH, Colorado Rockies

New Arrival: Ryan McMahon, 3b/DH, Colorado Rockies

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2014 Bowman Inception

Another 2014 Inception autograph–it was $4.  I actually really like the grey card with blue autograph.

McMahon is having a good season in Asheville, putting up good power numbers while also hitting for a nice average.  He is striking out a bit much, but he is also really young for A-ball and has plenty of time to work on that.  He is one of the best young 3B prospects in…

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New Arrival: Francisco Lindor, ss, Cleveland Indians

New Arrival: Francisco Lindor, ss, Cleveland Indians

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2014 Bowman Inception 44/50

I only bought this since it was so cheap–I think I only spent a couple dollars on it.  Not really a huge fan of the Inception set since the colors are harsh and mute the autographs, while also making them condition sensitive.  Still, I thought this one looked nice and I pulled the trigger.

Year Age AgeDif Tm Lev AB H HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP OPS

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New Arrival: Grant Heyman, of, Arizona Diamondbacks

New Arrival: Grant Heyman, of, Arizona Diamondbacks

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Grant Heyman was drafted by Arizona in the 8th Round of the 2014 draft out of the College of Southern Nevada. In college he put up great numbers, batting .377 with 8 home runs, 24 doubles, 43 RBI and a .686 slugging percentage in 2014. He was also named Player of the Year in the Scenic West Conference. Neat fact: the Scenic West used wooden, instead of composite, bats. I thought all colleges use…

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New Arrival: Troy Scribner, sp, Houston

New Arrival: Troy Scribner, sp, Houston

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Troy Scribner signed as a undrafted free agent with the Astros out of  Sacred Heart University.  In 2014 he has put up excellent numbers in both low-A and AA.  His numbers in AA are fantastic, with only 16 hits and 38K in 29 IP–for a 0.739 WHIP.  I am not sure why he was not drafted, but with the way he is pitching you have to think teams are regretting the decision.  Considering how early it is…

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New Arrival: Sonny Gray, sp, Oakland Athletics

New Arrival: Sonny Gray, sp, Oakland Athletics

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2011 Bowman Chrome

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2011 Playoff Prime Cuts

Not getting Gray was one of many failures during my Cleveland autograph vacation. Every day he warmed up in front of us, every day he said he would sign, and every day he did not. Very frustrating.

Whatever. These cards cost me a combined $20. The Chrome was from an Asian seller, which I think helped keep the price down since people don’t like dealing…

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