12.27.2008

New Year's baseball card questions.

It's 9 degrees here tonight! After escaping the Arctic Tundra long enough to run errands earlier today, our family did several relaxing things like help Lucy watch a few dozen times okay it was only three or four times the video on YouTube of Miley Cyrus singing the theme song from 'Bolt.' Other family activities included each of us having to answer the following questions. It was revealing, so now we want you to do the same--we'd be interested to know your responses. Please use comments to answer.

ROUND ONE:

1-If I didn't collect baseball cards, I'd collect _________.


2-My baseball heroes include one you probably wouldn't know from my blog or comments, and that person is __________.


3-Every New Years I resolve to __________ my collection.

4-If I could spend a day with one person from baseball history, it would be ________.

Our family's answers: each of us has been assigned a letter :)

A-pictures of dogs/Pat Neshek because he smiles nice and has a nice signature/increase/David Wright

B-Navajo spoons/Chase Utley/organize [preferably using a Wall-E type Axiom technology where your cards would float untouched from envelope or box, be scanned into your system including include from whom it was received and for what in a trade and whatever information might be relevant in ways you can't predict now]/Shoeless Joe Jackson

C-Hamtaro cards/Jonathan Papelbon/look over/Dottie from League of Their Own

D-Matchbox Lesney cars in original boxes/Billy Beane/enter into Excel/Gil Hodges

Ok, we just ran those to get you thinking. Now we need to know your responses!

ROUND TWO: Here are Lucy's questions for you:


1-What is your favorite kind of dog?

2-Who is your favorite baseball player?

3-What is your favorite team?

4-What is your favorite baseball movie?

5-What is your favorite baseball book?

6-What is your favorite card?

Yes, we're asking a lot of you--we need answers to a total of TEN questions! But sometimes these things need doing. The only prize for now is our sincere appreciation.

30 comments:

dayf said...

Round 1:
1 - coins
2 - Carlton Fisk
3 - organize
4 - Babe Ruth

Round 2:
1 - Pug
2 - Chipper Jones
3 - Braves
4 - The Naked Gun
5 - The Great American Baseball Card Flipping, Trading and Bubble Gum Book
6 - 1956 Topps Hank Aaron

night owl said...

First set of questions:

1. Probably baseball magazines or yearbooks

2. Chipper Jones. I always admire ballplayers who seem like they were put on this earth just to play ball. There are not many of them. Chipper is one.

3. yes, CATALOG my cards. I'm up to the Hs.

4. Pee Wee Reese.

Lucy's questions (which are much easier, by the way, thank you Lucy)

1. A beagle (although sometimes I wonder. I'm also partial to dachshunds)

2. Ron Cey. "The Penguin"!

3. The Dodgers. Forever and ever.

4. Field of Dreams (Yes, it's sappy, but very cool).

5. Any books by Roger Angell (Late Innings is very good, same with Five Seasons, Game Time, Season Ticket)

6. A 1975 Topps Ron Cey card

Thanks for asking.

Dave said...

F1-Ticket stubs
F2-Roberto Alomar
F3-Reassemble my opened factory sets
F4-Hank Aaron, Buck O'Neil or Satchel Paige

L1-Shiba Inu
L2-Joakim Soria
L3-Omaha Royals (AAA)
L4-61*
L5-Bill James Revised Historical Baseball Abstract
L6-1991 Leaf Studio Ozzie Smith

paulsrandomstuff said...

1-anime DVDs
2-Pat Neshek, because his still a baseball card and autograph collector even though he's a Major League player.
3-organize
4-Bob Murphy (original Mets broadcaster)

1-hot dogs ;)
2-Gary Carter
3-New York Mets
4-Field of Dreams
5-The Natural
6-The 1969 Topps Bud Harrelson card that I got from my father and later got signed by Buddy, one of the nicest men in baseball

William Noetling said...

ROUND ONE:

1-If I didn't collect baseball cards, I'd spend more money on action figures than I already do.

2-My baseball heroes include one you probably wouldn't know from my blog or comments, and that person is Jim Abbott.

3-Every New Years I resolve to consolidate my collection.

4-If I could spend a day with one person from baseball history, it would be Rod Carew.

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Round 2
1-What is your favorite kind of dog? Welsh Corgi

2-Who is your favorite baseball player? - Vladimir Guerrero

3-What is your favorite team? - Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim

4-What is your favorite baseball movie? - Bull Durham

5-What is your favorite baseball book? - Ball Four

6-What is your favorite card? - The custom card I had made of my daughter

mmosley said...

I posted my answers over at Stats-on-the-Back!

http://stats-on-the-back.blogspot.com/2008/12/new-years-baseball-card-questions-from.html

BASEBALLDAD said...

ROUND 1:
1)MODEL CAR KITS--I DID AS I KID IN THE 60'S.SOLD MOST OF THEM ON EBAY AND MADE ENOUGH FOR MY WIFE AND TWO SONS TO SPEND A WEEK IN COOPERSTOWN ! BOUGHT MEMBERSHIPS AND WENT TO THE MUSEUM 5 STRAIGHT DAYS TO GET 5 DIFFERENT TICKETS.

2)YOGI BERRA--FROM READING HIS BOOKS HE SEEMS VERY SENSIBLE AND DOWN TO EARTH

3)ORGANIZE MORE OF...--IT IS GETTING BETTER!

4)ALEXANDER CARTWRIGHT -- I LOVE TO STUDY THE HISTORY OF THE GAME

ROUND 2:
1)YORKSHIRE TERRIER

2)JIM ABBOTT--HE HAD A LOT OF COURAGE TO DO WHAT HE DID. A LOT OF PEOPLE WOULD JUST LOOK FOR SYMPATHY

3)CLEVELAND INDIANS--FOR OVER 50 YEARS,WIN OR LOSE !!

4)FIELD OF DREAMS--THATS OUR NEXT VACATION WHEN OUR YOUNGEST SON GRADUATES FROM BGSU.( JOURNALISM MAJOR AND SPORTS EDITOR OF SCHOOL PAPER-WANTS TO BE SPORTS WRITER )

5)THE MAN WHO INVENTED BASEBALL BY HAROLD PETERSON

6)1993 WUAB/McDONALD'S KIDS CLUB JIM THOME. HE PERSONALLY SIGNED 3 OF THESE FOR MY TWO SONS AND I WHEN HE PURCHASED A NEW JEEP AT THE DEALERSHIP I WORKED AT.

HOPE I DIDN'T TOO CARRIED AWAY WITH MY ANSWERS !! HAVE A NICE HOLIDAY.

capewood said...

I decided to post an answer at my blog. http://capewood.blogspot.com/2008/12/10-questions-by-dinged-corners.html

Ross said...

Section I

1.I'd collect MORE 1:24 scale diecast of NASCAR and other racing goodies.

2.Pete Rose

3.Organize

4.Jackie Robinson


Section II

1. Lab
2. Albert Pujols
3. St. Louis Cardinals
4. Bull Durham
5. Yogi
6. My lone 1934 Goudey of Ben Chapman

So polite Lucy! You are very welcome!!

Cardboard Addiction said...

Whether intentional or not, you have created a blog bat around. My answers can be found here:
http://cardboardaddict.blogspot.com/2008/12/dinged-corners-new-years-questions.html

Rod said...

Round 1
1. Captain America comics and action figures
2. Artie Wilson
3. Organize
4. Mel Ott

Round 2
1. Blue Heeler
2. Tim Flannery
3. San Diego Padres
4. Mr. Baseball (we have had 14 Japanese Exchange Students and always watch this with them.
5. Voices from the Negro Leagues
6. Toughest question 1988 Fleer Tim Flannery or 1986 Topps Tony Perez

Greg said...

1. Football cards
2. Greg Maddux. I love players who take an intellectual approach to the game.
3. Organize and then complete
4. Richie Ashburn

1. Brittanys
2. Pat Burrell
3. Phillies
4. Does the 2008 Phillies Collector's Edition DVD count? If not, Major League
5. The Phillies Encyclopedia
6. 2001 SP Authentic Chirography Gold Pat Burrell 1/5

Sooz said...

1. Books. Love to read books.
2. Jamie Moyer. Read about him some day. Him and his seven or so kids.
3. While the answer is organize. I usually resolve to stop buying wax and just buy the cards I want to save money and frustration.
4. Jackie Robinson.

Round 2
1. I'm allergic to dogs. So the stuffed kind.
2. Derek Jeter
3. New York Yankees.
4. Major League
5. Bleeing Pinstripes (No one is going to get my joke).
6. 1993 SP Jeter

thewritersjourney said...

I have also posted my answers on my blog:

The Writer's Journey

Commish said...

Rd 1:

1) More football cards. Maybe start a 'Nebraska Cornhuskers in the NFL' collection.
2) Elrod Hendricks. I was fortunate enough to meet him a time or two and he was very genuine and friendly.
3) Organize my collection
4) Ty Cobb. He'd have some interesting stories. I've read quite a bit of info about him and much of it is conflicting. I'd like to learn the answers myself.

Rd 2:
1) Beagle. Is there anything cuter?
2) Brooks Robinson
3) The Orioles, since about 1962
4) The Natural
5) A False Spring by Pat Jordon. He was a young pitching phenom signed by the Braves and the book tells his story of his hopes and failings as he battled injury and disappointment. He is a fine writer who went on to work for Sports Illustrated.
6) 1957 Brooks Robinson rookie card.

timrooks said...

1) Nothing. Baseball cards are the only thing I am compelled to collect.

2) Colter Bean's dad, Randall, taught me to hit when I was nine years old. I owe him a lot. I guess you could call him a baseball here of mine.

3) Every New Years I resolve to continue enhancing my collection. Boring, yes. I'm not much into New Year's resolutions.

4) Ted Williams. I'd like to ask the best hitter ever what it was like to be that good at something.

For Lucy-

The best dogs I've ever known were brown mutts that came from the pound.

My favorite current player is Eric Byrnes. Watch him play a game when you get a chance.

My favorite team is the DBacks. I was at school in Tucson when they beat the Yankees in the World Series. It was the first time I had followed a team closely for an entire season. When they beat Mariano Rivera in the bottom of the ninth of game seven, they won my lifelong allegiance.

My favorite baseball movie is Field of Dreams. It's a bit corny (literally) at times, but it touches on immortal truths about baseball, writing, life, and family relationships.

My favorite baseball book is the Literary Anthology of Baseball.

My favorite card: The T206 Carleton Molesworth is the only vintage card I know of with a Birmingham Barons player, and I was born and live in Birmingham. It's not a card I have, but it's the card I want the most right now.

jacobmrley said...

1. piggy banks
2. nomar! (he and his uncle saved a girl from drowning - how awesome is that?)
3. consolidate (never happens)
4. bill veeck

lucy's q's:

1. yellow lab
2. gary carter
3. new york mets
4. long gone (not age-appropriate for lucy viewing unless it is edited for TV)
5. rob neyer's big books of baseball lineups
6. favorite i own: 1952 Topps Gus Zernial

http://www.csee.umbc.edu/~esteph1/1952%20Topps%20-%20Gus%20Zernial%20%20-%202.jpg

favorite of all time: 1953 Bowman Color Pee Wee Reese

https://www.gfg.com/cardimg/121/11213.jpg

needmomorneau said...

Something easy....right up my alley. :)

Round 1:
1. Comic book statues - I actually had a cool collection of these before making the switch to sports stuff.

2. Tommy John

3. Thin down

4. Greg Maddux - I'm amazed at his baseball knowledge and he seems like a fun guy

Round 2:
1. Siberian Husky - don't tell that to my two mutts at home. :)

2. Justin Morneau

3. Chicago Cubs (baseball), Indianapolis Colts (football)

4. The Natural

5. Shoeless Joe

6. My Don Mattingly Fleer rookie card - I can still remember how excited I was when I finally had enough money to buy it.

Laurens said...

ROUND ONE:

1-Books
2-Ichiro
3-Organize my collection
4-Babe Ruth

ROUND TWO:

1-Any dog

2-Tim Salmon

3-Angels

4-Bad News Bears

5-Ball Four

6-1985 Topps Mark McGwire

Ryan Cracknell said...

Part A

1 Do non-sport cards count? If not, Muppet Show-related stuff.

2 David Ortiz - he always seems to be coming through in the clutch.

3 I'm not into resolutions on New Years. The forced nature of a "new day" to accomplish something almost always ends in failure for me. I make goals throughout the years.

4 Ty Cobb to see if he really was as big a jerk as people say. Babe Ruth would also be up there but I suspect he'd pay more attention to his lady friends.

Part B

1-What is your favorite kind of dog? My neighbor's - grest to play with and pet when I want to but I don't have to let them outside at 1:00 in the morning.

2-Who is your favorite baseball player? From the current players: Jason Bay; favorite retired players: John Jaha, Dav Winfield

3-What is your favorite team?
Montreal Expos were. Seattle Mariners now.

4-What is your favorite baseball movie? It's a tie between Bull Durham or Field of Dreams - depends on the day of the week.

5-What is your favorite baseball book? The first half of The Boys of Summer.

6-What is your favorite card? My 1994 Post Canada Joe Carter autograph I got from a box of Honeycombs cereal.

kimaloo said...

Round One

1. Anything paper - I have a fetish for scrap booking materials and stationary.

2. Yogi Berra - Yogiisms make my world go round.

3. Organize - I'm new to this and my collection is a mess. Oh, where to begin?

4. Alexander Catwright - The man who started it all. I want to know how he came up with the rules.

Round Two

1. Anything small that doesn't jump on me or drool.

2. Alex Rodriguez (Thanks for the cards by the way!)

3. The Yankees! <3

4. Damn Yankees - What Lola wants, Lola gets!

5. Grand Old Game: 365 Days of Baseball - I've been eyeballing this one at Barnes & Nobles for a while... I like the pictures. :)

6. It's not mine yet but it will be once I get Pete to give it to me. It's a 1994 Upper Deck SP Die-Cut Alex Rodriguez Rookie. (*keeps dreaming*)

paulsrandomstuff said...

I already answered yesterday, but I elaborated on some and added some pictures on my site.

FanOfReds said...

I answered on my blog: http://fanofreds.blogspot.com/2008/12/dinged-corners-asked-i-answer.html

Great posts here, figured I ought to add my link with the others!

James B. Anama said...

My answers can be found here:

Ten Questions, Ten Answers. Ding!!!

Sincerely,

JayBee Anama
bdj610

MMayes said...

Round 1

1. Interest on the money I otherwise spend on baseball cards.
2. George Brett
3. Maintain.
4. Fleet Kerr (my late grandfather that almost got to play minor league ball -- I admit, I cheated, but I'd like another day with my Grandpa)

Round 2:

1. I used to have a miniature dacshund that I liked.
2. Right now it's probably Albert Pujols.
3. St. Louis Cardinals.
4. The Sandlot.
5. Topps Baseball Cards 1951-1986
6. 1972 Roberto Clemente, the one where he's tossing the ball kind of contemplatively

GCA said...

Round 1
1. Football and now hockey. Or comics if cards totally stopped.
2. I study the cards a little more than the game, but I'd say I admire Jackie Robinson the most for what he did.
3. Don't usually make resolutions, but lately it would be good for me if it was "not let my life be dominated by"...
4. Christy Mathewson. I have a picture of his 1909 NY Giants team. It would be cool to meet all those guys.

Round 2
1. Pit Bulls, Labs, anything big & goofy.
2. Luis Tiant, he's just cool.
3. Orioles
4. Field of Dreams
5. 3 Nights in August by Tony LaRussa was good. (Besides the GABCFT&BG book in your sidebar)
6. Tough call. Maybe my personally auto'd 1973 Brooks Robinson.

Steve said...

While I may be late in answering these questions, I hope they are still "appreciated".

Round One
1. Money of course; without collecting cards I would have no problem with keeping onto more $$

2. Jim Abbott, 1988 Olympian (though I will profile him in the months ahead)

3. I would "thin out" my collection - hahaha

4. Jackie Robinson or Roberto Clemente (can I ask for two ?)

Round Two

1. a Hot Dog, Chicago Style of course

2. Favorite Cub: Ernie Banks; non-Cub: Bill Mazeroski

3. Chicago Cubs (need I say more)

4. Field of Dreams

5. The Cubs of '69 by Rock Talley

6. 1960 Ernie Banks; my favortie Cub and the year I was born

Happy New Year to all and to all and Happy New Year !

"just another day in paradise"
http://wait-til-next-year.blogspot.com/

ernest said...

I posted my answers here: http://dodgersblueheaven.blogspot.com/2008/12/new-years-questions-from-dinged-corners.html

gcrl said...

i finally posted my answers - check em out at http://garveyceyrusselllopes.blogspot.com/2008/12/questions-belatedly-answered-for-dinged.html
if interested.
happy new year!

Ben said...

This sounds fun, so I'm gonna throw up some quick answers here and go a bit more indepth on my 88 Score blog (1988score.blogspot.com).

Round One:
1. Knives
2. Lou Gherig
3. Organize... everything
4. Hank Aaron

Round Two:
1. Dachshund
2. Retired - Cal Ripken, Current - Chipper Jones
3. Atlanta Braves
4. Major League
5. When I was a kid I bought the Sporting News baseball guides every year... like having a media guide for every team in one book.
6. 1990 Donruss Steve Avery Rated Rookie