Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Finally Done

This is the link

to all the Austin Kearns cards I have at the time. It took about 6 days to scan and then link into photobucket. As of today it is a total of 379 cards. Not bad in a year and a half.

So take a look at each card or just play the slideshow. Clicking on the card will bring up the serial number under it if you are Interested in that.

Saturday, February 23, 2008

Junkie done got me high on Kearns

That Cardboard Junkie is doing his best to get me high on baseball cards.
I say bring it on, man! Bring it on! Cause only one thing can happen when I get to jonesing for more Kearns Cards. And nothing is gonna get in my way.

Card one from my pusherman

A brilliant 2005 Topps Heritage
No. 207

Good ol Kearnsy making the running catch to rob Chipper of a dying quail for a single.

Card two takes the form of:
2003 Fleer Box Score
No. 82

I never noticed how natural it was for Austin the round the spots section instead of the bases.

Card three is comin atcha
2004 Leaf Second Edition
No. 122

Austin holding up on a wayyy inside curve against the Phillies.

Card four makes me blue
2003 Topps
No. 70

Austin singling up the middle past some scrub on the Cubs.

Card five
2004 Fleer Tradition
No. 178

Look at Austin as he proves he is the best Right fielder in the National League by tracking down a Derrek Lee hit.

and finally,
A 2008 (Banned)
No. 169

Did some dude just ask Austin to write his digits on the ball or something? I have not seen a deer in the headlights look like that in a while. Since I hit a deer frozen by my headlights. Doing 80. In a semi. Found some fur in the grill but that was it.

Tuesday, February 19, 2008

How many parallels can I post?

From 2004 Leaf Certified Materials we start out with a plain old base set card.

Silver. Shiny. Addictive.

I feel like a five year old counting bugs splatting on the windshield.
Just. Can't. Stop. Buying. Parallels.

The card that started it all:
2004 Leaf Certified Materials
No. 16 Austin Kearns

Mirror Black 1 / 1
Mirror Blue 10 / 50
Mirror Red 027 / 100

Mirror White 036 / 100
Mirror White Autograph 30 / 50

Mirror Gold Autograph 02 / 25

Mirror Blue Autograph 048 / 100

Mirror Red Autograph 013 / 200

Mirror Red Bat / Fabric 148 / 250

Mirror White Fabric 030 / 100

Mirror Red Fabric 051 / 150

Mirror Gold Fabric 14 / 25

Mirror Blue Fabric 060 / 100

Mirror White Bat 032 / 100

Mirror Red Bat 009 / 150

Mirror Gold Bat 12 / 25

And there you have it! And yet I do not have enough of these parallels. I feel the need to find the Mirror Gold base parallel and two Mirror Black Materials parallels. Talk about a lost cause 4 years after they come out. But I shall carry on with the same determination of a five year old on the way to Disney World counting bugs on the windshield. Just so Dad can travel in peace. For a while.

Saturday, February 9, 2008

These 3 little guys came in from a trade with the Cardboard Junkie. Ol Dayf wants Kearns on the Braves as much as we want him on the Reds. So what do we have today?

2007 Bowman Heritage
No. 137
A very nice card. Austin ready to slam one over Frenchy's head while Mulder shakes his head in disgust. The signature is a little larger than he normally signs. The old time photo look. Kind of like those memographs everyone smelled to get a slight buzz when you were handed a test in school.

Next we have
A 1999 Bowman Rookie! Austin in action! Ready to throw out the runner who dared try to go home in Rookie ball. The cannon unleashed like only Vlad can do.

And lastly
A 2004 Leaf Player's Collection Jersey. This is the one Jersey card I did not have from the set. I have the other parallels but never got this one. Talk about a sweet trade for some Braves scrubs.