Proud Owner Of A Ben Dover

But I need help identifying this “card” I pulled when culling through some junk boxes at the LCS.Did you laugh?Because I laughed.It’s hand-cut from a sheet (I’m assuming) of thin magazine-type cardboard. Everything about this card is just plain wr…

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Trade Me Anything IX #4

This next trade comes from David in San Diego. I’m pleased to report that he indeed stayed classy at every juncture of this trade.Giving:#US159 Darren O’Day Gold Parallel (0538/2015)#US373 Mitch Harris#US157 Noah SyndergaardGetting:Some BrewersSome Pa…

Eric Christopherson, Not Afraid – 13

Originally published Jan. 18, 2013The scout spoke to The Los Angeles Times on condition of anonymity before the draft, but he had nothing but good to say about the young San Diego State catcher Eric Christopherson.Christopherson, the scout told The Tim…

Delivery Time! Blog Reader Rob Sends Me the Key to the City!

I’m still working my way through my stack of trade envelopes that managed to accumulate on my desk over the past several weeks.  Today, we take a look at an envelope from blog reader Rob (who I don’t believe has a blog, though I may be mistaken). …

RIP – Ken Johnson

Former 1960s’ starting pitcher Ken Johnson passed away on November 21, 2015 at age 82.Signed by the Philadelphia Athletics in 1952, Johnson pitched from 1958-70 for 7 teams, mostly the Kansas City Athletics, Houston Colt .45s, and the Atlanta Braves.Jo…

From the Pedro Binder
From the Pedro Binder
2016 Topps Series 2 Baseball preview

2016 Topps Series 2 Baseball provides collectors with the second half of the company’s flagship release and also delivers some attention-grabbing inserts and hits. Hobby boxes will offer one auto or relic per box while jumbo hobby box guarantee an autograph as well as two relics. The base set features cards #352-701 of the 2016 […]

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Another COMC 100 – JOSE!

I grabbed a lot of PC stuff in my latest COMC binge, but by far the most cards I grabbed of one guy was Jose Lopez.  I ended up with something like 20 cards of his – I’ll show my favorite nine here.My favorite card of his that I picked u…

Weekend Autograph Opportunities: A Blue Friday at Dodger Stadium with Ferrara, Davis and Justin Turner

Here are this weekends autograph opportunities and events throughout the Southland. As always, be sure to check the Blue Heaven Calendar for other events (a link can always be found on the tab at the top of this page, just left of center), and alway…

Sometimes all you have to do is ask …

I sent about three dozen TTM requests this year to prospects, everyday players, etc and not a single one had been returned. Well, at least not until today. My mother-in-law called to tell me I had a package at her house.  I figured it was one of my eBay purchases but when she handed me […]

My Brain is Weird

I have many issues with my brain.  Like when I want to think of a person’s name and it takes me five minutes to come up with it.  And don’t get me started on my memory deficits (and no, though I was a teen in the 1970’s I didn’t do drugs). &n…

Rookie Card Upgrade 8: 2011 Topps Chrome Rookie Autographs Refractor Craig Kimbrel (BGS 9)

I have a thing for electric closers. Kimbrel definitely fits the mold and about three years ago I bought this raw 2011 Topps Chrome Rookie Autograph for my collection.    Kimbrel has been a stud ever since, but demand for his cards decreased due in part to the fact that he had since been traded […]

Trade from across the sea

I haven’t made a trade with John from England for awhile but I got an email from him last June proposing our usual trade, Red Sox cards for Astros cards. We finally got it pulled off. John writes a card blog “The Pursuit of 80’s (ness)” but hasn’t post…

What’s Up in The Lounge

It’s almost here….Black Friday, the biggest week here at Dave & Adam’s. I kind of like it. It means Thanksgiving is coming up and Christmas is just around the corner. It also means TONS of sales and deals on our site. In preparation for it I am going to be giving an abbreviated post this […]

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Captain America: Civil War – Trailer World Premiere

I’m in the middle of watching Jessica Jones last night and then Marvel releases this.  Its kinda like Avengers 2.5. Filed under: Movies

Delivery Time! Bubba Brings the X (as in Ginter X)!

I’ve been blogging here at Nachos Grande on Blogger’s platform since 2008.  In that time, I’ve written thousands of posts (over 5300 and counting) and had over 800,000 visitors come through mi casa.  As a side effect of all that traffic, I’ve…