It’s finally ready! After some tweaking with the new format and the behind the scenes magic, Sac Bunt Baseball is now the OFFICIAL home of the Sac Bunt Baseball Card Blog. For those regular readers, please update your bookmarks and habits to re-direct to the new site STARTING NOW! For fellow bloggers and others who have a link up to our current site, please update your link to reflect our new domain name. In fact, click over there now to read our entry for the Fourth Blog Bat Around hosted by Dinged Corners. Thanks for the memories from this site everyone and we look forward to really ramping this production up. Also, if you have any comments, problems, issues, suggestions, etc. regarding the new site, please let us know via firstname.lastname@example.org.
-Chris & John
Heads up everyone, we here at Sac Bunt Baseball Card Blog are moving up in the world after only about 2 weeks in the industry bloggin’ game; thanks for all the quick support. We are now the proud owners of www.sacbuntbaseball.com! Please stay tuned for information on the migration to the new domain name (could take 2 days or 2 months). Thanks for the support already thus far.
-Chris & John
Ok ok, this IS a baseball blog but we here at Sac Bunt can’t ignore a good thing when we see it. Via Sports Cards Uncensored, we learned about a great football group break that Jason over at Houston Card Collector is hosting based off a contest at Blowout Cards. Whew, I think I got that right. Anyways, head over to Houston’s blog (link above) to check out the logistics and make sure you sign up! I won’t get into the details but basically you pay 9 bucks and have the possibility of getting some HUGE returns. Both John and I have already reserved a slot.
Congratulations Curtis Wilkerson and 1989 Fleer for combining to make possibly the greatest baseball card of all time.
After going through 72 packs of this great product last Friday night, besides the Bill Ripken ‘Rick Face’ black scribble, this is clearly the second best card out of the 1,080 flimsy, error-ridden, photography-challenged cards we pulled. I mean, what better shot on a baseball card than an action shot of a game bunt by Curtis Wilkerson!!! It may be debatable about whether Curtis is sacrifice bunting or bunting for a hit. My initial reaction was bunt for a hit due to his back-foot placement and apparent dragging of his top hand down the bat barrel. Of course, this was the late 80’s so who knows what techniques were going on then. If you are wondering Curtis Wilkerson was a 4th round pick of the Texas Rangers in 1980 and was the Rangers’ Rookie of the Year in 1984. He was in the package deal, along with Luis Benitez, Pablo Delgado, Paul Kilgus, Mitch Williams, and Steve Wilson, sent to the Cubs in exchange for Rafael Palmeiro, Jamie Moyer, and Drew Hall. Hmm, who got the better end of that deal? Here are his impressive career stats: 972 Games, 600 hits, 8 HRs, 179 RBIs, 81 stolen bases, and a .245 batting average; this over a 10-year Major League career. Does anybody have any other examples of similar stars caught in the act of bunting?
PS: Oscar Salazar cleared waivers and was re-assigned to the O’s minor leagues; he received an invite to Spring Training as well. We’ll also get to see Jake Arrieta at Spring Training but I doubt he’ll get a shot to make the club considering his only experience is high A-ball and the Olympics.
John already posted today, but I had to link this up before I forgot. It’s two videos of some awesome box breaks by Redskins players; one is Chris Cooley with Todd Yoder and the other is Chris Cooley with Clinton Portis in a box battle. I won’t say too much more but they are both pretty funny.
Welcome to Sac Bunt everyone. It is no secret that small ball wins championships. As Chris mentioned I am a Twinkies fan living in Virginia. In the ’80s and early ’90s I too collected sports cards and even comic book cards. I recently came across “box breaks” via YouTube. The videos brought me back to my childhood days and I soon found myself in AJ’s Sports Cards (local shop in Vienna, VA) asking a ton of questions. Chris and I come from the golden age of collecting when everything was simple. I could not believe that some of my favorite card companies were gone. I did not understand what a parallel was, or why there were a million sub-sets. It has taken me months of research but I feel like I have a handle on the business once again. I look forward to trading cards with collectors and talking baseball with everyone.
P.S. Watch the new MLB Network; Harold Reynolds is a king among men.
An update already, my buddy who got me interested in baseball card collecting again has joined the ranks so this will be a dual-collector run blog. For your information, Chris is the O’s fan and John is a die-hard Twins fan. All trades will be considered for those two teams.