Monday, August 5, 2013

Look who's back in the mutha fuggin house!

Friends! It hath been too damn long.

Alas, I've been busy being a father... or should I say Daddy seein how I've gotts me a little girl.

She is by far the greatest achievement of my life... but enough of this!

You clearly came to read this because you're just dying to know what ol'Woogie has been up to.


You're just plain dying and you've got nothing better to read and you think this might just put the final nail in the coffin.

Either way... I'm happy to oblige!

So way back when I started this blog I posted about "My Crown Jewel" or the center piece of my collection.  It was a commemorative ticket from the night Cal Ripken Jr. broke Lou Gehrig's record of 2130 consecutive games played! As a quick refresher I came by this particular piece of memorabilia via my sister who picked it up from her co worker who was seconds away from throwing it out.  Luckily Baps knows her brother very well and saved it for me.

At the time I was working for a rental car company in Aberdeen which happens to be Cal's hometown and home of his minor league team the Aberdeen Ironbirds.  We ended up getting him a few cars the very next week and he needed my manager to shofar some old ball players for the night and as payment he'd sign a few items.  Cal got a little kick out of seeing the commemorative ticket and signed it once in silver by the picture of him with is arm around Lou, but wasn't happy with it and signed again for me on the back in black. 

Since then I've kept it in the plastic lanyard that the ticket originally came in (which I regret because I feel like it faded the signature slightly) but recently had the chance to get it authenticated by JSA.  Not only did I take this measure but I also sent it off to Beckett at the same time for encapsulation.

Well I finally got it back in the mail and my prize possession is now safe for future generations.  I hope one day that it becomes a very valuable item!

Check it out!

As you can see the silver signature by his picture isn't very vivid...
But the second one on the back is very vivid!  Happy to have it protected for the future!
On another front I got another Linage relic as well putting my total at 51!  I got in a trade from Jedi Jeff!  I hooked him up with some cards from 2012 and 2013 Gypsy Queen in exchange for this sweet Jason Bay mini relic!
Only 50 more to go!  Hit me up if you got any that I need! You can find my updated need list in the Lineage Project Page.
Speaking of projects I also landed another 2010 Topps 206 Mini relic booklet of the electronic bay!  Normally I try to pull these cards via trade, but this one only cost me $6 bones!
Shin Soo Choo and Grady Sizemore
20 in the collection and only 5 left to go!
If you have any of these bad boys hit me up PLEASE!
That about does it for now in the world of Woogie!
I warn you now that it could be a while till I post again.  Hopefully something happens that gives me a reason to post.  Until then... back to Daddy duty.
Thanks for reading!


  1. Hey, good to see you posting again. Sweet one of a kind piece you have there too! I went to Cal's 2,127th game, that was the closest we could get to the record. Good times.

    I have an edinson Volquez relic from lineage still in the shrink wrap it came in. If you want it shoot me an email with your address. I dont' need anything in return.

  2. That's one heckuva crown jewel to your collection. I have always liked Cal and the fact he remained loyal to the Orioles for all of those years.