Tuesday, January 11, 2011

It's a new Day, It's a new Blog, It's a new post. And I'm feeling good

So let's get right into it. As my description says I consider myself a Mark Teixeira Super-collector. I have over 500 unique Tex cards ( not counting dupes). About 40 of those are Auto and about 65 are game used. I have rainbows, refractors, bats, shoes, on-card, stickers.. you name it.

Many ask why I collect Tex, I mean he's a great player but he comes off as a dick sometimes. Well my answer is simple, I always wanted to play first base for the New York Yankees, this guy's got my dream job. But it's more than that. 1st off Tex is a switch hitter which automatically doubles his stance photos on cards. He's played for 4 great teams (Rangers, Angels, Braves, Yanks) This gives way to all sorts of different colored game used and card designs. To me he's a perfect subject to collect.

I figured the best way to start my new blog is by showing off some of my collection. So please enjoy my top 10 favorite Mark Teixeira Cards:

10) #'d to 25, this card has a sweet patch coming right through the #3, and the card itself just looks so Regal

9) This card has a huge chunk of shoe bursting out of it, and a piece of scratched up glove.. Awesome

8) The Pie Face. OK, I recognize how gimmicky this card is and I'm totally cool with it. Plus I remember the moment it happened

7) Nothing too special about this one, I just love the patch. It appears to be from the middle of the star patch on the arm of the jersey in the photo

6) I personally don't care too much about printing plates but this is my only official 1/1, and the pose is perfect, complete with his signature exhale

5) Here's my other 1/1, it's not an official card but damn it's on hell-of-a sketch. I picked this up on the 'bay and it was quickly one of the cornerstones of my collection

4) My 4th fave Tex card is here just for aesthetic purposes, I think this card and the auto are just perfect.

3) Now this card is almost the same as above, only with much more sentimental value. It might be hard to tell from the scan but the colors in the Mantle GU are just nuts

2) #2 is easily my fave Tex auto I own. It is a hand #'d buyback that includes a separate Cert card. The auto is flawless

1) And finally, you can't call yourself a Teixeira collector without his official rookie auto card. This is the crown jewel of my Tex collection

Well I hope you all enjoyed it, and I hope you like the new blog. Stay tuned for box breaks, recaps, and basically just my take on the hobby. I hope to have some more of my "top 10's" up later this week.


  1. Welcome to the blogging world! I can't say I'm a Teixeira fan, but I love new blogs! I have a blog too, check it out. thebullpencardboard.blogspot.com
    It may look like I'm new too, but I had an old blog for 8 months. Anyway, if you ever come across some cool Hunter Pence or other Astros cards, shoot me an email because I'd love to trade.

  2. Thanks. This is actually my 2nd run at Blogging. The 1st weak, I never kept up. I'm gonna peep yours right now. I'll add it to my Blog list too, i would love it if you could add me as well. I have to go through a few things, but I'm sure I have some Pence laying around. You collect anyone else?

  3. Hey, I have some Teix cards I'd love to trade, one game-used and a few numbered and inserts. If you're ever interested, shoot me an email and I'll send you some scans. Maybe we can get a trade going.

    1. Hey, Thanks for checking out the Blog. I Am interested. Who/what do you collect? I'm sure we can work something out. Please send scans and a want list to Nickloiacono@gmail.com

      Thanks again!