The Legend

The Legend

Monday, October 24, 2016

Stalling on Stallings

Quick programming note.  I'm sitting on some received trade packages that will get posted as soon as I can get some dedicated scan time. Most should be posted throughout the next week. Right now these are the ones that I have....

- John Miller
- Card Papoy
- Ptown Tom x 2
- Zippy
- Peter Steinberg
- Jaybarkerfan x 94959454954956979 

Just so you know they all arrived safe and sound. 

Big weekend here in Morgantown! I had a house full of guests in which we partook in one of the better beer tastings I've been a part of.  

I've mentioned Firestone a few times here.  The boxed vintage series beers are all top notch. Over the past year my friends and I accumulated these all over the place. The three I contributed were found in three different spots (Maryland, Massachusetts and an online store). Personally I thought the two on the far right were my favorite. Parabola is an Imperial Stout and Anniversary is a blend of several different Firestone beers. 

I tweeted this picture to Firestone and they responded! 

Saturday we tailgated all day and watched the Mountaineer destroy TCU.  

WVU is now in the top 10 for the first time since 2006. Do I think we will finished, but I do think we have a chance to finish the season with only one loss.  I'll take it. 

Card time. 

Topps must have been really slow with the Now cards from the last 10 days of the season.  The Pirates had two and this Jacob Stallings just came in the mail today.  I don't order from Topps directly but consistently use the same two sellers on eBay. They've always been super quick so maybe Topps got behind making David Ortiz cards. I kid, I kid....not really.

I was pumped that Stallings got a card because he is a career minor leaguer that was never really much of a prospect.  He was up in September as a third catcher,but got called upon to pitch hit in a marathon extra innings game. He got a hit and won the Buccos the game.  

Stallings has a good connection to another team in Pittsburgh as well.  His Dad is Kevin Stallings who is the new coach of Pitt basketball. Kevin was the long time coach at Vanderbilt. 

I'm expecting one more Now card in the mail then I can finally wrap up the Pirates releases this year. I don't have the exact count, but I'm guessing the Pirates were likely middle of the road in terms of cards. The vast majority were rookie callups. It probably helped my wallet that Cutch struggled most of the year. 

Thanks for reading. 


  1. I may give these a try next year.I needed that TJ Rivera !They should make Topps Now off season cards of prospects In the Fall and winter leagues.That would be pretty cool.

  2. Topps Now delayed a bit because of Matthew!!!!
    Ya know? the hurricane?

  3. that does look like a righteous beer lineup. I've heard Peter Steinberg is awesome.

    1. He is a pretty cool dude!

      The beer was fantastic. I hope I can do something like that again.