Been A While

Been a while since I have posted anything to the blog. Oh well, my guy was traded from the Mets to the Mariners. I’m willing to bet he’ll be traded again in August at the trade deadline. The Mariners dont really have a need for him and he would be a decent bonus to a trade. I’d personally like to see him back in Cincinnati.

Since I havent made a custom in a while, here is a 2007 Fleer Baseball ‘Traded’ version.

Batting .500

Day one of Cactus League play and the Reds put a whoopin’ on the Cleveland Indians. Jay Bruce went 1 for 2. He hit a fly ball to center field that hit off the wall for an RBI double, scoring Devin Mesoraco.

His other at bat was a strike out. Lets hope he doesnt get to many more of those!

The Reds ended up beating the Cleveland Indians 10-0.
(keep in mind, this is only spring training)


Let the 2015 Reds Season Begin!

It’s that time again for the Reds to start their Spring Training games in Arizona. They will play the Cleveland Indians. While most of the Reds fans are up in arms about Votto not playing today, I’m keeping my eye on one player, you guessed it Jay Bruce.

He didnt have a great year last season due to injury and some personal issues. Now, I think he is back to pre-2014 season form. The whole NL will be watching to see if he has fully recovered, I know I will.

Here is a little something I picked up. It’s a 2009 Topps Unique Autogrpahed-Patch card of Jay Bruce. This is the best patch card of Jay Bruce’s that I’ve ever seen!

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I love the Mr. Redlegs patch.
I splurged a little but didn’t go overboard.

Let’s hope the Reds have a great 2015 season!


I’ve been trying to catalog my Jay Bruce PC.

I’ve been looking for an online source to catalog my Jay Bruce PC.
So far, this is the best I could find:

Sports Card Album <—- Click logo

It lets you give detail about the card(s), post pics (front/back) plus lets you decide whether you want to sell/trade. Oh, and it's FREE!

There is a mobile app as well for Android and iPhone as well.

It's not perfect but it beats photobucket. Give it a try!


2014 Topps 1st Edition Jay Bruce

Last year, Topps decided to have a contest. A contest where the winner could go to a Spring Training camp of a team of their choice and/or win a set of their 2014 cards. The set of cards are stamped with a ‘1st Edition’ on them and they’re limited to only 10 sets. A winner of one of the sets has decided to break up the set and sell it. I bought all three cards that feature Jay Bruce on them.

First one is the Base Card

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The Second one is the 2013 NL Home Run Leaders card shared with Paul Goldschmidt & Pedro Alvarez

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The Third one didnt arrive with the first two, I do know it’s on it’s way though (according to tracking info)

I’ll update this post when the Third one arrives!


2013 Topps Supreme Jay Bruce Booklet w/ Brandon Phillips

2013 Topps Supreme was originally released in Asian markets, but few buyers led to Topps releasing them to the USA. They wasnt cheap but they were nice. Most PC collectors found the dealer price tags to be too high, so dealers had to clearance them out to break even on their cost. Their loss is my gain. This really nice booklet card has Jay Bruce with Brandon Phillips. Has gold foil sticker autographs (they look really really nice for stickers) and two swatches with game/event worn material in it.

Add an Ultra One Touch Booklet holder and you have one great looking booklet card!


2014 Topps Heritage ’65 Mint Dime Jay Bruce

I loved the 2014 Topps Heritage set that basically copied the 1965 Topps release. Something about the ’65 set that just says vintage! Topps made some insert card with U.S. coins that were minted in 1965, and one of them was Jay Bruce. There were only 10 of these made and I’m glad I have 04/10 in my collection. There is one with a quarter as well but I have never seen one on eBay or at any shows I’ve been to in the past 8 months or so. Probably sitting in a pack somewhere on a shelf in a card shop or warehouse to never see the light of day.

2014 Heritage '65 Mint dime Jay Bruce

Love this card and keeping a look out for the one with the quarter. If you have seen one or know where one is, I may pay a finders fee. Comment here and I’ll be in touch with you.