Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Stuff From Ryan's Memorabilia

The crazy parcels of insane generosity continue to rain down on me. This post is about 2 weeks late, but M Ryan, of Ryans Memorabilia, sent me a box full of Baltimore goodness that just has to be shared. Since he is a fellow Birds fan, sometimes we have to get creative in our trades. While there were a few cards included, the highlights of this package were clearly not cardboard related.

I will start off with the big stuff:

2 bobbleheads: Nick Markakis & Brian Roberts
I believe both of these were stadium giveaways, and I didn't make it to either game. The Markakis bobblehead is truly awesome! I was tempted to remove them from their boxes and take more pics, but then thought twice about it. Besides, if I take them out, they'll just get dusty after awhile.

There were also 4 T-shirts, and an bucket hat. Here are my 2 favorite shirts:

"This is Birdland"

Nick Markakis stadium giveaway
I also didn't have this Markakis shirt. I have one, just not the stadium giveaway version. These are all pretty sweet!

No package would be complete without at least a few cards, and here are a few that M Ryan sent my way.

2009 Allen & Ginter's "Creatures of Myth, Legend & Terror" Fairy mini
Another one down. After picking up 3 for pretty cheap on checkoutmycards earlier this week, I now only 5 cards from completion.

2004 Upper Deck NFL Legends Kyle Boller
This is one of the funniest cards I have ever seen! Not only does it feature the words NFL & Legend, but it also has Kyle Boller on it, looking incredibly pissed off. Perhaps he gets the joke, and is upset himself. Perhaps he just threw one of his many boneheaded interceptions? Perhaps he just realized that he's now the starting QB for the St. Louis Rams?

2007 Upper Deck Masterpieces Cal Ripken green framed parallel
I have the black and blue framed versions already, so it's cool to add the green as well. Taste the rainbow!

There were also 4 PSA graded Ripkens thrown in for good measure.

Very cool stuff! Thanks a lot for the great Orioles stuff, M Ryan! Be on the lookout for some Ripkens in the mail this week! If anyone else out there wants to help out M Ryan in his pursuit of all things cardboard and Cal related, check out his other blog, The Ripken Pursuit.

I've got a few more trades to post, as well as a few pack rips from my trip to the card shop yesterday, so stay tuned.


  1. Bonanza. And not just Hoss and Little Joe.

    Schweet Schtuff.

  2. Awesome stuff guys, it's nice to see all the Orioles action flying around.