Autographed Adam Greenberg 2013 Topps baseball card from my collection

Autographed Adam Greenberg 2013 Topps baseball card from my collection

I’m still around, but when I’ve had the time to write, I haven’t had much of an inclination.

Aside from Matt Harvey and David Wright, there’s precious little reason to watch the Mets these days. Sure, they’ll surprise you in a good way every so often – but they will find new ways to frustrate more often than not. Even Mother Nature doesn’t seem to want to see them play.

I have not added any new Mets autographs to my collection lately, though I will be able to add the card Andrew Brown signed for me via mail during spring training to my Mets binder now. But I have picked up a few more signed cards at various non-major league games. One of the highlights was getting Adam Greenberg to sign his 2013 Topps baseball card last week.

And I had fun in Trenton last weekend watching the Portland Sea Dogs beat the Trenton Thunder with my friend Bart. I’d have to double check my scorecards, but I think it was the first time I ever saw the Sea Dogs win.

Here are some photos from the game:

Boston Red Sox prospect Xander Bogaerts is out at second base on the front end of a double play (Photo credit: Paul Hadsall)

Boston Red Sox prospect Xander Bogaerts is out at second base on the front end of a double play (Photo credit: Paul Hadsall)

Boston Red Sox prospect Xander Bogaerts (Photo credit: Paul Hadsall)

Boston Red Sox prospect Xander Bogaerts (Photo credit: Paul Hadsall)

Boston Red Sox prospect Xander Bogaerts (Photo credit: Paul Hadsall)

Boston Red Sox prospect Xander Bogaerts (Photo credit: Paul Hadsall)

Boston Red Sox prospect Drake Britton (Photo credit: Paul Hadsall)

Boston Red Sox prospect Drake Britton (Photo credit: Paul Hadsall)

Portland Sea Dogs players and coaches watch the game from the dugout (Photo credit: Paul Hadsall)

Portland Sea Dogs players and coaches watch the game from the dugout (Photo credit: Paul Hadsall)

Trenton Thunder prospect Tyler Austin (Photo credit: Paul Hadsall)

New York Yankees prospect Tyler Austin (Photo credit: Paul Hadsall)

Trenton Thunder slugger Kyle Roller (Photo credit: Paul Hadsall)

Trenton Thunder slugger Kyle Roller (Photo credit: Paul Hadsall)

Circumstances permitting, I plan to go to the Mets’ Banner Day game next weekend. So look for photos from the pre-game banner parade next Sunday or Monday.

Willie Mays 2013 Topps Cut to the Chase diecut insert card

Willie Mays 2013 Topps Cut to the Chase diecut insert card

And since it will be his 82nd birthday by the time most of you read this, let me show you a cool Willie Mays baseball card that I got last week.

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About Paul Hadsall

I'm the former editor of a weekly community newspaper in New Jersey. I've been a New York Mets fan for most of my life and I've been blogging about them, minor league baseball, baseball cards and autograph collecting since 2007. Contact me at paul@randombaseballstuff.com

4 responses

  1. Freddy says:

    Light crowd there in Trenton.

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    • Paul says:

      Yes, it was. Nice day, mini-bat giveaway for the kids, too… But Sundays never have been big draws for Trenton unless there’s a rehabbing major league star or the Reading Phillies are in town.

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  2. zman40 says:

    How did you get the Greenberg auto? It looks great!

    And did you get any autos at the Thunder game?

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    • Paul says:

      Adam Greenberg is back with the Bridgeport Bluefish in the Atlantic League this year.

      I got autographs from around 15 Portland Sea Dogs players & coaches at the Trenton game – highlights included Rich Gedman, Xander Bogaerts, Matt Barnes & Drake Britton (mostly after the game).

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