I live in North California about a five hour drive from San Francisco so I don't ever get the chance to go to many major league games. Occasionally, I will take in a minor league game. In my home town there is only one card shop which I visit every week. I am really lucky because the owner is a nice guy and understands that I am into the hobby because I enjoy collecting baseball cards. I am not really into collecting any one team or player or set, but I would say that the A's are my favorite team. (In Beane we trust, like there's any choice). Anytime I see I card I like I will add it to my collection.
I selected the name for my blog because one of my best friends is a huge Chipper Jones fan and I got her to start collecting his cards just before he retired. In the last couple of years she has acquired between 300 to 400 Chipper cards.
This morning, my friend and I visited the card shop and she was able to score a pile of about 30 new Chipper cards, all for $4. I got to come home with a 1996 Leaf Preferred Steel Chipper. I didn't have this card. These are cool as I think it's neat that you can put a magnet on a baseball card.