Monday, July 19, 2010

First Post

Q. Why is your blog called 7 Hours From Tampa Bay?
A. Simple really,it takes 7 hours to fly from UK to Tampa Florida.

Q. Why Tampa bay?
A. For my sins I am a huge Tampa Bay Rays fan,this is because in 2003 I took a vacation to Florida and took in a Rays ballgame.(lost 7-1 to the Yankees)

So there it is folks the reason behind the blogs name. As well as being big baseball fan I am also addicted to collecting baseball cards. I have only been collecting a little over a year,but have managed to gather a pretty nice collection. My main wants are James Shields,Matt Garza and the old Brooklyn Dodgers. Just recently I have started trading and buying and selling on forums such as SCF. This has given me a great insight into the World of baseball cards and a new respect for the people who collect them. Also it proves that no matter where you come from everyone wants something for nothing. Don't get me wrong almost every transaction has been done smoothly and in a very friendly manner,but there are some traders who will argue the toss over a dollar in value.Ok so its fair enough to haggle if I want a $100 card and only have $75 in value to trade,but if I want your $6 card and you want my $5 card what is the point in making a fuss over the $1? My fellow trader and blogger TMCD will recognise who I am talking about.

I will leave you all with a trivia question.
What else happened to Don Larsen the day he pitched his perfect game?

Thanks for reading.


  1. Looking good! You'll get a few more trades with the blog. If you haven't already done it email the guy at the sports card blogroll and ask him to add you. you'll get a lot more people looking at your blog. I have no idea what else happened to don larsen that day but now I'm intrigued!

  2. I always loved your posts in the Rays card a day thread over on SCF, can't wait to see what you write about here. And hooray for Rays fans abroad!
    About Don Larsen, I think it's either that he hurt himself doing something really tame later or his wife left him. Can't remember which.