Wednesday, March 10, 2010

2010 Topps Heritage 2 Box Break Packs 14/15

Here we are on most of your Hump Days, but my Friday (I work Sun - Wed). So I am in a great mood - you - hopefully also great - A few more packs as now I am committed.

Jackie Robinson
Brett Cecil
Francisco Liriano - Looking super tough
Gavin Floyd
John Smoltz

In 2nd grade I had to write a paper on my hero. Of course this was really just a paragraph that you tried to fit onto a whole piece of paper. I decided to write about my hero Jackie Robinson for being the first black baseball player in the major leagues. The only thing is, the only thing I remember writing in the paper was that I wrote that REGGIE JACKSON was the first black player. Whoops.

2009 NL HR Leaders
Albert Pujols
Prince Fielder
Ryan Howard
Mark Reynolds

If I had to choose I think its an easy choice that I would want Albert on my team.

2009 NL ERA Leaders
Chris Carpenter
Tim Lincecum
Jair Jurrjiens
Adam Wainwright

I'd have to go with Lincy if starting a team here.

Tommy Manzella SP!
Tommy Manzella sounds the like the name of an ex boyfriend on a sit com.

Josh Johnson
Jeremy Bonderman
Bobby Cox
Blastings Thrillage
I remember when Lastings could have gotten us Manny Ramirez. ugh

Victor Martinez
Rick Porcello
Tobi Stoner
Wandy Rodriguez
V-Mart is on the dynasty fantasy team that I talk about - traded for him by sending Brian Wilson away this winter. Hope that works out for me. Tobi Stoner is a nice guy who spells his name like a girl. If by the slim chance he establishes himself as a regular his jersey sales will be out of this world.

See ya'll later!

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

2010 Topps Heritage 2 Box Break - Pack 13

Just gonna keep rolling on the Heritage Train

B.J. Upton
Torii Hunter
Jim Thome
Michael Cuddyer
Adrian Gonzalez

I've always wondered what they called blow jobs 25 years ago? Why would you give your kid that to deal with in high school? Adrian Gonzalez is going to get an incredible trade package for San Diego this season, he is too good and too cheap not too.

Breaking News - Ty Cobb is an Asshole!
Franciso Rodriguez SP

I still cannot decide if I LOVE these All-Star kids or think they are terrible - it's one or the other - what do you think?
Matt Cain Refractor 32/561

I like how some of the color actually came through on this scan. Good times. See you tomorrow or Thursday!

Monday, March 8, 2010

2010 Topps Heritage 2 Box Break - Pack 11/12

How was everyone's weekend? I had my Dynasty League draft on Saturday - I needed relief pitching (which was too expensive, so I didn't really get anything good there) and on offense I needed Steals and Average which led to really boring acquisitions of Todd Helton, Placido Polanco, Carlos Gomez, Scott Podsednik, and Nick Johnon. They all fit my needs and my budget, so hopefully last years 2nd place turn will be a first this year.

Oh thats right, you want to see cards.

Brandon Phillips
Manny Acta
Kosuke Fukudome
Andy Pettitte
Bob Geren
Emilio Bonifacio

New Age Performers Justin Upton

This was a guy I ended up in a bidding war for at least years draft but ran out of money - but I had Adrian Beltre! oh bother.

Adam Wainwright Chrome 1845/1961

I used to not really get into the chrome cards, but for some reason this season, I really like them - not sure why.

Shin-Soo Choo
Andrew Bailey
Kevin Millwood
Chad Billingsley

Which Billengsly are we going to see this year? The young ace or the kid who just can't put it all together? Or worse, will we end up with the same enigma we've had for the last few seasons where there is just no consistency.

Jeremy Guthrie
Orlando Cabrera
Nate McLouth

We all agree that James Loney's first name is James right?

Well Topps didn't get the memo - Jeff Loney just doesn't sound right.

Saturday, March 6, 2010

2010 Upper Deck Box Break Pack 3

Today is my Dynasty league draft meaning that I have 15 guys on their way over to drink lots of beer so this will be brief - not much analysis - just scans of my favorite 4 cards of the pack.

Kevin Gregg
Chris Johnson
Fernando Perez

Ryan Spilbourghs
Fu-Te Ni
Brian Tallet
Ron Villone
Brian Fuentes
Todd Helton - biography
Josh willingham - Biography
Kazuo Matsui

Rick Romero
Jose Valverde
Curtis Granderson

Austin Kearns
Michael Wuertz
Nyjer Morgan
Yadier Molina

Coors Field
Rajai Davis

Wish me luck! I should have a draft recap up in a few days!

Friday, March 5, 2010

2010 Topps Heritage 2 Box Break - Pack 10

Keeping up with the Heritage - still got a ways to go - but at least for those of you who choose not to collect this set you are getting to see most of it!

Beast of the East - Josh Beckett and Johan Santana
Carl Crawford
Russel Martin

Between Beckett and Johan I think I would have to take Johan - of course I am skewed being a Mets fan and all, I have just never been a big Josh Beckett fan although he has done nothing to deserve that. Carl Crawford finally had that superstar season last year and there is lots of talk that the Mets are going to push real hard to get him on the team next year - a 1 2 of Reyes then Crawford would really be pretty insane. Finally we have Russel Martin who is looking to rebound from a lost season last year.

Derek Lowe
Mark Buerhle
Joe Saunders
Scott Podsednik

Man the Mets dodged a bullet in not signing Lowe last year. He went from ace to untradeable in about 6 months, thats pretty impressive. Mark Buerhle somehow keeps performing at all star levels.

Finally we have a card commemorizing Justin Morneau's 2006 MVP year - he helped me win my first ever fantasy baseball league that year, so I have always been greateful.

I think we will look at some more Upper Deck tomorrow.

2010 Topps Heritage 2 Box Break - Pack 9

Wow - I am going to breeze right though this pack because it is without a doubt the most boring back in the boxes to date.

Matt Carson - RC
Jed Lowrie
Nick Punto
Johnny Cueto

Next we have a few players in the new uniforms

Melky Cabrera
Mark DeRosa
Jake Peavy
Jim Riggleman

I really think that Peavy is going to be huge this year - He was super strong at the end of last year and I hope he puts it together, great pitcher, great teammate.

I will have what is hopefully a better pack up this afternoon

Thursday, March 4, 2010

If Baseball Cards Were Women, This is Where Boners Would Go To Die

So while organizing my cards I cam across 5 cards that i never remember buying - because I never would have (with 1 exception). Here, I bring you the abomination that is 1996 Topps Laser.

I am all for a little die cut action but I don't think these cards could look any worse if they tried.

First up we have Mark Wohlers about to be hit by a baseball asteroid. If you look carefully you will see that not only is the flame die cut, but there are many holes inside the flame as well. I didn't scan the backs, but they do not have a stat listing for the players just a few highlights like "1.37 - ERA in last 57 appearances of 1995". Thrilling.

Next is the only card of the lot that I would have purchased, and the only card I have any intention of keeping - My favorite all time player, Robin Ventura. There is one problem with this card though - it's ugly like Helena Bonham Carter - I know that the mid 90's were a free for all with card design, but you really have to question the decision makers that green lit this product.

Here is John Smoltz and his own asteroid.

Finally, it's hard to make a card set like this boring, but somehow Topps managed to do so with the Ryne Sandberg and Brian McRae.

Anyone out there want any of this shit? I've got 2 of the Ventura card so all is available - just let me know!