406 Dustin McGowan
According to the back of the card Dustin is from Ludowici, GA. I have never heard of that place before now and I live here. Apparently it's down by Fort Stewart. The back also informs me that Dustin is on the DL after an injury in '08.
I miss Milly. He should have pitched that no hitter in a Bravos uni. Kevin looks sad about it too, especially with that odd streak by his eye. He looks like he's manga crying.
450 Justin Morneau SP
This is one of the better short prints in the set. He's on fire so far this year, hitting .324 with 2 homers and 8 RBIs. Maybe he has another MVP season in him.
The look on the catcher's face (who is half-owl apparently) cracks me up. Shouldn't he really be looking at the pitch? That's a good way to get popped in the noggin with the bat on the backswing.
311 Jason Marquis
Marquis frustrates me. He was another guy who should have been an ace. Now he's in Colorado.
342 Asdrubal Cabrera
I love the Masters, but I haven't paid much attention to professional golf since Tiger had kids. While following the leaders last weekend I kept seeing A. Cabrera on the leaderboard and all I could think of was Asdrubal. Because of that I had to root for Angel in the playoffs. It all fits, green background... green jacket...
104 Chris Davis
I'm not sure what this color is supposed to be on the bottom of this card. It's too orangey to be pink and it's way too washed out to be orange. The pink and orange on the original '60 cards are very bright unlike this. This is more of a peach color which did not exist in the original set as far as I know. Don't look at me like that, I write detailed posts about card number designs, what did you expect??
135 Devon Lowery
Now this is a proper orange. I'm going to have to pull out my Topps coffee table book with images of every card from 1952-1990 and look for peach now because it's going to bug me. Oh, yeah, baseball. Devon's in Triple-A for the Royals.
Three of the cartoons featured pitcher deliveries. Millwood it throwing nice and easy with a regal manner, Dustin shows the bad mechanics that put him on the DL and Marquis is violating at least three laws of physics.