Jackie Robinson pack card 2:
Card front: Awesome pic of Pronk sliding into first on a pickoff play. Hafner is dirty, the first baseman is dirty, his cleats are dirty, dirt is flying up in the air, this is a filthy card.
Card back: I thought Pronk would have more home runs, but due t injuries the past couple of years he's only up to 152 for his career. Hafner does have the honor of being the Indians' all time RBI leader for a DH. Doesn't sound like much until you hear that he passed Andre Thornton on the list last year. Somebody out there is as impressed by that as I am.
Mickey Mantle pack card 2:
Card front: Good pic of Wainwright in the middle of his delivery. The shot isn't as good as Hafner's but it's not a bad photo. Topps did a really good job color coordinating the borders. Most of the cards I've seen so far have borders that match the photo very well. Not an earth shattering observation but it's a nice touch.
Card back: Adam missed about half the season in '08 but he pitched pretty dang well when he was in there. 11-3 with a 3.20 ERA ain't too shabby. I'm disapppointed by the stat crawling along the top border. It features Adam's Lowest career average against by count. Good stuff, Adam is lethal with an 0-2 count (obviously) but surprisingly gives up a .313 average on the first pitch. Unfortunately Topps left out the 0-1 and 1-1 counts for some reason.
This one's tough. Travis has been a hell of a hitter in the past, but he's been injured lately and is starting to get into that mid-30s danger zone for sluggers. Wainwright hasn't blossomed into the ace he was projected to be yet, but he's still a solid pitcher and is just now entering his prime. If this was a fantasy draft I'd pick Wainwright in a hearbeat. This is a pack war though and Pronk has got the better card.
Jackie Robinson 2, Mickey Mantle 0