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Sunday, June 20, 2010

Three packs, nine cards

This weekend didn't exactly go the way I wanted it to posting wise. Saturday was chewed up completely by work and a power outage at my house that lasted almost 6 hours. Today was 100% Father's Day activities from the moment I got up until the moment I got home about a half hour ago. Luckily for me, one of the activities was to go to Wal-Mart to buy some baseball equipment for my son. Not only did I get some important father-son bonding stuff done, I also sneaked three retail packs of Topps into the cart at the checkout line. Here's nine cards from the three packs since, that's all I can fit on the scanner at one time.

Pack 1:

522 Jordan Schafer

Here's the guy who will put Nate McLouth out on the streets. Assuming Jordan can get over all his many dings and ailments, that is. I'm thinking Jordan knows to get the hell out of the way when Jason Heyward is coming charging straight at him, so he's got that on Nate.

582 Martin Prado

MARTEEEEEEEEEEEN! Your 2010 National League All-Star reserve at second base. Possible starter if Chase Utley is too banged up. Don't you call me a homer, the dude's leading the league in average and hits.

T4 2020 Topps David Price

My Dream: The Braves and Rays win their respective pennants and face off in the World Series. I win the lottery and use the proceeds to buy tickets to all 7 games. The series goes to game 7 and I invite the Collective Troll to see the game with me in Tampa. Game 7 is the greatest in history, with David Price and Tommy Hanson both taking no hitters into the 9th. Price gets the first two batters out in the ninth and Brooks Conrad pinch hits for Tommy. Price hangs a slider, Brooks goes yard, Wagner locks down the ninth and as the Braves celebrate their World Championship, I look over at Bacon and say: "The Price is wrong, bitch!!!" The Bradentucky Bombers then roll into the stadium and hipcheck me into oblivion as I die the happiest man in the world.

549 Derek Jeter


That's all, I just wanted to say Jumping Jeter.

Pack 2:

VLC3 Reggie Jackson Vintage Legends


LL-43 MIKE SCHMIDT & alex rodriguez Legendary Lineage


Pack 3:

710 Darryl Strawberry 1988 Card My Momma Never Threw Out

Oh goody, a 1988 card with the original back.... never seen one of those before.....

No 24 in a series of 45 Dizzy Dean Blue Back

I'd really like to complete this set but singles of retail-only inserts are really hard to come by.

T7 2020 Topps Ryan Howard

The more I see of this set the more I like it. There's a cool Kellogg's vibe going on here and I like the way the stars wave around in the background. The card isn't lenticular like the old Kellogg's or Sportflics cards with the lines going across, there is a little grid of bumps instead. I approve of this slightly-more-futuristic-than-cards-from-the -'70s technology.


Anonymous said...

crap, the same thing happened to me on sat. the lights came back around 1am. it sucked

Captain Canuck said...

hopefully jordan comes up, and Matty Diaz gets healthy... then I don't have to ever see anything named Melky ever again.

Play at the Plate said...

Your World Series dream was hilarity at it's finest.

Colbey (flywheels) said...

Come on Canuck, Melky has improved over the last few weeks. Granted I too would rather see Diaz on the field again.

I was surprised at Jordan's appearance in Series 2. Is he supposed to make it back to the club this season?

dayf said...

Jordan Schafer was scheduled to be called up when Nate McLouth went on the DL, but Omar infante got hurt that same day and they brought up Brandon Hicks instead for infield depth. My bet is that he'll be up here at some point this season.