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Tuesday, April 5, 2011

2011 Braves Team set - J-Hey

Here's Jason Heyward from the 2011 Topps team set. I found mine at Target, they should also be readily available at Wally World or online if you are fortunate enough not to live in Atlanta.Whoops, did I just misplace an un? No matter.


I'm thinking this shot has to be posed. Jason just looks too lackadaisical out there. Maybe it's a shot taken during warm-ups. I like seeing a real Rookie cup on the card. I was disappointed that Tommy Hanson didn't even get a fake tin cup on last year's card.

The Fox Sports South ad on the scoreboard in the background causes me some heartburn. Late last year, we cut out everything but the basic channels from our cable package. This was not a problem in November because I rarely watch anything on TV anyway. If it wasn't on Netflix or online, I didn't really need it. Now, thanks to our local TBS station being utterly fucked all to hell by several massive corporations who don't give a shit about the Braves or Braves fans, I find myself in the awkward situation of living in Atlanta and not being able to watch the Braves on TV except for a small handful that are being shown on Peachtree TV, AKA the zombie corpse of TBS. If I moved to a different state I could give MLB.TV my money and watch it online, but the Braves games are blacked out in Atlanta. If I want to watch my Bravos on TV in Atlanta, I either have to go over to a friend or family member's house to mooch their cable or shell out more money to Comcast just so I can watch one thing. Ugh.

One other thing about this card. This is the top card in the package so it came out with two dinged corners and a scratch on the front. On any other card it would suck but on J-Hey's that's called CHARACTER, baby.

5 comments:

mike said...

Don't feel too terrible about your Braves TV situation, as it happens to others in America. I, for one, lightened the ‘America's 200’ to ‘America's 125’ on my Dish Network package to save a few bucks per the advice of my soon-to-be wife. Little did I know that they take away all of the Comcast network channels, WGN, ESPN Classic, Fox Sports and even Game Show Network. As a Cubs fan, if its not on ESPN or Fox national, I live 100 miles from Chicago and can't watch either the Cubs or Sox broadcasts. I feel your pain...for $10 a month.

Colbey said...

I was surprised that this season our local cable co. is televising just about every Braves game either on FS Carolinas or Fox Sports South. Last year some games were on Peachtree, but then they moved the channel to the more expensive digital package which I wasn't going to pay for.

dayf said...

You know what's REALLY stupid? For some reason I still have WGN. So I can watch Cubs games but not Braves games. Wanna trade houses?

(...Joe) said...

My TV company is doing the same shit right now. They're in "contract negotiations" with the Mets channel so I have to either go to the bar to watch the game or listen on the radio. I find the timing strange as they had all spring to do this yet come opening day, we suddenly don't get the channel...

capewood said...

I have the Topps Opening Day version of this card. It's the same photo but the Topps Rookie Cup is real small and shoved up into the upper right corner to make room for the Opening Day logo.