Saturday, January 31, 2009
Thursday, January 29, 2009
Since I am pretty sure nobody is here for a tale of winter, on to some cards. I received these from Kerry at Cards on Cards. I am really late getting his cards to him but they are going in the mail today.
First are some Masterpieces. I love these cards. I hope Upper Deck find some way to bring them back, even if they have to be a subset of something else.
David Ortiz - Looks Like a home run swing to me.
Babe Ruth - Before the curse.
Curt Schilling - Still contemplating a mid season comeback.
Dice-K - The wind-up and...
Josh Beckett - The number 2 pitcher on the staff. At least he should be. Francona tends to like veterans so I bet he gets the opening start nod rather than Lester.
Wednesday, January 28, 2009
11 Roger Clemens – It is a mini, enough said. I wonder if this card ever got used? I would try it but it long ago…
10 Mo Vaughn - While I don’t remember Mo for his fielding abilities it is a shiny card and I like shiny…
9 Mike Greenwell –The Gator making a leaping grab with dirt flying at Fenway. What more could you want in a card?
8 Marty Barrett – I don’t know why because this was the kind of set that I used to hate but I love these 01 Archives. I may try to get the whole set. I am watching a partial set of them on ebay right now so please nobody else bid…
7 Jeff Suppan – It is shiny and remember what I said about shiny…
6 Scott Cooper – I like sets that put the year right on the card. It is a pain sorting a bunch of cards and trying to figure out what year they are by the tiny little copyright date in the corner, which is wrong half of the time because it was printed one year and the set was actually a different year. Man I hate that. The best thing that Upper Deck ever did was start putting the actual year and set on the back of each card.
5 Tony Pena - He has his catching outfit on that is why I like it. He could catch but not hit. Sounds like another Sox catcher. Is he going to take that offer or not?
3 Man-Ram – Look at the concentration. Concentration and balance is where Manny’s hitting ability. Watching Manny for so many years on TV I could tell when he was going to get hot, by his balance at the plate…
2 Kevin Youkilis – Heck YEA, mini Youkilis. This is my favorite card of them all. I didn’t even know Fleer had a mini card subset ever. One more thing to chase…
1 eTopps Nomar – This is my first eTopps card. It is shiny and has a dual picture on the front. I like it.
Thank You Tribecards. I really appreciated it. I know this had to be a huge undertaking for you. I hope you liked the cards I sent you as much as I like these.
Saturday, January 10, 2009
Now everyone else weigh in. What is your favorite card of 08? Leave a comment or post scans of them on your blog.
Friday, January 9, 2009
Rocco is a 5 tool player but here is just some uncertainty to his medical condition. Being a 4th outfielder however hopefully will keep him rested enough to contribute. The real concern here isn't his health but the health of the glass limbed JD Drew, not to mention his often ailing back. If Drew loses much playing time I can see a move for another outfielder during the season.
As happy as I am to see Rocco join the team I am even more ecstatic to see Smoltz. There is nothing but upside to this signing, assuming he comes back from arm woes.You can never have to many arms in baseball and Smoltz has shown over the last um-teen years that he has one of the best arms in baseball; not just of his time but the Hall of Fame will tell us one of the best all time arms. It will be strange to see him in anything but an Atlanta jersey and it will also be strange to see him as a number 4 or even possibly number 5 pitcher. With a rotation already consisting of Lester Beckett Dice-K and Penny he has to move down to 4th or 5th. (notice I listed Lester first. That is right, he is the ace now, sorry Josh) This is just the projected rotation if Smoltz is a starter because I think he will probably be coming out of the pen. If he doesn't pitch out of the pen that means we have to put Penny or Wake in there but that wouldn't make much sense.
Now Boston only has two holes in the lineup, catcher and utility infielder. I'm sure Theo has a plan. Personally I think once Varitek's price plummets like the stock market we will sign him to an incentive laded contract.
Sadly I have no cards to post of either new player. (Please don't send me any of them in another uniform, 09 cards will be here shortly) because all mine ended up going to a Junkie on a Fielder's Choice. I know bad pun.
Only 36 more days till pitchers and catchers report, I can't wait.
Wednesday, January 7, 2009
All of these cards actually look better than the scan does.
1961 Topps #373 Red Sox Team
Sunday, January 4, 2009
Something that Aron failed to mention, which came as a nice surprise is that it was actually a A&G backed mini.
Thank you Aron.
A bunch of Goudey cards highlighted by this Yaz SP.
The others were:
Every time I see a new Masterpiece card i like them more and more. Dave sent me this Papi and a Yaz.
A few 07 SP authentic. Papelbon, Ortiz, and Schilling
Saturday, January 3, 2009
Thorzul sent me some Chrome cards. I have to get all of my Chrome cards via trade since I can't stand to buy packs of 3 cards that are just parallels of other cards.
I also got these 2 beauties. I hadn't seen any of these mini cards. Can anyone tell me what they are exactly. I'm guessing they are a Heritage insert card. Does anyone out there have a checklist, I love mini cards. While I'm asking questions does anyone out there have any more of these that are Red Sox?
I have a couple more Marvel figurines to trade if anyone is interested...
Friday, January 2, 2009
This is one guy I hope to not see in 2009 unless it is him pitching for some other team because we traded him.
The 2008 MVP. No sophomore slump for Pedroia. Hopefully the third time is still the charm when the first two were already.
Curt says we may see him again in mid-season but I doubt it will be with the Sox. Thanks for the memories Curt.
So at the end of the year I finished my first 08 Team Set. hopefully more will follow in 2009.