Thanks to yet another Election Day that doesn't matter, I was given a day off to roam in my own teeanged world. Of course, being that I felt a hankering for cards, I got a Formerly Cereal Box and a single pack of Topps Update. I'll open the pack first...due to weight differences.
311- Drew Butera. Last year, when this guy was a rookie, I joked that he'd have no playing time, due to Minnesota's catching mainstay. Said mainstay didn't play very often this season. Hi Drew. No hard feelings, right?
93- Matt Downs
283- LaTroy Hawkins. When you have about as many saves has you have losses, it's time to rethink your strategy a bit.
17- Craig Gentry
218- Matt Kemp HRD
16- Wellington Castillo.
Drew Stubbs ToppsTown
120- Mat Latos BOOZE PARALLEL.
109- Jair Jurrjens
38- Josh Hamilton AS
193- Lonnie Chisenhall Rookie Debut. Saw this guy play, decent prospect.
108- Ubaldo Jiminez. Nice to see this guy out of a Rockies uniform.
324- Melvin Mora. Whatever happened to this guy?
35- Eduardo Nunez. When A-rod and Jeter retire, this guy will fit well into the equation.
32- Matt Stairs. It is funny when you are named after the one thing you cannot get up. I kid, of course. What a career for a pinch hitter.
67- Miguel Olivo. The Catcher That Couldn't Stop Moving
101- Scott Downs
120- Bobby Parnell. Not to be confused with the other guy from Lazy Sunday
33- Jayson Nix
5- Josh Willingham. How can a team with so many sluggers and decent pitching end up in 3rd?
176- Xavier Nady. So how's playing time? You're giving some to D-Backs? We couldn't we have any?
54- Jerry Sands. Outfielder of the Future for LA.
187- Bobby Wilson
168- Bruce Chen. Another Journeyman pitcher
171- Matt Lindstrom
231- Charlie Blackmon.
288- Eric Thames. This is what happens when an under-the-radar team's prospects finally come up
328- Kevin Gregg
39- Eduardo Sanchez
264- Alex White Rookie Debut. That would imply he's good
185- Orlando Hudson. After Alomar left, there had to be a new Awesome Defensive 2nd Baseman. O-Hud is that man.
71- Jeff Francis. Doubles already?
(2 more cards I already had)\
59- Matt Kemp AS
163- Adrian Beltre AS
293- Howie Kendrick AS
323- Jhonny Peralta. I'll say it...did they MEAN to spell it like that?
249- Starlin Castro
310- Scott Rolen AS
252- Derek Jeter cl
248- Octavio Dotel
134- Michael Bourn. Well...great.
37- Rick Ankiel. Crazy story...
311- Drew Butera...oh, you again.
(2 more doubles)
281- Mark Melancon
61- Nick Masset
70- Michael Wuertz
124- Xavier Paul
289- Eric Chavez. Didn't play very often, but still good.
313- Tyson Ross
256- Mark Kotsay. He's still playing? Jeez...
126- Adrian Gonzalez AS. Way to rub it in our faces, dude...
209- Rubby DeLa Rosa
240- Blake Tekotte
279- Trevor Plouffe
80- Jose Bautista AS...just great. Now one of my least favorite players.
100- Cliff Lee. One of my favorite players
2- Ty Wiggington. Overatedness.
57- Tony Campana. Bloggers- STOP SHOWING THIS PHOTO! I CAN'T DRINK, AND I DON'T WANT A DAMN BUD!
CODE CARD! LET'S SEE WHO I GET!
1990 Todd Zeile Future Star. WHY CAN'T I GET ANYTHING GOOD?!?!
Hey, at least I dug up a Nolan Ryan ring!
58- Tim Lincecum AS GOLD #'D TO 2011. Nice star to get a numbered card of
326- Trevor Bell Regular Shiny
Reggie Jackson mini. Bent edge. Grrr
Buster Posey/ Brian McCann Duo
395- Tyler Flowers LiquorFractor
329- Drew Stubbs Liquor Fractor. Nice...two straight young stars in Shiny
Frank Robinson Topps 60. Good star
50 MIKE SCHMIDT LIQUORFRACTOR! YYYYESSS!!!!
That was awesome!
130- David Robertson AS
91- Brandon League AS
287- Matt Joyce
292- Mike Adams
50- Jered Weaver AS
230- Miguel Cabrera AS
85- Roy Halladay AS
140- Clay Kershaw AS
192- MIKE MOUSTAKAS ROOKIE!
247- Zack Cozart
166- David Ortiz Cl
84- Kung Fu Panda AS
Those were some nice packs. The Schmidt liquor fractor is nice.
On a related note, I just traded a 1974 card I had in Diamond Giveaway for a 1974 Manny Mota. If anyone wants it...have at it. I'm really hoping to get something out of this site.