Saturday, June 8, 2013

Archives Mania! Part 2- Baseball

Alright, you've seen my David Wilson game used, and tales of RG3's and Pierce's. Now, here's the baseball stuff

Pack 1-
75- CJ Wilson is my first card. Alright. He's not as good as he was with the Rangers, but he wasn't very good with the Rangers anyway.
118- Brandon Belt. I like how they pull off the 1985 design. Especially this card.
43- Starling Marte, who is becoming very big for Pittsburgh
31- Brock Holt, who sounds like the alias of a Spider Man villain
99- JOEY VOTTO! A great player
120- Ted Williams, who's always great to pull. My only gripe here is that his stats are too small.

Pack 2-
80- Jered Weaver. Once again, the pack begins with an Angels pitcher in the 1982 design.
135- Adam Wainwright. See what happens when this guy stays healthy?
195- Dave Winfield. Once again, the third card in the pack is a Yankee. Although I'd much rather compare Granderson to Dave Winfield.
10- Matt Kemp. Didn't I just make a 1972 Matt Kemp this year? Ripoffs.
193- Adam Eaton rookie, which is pretty damn cool.
46- Justin Morneau, who's aged a little bit.
91- Brandon Beachy

Pack 3-
71- Darwin Barney.
103- Mike Minor
182- Andre Ethier, who just seems to be phasing out
And a 1969 4-in one of Warren Spahn, Sandy Koufax, Steve Carlton and Clayton Kershaw. As much as I love Kershaw, that's some pretty big company to be in.
128- Mark Trumbo
177- Starlin Castro, who always seems to do well for a crappy team
39- Lance Lynn, another Cardinals pitcher
98- Jesus Montero. So I guess we were BOTH short-handed in that trade?

Pack 4-
35- Adam Dunn, who seems a little too happy to be having a crappy batting average
74- Miguel Montero, who seems a little too happy to be an overrated catcher
117- Carlos Santana, who seems a little too worried to have an awesome record currently.
160- Felix Hernandez
1983 All Stars of NOLAN RYAN! That's awesome!
113- Jake Peavy
159- Troy Tulowitzki, finally having a nice season

Pack 5-
22- Alex Rios
79- Josh Willingham
112- Kris Medlen, who finally started pitching well last season
A Tall Boy insert of Dante Bichette. I just wish it were his son.
82- Tom Seaver. I wish they would have used a different photo than the one we've seen 10000 times.
150- Jose Bautista
188- Mat Latos, who's actually been doing well for the Reds
14- Yoenis Cespedes

Pack 6-
176- Jose Altuve, the only good player on the Astros
26- Jayson Werth, a reused shot from Heritage
83- Jim Johnson
123- Jean Segura, snagged in the Zack Greinke trade. No, not that one, the other one.
223- Matt Williams SHORT PRINT, which is kinda nice.
66- Tim Hudson, who got his 200th win this year
125- Kyle Lohse, now sucking for the Brewers
199- Eric Hosmer

Pack 7-
200- Mike Trout, who's actually pretty good.
2- Gary Carter, may he rest in piece.
77- Tony Cingrani rookie
ANNNND....WE have another hit. And it's even better than the David Wilson rookie!
This is a John Mayberry SR., the one for the Royals, not the Phillies, ON CARD AUTO. I absolutely love this, and think Topps is awesome for doing these. Even if Mayberry isn't a big star, it's still incredibly cool.
33- Corey Hart, who wears his sunglasses at night.
52- Desmond Jennings (brotha)
136- Nelson Cruz, who probably took steroids
181- Avisail Garcia

Pack 8-
144- Paul Molitor, which is pretty nice
184- Kyle Seager
41- Doug Fister, such an unfortunate name
57- Todd Frazier, of my mom's hometown, Pt. Pleasant
1983 All Star of Darrell Evans. Is it me, or are there only two cards in this set. I got the Ryan, I've got the Evans, and those are the only two I've seen
16- Cal Ripken Jr, the greatest Baltimore Oriole of all time
72- Harmon, the killer, Killebrew
111- Brandon Morrow to top it off

Well, that was an amazing box. I love both of these products, because they have great designs and even better hits. The on-card auto from this one is probably my favorite card I've gotten since the Bench/Posey game used last year. It's that good. This is a great set, and you can bet your ass I'll be getting more.

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