Friday, January 31, 2014

2014 Topps Series 1: Hanger Box

Continued from earlier, here is another bunch of new cards, this one in a larger scale.

68- Sean Burnett
150- ANDREW MCCUTCHEN! Great player, deserving MVP.
77- Aroldis Chapman, who could possibly be the next Mariano Rivera
20- Charlie Blackmon
2- Jhonny Peralta, who did not follow Men at Work's pleas.
109- David Freese. Now an Angel. And not as an offset of that car accident last year.
186- Clayton Richard
305- Steve Cishek, closer for the Marlins
236- Joel Peralta
256- Abraham Almonte
75- Brandon Barnes
209- Carlos Quentin, famous pissant.
38- Leaders, NL Homers
People I wasn't surprised to see on the list: Pedro Alvarez, Paul Goldschmidt, Domonic Brown, Hunter Pence
People I was surprised to see on the list: Ryan Zimmerman, Jayson Werth
253- TODD HELTON Farewell checklist. Excellent card.
eight filthy doubles
131- Junichi Tazawa
165- Rajai Davis, now on the...oh, I don't know...
78- Bronson Arroyo. I don't think anyone's signed him.
54- Andrew Lambo
52- Jim Adduci
179- Gerrit Cole Future Star. GUYS, HE'S A STAR NOW!!!!
89- Jarred Cosart. Yeah, better.
127- Yusmeiro Petit
210- Jose Altuve, who must be glad the worst team in baseball keeps giving him money
317- Lonnie Chisenhall in a nice throwback
43- Mark Trumbo. I forget where he is now.
293- Mike Zunino Future Star
145- Jason Castro, who did not place fourth on American Idol in 2008.
28- Brayan Pena
188- Mark Melancon
155- Daniel Murphy
133- Xander Bogaerts ROOKIE. YAY I GUESS
136- Will Middlebrooks Future Star. This is his third season, and he STILL can't make it out of future star territory? Who is he, J.P. Arencibia?
22- WS HL Mike Napoli
103- AL Batting Average leaders
Doesn't count because Average isn't too trustworthy. Daniel Nava is on this list. Point taken.
59- Nate Schierholtz
104- Kurt Suzuki, set to become the new catcher in Minnesota.
32- Reymond Fuentes SHINY RED PARALLEL
Ian Desmond Power Players. I don't know what this is, but I hope it isn't a ripoff.
Upper Class insert of HANK AARON
A double of the Machado Future is Now insert
All Rookie Cup Team insert of Jim Rice. Nice!
235- Jason Kipnis RED
157- Matt Adams RED
SUPER VETERAN of Albert Pujols. I like that they brought this back, and I like that it reminds me of a 2005 Topps subset.
29- AL HR Leaders YELLOW
231- J.R. Murphy rookie YELLOW. Gotta admit, I kinda like the yellow ones.
199- Matt Davidson
316- Mike Minor
79- Garrett Jones
197- Onelki Garcia rc
327- KUNG FU PANDA! Hopefully he has a better season.
214- James Shields
176- Alex Cobb
275- Nolan Arenado, the new third baseman in Colorado.
303- Andres Torres
169- Nick Franklin Future Star
248- Travis D'Arnaud ROOKIE. THAT'S KINDA COOL
128- Erasmo Ramirez
114- Francisco Liriano, back to being a great pitcher.
96- Wily Peralta
313- Brad Peacock

And thus ends my first packs of 2014. I like the set. Inserts may need to grow on me a bit more. Parallels are fun. Good time had by all.

...we will soon return to your regularly scheduled Stadium Club.

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