Bit of personal news as I post this one- I get my second vaccine today. Joyous moment, my social circles are beginning to open up there, and the goal is to get to at least one Philadelphia Phillies game this season, as they are the closest MLB team to me at roughly a half-hour from the house on a good day. I miss going to baseball games, I didn't go to enough in 2019, and I wanna get back to attending some this year.
Now, here are the next 9 cards in the ongoing 2020 Topps Final Edition series:
After coming up as a replacement for Evan Longoria and slowly losing playing time to Matt Duffy and Yandy Diaz, Daniel Robertson found himself picked up by the Giants in 2020, only for him to reunite with the man he replaced in Tampa. While Longo still made the majority of the starts at third, Robertson was a useful backup infielder, hitting .333 in 13 games, with 7 hits and 2 RBIs. It was a showcase for other teams to sign him as a utility man in 2021, which the Brewers jumped at.
Mike Minor was primed to be one of the big stars of the Rangers rotation last year, but after Kluber got hurt, Lyles disappointed and Kolby Allard dissipated, the stakes dropped mightily. Minor struggled to get his ERA below 5 in a market with barely any run support, and was traded to a competitor, Oakland, in August. His luck didn't exactly change, pitching 5.48 in a rotation piece that doubled as a bullpen piece, and slightly boosting his stock by pitching 4 scoreless postseason innings against Houston. Thankfully, he seems to be working on a reclamation project in Kansas City this year.
The next 9 cards in the set premiere on friday. A few very strange cases in this post, along with a recently-injured rookie.