Friday, February 26, 2010

Moving on Up

It's been a while since my last post but it's for good reason. My wife and I purchased a new house (which should make President Obama happy) and as a result I haven't had access to my scanner for some time. Fortunately, I was still able to use my computer and after reading everyone's experiences with 2010 Topps Series 1, I figured I'd purchased some packs from my local card shop.

Since 2010 Topps has been out for a few weeks and it's been covered on plenty of other blogs, I'm only going to show the highlights out of the eleven Hobby Packs I purchased.

#1 - My Favorite Photograph found on a base card (that I pulled)

Tie - Justin Upton and David DeJesus

Shades of 1971 Topps Brooks Robinson on this Justin Upton card. I can't tell if Justin's sliding into third base or back into first base on this photo.

Is David DeJesus trying to catch a baseball or falling telephone rates? He appears to be at least two feet off the ground (no pun intended) in this photo.

#2 - The Least Favorite Card I Pulled

Reggie Jackson Tales of the Game

As a Dodger fan, the only good thing I can say about this highlight is that it's replayed slightly less that Kirk Gibson's 1988 World Series Pinch Hit Home Run

#3 - Best Parallel Card I Pulled

Clayton Kershaw Black # 42 / 59

Not much doubt in my mind which blogger is a big fan of Matthew Stafford's High School teammate.

Topps appearred to save a few bucks with the way they crash numbered their black parallels this year.

#4 - Best Insert Card I Pulled

Cole Hamels Peak Performance Jumbo Relic # 03 / 20

This is a pretty cool card. I'm still trying to figure out what part of the Phillies Jersey this came from. Note: Am I the only one that didn't care for that Holiday Inn Express commercial he starred in last year?

#5 - Best and only Million Card Giveaway I Pulled in 11 Hobby Packs.


1973 Topps Milt Pappas

Milt is probably best remembered for throwing a No Hitter for the Cubs against the Padres September 2nd, 1972 that was almost a Perfect Game.

If you've never heard the story, Milt had thrown 8 2/3 perfect innings and had a 3-2 count to the final batter Larry Stahl who was pinch hitting for pitcher Al Servinson. The payoff pitch was arguably a strike but the home plate umpire at the time Bruce Froemming chose to call it a ball. The next batter Garry Jestadt then popped to second baseman Carmen Fanzone.


Matt Runyon said...

Hard to tell which base Upton is sliding into (my guess is 3rd base). I like how the coach is down on the ground.

night owl said...

Holy crap. I don't know if the Kershaw's available. But I want it, if it is.

James B. Anama said...

Your site has now been added to the Sports Card Blogroll.


JayBee Anama

Pop Cultured said...

how much for the hamels?