Monday, August 30, 2010

Blue Topps from NatsTown

Here's a package I received recently that nearly got completely swept under the rug. I'm really behind on trading as I've mentioned recently and hope to rectify this situation beginning tomorrow. In the meantime, I knew I had a box of 2003 Topps cards to post about and had myself convinced that they came from someone who I had already had a stack pulled for when I realized that it actually came from NatsTown. And... guess what team's cards I'm pretty much fresh out of? So, while I scramble to print up or draw up some Michael Morse and Roger Bernadina cards, here are some blue Topps cards for you to enjoy.

Here are the Cardinals in somewhat happier times, when they were crushing someone. Unfortunately, Alex Cintron would mow down the newly-acquired Scott Rolen in a subsequent game, costing the Cards a series shot at the World Series in my opinion. Stupid Alex Cintron.

Huge 3-series Topps base sets used to be really awesome, because you'd get backup catchers like Joe Girardi.

But what's even better than a backup catcher? A backup to the backup catcher! It seems like the Cardinals are playing with an entire roster full of Chris Widgers these days.

Chris Narveson has managed to stick around with the Brewers somehow after being dumped by St. Louis on two separate occasions.

Here's Miguel Cabrera in his younger, lighter days.

I'm still waiting for the day that Rafael Soriano becomes the next Mariano Rivera/Lee Smith super hybrid. I'm not sure why. I've watched him pitch since his Seattle days.

This one stings, as I watched Jake Westbrook throw another extremely effective game with zero run support tonight while the man he was traded for is thriving for a team that seems to be bound for the playoffs.

Two guys who would take quite different paths on their way to their appearance in everyday MLB lineup cards. By the way, this is absolutely ridiculous. You have a terrific Major League Baseball team in your town and you can't get anyone to go? Does Florida actually deserve ONE Major League team, let alone two? My apologies to anyone who lives there and actually supports their team - I know there are some of you out there.

And finally, here's my little tribute to Bobby Cox. I'm not a Braves fan or a Cox fan, but if you're in the game for as long as he has been, you must be doing something right.

1 comment:

kevincrumbs said...

Move the Rays to Montreal.