Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Cast-Offs for the Taking

I'm suffering from a bit of baseball fatigue here tonight, which seems to happen around this time of year when you closely follow a competitive team. Here are some cards that have been cast aside by another fellow blogger that I'm prepared to turn around and do the same thing with. I can set a card or two aside for the next package I send one of you guys, or perhaps I could use one of these cards to lay the groundwork for a trade with someone I've never dealt with before. The possiblities are endless!

I hope Topps hasn't completely given up on their Stadium Club brand. I'd like to see them give it a shot again, this time with a more sensible pricing structure and (even more importantly) no bizarre skip-numbered short printing/variation scheme.

Josh Collmenter has been a bit of a surprise this year with Arizona in his rookie season, going 7-7 with good all around numbers. He also made a decent fantasy scrapheap acquisition. Who wants his rookie card?

Speaking of rookie cards, here's a legendary one. I'm sure everyone has 30 of these in their collections at this point, but I thought I'd throw this one out there anyway. Why haven't we seen any tributes to the amazing Future Stars logo?

Julio Teheran is a top rated prospect, or so they say. If you like the top rated prospects, maybe he's your cup of tea.

Somehow Yuniesky Betancourt is the Cardinals killer right now. Fielder just stands around looking ample.

Halladay is 15-4 this season. Children continue to scream for ice cream.

Another Once Was, But Now Philly - Hunter Pence - seems to have made a good enough impression on his new team's fans. I just wonder how long it will take before Pence and Victorino crash into each other, leaving a wake of pesky bones on the field for the medics to sort out.

Vlad shows up so many times in my collection that I had to give him two mentions since I received cards of his on two different teams. I prefer the non-glossy appearance of later Topps Total sets to this 2002 style.

This right here is a man's pitch.


cubsfan731 said...

I want the Collmenter!

Anonymous said...

I'd be interested in the Teheran - perhaps we can get a trade going?


Community Gum said...

I bet my blogmate Jon wants that Maddux! Now, how interested are you in some '91-'93 Stadium Club castoffs... -Andy