Tuesday, June 30, 2015
Series Two Trade Bait
When Big Papi was Medium-Sized Papi.
I guess I don't have a lot to say about Series Two, so I thought I'd just throw up some scans of some of the more interesting cards that I don't need. I have a Cardinals want list, a Topps Heritage want list, a Bowman Heritage want list and an Allen & Ginter want list along with some other miscellany whose links aren't mobile browser friendly (I need to work on this.)
I picked up a 3-pack blister that contained a bonus Target exclusive Babe Ruth insert as well as a Target blaster box. It'd be nice to get ahold of the Yadi and Pujols medallion cards one of these days, but I'm not holding my breath.
More of the same from Series One, although I feel like the blaster/single pack versions look a little different than last series. Weren't they reddish before?
I don't like it when more than half of the card is taken up by something other than the player and there's nothing really distinctive about it.
Okay. I see what they did there.
Two pictures of deGrom and his floppy hair.
I have no idea who he is, but gold parallels have been relatively scarce in recent years despite virtually no change in print run. Seems fishy. According to the back of his card, Herrera bounced around the Dodgers system for more than a decade.
I don't see the appeal in this guy. Not only that, I really dislike this insert set. Of course, I'll take all the Hamm I can get.
Mo was good. Really good.
I want to scream at whoever designed this. What were they thinking?
Finally, here's a foily parallel of Marco Scutaro, a remnant of the Giants 2012 World Series run who got a card in Series Two for no reason whatsoever. He had 11 ABs last year and has no more baseball in his future.