Tuesday, April 12, 2016
Cards with Integrity
A solid trade package arrives.
True story: I actually own a cracked bat. It's Chris Denorfia's bat, in fact. I've told the story before, but another fringe major leaguer lost the grip on his bat during a game in the waning moments of the last incarnation of the Portland Beavers AAA franchise. The bat ended up in my lap. Somehow in a blur of confusion and half eaten ballpark nachos, the cracked Denorfia bat became mine to keep.
This brings me to the latest bubble mailer of cards that showed up at Cards on Cards Central, from super Tigers fan Julie of A Cracked Bat.
The package contained a bunch of 2016 Panini Donruss Cardinals cards. Without being responsible and actually checking the checklist, I am pretty sure I've got a handle of the bulk of the team set now, which is great. I chose the Tsunami for scanning because he's pretty much the most underrated player around these days.
This looks like someone cropped Matt's head out of a magazine and blew it up to 3x5 proportions. This is not up to SI's usual standards, guys.
From L: Matt Holliday, Michael Wacha, Carlos Martinez, Jhonny Peralta, Yadier Molina and Trevor "The Subject" Rosenthal. Not pictured: Matt Carpenter, who was actually the best player on the team last year by many metrics. (NL doubles leader. Just saying.)
These Triumvirate cards are weird and nice. Or weird, but nice? I guess I need to go out and pick up the rest of the gang so I can put them together like some crappy 2D Voltron or... perhaps it's more apt to say, like Ignignokt and Err. If these weren't so dazzling looking, I would continue making fun of them.
Thanks again to Julie, who can expect a bundle of Tigers stuff in the near future!