Friday, March 6, 2009

2009 Topps: The Second Five Packs

Here's the second group of five packs of 2009 Topps that I bought on a return trip to Target. I think these ones came out of a box rather than the hamster feeder thing.

Pack 1:
211 - Ryan Rowland-Smith (Rowland-Smith was one of several relievers the Mariners got starts from out of desperation last year.)
122 - Joe Mather (Mather has been playing almost exclusively at 3B this spring so he can help fill in the gap until Troy Glaus gets back.)
155 - Roy Halladay
76 - Marcus Thames
173 - Manny Delcarmen (The other Manny.)
36 - Kevin Slowey (Slowey pitched two shutouts last season. That was good enough to tie for first in the AL.)

LLG-4 - Honus Wagner Legends of the Game Target
TTT18 - Miguel Cabrera Topps Town
22 - Evan Longoria / David Price (So much hype on this card that I had to put it down right away.)

172 - Yadier Molina (Yadi! Yadi! Yadi!)
30 - Ken Griffey Jr.
183 - Jason Michaels

Pack 2:
58 - Travis Snider (RC)
190 - Chien-Ming Wang

290 - Albert Pujols (Card companies seem to like this pose a lot.)

258 - Casey Kotchman (Love this photo.)
LLG-1 - Ted Williams Legends of the Game Target (Got it already. Any takers?)

TTT7 - Hanley Ramirez Topps Town (Hanley is literally exploding out of his uniform here, much to the delight of the mini people below.)
169 - Juan Miranda (RC)
184 - Bobby Parnell (RC)
109 - Tom Gorzelanny (I keep seeing the same cards.)
317 - Jarrod Saltymacadamia
220 - Jay Bruce (Someday I'm going to build a fort out of all the Jay Bruce cards I have.)
48 - Mike Napoli

Pack 3:
136 - Tim Hudson
193 - Zack Greinke
37 - Erick Aybar
203 - Jair Jurrjens

268 - Chris Burke (His face! It's exploding!)

TR5 - Nick Markakis Turkey Red (Finally, a Turkey Red insert! I am crazy enough to want to collect all of these this year.)
TTT17 - Francisco Rodriguez Topps Town
- Topps Attax Code Card (I have no idea what this is and I'm not sure I want to know.)

224 - Max Scherzer (Max is doing the Floating Ball Trick.)
12 - Andrew Carpenter (RC)
325 - Dustin McGowan
322 - John Buck
214 - Scott Elbert (RC) (Who is this guy, Dodgers fans?)

Pack 4:

308 - Chris Duncan (It sounds like Duncan is healthy and ready for a productive season this year, which is great news.)
73 - Shane Victorino
180 - Cliff Lee (Here's another guy with 2 shutouts last season. Johnny Damon is a lifetime .000 against Lee according to the stats on the back.)
174 - James Shields
85 - Justin Verlander (I'm kinda afraid to draft this guy this year.)

LG11 - Lou Gehrig Legends of the Game

TTT13 - Albert Pujols Topps Town (Now I just need the gold version, I guess?)
134 - Evan Longoria Rookie of the Year
251 - Greg Smith
91 - Cody Ross
7 - Mickey Mantle (Everyone's seen the Mantle-as-a-shortstop card by now, I'm sure.)
200 - Chase Utley
- David Wright loss prevention card

Pack 5:
295 - Derrek Lee
205 - Miguel Tejada
106 - Marlon Byrd
66 - Dustin Pedroia MVP

266 - Todd Wellemeyer (Good run of Cardinals here!)

LLG-2 - Jackie Robinson Legends of the Game Target
TTT11 - Nick Markakis Topps Town
315 - Hiroki Kuroda
320 - Miguel Cabrera (Again.)
187 - Jon Garland
197 - Ronnie Belliard
185 - Randy Johnson


  1. Unbelievable. You pulled more Cardinals in those five packs than Isaac has in at least 12 - 15!

    Thanks for the cards earlier this week. He called me at the office to tell me all about the cool Markakis cards.

  2. Elbert is a lefty. That's about all you need to know.

  3. Elbert was considered one of the top left handed pitching prospects for a while before he got injured. He did pretty good in the pen for us last year thou...

  4. You know, the 2009 Topps seem so much better than the 2009 UD. They just do. Even the photography.


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