Thursday, July 2, 2009

Level I - I Am a Winner

With the Cardinals back on the winning side of things, I figured it was time for a winning blog entry. I can't say I've won a ton of things in my life, but I did manage to win a blogger's hockey cards contest and I can take that to my grave! I think my biggest advantage was probably that I know very little about hockey, so instead of utilizing my tendency to completely overthink everything, I just went with some fearless gut feeling predictions and let it fly. The hockey cards looked amazing as advertised, by the way, though they are now in the hands of someone who appreciates the sport more than I. I recently received the goods and Captain Canuck was kind enough to throw in a few Cardinals cards along with the prize and a 1991 O-Pee-Chee Premier Baseball pack. I'll save the pack for another day, but here are some of the Cards cards that are brand new to my collection.

Rhett Parrott will make a good candidate for a sequel to my Who Are These Guys? post. I'm not overly fond of the 2002 Bowman design, but I know that I don't have many cards from this set yet.

I haven't exactly chased the rainbow, but I'm getting closer to owning all of the charcoal (retail only) parallel cards from the 2008 Upper Deck Baseball Heroes set. I liked the set, though I have tons and tons of doubles from the base set now. I'm guessing that this set isn't making a return appearance in 2009.

I really, really dislike slanted designs. There's no reason for it!


And here I thought Donruss didn't have a Major League Baseball license. It's no wonder that Donruss got in some trouble for their unlicensed baseball products. This is a far cry from the airbrushing days where everyone wore a solid colored cap and had nary a trace of any team logos on their uniforms. Oddly enough, I never think of Eck as Cardinal when I look back on his career. This is now the second Eckersley "legends" style card I own where he's pictured in a St. Louis uniform when I'd fully expect him to be pictured with Oakland.

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1 comment:

kevincrumbs said...

That Brian Jordan card reminds me of a Trapper Keeper, for some reason.