Thursday, September 9, 2010

All-Star Upper Deck Cardinal Spectacular

Sometimes you just run out of things to say about a team. Fortunately, Capewood Collections provided us with some images tonight as part of a big Midsummer Clearance. Summer is dwindling away now like the Redbirds' playoff chances. In the meantime, here's two Cardinals All-Stars, Upper Deck style... and three very "un"-All-Stars.

I had completely forgotten about 2010 Upper Deck. Ditto for Brad Thompson, actually. He pitched for the Royals for a bit this season as well as in the Houston system, but is currently a free agent.

Joe Thurston has sub-major league talent, but still spent a significant time on the Cardinals last season. He's put up a solid season with AAA Gwinnett.

I've heard this man referred to as Blohse more than once this season, sadly. He has two more years left on his contract. Let's hope he at least figures out how to get back to average at some point.

Ah... okay, that's better. Carpenter has had to play stopper more than once recently. Hopefully Adam Wainwright will take down Atlanta and Carp won't have to do it again on Friday.


Anonymous said...

Joe Thurston is the type of player LaRussa falls in love with, for some darn reason. His career is littered with playing time for Lance Blankenship, Scott Hemond, Joe McEwing, etc.

He also had a man crush on Craig Paquette as well, but that may have been more power related.

Sometimes I can't figure him out.

capewood said...

Thanks for the blog mention. I got a lot of great cards out of this deal and I'll have some posts up soon.