Baseball card blog focusing on 1971 Topps, cards of catchers and the Colorado Rockies, sometimes drifting of into other areas or sports.
Friday, 20 June 2014
There are some things about my collection I can't explain. One of them is orange cards. They really don't work with the Rockies purple, but for some reason I am drawn to them. After some price checking, I found this 2013 Topps Chrome Orange Nolan Arenado on sportlots for the cheapest price. I haven't dedicated myself to collecting one player since Chris Iannetta was traded, but Nolan Arenado is coming close to being that guy.
Of course after hours of searching I found a few more to round out the order. A 1993 Fleer Final Andy Ashby. Another thing I am drawn to is Ashby cards with the Rockies, there is something about a guy that was terrible with the Rockies, traded along with Brad Ausmus to the Padres, and then made two All-Star teams and pitched in a World Series for the Padres. There is also something about the simplicity of the 1993 Fleer card design that I like.
Doc Brooks comes from the 2007 Bowman Chrome Prospects set. Not really much of a prospect at that point, by 2007 Brooks had played 6 seasons in the minors with 4 different organizations, never making it to Double A and would spent 2007 and 2008 in independent leagues.
Another prospect who never made it to the bigs, Avery Barnes spent 3 seasons in the Rockies organization, and actually didn't have bad numbers, but was released after 2011 and looks to have retired.