Tuesday 27 August 2013
Thursday 22 August 2013
Friday 16 August 2013
Another installment of 2013 Topps flagship parallels. This time it's the orange border from the Factory Set, numbered out of 230. These are challenging the pink borders for the ugliest version of flagship, and look even worse with the Rockies purple in the design. This brings me up to 12 different versions of the 2013 Ramon Hernandez and a pink parallel should be making it's way here via the COMC mailbox service to complete the rainbow.
Wednesday 14 August 2013
Zistle so it is kind of surprising it took this long to trade with him. In return for some Cardinals and Matt Holliday cards, he sent me a stack of cards, including Fleer and Score rookie cards of Tom Glavine. Despite a strong dislike for the Braves, I always liked Glavine and these cards are nice to add to the collection.
Monday 12 August 2013
Knudson was the first Denver native to play for the Rockies, but didn't last long pitching 5 2/3 innings over 4 games, giving up 14 runs for a 22.24 ERA. In his Rockies debut he gave up 8 runs, in 1+ inning of work for a super small sample size ERA of 72.00. He is probably best known for his time with the Brewers from 1986-1991, winning a career high 10 games in 1990.
Friday 9 August 2013
Wednesday 7 August 2013
Albers, a 27 year old native of North Battleford, was drafted out of high school by the Brewers in 2004, but chose to attend the University of Kentucky, and was then drafted by the Padres in 2008. He was assigned to the Rookie class AZL Padres and pitched in 5 games in 2008, but then missed all of 2009 with Tommy John surgery and was released. The comeback trail started in 2010 with Quebec of the independent Canadian-American Association, going 3-0 with a 1.40 ERA and 17 saves over 40 games. The Twins signed him as a minor league free-agent in 2011 and Albers moved through the system quickly, and was converted to a starter in 2012 with the AA New Britain Rock Cats. He would be named to Team Canada in the 2013 World Baseball Classic and then the AAA All-Star team before making his MLB debut.
Tuesday 6 August 2013
I managed to gather a couple nice Rockies cards as well, the 2013 Tulo short print, a 2011 Printing Plate of Jorge de la Rosa, relics of Jordan Pacheco and Carlos Gonzalez, a 2013 Black Mini Cargo, the last 2 Drew Pomeranz mini's I needed for the rainbow and a mini autograph, numbered to 10, of Wilin Rosario.
Full Trade and Want lists below if anyone is intrested in trading
2011 / 2012 / 2013
Friday 2 August 2013
Back from a week in British Columbia with a day of minor league baseball squeezed into the vacation. While picking up a hat in the Vancouver Canadians team store at Nat Bailey Stadium I noticed team sets for sale so I grabbed one. The first two things I noticed were how nice the cards looked for a Low-A team, and how thick the team bag was. The team set checks in at 41 cards, with 34 being players and the rest being staff from the manager to the video coordinator. The starting pitcher in the game I saw was surprisingly not in the set as he was demoted from Lansing and was making his first start for Vancouver. I know little of the Blue Jays farm system and none of the player were in their top 20 prospects so the cards shown will be somewhat random. The Canadians lost 7-1 to the Hillsboro Hops, who are a Arizona affiliate, and Andy Fermin drove in the only run with a 1st inning triple so his card gets top billing here.