Sunday, July 25, 2010

CC: But Don't Take Myyyyy Word For It...

Due to as-yet-unresolved storage issues, book(let) cards still have no place in the world of collecting. However, this one looks pretty damn nice.

2009 Topps Sterling Seasons Booklet Card 8x Patch AUTO #SSA-34 (04/10)

Waaaaaay better than the 1/1 booklet card that I got from the same set, wouldn't you say? It's an '80s pinstripe throwback uniform that the patches are from. If I remember correctly, the Brewers wore these during Friday home games throughout the 2008 season. By checking CC's game log from that season and comparing it to a 2008 calendar, I have determined that, if these pieces of jersey are in fact from an actual game-used jersey, they are from either the August 8 game against Washington (W, 5-0, Complete Game Shutout) or the September 5 game against San Diego (W, 3-2, an 11-inning game won by Brian Shouse).

Of course, this is all speculation. The Brewers played in three other Friday night home games following the Sabathia trade in which CC did not pitch, but was probably in uniform. In any case, it's a nice part of the memorable season.

See ya next time.

Butterfly in the skyyyyyy
I can go twice as hiiiiiiigh...

2 comments:

TJ said...

That's by far one of the nicer booklet cards I've seen.

Matt F. said...

If you enjoyed this CC Sabathia booklet you might enjoy these other booklets...but you don't have to take my word for it...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6gkqWPkPTKA