Friday, April 22, 2011

Completion!: 2009 Topps Updates and Highlights

Today I received the final card necessary to complete my 2009 Topps Updates & Highlights set. Behold!
#211 Brad Bergesen

Without being on the east coast, having an American League team, or subscribing to MLB Network (at least up until a month or so ago), my first thought upon getting this final card was, "Who is this scrub rookie?" I was a little off-base with that inkling. Bergesen is still in the Orioles starting rotation a couple of years after his debut, which is more than most rookies can say. He's 0-2 this year, but he sports a respectable 3.38 ERA.

The best part of this card is the copy on the back. Former O's manager is quoted as saying, "He just looks like he knows what he's doing." Those sound like words of a neglectful father explaining his thought process regarding the decision to allow his two-year-old to ride a bike without training wheels while on the way to the emergency room.

We'll see how things turn out for Brad B.

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