Sunday, July 31, 2011

The 100 Best Finds in a 30-Dollar Lot: #91

2010 Topps Chrome #193 Lance Zawadzki AUTO

This is the last autographed card you'll see in this lot. Zawadzki is now a member of the Royals organization. Right now he's with the Omaha Storm Chasers. For a triple-A team, their roster has a ton of guys whose names I recognize: Joaquin Arias, Mike Aviles, Gregor Blanco, Lorenzo Cain (who was part of the Zack Greinke trade), Kila Ka'aihue, Jeremy Jeffress, Vin Mazzaro and Mike Moustakas. I've been hearing all year how the Royals farm system is exploding with talent, and how they're just a few years away from taking over the American League.

A few sides notes.
*The Storm Chasers are leading their division by 5.0 games at present.

*The team's logo is very creative. A tornado with a bat shoved through it to make a nose is a pretty cool idea.

*Pop idol Selena Gomez will be playing a concert at the Chasers' home field on August 12, if you're into that sort of thing. God, I hope I never need to accompany a child to that sort of thing.


SpastikMooss said...

I went to high school with Zawadski (senior when I was a junior).

cubsfan731 said...

Aviles, Blanco, and Moustakas are no longer on the team. Aviles was trade to the Red Sox yesterday, Blanco was traded to Washington a while back, and Moose is in KC.

Retrofan said...

I saw Moustakas playing at Progessive Field in Cleveland yesterday. He had an 0-3 day at the plate.