Friday, August 12, 2011

August Group Break: Blue Jays & Nationals/Expos

Okay, so one of the franchises no longer sits in Canada, but these two are a good pair nonetheless.

Team: Blue Jays
Buyer: Retrofan
Cards of Interest: Lotsa shinies go to the Bluebirds.
2010 Bowman Chrome Topps 100#TPC90 Anthony Gose Refractor (434/499)
Apparently this guy's a speed demon. The back of this card compares him to Michael Bourn.

2010 Topps Chrome #59 Adam Lind Orange Refractor
Again, some colored refractors look great on some teams. I'd imagine orange only looks good on Orioles.

2010 Topps Chrome #82 Lyle Overbay Refractor
When Lyle comes up to bat, does the Toronto crowd yell "Oooooooooooooo" (rhyming with throw, not with new) like we used to in Milwaukee?

1987 Topps Tiffany #612 George Bell All-Star
Now that's something you don't see every day.


Team: Nationals/Expos
Buyer: Zpop
Cards of Interest: This lot contained more Nats than 'spos, which I'm sure is what Zpop wanted to see.
2009 TriStar Prospects Crystal Ballers #117 Introducing the 2009 #1 Draft Pick
This card goes way out of its way not to mention Stephen Strasburg by name until you get to the small print on the back.

2010 Topps #251 John Lannan Gold (1611/2010)

1984 Topps #390 Tim Raines
First bit of "Personal Data" on the back is Marital Status.

2011 Bowman #121 Jayson Werth
Did you know that over the next seven years the Washington Nationals will pay Jayson Werth 2.2 billion dollars for his services? Non-public parts of his contract reportedly entitle Werth to 15% of Nationals Park concession revenue (gross, not net) as well as the authority to appoint the radar gun operator manning the Speed Pitch attraction located on the third base side concourse.

Up next: No doubt about it.

1 comment:

Retrofan said...

If shiny is what I get, i'm happy with that. Topps Chrome is one product I stay away from. As an aside, I'd think the Giants would look good on orange refractors (I have a Lincecum that I got in a trade to lend credit to this supposition).