Tuesday, August 9, 2011

August Group Break: Mariners & Marlins

Maybe these pair-ups won't be so random after all. I chose these next two as the most geographically distant pair of clubs in Major League Baseball. We'll start with the victor, card-wise.

Team: Mariners
Buyer: ...Joe
Cards of Interest: Let's start things off with the all-time face of the franchise, the Alpha and the Omega, Ken Griffey, Jr. and his 2010 Topps Chrome Refractor #28.

2010 Bowman Chrome Topps 100 #TPC21 Dustin Ackley Refractor (027/499)
Perhaps the face of the future? Ackley was the second dude drafted in 2009, right behind the Strasburger. The only difference between the two is that this kid is in the starting lineup on a Major League squad. (And batting over .300 to boot.)

2010 Topps Chrome #167 Franklin Gutierrez Orange Refractor
Clashing colors.

2010 Bowman Chrome #BCP182 Alex Liddi Purple Refractor (676/899)

2011 Bowman's Best #BB7 Ichiro
These do look pretty great in person. Not a product I usually buy, though.

The Marlins, as a relatively new team, had a stack that was only slightly larger than the Rockies. Nothing of note was really found, so I'll give a little face time to some products that might not show up later in this break.
Team: Marlins
Buyer: Chris Mays
Cards of Interest: Mini cards are always welcome, and this one is no different. 2010 Topps Allen & Ginter #39 Josh Johnson Ad Back

1994 Ted Williams "The Campaign" #125 Charles Johnson

That's two Johnsons. How about a Yohnson?
"I offer them a kruschiki, they kick me straight in my yohnson. Oooooooh, funky boy!"

1997 Pacific #305 Yorkis Perez
So bad it's good, or so bad it's bad?

1 comment:

Chris Harris said...

Didn't know Dave Winfield was a Catch Phrase comic. The things you learn on TWR.