Thursday, May 17, 2012

El Cheapo: NL East

Most Recent World Series Victory: 2008 Philadelphia Phillies

Team: Atlanta Braves
Buyer: jaybarkerfan
Favorite Card: 1983 Donruss #436 Biff Pocoroba x6
This is fifty shades of grey of awesomeness. I believe that back when Bipping started, the minimum number of cards required to constitute an official Bip was five. I suppose that makes this a Biff Bip.

Team: Washington Nationals
Buyer: BS
Favorite Card: 2010 Upper Deck Game Jersey #UDGJ-RZ Ryan Zimmerman
Two hits left after this one? Looks like BS is cleaning up so far.

Team: Miami Marlins
Buyer: IkesCards
Favorite Card: 2012 Topps Gold Futures #GF-14 Mike Stanton
Some sort of insert from 2012 Topps? I wouldn't know too much about that.

Team: Philadelphia Phillies
Buyer: daddyohoho
Favorite Card: 2011 Topps Black #341 Kyle Kendrick
The Phillies didn't have an especially great haul this time, but the story on the back of this card is awesome: In 2008, Kyle's teammates convinced the impressionable young right-hander that he's been traded to Japan for a fictional player named "Kobayashi Iwamura." Orca fat, and such.

Team: New York Mets
Buyer: commishbob
Favorite Card: 1998 Sports Illustrated Presented by Fleer #25 Magnificent Moments Mookie Wilson
There were a bunch of these in the lot. The base cards featuring contemporary players are so-so, but there's a subset of classic World Series SI covers. This isn't one of them, but it portrays one of those mythical baseball moments.

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