|1993 Pinnacle #239 Eric Wedge (RC)|
Joe Girardi was the face of Rockies catching those first few years, but puffy clouds and blue skies do little to diminish the hope of an MLB rookie, making his mark on a 1993 league with 50 new roster spots to occupy.
|1998 Topps Stars Bronze #4 Ellis Burks /9799|
Get them before they're gone, kids.
|2008 Bowman Blue #119 Jeff Francis /500|
|2008 Upper Deck Star Quest #7 Matt Holliday|
|2008 Upper Deck #746 Matt Holliday SH|
You can see on his face that he knows it's something special.
|2013 Topps Gypsy Queen Sliding Stars #SS-CG Carlos Gonzalez|
Gonzalez is great on the basepaths, good enough to earn a spot in the well-liked Sliding Stars insert set, by far my favorite part of Gypsy Queen. It's a Coors Field card, showing the field-level suites below the right field out-of-town scoreboard. I'm not sure whether CarGo successfully stole second on this attempt, but he's clearly giving the Reds' Zack Cozart (?) some trouble.
Though he's already doing lots of winning in Toronto, at least you'll continue to see Troy Tulowitzki appear on this blog.
|2011 Topps Lineage 3-D #T3D22 Troy Tulowitzki|
I'm only a few cards away from completing the 2011 Topps Lineage base set, but this 3D insert of Tulowitzki turning two is easily one of my favorite cards from that year. I'm not sure who they're playing here—maybe the Rays—but the 3D effect is so good that I almost thought I could see deeper past the edges, like one of those portraits in Hogwarts.
I discussed pinstripes at length yesterday, so I'll simply show one of two relic cards that Jeff included in this shipment.
|2008 Upper Deck UD Game Materials #UDJ-GA Garrett Atkins S.2|
It's good to be getting back into the swing of things in the hobby. Not to give anything away, but I'm making a trip to my LCS tomorrow to pick up a card I've had my eye on for some time.
You'll know it when you see it.