|2015 Topps Update #US358 Nolan Arenado|
The All-Star hats were a little weird this year, but I see the century-old look they were going for. At least they didn't make everyone wear handlebar mustaches. Mike Trout certainly set the tone in that game by belting a first-inning home run, while Arenado took over in the field in the 7th for the Home Run Derby champ, Todd Frazier, and struck out in his only at-bat in the 8th.
Unless this is just a warm-up shot, this is the last out of the top of the 8th, when Jose Iglesias grounded out to 3rd with Mark Melancon on the mound.
There might be an oversupply of All-Star cards in Update, but it's not often you can date a card down to a single play.
|2015 Topps Heritage #306 Rafael Ynoa (RC) / Jackson Williams (RC)|
|2015 Bowman Draft #200 Brendan Rodgers|
Anyway, he might be the future of the Rockies' shortstop position whenever Jose Reyes wraps things up in Denver, assuming he sticks around that long. I, for one, would love to see Reyes gone, especially in light of the domestic violence charges for which he'll stand trial just as the 2016 regular season opens.
|2015 Bowman Prospects #BP19 David Dahl|
It's probably the former, but Bowman sets have been so convoluted for so long that the latter wouldn't surprise me a bit.
|2014 Bowman Chrome Purple Refractors #54 Troy Tulowitzki /150|
And to give you an idea of when I composed this post, the end of that Green Bay / Arizona game was pretty fun to watch too.
|1998 Collector's Choice StarQuest #SQ13 Todd Helton SD|
So far you've seen almost every card Jeff sent. Think that would be about right for a PWE?
|2013 Topps Allen and Ginter Box Toppers #OB-TT Troy Tulowitzki|
This giant thing is roughly 4"x7". The back is not terribly interesting, but the front has a much sharper image that you'll see on most A&G cards. I have no idea how rare these are, but I've sure never seen one. I have a Hideo Nomo Topps Chrome card about this size, so I'll probably squeeze it into that page.
You might have noticed a lack of Blake Street Bombers in this post so far. Have no fear.
|1995 Leaf #135 Dante Bichette (AU)|
And on the subject of the card itself, this isn't the only shot of Bichette playing the field at Wrigley. He was "Mr. .310" and he excelled on a two-strike count, but the card companies loved when he came to Chicago.
There was some really interesting and unexpected stuff crammed into this envelope, spanning the whole of Rockies history, and likely several years into the future. Thanks Jeff!