Fortunately, the Rockies are looking pretty good in spring training, even with a couple of their star players opting to get up to speed via the WBC this year instead. One of those players, Carlos Gonzalez, is facing off against Italy as I write this. The colorful colors of his home country of Venezuela don't feature pinstripes, but CarGo's day job as a Colorado Rockie offer a 50 percent chance that one of his relic cards will contain a purple pinstripe.
|2016 Topps Scouting Report Relics #SRR-CGN Carlos Gonzalez S2 (MEM)|
|2010 Topps Update More Tales of the Game #MTOG-8 Mile-High Humidor|
I'm not sure if they have a humidor at the Triple-A Albuquerque park, but given that the Rockies selected it for the top of their farm system, it would make sense to try to replicate the conditions players would find in Denver. That's partly why Albuquerque was chosen in the first place. It's similarly dry and at a high elevation.
But the mountains are on the wrong side.
|1988 Donruss Stan Musial Puzzle #55 Musial Puzzle 55-57|
Thanks to Mark and Peter for keeping the trading going over the winter!