This 2008 Bowman Chris Davis gold talks about the power potential Davis has, but doesn't mention his knack for striking out. I hope Davis doesn't turn out to be another feast or famine hitter for the Rangers. That hasn't gotten them far in the postseason in the rare times they've made the playoffs. Also, that mysterious orb is from the camera not the card. Does it look like he's rubbing up the ball like a pitcher would to you?
This 1994 Leaf Triple Play Dean Palmer was kind enough to mention the Rangers had never won a division title (as of 1993). Way to bring the Rangers fans down Leaf! Palmer was one of my favorite Rangers of the 1990's.
I see other bloggers post from time to time about 1993 Donruss cards and now I know why. I don't usually post pictures of card backs because it is tedious to take/edit more pictures than necessary. Now that I'll be using a scanner, I hope to use more card backs in posts. I made an exception for this Billy Ripken card because it is a great shot and is the action is continued on the FRONT of the card.
I bought a couple of blasters of SP this year. I think this is the first time I've seen the Elvis Andrus card.
Here is another one of those Topps Gold Cards, circa 2009. I still like them no matter what others might say. This one is Neftali Feliz #206/2009. I hope Feliz isn't a flash in the pan. And if he is, I hope it's like an iron skillet, that seasons and gets better the more you use it. I'm just sayin'.
I like the close-up on Pudge on this 2003 UD First Pitch card. I'm ok with it being in a Marlins uni. It takes me back to meeting Pudge at a card show and getting his autograph on a ball. That was back in '94 I think. Boy do I feel old. I'm sure it doesn't have anything to do with the fact that I'll turn 40 later this year.
The only thing about this 2009 Topps UH WM black Kris Benson that gives it a home in my team collection is that little Rangers logo in the bottom right corner. This guy was an absolute waste of money, time and cardboard for the Rangers. Nothing personal Kris, but wow, you were bad even by Rangers retread standards. Kris was out of baseball due to injuries in 2007 and 2008 and only made it into 8 games for the Ranges in 2009. He managed to go 1-1, post a nice 8.46 ERA in 22.1 innings and strikout 11 hitters. Those poor guys must really be embarrassed.
Here are some very colorful 2009 Spectrum Rangers. I think I like the blue best, but they sure are nice and shiny. Not to mention they feature two of my favorite players. Oops, I mentioned it.
It's cards like this one that make Al a great trader. It isn't a fabulous card of a sure-fire Hall of Famer. However, it is proof that Al reads my blog. He knows that my son likes the relic cards of the Team USA players. My son is pro-USA, pro-2010 Camaro, and pro-Madden 10. He makes a connection between these guys representing the U.S. in baseball and likes the thought of having a little piece of that. Isn't that the reason relic cards were/are so appealing in the first place? Al, thanks from the little man.
This is an absolutely horrible picture of a 2008 UDX Luis Mendoza autographed card. It's my first Mendoza auto and is another reason I like dealing with Wickedness. He didn't shoot me an email saying he pulled this or post it up and wait for me to say I wanted it. He busted some wax, posted some pics and even said right there in the post that he was sending an auto my way. It true, you can see his original post right here. That is true greatness on his part if you ask me. Wicked, thanks so much for another great trade and congratulations on a well deserved award as Blog Trader of the Year!