Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Thorzul Deals a Five-Fiddy Group Break

Back in December, Thorzul Ruled over a Five-Fiddy Group Break. I joined up for the Rangers and sent the Ruler $6 for being kind enough to accept snail mail. I'm posting some of my favorite cards from the break despite the fact it may make Thorzul sleepy. He should be happy I've cut back significantly on my use of the word "blogosphere". I used to use the word "blogosphere" in nearly every post. Now I try not to use "blogosphere". I still haven't figured out a better way to say "blogosphere" without saying "blogosphere". Here is what he busted:

(1) 8-pack box of 2004 Upper Deck Power Up!
(1) 21-pack box of 1999 Upper Deck MVP
(1) 10-pack box of 1998 Upper Deck Collector's Choice
(1) 11-pack box of 1999 Topps Stadium Club Series 1
(2) packs of 2007 Topps Series 2
(1) pack of each of the following:
1990 Upper Deck
1996 Score Series 1
1996 Score Series 2
1995 Pinnacle Series 2
2006 Fleer Tradition
2002 Upper Deck Piece of History
2004 Leaf Second Edition(1) Grand Slam Tin Box (containing 3 Mark McGwire cards and 70 other cards)
Begging Thorzul's forgiveness for even posting these, here are some of the highlights from the A.L. West portion of the break.

1993 Donruss Julio Franco--Julio had an off year in 1992 and only played in 35 games. He came back in 1994, his 5th and final season with Texas, to appear in 144 games and hit .289.

1992 Topps Dean Palmer--Dean played 8 years with Texas. His best season was 1996 when he appeared in 154 games, had 163 hits and drove in 107 with 38 homeruns and a batting average of .280. You can read about the time I ran into Dean here.

2004 Upper Deck Power Up Alfonso Soriano--I can't see any of these types of cards without thinking of the steroid that really over??

2004 Upper Deck Power Up Hank Blalock--See above

2002 Upper Deck Piece of History Rafael Palmeiro--Despite what you might think, this is NOT one of those Giant Head Cards. Maybe Raffy didn't take enough PEDs for that to happen. This admission of the obvious by Mark McGwire has me wondering about Palmeiro. If the hubbub around Big Mac quiets down and people finally just let him live his life and be a part of baseball, will Raffy do the same thing and come out of hiding.
Do these guys EVER get in the Hall of Fame? Should they?
Thanks for the opportunity to participate in a cheapo break Mr. Thorzul! And I hope this didn't bore you too much.

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