I've hit one of my funks. It happens to me periodically. It doesn't have anything to do with cards. It's a combination of life, money, general blah stuff. Maybe I need more colorful ponies in my life.
My mother-in-law dropped by with a blaster of 2012 Topps yesterday. It's the first thing she's given me since we opened the American Pie blasters. Not that I'm complaining or anything. She's very generous and I appreciate her very much.
The blaster didn't have anything overwhelming in it, but I did find some of those good play at the plate shots that seem to be common in 2012 Topps. Not only that, but all three were blue parallels and came in the same pack.
Ok, so this Alex Liddi is more like 1/2 a play at the plate. We don't even see the catcher, which is the best part of the play. Actually, judging from Liddi's gaze, the play is actually taking place at first base.
My son loved this Chris Ianetta card. He likes Seth Smith and Ianetta because we saw the Rockies at Coors Field back in 2010.
This is the card of the year for me so far. I know it's a limited sample, but this Desmond Jennings play at the plate is awesome. I think this is from the 1st inning of the July 31st game when the Rays were at Seattle. The fact that Jennings strikes out about 25% of the time made it a little easier to find this patp.
Since it was a blaster, I figured I'd show you the "manu-patch". I pulled a Tom Seaver Retired Numbers. These look ok, but I'd be willing to trade it for one of the Stitches "manu-patches".