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The Legend

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Newman!

I'm pretty pumped up tonight.  WVU basketball plays host to #1 Kansas in what should be a fun atmosphere. WVU beat Kansas in Morgantown last year and took them to overtime in Lawerence, but this Jayhawk team is much better. The last time the Mountaineers beat the AP #1 team was 1983 against UNLV. We are due!

Baseball card time.

Have you checked out the new Panini Contenders set? If you are a fan of the football version this set is for you. Right about the time it went live I started looking for a few of the Pirates. This package had a little bit of an adventure getting to my house, but it arrived safe and sound.



2015 Panini Contenders Kevin Newman Auto and Variant Auto


I got to see Kevin Newman a few times when he was a member of the Black Bears, but his time in Morgantown was brief. He got sent to Charleston when Cole Tucker went down with injury. I'm not sure what to think of Newman as a prospect. I think the key is being able to stay at short which so far seems to be the case. I'm guessing the Pirates will push him through the system quickly as he was an advanced college player who was a first round pick.  Hopefully he'll crack AA this year.

Let's Go Mountaineers!

14 comments:

  1. I'm Illinois Alum with no love for Kansas. Can't stand Roy Williams and Bill Self broke my heart. Therefore, I must say, Go Moutaineers!

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    1. We got the job done! Such a great win for the program.

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  2. Contenders cards look great and you know I love the college unis too!

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    1. I'm hoping they keep making this set so I can see a WVU grad get a card.

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  3. Unfortunately by the time the Blackbears came to SI Newman was already promoted to single-A but hopefully he manages to stay at SS.

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    1. He was only in Morgantown for around a month.

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  4. Nice pickups, didn't realize there were variant autos.

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    1. Yeah....I didn't either until a seller on eBay had them lumped in a lot.

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  5. I'm really digging the Contenders baseball set as well. I love seeing Big Leaguers in minor league unis; seeing them in college uniforms is even more fascinating!

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    1. It is a great set! I heard that they are selling them retail too.

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  6. Congrats to your guys on beating KU!

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    1. It was awesome. We beat them up pretty good. They couldn't handle the press.

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    1. Nice to get big wins on national television.

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