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Saturday, March 26, 2016

Second Tier

Hope everyone is having a nice Easter weekend. Pretty nice day in Morgantown as the sun was shining and the temperature was in the mid 60's. Actually heard some lawnmowers today.  I'm guessing people didn't look at the extended forecast as it looks like it might snow next week. Yuck

A new silver frame!

Mark Melancon 2016 Topps Series 1 Silver Frame /16

I'm always excited to add a new silver frame. I would love to add some of the bigger names like Cutch and Cole, but the prices are outrageous. Fortunately the second tier guys can still be had for good prices. Such was the case with Melancon. This one cost right around $15.

Melancon is one of the games more dominant relievers but he gets the job done in a much different way. Instead of blowing fastballs past guys he relies on a cutter that he learned from Mariano Rivera. Pretty good teacher. This plays in perfect with the Pirates shifting their infielders as the cutter induces weak contact. If you are going to beat Melancon you will have to string together several hits in a row. In his three years as a Pirate he has only given up 7 homeruns.

Thanks for reading!



13 comments:

  1. Man, Melancon would be quite the addition to the Yankees bullpen right about now. Betances, Melancon, Miller and Chapman. Yowza.

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    1. Holy smokes, Melancon would be pitching the sixth!

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  2. Congrats. FYI, I was trying to score a 2015 Melancon acetate to trade you, but the guy seems to have backed out, unfortunately.

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    1. Oh man, thanks for thinking of me! The acetates and silver frames are just so hard to secure. Hopefully he comes to his senses :)

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    2. Hopefully! I'll let you know if so.
      *2016, I mean to say.

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    3. Oh!!!! 2016 would be a nice compliment to the silver frame.

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  3. As you know love the silver frames.
    Congrats

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    1. Wish I could get a Mccutchen. but I'm happy to get the second tier guys.

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  4. you've found many a good deal on ebay. bet you come up with a Cutch or Cole! I haven't picked up any of these frames, or seen one in hand. must be pretty nice-looking cards.

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