The Legend

The Legend

Thursday, March 9, 2017

Just a Pack

I had one of those days where I just needed to open a pack of cards. It is always a nice distraction from the daily grind.  Time to hit the emergency stash. 

Today I dug out a pack of 2008 Bowman.  That doesn't seem like that long ago, but holy shit 9 years! You could definitely sense the time gap from the base cards. 



This was a cool card to start things off with. Zippy would be proud that I showed this one off first. 


 See what I mean about 2008 being a long time ago.  Markakis is the only one seeing regular playing time out of the bunch.  I read that Crawford is trying to get back on a roster, but I have a feeling he might be done too.
Poor Jeremy Bonderman was on some really bad Tigers teams. He did manage to carve out a career pitching in parts of 9 seasons.

I definitely didn't do well with the 1st year cards. Without looking I would say the ship has sailed for all these guys.

Big 12 tournament time.  Let's Go Mountaineers!

Thanks for reading.

12 comments:

  1. BIG HIROK. I am proud. Makes me glad I went out of my way to have an autograph inscribed to you.

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    1. You know I have to get you back now!!!

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  2. it blows my mind how far Crawford fell once he left the (Devil) Rays...he was one of my favorites for a couple of years too.

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    1. Speed guys tend to peak early. He was soooooo good for the Rays, but he is one of the reasons why teams don't give huge deals to guys like that.

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    2. I've been to one game at The Trop and it was Crawford's first game in Tampa after he signed with Boston. Man, a mixed bag of emotions were on display from the fans when he came to bat for the first time. Many cheered and many boo'd . . . it was so loud!

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    3. It was probably all Boston fans there anyway.

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  3. I love having an emergency pack stash! It's great for so many reasons... rainy days... cardboard therapy... writer's block. The list goes on and on.

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    1. I don't do it often, but I've been wanting to opens some packs lately. I've really cut down on that since I've started blogging.

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  4. Can't believe Baylor and Kansas both pooped the bed.

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    1. Yeah I was surprised. That Baylor game was a defensive struggle. Looked like Kansas State had a good game plan for the Baylor big guys. Bruce Weber is a good coach, but also certifiably insane. Hopefully WVU can take advantage of their opportunity.

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  5. An emergency pack stash, great idea! Also, I've got some WVU cards to send your way along with a few Pirates. I wouldn't mind that Markakis, if you wouldn't mind setting it to the side for me.

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    1. sounds good man. we can make a trade soon

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