Monday, September 13, 2010

Mail box Monday

One-time "future Hall of Famer" Andruw Jones homered (a grand slam!) for the White Sox on Sunday afternoon, the nineteenth time he's gone yard this season. In fact, 'Druw is on the verge of doing something he hasn't done since 2007 (but seems much longer)- hitting 20 homers in a season. Which is a good segue to Monday's Mailbox...

2005 Topps UH119 Post Season Highlights- NLDS

2005 Topps UH141 '05 N.L. Home Run Leaders
2005 Topps UH143 '05 N.L. RBI Leaders
I thought I had all the Braves cards from the '05 Topps set until I recently noticed these three cards on Check Out My Cards. With all the struggles the Braves have had out of the CF position this year (until Nate's recent explosion), how nice would it be to have these numbers in the lineup? Can you imagine a lineup with Andruw in his prime along with the J-Hey Kid?

The Post Season card brings back horrible memories- it was the last time the Braves appeared in post season play, losing the series clinching game in the 18th as Chris Burke hit a walk-off homer off of Joey Divine. It never should have gotten to that point, however, had Kyle Farnsworth not completely melted down by giving up the game-tying 'slam in the eighth to Berkman and then another game tying homer to Brad Ausmus in the bottom of the ninth with two out. And management wonders why the fans weren't too excited to see Kyle back at the trade deadline this year!

2008 Topps Opening Day #55 Andruw Jones

This card of Andruw took me by surprise because the only '08 Topps card of him I could ever find was one which pictured him in a Dodgers uniform. Upon further inspection, it's the same photo, just with a photoshop job on the base Topps card.

1993 Stadium Club Murphy #152 Sean Smith

Smith was a 1992 Draft pick for the Braves- a catcher who spent five years in the Atlanta farm system. I recently found this on the 'bay, but unfortunately had to buy the lot of 11 cards. I got 'em for a buck- but paid $3 for shipping. Anyone need one of these?

2010 Topps T-206 #TA-JB Gregor Blanco Autograph

As much as I dislike the T-206's, I love the mini's- and the autographed cards are just as great! Although he didn't get much playing time in Atlanta, save 2008, Gregor did play an important part in this years surge- and so for that I had to get this bad boy at a very low price!

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