Saturday, December 13, 2008
#50 Erik Bedard - where exactly is his his listed birthplace of Navan, Ontario?
#23 Matt Kemp - potential to be a great outfielder with great tools but not quite a 'baseball player' yet [more of a young, athlete playing off his immense ability].
#104 Chris Duncan 1992 Upper Deck Minor League style - not the greatest player in the world to be 'immortalized' on a classic Upper Deck set design.
#199 Kosuke Fukudome 1995 Upper Deck Minor League SP Top Prospects die cut style - the Japanese import seemed to be a 'rookie' bust who got the bat knocked off his hands at times in the second half of his MLB debut season. Hopefully he gets his act together in his sophomore season with the Chicago Cubs.
2008 Upper Deck Timelines retail [pack #2] - I'm going to get a serious 'hit' out of a $2 pack of cards, but the novelty of the classic designs appeal to my collecting palate. I mean it isn't basic 2008 Topps or basic 2008 Upper Deck [which I do like].
#31 Manny Ramirez - he is still fishing for a four or five year deal. While all it matters is him hitting the tar out of the ball, he is 36 and considering his baggage, it doesn't look like there are teams willing to invest in him.
#12 Jimmy Rollins
#305 Carl Crawford 2004 Timeless Teams style