Monday, March 24, 2008

Easter Monday Rip: 2008 Topps Heritage Box Break, Part Five

I took a brief break over the weekend for Easter festivities. Now, as I chow down on a baseball-shaped hunk of hollow chocolate, let's get back to - you guessed it - more 2008 Topps Heritage.

Pack 17

212 Chipper Jones and Andruw Jones: Fence Busters - Is Andruw really that much shorter than L. W.?
230 Andruw Jones - Well, ain't that a co-inky-dink!
153 Reggie Willits - He looks like he needs a smaller cap.

38 Mark Reynolds
411 Sergio Mitre - Remember Surge? I used to drink that stuff all of the time, when I was a teenager and didn't know any better.
359 Paul Byrd - Shown without his facial hair, which I think is a better look for him.
175 Jeff Weaver - Already got the black variation. Ho-hum.
155 Johnny Damon black variation - Already got the green base. Ho-hum.

Pack 18
376 Randy Johnson - They need to do a lot more filtering to make him look even remotely human.
289 Brett Myers - Don't think much of him as a human being.
257 Jarrod Washburn - Also known as Kiefer Sutherland.
404 Franklin Gutierrez - With wacky sideways signature!

423 Randy Wolf - I had no idea his brother (Jim) was a MLB umpire!
355 Ian Kinsler
466 Micah Owings SP - I'm getting lots of SPs, it seems.
41 Kelvim Escobar black variation

Pack 19
105 Alfonso Soriano - I panicked and drafted him in the first round last year. Ecch.
93 Mike Piazza - Somebody sign him! I'm not ready for his career to end.
32 Derek Lowe
147 Derrek Lee, Aramis Ramirez, Alfonso Soriano: Cubs Clubbers - Again I get the same player on a base card and a combo card in the same pack. Strength in numbers.

417 Nate Robertson - He's the rare player that those new sports glasses work for.
88 Clay Buchholz - He appears to be wearing his weight in gold chains.
333 Kevin Kouzmanoff - Kevin needs a nickname. Koozy, maybe?
21 Troy Tulowitzki black variation

Pack 20
306 Stephen Drew - Yeowch, he hit .238 last year. And still wasn't as despised as his big brother.
29 Joe Nathan - His ERA with the Twins is 1.94. But hey, the Giants really enjoyed that one year of A. J. Pierzynski, right?
259 Michael Young - Working on a five-year streak of 200-hit seasons.
339 Ian Snell - The Yankees are going to call Ian up to the big leagues in the next year or two.
418 Shaun Marcum - I'll never get used to the Jays wearing black. Ew.
335 Brandon Phillips
NAP5 David Wright New Age Performers - The card back compares him to Ken Boyer, who had a solid career but wasn't quite as dreamy.

67 Rich Hill black variation


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William said...

Having his looks compared to John Mayer was the highlight of Lee Westwood's "stardom."

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