Wednesday, January 21, 2009

2005 Donruss Team Heroes

This pack was showing on the outside of one of those repack boxes where you can see the four packs on the outside and there's some "bonus" stuff inside. I took this one specifically because it had a Donruss pack showing because, well, how often can you buy a "new" Donruss baseball pack anymore? Well, aside from that silly unlicensed stuff, of course...

Anyway, I failed to notice the fact that this is not the base Donruss set but instead a set called Team Heroes. And I'm pretty sure I've bought a pack or two of this before, which makes me doubly unobservant. Oops.

417 - Gavin Floyd (Floyd finally had a breakout season in 2008 for the White Sox, posting a 17-8 with a 3.84 ERA after showing promise earlier in his career. He only turns 26 this month, so he could be a solid starter for years to come. He looks like he's about 14 on this card, though.)
375 - Logan Kensing (I've never heard of this guy, but he's a right-handed reliever who logged a career high in innings and appearances in his fifth season with Florida.)

333 - Ervin Santana (Santana was an All-Star last season for the first time and finished 6th in Cy Young voting. Still, he'll probably always be the "other Santana.")

108 - Jason Jennings Showdown Red (I'm not sure what Showdown is supposed to mean, but I guess it translates to an excuse to have multi-colored parallels. Jennings is not very good.)
69 - Corey Patterson (Patterson is one of those players whose name only comes up in fantasy league discussions. He seems to struggle to find a job every season in the real league.)
52 - Abe Alvarez (Another guy I've never heard of. Alvarez hasn't appeared in the majors since 2006.)

34 - John Smoltz (I keep getting Smoltz cards lately. It must be a Red Sox thing.)

1 - Adam Kennedy (Kennedy tried to get out of St. Louis last season after they signed Felipe Lopez for the stretch run. Then the Cards tried to trade him this offseason and found no suitors. He'll likely be the starter at 2B again, which to Tony La Russa means about 100 starts.)

1 comment:

William said...

"Jennings is not very good."
-- such a simple phrase, yet it captures the truth perfectly