Monday, August 24, 2009

2009 OPC Blaster Pack - When Pitchers Attack!

This is the first pack from a blaster.
Chad Qualls - Oh heck yes! First card out of the gate is the DBacks closer. Getting him plus Chris Burke and Juan Gutierrez for Jose Valverde two seasons ago was a pure steal. Burke was a throwaway, but Gutierrez has value as an average bullpen arm, and even Qualls for Valverde straight up is still a win.
Jorge Campillo - Is he trying to look intimidating there? Because that's Randy Johnson's shtick.
Bobby Jenks--Black Border - That's two closers in three cards. I like to keep a stack of all current MLB closers on my desk. This will update them somewhat.
Brian Duensing - Showing us how to grip the four-seamer. It's all about the fingertips, kids.
Jon Lester - The card back says Jon "appears to be emerging into a frontline starter." I hope not, because that would be painful for both Lester and the frontline starter in question.
Rich Hill - Gives us a more complete view of the four-seamer grip. Quite an instructional pack, this one.

Have fun, kids. More of these to come, so keep hitting F5. But not till tomorrow.

1 comment:

The Baseball Card Snob said...

I think it would hurt more if Jon was emerging FROM a front line starter. Ouch.