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Card of the Day: 2008 Topps Gold Border Red Sox Classic Combos (Manny & Youkilis)

Posted in Card of the Day with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on April 19, 2009 by Cardboard Icons

2008toppsgoldredsoxclassiccombosLast week I wrote a post about discount blasters at Target. Early last week I picked up a Series 1 2008 Topps Blaster (5 packs) for $5. On Friday, I decided to see if they had any more, and surely they had one left. I bought it and in the first pack I pulled this dandy of a card, 2008 Topps Gold Border, serial numbered /2008.

I knew I needed the card for my Sox collection, but it made me stop and think about the 2008 season, particularly about Manny and Youk. As you can see here, they are pictured slapping high fives, probably after a Manny bomb. But the only slapping these two were involved in on June 5, 2008, was during their fight debate in the dugout. (MLB.com article, note the term “debate” in the headline.) Continue reading

Card of the Day: 1997 Bowman Joe Young

Posted in Card of the Day with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on October 25, 2008 by Cardboard Icons

Meet Joe Young. He is a Canadian-born former baseball player who apparently ditched a possible professional hockey career (what Canadian-born baseball player doesn’t do this?) to play America’s Pastime. He was drafted in 1993 by the Blue Jays, which I suppose is a good thing since he is from Canada. And according to the Bowman Scouts, he possessed a hell of a fastball, so good in fact that he averaged upward of 11 strikeouts per 9 innings. Continue reading