Archive for Jayson Werth

2009 Cardboard World Series: Yankees v. Phillies

Posted in Cardboard World Series with tags , , , , , , , , on October 30, 2009 by Cardboard Icons

CardboardWorldSeries2009bWelcome to the 2009 Cardboard World Series. I am your host, Newspaperman. We’ve got an on-the-field competition pitting two of the most powerful lineups in all of baseball in the American League Champion New York Yankees and the National League Champion Philadelphia Phillies.

But what happens on the field matters not in the Cardboard World Series. In this fictional championship battle, wel take a look at Newspaperman’s collection and pit the rookie card* (or best available card of the player if no rookie is available) of each player at each position against one another.

Last year we saw the Tampa Bay Rays defeat the Philadelphia Phillies in a stunning 5-3-3 victory. This year the same rules apply with a few tweaks: I’ve lumped the outfielders all together, scraped the DH and added late-inning bullpen guys.

With Hobby studs Ryan Howard, Derek Jeter and Alex Rodriguez in play, it’s anyone’s guess who will come out on top. Without further adieu, let’s play ball. Continue reading

Rookie Card Showcase: 1997 Bowman Jayson Werth

Posted in Rookie Card Showcase with tags , , , , , , on October 13, 2009 by Cardboard Icons
Am I more of a Brandon or Dylan?

Am I more of a Brandon or Dylan?

I know the ladies love him these days, and so do male Phillies fans. But I figured you should know this: Before Werth became a slugging outfielder for Philadelphia, he was an aspiring catcher for the Orioles, a guy who spend a decade in the minors. He also appears to be a real trendy guy.

Look at the image on this 1997 Bowman rookie. He looks like he stepped right off the set for the ORIGINAL Beverly Hills 90210 and onto the baseball diamond. Of course we all know him these days as having the soul patch/landing strip thing and not those awesome sideburns. Way to go, Dylan. Or is it Brandon?

This is the part eight of an ongoing series. To see other parts in this series, click here.