Archive for Jonathan Papelbon

Rookie Card Showcase: 2003 Bowman Chrome Draft Jonathan Papelbon

Posted in Rookie Card Showcase with tags , , , , , on October 11, 2009 by Cardboard Icons
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Um, yeah. No comment.

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Card of the Day: 2009 Upper Deck Jonathan Papelbon

Posted in Card of the Day with tags , , , , , , on February 21, 2009 by Cardboard Icons

2009udpapelbonListen, I love Jonathan Papelbon. As a Red Sox fan, it’s a treat to see him close out games. When he enters the game, you know the thing is over. This must be how Yankees fans have been feeling for the last decade or so with Mariano.

But if there is one thing that really irks me about Papelbon, it’s all this theatrical crap he does on the mound — specifically the cotddamn glare. I suppose it would not bother me as much if the television cameras weren’t always on him, but they are.

No matter what network is showing the Red Sox game, you can damn-well guarantee that if Pap enters the game, the camera will be zooming in on his face right before each pitch. And along the way the commentators will be talking some bullshit about how intense Papelbon is. And sometimes I understand why they do it … especially in the playoffs. I don’t condone it, but I get it; it gets people talking and it adds drama to a sport that many see as bland. Continue reading

Card of the Day: 1992 Stadium Club Wade Boggs

Posted in Card of the Day with tags , , , , , , , , , , on October 7, 2008 by Cardboard Icons

Running short on time today so I’m going to keep this short. Take a look at this Wade Boggs 1992 Stadium Club. I didn’t even realize this thing existed until I pulled it from a monster box I bought at a local thrift shop for $20. The box contained a bunch of star cards, Griffey, Thomas, etc., but there were a few odd-ball cards and weird looking issues — like this Boggs– that piqued my interest. Today I share this card because of what it depicts, as well as the outcome of last night’s Game Four match between the Boston Red Sox and Anaheim Angels, and Boggs’ link between the Red Sox and their American League Championship Series foes, the Tampa Bay (Devil) Rays. Continue reading