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Monday, December 20, 2010
In the deal we ended up getting rid of Alcides Escobar and Lorenzo Cain and a couple pitchers for Greinke and Yuniesky Betancourt. So we get a shortstop for a shortstop and a pitcher for an outfielder and 2 pitchers. And while that seems lop sided I think this was actually a good trade for the Brew Crew. And Zack didn't have a great year last year going 10-14 with and ERA of 4.17, but 2 years prior he had a winning record and an ERA around or under 3.00. and in 2009 he went 16-8. He's no Cliff Lee or CC but after watching a great offensive team get its ass handed to them more often then not due to pitching it's a promising sign.
Monday, December 6, 2010
Continuing my mail bag postings across my microblogoverse I found this little gem on ebay a few weeks ago.
A 2004 Prince Fielder eTopps Rookie in hand!
I actually have one of these in my online account but I couldn't resist picking this us for so cheap.
Sorry about the scans. The plastic case really diminishes the look of this card. It's really nice. This is my first eTopps have had in my hands, except for the Reggie Jackson Allen & Ginter Yankee Legacy card I have in my Reggie collection. That card originally could only be bought as part of a $100+ set on eTopps so there was no way I was going to buy in but I ended up picking up the Reggie for pretty cheap.
Here's the back.
And the Cert of Authenticity, notice the id serial numbers match up, good, good.
Thursday, November 18, 2010
By far my favorite set of all time the 1972 cards look like they should be in a episode of Cheers.
1973's I love the little silhouetted position player on the card fronts.
1974's very yin/yany. The arrows point you in the right direction.
Ah and the iconic 1975 Topps. I love the random color schemes. Not a bad haul for under 5 bucks.
Monday, September 20, 2010
To say I'm a die hard fan would be wrong. This can be seen in my apparent lack of enthusiasm as the regular season draws to a close and so does the Brewers season. Especially now that the Packers are back on the field and kicking early ass. I haven't been paying too much attention to the team. I know that Prince probably, now most likely will be gone next year. Which is a bummer cuz I like the big guy and love to see him put balls outta the park, but if it means we get some first class pitching, cuz we need that too, then I'll wave goodbye, wish him luck and start putting his next years baseball cards right next to last years. He's been one of the players I've been collecting since his rookie year and along with the "Hebrew Hammer" Ryan Braun have brought a little excitement back to Miller Park. I'm glad we've got Braun locked up for a while but I'm sure when his contract is up we won't be able to afford him either. I would love if the miracle happened and he stayed but that ain't going to happen I have a feeling. The one thing that has been keeping the Brewers back the last few years is pitching. It isn't enough to have one great starter you need a few and some good middle relief and some great closers. In essence everything we're really missing.
Bye big guy we'll miss ya.