Monday, October 15, 2012

2012 Topps Update Brewers Team set

I finally got around to putting the Brewers teams set together from this years Update set.  And while I like that there are 9 cards in the team set, it fills a 9 pocket page with no waste, there are a few rookies I would have like to see included, Michael Fiers and Wily Peralta. These guys got rookie cards in Bowman and Chrome, but it would have been nice to include them in the flagship set. And to be honest a few of these guys were only Brewers briefly and aren't on the team anymore. As it is there are 8 player cards and one All-Star card of Braun.

First up we have a guy not with the team anymore.  #US27 Cesar Izturis.

Cesar signed a minor league contract with the Brewers this year, was invited to spring training and was added to the 25 man roster for the season. He was claimed off waivers by the Nationals in August.

#US51 Manny Parra. I'm pretty sure the only reason Parra is in the update set is because he didn't make it into the regular set.  Parra missed all of 2011, but was with the team all of 2012.

#US108 Kameron Loe

#US143 Jose Veras. Jose came to the Brew Crew as a trade with the Pirates for Casey McGahee last year.

#US197 Cody Ransom. Another guy  not on the team anymore.  The Brewers picked up Cody off waivers from the Diamondback only to have the Diamondback take him back later this year. Just when he was getting hot.  Cody also hit his first grand slam with the Brew Crew this year.

#205 Travis Ishikawa. I'm finally glad to have a card with Ishikawa in a Brewers uni. I got to see him play at spring training and he was lighting it up. And was very nice and signed a ball for me.  I'm hoping he's at spring training next year because I'm definitely sending to him.

#US231 Tim Dillard Tim's been up and down with the Brewers organization for a while.  Don't know if he's going to be back next year or not.
#US271 Ryan Braun All Star.  The only Brewer who made it to the All Star game this year.

#US317 Marco Estrada. Last year was Marco's "break out" year, but this year he was finally put to work. Pitching 138 innings and getting 143 strike outs.  

Well there you have it. And I can't believe I haven't posted here is forever. I thought for sure I'd posted the base set.  Well I'll have to remedy that.  Until then.