03 September 2010

number 55 from the number 5 type collection

matthew over at the number 5 type collection recently (by recently i mean in the last 6 months or so) sent me some 2008 topps allen & ginter miniature dodgers, including number 55, russell martin
with black borders to boot.  this card may as well have 'tbd' as the players' name since coltrane may not be back next year.  where have you gone carlos santana, dodger fans turn their lonely eyes to you.

speaking of gone, here's derek lowe
i have pretty much already forgotten that he was a dodger. 

matt kemp
here's to a better 2011 and beyond (all in a dodger uniform, i hope).

andre ethier
i wonder what would have happened this year if ethier hadn't injured his finger.  he hasn't been the same since he returned from the dl.

speaking of the dl, here's rafael furcal.
could furcal have put together a full season of high level performance rather than just a couple of months?  who knows.  is it out of the realm of possibility that dee gordon is our shortstop next year?

matthew also sent a 2010 upper deck blake dewitt
and we are still looking for that second baseman to replace steve sax.

i also received a 'dodgerbobble' of the aforementioned russell martin.
it's available for sacrificial duty, should there be any belief that something like that would restore things to a 2007 level of play.

sadly, there were no cards of jim lefebvre or jose vizcaino. i know, i know, it's not that kind of number 5 collection.

thanks matthew! i hope you enjoyed the cards i sent your way too.


dodgerbobble said...

Thank you Ned Colleti for shipping Carlos Santana off to Cleveland. Brad Ausmus, AJ Ellis and Hot Rod Barajas are catching for the Dodgers now. Depressing.

Nice pickups btw. I love the Bison card. I know he'll have a better year in 2011.

Oh, yeah cool Russell Dodgerbobble!

Greg Zakwin said...

Nice pickups.

Matthew Glidden said...

Just found your post today and glad the cards arrived safely. :-)

Unfortunately, my only Jimmy Lefebvre is in a GIANTS uniform. Plenty of other Brooklyn and LA #5 cards, fortunately!

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