15 April 2012

something is askew

in addition to the dime boxes at the card show last weekend, i stopped by the 4 for 10 relic box.  i found some worthy of $2.50 apiece.  first was this strange 2008 upper deck x adrian beltre card
it's appropriate that my scanner tilted the card as it features beltre, whom had by the time the card was issued played for three seasons in seattle, in a dodger uniform.  i recall seeing some of these cards when this set first came out, but it's still disconcerting to me.

thank goodness there was a better dodger relic card in the box.  but before we get to that, here's an auto from 2005 topps featuring scott elbert
elbert has spent parts of each of the last 4 seasons with the dodgers in the bullpen, and he's currently up with the big club this year.  hopefully he pitches as well as he did last year.  or better.  this one actually only cost me $2 since it came from an even further reduced price box, as did the next card

it's a 2007 topps heritage juan pierre relic that i decided to buy for some reason
it's airbrushed, too.  not a great card

back to that 4 for 10 box, i plucked from it a manupatch from 2010 topps
it's duke snider and a 1955 all-star game patch-not-patch.  i'm guessing that is supposed to be milwaukee county stadium.  duke is an odd choice for this patch since he was 0 for 2 in the game with a strikeout.  but then again, it's a manupatch so it's not supposed to make sense, right?  i'll take nonsense for $2.50, alex.


topher (Crackin Wax/Varsity Trading Cards) said...

Thank you for not posting something Silent Bob would have said.

Also, that is a terrible manupatch. I wasn't exactly even sure what that was at first! A bat knob? An ant farm? Milwaukee County Stadium would not have been my first guess.

Stealing Home said...

ant farm...LoL