23 December 2012

'o' no another group break

no surprise - i took the dodgers in ryan's latest group break at 'o' no another orioles blog. the cool thing is that i knew that i was guaranteed to get the entire dodger team from the 1998 fleer tradition update set, all of which were new to my collection.  here's my favorite of the bunch, adrian beltre's rookie (or is it x-rc?) card
i like cards that feature shots like this.  i may start a new type collection.  stay tuned.

here are a couple of the other dodgers in the set - mike metcalfe
and jeff shaw
metcalfe made his big league debut in 1998 by way of pinch hitting for juan castro in a september game against the giants.  robb nen struck him out.  he made three more appearances that season, all as a pinch runner, and had two stolen bases as a result.  he returned to the big leagues in 2000, when he collected his lone big league hit, an infield single off of jamie moyer.

ryan also busted some 1999 topps chrome, and i received this roger cedeno card as a result
looks like roger is breaking up a double play here.  very nice.

not so nice was kevin brown, but this 1999 upper deck hologrfx card is not too bad.
in fact, it's ausome, apparently.

2002 upper deck mvp was a favorite set of mine when it came out.  here's andy ashby
and some guy with the last name 'rookie'
no, that's victor alvarez.  i don't know why upper deck didn't stick with the player's name like the other cards. if only that silly rookie card logo had existed back then, maybe we would have had a consistent card design.

my second team in the break was the indians.  here's the worst card of the bunch - 2010 upper deck progressive field card
do you think they even bothered to roll down the window as they were driving by?

ryan also did me a favor and included this 2012 bowman dee gordon parallel that i coveted
thanks for the break and trade ryan!

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