16 May 2014

the headless outfielder

this 2014 topps gypsy queen glove stories insert of carl crawford
has got to be the only card to feature a player's legs but not his head or torso.  i had to pick up a copy, not just for the novelty, but also because it was a great play from game 3 of the 2013 nlds.  to be fair, i also grabbed a copy of crawford's base card
which features a more traditional baseball card photo.

crawford is not the only dodger to be featured in the glove stories insert set this year.  yasiel puig has two cards in the set.  here's one of them
this one celebrates the double play that puig turned to end his big league debut - he threw out chris denorfia at first base after catching a kyle blanks fly ball to preserve a 2-1 dodger victory over the padres.  not really a glove story; more of an arm story, but what the heck.

here's another puig insert from this year's gypsy queen release - an n14 insert to be exact
it's old-timey and features the normal half of a ball player usually shown on baseball cards.

1 comment:

Nick said...

I have to find a copy of that "Glove Stories" Crawford.