13 September 2014

double plays for the weekend

it's saturday, and the twins and indians will be playing two today.  that has nothing to do with anything here, other than i was going to do a play on words with ernie banks' famous double header exclamation and title this post "let's turn two".  i chose not to do that, but i will show some new to the blog double play cards that i found in the recesses of my collection or picked up recently from various sources.

1998 ud spx finite nomar garciaparra 
nomah has another double play card in this set that i am tracking down.  i do have his 1999 fleer sports illustrated card, though
here's astros top prospect fletcher thompson on his 1995 ud minors card
fletch was such an astros' top prospect that at the time this card was released, he was no longer in the houston organization - playing independent ball before being signed by the brewers later in the season.  he never did make it to the majors.

1995 upper deck special edition barry larkin
when i think of hall of famers that played during my fandom, larkin does not readily come to mind.  i was surprised when larkin was elected on the third ballot when alan trammell had been on the ballot for a decade without coming close to election.  not to say larkin doesn't deserve it and trammell does - the voters may have got it right - but the disparity between larkin's vote totals and those for trammell does not compute in my mind.

1996 upper deck jose valentin
a brewer turns two against the cubs

1998 donruss jeff blauser
and a cub turns two against the mariners.  sorry, at first glance i thought that was a brewer sliding in, and i was going for a tit for tat thing, but amaral was a mariner.

1998 pacific invincible chuck knoblauch gems of the diamond insert
knobby was supposed to enter the twins hall of fame this year, but his induction was canceled due to some legal troubles for the former rookie of the year.

2013 topps howie kendrick silver slate blue sparkle parallel
i found a few of these parallels on the cheap.  anybody want a jp howell?

1995 upper deck sp vinny castilla
hello bip!

1995 upper deck sp championship series vinny castilla
it just doesn't look right to see castilla playing shortstop, but that's what he did until walt weiss joined the rockies.

1995 upper deck sp championship series ray durham die cut parallel
i like the view from the third base side - this post was getting a bit monotonous.

2 comments:

Nick said...

Nice double dips! I like the look of that Durham.

Matthew Scott said...

Love the mini collection. Double play cards are awesome!