well, topps finally put don mattingly on a card in their flagship set, but they did so on a josh beckett highlight/checklist card
i bought a dodger team set on ebay, and found that topps went horizontal a few more times for the dodgers in their series two set - here's the 'team' card
it's been said before, but i would prefer the checklist expansion topps heralded this year provide cards for the likes of justin turner and scott van slyke and even juan nicasio instead of four kershaw cards. i don't mind the base (obviously) or the highlight/checklist cards, but award winner cards are not my favorite. i'd rather see other players from the roster at that point. along those lines, here's carlos frias
there were three twins cards that i chose to scan - the first being this ervin santana card
i like this jordan schafer card
here's another twinkies card that features target field
with a clean-shaven joe mauer in the foreground and oswaldo arcia's back on the jumbotron.
i'll finish up this series two post with a couple of double plays - dj lemahieu