02 January 2013

a fall classic and other double play turns

still with the double plays?  why yes, i am.  here's a nice one from 2007 upper deck featuring a play from the 2006 world series and future dodger aaron miles
upper deck also got horizontal with that set, as seen on former dodger jose valentin's card
it features a play that may well have occurred in the 2006 nlcs - game 7 perhaps?

the phillies didn't make the postseason, so the photo on jimmy rollins' 2007 upper deck card isn't from october
but he's still turning two.

here's a 2006 topps opening day sports illustrated for kids insert with another fall classic dp turn
it's from the same play that's shown on the 'breaking up two' card from 2006 topps turkey red.  ausmus succeeded in breaking up the double play.

now for some decidedly non-world series twin killings.

here's jose lopez's 2007 topps card
and marcus giles from 2007 topps
and 2007 topps chrome
plus omar vizquel from 2007 topps chrome, too.
2007 topps update used double plays as a way to tie two players together to make 'classic combo' cards.  didn't work, but we still got some dp cards as a result - here are mike fontenot and khalil greene
and troy tulowitzki and jose reyes
you can barely see the lead runner coming into the frame, but howie kendrick isn't jumping for no reason on his 2008 topps card
while mark loretta's card from that set is a bit more traditional
finally, here is a 2008 upper deck first edition card of khalil greene
throw in what appears to be the third baseman's shoulder, and if this were a topps card it might be part of a 'classic trio' subset.

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