quarta-feira, 22 de fevereiro de 2017

Topps 2016 - cards I like because yes - part II

When Topps can pack an action play into a portrait card. We usually get plays like this in horizontal cards, which I prefer, but I can see it working this way, in this specific case.

I happen to enjoy too having cameos cards like this one. If you are a OCD kinda collector, and you collect and organize your collection by player how do you sort this card?

Tough one...

Will you get two of this to keep one for Norris and other for Reed?

Not talking about the thing that both Padres and Brewers colour uniforms are quite the same here.

Fielder is one of those players that fills the card. Almost no space left for the smoking white corners.

A RC where you cannot see the players face. Nice touch Topps...Is not that I don't like because I do really like catchers cards with them wearing the mask. But poor Severino here...I cannot recognize him if I get other card of him.

Ahhhhhhh those fantastic catches over the outfield fence!

And I end with one of my favourite Pitchers. I never cared that much about Giants but then I started realizing how many of them players I like and it was like an epiphany...Still don't care about them as a team but I like their roster ehehehe

Even more Bumgarner because he does that bunny-teeth-pitches.

domingo, 19 de fevereiro de 2017

Topps 2016 - cards I like because yes - part I

I started using glasses around my twenties and since then I started paying attention to people using them. Because it is still a thing that is viewed (nice pun!) as not making a person pretty. Using glasses is quite normal and almost everyone do need them but if you go take a photo you usually take them off.

In sports it's even less common to see a player using glasses. In football the most famous was Dutch Edgar Davids. He had to ask FIFA to be able to use them during the matches. That's a bit sad, to have to ask the organisation that controls the sports if you can use something so vital for you.

Well...in baseball it is more common than in football but it's always a rare pull when you get a card with a player wearing glasses.

That's why I liked this Marksberry RC so much. And why I might have written my longest paragraphs in a post LOL

You know how much I love dust in the air. Sadly it's more dirt in the air nowadays. The good old dust cloud is something from the past. But ohhhh well...this will do.

Ortiz is one of those few players, that even playing for rival teams you respect them a lot.

Ichiro here is a plus, because he actually played for my team.

Both Ortiz and Ichiro got pretty good cards this past year.

Pitchers thanking the baseball gods are always something cool. I can only picture the little baseball devils trying to interfere with ball when it's on its way to make it a ball instead of a strike.

The Devil's Whisper.

I admire a lot all the Catchers. They have to be in that awful painful position for so long, and then have to kick off it and run like Chirinos is doing here in the card, to get the ball or help the field players get the out. They sure are complete players.

segunda-feira, 23 de janeiro de 2017

Star Wars - are you even ready for more Rogue One?

You know...Real life sometimes is a total b*tch so I couldn't post sooner.

I know I was showing my Topps cards but meanwhile got more Star Wars cards and I'm almost completing the collection! I'm what...10 short of getting them all, I think.

The Girl Power in the original series and then in the prequel was there, by Leia and Padmé, but now in the sequel and spin-offs it is even more visible that Disney is betting high on it.

All for it!

One of my favourite is the transparent Krennic. Thsi guy gives me the chills...

Lots, and LOTS of K-2SO!

He's quite photogenic...

I can sooooooooo picture a new comic series about Director Krennic...

quinta-feira, 5 de janeiro de 2017

Topps 2016 - Team Cards

I don't know if Topps did this consciously or not, but this year there were lots of horizontal cards with great team moments.

Team cards were always there, but there are other player cards that can make it into Team Cards category too.

Cubs one. After 108 years they one. Here it is a great Cubs card. Because 2016 had some great moments.

Like I said, there are players cards that represent more of a team moment than only the player. I love these cards! Might as well start a new entry in my binder collections.

It seems these cards are almost all Pitchers cards with the Catcher. Which is a mini-team inside every team. They work good together. All the team works good together.

And to break a bit of the trend here is a Pitch card being saluted by teammates.

I don't know from which game this photo is. But I'll treasure it like the moment they won the WS.
(Which we'll get for sure in next year set as an highlight moment card)

Beltre is celebrating a hit? A run? I don't know, but the stadium in the background turns this card a precious thing.

Because ball players look like kids. Was this a walk-off moment?

Talking about WS highlight moments cards. Royals won! It took 2 consecutive WS but they actually did it!

And what a nice card!

And I walk-off from this post in great mood.

segunda-feira, 2 de janeiro de 2017

Topps 2016 - The Yankees

I got 6 Yankees. 4 Pitchers and 2 field players.

Here I got Betances and Chapman. Would I have get Miller and it would be like a Perfect Game.

It seems Severino is considered the Yankees' top prospect. I got his Rookie Card so lets see the next seasons.

I got to tell that he looks a bit like the next Sir.

CC Sabathia. Probably the Yankees' pitcher I have more cards of.

Refsnyder is an other Top Prospect and an other Rookie Card. And to counterweigh I also got McCann who is no longer a Yankee but an Astro. But he did good with Yankees.

I see many bloggers complaining about getting lots of Yankees. I really wish I would 'complain' about that too lol

sábado, 31 de dezembro de 2016

Topps 2016 - insert cards

I finally got some flagship Topp's cards for this year. It's never late for baseball cards!

Two packs of 72 cards and I can say I got some good cards all-in-all.

It's just sad I cannot recognize many of the players (since ESPN America decided to only care about british people I don't get to watch many games and news about baseball), but still, I got a few of my favourite players cards. That's a good thing in the end.

Lets start with the insert cards.

So I got two MLB Debut cards. Those look good. They remind me of that insert cards from the 2013 hobby packs. But those were thick and these are normal cards.

Gray reminds me of other player...Jonathan Papelbon perhaps.

Martinez card look a bit like a Gipsy Queen card. Don't you think?

First Pitch card is ok. I already had some of those Presidential pitch cards but it's cool to see more common people making it into a card.

Maddux cards are always welcomed into my collection.

And a complete game highlight with only 76 pitches thrown? Really!? Those players were truly something...

Ichiro already has 3'030 hits on MLB. But it's nice to know I got the 1'222 hit.

Well I got a nice Aaron reprint. As stated in the card back. Because it's nice to make sure.

An other The Kid tribute by Topps. Again it seems like I've seen this design some years ago Topps. You got to update your ideas because it gets repetitive...

I don't have many O'Neill cards, but it's nice to have this one. This looks like some '80s or '90s Topps cards. Those were fine looks to me.

Topps is celebrating again Walk Offs. I think this has to be one of the few themes I don't mind seeing every year in their sets.

When you get a game with like, 14 innings, for example, and the you get a walk-off hit, or walk, or even a home-run!, it's a great feeling.

You can keep bringing this one again Topps. But this year design is not that of a precious thing.


I don't like the shitty word-art-name on the card, but I truly like the top-view of the photo!

I collect 'front-row-cards' (you can see some of them on the blogger sections list) but this one is new and I kinda love it!

Change the word-art and come next year with this insert set again Topps!

An other Maddux card? I sense a theme here...

And since Cubs won this year WS (say wooooooooow again!) it's only very nice to get this card.

Ahhhhhhhhh and I was thinking I wouldn't get a Yankee card!

Got to love the 'p-Coach' position on the card. And other reprint that I'd treasure as it was the original.

And now two cards that are not quite from insert sets but I count them as much.

The two numbered to 2016 cards I got are a Reds Team card with one of the players I collect: Votto, and the other are a highlight from last year WS winners: The Royals.

And I love the subtle shiny thing going on in these numbered cards.

And this way, I wish you all a Happy New Year, full with everything good you can have, way better than 2016, and with lots of baseball and cards memories.

Thanks for being there.