Even Red Sox fans can’t hate on a card that looks like this. Again, the frame on these box toppers compliments the Yankees uniform perfectly.
This is going to be a very interesting year for the Yankees and Jeter. Little Steinbrenner is quickly showing that he’s nowhere the owner that his dad was. If he keeps running his mouth and screwing with the team’s icons then player aren’t going to want to go and play in pinstripes any more. It already seems to be the trend with many big name free agents shunning the Yanks. That’s ok because Boston will welcome them with open arms.
Green Linen/Windsor: Andy LaRoche, Sandy Koufax, Babe Ruth, Luis Aparicio and Brooks Robinson
David Ortiz Black Linen /99 and Reggie Jackson Rusted /50
Here’s the second David Ortiz. How unfair is it that I bash Panini for their endless parallels, but I’ll collect two David Ortiz cards that are similar except for the texture of the frame? Well, if Panini made any cards that looked this good then maybe I’d change my opinion. Until then, I guess that I’ll just have to live with my hypocrisy. This is the second Rusted Reggie that popped out of the case so this one is available for any Reggie fans out there.
Brad Lidge, Carl Yastrzemski and Mark Teixeira
That Brad Lidge jersey swatch is by far the most vivid of anything to come out of the case. What’s cooler is that it matches the picture on the card. I was excited to pull the Yaz which will now have a home in my collection. Last up is a Mark Teixeira Braves/Rangers card. Do fans of those teams even want anything to do with him anymore? Lidge and Tex are up for sale.
Here’s an autographed card of Detriot fireballer Joel Zumaya. They’ve got a couple of hurlers in Detroit that can just blow people away. I hope that they do well. That city needs stuff to feel good about. They’re slowly recovering, but who wants to do that when your sports teams are playing poorly?