A break from football and new PC additions

So, i was going to do a post on some Redskin cards that have been sitting around the computer but thought i should mix it up with a couple of baseball cards.  Being a Redskin fan i tend to listen to DC sports talk radio and over the past 5 years, that has bled over to their coverage of the Wizards, Capitals and Nationals.  Not being a huge fan of hockey or basketball, two of those teams didn’t quite do it for me.  But one has, the Nats.  Normally when you become a fan of a team and collect sports cards, you want to start a collection of their better players or at least the guys on their team you enjoy watching.  I’ve been a fan of Ryan Zimmerman for a while but haven’t jumped all in for his cards but have decided to roll with Harper and Strasburg…with the potential to start collecting Zimmerman, assuming Spanky is cool with that 🙂

Harper was a pretty easy decision for me.  I love the way the kid plays.  He may be a little to intense and hasn’t had the best reputation for being a modest humble guy…but most great players are not quiet on the field, right?  I will admit that he has some growing up to do, but you gotta love a guy that sprints around the bases after going yard, right?  Or a guy that dives in to a wall to make a catch, risking his face and his health…and his beard!  Harper is the new addition to the PC.  I will more than likely be focusing on the base cards and a few inserts, avoiding the autos and super short prints.

13 TO Bryce Harper Spring Fever

The other player that i’m adding to the PC is Stephen Strasburg.  He is going to be the first pitcher added to the collection, which for some reason, i’ve never started a Mariano Rivera collection.  I guess that can come at a later date since i’ve never started a PC for a retired player.  Strasburg was a tough decision.  Pitchers are always tough decisions since their health is always a concern and Strasburg has proven to not be a tough durable guy.  When he is though, he’s lights out…and that’s what i’m counting on.  The lights out part.  Similar to Harper, I will be focusing on base stuff and a few inserts…maybe i can pick up an autograph or two next year.

12 MC Stephen Strasburg

Lots of football stuff coming this week, keep reading please and do yourself a favor by not watching the Redskins tomorrow night…please…

2013 Topps S2 – Packs 7 and 8

I feel like a dope writing about 2013 Topps series two, but i will manage to get over it sooner or later…plus i have another post to go!

I’m not really sure where I left off on the Topps post, but these two cards really caught my eye…plus they were in my to be organized scan folder.  So here they are, Trouty and Alvarez.  Both amazing photos and both are landscape cards, which i LOVE in base sets!  Both cards manage to get the player and ball in the shot…great photography to the photographer.

13 T Pedro Alvarez Mike Trout

This sideburn slash sort of neck beard is disturbing…plus he’s a Red Sox guy.  Not much for me to like about this card.

13 T Koji Uehara Gold

Ah jeez.  Jackie and the Babe.  The only problem with Topps pushing out these old school legend cards is the lack of photo variety.  I’ve got 5 other Jackie cards with that same pose…wish they had access to other images, you know, to spice it up a bit?

13 T Jackie Robinson Babe Ruth The Elite

Bryce Harper.  Love this kid.  He is the newest addition to my player personal collection and a reason i started following the Nats a few years ago.  He seems like he can be quite a jerk sometimes, but he’s intense and he goes all out each game.  That is how I would want my son to play.

13 T Bryce Harper Making their Mark

Rizzo – Italien – Cub.

13 T Anthony Rizzo WBC

Joey Belle.  Remember how crazy this guy was.  Dude had a serious temper and would go off over the stupidest crap.  I’ve said too much…

13 T Albert Belle Cut to the Chase

This guy.  Love the Cuban players.  Did you hear, he won the home run derby over the all star break…it’s been that long since i’ve been blogging.

13 T Yoenis Cespedes Making their Mark Jersey

Good night.