Thursday, May 21, 2015

Where Bowman '15 Whiffed

I am not one to chime in on the current state of the hobby, maybe here and there with the seemingly constant re-tread of photos among the product.  Yes, Short Prints, Variations, parallels are troubling, but, it is, what it is.

But this may be one glaring injustice from Bowman, see below the Tigers team set for 2015 Bowman

Six cards, all fine ball players, with some rookies.  Anyone notice an omission?  Maybe two?

Still thinking?

Would ANY card producer leave out Jeter?  Trout?  Harper?  Sal Fasano?

I think not.

There is no Miguel Cabrera! 

You know the guy with two MVP trophies.  The guy who won the Triple Crown for the first time since Yaz.  The Best there is, Best there was, the best there ever will be (maybe a tad aggressive_ but seriously? Bowman whiffed on a really major player.

Another one, Verlander, yeah he had a bad year in 2014 and still no sign of 2015, but the card companies still have Cliff Lee in this year's Bowman edition.  I get that Bowman base is a smaller sized set, but give me a break.

It's not like the team itself is horrible either, the demand is there.

Think of the out cry from the cardboard community with any of the aforementioned "national" players not included --- like a day without sunshine, riots in the streets, boycotts, the end of modern civilization as we know it, for sure.  

I don't understand.

Hot Corner, Pat

Monday, May 11, 2015

Take A Little Trip

Zipped over to my LCS this week and was able to pick up a few things out of the ordinary.

Picked up some Luggies.

Osuna is one of my fantasy players this season!

Not much left to purchase lately at the LCS, so I checked into the singles pile of last season's Heritage Minor League, picking out the studs and those that have the privilege of sitting in my fantasy baseball minors system.

Future Teddy Ball Game players.

I had picked up the refractors of Zeile and Hill a couple weeks and had noticed when adding them in the collecting, that I had none of the Chrome, so luckily my main man still had these when I returned


Should eclipse 10K this week, officially.

Hot Corner, Pat.