Friday, June 29, 2018

Payday Pack - Big Smile!

I got paid this week, so I treated myself to some of Topp's latest offering, Series 2. Let's see if I pulled anything fun...

3rd Place

2018 Topps #448 Max Kepler

This Kepler card is showing a nice catching angle pose, but what caught my attention was the rectangular bulge in his back pocket. There used to be a time when you could tell what players chewed tobacco due to the circular can protruding from their pockets, but these have become rarer now. The rectangular object is most likely a defensive positioning card that is often used by outfielders to help them figure out where the opposing batter is likely to hit the ball.

2nd Place

2018 Topps - Gold #587 Chris Davis

Chris Davis is not having a good year. In fact, it could be historically bad. Not what the Orioles were expecting when they signed him to that big contract. Still, that is the look of a happy ballplayer. We should all have a reason to smile that big!

1st Place

2018 Topps #659 Arizona Diamondbacks

Fireworks make any card better! You can really see the rocket's red glare in this one!

Others Not Appearing On Stage:
#531 Chris O'Grady (RC)
#661 Christian Villanueva (RC)
#672 Brandon Nimmo
#525 Johan Camargo
#83-12 Dilon Peters (1985 Topps Rookies insert, RC)
#386 James Shields
#446 Lucas Duda
#666 Eric Sogard
#657 Derek Dietrich

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