Friday, August 23, 2019

Payday Pack - Cruel Irony

There's not much Stadium Club left at my local retail store. As long as there's some available, I'll probably go with it at least until Archives shows up.

3rd Place

2019 Stadium Club #63 Dustin Pedroia

I love this card, but it makes me sad. You can't help but see his leg propped up and be reminded of the damage his knees have gone through. His career is likely over, and this card cruelly sums up his last few years in uniform.

2nd Place

2019 Stadium Club #26 Cal Ripken Jr.

- Legendary Hall of Famer? Check.
- Interaction with fans? Check.
- Celebrating a well-known moment in baseball history? Check.
- Sweet cherry red ride? Check.

1st Place

2019 Stadium Club #290 Stan Musial

As much as Topps likes to rehash the same photographs over and over again, Stadium Club more than makes up for it. Before I saw this card, I never knew how much I wanted to see a vintage photograph of a Hall Of Famer squatting back-to-back with a teammate in some sort of icebreaker/exercise. Amazing only begins to describe this card.

Other Contestants Not Appearing On Stage:
#126 Billy Hamilton
#104 Corbin Burnes (RC)
#275 Adrian Beltre
#256 Roger Maris
#261 Brian Dozier (black foil parallel)
#EZ-7 Tom Glavine (Emperors Of The Zone insert)
#254 Sean Reid-Foley
#162 Stephen Piscotty
#284 Matt Carpenter

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  1. I feel the same way you do about that Pedroia card. The Ripken is fantastic though. And that Anna gif is a prize in itself! ;P

  2. That Pedroia is heart breaking, but the Musial and Ripken are absolute joys. Thanks for the contest pimpage.

  3. 2019 Stadium Club is awesome! My favorite product of the year, so far. It'll be interesting to see if Archives can take it down.