Friday, 30 September 2016

3 Years Late, but Triple Play

Another great trade envelope showed up recently from Dennis @ Too Many Verlanders/Manninghams. It was jammed full of cards hitting a bunch of my PCs, and those will be posted over the next week or so, at various intervals. But I'll lead off with something different, at least for me. A rack pack of 2013 Triple Play was in the envelope, and I had never busted a pack of this. Today is as good a day as any to finally dig in!
RA Dickey - You can't go wrong when the first card out of the pack is a card for one of your PCs.
Dustin Pedroia
Adrian Gonzalez
Alex Gordon - I don't really hate this look for cards, but sometimes they really don't work. Alex Gordon looks like a face you see on the news along side the phrases "police composite" and "questioning in connection with".
Yovani Gollardo
Buster Posey - They probably should not have used a white background on this. Posey looks like he's going to blend in with it.
Carlos Gonzalez - I do like the backgrounds on some of these which feature something you'd associate with the city/team. Mountains! Snowflakes! A Toque! And a dog's head?
David Freese
Adam Jones - A crab! An oriole! A ship! And....the space shuttle?
Anthony Rizzo - A hot dog! A boat! A fountain! And a lima bean!
Adrian Gonzalez - All-star.
Rated Rookie Eye Black
Bryce Harper sticker
Josh Reddick
Jered Weaver
Pedro Alvarez
Johnny Cueto
Felix Hernandez - Probably my favourite of the base cards for the crafty expression on his face.
Freddie Freeman - A Coke bottle! A peach! The Olympic flame! And some building I don't recognize.
Giancarlo Stanton
Prince Fielder
Yu Darvish
Stephen Strasburg
Brett Lawrie
Traditions - The Hot Dog
Yu Darvish Tattoos
Carlos Gonzalez Sticker

And there you go.


  1. The lima bean in the background of that beamin' cartoon Rizz is the "Cloud Gate' sculpture in one of our parks downtown. It's random, it's ugly, but tourists love it.

  2. This brings back some memories.

  3. I literally laughed out loud at the lima bean comment!

  4. The dog's head on CarGo's card looks more like a bear to me.