Friday, March 24, 2017

I'm Back from Vacation

I went to San Antonio for a couple of days and have generally been inactive leading up to it.  Well, getting back, I had a few packages in the mail that I will get to.  They were all trades made before the trip.
1.  2010 Bowman Platinum Green Refractor Jose Iglesias.  I really liked Iglesias.  I was excited about him coming to the Majors and he was fun to watch while in Boston.  He had some speed which he utilized to rack up infield hits.  He never hit the ball terribly hard, but he got on base and he was terrific defensively.  It was disappointing when Boston traded him, but it opened the door for Xander Bogaerts.

2.  2017 Topps Heritage Baseball Flashback Carl Yastrzemski.  This flashback looks back at the 1967 season, which was of course, a huge season for Yaz.  The left-fielder led the Red Sox to the World Series on the strength of his Triple Crown season, yet oddly he was not a unanimous selection for the MVP that season.  Somehow, Cesar Tovar received a first place vote despite hitting .267 with six home runs.

3.  2017 Topps Salute David Ortiz.  This card features Ortiz in a Father's Day special uniform.  On Father's Day in 2016, Ortiz had one hit and one walk in four plate appearances.  The Red Sox beat the Mariners 2-1.

4.  2011 Topps Marquee Blue Kevin Youkilis.  The Topps Marquee set was underrated.  It had some terrific photography, including this awesome shot of Youkilis scoring a run in the 2007 World Series.

5.  2013 Bowman Chrome Draft Picks Teddy Stankiewicz.  Stankiewicz was a second round draft pick of the Red Sox in the 2012 draft.  Unfortunately, after an impressive 2014 season, he has struggled his last two seasons.  At this point he is not even among the team's Top 40 prospects.

1 comment:

  1. I'm glad you're back. I missed the Red Sox posts.