Saturday, July 2, 2016

Topps Now: June 17 and June 19, 2016

Things have been looking grim for Boston of late.  They have been losing a lot, mostly due to problems with their starting rotation, though their offense has not been as impressive lately.  The draft went well for the Red Sox, in particular getting Jason Groome at #12, but to this date they have yet to officially sign him.  Then yesterday came the news that they violated the rules of the international free agency and had five contracts voided and were banned from signing anyone this year.  Tough month.

Thankfully, a couple of Topps Now cards came in to remind me of good things.  Up first is the June 17 card celebrating David Ortiz's 521st home run, which tied him with three legendary Hall of Famers: Frank Thomas, Willie McCovey, and Boston's own Ted Williams.
Then came the Father's Day card.  Teams wore special uniforms to celebrate the day.  I may have to find a Red Sox cap because I love the ice blue coloring.  Mookie Betts appears on this card for the Red Sox after hitting a go-ahead home run in the 7th inning.  Kenta Maeda of the Dodgers and Carlos Santana of the Indians also appeared.
Hopefully Boston will turn things around.

1 comment:

  1. I thought all the teams looked pretty slick in their Father's Day uniforms. I was very close to getting a Mariners Father's Day jersey but opted for a Griffey HoF patch jersey instead. The Sox were looking good too!