Friday, May 17, 2024

Still Trying to Catch Up

Up first are a couple more Connor Wong cards.

These are not terribly exciting, just the standard Rainbow Foil and Gold bordered parallel cards.  But, of course I have to add them.  A year ago I said I would probably not super-collect Wong.  Now here I am with well over 500 cards of a player who has only one full season in the Majors.

1.  Alex Verdugo.  Verdugo has hit a rough patch at a bad time for the Yankees.  Jasson Dominguez is close to returning and Verdugo won't get more playing time than either of the other two outfielders.  It looks like his time is coming to an end.

2.  Chris Sale.  It is frustrating to see how good Sale has been this year.  He hasn't been this impressive since 2018.  Of course Boston's pitching is plenty good as well.  The offense on the other hand...

3.  Chris Sale.

4.  Brayan Bello.  Bello is back from his injury.  Hopefully he will return to form soon. 

5.  Masataka Yoshida.  Yoshida is still hurt, Boston could desperately use his bat in the lineup.

6.  David Ortiz.  This shot is from the 2013 World Championship celebration.

7.  Trevor Story.  Another bat Boston could sorely use back in the lineup.  Unfortunately, Story looks like he is out for the year.  Again.

8.  Rafael Devers.  Devers seems to be heating up.  He has homered in each of the last three games.

9.  Wade Boggs.  Nice shot here of Boggs making contact.

10.  Jarren Duran.  Duran has been very impressive this season.  He has built upon his successful season last year and currently leads the league in triples.

11.  J.D. Martinez.  

12.  Alex Verdugo.

13.  Xander Bogaerts.  Bogaerts's rough season has continued.

14.  Trevor Story.

15.  Ted Williams.

16.  Ted Williams.  This card is an error.  It lists Williams as winning the Triple Crown and MVP.  He did win the Triple Crown, but he came in second (ridiculously) for the MVP.  Williams hit .343/.499/.634 with 32 home runs and 114 RBIs.  MVP winner Joe DiMaggio hit .315/.391/.522 with 20 home runs and 97 RBIs.  The only category DiMaggio led Williams in was stolen bases (three to zero).  This was one of the absolute worst screw jobs in MVP voting history.

17.  Enrique Hernandez.  Hernandez is hitting just .212 so far this season.

That's it for now, but there is obviously more to come.

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