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2013 Topps Archives ‘Tallboys’ Subset – Robinson Cano

2013 Topps Archives ‘Tallboys’ Subset – Robinson Cano

With the new 2013 Topps Archives baseball card set release, the ‘Mini Tallboys’ subset is easily one of the best parts of the issue.

The cards from this subset offer a very basic, but throwback feel that screams vintage. The set is 40 cards deep and offers a nice mixture of current players, stars from the 1980′s, and Hall of Fame legends.

This is the card of Robinson Cano from the set:

 

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The big news of the 2013 MLB offseason was that Robinson Cano of the New York Yankees was departing New York and heading for Seattle.  Easily the most well-rounded second baseman in all of baseball, Cano is an elite talent in the prime of his career.

After 5 All-Star selections, 5 Gold Glove Awards, 2 Silver Sluggers, and a World Series crown, Cano is set to be the leader of the Mariners offense when the 2014 baseball season starts.

I CANOt wait to see how this plays out!!

Did You Know…

On August 25, 2011, the New York Yankees became the first team in major league history to have three players hit Grand Slams in the same game.  Robinson Cano, Curtis Granderson, and Russell Martin all hit Grand Slams against the Oakland A’s.

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2012 Topps ‘Career Day’ Subset – Card #18 – Robinson Cano, New York Yankees

2012 Topps ‘Career Day’ Subset – Card #18 – Robinson Cano, New York Yankees

I am working on this set because I find it to be the most appealing of the subsets issued by Topps in 2012.

The cards feature bold colors, great images, and a unique horizontal design.

I especially like the ‘Career Day’ theme as it pays homage to some of the greatest individual performances of baseball’s elite players.

Card #18 – Robinson Cano, New York Yankees

CAREER DAY 18

The Career Day – September 16, 2005.  On this day in 2005, Cano dominated the Tampa Bay Rays.  During the late stages of his rookie campaign, Cano went 3-for-5 against the Rays, connecting for two home runs, a double, and scoring three times.  All of this was done in the first four innings of the game.

Progress – 18/25

’30-YOC Top Ten Lists’ – ‘Top Ten Players I Would Like To Watch Take Batting Practice’

’30-YOC Top Ten Lists’ – ‘Top Ten Players I Would Like To Watch Take Batting Practice’

I love the tradition of batting practice.  I love that guys still feel like they have to get into the cage to sharpen their skills.

And while I have seen my share of BP during Spring Training, I have never had the chance to witness BP at a major league park.

So, for this week’s ‘Top Ten List’, I will offer up to you the top ten players that I would like to watch take BP today.

ANd the list is not going to be composed of just home run hitters, although there are many on here that are.  My list is of the guys that I think are becoming of have become masters of hitting – and I would like to watch them do their thing.

Honorable Mention – Josh Hamilton, Robinson Cano, Ryan Howard, David Ortiz, Jose Bautista, Brian McCann, Carlos Pena, Adrian Gonzalez, and Adam Dunn.

And now onto the ‘Top Ten’:

10 – Josh Johnson.  I know that he is a pitcher, but he is a powerful hitter too.  I have seen him launch some longballs in live games, he has to be fun to watch taking 60 mile per hour pitches in BP.

9 – Evan Longoria.  He packs a mighty swing, and he can hit to all areas of the park.

8 – Ichiro.  The greatest hitter in the game since Tony Gwynn.  I am thinking that he can point to a location and hit the ball to that spot pretty well; a la Babe Ruth!

7 – Hanley Ramirez.  While slumping horribly this season, I know that he hits the ball very hard when he connects.

6 – Jayson Heyward.  If what I have heard is true, nobody hits the ball harder than this young guy.  And when Hank Aaron says that, I pay attention!!

5 – Ryan Braun.  Possibly the most underrated hitter in the sport, Braun is rapidly becoming one of the best hitters in the National League.  And he is a threat for 30 home runs every year too…

4 – Alex Rodriguez.  I’d love to see what he is able to do at this stage of his career.  He still puts up solid numbers, just not the numbers he once did.  I’d also love to see him in the HR Derby – I think he still has what it takes to contend for the title.

3 – Albert Pujols.  I’ll take the Pujols with a healthy arm, not a broken one please.  I would love to see this guy taking BP – can you imagine the bombs he launches when he’s getting 60 mile per hour balls tossed to him?  WHOA!!

2 – Mike Stanton.  I watch a lot of Marlins games and this guys crushes the ball.  He strikes out a lot too, but when he makes solid contact, the ball sails.  He is a future Home Run league leader – trust me!

1 – Prince Fielder.  I consider Prince to be the greatest showman in the sport today.  He has a lot of personality, and his performance backs up his persona.  And for a big guy, he always hovers around that .300 mark too, which is very impressive!!

And there you have it!!!

Did I miss any one?  Let me hear it!!

Oh, and before I forget – There will be no ‘Top Ten List’ next Sunday night.  It is a very special day at ’30-YOC’ so the ‘Top Ten’ will be skipping a week.  Make sure you stop by to see why….

2011 Topps Heritage – ‘Bobmers Double Play Duo’ – Starring Derek Jeter & Robinson Cano!!!

2011 Topps Heritage – ‘Bobmers Double Play Duo’ – Starring Derek Jeter & Robinson Cano!!!

I like multi-player cards.

And while shopping with a seller on Ebay that offered same price shipping no matter how many single cards were purchased, I added this one to my ‘cart’ without hesitation.

I want to try to grab a few Derek Jeter baseball cards – and this one looks great!!

Thanks for reading.

Anybody Need These 2008 Upper Deck Heroes Yankees Cards???

Anybody Need These 2008 Upper Deck Heroes Yankees Cards???

Two weeks ago I won a ‘U Pick 10’ lot on Ebay.  The lot consisted of roughly 50 2008 Upper Deck Heroes cards, and all of them were the Black, non-serial numbered version.

I bought the lot to get the Ernie Banks card(which you will see tomorrow) and I filled the rest of my picks with a few guys that I collect and the three Yankees cards you see below.

All three of them are up for grabs.  First taker can make his/her selection(s).

2008 Upper Deck Heroes – Derek Jeter

2008 Upper Deck Heroes – Alex Rodriguez

2008 Upper Deck Heroes – Alex Rodriguez, Derek Jeter, Robinson Cano

Simply leave me a comment on this post and the cards are yours!!!!