Here are two cool Cardinal relics from 2010 Pro Debut. I like that these cards are numbered and have giant jerseys on them. I think these will be perfect for autographs at the next Cardinals Winter Warm Up.
Eduardo Sanchez 187 of 299 – Sanchez made a splash earlier this year out of the bullpen but has been out with shoulder problems for the last two months.
Francisco Samuel Gold 25 of 25 – Samuel is supposed to be our closer in a couple of years but has been passed by Fernando Salas, Lance Lynn and Sanchez.
Let’s just hope they can give us what this guy has since 2006. Get well Waino!!!
I did a pack break of packs I won playing a dice game at last month’s Flea Market. I also won a blaster of 2009 Donruss Americana that my mom and I opened when we got home. I really didn’t want the box and hoped for a baseball blaster but the man at the booth thought I’d like it. I didn’t really like the cards but I did like this card:
John Wayne Relic numbered 33 of 500
I don’t really know who he is but the adults thought it was pretty cool.
We found a super cheap box of 2002 Topps Chrome at the flea market last month. My dad made me wait until vacation to open it so we'd have something to do during my sister's dance competition routines. I was hoping for a Joe Mauer rookie card but didn't get one.
2004 Play Ball Albert Pujols Jersey numbered 14 of 50.
This was a cheap ebay pick up last month. that was made even better when we found this card in the package. This is a 2004 Play Ball Pujols Bat card numbered 25 of 25. The seller included it as a freebie as the card was slightly damaged. You can barely make out a slight crease in the lower right point in the star.
I won some cool packs and blasters at last month's flea market. I went with my Aunt, Uncle and Grandma this month and they sponsored a few extra rolls at the dice game table with baseball card prizes. My dad let me do a video for everything except for the blaster my mom and I opened when we got home.
We had the Cardinals in Nachos Grande May Group Break and he really, really came through for us. If you follow his blog at all you probably know all about this card but I wanted to post a bigger picture of it here. Its really is awesome. His 2002 Stadium Club box was loaded with Cardinals and it starts here:
2002 Albert Pujols Clubhouse Exclusive Dual Relic – The odds of pulling this type of card are 1 in 2073 packs. The odds of getting this Pujols card must be crazy!
If that weren’t enough, the box also had this Jim Edmonds Born In The USA jersey card.
There were also three gold cards. These are thicker than the regular cards and have gold lettering. (Dad – The third card was J. D. Drew. Drew wore the Birds on the Bat but he was never a Cardinal. The best thing he ever did for us was play lousy enough to be traded for Adam Wainwright. I’ve decided to impose a J. D. Drew quota on this blog. Maximum of one J. D. Drew card per year. Scroll down for 2011’s card.)
Nachos also opened three other boxes. These are my first 2000 Topps Tek cards.
1999 Upper Deck HoloGrFX
1999 Fleer Mystique. The Drew is a Rookie card numbered 1552 of 2999.
Isaac is 12 (almost 13), a huge Cardinal fan and rabid baseball card collector. He's ready to blog on his own. His parents (ok... his Dad) indulge this habit to the extreme resulting in boxes upon boxes of doubles. This blog lists the cards Isaac has for trade and any needs / wants to complete a set. In general, he loves getting packages of Cardinal cards in the mail.
Update: It had to happen. Isaac started a favorite player binder for non-Cardinals: Grady Sizemore, Nick Markakis, and, much to his Dad's chagrin / amusement, Ryan Braun. Go figure.