YAY, finally found series 2. Now I know blasters aren't as economical as retail packs, but there were five packs left and every one of them had been opened and searched. So this time, I'll settle for less cards just to know they haven't been searched.
I wonder what the patch will be. With my luck it'll be fuckin' Alex Rodriguez or Manny. I'm keeping my fingers crossed for Christy Mathewson, Lou Gherig, Jackie Robinson or Tony Gwynn. If it has to be one of the current players, maybe it'll be Chipper.
Let's see what we've got:
352 Gregor Blanco - YAY Brave.
443 Gavin Floyd 471 Kerry Wood BCS15 Chris Denorfia TTT30 Ryan Braun 551 Tim Redding 509 Lou Montanez 603 Jose Reyes
Pack 2 480 Prince Fielder 562 Cecil Cooper 628 Desert Power (Justin Upton, Chris Young) 351 Chris Snyder
582 Yunel Escobar - Gold Parallel 491/2009, I like the card, but the photograph is a bit blurry. And I would have chosen one where, I assume, Kelly Johnson isn't stepping on Yunel's foot.
TTT47 Carlos Beltran 625 Jim Thome 595 Vernon Wells
431 Ramon Hernandez - Here's one that I think everyone who's written about Series 2 has posted, so I wanna get in on the action too! I think it's been a while since we've seen a truly iconic baseball card, but I think this will be on that endures the test of time. In twenty years when you think of 2009 Topps, this will probably be the card you think of first.
TTT31 Vladimir Guerrero 419 Braden Looper
479 Jose Molina - It's a Yankee and it's a bit over exposed, but I still like it.
444 Jody Gerut 344 J.R. Towels
Pack 5 464 Bobby Crosby 426 Pablo Sandoval 386 Jonathan Papelbon 430 Francisco Rodriguez
TR91 Matt Kemp - I wish Turkey Red had been a standalone set, or half the size and inserted more regularly. I only pulled three from series 1. I'd like to put together a complete set because they're really nice cards, but there's just too many of them.
TTT36 Ian Kinsler 596 Radhames Liz 541 Jason Bay
Pack 6 340 Joe Mauer
354 Mike Aviles - Oops. Everyone's shown this one too, but I just want to say one thing. I have absolutey no training in PhotoShop, but even I know how to avoid this little problem. I wonder if it'll be corrected in future printings and if it'll become a treasured error card... probably not. Hell, Topps probably meant to do it.
338 Daniel Cabrera
LGCB-LG Lou Gherig - This card is just beautiful. It's not overly shiny or refractory, it's just simple and perfect and beautiful. And any Lou Gherig card is a good one. TTT42 Kevin Youkilis
468 Derek Lowe 457 John Maine 405 Todd Helton
Pack 7 472 Bill Hall 518 Chris Perez 542 Chris Ray TTT26 Joe Mauer 633 David Patton 597 Randy Wolk 343 Ian Snell 380 Aramis Ramirez
Pack 8 569 Ted Lilly 617 Shaun Marcum 657 Aaron Heilman 414 Cha Seung Baek TTT45 Alex Rios 536 Khalil Greene 428 Jamie Moyer 547 Jack Cust
Pack 9 655 Bengie Molina 512 Steve Pearce 458 Jeremy Bonderman 649 LUke Hochevar - Gold Parallel 463/2009 TTT42 Kevin Youkilis - gold 403 Trevor Cahill 602 Carlos Gomez 620 Ryan Zimmerman
Pack 10 435 Carlos Lee 466 Wilson Betemit
LG-FT Frank Thomas - The Big Hurt. The Big Hall of Famer? I think so.
TTT35 Prince Fielder 637 Donald Veal 346 Mike Cameron 654 Brian Schneider 608 Christian Guzman
Patch time. I almost thought video-ing this. But I don't want to hear everyone hear my say "fuck" a whole lot when A-Rod or Manny comes out of this package. So let's have a look...
Hey not bad. I know it's manufactured and not worth a damn, but it's very nice, and it's not a cheater!
Now I've gotta go put these cards in order and see if I got any doubles. If I did, I'll throw them up on my '09 Topps doubles list for anyone who's interested.