The 60% milestone has been reached. 900 cards are on the spreadsheet, and there are already a bunch more waiting in the wings to be shown.
Here's the final five of the first 900...
Card # 896: Cliff Lee
Serial Number: 342
Team: Philadelphia Phillies, card # 26 out of 50
There's an old saying that "numbers don't lie", but in 2012 Cliff's numbers told a lot of half truths. Cliff led the NL in BB/9 (1.2) and SO/BB ratio (7.39). Cliff also had an ERA of 3.16 and a WHIP of 1.114. You'd think with those numbers 15-18 wins? Unbelievably, only 6 wins for Cliff last year.
Card # 897: Nick Blackburn
Serial Number: 601
Team: Minnesota Twins, card # 26 out of 50
Maybe the end of the line for Blackburn? Has spent the entire 2013 season in the minors after off season surgery to remove a bone chip, and the numbers aren't looking good. Hopefully he can turn it around and get back to the bigs...
Card # 898: Juan Francisco
Serial Number: 543
Team: Atlanta Braves, card # 32 out of 50
Juan was traded by the Reds to Atlanta for JJ Hoover, who has pitched very well for Cincinnati the past two seasons. Francisco is now toiling as a back up 1st/3rd baseman in Milwaukee.
Card # 899: Vinny Castilla
Serial Number: 1088
Team: Colorado Rockies, card # 23 out of 50
It's been a long time since a card from the 20th century was featured as part of the set. This card came to me as part of a trade, and kind of has a camouflage look to it. Vinny had a great 5 year run in the thin air in Colorado, hitting 191 homers between 1995-1999.
Card # 900: Derek Norris
Serial Number: 1489
Team: Oakland A's, card # 41 out of 50
Has anyone figured out who the little guy in the middle is yet?
Thanks for reading, Robert