The set is now up to 64% complete. I hope you're enjoying the crazy amount of insanity today...
Card # 956: John Buck
Serial Number: 1382
Team: New York Mets, card # 36/50
I was glad that the Pirates made the deal for Buck and Byrd, but I hated to see that Vic Black went the other way to the Mets. Black might be the 8th inning man for the Mets in 2004. Buck has had some of the best designs on his goalie style masks, and I was kind of disappointed that nothing fancy was painted on his mask when he came to Pittsburgh. I guess he's thinking that Pitt is a short term stop for him anyhow...
Card # 957: Lance Berkman
Serial Number: 1275
Team: St. Louis Cardinals, card # 37/50
I would love to see his body hold up for one more solid season. Lance is just 95 hits away from 2000 for his career. Maybe not HOF numbers, but the Big Puma was one of the best clutch hitters in the game for the Astros during the 00's.
Card # 958: Alfredo Aceves
Serial Number: 309
Team: Boston Red Sox, card # 33/50
Aceves needs a home right now, he isn't on the 40 man roster for the Red Sox. "Ace" struggled for the Sox in both 2012 and 2013, and we'll have to see where his future lies in 2014. Maybe a return to the Mexican League?
Card # 959: Michael Saunders
Serial Number: 1469
Team: Seattle Mariners, card # 26/50
"The Condor" was born in Victoria, BC, and has played in all 3 outfield spots for the M's in 2013. Needs to get on base more (his average is currently at .234) and strike out less to ensure a spot in the every day lineup.
Card # 960: Michael Young
Serial Number: 1083
Team: Texas Rangers, card # 41/50
Wherever Young lands next year (I have a feeling it will be back in the AL as a DH), he should hit the 2000 game mark for his career. 2500 hits is also a possibility, he stands currently at 2367. It's too bad that he never played for the Jays, he probably would have had a great career north of the border.
thanks for reading, Robert