67% complete. Only 495 cards to go. It still blows my mind each step that the set takes towards the 1500 card finish.
I have 3 bloggers to thank for the cards in this post, one of them being Kevin at The Diamond King blog, who sent quite a few cards that will be featured in the next 3 posts.
Enjoy the next 5...
Card # 1001: Sean Rodriguez
Serial Number: 1188
38th card out of 50 for the Rays
The 2010 season for Sean gave him his career bests in hits (86), runs batted in (40) and positions played (7). Yep, he played every position in the field except for pitcher and catcher. Sean hasn't played a lot of games over his career, but he hasn't made an error in any of the 3 outfield positions, or at first base. For me, that's impressive...
Card # 1002: Adam Wainwright
Serial Number: 1361
39th card out of 50 for the Cardinals
Numbers may not lie, but sometimes they don't always tell the true story. Wainwright's postseason career numbers are as follows: 2.53 ERA, WHIP of 0.990, 10.1 K/9, 7.7 hits/9 and 6 HR in 67.2 innings. Damn good numbers for a guy whose record in the postseason is 4-3. That's what happens I guess when you face the best of the best....
Card # 1003: Jose Castillo
Serial Number: 1144
34th card out of 50 for the Pirates
Another guy who plays multiple positions. Has spent the past 4 seasons in Japan (2010-2011), and Mexico (2011-2013). The Mexican league is agreeing with him for sure, his average has been well over .300 each of the 3 seasons he's played there, and he's hit 50 homers in 279 games. At 32, maybe he'll get another shot at the bigs someday...
Card # 1004: Jhonny Peralta
Serial Number: 1136
35th card out of 50 for the Indians
Interesting card, we don't even get to see Jhonny's face while sliding into home plate. Did you know that there are seven other players that are property of big league clubs that spell their first name Jhonny? Yes, just another piece of useless information that you can impress your friends with....OK maybe not.
Card # 1005: Carlos Silva
Serial Number: 1127
30th card out of 50 for the Twins
I'm sure that Carlos was looking forward to the 2007 season, the year that this card is from, because 2006 was very forgettable. 11-15, 5.94 ERA, 1.542 WHIP and 38 HRs allowed. Carlos finished his career with a .500 record at 70-70.
thanks for reading, Robert