Here's something that you don't see in a serial insanity post.
5 cards, 5 different sets. A little variety for a change!
Card # 1011: Brett Myers
Serial Number: 437
31st card out of 50 for the Pale Hose
It'll be interesting to see if Myers lands with a team for the 2014 season. The 2013 season wasn't a great one for Brett, only pitching in 4 games with the Indians, before going on the DL and eventually being released by the club late in August.
Card # 1012: Jason Phillips
Serial Number: 718
41st card out of 50 for the Mets
This card was released the year after he had his best season in the majors, hitting .298 with 11 HRs while splitting time at first and behind the dish. I sure don't remember him as a part time player for the Jays in '06/'07. The 1 HR in 80 games over 2 seasons is probably why.
Card # 1013: Dan Wheeler
Serial Number: 1189
24th card out of 50 for the Astros
Keep those Astros cards coming guys! Dan is the 2nd pitcher in this post to finish up recently with the Indians very poorly. The 2012 season saw him pitch in just 12 games with an ERA of almost 9. Dan spent the first part of the 2013 season with the Royals AAA club, but struggled and was released in May.
Card # 1014: Brandon Phillips
Serial Number: 476
34th card out of 50 for the Redlegs
Drafted by the Montreal Expos (!) in the 2nd round, he was part of the Cliff Lee/Bartolo Colon trade in 2002. After only one real shot to play the next 4 years in Cleveland (2003), he was traded to Cincinnati, and 4 gold gloves, 3 all star games and a silver slugger later, he is one of the best 2nd basemen in the game today.
Card # 1015: Craig Wilson
Serial Number: 496
37th card out of 50 for the Braves
I knew this name sounded familiar, but I didn't remember that he was a Blue Jay draft pick (2nd rd, 1995) and was traded to the Pirates in 1996 as part of the big deal that brought the Jays Orlando Merced, Dan Plesac and Carlos Garcia. He was a solid utility player for the Pirates, and enjoyed a pretty good season in 2004, hitting 29 HRs and driving in 82. Eventually traded to the Yankees in '06 and finally wound up his career with the Braves in '07 with only 58 ABs.
thanks for reading, Robert