Tuesday, September 9, 2014

By the page: 2013 Topps Wal Mart blue parallel

Yes, even with that mini marathon of by the page posts a week ago Sunday, I still have quite a few cards on the desk that need to be placed into pages and shown off.

This is the first time that I've put a parallel set up on one of these posts.  I'd love to be able to do this for some of the other colors that Topps has delved into over the past few seasons, alas the well has seemed to dry up on these.  I may have to start chasing some of these on my own I guess...

Top row:  Gone!

It's kind of surprising that I could put a row together of 3 players that are already no longer with the club.  Well, considering the way teams change players in the majors now, I guess this isn't as surprising as I first thought.

Middle row:  left, right, left

Both Perez and Lyon could fit into the "looking for a job" role right now, as both are unsigned free agents.  It'll be interesting to see if the Jays pick up the $6.7M option on J.A. Happ after the season.  His ERA has improved slightly each of the 3 seasons he's been in Toronto, and his 9 wins are the 3rd highest season total of his career.

Bottom row:  more of the throwing position

Barring any more injuries, these three guys are the exact opposite of the top row.  They should all be on the roster for the 2015 season.

The Rajai Davis card may be the best Blue Jay card of this decade to date.  I don't remember anything else that comes close to it.  I'm up to 202 cards out of the box.   Still a lot more to go...

thanks for reading, Robert

1 comment:

  1. I like that Rajai Davis card. The Pirates gave him away for a broken down Matt Morris.