I haven't posted since Monday, largely because I've been so tired every evening that I didn't have the energy to sit and think about a worthy post. Even having a 1/2 day vacation on Thursday and a full day on Friday didn't help, as I found enough things around the house to take care of that by the time the evenings rolled around I just didn't feel like getting behind the computer to write a post.
Also, it's been almost a month since I've posted any pages from the SNI baseball set. So I guess you could say that I've been slacking in more than one area. These SNI posts don't take a lot of thought, so it's probably time that I spent an hour or two and put a few of these in the drafts folder.
OK, enough of that, let's get pages 42 & 43 out there for everyone to see...
Card 370: Ronald Guzman, 2013 Bowman blue parallel #370/500. Texas card #14
Card 371: Trevor Hoffman, 2010 Topps copper parallel #371/399. Milwaukee card #8
Card 372: Victor Martinez, 2009 Topps Unique #372/1199. Boston card #11
Card 373: Derrick Penilla, 2013 Bowman blue parallel #373/500. Minnesota card #12
Card 374: John Buck, 2012 Topps gold parallel #374/2012. Miami card #14
Card 375: Troy Glaus, 2006 Topps update gold parallel #375/2006. Toronto card #19
Card 376: B.J. Upton, 2008 Topps Heritage chrome #376/1960. Tampa Bay card #15
Card 377: Andrew McCutchen, 2009 Bowman blue parallel #377/500. Pittsburgh card #5
Card 378: Julian Javier, 2002 Topps super teams #378/1967. St. Louis card #18
Victor Martinez has been with the Tigers for so long that I've forgotten him as a member of the Red Sox. I'd also forgotten that the Pirates wore a sleeveless jersey for a time about a decade ago. Would love to see more catchers use and paint the hockey style masks as John Buck did a few years back.
Card 380: Adam Laroche, 2007 Topps gold parallel #380/2007. Pittsburgh card #6
Card 381: Tony Sanchez, 2010 Bowman chrome #381/999. Pittsburgh card #7
Card 382: Yovani Gallardo, 2012 Topps Heritage #382/1963. Milwaukee card #9
Card 383: Matt Cain, 2012 Topps gold parallel #383/2012. San Francisco card #8
Card 384: Johnny Giavotella, 2013 Topps gold parallel #384/2013. Kansas City card #14
Card 385: Johnny Stolz, 2013 Bowman blue #385/500. Colorado card #13
Card 386: Mike Wright, 2012 Bowman blue #386/500. Washington card #17
Card 387: Cody Eppley, 2011 Bowman blue #387/500. Texas card #15
3 straight cards were all Bowman blue parallels, each going back one year (13, 12, 11). After having just 4 cards in the first 41 pages, Pittsburgh has 3 cards in the past 2. I remember when Tony Sanchez was the next big thing at the catching position for the Pirates. He got stuck behind ex-Yankee catchers (Martin, Cervelli) and is now in the Anaheim system.
7 out of the 18 cards on these 2 pages were bought by myself, many of the others were from bloggers who are no longer blogging. Yep, it's been a while since this started.
Thanks for reading, Robert