Wednesday, March 2, 2016

Defining moments

The 2016 season is Toronto's 40th.  I am looking forward to this season more than I have any other in probably the past two decades.  Why you ask?

Because the city of Toronto, and Jays fans everywhere are going to find out if this team is really a contender, or a pretender.

Now, I've watched a lot of those games over the 40 years and I would say that there are a lot of defining moments that this franchise has had.   Good and bad.  

Carter's home run to win the '93 World Series.

Dave Stieb's no hitter.

The '85 AL East championship. (the first is always the sweetest)

Then there's this..

A bat flip for the ages.  I don't know if you could even really call it a flip, as Jose more or less threw the bat aside.  But that moment, in the bottom of the same inning that the Jays fell behind because of Russell Martin's errant throw, Jose hit a monster home run that sent the Dome into a frenzy.

Defining moment?  Indeed.

Which is why I had no problem buying 5 of these at once to make sure I had them for my Jays collection and for my series 1 set.  This card would look great enlarged on my wall once I buy a house and get settled in.

I have a couple of extra copies, anyone need one?

thanks for reading, Robert


  1. Hey Robert! I love your blog and read it every day! I am starting my own blog Blue Jays cards and collectibles and I was wondering if you had any tips. Thanks!

    1. One tip. Have fun and enjoy your collection!

  2. That bat flip and home run sure was something. He crushed it! Here's one other Bautista highlight that Topps should include on an insert this year:

  3. That bat flip was more memorable then the Royals actually winning the World Series.

  4. I need one.. Haven't been able to get much in the way of 2016 yet..

    1. Mike, send me your address rmitchell6700 AT yahoo dot com. I'll send one your way..