Easy to like this. I love the look and feel of an unopened pack (I am a prince of pack stashes). And who is pictured but Cubs third baseman and Rookie of the Year, KB, Kris Bryant. Fantastic start!
First of all, I love the way the green plays out on this card. Very nice. I knew the name but nothing else about Eric. I checked out his Twitter feed and he looks like a pretty cool guy. As one who tried contacts and couldn't adjust to them, I love the glasses.
"On June 1, 2012, Van Slyke was part of a record-setting Dodgers infield that featured the sons of five former Major Leaguers (along with Tony Gwynn, Jr., Iván DeJesús, Jr., Dee Gordon, and Jerry Hairston, Jr.). This was the first time in Major League history this had ever occurred and was also the first time for a starting infield of four major league sons: first baseman Van Slyke, second baseman Hairston, third baseman De Jesus and shortstopGordon."
Elvis has entered the building. There have be dozens of Elvi in the Minors but Araujo is only the third to take it to the big stage. Check out this punim:
Kind of like a Cabbage Patch doll with facial hair.
He's only half-Jewish. ;) Ryan had a decent year. He's now the franchise's all-time home run leader. I don't follow the Brewers. Is he in the fan's good graces these days?
No controversy here. Great card! More awesome alliteration!
Second generation hotpack! Father's Jeff and Len were both All-Stars. (Update: Not so fast. Allan is the son of Randy Dykstra who was not a major league ballplayer. Sorry, Randy. Thanks for catching the error, Joe Schlabotnik.) Very positive to have readers who pay attention. Positive to have any readers at all!
He whittles! The son of a gun whittles!
Nice tight crop. Cool patch!