Friday, July 3, 2015
The Lake County Captains are a Class A affiliate of the Cleveland Indians based out of Erstlake, Ohio. Their mascot is Skipper, who debuted with the team in 2003.
From what I recall, I have never seen a mascot relic card, but I could be wrong. I have seen the Topps Opening Day mascot autographs, though.
I just thought it was a really cool card. I hope the mascot hasn't gone missing and wasn't sacrificed to make this card.
Wednesday, July 1, 2015
Davis has been hot lately, smashing two home runs last night, and is at 18 on the season. I'm holding out hope that the Orioles can keep him beyond this year, but with Scott Boras as his agent, it looks like Davis will be playing elsewhere next year. I'll still be a fan of his, unless he signs with an AL East team.
Until that day comes, I will continue to keep finding parallels. Actually, if he does, in fact, sign with another team, I will still PC his Orioles cards.
Tuesday, June 30, 2015
Hart and Givens have both done well for the Orioles this year, especially Givens. A former shortstop, Givens was converted to a reliever. With his unorthodox sidearm delivery, he has been tough to his this year. He even got a tast of the majors this month.
Hart is currently batting .290 for low A Delmarva and should see some time at high A Frederick this season. He was a first round pick by the Orioles in the 2013 draft (#37), their second pick of that round behind Hunter Harvey.
Monday, June 29, 2015
I need to update my list, but I already have quite a few parallels from 2015 Bowman. I need to get the 1/1s so I can get a rainbow accomplished.
I have been going for rainbows for a while, but have yet to be successful. I'll keep trying, though. I have several more Davis cards coming in, so I need to keep up on my list. I have done really well with it so far. It's just a chore. Imagine the kind of blizzard it is going to take for me to log all of my Cal Ripken cards. Oh joy.
Sunday, June 28, 2015
The card just looks really cool. I wonder what parallels they will think of for next year.
Saturday, June 27, 2015
Seeing this in person makes me really excited for Chrome to come out later this year. This design of Topps affords a lot of opportunities to see how the other parallels and sets will look. So far, they have looked really cool.
I'm just glad I was able to find this really quick and was able to get it in.
Friday, June 26, 2015
These are really amazing cards. They're clear acetate cards, which I really enjoy. I remember when Marvel put out acetate cards in one of their sets back in the 1990s, and I had a great time building that set.
I saw that there is a Brooks Robinson like this one, so you know I will be going for that pretty soon.
Mountcastle was the Orioles second pick in the 1st round of this year's draft. He looks to be a pretty good hitter, even thought many of the "experts" felt like the O's drafted him way too high. I'll let his performance tell me how he turns out.
I just hope he doesn't turn out like Billy Rowell.