A few weeks ago I posted the first of 2 boxes of 2009 Finest I have. Here is the results of the second.
The 2 Cy Young Winners for the Tribe. Current Yankee CC Sabathia and future Yankee Cliff Lee. It's a shame that we can't keep these guys due to cost, but that's not exactly a ground breaking opinion. It is what it is I guess.
I like that CC is hitting. The guy hits (and weighs) a ton. A lot of people really thought he would end up in the NL just so he could hit too. That would have made me happy.
Once again these refractors have strange little lines going through the border. The scan doesn't pick them up. I have no idea what to make of them.
Johnny Damon 228/399
Troy Glaus 243/399
Andrew Carpenter 177/399
Eric Chavez 340/399
Not a very strong crop of blue refractors, although I think Eric Chavez will catch fire any day now. No seriously, I think a disgruntled A's fan might sneak up behind him and light him on fire. Either that or Billy Beane will do it.
Hey, it's not like they are paying him $12 mil a year or anything for his -28 OPS+ this year. Really, this guy has a negative OPS+ so far in 2009. I didn't know that was possible.
Albert Pujols Green Refractor 62/99
Nice. Always good to see Pujols. Probably the best pull you can get nowadays.
Lance Berkman Gold Refractor 24/50
Not having a great first half, but not terrible either. This guy is really good. All this means is he's probably going to have a monster second half. Buy low fantasy leaguers. Thank me later.
Rookie Redemption #10
Think this one will be Strasburg? Can they put him in this product and call him a rookie? I don't see why not. They seem to throw the "rookie card" logo around with reckless abandon in every other product.
Will Venable Patch 161/170
Will Venable. Love this guy. Fantastic prospect. Says here that he plays for San Diego. I've been a huge fan ever since I first heard about him when I pulled this card.
Conor Gillaspie Patch 098/107
Conor Gillaspie is a guy I've heard of. The more of these auto patch cards I pull, the less I know what the hell I'm supposed to do with them. They're still cool looking.
Not as good as my first box, but still not too shabby. Some cool refractors in there with the Pujols and Berkman. Not enough Indians, but there never is.
3 weeks ago