13 September 2009

6 in 30: The Only Binder I Have

So, I am a little late on this, but it is tough for me to get to my scanner on a regular basis.

The girls over at Dinged Corners came up with this idea, to grab a binder and pull out 6 cards at random in 30 seconds or less.

As I only have one binder with cards in it, I only had one to choose from. So, without further ado, but:

1990 Topps Craig Biggio #157
You know what I love about this card? It shows Biggio playing his original position, as a catcher. As an Astros fan, I tend to think if Biggio would have stayed behind the plate, he would have been the greatest catcher to ever don the Astros star. Instead, he is the greatest 2nd baseman in team history. Not too bad, huh?

2003 Topps T205 Javier Vazquez #113
To start off, this is a card of my favorite pitcher, Javier Vazquez. Secondly, I love the look of these "remake" sets, to go along with A&G, Cracker Jack and the like. It's too bad he has jumped around so much between teams, as he has always been pretty damn dominant while he has been in the National League (as he is proving again this year).

2001 Upper Deck Decades Jose Cruz, Sr. #45
Just look at that hair. Such a majestic flowing mane on Jose. Not to mention the slightly confused look on his face. Is he constipated? Is he considering smiling or just thinking. Maybe, he is just truly confused. One may never know.

2002 Fleer Tradition Lance Berkman #477
Here's another one of those awesome cards I like so much. Not so much a remake as a reminded of when cards were truly great. A great photo of Berkman and one of my favorite card designs of the last decade.

2001 Fleer Tradition Richard Hidalgo #394
Possibly my favorite Astros player in the history of the team, I love that this card showcases the Hidalgo swing that probably resulted in another one of his long blasts. Not to mention, it drops mention of him being a league leader in home runs.

2006 Topps Allen & Ginter Roy Oswalt #37
I absolutely LOVE A&G and to top it off it is a card of my favorite Astros pitcher, Roy Oswalt. He is quite possibly the most underrated starting pitcher of the past decade in pro baseball.
Well, that was my 6 in 30. Check out some of the blogs in my Roll Call section to see others who have done this, even though it was done much earlier this week.

1 comment:

  1. I still think Biggio might be the best catcher in 'stros history. It seems awkward to see him donning the gear. I like his '91 Diamond King - or at least it's the first one that comes to mind when I think of Biggio as a catcher.