I have noticed that traffic to my blog has gone up slightly, and in trying to figure out why (since there has been only 1 confirmed reader, thank you Motherscratcher for you support) I realized that back during the summer olympics I had a "Olympic Girl of the Day" running thread, and one of the athletes I featured was Ana Ivanovic. Well, she was recently upset in the Australian Open yesterday and I have found that in running a quick google image search for her, my blog pops up. I was all excited to have another reader or two, but quickly realized that the baseball card market in the countries of Estonia and the Netherlands isn't what it is here.
At any rate, while I wait for some more ebay cards to arrive, here are a few cards that will hopefully show those eastern Europeans what card collecting is all about.
2003 Donruss Team Heroes #310 Andres Galarraga
Looks like Andres is trying to take care of business AND take care of the baserunner...
When Milwaukee decided to go after this guy last summer, I was a little concerned. I had seen this card and was afraid of what could happen. Bottom of the ninth, Brewers up by 1. Cubs are at bat with bases loaded and two outs, the count is full. Tavarez from the stretch. Looks at third, turns his head and eyes the runner at 1st. Gets the sign from Kendall, and deliv...wait! There seems to be something coming from his chest...
Yep, the alien chest baby thing from Total Recall suddenly burts from his torso, throwing off the pitch and it hits the dirt, bounces all the way to the backstop and the cubs plate two runners in a late comeback vitory over the Crew.
2006 Fleer Greats of the Game #63 Mark Fidrych
Following a promising pitching career at Preston High School, Napolean Dynamite headed pro and pitched for Detroit.
2005 Upper Deck Classics #34 Frank Howard
I got nothin.