Monday, May 23, 2016

Now I Get It

 I caved and decided that I really wanted this card - and I wanted it NOW. I am fully aware that Topps is probably going to make cards with this exact photo twice a year for the next twenty years, but hey, sometimes it is fun to ride the hype wave.
Colon is a national treasure. I know the Twins aren't getting a Topps Now card anytime soon, so this was a fun thing to do. I (almost) feel bad for the Cubs and Mets and Red Sox fans that have so many of these cards to try to collect, but I then I remember that the Twins have only won 11 games this year and I feel bad about that instead. The best chance the Twins have had to get one of these was when the Target Field ball boy dove for a line drive a week ago and made a leaping catch:

Yeah. So this was the Topps Now card for me!

8 comments:

  1. That ball boy card should've been used for the Topps Now set. I'm sure he had to sign a waiver or modeling agreement.

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    1. There was a cow milking contest in Oakland this weekend also, I wanted that to be on a Topps Now card, but sadly it was Oakland and not New York...

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  2. Nice word play there. This is my favorite Topps Now Bartolo Colon post.

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  3. Still waiting for one of these too...

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    1. For Colon, or did you get one of the White Sox cards?

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  4. Liriano has card #1 in the set. It sells for around $50 on eBay now. I just haven't had the desire to buy one of these yet. Something really cool and Pirate related needs to happen.

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    1. Colon hitting a Homer was a perfect storm for me, if the Twins ever get a card I may have to dip into the well again.

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