Thursday, November 12, 2009

Saints of the Cheap Seats - 2nd Case Break

The other day I received my package in the mail from Dan at Saints of the Cheap Seats' second case break. Once again 2007 Ultimate baseball was the product of choice, except instead of dividing the cards up by team, the list of participants was randomized and the hits were dispersed based on the list. This way, everyone in the break was guaranteed two hits. Here's what I got...

Ultimate Star Materials - Chris Carpenter - St. Louis Cardinals - Carpenter has been plagued by injury since winning the Cy Young a few years back, but he overcame most of that this year and finished an impressive 17-4 with a 2.24 ERA!

Ultimate Star Materials - Joe Mauer - Minnesota Twins - Another guy who had a fantastic year. Lead the AL with a .365 batting average to go along with 28 Home Runs and 96 RBI. Not bad for a 26-year-old who also plays catcher! Will the Twins sign him to an extension in the off-season?

There are very few base cards in Ultimate, and since I didn't get any, Dan was gracious enough to include this:

2008 Topps Finest - Finest Moments Green Refractor - FM-CB - Clay Buchholz - Awesome! This card is numbered to 199 and pays tribute to Clay's no-hit performance against the Baltimore Orioles towards the end of the 2007 season. I really think this guy is going to have his break-out year in 2010. Everyone agrees that he has the stuff, but he hasn't been able to string together a solid season so far in his young career. This is definitely my favorite out of the 3 cards I received.

Well, I didn't make out as well as I did last time, but those are the breaks! It was still a fun break and I hope Dan hosts another one at some point. If so, I am definitely in! Thanks for putting that together Dan, and thanks for the Buchholz card too!


night owl said...

Did you get my email on the Youkilis card? I'm willing to trade it.

Dan said...

My pleasure. I feel bad that some people only got a couple of relics, but you can't get a Fergie Jenkins patch every time.

I'll judge the sentiment towards another break of 07 Ultimate and see if there is enough interest.

shoeboxlegends said...

Cool, well if you do another break I'm in!

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