Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Cardboard Gold

I am starting a feature today that, as you can see by the title, is going to be cardboard gold. In this feature I'll post different Giants cards through the years. Hopefully it will be a fun break from all the in depth analysis and insight that I normally provide here!

In honor of Buster Posey's first major league Homerun I decided to start off the feature with Buster's rookie card:

It's from the 2008 Bowman Chrome Draft Picks set and is numbered BDPP128 and is autographed buy Buster himself!

The helpful people at the Topps company, which produces Bowman cards, have provided a scouting report on the back:

RESUME: At Florida State, won all four major national player of the year awards in 2008...Claimed ACC triple crown with .463 AVG, 26 HRs, and 93 RBI...First team all-ACC in '07...

SKILLS: Made amazing progress as catcher after converting from shortstop in '07...Superb hitter with power, patience, and consistency...Guns ball down to second

UP CLOSE: Selected as the ACC Baseball Scholar Athlete of the year...Made Dean's list repeatedly as Florida State finance major...Brother Jack also plays at FSU

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