Wednesday, October 27, 2010

The post where I get sucked into Obak...

I was at Target this weekend, and somewhat surprisingly, they had packs of 2010 Obak cards. Being that I needed to FEED THE MONKEY, I grabbed a couple packs. Here's the highlights:

I've actually got a ton of Straw's cards (met him too, good people), so I'm not too actively grabbing his cards these days, but I do like this card, happy to have it.

OMG IT'S A MINI OF A PITCHER ON THE NATS oh wait it's Storen never mind. All kidding aside, I like Drew Storen's upside a lot, and this is a nice card. (The other mini I got was Austin Jackson, for those curious.)

I don't know nearly enough about Moe Berg. Dude was a ballplayer and a spy! Not only that, but he was also the lead singer of The Pursuit of Happiness!

(OK, not really on that last part. They do have the same name, though!)

Seriously though, folks, the baseball Moe Berg sounds awesome, from the little bit of reading I've done on him, and I definitely should look into the two books written about him, The Catcher Was a Spy: The Mysterious Life of Moe Berg and Moe Berg: Athlete, Scholar, Spy once I plow through the pile of books I'm already behind on.

I would've loved this card back when I was still a drunk. While they were a later acquisition, Miller was the company that made my beloved-but-much-derided Meister Brau, so they had a soft spot in my heart. Now Meister Brau's a rare find (my theory is that they stopped making and distributing it in the Northeast because I don't drink anymore), and Miller is merged with Coors. Yuck.

And finally, to cleanse the palate from that ugliness, a card selected for its sheer beauty...

Seriously, wouldya look at that? I don't get out much, so I'd never heard of Sibby Sisti before getting this card, but my word, that's fantastic.

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