Blogging can get kind of boring from time to time. You often find yourself trying to come up with new ways to seem original and not post the same rants everyday. During the offseason, it's especially hard finding stuff to keep my mind entertained. When I decided I was going to do a post featuring some new Pirates letter cards I recently bought, I immediately thought of Sesame Street. When my adult male mind thinks of Sesame Street I think of this.
So with the help of Katy Perry, today's post features the letter R and the number 3.
Where does the letter "R" fit in with Jason Bay? Well, quite simply it was used to spell out Pittsburgh Pirates. Good Luck to anyone wishing to put that together.
I decided it would be fun to try and put my last name together using lettered cards of Pirates I actually liked watching play. Here's what I have so far...
S (Jameson Taillon USA)
T (Nate McLouth)
R (Tom Gozelanny)
Y (most likely it will be Bay)
K (Bill Mazeroski)
E (this letter is tough to find, I need one for D McCutchen too)
R (Nyjer Morgan)
This is now the 3rd Jason Bay/Matt Holliday card I own. To top it off, it also has Carlos Lee. A sweet pickup for $5 off ebay. I actually have a double of this, so if any Astros or Rockies are looking to add this card to their collection let me know as I won both on the same day without getting sniped.
This 2005 Fleer Classic Clippings Diamond Signings features 2 Canadians and a Floridian. The selection of players on this card is unique in that none of them have anything in common that I see. Kotchman was drafted in 2001 with the 13th overall pick. Morneau was selected as a catcher in 1999 and Bay selected in the 22nd round in 2000. This card does feature an auto of the all-time record holder for consecutive putotus at 1B without an error in Casey Kotchman (2,379). It also has the 2006 MVP and 2004 ROY. Not a bad pickup for $22 (just a bit more than a 2012 Heritage blaster which would have no guarantee hit).
JASON BAY CARD COLLECTION UPDATE
Autographs 18 (3 multiplayer)
Relics 35 (8 multiplayer)