It's not much of a downtown, but the main road happens to be the main artery in the entire county. I felt really sorry for the dog sitting in a portable kennel in the back of the pickup in front of me. There in a supposedly moving vehicle that wasn't moving at all, Series 2 made its debut in the middle of a traffic snarl.Everyone -- and by everyone I mean every tractor trailer hauling anything from Plattsburgh to Syracuse -- is driving that road through that tiny downtown. I encountered the back of the traffic line way back near the golf course. We stared and stared at each other as the minutes passed, until I realized -- HEY! Believe me, I had time to examine every card from behind the wheel.It detracts from the personality of the game, and makes it more anonymous, like football. It's like we traveled back to the 1950s when skip-numbers were a regular thing, except we've added a pile of variation cards, confusing the crap out set collectors again. I clearly went to the wrong big box store, because the Target exclusives are Cody Bellinger cards.I get that the pitcher is throwing 100 but with all the arm armor already, does anyone have guts enough to step inside the batter's box as they are? "Oh what a tangled web we weave ..." #365 - Dynamic Dodgers (checklist) And here's the other card number out-and-out error. #620 - Chris Young, Angels There is some photoshopping funny stuff going on with this card. But I would rather collect colored border parallels than a bunch more Bellinger cards. Ramirez, Angels #664 - Gregor Blanco, Giants #556 - Andrew Benintendi, Red Sox #483 - Drew Pomeranz, Red Sox #648 - Derek Holland, Giants #371 - Cole Hamels, Rangers #457 - Hanley Ramirez, Red Sox #359 - Wade Miley, Brewers #464 - Travis Jankowski, Padres #598 - David Robertson, Yankees #677 - Brandon Moss, A's #499 - Justin Bour, Marlins #385 - Jason Hammel, Royals #449 - D. Le Mahieu, Rockies #687 - Blake Treinen, A's #695 - Matt Davidson, White Sox #484 - Kenta Maeda, Dodgers Yay!Katy Perry revealed that her mom has been praying for her to "come back to God" her entire pop star life after her transition out of the Christian music industry.Though the singer said she never left God, she is now focused more on "spirituality." India is in dire need of its own #Church Too and #Me Too movements, a well-respected pastor and human rights leader is urging as recent reports of clergy-related sexual abuse have rocked churches in the Kerala state in the past month.I found it right away, which was shocking as I was pretty much in the middle of the country, where SUVs share the road with tractors and buggies. The problem was getting back into civilization to open the contents of the 72-card hanger box I bought.The neighboring village is undergoing a summer construction project smack in the middle of downtown.
The only thing that could save it was a side visit to the nearby Walmart to see if I could spot some Topps Series 2.
#551 - Yacksel Rios, Phillies (4th RC) #564 - Mets team card This card shares a card number with Joey Rickard but it is not one of the dozens of variations in the set. #LITM-12 - Marcell Ozuna, Cardinals, Legends in the Making insert #LITM-5 - Kyle Schwarber, Cubs, Legends in the Making insert I just know this is making some Cardinals and Cubs fans all itchy. Just in time for his return to the starting rotation!
The Dodgers are proving that you can have zero idea of where your next starting pitcher is coming from and still be in contention.
I am growing tired of the increasing number of hitters wearing the protective helmet guard across the side of their face. It's also the first game of last year's NLDS against the Dodgers. Perhaps it should feature the Dodgers lined up instead.
I understand some started wearing it after getting hit in the face, I get that. #585 - Brandon Crawford, Giants, image variation My heart sank when I saw this.