Friday, November 6, 2009
Shiny Penas in the Mailbox
I have so many, many posts in the works, but it has been a really long night and I am exhausted… Here is a quick 3 card post of the Tampa Bay Rays’ first baseman Carlos Pena. 2009 was a HUGE year for Pena, he was named to the All Star team for the first time in his career, he belted his 150th double and his 200th home run AND despite missing nearly the entire month of September, he still managed to LEAD (tie) the American League in homeruns. Let’s start with 2008 Topps Finest card #26 of Pena. I haven’t ripped a pack of Finest since 1995, but I love getting these in the mail! Next up is another Finest card from 2008, this one is a Finest Moments insert, card #FM-CP. The moment celebrated on the front is 09-16-07 when Pena hit his 40th homerun to become the first Tampa Bay Rays player to amass 40 homers in a single season. Of course Pena went on to hit 46 homers and finish second in the AL to A-Roid. The final card in this package is a 2008 Bowman Chrome REFRACTOR card #171. I do love refractors-these never get old for me… Time for Troll to get some sleep… Thanks to Frank for the cards! I always know its something good when I get mail from you…Oh, I did get the Crawfords, too, but they will get a seperate post, stay tuned! Oh, I think I will end this post with a question... After six months of gathering Rays cards, I am finally starting to organize them. I had all of my Carl Crawford cards in top loaders, except for relics and autos which I keep in screw downs. I am taking the base cards out of the top loaders and putting them into a binder because they are easier to view and keep track of. My question is, what do you do with your relics, refractors and autographs? Do they go in the binder with the rest of the PC? Or do they stay seperate, in a screw down or top loader? Thanks! Go Rays! Troll out.