You'll see plenty of Joe Mauer's mug on the packaging of a retail blaster. That includes this reduced card pack. No special parallels in this go 'round. We'll save that for later.
#408 - Denard Span - I don't follow the AL closely but I think I heard this guy was having a pretty decent year. Maybe he'll make first series in 2012. And hopefully with a more exciting picture.
#582 - Kosuke Fukudome - I know that this guy is having a decent year. The problem is that he's still not worth the money we threw at him. At least he stopped the helicopter strikeout crap, so maybe another team will want him before the deadline.
#517 - Fred Lewis - Sorry Fred, don't know you, but I try to block out all things Reds. Please don't chase me with your two bats.
#568 - Kansas City Royals - Here's the back of one of the team cards. I figure you don't see too many of these on blogs, so why not. Could be better, but could be worse.
#421 - Domonic Brown - Diamond Anniversary - Now we get into insert-ville. And our first stop is on a Sparkly version of the fake sparkle SP! Uber-spark! That's like 3,000X the value of a single sparkle, right?
#BTT2 - Christy Mathewson - Before There Was Topps - 1/4th of the pack is inserts. Not a fan of that. As inserts go, these are kinda rare, but it's still another Mathewson card, which is not rare in Topps products.
#587 - J.P. Arencibia - Those of you that remember his 2010 card know why he's giving a curtain call. It was a cool shot of him in his catching gear.
#616 - Ross Ohlendorf - Look out, he's going to blow! How about them Pirates, eh? If the Cubs can't come back (and of course they can't), then I hope the Pirates when the whole thing.