Sunday, November 16, 2014
2014 Topps Pro Debut
Here's a pack that was a random card show pickup last month. Minor league packs are fun to buy because you can put the cards away and forget about them for a year or three or five, and then find out later that you have an early card of some guy you've actually heard of. And as a Cardinals collector, I always appreciate getting ahold of cards from the organization's minor leaguers before they make it big. Let's see if we know anything about these guys yet.
36 - Joey Gallo - This guy has absolutely crushed his way through his minor league stops so far.
44 - Victor Roache - Roache's card has the Pro Debut logo on it, which I guess only means that it's his first pro baseball card according to Topps who makes up all of the rules.
56 - Daniel Robertson
176 - Scott Schebler Silver (04/25) - Schebler is a Dodgers prospect and was the organization's Minor League Player of the Year in 2013. These silver parallels are apparently a 1:34 pull.
194 - Aaron Sanchez - Sanchez cracked Toronto's bullpen this year, pitching well in his 33 innings of work.
179 - Austin Hedges
173 - Chris Anderson - Another Dodgers prospect, Anderson was a first round pick in 2013.
165 - Jake Lamb - Lamb is the second guy in the pack to have cracked the big leagues already, and not coincidentally the second guy I've actually heard of. He took over as Arizona's starting third baseman late this past season.
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