Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Surprise PWE from Chavez Ravining

Alex, of the blog Chavez Ravining, surprised me with a PWE full of D-Backs cards.

First up are a bunch of awesome cards from Topps Series I & II.

Great photo on a 2014 Power Players card of Gerardo Parra. I really like Parra and hope he doesn't get traded.

Love his glove in this shot!

Reed has struggled at times this year and has given up some home runs, but I think he is still the D-Backs best option as a closer. 

I've wanted this Goldschmidt insert ever since I saw it when Series II came out. Goldschmidt has a high WAR and deserves to be recognized for it.

Here are a few colored parallels.

Love the red parallels for the D-Backs and the fact that this is Goldschmidt makes it even better!

Next up are some Bowman cards. A Bowman Platinum Archie Bradley, a gold Wade Miley, and a blue Chase Anderson. 

Fans here in Arizona thought that Bradley would be in our starting rotation by now, but he's struggled a little bit in the minors this year, so I'm not sure when we'll see him. Probably not until September. 

Anderson started off 5-0 this year but then had several really bad starts. He pitched well on Monday though, so hopefully he gets back on track. This card is numbered to 500 and is my first Anderson card.