Sunday, November 27, 2016

The thing I like about Dodgers fans... that they have no desire for D-Backs cards and so they give them to me.

Night Owl is as big a Dodgers fan as there is and he can't stand D-Backs cards so when they end up with him by mistake, he sends them to me. Thanks Night Owl!

Let's start with some vintage. Okay, it's not vintage, but these 2013 Allen & Ginter minis were the oldest cards Night Owl sent. I love the bat barrel shot of Adam Eaton and would love to have him sign it during Spring Training.

 The rest of the package was all from 2016. Let's take a look!

First up are a couple of 2016 Opening Day cards of young players.

Tomas had a a nice 2016 after a somewhat disappointing rookie year.

The D-Backs got Brandon Drury as part of the Justin Upton deal from Atlanta. Drury had a nice rookie season in 2016 batting .282 with 16 home runs.

Aaron Hill was traded to the Brewers in January 2016, so he never played for the D-Backs in 2016, but he did show up on this 2016 Topps Series I base card.

Moving along to Update, we have this glorious Paul Goldschmidt All-Star card.

Next up are the Topps inserts including this 500 HR Futures Club card of Goldy and The Future of the Franchise card of Peter O'Brien. 

I'm not sure I would put the Future of the Franchise tag on O'Brien just yet. He playing in just 28 games in 26 and only had 9 hits. He does have some power though. of his 9 hits, 5 were home runs.

Here's a 1st Bowman card of Taiwanese pitcher Wei-Chieh Huang. 

A.J. Pollock had an All-Star season in 2015, but 2016 was injury riddled and he only played in 12 games. 

Hopefully he'll be fully recovered and back to his All-Star form in 2017. 

These Bowman Platinum cards look fantastic, especially in person. Apparently Yoan Lopez intended to to retire mid-way through the 2016 season, but I think the team talked him out of it. Wish him all the best. 

Thanks again for all the great D-Backs cards Greg!

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