Thursday, June 30, 2011

Two AL Cy Young Contender Pickups!

Hey guys, Drew back here. A few days ago I decided to waste my entire monthly allowance in two blows, and picked up two autos I wanted really badly for my collection. Check them out:

First off is a triple relic autograph from 2007 Topps Triple Threads of Justin Verlander, the ace of the Detroit Tigers. Verlander is posting a career year numbers wise, currently about to win his 11th game of the year against the Mets, sporting a 2.32 ERA as of before today's start! I'm so happy I picked him for my fantasy team, as my ace Tim Lincecum hit a few bumpy spots in his last couple of starts, so I had support behind him with Verlander. He also has thrown 2 no hitters in his career, one in 2007 and the other in 2011. He's becoming one of my favorite pitchers, and I got to see him face off against CC Sabathia last year:

CC ended up doing better than Verlander, but it was a good game regardless.

The next card was of Angels ace Jered Weaver, who is also in line to possibly take the American League Cy Young award, posting a 9-4 record with a 1.97 ERA. He took the league by storm in the beginning of the season, starting off with a 6-0 record, only allowing 5 runs throughout all of April. He also led the league in strikeouts last season. Weaver is a very underrated pitcher, and one of my favorites as well.

Both of these cards have a very nice design, and were fairly affordable. Both are numbered to 99 and have 3 white swatches. What do you guys think of them?

See Ya!


  1. Nice pickups. I've thought about picking up a Verlander autograph, and I saw Jered Weaver pitch early this year and I was impressed with him too.

  2. I love the Verlander. I have two of his Sweet Spot autos, one pack-pulled and one from a trade. I'm glad I picked the second one up BEFORE his second no-no.

  3. Hey Drew, I have a tip for you and your card collecting friends. I'm a card investor and I've made loads of money off of ebay. I know you all know you can make a little cash off the bay, but to find the best deals and resell them at AVERAGE PRICE and still make huge sums of money, set the thing that says best match to Price: Lowest First. do a search from there and you can pay 10$ for a Nolan Ryan auto on a ball, with a coa! You have to look a bit to find things with COA's but man is it worth it.


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