“Hot Stove” Custom – Justin Morneau Joins Exclusive Denver Club

2013-14 TSR Hot Stove #15 - Justin Morneau

No pressure on Justin Morneau with the Rockies… just because an entire generation of Rockies fans has never known the team without Todd Helton at first base… it’s all good.

When Morneau signed with the Rockies, he joined an exclusive fraternity.  Over the 21 seasons of Colorado Rockies baseball, for any of those seasons if you would single out a guy and say “That’s the Rockies’ first baseman”, then you’d be singling out Todd Helton, Andres Gallarraga and…………… that’s it.  There ain’t nobody else.

Best of luck to Morneau, I’ll be rooting for him.

About this particular custom card…

Regulars will know that these customs are based on the 1959 Bazooka set.  Well, this is the first time that I’ve “gone rogue” with the color combinations.  This black with white letters/red with yellow letters combination didn’t exist on any 1959 Bazooka baseball or football cards.  I improvised on the colors because I didn’t like the way the “authentic” color combinations clashed with the purple Rockies logo.

Next week’s card: Tell me who should be on it.
I really don’t know at this point.  I thought about Shin-Soo Choo or Joe Nathan, but I’ve already done a few Tigers and Rangers and it might be good to do some other teams.

…but at this point there aren’t a lot of outstanding transactions that leap out at me.  Which transplanted baseball player do you want to see?  Dan Haren?  Mark Trumbo?  Jarrod Saltalamacchia?  Brent Morel?  Clark, the Cubs’ new mascot?  Leave a comment, let me know…

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