I got very excited when I was shopping for cereal this week, because I found a box with a New York Met on it! That’s a sure sign that there’s something good inside, card-wise…
So let’s see what’s inside…
Cool, it’s Carlos Beltran! Beltran made a big impression on me from his time with the Mets. I’m largely indifferent to him signing with the Astros, but I am happy to not have to look at him in a Yankees uniform anymore (and yes, I know he was traded to the Rangers for prospects last summer).
If Carlos Beltran gets inducted into the Hall of Fame, what hat do you suppose would be used for his plaque? Beltran has played for 7 different teams over his career, with the most time spent wearing the uniforms of the Royals and Mets… although he’s played slightly more games with the Mets.
Turns out I was right about this box being special, because we also got a special bonus based on the 1964 Topps Stand-Ups insert.
The Blue Jays recently unveiled a new Sunday “Canadiana” alternates in observation of Canada’s 150th anniversary. They’re very… um… red. Even the Blue Jay is red. I think I would’ve preferred if they just went full Canada on these and replaced the “red jay” logo with the maple leaf used on the cap… and maybe “TORONTO” instead of “BLUE JAYS”… or maybe just not go there in the first place. But what do I know, I’m just a humble blogger.
What I do know… Big names like Kenley Jansen, Jose Batista, Aroldis Chapman, Mark Trumbo and Yoenis Cespedes re-signing with teams they played for last year is taking some of the “star power” out of my Hot Stove set… Oh, and I’m running out of ideas for cereal boxes. That pretty much covers it for today.