I have been able to see a few Durham Bulls games during the past few weeks, watch plenty of the Cardinals and Rays, and also spend time working on my baseball cards. Sometimes I miss having time to track down cards once I am in school. Alright, I make time, but it's a small window. Breaks, track out, Spring Break, whatever you want to call it gives me ample time to search and plan. So, here's a Spring Break kind of card for my last full week of vacation.
Topps put these Spring Fever cards out last year too. Something with wrapper redemptions or something. I am not a fan of mailing things to Topps. It should be an unwritten rule of baseball cards: Mailing things to Topps does not mean they are mailing something back to you (in a timely manner). Or Something like that. I like redeem redemptions or whatever you would categorize this card. I sent Topps nothing, but I still own the card.
I am a pretty big fan of Joe Kelly and am happy to see him in the Cardinals starting rotation instead of the bullpen this season. Recently, Peter Gammons offered a flattering comparison for the Cardinals hard throwing righty.
Carlos Martinez 94-99, command, but some of us think Joe Kelly is Tim Hudson II
— Peter Gammons (@pgammo) March 20, 2014
So far this year Kelly has done pretty well in his two starts, but there is a long way to go in the season.