Saturday, February 11, 2017

Snapshots of A D-Back

I ran across a unique looking pair of cards a few days back that were friendly on the wallet and featured two players who I felt kind of fit into my collection.  I am going to put off one of the cards for a few days, he's going to be an old school Durham Bulls post, but I will cover the other card now.

The other player had a little bit more notoriety around baseball up until missing last season.  As a Cardinals fan, whose biggest need this off season was a new centerfielder, I would have loved to have seen A.J. Pollock end up on the team.  I am still cool with Dexter Fowler.

Beyond being a pretty good player on the Diamondbacks Pollock was also a nice player during his time at Notre Dame.  Apparently they are in the ACC for baseball, little bitter about their free loading the conference for football games, even though Pollock appeared for the Irish during their time in the Big East.  Y'all know I make quite a few posts about ACC baseball players.....

In all of those posts I have never once dedicated a post to a former Notre Dame player.  Are there even that many of them hanging around the Majors?  I actually had to go look because the only two I know are the player on my latest autographed card and Jeff Smardzija.  Oh, Brad Lidge too.....


it also turns out that John Axford went to Notre Dame.  Since he was a Cardinal, there are actually posts of him on here from long ago......




I had actually had my eye out for a Pollock autograph for awhile.  I really enjoy watching him play.  Since he missed last season there has been a bit of a slide on the price of Pollock autographs.  Now seemed like a great time to pick one up.  There were several to choose from floating around on the internet, but I chose a copy of his Archives Snapshot card.  

How many Archives products did Topps put out last year?  This is the third that I know of, and while I am not out to find all of these, I kind of dig the look of these cards.  First, they have an on-card autograph.  Always a plus for any autograph coming into the collection.  Second, the cards have a pretty simple look.  White border, nice color picture that is unique to the card.  I know people have dubbed these the polaroid cards.......



with my Pollock card in hand I am ready for him to return to the field for the Diamondbacks this year.  Hopefully he can stay on the field.  As for his alma mater, they play Duke and NC State in South Bend, and miss UNC altogether.  They do have some tournament that they "host" with USA Baseball down the street from my house that NC State also participates in.  Hopefully it will turn out as well as the State-Notre Dame football game.....


minus the whole hurricane thing though....they probably wouldn't play the game if that happened.  

2 comments:

  1. I could watch that clip at least once a day and it never gets old-Nolan must think to himself-damn St. Louis

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  2. Great looking Pollock! He has a nice signature. He's definitely one of our favorite current D-Backs!

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