2013 Topps Commemorative MVP Award Albert Pujols
I was happy to see that Topps threw in a card of Albert Pujols in a Cardinals uniform and picked this card last week. It showed up in my mailbox yesterday and was excited to add it to my collection. Upon taking the card out of its packaging I noticed one peculiarity on the card. The picture on the card features Pujols wearing a Cardinals uniform, but the faux MVP trophy shows him as the American League MVP directly above his name in the center of the plaque. However, Pujols has never won an MVP award as an American League Player.
2012 Topps Heritage Minor League Kolten Wong Jersey
I traded for the Pujols card and was able to pick up a second card in the trade. This Kolten Wong card hails from the 2012 Topps Heritage Minor League set. Wong seems destined to be the Cardinals second baseman of the future, so I have been trying to add cards here and there of the former University of Hawaii star. The jersey piece on this card is pretty cool too. It's clearly a piece of powder blue jersey, which none of the Cardinals minor league teams wear. However, Wong appeared in the 2012 All-Star Futures Game in Kansas City and the players in the game wore powder blue jerseys. Another nice addition.