July 2, 2010

Show and Tell #57: New Bowman From Steve

While it seems that the hobby has cooled on 2010 Bowman and is heating up for Allen & Ginter, my 2010 Bowman experience never really got started. I purchased one pack of the stuff [a hobby pack] from my favorite card shop, 3 Stars Sportscards in Minnesota, when I was there visiting family a few weeks ago. I've never seen one pack of retail in any Target, Walmart, or K-Mart, so they either never made it or were ravaged by Strasburg hunters [A Cardboard Problem, Cardboard Icons...I'm looking at you] before casual collectors got a chance.

But no worries mate, the readers came through in spades. Reader Steve sent me pretty much every card I would want from the 2010 Bowman set [minus a Strasburg]. I've spilt them up between my three teams of interest, Royals, Mariners and Twins.

Royals

Ahh....purple! John's was drafted in the 5th round of the 2008 draft and is currently pitching in A+ baseball.

2010 Bowman #BCP57 John Lamb Purple Refractor 642/999

Royals base:

2010 Bowman #21 Luke Hochevar
2010 Bowman #5 Zack Greinke
2010 Bowman #BP84 Yowill Espinal
2010 Bowman #BP107 David Lough


Mariners

Mariners base:

2010 Bowman #40 Ken Griffey Jr.
2010 Bowman #193 Kanekoa Texeira
2010 Bowman #157 Cliff Lee

2010 Bowman #BP103 Nick Franklin
2010 Bowman #BCP103 Nick Franklin Chrome

2010 Bowman #BP22 Welington Dotel
2010 Bowman #BCP22 Welington Dotel Chrome



Now that the stats book has been closed on Junior, let's see where he sits:

Games Played: 31st all-time
Slugging %: 38th all-time
Runs Scored: 31st all-time
Hits: 46th all-time
Home Runs: 5th all-time
Runs Batted In: 14th all-time
Walks: 37th all-time
Strikeouts: 14th all-time
Extra Base Hits: 6th all-time

2010 Bowman #40 Ken Griffey Jr. Blue Border #301/520

Twins

Twins base:

2010 Bowman #137 Delmon Young
2010 Bowman #79 Francisco Liriano
2010 Bowman #16 Jason Kubel
2010 Bowman #176 Denard Span
2010 Bowman #176 Denard Span Gold
2010 Bowman #BCP76 James Beresford Chrome
2010 Bowman #116 Kevin Slowey Gold


If you aren't a big AL Central fan you might have missed the "slump" that Joe Mauer is in. Thus far, Mauer is hitting .300 with only 3 home runs and 39 runs batted in over 69 games. When you hit .365 last season, batting .300 can cause a panic when in reality Joe's numbers are right in line with his 2007 stats when he hit .293 with seven home runs and 60 runs batted in.

2010 Bowman #BT13 Joe Mauer 1992 Bowman Design

Thanks Steve!

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