Thursday, June 4, 2009

Big Unit Vs The Persians

OK, so the Nationals aren't quite the Persians, but it was pretty impressive anyway.

3 Wins

1989 Topps Randy Johnson

300 Wins

2009 Topps Heritage Randy Johnson

Congratulations Randy!

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Deep In The Heart Of Texas

Wow, what a weekend of college baseball. A lot of baseball fans don't follow college baseball, so in case you haven't heard about the game that went on down in Austin, TX this past weekend, it was pretty wild. Texas is the #1 seed in the Austin regional, and in fact are the #1 overall seed in the whole College World Series. I believe Boston College was the #3 seed. They started play at 7:02 PM Satuday night and finished after 2 AM Sunday morning! That is because the game lasted 25 innings, an NCAA record. Some interesting stats pop out besides the fact that it was the longest game in NCAA history. Texas reliever Austin Wood (Fitting first name for a Longhorn) pitched 12 and 1/3 innings before allowing a hit! He threw 169 pitches in relief, and 120 of those were strikes. Big league pitching coaches are grinding their teeth everywhere after hearing that pitch count. Two Texas batters had 12 at bats during the game, each! Great start to the College World Series. Now if they will just get rid of the aluminum bats.

I don't have any Longhorns collegiate baseball cards (do they make them?) so this will have to do.

Colt McCoy

Monday, June 1, 2009

2009 Allen & Ginter Countdown: 1 Month

Only one month to go until the scheduled release of 2009 Allen and Ginter. I haven't decided if I'm going to get a bunch of A&G this year or not, but the video from Topps makes it awfully tempting. Topps has not released the full checklist yet, but the auto's and relics checklist is out, although it is subject to change as usual:

2009 Allen & Ginter Checklist

The Michael Phelps cards look really cool. I won't even make any Michael Phelps autographed ZigZag relic jokes since the cards look so cool. It will be interesting to see how much the gold auto Phelps cards go for. Here is the video preview from Topps: