Welcome back for the conclusion of the 2015 Topps Baseball Series 2 retail break. If you missed my first post highlighting some of the cards, you can check it out here.
I don't have as many cards as the first post to discuss but here we go.
The only reason I included this card is because I thought it was a very cool image. It's easy to get fatigued with the typical baseball card picture but this one is different. I'm surprised Topps didn't put this is a short print since they are keen on doing that these days.
|Highlight of the Year insert|
|Free Agent 40 insert|
This year he has been playing close to his 2014 level but the Mariners have tanked in the month of June and Cano's flaccid bat this month is partly to blame. I still think he is an all-star this year but he will have to turn it up in the 2nd half if the Mariners have ANY chance of making the playoffs.
|First Pitch insert|
|Baseball History insert|
|Future Stars - Base - Gold Parallel|
Initially I was going to correct the rotation on Fernando Rodney but on second thought I decided to keep it. Rodney was Mariners closer for a few years and watching him pitch was like riding a roller coaster. One game he could go 1-2-3 no problem to get the save. The next game he could walk every batter to load the bases and then get three easy outs. There was no consistency. An upside down picture seemed appropriate. I still like the dude though. He's been pitching very well this year so congrats to the Padres.
Last, and kinda least, Rick Porcello with the gold parallel, serial numbered to 2015. I have no affinity for Porcello as I'm not familiar with him. I just wanted to include the other serial numbered card. He seems to be doing alright with the Red Sox this year so he's got that going for him.