This past spring we reported on the PED epidemic spreading throughout the Topps Cover Players.
Well the trend sort of continues as Topps latest cover boy Tim Lincecum finds himself in a totally different type of drug trouble.
I wonder which Topps 09 Cover Player will be? a PED or Marijuana User?
One other thing, I think it was Chris over at Stale Gum that noted that Topps chose to airbrush out Manny's Dreads for the 08 Topps wrappers.
The design of the current Topps U&H cover seems to accent Tim Lincecum's "rebellious" locks. Is Topps stating that they are more comfortable with Lincecum's long hair then Ramriez's Dreads?
Regardless, I really was just using this as an excuse to bust open some Target U&HIGH packs in honor of Mr Lincecum.
First 2009 Topps Series 3 Pack
first up the numbers are STILL UNREADABLE!!!
#UH53 Clete Thomas
#UH176 Diory Hernandez
#UH200 Randy Johnson
#UH157 Josh Hamilton All-Star
#UH239 George Sherill
#UH320 Classic Combo Mark & Daniel Schlereth
How great is this card, I often listen to Mike and Mike during drive time, and it really interesting to hear the elder Schlereth discuss his sons career.
#UH113 Francisco Rodriquez All-star
#UH62 Russell Branyan Gold (#d1179/2009)
#PP23 Propoganda Poster Nick Markakis
#TTT65 Topps Town Raul Ibanez
#UH119 Bud Noris
#UH76 Scott Rolen
Nice first pack a Great Propoganda Poster. A Gold Card and A Raul Ibanez insert.
I picked up two other packs while I was at Target. I wasn't nearly as happy with those packs - I didn't pull any Phils and I actually pulled a duplicate of the Konerko/Dye 300 Homer card - 36 stinkin cards and I got my first dupe - bleck.
#PP21 Mark Texiera (b-side)
#LGU24 Legends of the Game Update Paul Molitor
#TTT57 Topps Town Joey Votto
#TTT54 Topps Town Adam Jones
The Molitor and the Tex are nice inserts and I also pulled a Nolan Reimold RC but still bummed about not getting any Phils base cards out of the three packs.