Thursday, February 24, 2011

STS Profile Josh Johnson

Congrats to CalJr3000 of Too Many Grandersons who quickly spotted this weeks auto of Marlins Ace Josh Johnson.  
2010 Topps Peak Performance Autograph #PPA-JJ Josh Johnson
Pop Quiz:  Who led the NL in ERA last season?  
It wasn't Roy Halladay, Adam Wainwright, or Ubaldo Jiminez - It was Josh Johnson.  Johnson isn't near there yet but if he had enough innings to qualify he would lead all active pitchers in career W-L percentage.  

For the Collector 
Despite the fact that Johnson is a potential Cy Young award winner Johnson's autos are pretty affordable.  I picked up the above card for $4.24 last yr via auction.  The same card has gone for $5 and $5.26 recently.  The 2011 Topps auto (also a sticker) went for $6.25.  The rather bland 06 Topps Auto (on card) went for $8.50.  Josh Johnson Autos peaked out at $45.00 for an 06 Topps Chrome (BGS Slabbed).

Spot the Sig!
Magglio Ordonez comes up with an RBI Single for Too Many Grandersons.  TMG takes the first lead in this Edition of Spot the Sig! - and also picked up a bonus and will have the bases Loaded going into this wkends STS!

8 of 13 contestants picked up bonuses - The Bulk of the Phils rotation was picked, congrats to observant readers like mmmmRhubarb who did their research and found out that Closers like Jon Rauch were among the pitchers that Team Phungo witness win games.

STS! Standings after 4 Innings
Bonus answer in parens - if there is a "+", the answer was correct, if there is a "x" the answer was inccorect.

Too Many Grandersons - Tigers: 1 Run in and Bases Loaded  (Oswalt +)   
Plaschzke/Argyle - Brooklyn DodgersBases Loaded (RA Dickey +)
Night Owl Cards - Los Angeles Dodgers:  Bases Loaded (Blanton + ) 
Waxaholic - Braves: Man on Third. (Tim Hudson x )  
Autograph Cards - Kansas City Royals:  Men on 1st and 2nd (Kendrick x )
DawgBones - Lehigh Valley Iron Pigs: 1st and 2nd (Lidge x , Sorry no bonus for Saves)
Phillies Room: 1st and 2nd (Moyer +)
The Daily Dimwit - Astros; 1st and 2nd (Halladay +)  
Nachos Grande - Reds: 1st  and 2nd (Brian Bergensen +)
Steven:  1st and 2nd (Hamels +)
Rhubarb Runner - Twins: 1st and 2nd (Jon Rauch +)  

Orioles Magic: 1st    

The Angels ln Order - LA Angels:  On Deck 
UncleMoe of 2008 Topps Set : On Deck
Play At the Plate - Rangers : On Deck
Card Buzz- California Angels: On Deck (Durbin x) 
Nathan - A's: On Deck (Hamels x Duplicate answer)
Thoughts n Sox - Bosox: On Deck

Thanks all for playing so far.  There are a lot of runners on base already - look like we are in for an exciting competition.   

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1 comment:

mmmrhubarb said...

Observant nothing! That was a memorable game for a Twins fan, and I knew you were at that game (sorry man!)

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