Tuesday, July 10, 2012

#VoteChooch - 2008 Topps All-Star Rookies #AR73 Carlos Ruiz

I am sure that it will be talked about more then it needs to be but Carlos Ruiz is scheduled to catch R A Dickey in tonights All-Star Ggame.  Chooch is a professional and if he can handle the Phillies erratic relievers I think he can do a servicable job with RA Dickey's Knuckler.

2008 Topps All-Star Rookies #AR73 Carlos Ruiz 

I love this card - These were inserts with 2008 Topps.  This was a year before the 2009 Heritage set came out which homaged the 1960 Topps set.  

It is a card of a player who isn't known around the league as well, but is loved by his fans in Philadelphia. The card honors the start of his career as he was named to theTopps Rookie All-Star Squad.  Tonight he becomes a full fledged All-Star as he reps the Phillies and the NL in Kansas City.  Go get um Chooch

1960 Topps B-Sides
2008 Topps All-Star Rookies #AR73 Carlos Ruiz (b-Side)  

Just wanted to show the flip side of this card - in the 1960 set in the bottom left they list a bunch of season highlights.  This is something I would like to see Topps bring back for the base set.  I would not want to see it every year, but it really hasn't been done (other than in 09 heritage) since then.

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