Sunday, June 27, 2010

Another Card Giveaway...

Back again and much more sober than I was last night. Every year in Oshkosh the city holds a Country USA music festival and while I don't care much for country music, seeing people from all over the country purchasing countless cases of beer really got me in the mood to have a few myself.

So as the previous post pointed out, I decided to redeem some codes to see what all the fuss was about. I guess I could understand why Topps would give these cards away, they are pretty much the same cards I have given away to Goodwill, friend's kids, and etc.

Anyway it's still a lot of fun, so lets take a peek at my next redemption:

1996 Topps John Flaherty

So I have to be honest in saying I didn't know much about this ballplayer prior to looking him up. He was drafted by the Red Sox originally, however he played with numerous teams over the course of his career. Has a .252 career BA with 80 HR and 395 RBI. The impressive aspect of his career involved his 26 game hitting streak which is 3rd longest all time by a catcher. He trailed only Sandy Alomar Jr. and Benito Santiago for that longest streak. That is some impressive company if you were to ask me.

Flaherty retired from baseball after a spring training with the Red Sox in 2006, and has since gone on to work for the YES Network serving in various roles for the Yankee broadcast.

3 codes down and I'm not sure when exactly I will redeem my next 4. However I think I will keep buying packs to get these codes cause it is kinda fun!

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