Card of the Moment #21
April 20th, 2010 by slangon

I hope they have a sports bar near the beach. There’s nothing I love more than spending the morning at the beach, then sitting in the shady confines of a bar, eating something greasy and good for lunch, downing a couple of cold ones and watching a baseball game. Too bad there’s no day games today.

Here’s a card.

2007 Bowman Heritage #110 Jose Reyes

I had sort of forgotten what an incredibly cool looking set the ’07 Bowman Heritage set is. Just awesome. I wish I could figure out the right PhotoShop mix to get that painted photograph look. For those that might not know, the same way Topps produces it’s Heritage line which reproduce designs of the past, they also produced the Bowman Heritage line which reproduced the classic designs of the original Bowman cards. The ’07 set is a take on the 1952 series. I’m not sure why Topps decided to stop here, as there were still 3 more Bowman sets that they could’ve done. I also don’t understand it since I thought they were some of the nicest looking of all the retro sets. Although, I was bummed that they stopped doing Bowman Heritage, I guess it’s better to quit while you’re on top than kill a good idea, much like Upper Deck did with the Goudey line.

Another interesting tidbit about this set is that some of the cards had backgrounds that were not just the same old ball field background. This Jose Reyes for example is actually the same background (just flipped) as the original 1952 Bowman Pee Wee Reese card.

At the time that I’m writing this, one week in the past, Jose has been back with the club for 2 games, going 2 for 8 with 1 walk and no stolen bases, RBIs or runs scored. He’s also struck out 3 times and made 1 error. I feel like at this point saying things like “The Mets go as Jose Reyes goes” is a bit of a cliche, but considering what a crappy start they’ve gotten off to, they can ill afford for Jose to do the same. I sincerely hope that in the week between me writing this an you reading this he’s gone on some sort of a tear and helped to light a fire under the collective asses of his team mates.

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