I’ve been opening all sorts of UDS2 packs, and found these two cards:
Two versions of the #855 card, Ken Griffey Jr. A quick and dirty eBay search turns up quite a few more. I’m assuming these are going to be mega-super-duper short prints, a la “Jon” Smoltz.
All I want to know is which is the base #855, so I can ignore all of the other variations of the card. Beckett currently only lists one version of #855. Then again, ignoring the ultra-SP’d version hasn’t brought me any closer to acquiring David Price’s #401 in series I.
I guess I also want to know if the Topps variation police are going to throw a fit over this unnecessarily short-printed card like they do for every other Topps ultra-short-print.
Not to mention Justin Ruggiano, Joel Guzman, and Sergio Pedroza. Okay, maybe I don’t miss those three THAT much. But Jackson, Aybar, and Navarro … so, who did Ned Colletti get in return for these guys again?
Did these guys get LaRoched? Or did they get Hee-Seop Choid? Or did Andy LaRoche get Navarrod?
And then there was the one who got away …
Not too many remember this, but David Price, he of striking out J.D. Drew with the bases loaded and the go-ahead run on first fame, was nearly a Dodger.
He was picked in the 19th round of the 2004 amateur draft, the same draft that produced Blake DeWitt, Scott Elbert, and Cory Wade. However, Price never signed, along with other future standouts such as Joe Savery (15th round) and Jeff Larish (13th round).
But hey, that’s like, four years ago. Still, imagine a 2009 rotation of Billingsley – Kershaw – Price – McDonald – Kuroda. DROOL.