Needless to say, if I find a Rockie I want, I snatch it up.
There were no rows, boxes or section at the card store or show in Myrtle Beach...but there was nickel, dime and quarter boxes that have a few hidden Mile High gems.
I'm not a huge fan of the 2011 Diamond and Cognac Sparkle cards. That doesn't mean I don't pull out every Rockie I see, though. They just seem to look better.
I like Rex Brothers as the Colorado closer of the future, but Walt Weiss is going to have to take the reigns off the big horse once he is 100% healthy, which I feel he hasn't reached yet. At least two of these six are fighting for the 2014 Playoffs (Hammel & Street).
Let's time-travel to 2013 with this group of Rox.
I'm just going to throw this out there: I can't stand Adam Ottovino or Matt Belisle (not pictured). Every time I watch them come into a game, the lead is gone! And leads are hard to come by in Denver this year, friends. Hopefully Friedrich and Chatwood will break out in 2015 and lead a full-out Rockies assault on the National League.
Speaking of...this guy might be able to help.
According to reports, Jon Gray has been honing his control in Double-A Tulsa this year, which ultimately brought down his velocity. Gray, a former Oklahoma Sooner, is another hard-throwing hoss that once he puts everything together could be Roy Oswalt 2.0.
Talk about young talent. This guy has a huge bright side. I like the tools Kyle Parker has. Hits for average, has some pop and drives in runs.
Got my first taste of Bowman Platinum thanks to South Carolina, too. Pretty simple design, but I like it.
Coming soon to a Rockies blog near you...I'll finally reveal my ever-growing Garrett Atkins and Brad Hawpe Rockies stash. Don't worry. I'll share eventually.
I even found some affordable Colorado Game-Used and Autos.
If only Chacin could stay healthy and put every thing mechanically together...As for the auto, it was pretty. That's about it.
Gotta get the Cuddies in this post.
I was even able to grab some never-before-seen Rockies for my collection.
I'm actually working on something similar to a lot of other bloggers and getting at least one card of every Rockies player who appears on the card as a Rockie. Tricky, I know.
Finally, some odds and ends.
Got a numbered Heritage Chrome Huston Street and Gold Seth Smith along the left side. Ubaldo even sneaks into this post. I honestly couldn't believe I didn't have this RC already.
Vacation post number uno is complete. Didn't like any of these? Just stay tuned. They're not all Rockies...just mostly.