The main reason I got into this draft was the abundance of Rockies "hits." There were a total of 8 cards that featured a Rockie and I ended up with 7 of them, which is what I expected since the third was a quad bat featuring Todd Helton along with some guys named Sosa, ARod and Griffey.
Here is a pair of parallel jerseys from Upper Deck. The Tulo is my favorite from the break and is a gold version #'d out of 75. The Holliday is a bronze version from SPx and is #'d to 199. The completist team collector in me really despises parallel jersey cards, because the lower numbered cards are not that different than the more common varieties.
jaybarkerfan, but he was nice enough to trade it to me during the draft for future considerations. I have some of the considerations Wes, and I should have the rest by the end of the week.
11 hits in a draft was pretty good in and of itself, but Sam wasn't one to leave it at that. He added a chunk of nice cards from his personal stash for the rest of us drafters.
As far as the set goes, it is horrible. Here is why. Of the 9 cards, 4 are Yankees and only 5 of these guys are in the top ten of all time in home runs. Reggie is 13th, Mantle is 16th, Banks is tied for 21st, and Pujols is 37th. I can appreciate why Topps left out Bonds (1st), Sosa (7th), and McGwire (10th), but why were Ken Griffey Jr. (5th) and Jim Thome (8th) excluded not to mention Harmon Killebrew(11th). We all know that Mantle is Topps' special friend, but I would have replaced Banks, Pujols, and Mantle with those three. Especially Killebrew since he passed away last year. It would have been a fitting tribute.
Thanks Sam for a great draft and everyone else let me know of there is something you are interested in.