I'm back today (finally) with more player collection purchases from Justcommons, this time representing former blog namesake Curtis Granderson:
I've had the Chrome version of Grandy's RC for quite a while but until now had never pulled the trigger on the base card until now. Both cards look great side-by-size in my baseball rookies album, and his other rookie from that year's Topps 206 product would complete the trio nicely.
Back in '06 Curtis had a Turkey Red card plus this RED Turkey Red version. What's red squared anyways?
Curtis Granderson 2007 Topps Generation Now #GN523, 525, 529, 530, 531, 532, 533, 544
No point in posting these individually! I tracked down seven more of these Generation Now inserts from '07 Topps to give me a total of 15, almost have of the run--31 cards, or Granderson's doubles total in 2006.
"Happy Granderson in a Tigers uniform" just doesn't get old. The '08 Heritage set looked pretty good too, so why not? By the way, I noted the number here because Curtis also appears on a short-print with Magglio Ordonez.
Curtis Granderson 2008 Topps Opening Day Gold (#0064/2199)
I managed to throw in a numbered card for fun as well. This Gold parallel from '08 Opening Day is pretty cool since I love the "real" serial-numbering, but I think I actually prefer the base version with its interesting red border. While we're talking about Opening Day, let's take a quick look at Grandy's 2008 performance in that year's opener on March 31: no stats. Oh, he didn't play that day in an 11-inning 5-4 loss to the Royals thanks to Detroit's bullpen (which sounds oddly familiar, no?). Oh yeah, he started that season on the DL with a broken finger after an excellent 2007, and the Tigers started the season 0-7 on the way to missing the playoffs again.
I'm happily adding today's 12 new cards to Granderson's collection for a new total of 81!