Wednesday, April 6, 2016

Stand-Up Guy

Last week I bought a hanger box of Heritage from Target.  You know, that cardboard thing that houses a cellophane-wrapped brick of 35 or so cards?  Well one of the cards I yanked out of the pack was this Stand-Up insert of Kris Bryant.  Pretty cool, and a pretty good pull, I must say.

I apparently had some Bryant mojo going on that day because I also bought a hanger pack of 2016 Opening Day and pulled the youngster's base card.

Between the Opening Day logo and the Rookie Cup and the "Future Stars," this is a pretty busy card.  I'm of the mind that you should either be an All-Star Rookie or a Future Star.  Never both.  That's just me.

Don't get the wrong idea.  I'm not going soft on the Cubs or anything like that.  It's just that I can appreciate cards of a young superstar, regardless of what team he suits up for.



  1. I am collecting all of those stand-up cards. And if I can collect a Cub anyone can.

  2. Kris Bryant mojo is a pretty cool super power, if I do say so myself.

  3. I agree that combining All-Star Rookie and a Future Star on one card isn't cool. All-Star Rookie designation is for guys coming off a good rookie season, while Future Star designation should be for guys who are still technically rookies (eligible for ROY consideration), though I suppose it's redundant now with "RC" logos in most products. Probably best not to get too worked up over it, but can't deny it bugs me.

  4. I think my Kris Bryant mojo from last season must have slipped into one of the PWEs I've sent you!

    1. Your Bryant mojo cannot be touched, my friend.

  5. I agree about the All-Star Rookie Cup and Future Stars. All-Star Rookie Cup were the best of the best rookies from the previous year, while Future Stars should be second year players who show some star potential.