Friday, February 26, 2010

Card Of The Day: GU Edition

Back again with a Card of the Day post. Today I have a game used pants card.

2004 Donruss World Series NL #WS-39 Kerry Wood game used pants sn'd 245/250
Kerry Wood was once the next coming of  Nolan Ryan after having a steller rookie season which included a 20 strike out performance among his 13 wins with only 6 losses. He finished third in K's with only 166 innings pitched. In late August he came out of a game with soreness in his arm and he was sat down for the rest of the regular season. He returned to pitch well in a playoff game but the season ended with the Cubs losing the NLDS. All this led to the Rookie of the Year Award in 1998 and Cub fans were ready to ride his arm to the World Series in the near future. During spring training in 99 Woods tore a ligament and had to have Tommy John surgery on his elbow. This was the case for the rest of his carreer as he has battled many injuries He then moved into the bullpen with moderate success before he ended his time with the Cubs after the 2008 season. He signed a 2 year deal with the Indians but rumor is that the indians are shopping him now for a trade.

I like these cards and think Donruss did a nice job with them. I am not sure why the seem to have been shunned by collectors and the industry in general. Is this considered dual game used or a single swatch? You tell me.

This card is up for trade. Let's make some magic and turn it into a NY Mets GU card.


Thanks for Reading!

1 Comment:

TheBrooklynMet said...

I would consider it single, I would guess it is one piece of material behind the die cut "NL."

Also, thanks for the trade! I got the cards in the mail today. I will be posting about it in a bit.

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