Monday, October 15, 2018

2018 Clubhouse: Oakland Athletics

96. Matt Chapman

97. Khris Davis

98. Jonathan Lucroy

99. Matt Olson

100. Marcus Semien

The lack of pitchers here is about the only thing that sticks out to me. Sean Manaea would fit somewhere in here. The A's are hard since they don't traditionally keeps guys around long enough to really cement themselves as franchise/hobby favorites. We'll see what happens to them this offseason.

Khris Davis and Matt Olson are probably the "stars" on the squad considering they're dinger smashers. Good choices for the auto cards.

Chapman may be the best overall player on the team. Here's his red parallel.

Sunday, October 14, 2018

2018 Clubhouse: New York Yankees

91. Didi Gregorius

92. Aaron Judge

93. Gary Sánchez

94. Luis Severino

95. Giancarlo Stanton

Obviously the biggest omissions here are Miguel Andujar and Gleyber Torres but, like I said before, this checklist was put together really early in the season. Still, not bad.

Autographs from Judge and Severino should make Yankees fans pretty happy here.

Since he didn't get an auto card here I figured I'd show the Stanton luster parallel.

Saturday, October 13, 2018

2018 Clubhouse: New York Mets

86. Jay Bruce

87. Yoenis Céspedes

88. Michael Conforto

89. Jacob deGrom

90. Noah Syndergaard

Doing this now, I'd probably swap out Jay Bruce for Zack Wheeler or Brandon Nimmo. You can't blame me for not picking them before the season, right?

Céspedes and deGrom as the auto subjects is probably the most generous team thus far.

Even though they've (thankfully) moved away from the black in their uniforms, the black parallel kinda fits here.

Friday, October 12, 2018

2018 Clubhouse: Minnesota Twins

81. José Berríos

82. Byron Buxton

83. Brian Dozier

84. Eddie Rosario

85. Miguel Sanó

I wish I had included Joe Mauer here since he's probably retiring and all. That and Buxton had a lost year, Dozier's no longer a Twin and Miguel Sanó is just kinda icky.

Berríos and Rosario are the auto guys for the Twins. Looks like I called that one pretty well.

Here's another Rainbow parallel. The first two just happened to be AL Central teams. Weird.

Thursday, October 11, 2018

2018 Clubhouse: Milwaukee Brewers

76. Chase Anderson
77. Orlando Arcia

78. Lorenzo Cain

79. Eric Thames

80. Christian Yelich

What a season for the Brewers. I'd really love to see them beat the Dodgers and make it to the World Series but they've already had an amazing run. Orlando Arcia looks really out of place here but really, who anticipated Travis Shaw or Jesús Aguilar having the seasons they had?

In addition to Lorenzo Cain, I had Arcia on the auto list as well. Oopsy.

Here's the Yelich gold parallel. I'm curious if he'll come away with MVP or not. If I had a vote, I'd probably have to give it to him. Regardless, the gold looks good on the Brewers.

Wednesday, October 10, 2018

2018 Clubhouse: Miami Marlins

71. Justin Bour

72. Lewis Brinson

73. Starlin Castro

74. J.T. Realmuto

75. Jose Ureña

Depending on what happens in the offseason, next year's checklist makers will have a hard time for the Marlins. Bour is gone, (the multi-dimensional*) Brinson had a horrible season and Ureña is persona non grata for a lot of baseball fans. Brian Anderson will be a good add for 2019 cards.

* MLB The Show fans will get this.

Realmuto was an absolutely necessity as an auto subject. Ureña is the other subject.

Until they embrace the teal again, Marlins parallels will probably look best in blue.

Tuesday, October 9, 2018

2018 Clubhouse: Los Angeles Dodgers

66. Cody Bellinger

67. Clayon Kershaw

68. Yasiel Puig

69. Corey Seager

70. Justin Turner

This looks kinda weird at this point since Corey Seager was out for the whole year. I suppose Chris Taylor would've been the next guy up, or maybe Kenley Jansen.

Picking Bellinger as an signer looked a lot better heading into the season that it does now. Maybe he'll bounce back next year. The Justin Turner autograph is actually pretty nice looking.

The parallel here is the Kershaw Luster, 10/10.

Monday, October 8, 2018

2018 Clubhouse: Los Angeles Angels

61. Zack Cozart

62. Ian Kinsler

63. Shohei Ohtani (RC)

64. Andrelton Simmons

65. Mike Trout

Cozart and Kinsler are kinda iffy here but I thought they'd be good since they were new offseason acquisitions. I'd probably swap  Cozart out for Justin Upton if doing it at this point.

Mike Trout and Cozart are the auto subjects here. I figured adding Ohtani into the mix with Trout would be totally unfair

Here's the purple Ohtani as a consolation.