Friday, January 4, 2013
2012 Topps Pro Debut - First Look
Jiwan Jones #13
Chase Davidson #19
This guy made his pro debut in 2011. I finally figured that the set is based on the player's minor league status in 2011. Cards of players making their debut in 2011 have the Pro Debut logo. I actually pulled several Astros players from the box.
Tanner Peters #62
One of my favorite cards from the box. In 2011, Tanner was playing for A's single A team, the Vermont Lake Monsters. I like the background, which seems very not-Vermont like, his team name and the fact that he's wearing #68 on his uniform. I'm guessing this is a photo from spring training in Arizona.
The box promised two autographs. They are sticker autos, pretty much what you expect these days. Amarista actually was called up in March 2011 and played a lot in 2012 for the Padres.
Buckley was the 29th round pick of the Cubs in 2008 but didn't sign. The Reds drafted him #6 in 2011 and he started in their minor league system that year, thus the Pro Debut logo.
This is a 50-card insert set, apparently inserted one per pack because I got a bunch of them. Gose was the Phillies #3 pick in 2008. He was part of the trade with the Astros that brought Roy Oswalt to the Phillies. The Astros traded him the the Blue Jays for Brent Wallace. Gose hit .223 in 166 at bats for the Jays in 2012.