In his two years with the Cubs, he hit 9 home runs and drove in 39 rbi's in 148 games played. The highlight of his brief Cubbie career, which was featured in the KMart exclusive 2007 Topps Generation Now Variation set (only Cub to be featured) was hitting two home runs on his birthday (07/02/2006) against the crosstown Chicago White Sox. Traded back to the Mets in January 2008, he only appeared in 31 games in April and May before being placed on the disabled list for the rest of the year.
So anyway, onto the game. Here is his 2008 Topps card, from the just out Updates and Highlights set:
Nice blue jersey, must have been from a spring training game, does not look like there was any photoshopping here. He is pictured here hitting the ball and is on his way to first.
Now here's card number 2:
This card was probably taken during the first week of the season, when the Mets took two out of three against the eventual World Series Champions some time between April 8 - April 10. In this series, he started all three games, and wound up with five hits in 11 at bats and drove in three runs.
So now it's time to ask that all important question...
What Card Is This???
I'll leave this up for a day or so for everyone to ponder. This should be an easy one (if you're a Mets fan anyway). Good luck.
UPDATE: Thursday, November 6, 2008.
Friend of the blog the drizz was the only person to respond this week. While I don't know what the 2008 Topps Mets exclusive cards look like, I can tell you that this card came from the 55-card 2008 Topps Mets Gift set.
Thanks for playing. We'll shoot for next week. jba