Sunday, November 2, 2008

If This is His Topps Card, Then What Card is This?: Angel Pagan

After a couple of weeks off, it's time to bring this feature back into circulation. This week's subject began his year as the starting left fielder for the New York Mets. Prior to that, he was a backup outfielder for the Chicago Cubs. And even before that, he was a career minor leaguer with the New York Mets. So it took the Mets eight years, mind you two years away from the franchise, but they finally were able to get him onto the major league roster. He has one of the most unique names in the majors because of the possible religious contradiction to it. This week's subject is none other than Mets outfielder Angel Pagan.

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.


JayBee Anama

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

1 comment:

The Drizz said...

is it from the 2008 topps "mets edition" factory set w/ the 5 card bonus set?