Category: “Braves Collection”

Smoltz Collection: 2007 Upper Deck Game Materials #UD-JS

Thanks to Derek of Tomahawk Chopping for this AWESOME Smoltzie relic. My Smoltz collection is way behind my Glavine and Maddux collections. I’ll have to put some time into it next year. It shouldn’t be difficult since I don’t see myself buying much new Topps at all next year. 

Relic Collection: Bobby Cox

Of all the awesome relic cards I won in Thorzul’s Mondo Summer break, this was easily my favorite. I really didn’t have any idea that a Cox relic card even existed. This will take an especially proud place in my collection.

Braves Collection: Triple Threads, Triple Relic, The Big 3

Well, here’s my latest pickup and I can’t really say that it’s one of my favorite cards of my favorite three players. In fact, I’d say it just looks off. There’s just something weird looking in the faces of all the players. I’d go as far to say it’s off-putting. That’s not really a surprise because Triple Threads sort of Triple Sucks.

On the other hand, it’s a card of my three favorite players. I like the Maddux patch and the Glavine bat. It has a nice home in my collection, even if I won’t be pulling it out to show off.

Braves Collection: Terrell Wade

Wade would make 59 appearances with the Braves from 1995 to 1997. He was primarily a “long man” out of the bullpen but would get the occasional spot start. That might not seem like much of a career, but I bet he loves baseball.

After all, despite pitching just 4 innings for the Braves in 1995, and not making the post season roster, he got a World Series ring.

In 1996, he would spend most of the year in Atlanta and would pitch in the NLCS and the World Series.

After leaving the Braves for Tampa in the expansion draft in late 1997, Wade would spend years in the minors before hanging up his spikes in 2000. He would return and play independent ball for parts of the 2003, 2004 and 2006 seasons.

Sounds like a cool career to me.

Thanks to Derek at Tomahawk Chopping for the card!

Braves Collection: Roberto Kelly

Remember this guy? Me too.

Remember anything he did as a Brave? Not me either.

Was he the lead off hitter between Otis and Grissom?

Thanks to Derek for the card!

Braves Collection: Reid Gorecki

Does anyone know of Gorecki is still playing in the Yankees minor league system? I like the guy a lot. He played well in the Braves minor league system in both 2008 and 2009 earning himself a cup of coffee in 2009. He signed with the Yankees and spent the 2010 season in their system.

I know … I could look it up myself but I’m much too damn lazy to do that.

Thanks, again, to Derek at Tomahawk Chopping for this card.

Braves Collection: Quilvio Veras

One of the forgotten players of the Braves run of 14 straight division championships. Well, I forgot him anyway. He was actually pretty great that first season with the Braves. The second year? Not so much. The Braves would cut him … the Red Sox sign him … and he would never be heard from again.

Thanks to Derek at Tomahawk Chopping for the card.