Sunday, March 24, 2013
2012 Allen & Ginter #70 - Aroldis Chapman
With all the latest starter/closer hoopla around Chapman lately, I feel the need to post a card of his. Most of his cards are fairly normal. This one however, looks like he's summoning a little Street Fighter 2 hadoken energy for his next pitch, which is surprisingly accurate. I suppose there's an argument that it would be foolish not to at least try to find out if he can be a starter, but this year is no time to experiment. It's championship time and we have a guaranteed lights-out closer. I'm fine with "wasting" money on Broxton to keep Chapman where he is. On a card-related note, stop it with the short prints in every effing set you put out, Topps. Yeah it's cute with Heritage, seeing as that's what happened 50 years ago, but you're really gonna make me stretch for a Frank Robinson high number in Ginter? Terrible.