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Saturday, April 20, 2013
Ryan Berry, 2010 Topps Pro Debut #432
I've been stockpiling Amazon gift certificates and rewards points for a while, and I finally went on a baseball card shopping spree this week. Everything arrived in the mail on Friday, so I'll be showing off the goods for the next few posts. I filled out my 1959 Topps set a bit more (only 169 cards left to go!), got a couple pesky 1975 Topps needs in Thurman Munson and the Gary Carter rookie card, and the rest were Orioles needs. I picked up the 2010 Topps Pro Debut team set, since that's one of those oddball things that I'd rather just cross off in one fell swoop. Ryan Berry is no longer in the O's organization, but after seeing this card he holds a special place in my heart. With that long shaggy hair and those big glasses, he looks like Ogilvie from the Bad News Bears, all grown up. Actually, though, the Birds drafted him in the ninth round of the 2009 draft out of Rice University. He's put up a 3.26 ERA in three seasons in the minors, topping out with a single game at AA Bowie last year. It appears that the Birds released him in the offseason, which is a shame. We'll always have this card, at least.
I can remember playing with baseball cards as a toddler, but I actually started collecting them when I was ten. Now I'm an adult looking for an outlet to talk about my hobby without receiving blank stares in return. You can contact me thusly.