Welcome to Friday, everyone! For some, that means it is already the weekend. For others, it means the weekend is rapidly approaching. And, for still others, it's just another day of the week. For many, though, this Friday has a special meaning. June 06 holds a special place in history for many, many nations around the globe. Whether your country was a member of the Allies or of the Axis, the "D-Day" landings left an indelible mark on the men and women involved - directly or indirectly. Some of us have relatives that were among those who helped storm the beaches and managed to make it through alive. Some of us have family that tried to defend those beaches and who also managed to come out with their lives. Others of us have loved ones lost in battle - on either side.
If you are so inclined, take a moment and look over some of the incredible archives from this day, back in 1944, that are available on Google and from the National WWII War Museum. Take a moment and keep those who were called to action in your thoughts and prayers - just for a moment.
And, because of the heroism and sacrifices of those come and gone before us, we enjoy simple freedoms like being able to open a pack of baseball cards and write about it online for the world to see. It is a freedom I hope to never take for granted.
Today's pack comes by way of 2007 Topps Updates and Highlights
Shannon Stewart - A's - Free Agent
Tony Pena - Royals - Free Agent
Carlos Gomez - Mets - Thorzuls (Wahoo!!)
Shawn Hill - Nationals - Free Agent
Tony Armas Jr - Pirates - Free Agent
Shawn Chacon - Pirates - Free Agent
Mickey Mantle HR474 - Yankees - Dawgbones (Wahoo!!)
Troy Tulowitzki/Jose Reyes Classic Combo - Rockies/Mets - Erins (Wahoo!!)/Kazis (Wahoo!!)
Jorge Posada/Derek Jeter/Alex Rodriguez Classic Combo - Yankees - BoRosnys (Wahoo!!)/BoRosnys (Wahoo!!)/BoRosnys (Wahoo!!)
Josh Beckett All-Star - Red Sox - ThoughtsAndSox (Wahoo!!)
Carlos Beltran All-Star - Mets - Wilsons (Wahoo!!)
Trevor Hoffman All-Star - Padres - BackstopCards (Wahoo!!)
I don't know if we have ever had a 3-player card in which the same manager owned all three players before! That is very cool! Congrats to BoRosnys for that little gem. Also, congratulations to all the other managers who pulled cards from this pack! We also have a handful of new free agents for the draft later. Good news all around.