Goose Joak Originals: Bradley Hawpe and Many More Buddies

Happy almost-Valentine's Day!

Brad Hawpe, Colorado Rockies
by Val

Hawpe is a tremendously underrated player on the Rockies. Quietly puts up good stats every year.

This is a great pre-action shot, and I really like the clarity of the photo. Very crisp looking and you can see lots of detail. I like everything about it. A fitting tribute to my wife's second favorite player!

Bobby Crosby, Oakland Athletics
by Tastelikedirt

Phenomenal action shot of Crosby. I love that you can see the ball falling into the frame. I think he's going to catch up to this one.

Asdrubal Cabrera, Cleveland Indians
by Tyler (Voltaire)

Tyler sent a bunch of awesome Indians cards my way. This one of Asdrubal Cabrera was particularly compelling. I really like action shots where you can see the player's face. This is a really good one.

Rafael Perez, Cleveland Indians
by Tyler (Voltaire)

Another great card by Tyler. I really dig the old school Indians threads. I don't remember if they're from the early 90's or late 80's (or even both) but it still looks cool to me. I also love how Perez is just staring you down here, even in the bullpen. Looks pretty intimidating. Kind of Dave Stewart-esque.

Jacoby Ellsbury, Boston Red Sox
by Thoughts and Sox and Goose Joak

Adam picked out this awesome shot for Jacoby. Gotta say, one heck of a nice picture. I think it frames up really well. You don't always have to see the face clearly! Sometimes the action shot is just that good.

Kelly Johnson, Atlanta Braves
by Waxaholic

More players should rock the high socks like Kelly Johnson. Great action shot here. I even like the red theme with blue jersey accents.

Albert Pujols, St. Louis Cardinals
by Autographed Cards and Goose Joak

Dang, what an awesome original photo by Zach. Lots of things to dig here. I especially like the angle of the card. You can see how the stadium lights really hit him from all angles and spread out his shadow in several directions. It adds a sense of kinetic to the potential energy of his trademark crouch. It's easy to imagine Albert making a Pujols-esque leap at anything coming his way.

Jeff Kent, Los Angeles Dodgers

Awesome shot of Kent coming off the field, presumably after doing something halfway decent. Is he about to high five a teammate? Sort of looks like it. I like that you can see the upper deck in the background, too. Incidentally (or perhaps not) it's another night card in Dodgertown!


I know raved about all of these cards, but what can I really do about it? Everyone is doing a really awesome job. It's a real pleasure checking my email everyday and seeing what shows up. It's like opening a pack of cards for free!

I've got PLENTY more on the way too. We're now up to 160+ cards in the set!


  1. If your wife is going to have favorite players don't you want it to be someone like Bartolo Colon or Ray King? Brad Hawpe is just too threatening.

    I love your optimism and hope in people, but let's be serious Jeff Kent is about to punch a teammate.

  2. I wholeheartedly endorse Mark for "comment of the year!"


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