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2015 Kansas City Royals Spring Training Set – Raul Mondesi   3 comments

Raul Mondesi 2015 Kansas City Royals spring training custom card

Custom Card of the Day: Alcides Escobar 1972 Topps In Action   Leave a comment

Game winning hit = custom card of game winning hit.

Alcides Escobar In Action 1972 Topps custom card

Custom Card of the Day: Alcides Escobar   Leave a comment

Alcides Escobar Skills card

Major League Debut custom card: Irving Falu   4 comments

A huge congratulations is in order for longtime Royals minor leaguer Irving Falu on finally getting to the major league team. He made his Kansas City Royals and Major League debut on May 6, 2012 and got a triple in his first career at bat. I was pulling for Falu to be the Royals utility man in spring training but the team had signed veteran Yuniesky Betancourt to fill that roll. An injury to Betancourt allowed Falu the big opportunity and he made the most of it.

 

At A Hair Off Square that means a major league debut card, I have often called it my favorite set and it is still true. I love the card design and how exclusive the players on the cards are. Here is Irving Falu’s card.

Major League Debut custom card Irving Falu

2012 Spring Training Royals: Irving Falu   Leave a comment

Irving Falu has spent a few years “one call away” now for the Kansas City Royals. He will likely never be a starting shortstop or second baseman in the big leagues over a long stretch but has the potential to be an excellent utility man. The Royals signed Yuniesky Betancourt over the offseason to fill that role so it looks like once again Falu will remain “one call away.” I am not a Yuni fan (like most Royals fans) so I hope Falu finds his way to the majors in 2012. I think he is a more adequate backup for the infield positions than Yuni defensively and that is typically what you want in a utility guy, not offense. Irving Falu 2012 Topps Spring Training custom card

2012 Topps Spring Training Royals: Alcides Escobar   Leave a comment

So Alcides Escobar was locked down by the Royals today through at least 2015. I’ll just say this: I love this signing.Alcides Escobar 2012 Topps Spring Training custom card