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Saturday, January 28, 2012

Today’s 9–Gordon Beckham page 3

I keep my White Sox collection by players last name. When that player reaches 9 cards (a page), they get a post in the Today’s 9 series. I just recently moved all my cards into alphabetical order so most of these posts are just catching up and making sure everybody get’s their due.

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GORDON BECKHAM

Cards (L-R) – (top row) 2011 Topps, 2011 Topps Diamond Anniversary, 2011 Topps Chrome

(middle row) 2011 Topps Opening Day, 2011 Topps Factory Set Limited Edition, 2011 Topps Attax

(bottom row) 2011 Topps Allen & Ginter’s, 2011 Topps Allen & Ginter’s code, 2011 Topps Allen & Ginter’s Hometown Heroes

Played with the Sox from 2009-current

Was 5th in Rookie of the Year voting in 2009.

Card back info –

“Apparently teammates feel Beckham resembles Justin Bieber.  When the teen heartthrob came to US Cellular Field last May to throw out the first pitch, someone tacked a nameplate above the second baseman’s locker that read “Gordon Bieber.”  Beckham laughed it off and, for a time, the White Sox even adopted the superstition of playing Bieber’s music pregame.” – 2011 Topps

“Born and bred in Atlanta, Beckham followed his father as a star athlete at the Westminster Schools, A richly endowed private institution in the upscale Buckhead community.  The school fields 81 athletic teams that have won 221 state championships since 1951.” – 2011 Topps Allen & Ginter’s Hometown Heroes

Cards in Sox uniform that I own currently – 32

Not much info on the backs of those 9 cards since 5 of them are the same, and Attax and Allen & Ginter’s don’t have much on the back.  I really like Beckham and hope he can get his hitting to a more consistent level.  I really liked the fact he didn’t complain about switching through 3 positions to make room for other players.  That says a team player and I would take a team player over a gifted athlete any day.

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