Thursday, September 10, 2015

Patching things up with Mark

No, not Mark Hoyle or Fuji. I'm good with those guys.
I'm talking about Mark Teixeira. A few years removed from wrist surgery, Teixeira has returned to being one of the most feared power hitters in the AL. He crossed the 30 HR plateau for the first time since 2011, while also posting his best OPS mark since 2009. It was a much-needed addition to a lineup that desperately needed power.

A few weeks ago, Teixeira fouled a ball off his leg, a completely random event that has sidelined him with a deep bone bruise. He's been an injury-plagued player the last few years, but he was healthy for the majority of this season and got an unlucky break with the foul ball.

What can you do?

Greg Bird has done a nice job filling in, but it's obvious the middle of the order misses Mark Teixeira. I'd be surprised if he played again this year, but I hope I'm wrong.

Regardless, I did manage to pick up this nice patch of Teixeira from Immaculate Collection. These are some very nice cards, despite the lack of logos. It's a solid navy patch without any jersey present.


  1. Immaculate had a strong Pirates checklist. I've been adding quite a bit.

  2. He doesn't sign TTM so screw him.

    Nice card though ;).

  3. Glad to know that we're all good. Teixeira is one of the few Yankees that I'll actually cheer for.