Shortly before I left for vacation, I made a trade with a TCDB member that finished my 2017 Topps Opening Day set. I love when you can knock out a set in one trade.
Martinez was denied another win yesterday due to the bullpen blowing a lead. At least he was rewarded with his second All Star appearance. He had a nice outing with 2 scoreless innings and 4 strikeouts. Grichuk is having a forgetable season that includes a demotion to Triple A and DL time. I am not sure he will be able to cut back on his strikeouts to remain a full time outfielder.
I have a somewhat love/hate relationship with Matt Carpenter. I hate that he plays shaky defense no matter where he plays on the infield and he was the main reason Matt Adams was traded. I love his production as a leaf off hitter even though his average is not that high right now. Weaver may be a trade chip in the next few weeks. He showed decent promise in a call up last year. Unless a starter is traded, he might better serve the Cardinals as a reliever.
The last card in the package was this blue foil insert. Unless my eyes are playing tricks on me, I do not think these are numbered like previous years. Still very sharp cards though.