One of the downsides to living in Southern California and being a Giants fan is the lack of TV coverage for my favorite team. Typically I follow them by quick internet checks to see updated scores or watching the ticker at the bottom of the TV. This year I decided to purchase the MLB.com app for my IPad that allows me to listen in live to the radio broadcasts. Yesterday I was able to tune in for the last 5 innings of the Giants/Pirates game and what a treat is was.
This auto card of Matt Cain was a recent pickup from Burbank Sportscards. They have a huge selection in Beckett's Marketplace and I placed and order of base cards to knock off my want list and got this for about $8 to put me into the free shipping price range.
Here are a couple other Cain cards I have in my collection. I have decided to work on building up my cards of his this season. With his new contract, he is here to stay and hopefully will be a lifelong Giant. His stats, outside of his W/L record are pretty nice and he could be a 20 game winner this year with decent run support. I am still not sure what to make of the Giants offense so far this year but they have scored 4 or more runs in every game so far - wonder if they had a 7 game streak of 4+ last year? Barry Zito is back on the mound after his shutout last week to see if he can help the Giants even their record after a horrible start in Phoenix.