Saturday, February 8, 2014

#96 Wily Peralta

#96 Wily Peralta
First impression of what’s going on: I can’t quite put my finger on it because there’s nothing real exciting about this photo, but I like it. Maybe the intimidation factor? There’s s light cropping issue on the right side, but nothing horrible like a missing limb. There isn’t much to go on so hopefully the caption can shed some light.

DENVER, CO - JULY 26: Starting pitcher Wily Peralta #60 of the Milwaukee Brewers works against the Colorado Rockies at Coors Field on July 26, 2013 in Denver, Colorado. Peralta collected the loss as the Rockies defeated the Brewers 8-3. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)
The Reality of the Photo: Well that was kind of a spoiler alert with the caption. Looks like the Rockies weren’t as intimidated by Peralta.  Let’s take a look at the BOXSCORE.

Most of the runs were scored early. Let’s see how many Peralta was on the hook for:

Ouch. I’ve seen a couple of cards already where the player depicted was n the losing end, but there hasn’t been one yet where the player was as directly responsible. Maybe Peralta wasn’t trying to be intimidating, but instead trying to hide.

We do get more than a glimpse of Peralta’s glove brand, TPX, for a little free advertising there.

On to the back:

Rookie Fact: Wily tossed eight innings of two-hit shutut ball, 9/16/12.

This is a pretty straight forward fact that, although a little on the boring side, are harder to get wrong.

This game definitely went more Peralta’s way than the one captured for the card.

Information I’ll be tracking:

Card Number: #96
Player Name: Wily Peralta
Team: Milwaukee Brewers
Position: Pitcher
Game Date: July 26, 2013
Opponent: Colorado Rockies
Stadium: Coors Field
Division: National League Central
Home/Away: Away
Outcome of the game: 8-3, Rockies over Brewers, Loss for the player depicted
Alternate/Throwback Jersey: No
Bats/Throws: Right/Right
Birthdate: 5/8/89
Birthplace: Dominican Republic
Cameos by: N/A
Photographer: Doug Pensinger
Niche collections this card could fit into: Free Advertising

My Grade: I really like the photo on this one. The story behind it isn't great and the rookie fact is average. Lots of minor league experience fills up the back of the card, so there isn't a blurb. Not a lot of niche value there though. They say a picture is worth a thousand words, and the photo here really carries this card. I’ll give it a B.

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