Patrick Fortin, back with the Battle Royale play by play!

Following yesterday’s three eliminations, news came earlier today on Twitter that a fourth card had already been eliminated!

It appears that during the Cliff Lee All Star Relic dramatic faceoff against the Randy Johnson / Pedro Martinez Dual Autographed card, a loud THUD was heard and Billy Butler was thrown over the top rope by a mysterious opponent.  Some have reported seing a quick flash of movement in the area where the Billy Hamilton Autographed Dual Patch Relic was standing, but few believe that the young speedster had the necessary strenght to overthrow Country Breakfast over the rope

Fourth Elimination as the news broke on Twitter earlier today that Country Breakfast had been eliminated!

Billy Butler was far from defeated as he learned that breakfast hours were still on at a few nearby restaurants!

As the tension raged on between the two Phillies and Expos card (yes, the Johnson / Pedro is listed as an Expos card), an All Star Legend came in to try to help the isolated Cliff Lee card.  As the Mike Schmidt Autograph card was trying to assist the Cliff Lee All Star Relic, the Time Raines Acclaimed Autograph held the all-star Phillies legend, as if to remind him that the Expos card was not standing alone (or as alone as a dual card can stand!).

After a few seconds of negociation (the Schmidt Autograph card was trying to convince the Raines Acclaimed Auto that it was not his fight… Raines was showing a White Sox jersey on the card and not the Expos blue!), the Cliff Lee All Star Relic lost patience and handled the older Raines card to the ropes.  All hell broke loose during the Phillies vs Expos rumble, and the Schmidt and Raines cards somehow got knocked out over the third rope!




Simultaneous fifth and sixth elimination: Tim Raines Acclaimed Autograph and Mike Schmidt Autograph!


Two legends, two casualties!  All participating cards seem to agree that the Cliff Lee All Star Relic and the Randy Johnson / Pedro Martinez Dual Autograph cards will soon have to settle their differences Cardo-to-Cardo!

And is the Billy Hamilton Autographed Dual Patch Relic really responsible for Country Breakfast’s day-2 Twitter elimination!

Come back tomorrow to learn who will be eliminated next… and follow me on Twitter at PFO76 … you never know when Topps Tier One Battle Royale news can break out during the day!

Only three (or four?) cards will get out of this alive!!


Today and Tonight’s elimination recap:

Billy Butler Acclaimed Autograph eliminated by a mystery quickster (Billy Hamilton Autographed Dual Patch Relic??)

Mike Schmidt Autograph and Tim Raines Acclaimed Autograph simultaneously eliminated during the Phillies – Expos scuffle!


The remaining fighters:

1 Anthony Rizzo New Guard Autograph
2 Billy Butler Acclaimed Autograph
3 Billy Hamilton Autograph Dual Patch Relic
4 Bo Jackson Autograph
5 Buster Posey Autograph Relic
6 C.J. Wilson Acclaimed Autograph
7 Carlos Baerga Acclaimed Autograph
8 Christian Yelich New Guard Autograph
9 Cliff Lee All Star Relic
10 David Ortiz Acclaimed Autograph
11 David Wright Bat Knob
12 Dennis Eckersley / Dave Stewart Dual Autograph Relic Book
13 Didi Gregorius New Guard Silver Ink Autograph
14 Dylan Bundy / Manny Machado / Adam Jones Triple Autographs
15 Edwin Encarnacion Relic
16 Enny Romero New Guard Autograph
17 Eric Davis Red Ink Autograph
18 Freddie Freeman Autographed Prodigious Patch Relic
19 Gary Sheffield Relics Legend
20 Graig Nettles Acclaimed Autograph
21 Hanley Ramirez Bat Knob
22 Jason Heyward Acclaimed Autograph
23 Jay Bruce Autographed Bat Knob
24 Jeff Bagwell Acclaimed Autograph
25 Jim Rice Acclaimed Autograph
26 Joey Votto Relic
27 John Smoltz Acclaimed Autograph
28 Jorge Posada Autographed Bat Knob
29 Jose Abreu New Guard Autograph
30 Jose Bautista Autograph Relic
31 Julio Teheran New Guard Autograph
32 Lee Smith Acclaimed Autograph
33 Livan Hernandez Acclaimed Autograph
34 Madison Bumgarner New Guard Autograph
35 Mariano Rivera / Jorge Posada  Dual Autographs
36 Mark McGwire Autograph
37 Matt Davidson New Guard Autograph
38 Matt Williams Red Ink Autograph
39 Max Scherzer Prodigious Patches
40 Miguel Cabrera Acclaimed Autograph
41 Mike Greenwell Acclaimed Autograph
42 Mike Olt New Guard Red Ink Autograph
43 Mike Schmidt Autograph
44 Nomar Garciaparra Relics Legend
45 Ozzie Smith Autograph
46 Peter Bourjos New Guard Autograph
47 Prince Fielder Relic
48 Rafael Palmeiro Acclaimed Autograph
49 Randy Johnson / Pedro Martinez Dual Autographs
50 Rickey Henderson Autograph Dual Patch Relic
51 Robinson Cano All Star Relic
52 Steve Carlton Prodigious Patches
53 Tim Lincecum Bat Knob
54 Tim Raines Acclaimed Autograph
55 Troy Tulowitzki Relic
56 Wade Boggs Autograph Relic
57 Wil Myers New Guard Autograph
58 Wilin Rosario New Guard Red Ink Autograph
59 Willie Mays Autograph
60 Yoenis Cespedes Triple Swatch Relic