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
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!
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|