Grand Cards: Welcome Back, Welcome Back, Welcome Baaack

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Welcome Back, Welcome Back, Welcome Baaack

On a cold, snowy Thursday, what's the best news you could ask for?

Tigers signed another strong bat for their lineup.

And it was Magglio Ordonez

And it was only for one year.

Given the craziness that was the Jason Werth signing, and the off-season in general, it certainly wasn't supposed to happen this way. But it did, and the Tigers have solidified their lineup for 2011, haven't damaged their prospects in the mid- or long-term and bring back a fan favorite, who allegedly turned down 2-year deals elsewhere out of loyalty to Mike Ilitch and the Tigers.

Welcome back Maggs, we're thrilled to have you.

The card above, from 2009 Allen & Ginter, is one of the cheap Tigers relics I picked up at last year's National, which speaking of good news on a winter's day, is coming back to Baltimore in 2012.