Well, it took to the very last day of the regular season for the Jays to be eliminated. I was hopefully they would be able to pull it off down the stretch, but losing 2 of three to the Yanks a week or so ago ended up being the final blow. You could obviously point to any losing streak over the season and say if they won one or two more there, they would have made the playoffs too.
Overall, given their run differential, timing ended up being everything and was just short on the Jays' side. I mean, instead of a blow out win and a tight loss, if they could even out performance and win both games, that'd be better, but what can you do.
They ended up with a great season and in a tough division (as is usual). Here's to hoping they can eek into the playoffs next year and use this experience to drive them.
Okay, I guess we should look at some cards. So the first card up in the "I am not collecting these" pile, some would consider vintage...
Checklists still count as inserts for me. Remember when checklists had there own cards in the base set? Why did this need to be an insert?