I’m back with what I hope will be a regular series. Did you miss the other installments? Well, you can either scroll down a couple posts or check out the “Trade Bait” link at the top of the blog. There’s a 1/1, some other low numbered parallels and a few good autos among others in there. Also, stickers!
I’m late again with this supposedly weekly post, but I’m still here. What can I say other than my work has been all sorts of time-consuming lately. The good news is we’re hiring help, but it may take some time before things really get back to a normal (read only 8-10 hr/day instead of my current 10-16) schedule.
Anyway, here’s week 3 of my pack busting adventures. As always, all Cardinals are going to Madding and all Rangers to Play at the Plate unless they tell me otherwise, because I am deeply in dept to both of them.
Maury Wills – Portraits – Zenith Blue #/55
Adrian Gonzalez – CLAIMED
My first thought is that I just found our best Portrait card so far. That blue border makes it that much better. I don’t think I’ll be able to keep this for long. Second thought: Adrian Gonzalez was a Ranger?
Hee Seop Choi
Albert Pujols – CLAIMED
Dale Murphy – Studio Heritage relic #/250
Not only did I get an extra card, but it’s a sweet numbered relic of a maybe should be Hall of Famer. By the way, I’d put Bagwell in that category too.
Boston Tea Party
Mark Buehrle/Johan Santana – Cut From the Same Cloth #/799
Kerry Wood – Stadium Scenes Jersey Red – NOT FOR TRADE
Second pack with an extra card and the second pack with a relic. You can see that I’m showing the back this time once again because it’s going into my personal collection. How often do you pull a hit of a guy you collect? I’ve done it a couple times, but I gotta say it never gets old.
The World’s Fair
Vernon Wells – Franchise History #/699
Lance Berkman – Franchise History Jersey Gold #/99
Wow! This is turning out to be hit week! With 8 weeks to go, it’s a little sad we couldn’t spread it out a bit more. Still, that’s a really nice Berkman relic no matter when it shows up.
Miguel Cabrera – Position Powers
I wish the Cubs would just trade Samardzija already. I don’t trust his ability to be an ace for the club, but a lot of GMs may think he has that potential. Let’s milk that.
Also, anyone know the reason Wieters has no Topps cards?
Alex Rios – Position Powers
An Alex Rios insert? Yeesh. Did I really read that Youk is heading to Japan? Say hi to Matt Murton for me.
Yadier Molina – CLAIMED
Kerry Wood – NOT FOR TRADE
Hey Hey! Another Wood for me! A lot of Chicago in the first third. Not a bad thing.
Skip Schumaker – CLAIMED
Ken Griffey Jr. – CLAIMED
Another Cole rookie, too. He’s going to still be good next year, right?
Buddy Bell – Hometown Signatures – CLAIMED
Dave Parker – Nicknames Gold
Dave Parker – Nicknames Black
Hit week ends with a bang! The first of three autos will be heading to Play at the Plate and it’s a neat looking signature to boot.
Each insert has a gold and black bordered version, with the black being the rarer of the two types. Odd to find both for the Cobra, but at least the colors seem appropriate for a Pirates guy.