Tuesday 29 March 2016

Acetate Appreciation: 2004 Playoff Contenders - Rookie Round Up

About as far from football season as you can get, but I had to show this card off. I didn't even know this card existed until I saw it on comc, and a quick quick to the back view confirmed it was an acetate card of Sean Taylor, who is still the last player I would call my favorite Redskin.

Not the best use of the acetate format as the back is just a mirror of the front, but a clear card, numbered to 375 from Taylor's rookie season still wearing #36. This one ranks pretty high up in the collection.

Sunday 20 March 2016

More Recent Pickups

Another show-off/empty the scan folder post. Starting things off is a part of a project that I have been working on for quite a while, getting a bat relic of the top home run hitting catchers. Lance Parrish sits 6th on that list with 299 homers as a catcher (324 overall) and this is his only bat relic I know of, so it nice to cross this one off the list.

Monday 14 March 2016

Just Couldn't Resist

Sometimes a card doesn't fit into your collection, but it's so good that you make a place for it. This is one of those cards. A 1983 minor league card of a young, 6'3" 185 pound outfielder named Jose Canseco. This skinny 19 year old would go on to become one of the games biggest stars in the late 80' and early 90's. Then would write a pretty major book on steroid use in baseball, and from there would become just a general b-list celebrity weirdo doing weirdo things for money. I am not sure why I like this card so much, it might be the not-so-green grass that give it the perfect minor league feel, or the sweet yellow and green jersey, or it might be that in some different world, this young ball player doesn't turn into a guy that shoots his finger off and try and box the kid from the Partridge Family.

Tuesday 8 March 2016

Brendan Rodgers - Bowman Black Collection

I don't keep track of such things, but this might be the new "most-expensive-single-card" in my collection. This, along with the previously posted Bobby Orr auto, is from some custom graphic design funds. As with all Bowman Black Collection cards (with the exception of the not-at-all-black Kyle Freeland), this is a beauty to have in hand. To be honest, I feel kind of silly spending money on a card of a 19 year old kid with 37 games of pro experience, at least he is a hitter in the Rockies system and not a pitcher.

Wednesday 2 March 2016

A catching up on 2015 Trade

With the 2016 products already on the market, this nice little trade knocked off some 2015 base cards of the want-list before the new season starts. My first Tulo with the Blue Jays card. A quick Getty search confirms by first thought that this photo is taken after he hit a home run in his Blue Jays debut against the Phillies. Still weird to see him not in a Rockies uniform, and even weirder that he is still sour enough to rip his old organization.