Saturday, September 26, 2015

COMC6 - Flyin' Pedroia, Mother's Cookies, and a Borderline HOFer?

Probably 2-3 times a year I ship myself the cards I've purchased on COMC over the few months prior.  When they show up, they just go into the box with the rest of the COMC cards.  On days when I don't have time for a longer or more creative post, I grab half a dozen at random and go from there...

I've always thought this was one of the better photographs used in the 2012 Topps flagship set.  Couldn't pass up a shiny, orange copy.

I still pick up 2011 Gypsy Queen framed parallels when I can find them at a cheap price.  This is the 28th framed green parallel to enter my collection, not too bad given that there are only 100 of them to go after.  It's also the second card in a row here to feature outfield wall advertising.

I'd say probably 2/3, maybe even 3/4 of the cards I buy on COMC are baseball.  That number should start to shift a little more in favor of hockey though as baseball season winds down and hockey starts up.  At the time I picked up this Select Fire on Ice Dougie Hamilton, he was still with Boston.  I'm still in shock over that trade, quite frankly.

Who knows what goes on behind the scenes that we're not privy to as fans, but I really feel like Calgary flat out stole this guy.  You just don't give up on a defenseman this good, and this big in stature, with good offensive upside, especially when he's all of 22 years old.  The team better hope one of the draft picks they got in return turns into a real stud, because this one stung.  Look out for the Flames this year, I'm telling you.

Interesting that I plucked this Donruss Hall Worthy insert from the pile for posting not long after David crossed the 500 HR threshold.  I don't know how I feel about Ortiz and the HOF, let's see where he stands when his entire career is a couple of years behind us.  In the meantime, I do like this card quite a bit, and it was also a creative way for Panini to get around not being able to use official logos or team names.

Like many collectors, I've always enjoyed the Mother's Cookies sets.  This particular card is from a Nolan Ryan farewell set they did.  Maybe not the world's most interesting Nolan Ryan card, but I shelled out just 40 cents for it.

Wrapping up this morning's half dozen is yet another Champ's yellow parallel, a HOFer and one of the best players in the history of the game to boot!  23 of these and counting now, almost 1/4 of the way to a complete set.

3 comments:

shlabotnikreport said...

That's funny, because the other day I had a conversation with a co-worker about whether Big Papi was "Hall Worthy". I think he'll get in, despite spending most of his career as a DH.

Cardspotter said...

papi's a Hall of Famer for sure...I love those 2011 framed Gypsy Queens!

Brass said...

Another great write up! Gotta love that Dougie Hamilton card. Those Champ's cards are also amazing. I might try to complete that set as well, though not all the variants of them.

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