Saturday Night Five: Current Events - This post a quick look at some of the random items I have laying around my office that I normally wouldn't write about. But put them all together, and I f...
Thursday, January 31, 2019
One Card Post - Orange Magma
How Much?: $6.25
Why?: Here's another of my COMC Black Friday purchases from last year that I hadn't gotten around to showing yet. Every so often I search the site for Xander Bogaerts cards, as he's really the only active baseball player that I player collect. When I stumbled upon this "Orange Magma Diffractor" on the higher end price-wise of what was available (around $8), I was intrigued. I'm a confessed sucker for acetate cards, thus have always been a fan of Topps' various Tek releases, and this was a rare enough Bogaerts card that I might not stumble across another copy for years, if ever. I threw out an offer of $6.25, the lowest the seller would even consider, and was pleased when they agreed.
My favorite thing about this card is that it reminds me so much of the orange lava lamp that I had in my bedroom as a teenager. I loved that thing, and spent more hours than I'd care to admit just listening to music in its glow. Looked pretty much like the back of this card: