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Wednesday, May 27, 2020
Trading Card Challenge - A Cool Recent Photo
I decided to take Tim B of "Cardpocalypse" up on his 7-post Trading Card Challenge, first posted about a week ago now. Seemed like a fun way to explore my collection and generate a few blog posts at the same time. So far I've completed:
Challenge #1 - My Favorite Card Acquired in Quarantine
Yep, that's it. What can I say, I'm a little slow. Today we'll tackle the second part of the challenge, which is to spotlight a card from the current release year (any sport) with a unique photograph.
In looking at Tim's list initially, I knew that this particular post would probably be the most challenging of the seven for me. The reason I say that is because I just don't really buy new cards. I couldn't tell you the last time I picked up a blaster, or even a stray pack, of new product, even before the pandemic. Pickings were going to be slim here, and I was unsure whether I even had one good candidate to be honest.
For example, in my organized and cataloged collection I have just six total football cards, three total hockey cards, and one single soccer card as far as current-year releases go. Basketball and non-sports? Nothing at all. So, that left baseball. Even there I'm admittedly thin, with just two dozen 2020 cards to choose from, nearly all if not all of which came in trade packages.
Thankfully there was one card among those 24 that stood out and qualified as having a unique photo. Therefore, by process of elimination alone, I have my response for the second post in this series...
The photo itself is unique and awesome, which is why it's today's featured card, but I also dig the design of the set with a sort of retro/60s type feel to it. Of the very limited number of current-year cards that I have, this one is my clear cut favorite.
So, that's a wrap for the second post in this series. I'll be back soon to tackle the next one, my favorite football card. Pickings will be kind of slim there also, but I think I have one in mind. Until then, thanks as always for stopping by!