This is an especially great card for me because I already had the Xander Bogaerts from this set, so these make a nice pair in my collection. Regardless of what happens or doesn't happen with Mookie Betts in the off-season, it will be fun to watch Bogaerts, Devers and JD Martinez swat baseballs next summer.
As if that trio of completely spot-on Red Sox cards weren't thoughtful enough, Billy included a buyback as well!
1974 Topps #286 - Tony Muser
A fantastic addition to my buyback collection here. These particular White Sox jerseys are just so foreign and wrong to me that I actually enjoy them. Combine that with a nice batting practice/stadium backdrop and you've got a great '70s card.
I don't know much about Tony Muser, but I do know that this is the very first #286 buyback in my collection! You know what that means, into the franken-set it goes. Best of all...
Billy, thanks so much for this completely unexpected and very generous dose of holiday cheer! All four cards were absolutely perfect, cards I'd have picked up for myself any day. You clearly know my collecting interests very well.
I've got one more trade package in the backlog to catch up on before the end of the year, and it's a whopper from my friend Chris the Collector. Look for that post sometime after the holiday, but before year's end. Thanks as always for stopping by on this Christmas Eve!
Franken-set Progress: 657/792 (82%)
1990 Topps Buyback Set: 121/792 (15%)
"Rejected" Buybacks: 654
Total Buybacks in Collection: 1,432