Monday, September 1, 2014

Roberto Clemente was as tough as iron.......

.......and I have the card to prove it:

2013 Topps Pennant Chase Wrought Iron Medallion



Clemente was a tough ballplayer and he is a worthy recipient of this medallion on his card.

It is one of those cards which is 125 point stock thick which isn't anything odd but how many thick cards do you come across that weigh a fifth of a pound?

This card almost fell to the floor when I opened a cello pack of 2013 Topps Update cards. Glad I caught it.

I bought the pack at my local card store and the owner let me pick the pack and I think I picked right.

I do not know if wrought iron rusts or not but that would be an interesting card to see.

The hardest of the Pennant Chase Medallion cards to get are the steel ones which are numbered to 10.

But it doesn't matter which metal makes up a card of Clemente because it takes a special player to be adorned with metal.

A player like Clemente.


Monday, July 28, 2014

Listia Loot: 1962 Topps

Picked up five 1962 Topps cards off of Listia from Napkin Doon and while they aren't in great shape they are my first '62s.

This card is in the best shape of the bunch:



Saturday, May 31, 2014

Topps pulls a fast one

Well, technically, I did the pulling which I covered in this crazy post but Topps came through quickly on one of the redemption card I pulled.

This card.........


.........became.................................

Sunday, April 6, 2014

A trifecta, a TRIfecta, and a FOURFECTA!

Trifectas in horse racing are generally good things to have happen to you.

They are also good when it comes to baseball cards.

I recently picked up two 2013 Topps Update hanger boxes and one 2014 Topps hanger box. That's nothing special but what was in each box was.

First, I opened the 2014 Topps hanger box I got this trifecta:




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