Building on yesterday's post, I snagged this Joey Gallo relic to add to my Gallo PC. I don't know why, I just love these damn things. And even though they are ugly as sin, I love the red-framed mini relics, also.
This year, Gypsy Queen included relic parallels, much like the auto parallels they have done the past couple years. I grabbed one...
...of Joey Gallo. C'mon, what did you expect? This one is a gold parallel, numbered 30 of 50.
I was in the bidding for another Gallo relic, numbered to 5. Unfortunately, I had a long day and dozed off at home and missed the end of the auction. The card sold for $21.
I also received a package from Topps this week. At first glance, I wasn't terribly pleased, and I vented on Twitter:
I mean, could the person care any less? That's absolutely ridiculous.The view of my Topps NOW package I received today. I guess someone decided it looked like fun to step on. pic.twitter.com/pviMVCmesB— My Cardboard Habit (@cardboardhabit) April 27, 2016
To make matters worse, I found the card like this when I opened the package:
In a flimsy semi-rigid sleeve and n top loader. Fortunately, the card wasn't damaged. Is it to much to ask that the card be sent in a penny sleeve and rigid top loader? I mean, at most, that adds an additional 20 cents to the production cost.
Anyway, this is the Topps NOW! card featuring Ranger rookie sensation Nomar Mazara.
It's a high-gloss card, and I really like the design, I think it is very nice. However, I do have a question: collectors often discuss the importance of a "true" rookie card. My question is this, then: is this to be considered his true rookie card? No doubt there will be a Mazara rookie in Series 2 or Update, but this has to be the true rookie, right? I hope so.
Anyway, that's it for this week. Sorry for complaining, I just needed to vent. I hope everyone is well!