Monday, February 17, 2014

Weekend Cards: Mail and Card Shop Buys

I FINALLY received the one card I've been waiting on for a couple of weeks. I don't know what took so long, and now that I have the card, I don't care. Behold, another MOBY DICK:

2013 Topps Triple Threads Nelson Cruz "Boomstick" magenta White Whale. This makes two of the Boomstick printing plates for me. I was able to add the first a couple months ago. Two down, two to go.

After my museum visit Saturday morning, I made sure to drop by Duane's Sports Cards on my way home. I haven't visited in a few months. After browsing through the singles and not really finding anything I need, I decided to buy a few 2014 S1 Jumbo Packs. I have no need for the cards, I just wanted to rip something. I managed to pull all of the hits from the box.

First up, a relic:

Newly-extended (who hasn't been?!?!) Juilo Teheran. I have no use for this card.

Next I pulled an auto:

Pirates prospect Andrew Lambo. I'm sending this one off to a Pirates blogger who has been more than kind to me, so it is unavailable.

And lastly, I suppose you could call this the "big hit":

Clayton Kershaw '08 Rookie Class Ring. I'm not sure what I am going to do with this card. Part of me wants to keep it. Another part of me wants to trade it. I will say this: if I'm going to trade it, the offer has to include a relic from a Rangers or Nats player.

So there it is: trade bait and a white whale. Pretty good weekend of card fishing!

1 comment:

  1. Ahhh I'd love to have the Teheran relic!!

    That white whale is pretty awesome too. Good luck tracking down the other two!