Monday, November 18, 2013

Junior NRMTs

First, go vote in Round 2/Group 12 of the Stupendously Stupid Card Tournament.

Second, this is my 300th post. Woot.


Good ol' Junior Junkie is always looking for excuses to send people cards. Recently I guessed how many Griffeys he had, and guessed well enough relative to the rest of the blogworld to earn some Reds mailday goodness. While it's getting much more difficult to land non-high-end Reds (I've been very thorough since I picked the hobby back up this year), The Junkie managed to nail it with the package. Let's dive into it, eh?

I'm starting with my favorite of the bunch. 2004 Donruss Leather and Lumber Dave Parker. I like the look of this card. I like seeing Dave Parker in a Reds uniform on a modern card. I like that it's serial numbered (out of 2499). I assume there are mojo versions of this with a butchered glove or baseball in that square.

More serialized Parker goodness. 2004 Donruss Throwback Threads Generations George Foster/Dave Parker/Austin Kearns. The right is the base. The left is serial numbered out of 1500. I've never seen these. I approve.

Another base from the Generations set, this time only 33% Red with Bob Feller, Tom Seaver, and Roger Clemens. I do believe this is my only Roger Clemens card, as he is rarely paired with a Red. On the right is a 2004 Donruss Classic Ryan Wagner serial numbered RC (out of 1999). Sweet.

How 'bout a couple fresh Vottos? 2012 Topps Heritage New Age Performers insert and 2009 Topps Ticket to Stardom Perforated parallel. This parallel is a candidate for 'least area lost due to die-cut'. If you're unfamiliar with the set and the scan isn't clear, these are identical to the base cards except for a top and bottom edge die-cut to make it look like a ripped game ticket. I had a Cueto and a Volquez version. The Votto trumps them both.

A nice pairing of Adam Dunn and Johnny Bench. 2005 Donruss Diamond Kings Timeline insert.

My second favorite of the haul, a 1988 Nestle Buddy Bell. Simple. Bright. Airbrushed. Definite '80s swag.

And the rest of the package. The Junkster included tons of great stuff that, unfortunately, I already had. These will be payed forward. You'll notice a sneaky Penny Marshall Ginter in there. I may be mistaken, but I believe she had a brief stint as a middle reliever for the Reds in the late 70's before becoming a part of the Tom Seaver trade. I'll have to check my sources on that.

Thanks, TJ. Go Reds.

1 comment:

  1. Penny just seems like a Cincy fan, you know? I had to throw her in there.