Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Hey Red Cardboard? How 'bout You Stop Spending All Your Money on Cards? Part 2/2

As posted yesterday, I had yet another foray into the doldrums of COMC. Thirty bucks, thirty-two cards, and some posty goodness. Let's check out the rest, eh?

We'll start with three Hall of Famers. 2010 Topps Tribute Blue Johnny Bench #'d/399, which looks quite nice in hand. 2005 Donruss Elite Frank Robinson #'d/1250, and 2004 Donruss Leather & Lumber Tony Perez #'d/2499.

2005 Donruss Longball Leaders Adam Dunn #'d/1500 and 2004 Leaf Exhibits #'d/63. I was excited to see a card serial numbered out of only 63 for a meager 64 cents. But then I checked on the set and it turns out there are 86 variations of this card, all in honor of the small year-to-year variations in the original Exhibits sets of the 1960's. Script name on left, script name on right, name on back off center, what have you. Kind of silly (well, very silly). Still. Glad to have one, I suppose.

More from my boy Dunn. 2007 Topps Moments and Milestones #'d/150 (my first from this huge set) and 2008 Upper Deck A Piece of History Box Score Memories #'d/699.

What's that? Some cards that are parallels of regular base cards, but of a much smaller scale? MINIATURES?!?!?!?! 2009 Topps 206 Mini Piedmont Back Chris Dickerson and Micah Owings and 2012 Allen & Ginter's Mini A&G Back Brandon Phillips.

Let's break it up with the last vintage of the haul. 1959 Topps Gray Back Variation Ed Bailey. 1962 Topps World Series Game 1 (I've decided that since the Reds were involved in this Series, the entire subset is valid for my collection, even with only Yanks on the front). And a 1971 Topps Scratch Off Tony Perez. I already had the 1970 version, which varies only with the color on the inside scratch portion. Sure, why not?

2006 Upper Deck Special F/X Green Jason Larue #'d/99. The green sheen looks pretty sweet in person. And 99 is a small number. And the photo is excellent. Also, we have a 2004 SP Authentic All Star Moments John Franco #'d/999.

2013 Gypsy Queen Framed White Zack Cozart, which is sweet, and a 2012 Panini Black Friday Kings, which looks much more presentable in person.

And we'll close out the purchasing shenanigans with three from one of my favorite sets, 2013 Bowman Hometown: Brandon Phillips (North Carolina), Mat Latos (Virginia) and Shin-Soo Choo (South Korea). I really enjoy these.

Til the next money purge, Go Reds.

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