Monday, July 11, 2016

COMC hoard: Hat Patches

A couple of months ago I had a card show recap post, which contained a couple of Pro Debut Commemorative Hat Patch cards that I had just come across for the first time. And I can honestly say that this was definitely one of those love at first sight moments for me. I know I shouldn't like these kinds of cards, but I find the patches of minor league logos to be absolutely charming.

Later on in the evening after the show, I set out to find all the pertinent information that I could about the set, and of course see if there were any cheap examples to be had. I ended up getting the three cheapest ones on COMC that night, which consisted of one from the 2013 edition (#'d to 75) and two from the 2014 release (#'d to 99). As much as I enjoy these cards, I always forget to look for them, hence the reason you're only seeing three here.

2013 Pro Debut:
#'d 39/75
Hak-Ju Lee hasn't made it to the bigs yet. He is currently with the Sacramento River Cats, where through 47 games this season he's batting .265.

2014 Pro Debut:
#'d 99/99
Nestor Molina hasn't made it to the majors yet, either. He is currently with the Oaxaca Warriors in Mexico. In 14 appearances on the mound so far this season, he has a 5-2 record with a 5.25 ERA.

#'d 24/99
Mikie Mahtook is currently playing for the Tampa Bay Rays. In 24 games this season, he is only batting .154 and unfortunately for him, it was just announced today that he will miss the next six weeks with a fractured left hand.

As far as current products go, these would easily be in my top five.

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  1. I don't know why so many people hate manu-patches. I love them. Great additions, and that Biscuits logo is great.

    1. Yeah, I have noticed a lot of negativity towards them on the blogs, which I don't really understand. Although, it might be because card companies are counting them as "hits", and that doesn't work out so well for all the people opening boxes and trying to sell the contents. Especially if that "hit" is only going to net them around $5 or so, not a very good return on a $60 box. Too me, they're just interesting looking inserts. The more I see them, the more I like them. I wish they would do more non-sport ones though. Ever since seeing the Star Wars one that you got a while back, I have been oh so tempted to collect those as well. If I ever start seeing them around the $2 or $3 mark, I don't think I will be able to resist any longer.

  2. I just bought a few of the patches from this years version of Pro Debut. Great stuff!

    1. I haven't seen the new ones yet, only because I didn't know they were out yet, but I will definitely be checking them out now. Hopefully you will be showing off your recent acquisitions in an upcoming post.

  3. These are awesome! I'm definitely going to target any of the San Jose Giants that have made the checklists over the years.

    1. I would imagine that there have been a few. The only Giants one that I recall seeing was of Joe Panik.