Thursday, February 23, 2017

A Thank You Post #3

The third and final installment in this trilogy of thank you posts, will be showcasing cards from Oscar, of ATBATT fame... in what was the first of hopefully be many future exchanges between Oscar and I.

This package contained a great deal of variety, as well as a number of firsts for me. So without further ado:

1990 Swell Baseball Greats
This was a really "swell" way to start off the package. This is a set I really dig, and both of these were needed, so that's always good. I'm pretty sure this is my first card of Clyde King as well.

2012 Topps Golden Moments
A pair of firsts for me here.

2009 Topps Update Legends of the Game
This was another one of the firsts in this package. I feel like I must have seen these before, but my brain is messing with me, by saying "no, you haven't!". Either way, it's a really cool card from what appears to be a pretty neat insert set. I can certainly see myself trying to complete this set.

2013 Topps Chasing History Gold Holo-foil
My second favorite card from the package. These cards look so great in person.

2005 Upper Deck Pennants
I have mentioned it more than once before, but as far as modern baseball sets go, my absolute favorites are the players of yore sets. And Oscar managed to include a card from one of those sets that I had been completely unfamiliar with. After looking at some of the cards, I really like the crisp cleaned up images, this Richie Ashburn being no exception.

2016 Topps Pressed into Service
I see these all the time while doing the COMC challenges, but hadn't gotten any yet. Looking at the checklist, this Stan the Man is (in my opinion) clearly the best card from the set.

2011 Topps Diamond Stars
This was my first time seeing one of these as well. Very attractive in person.

2011 Topps Cognac Diamond Anniversary
I believe this is only my second of the cognac parallels. Easily the best photo of the bunch as well.

2013 Topps Emerald Foil
I just saw an article yesterday talking about the hand injury that had plagued Chris Davis last season finally being healed, which I would imagine, is good news for Orioles fans. Now that I have almost two pages of emerald green's, it's probably time to add those to want list as well.

2011 Topps Lineage Platinum Diamond Anniversary
I will end with my favorite card of the bunch. I really (really) like Topps Lineage, I like the base cards, the parallels, the inserts, the relics, heck I pretty like everything about the set... and yet I have almost nothing from it. I would really like to get at least one box, but I just know that I'm going to end up getting an expired redemption, and because of that belief, I just can't do it. If it were a Panini product I would, because Panini would still honor it (or at least replace with something else), where as Topps just tells you to eat it. And for some reason, other than a few parallels, I never see any of this stuff at shows. It really seems to be one of those proverbial no-win situations. So that being said, I really appreciate this card being included.

Thank you again, Oscar. This was a very fun mix of cards.

Thanks for taking a moment to look at my page.


  1. The Mize and Ashburn cards are just great! I have many of the UD set but the Topps Legends is new to me. I need to investigate that one.

    1. I think it will be worth the investigation.

  2. Swell is on of my fave oddballs, from the throwback look and player selection. Lineage was a great design, imo. It would've made a nice Flagship product. I picked up a complete refractor set dirt cheap a while back. Good-looking release! A great first trade with Oscar!!

    1. The Swell sets had a really great selection of players. And the Lineage set seems to be pretty popular with just about everyone, I arrived late to the party, so I'm playing catchup as usual.

  3. Sorry for the late comment. I'm just now getting caught up on backed up reading.
    I'm so glad you liked the cards and I was able to drop some first time stuff on you.

    I love those Topps Legends of the Game, but I get them so few and far between that I can't fool myself into thinking of chasing them. So I passed that dream on to you, buddy! haha
    PS..I'm putting together a new bunch of cards for you now :)

    1. Better late than never! I'm just glad you were able to see the post.

      And thanks for saddling me with one of your dreams:) I will try to complete the set at some point though.