Monday, February 25, 2013

NYM Blue (and Gold)

My ongoing quest to accrue all 330 Series 1 Wal-Mart blue parallels continues to chug along.  Unfortunately I wasn't able to add any new pieces during my recent visit to a local card show.  But, thanks to the card-blogging community, my efforts continue to find sufficiently generous aid.

Not too long ago, Brian, the chief of the Play at the Plate tribe, listed a bunch of 2013 Topps parallels and inserts that were up for trade.  I quickly but in a bid for the available Mets parallels.  That included the Captain Kirk card above, along with three blue-bordered teammates.

This foursome of handsome Metropolitans brings my official '13 Blue count to 144 of 330 cards, for a completion rate of 43.6%.  Woo hoo!

But blue wasn't the only shade of parallel that I netted.

I struck a little gold, too.

A beauty of a card -- sunshine, shadows, and the blue n' orange NY on the back slope of the mound -- made even more sensational by the gold bordering.  Niese and the Mets pitching staff are just a few reasons to be excited at all for the upcoming season in Queens.

A tip of the cap to Brian for these fine additions.  A return package will be coming your way very soon...



  1. Shucks, I was just getting ready to send a copy of that blue Nieuwenhuis to you.

    Love that Jason Bay one as well. I think it's one of the better cards from the 2013 base set, but I haven't seen it get much publicity around the blogs thus far.