Thursday, December 26, 2013
Stocking Stuffers, Pt. 1: Threads, Wood and Ink
With the help of Mrs. K, jolly ol' Saint Nick hit a home run with some baseball card stocking stuffers this Christmas. I probably sounded like a nine-year-old kid when I opened this one particular package, containing three very special cards.
First up, and pictured above, the downright amazing Doc Gooden auto/GU card from 2012 Triple Threads. Numbered 18/75, this dynamic piece of cardboard joy celebrates Gooden's 1984 NL Rookie of the Year award. Doc's signature is a little sloppy, but I can live with that. Also, I'm surprised that he signs his name "Doc" instead of "Dwight." And, can we talk about the great-looking jersey swatch? It's always a bonus to get a pinstripe mixed in.
On a scale of 1-10, this Gooden card is a 16!
Next up, we've got a real jaw-dropper from 2002 Bowman's Best. Not only is it a rookie card of beloved Mets captain David Wright, but it's a bat relic, too! I couldn't believe my eyes when I saw this thing. Truly one of the most beautiful pieces to my Wright collection. And, quite possibly, the new centerpiece of it.
Finally, a handsome card from 2012 Heritage's "Clubhouse Collection" featuring a piece of David's game jersey. I'd like to eventually track down all of Wright's jersey/relic cards from the Heritage line, and this is definitely a nice start.
The wife certainly outdid herself with this impressive mix of Mets legends, past and present...