Sunday, March 30, 2014
I'm always browsing eBay to find a deal or two that may have snuck through the crosshairs of other more serious auction hunters. I mean, there are so many hours a day to hunt for baseball cards, right?
Well, you know how crazy I am for the color-bordered variations from Heritage. So I'm always on the lookout for new additions to the respective red and blue collections.
My latest score was of the blue-bordered variety, and it was a doozy: a six-pack of 2014 blues, including Yasiel Puig and Jose Fernandez.
These were two of the Walmart variations that I wanted the most, so it was a great feeling to knock them both out in one fell swoop. And, I didn't have to go crazy with my wallet to make it happen. In fact, this six-card Buy It Now was way cheaper than most of the single-card auctions for either the Puig or the Fernandez cards.
Also part of this sextet of cards are two of the best right-handed pitchers of this era...
The zit-faced interns at Topps sure did get a kick out of using the "high blue sky with the whispy stratus clouds" backdrop, eh? It kinda looks natural on King Felix's card, but it looks rather forced on a few of the others they tried.
Speaking of Hernandez, his newest teammate was included in this lot o' blue, as well...
Cano's skyward glance coupled with some close-up cropping made this a pretty simple photoshop job.
And, finally, one of the most exciting young outfielders in all of baseball...
Gomez is a former Mets prospect who got dealt to Minnesota in the Johan Santana deal. He's always been a great defender in center field, but he's really come into his own as an offensive threat since he's been in Milwaukee.
With this acquisition plus the two I already had, I now have 8 of the 25 Walmart parallels. Here's a look at what I've accumulated thus far:
Doubtful that I'll be able to track them all down on the cheap, but I'll have a good time trying. Heck, if I'm only able to snag the Wright and Wacha cards, I'll be a pretty happy camper!