Wednesday, October 8, 2014
In a recent eBay hunt aimed at scoring a cheap Topps Chrome refractor of Travis d'Arnaud, I came across an auction for a three-card lot of X-Fractors that included the aforementioned Mets catcher. The staring price was right so I put in a bid and *poof* I wound up winning the lot! It wound up costing me less than a buck per card, which I guess is pretty decent for these things.
Also included in the lot was Rafael Montero, who made his big league debut back in mid-May vs. the Yankees at Citi Field. This is my first non-Bowman Prospect card of Montero, who will certainly be in the discussion for the 2015 Mets rotation. Either that, or he'll be dangled as trade bait, since the names outnumber the available slots for the rotation next year.
Finally, this Oscar Taveras card was the third member of the X-Fractor trio.. Kind of random that the highly-touted Cardinals prospect got grouped in with a pair of Mets, but it's a nice bonus nonetheless. I like collecting Chrome rookies, and this guy's got a chance to be a good one if all the scouting reports are accurate.
I'll admit that I've always been kinda confused by the whole X-Fractor thing, but these are three pretty sharp looking cards that I'm happy to add to my collection!