I hope everyone had a happy Christmas with friends and loved ones. We sure did in the Kaz household.
Each year, my wife (Mrs. K) hand picks a few cards to wrap individually--within a toploader, mind you--for my stocking. The highlight of this year's trio is without a doubt the card you see in the header. It's a Noah Syndergaard minor league card from the Choice brand 2015 Las Vegas 51s team set!
Thor is probably my new favorite Met, so to get any new card of his is a treat. To get one of his minor league cards was a pretty awesome surprise. These minor league cards are usually pretty tough to track down since they're only available from the official team store or MiLB.com. Thus you don't come about them very often in dime boxes, etc. at shows.
As for the card itself, let's give credit to the Choice company. This is a pretty nice design, both front and back. Simply a tremendous photo selection, also.
The other two cards were a pair of nice Bowman rookies of Yoenis Cespedes...
Both base and Chrome from 2012. A nice job by Mrs. K on this duo.
It would a be a great gift to Mets fans if management would ink this guy to a big contact to keep him in Queens for the next five years or so. But, it's the Mets, and you know how they do business in this post-Madoff landscape. In other words, Yo will have a new zip code in 2016.
Anyhow, these three cards were just the tip of the ice berg in terms of the cardboard portion of my Christmas haul. (I must have been good, I guess!) I'll be sharing more in the week to come.