Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Additions to the David Wright Collection

I've been gettin' busy on eBay lately.  Just yesterday I told you about the 2011 and 2012 Heritage cards I picked up last week.  Well, in addition, I recently acquired some cool cards of Mets All-Star David Wright from everyone's favorite auction site.  They arrived earlier this week and I'm pretty happy with what I was able to snag.

First in the queue, I purchased three "Buy It Now" lots for a buck a piece from one seller.  Nine cards per lot, and some pretty nifty inserts and parellels included in each.

Here are some of my favorites from those lots:

2012 Archives gold foil, #180
Can't go wrong with the gold foil cards from 2012 Topps Archives.  I bought two blasters and a few rack packs or Archives and didn't get a single gold foil card.  Fooey.  I bought a Strasburg foil at a hobby show a couple months back, so this Wright represents just my second from this parallel set.

2011 Allen & Ginter, #HH42
The apple of seemingly every collector's eye, the Allen & Ginter set brings us this 2011 insert from the "Hometown Heroes" collection.  The back of the card refers to Virginia as a "state".  I'm sure Virginia natives aren't happy.

2007 Finest, #1
I don't own too many Finest cards from 2007.  In fact, I wouldn't be surprised if this was my first.  There may be a stray within one of my player collections, I don't know.  Anyhow, the '07 design kinda rubs me the wrong way. That's the thing with Finest, it's very hit or miss.  But, they made up for it was a good photo on this one.

2011 Topps Gold, #15
I have the regular, the silver diamond and the cognac dimaond versions of this card.  So, naturally I had to have the gold.  There are probably a rainbow's worth of other variations out there, also.  These goldies are numbered to 2011.  This might be my favorite action photo Topps has used for a Wright base card.  At worst, it's in a tie with 2010's pic.

2011 Finest Green Refractor, #35
Okay, it isn't the same exact photo as the card above, but it's obviously a continuation of the same play.  I can live with that.  These green refractors are numbered to 199, and I really like the design of the 2011 Finest base cards (remember, hit or miss).  I already owned one of these, and now I have to two.  As the good Mr. Stackhouse of Tim Wallach blog might say, "Only 197 to go."

This final card is from a separate transaction.  And it's a doozie!  A "Faces of the Franchise" insert from 2012 Finest.  I saw the die-cut design on another blogger's post and hustled over to eBay once I discovered that Wright had a card in the set.

2012 Finest, #FF-DW
Okay, let's just get it out of the way.  What's the deal with the Ralph Kramden eyes?  There.  Now that that awkwardness is over, let me just say that I like everything about this card design.  Talk about a kick-ass insert! The only thing keeping this card from being a perfect-10 is the photo choice.  But, I guess it's appropriate that the face of New York's dysfunctional National League franchise is kinda goofy.

Okay, that about wraps it up.  Another successful eBay voyage is in the books!


1 comment:

  1. I heard a lot of people weren't impressed with the gold foil from the Archives set, but I liked em. That one looks good, nice haul!