Monday, February 25, 2013
NYM Blue (and Gold)
My ongoing quest to accrue all 330 Series 1 Wal-Mart blue parallels continues to chug along. Unfortunately I wasn't able to add any new pieces during my recent visit to a local card show. But, thanks to the card-blogging community, my efforts continue to find sufficiently generous aid.
Not too long ago, Brian, the chief of the Play at the Plate tribe, listed a bunch of 2013 Topps parallels and inserts that were up for trade. I quickly but in a bid for the available Mets parallels. That included the Captain Kirk card above, along with three blue-bordered teammates.
This foursome of handsome Metropolitans brings my official '13 Blue count to 144 of 330 cards, for a completion rate of 43.6%. Woo hoo!
But blue wasn't the only shade of parallel that I netted.
I struck a little gold, too.
A beauty of a card -- sunshine, shadows, and the blue n' orange NY on the back slope of the mound -- made even more sensational by the gold bordering. Niese and the Mets pitching staff are just a few reasons to be excited at all for the upcoming season in Queens.
A tip of the cap to Brian for these fine additions. A return package will be coming your way very soon...