So, I figure I'll spend a few posts recapping some of my recent pick-ups. All packaged into a series of ramblings I've cleverly title "Show-Offs."
This seminal entry will be highlighting perhaps the most pleasant surprise for me, which were a few 2012 Panini Prism cards.
One of the dime boxes I encountered had a pretty decent run of these cards, but I carefully plucked those that I felt I could not live without. Obviously, that includes Will Clark, decked in his airbrushed Texas Rangers uni.
Yaz? Heck yeah! Very pleased to see Panini featuring Carl Yastrzemski, who has taken his place among the HOFers that Topps ignores for whatever reason -- contractually or otherwise.
Speaking of guys Topps doesn't acknowledge...
The Hit King himself, Pete Rose. The Rose-only retrospective set Panini produced seems a bit much for me, but this card from Prizm is right on the money. Cool photo from late in Rose's career. It's refreshing to see him on some new cards!
I had to get one current player, and Stanton was my choice. I'm really trying to grow my Giancarlo collection, and this is a neat one to add.
I like these a lot, actually. Especially for a dime apiece. And I'm not tremendously put off by the blank caps and jersey tops. After all, they're no different from the fun and quirky Post or Quaker Chewy cards that we all loved from the '80s and early '90s. Pick the right players for your checklist and I can overlook a lot.
I'll be sure to look for more of these at future shows.