Sunday, March 6, 2011

Two Trade Combo Platter

I usually try to give each package I receive in the mail its own fair share of space, but I've decided to do a timeshare with a couple of trades tonight, due in part to the volume of each trade. First off, some Turkey Reds showed up out of the blue from up north about a month ago courtesy of Emerald City Diamond Gems. As far as set collecting goes, these feel like they are my number one priority. Yet, I should probably focus on more attainable goals such as the last few Allen & Ginter sets.

Danny Haren is back in the American League these days, so he can no longer provide as frequent of a reminder to the Cardinals as to what they lost when they acquired Mark Mulder. After being pretty dominant for Arizona recently, it'll be interesting to see if he can put up strong numbers in the less pitcher friendly league again.

Many of the players in the 2006 Turkey Red set had team variations. You can also find Delgado as a Blue Jay on this same card, I believe, but they are both considered SPs.

This Jermaine Dye from the 2009 insert set provides a contrast between the years that used the same design. The 2009s are a bit brighter (and shinier, especially if it's from Series 2) but they use a standard Topps logo on the front instead of the somewhat vampiric Turkey Red logo.

Finally, The Lost Collector sent over just one shiny card: a Chone Figgins refractor from 2010 Topps Chrome. Even though he's really my girlfriend's guy (waaaaiiiit a minute...) I'm hoping Figgy has a better year this season. He's a fun player to watch when he's on his game.

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