A couple of packages to show off here today. Up first is a group of cards I bought together from one seller on the forums for pretty cheap:
2. 2008 UD A Piece of History Franchise Members 3 Josh Beckett/Daisuke Matsuzaka/Curt Schilling. I always like cards with more than one Red Sox player on them. This one has the top three starters from the 2007 World Championship team.
3. 2009 Upper Deck Goudey Fred Lynn SP. Lynn of course was the first player to win the MVP and Rookie of the Year in the same season. Injuries unfortunately derailed a potential Hall of Fame career.
4. 2006 Flair Showcase Mark Loretta. Loretta was an All Star in his only season for the Red Sox, elected over Robinson Cano.
5. 1998 Donruss Preferred Grandstand Carl Pavano. Pavano never actually played for the Red Sox. He was drafted by them and traded to Montreal in the Pedro Martinez trade. That one worked out well for Boston. This is a die-cut parallel.
6. 2006 Fleer Greats of the Game Pewter Rico Petrocelli. Petrocelli was a great offensive shortstop in the late 1960's. He was also a very good defensive player. Unfortunately hardly anyone outside of Red Sox fans remember him.
7. 2005 UD Origins Old Judge Bobby Doerr. You just can't go wrong with a Hall of Famer. Doerr is the oldest living Hall of Famer.
8. 2006 UD Future Stars Clear Path to Greatness Jermaine Van Buren AUTO. I take it back, this is probably my favorite card of the day. Van Buren had some nice moments in 2006. You can't tell from the scan, but the player profile is transparent on the card. Pretty neat card actually.
Up next is a trade I made for a couple of Brewers cards:
2. 2013 Bowman Platinum Dustin Pedroia.
3. 2013 Bowman Platinum Jackie Bradley, Jr. He should make it for good next season.
4. 2013 Bowman Platinum Prospects Deven Marrero. A good fielding, decent-hitting shortstop in the Red Sox system. He was the team's first round draft pick last year.
5. 2013 Bowman Platinum Prospects Chrome Matt Barnes. He was just called up to AAA last night. He is on track for the Majors.
6. 2013 Bowman Platinum Prospects Chrome Xfractor Allen Webster. He has struggled a bit in the Majors, but remains one of the big pieces from last year's Dodgers trade.
7. 2013 Pinnacle Mike Napoli. Only my third Napoli card.
8. 2013 Pinnacle David Ortiz.
9. 2013 Pinnacle Brock Holt RC. He has had some decent moments this year. He could be a decent utility infielder.
11. 2013 Topps Allen & Ginter Wade Boggs.