A few trade items have come in that have gradually made me feel a little bit better about 2014 Topps, now that I am getting a few more cards here and there:
2. 2014 Topps 1989 Mini Fred Lynn. If Lynn had stayed with the Red Sox, would he be in the Hall of Fame now? I think there is a chance that would have happened.
3. 1995 Leaf Gold Stars Jose Canseco. I still like getting Canseco cards with the Red Sox. Canseco was my older brother's first favorite player and he stopped watching baseball shortly after Canseco was traded to the Rangers.
4. 2005 Reflections Blue Edgar Renteria. I was so disappointed when Renteria turned out to be a bust in Boston. I liked Renteria from the time he came up with the Marlins and liked watching him with the Cardinals. I do wonder if he would have done better the next season if he had not been traded.
5. 2014 Topps Wal Mart Blue Shane Victorino. I love this action shot of The Flyin' Hawaiian. Looking forward to seeing what he can do this year.
6. 2014 Topps David Ortiz WS. A shot from the World Series celebration. Love it.
7. 2014 Topps Power Players Clay Buchholz. I had some luck in last year's interactive program so I will try again this year. I would love to get a nice online-only Red Sox piece.
8. 1963 Fleer Bill Monbouquette. One of the few bright spots in the 1960's for the Red Sox, Monbo was a pretty good pitcher. I got this as well as the below card and the previous three for a George Brett commemorative patch. A pretty good trade if you ask me.