I was recently contacted by Jimmy over at S.Mack Talk about a trade. He is apparently a huge Shane Mack fan, a player who spent a brief and injury-riddled, but somewhat productive period with the Red Sox in 1997. He offered to send me a bunch of Topps base cards I needed for my Red Sox collection for a couple of inserts.
2. 2014 Topps Update Edward Mujica. After a shaky start, Mujica started to settle in a little bit. That will be big next year as he will be expected to be a major part of the bullpen.
3. 2014 Topps Update Allen Craig. Craig is tradebait right now as having both him and Daniel Nava on the same team is a little superfluous, though Craig has the better history.
4. 2014 Topps Will Middlebrooks. Middlebrooks is definitely at a crossroads. He has failed to impress in each of the last two seasons after an explosive rookie season in 2012. I will always remember him fondly for his two-homer game in Kansas City at the game my wife took me to in May, 2012 though.
5. 2014 Topps Mike Napoli. Nap had another strong season in 2014 but missed a bunch of time with injuries. He did take to first base seemlessly.
6. 2014 Topps Update Kelly Johnson. Likely the only card Kelly Johnson will have with Boston. He was acquired from the Yankees for Stephen Drew at the July trading deadline, then dealt to the Orioles for Jemile Weeks at the August trading deadline. Although it is pretty cool to have a Red Sox card of him.
7. 2014 Topps David Ortiz. Seriously, I need more Ortiz cards.
8. 2014 Topps A.J. Pierzynski. Another short-lived Red Sox player. Pierzynski was signed prior to the season then traded to the Cardinals in late Spring.