Saturday, February 7, 2015

More Stuff Today

Another decent trade package arrived in the mail today, filled with a bunch of inserts and parallels and quite the assortment of players:
1.  2014 Finest Xander Bogaerts.  Looking forward to seeing what he can do over a full season.

2.  2009 Upper Deck Goudey 4-in-1 Josh Beckett w/ some other guys.  I am not sure what made UD put these four together.  Bob Gibson was retired at the time this card was released, so he doesn't fit with the others.  Beckett has never won a Cy Young Award.  Peavy, to that point, had not pitched in the World Series, I guess neither had Lincecum.  I have no idea.

3.  2009 Upper Deck Goudey 4-in-1 Curt Schilling w/ some other guys.  Some of the best pitchers of the late 90's/early 2000's and some great World Series pitchers here.

4.  2014 Bowman Chrome Dual-ing Duos Die Cuts Garin Cecchini/Gavin Cecchini.  The Cecchini brothers.  Garin had some nice moments in Boston last year but does not appear likely to make it in Boston.  He is likely tradebait.  I have no idea what is going on with his brother.

5.  2014 Finest Refractor Dustin Pedroia.  I have the Green Refractor as well.  Nice cards.

6.  2014 Topps Gypsy Queen Mini Black Mike Napoli.  After getting some painful-sounding surgery to help his sleep apnea, Napoli does not appear likely to be ready for Opening Day.

7.  2014 Topps Allen & Ginter Mini A&G Back Pedro Martinez.  Many more cards to come of Pedro thanks to his Hall of Fame election.

8.  2006 Topps Chrome Black Refractor Mark Loretta.  Loretta was an All Star in his only season with Boston, beating out Robinson Cano in the voting, which looks very strange now.

9.  2014 Donruss Elite Dominator David Ortiz.  The next big milestone for Ortiz in my collection will be to pass Manny Ramirez.  62 cards to go.

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