Sunday, March 27, 2016

More Trade Packages

A number of trade packages came in all in one day.  
This first scan shows a bunch of Chrome singles, including a new Mookie Betts purple refractor and a Mookie Betts Sepia Refractor.
Keeping up with some rare Mookie cards is this camo photo variation.  After that though, things get really interesting.  I remember Morgan Burkhart being kind of an interesting story.  He was in the independent leagues before signing on with Boston.  Peter Gammons used to talk quite a bit about him.  He did have a brief stint in the Majors, but did not last real long.  Grady Sizemore did not last long in Boston, but did have a memorable Opening Day in 2014, hitting a home run, and he did get a very nice card.  I decided I should add a few parallels of the card.  I have now doubled the number of Sizemore Red Sox cards in my collection.  I added these two MLB Showdown cards as well, which are great examples of the player selection.  Damon Buford and Mark Portugal did not have many cards from their brief Red Sox stints.  Finally, the last card in the scan is the 1960 Topps Coaches card.  Rudy York was a hero for the 1946 team.  The other three are Billy Herman, Sal Maglie, and Del Baker.
Finally, this scan includes a parallel of A.J. Pierzynski, who did not have many cards with Boston, and a couple of cards of Craig Hansen and Mike Lowell.  The last three are all players that are expected to produce for Boston in 2016.

And that's it for this mailday.  Lots of random stuff there.

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