...to not focus on any one or more players and just get as wide a variety as possible. Sure, it's nice to get players that are currently with the team, particularly young up and coming stars like Mookie Betts and Xander Bogaerts. But I also like getting cards of the players that had short stints with Boston and did not get too many cards. That is why I have been particularly happy with my recent acquisitions of cards of players like Kelly Johnson, Scott Schoeneweis, Heinie Manush, Edward Mujica, and others. And it is why I am happy with this card, that only cost me a couple of cards that did not have a place in my collection:
2009 was a great Upper Deck set. Not only did they have Bailey with the Red Sox, but the set also featured cards of Mark Kotsay, George Kottaras, Javier Lopez, Takashi Saito, and Jonathan Van Every, a bunch of players who had very few cards for their Red Sox stints. That is my kind of set.