Eagle-eyed readers may have noticed that my Top 10 Most Wanted has had a little bit of a shake-up at the top. That is because the #1 card on the Top 10 was added to my collection:
As I have mentioned before on this blog when talking about this card, this is just an incredibly cool-looking card of a player who was not with the team for very long. It is a die-cut card of J.T. Snow, who only played in 38 games for Boston in 2006, and is just my fourth card of Snow in my Red Sox collection. There was a Jason Varitek card from the same set, which I picked up right away as it was during a time when picking up Varitek cards was my highest priority.
Snow had been acquired by the Red Sox as something of a stop-gap option at first in case Kevin Youkilis did not work out. Ultimately, Youkilis turned into a terrific first-baseman and Snow was superfluous. It helped that Snow only hit .205/.340/.205 with no power whatsoever. He was released in June.
I am thrilled with this pickup. Now, there is a new #1 on my Top 10 Most Wanted.