Thursday, June 16, 2016

A Pile of 2016 Cards and Topps Now

A couple of trade packages came in the last two days, as well as two Topps Now cards.  Boston has been slipping a little bit of late, but hopefully they will get back on track.
I love the Topps Archives Xander Bogaerts card.  I have mentioned before how much I like the 1991 Topps subset.  The photography is excellent, and this Bogaerts card shows why.  If you look a little closer, the bat has actually broken, but has not completely separated yet.  I also really like the Diamond Kings cards, this Betts card has a decent action shot.
I love the fact that Panini has included Dom DiMaggio in the Diamond Kings set.  Panini has included a number of lesser-known players from eras gone by.  DiMaggio, of course, still holds the team's record for longest hitting streak, despite being challenged this year by Jackie Bradley Jr.

After that, we have two Topps Now Mookie Betts cards that were released on consecutive days.  On Day 1, Mookie became the first Red Sox leadoff batter to hit three home runs in a game.  The next day, he hit two more home runs, tying a record for five home runs in consecutive games.

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