Before I get to the discussion of the results of my Fantasy Baseball league, I will cover the wantlist hits that came in recently.
1. Mookie Betts (Number of Betts cards in my collection now: 90). I recently decided I had to get the rest of the Throwback Thursday cards. I like them better than the Topps Now cards. This one is based on a 1972 Topps Presidential Candidates design and is showing the MVP candidates.
2. Steven Wright (6): This is the mini version of the Topps Heritage card. It is also the first Heritage mini I have ever picked up for my Red Sox collection. I'm not sure why.
The next three cards all came from a reader named Dan who offered to send me some cards off of my want list. Some cards came in from other places before Dan's package, but that's not a problem.
3. Xander Bogaerts (81). I'm not sure how Bogaerts fell so far behind Mookie, but I have some catching up to do.
4. Rusney Castillo (53). Castillo's minor league numbers in 2016 looked pretty ugly. It may be time to cut bait with him.
5. Koji Uehara (48). Koji is the Red Sox's most important free agent. I would love to see him back. He has been a lot of fun to watch over the last four years.
And now, my Fantasy Baseball results. I finished third in my 18-team league and won a fairly decent amount of money (thanks mostly to Mookie Betts, Mike Napoli, and Edwin Encarnacion out-performing expectations). I bought my wife a pair of boots and had more than enough left over to pick up a couple of rarer cards of two Hall of Famers that passed through Boston briefly.
First, this awesome Rickey Henderson card, which is my first autograph of him. There is no team designation on this card, but the patch is clearly from a Red Sox away jersey and the photo definitely looks like a Red Sox uniform that was airbrushed.
And next was the #3 card on my Most Wanted List:
I think that was money well spent.