Not many trades bring in new Jason Varitek cards for me, but this one did. It also provided a bunch of other new cards.
1. 2014 Topps Update Gold Koji Uehara. Koji will go down as one of my favorite relief pitchers during my lifetime. He was a blast to watch and had some great numbers for the Red Sox. He had a relatively short stint with Boston (four years), but he was so much fun.
2. 1997 Pinnacle Passport to the Majors Mo Vaughn. This one folds to look like a passport on the front. But that's boring, so I elected to show this shot of the inside.
3. 1969 Globe Imprints Tony Conigliaro. I am not sure of the story behind these cards, but anytime I can add a Tony C. vintage card, I am there.
4. 2010 Bowman 1992 Throwback Kevin Youkilis. Youk is another of my personal favorites from his time in Boston. For a couple of years (2008-2009), he was quite possibly the best hitter in the league.
5. 2013 Topps Tier One On the Rise Autographs Felix Doubront. For a brief period, I had a mini-player collection of Doubront. Somehow I never added this one.
6. 2011 Topps Diamond Anniversary Factory Set Limited Edition Jason Varitek. Finally, the new Varitek. This is from a factory set and I honestly did not know it existed. I could have added several other players, but let's be honest, the Varitek is the key for me.
7. 1976 SSPC Carlton Fisk. All I need now is the Yaz for this set. I really want to start getting the later SSPC set, but those are really hard to find.
8. 2002 Topps Archives Reserve Wade Boggs. We are well into a bunch of random wantlist needs.
10. 1974 Topps Bernie Carbo. This is one of the cards that it is obvious the player changed teams before the season. Carbo was a big World Series hero in 1975 for Boston.
11. 1974 Topps Rick Miller. Miller had a couple of stints with Boston. He was mostly a backup outfielder, but he pretty valuable to the team. He had some speed and he was a great pinch hitter.
12. 1971 Topps Gary Peters. Peters had a couple of good seasons as a starting pitcher for the Red Sox in the early 1970's.
13. 1969 Topps Russ Gibson. And here we have the final card from the trade, a vintage Topps card of a Red Sox catcher. Gibson was mostly a backup catcher and did not hit much in his three years with the Red Sox.