Friday, November 9, 2018

My First Lin 1/1

I sort of alluded to something big in a comment to Mark Hoyle yesterday.  Here it is:
This is the 2018 Topps Archives Snapshots Black card.  That is important because it is a 1/1.  It is my first 1/1 in my Tzu-Wei Lin collection.  I have a couple of cards numbered to five (2017 Topps Update On Demand Mini Red and 2018 Finest Autographs Red) and one numbered to ten (2017 Topps Update Clear), as well as one that is not serial-numbered but only ten exist (2018 Stadium Club 1st Day Issue).  This is not the most exciting of 1/1s, but it is a start.  And yes, I do think I may be the first Lin Super-collector.  Hopefully he gets a bigger role with the team next year.  I'm thinking platoon with Pedroia and fill in as needed at short, third, and in the outfield.  He's ready for the Majors.