Monday, January 19, 2015

Let's See Some Variteks

There was a thread topic recently about whether anyone had any complete player runs with all parallels from one set.  That got me thinking about my Varitek collection, since I am a ways away from anything impressive with my Sandy Alomar Jr. collection.  I do have a couple of runs with Varitek.  And since things have been slow on this blog recently, not many new Red Sox cards to show off of late, though that will change soon, I thought I would show them off.

First off, the 2005 Leaf Certified Materials run:
The base did not show up well, but that is the non-game-used portion.  The Mirror Black is at the bottom and is numbered 1/1.

And here is the game-used portion:
Oddly, the emerald cards were the last ones that I got of each of these.  It is my understanding that there is supposed to be a Mirror Black Autograph, but I have never seen that one.  The Emerald bat was the last one that I picked up, which did not happen until 2009. 

And now, my favorite one, the 2000 Pacific Prism complete run:

This one took some time to complete too.  None of the cards were terribly rare, but not a lot of people really opened much Pacific for some reason.  I love this set personally.  It is disappointing that the Prism set that Alomar appeared in did not have as many parallels.

And now, just because I can, I am going to show off some of my favorite Varitek cards:
 This button card was my first really high-end Varitek card and still one of my favorites. 
My first MLB Logo patch card.  I actually have three different Varitek MLB Logo cards.
This was my second one and my favorite.

Now for some high-end cards with teammates:
Curt Schilling, Daisuke Matsuzaka, and Manny Ramirez.
David Ortiz, oddly listed as a 1B, and Jonathan Papelbon.
And Manny Ramirez, David Ortiz, and Curt Schilling.

Finally, my all-time favorite Varitek card, my bat barrel:
Thanks for stopping.


  1. That bat barrel card is pretty sweet, but I think my favorite is the button. Can't go wrong with either I suppose. Nice collection.

    It's too bad he wasn't included in this year's Topps Tek set. You could have made a run of Teks from Tek. LOL

  2. WHOA!!! That is quite a collection, thanks for sharing.