Oh wow. I did it again. I picked up a lot of cards off of COMC recently. Mostly, my intention was to fill in some holes for autos and relics, but I ended up doing a lot more than that.
I like the Greenwell because of the head-warmer. The Koji Uehara is one of my favorite cards of this entire purchase. Koji autos are not real easy to come by and I love the fact that he adds his uniform number to the autograph. Andre Dawson and Rickey Henderson both appear a lot in this order. As does Mookie Betts. This is my first Daniel Nava autograph. Even though he is no longer with Boston, he will always be a favorite because of his inspiring rise to the Major Leagues.
Here we have a Mookie Betts jersey, my first Yoenis Cespedes relic, a Hanley Ramirez jersey, and a Mookie Betts dual relic. We also have a neat die cut Victorino, a Scott Cooper insert that eluded me for a long time, one of the Babe Ruth Story cards, my first Red Sox one, and some more stuff.
Here we have the first autographs in my collection of Joe Kelly and Junichi Tazawa, though not my last for either player. Tazawa is one of those players that simply does not get enough cards. He has been a huge part of the Red Sox bullpen for years now. The Babe Ruth card came from a boxed set of collectibles that I used to see a lot as a kid, but for some reason never picked up.
Another Junichi Tazawa here. Eduardo Rodriguez is poised to break out next season. And a couple more Rickey Henderson cards make their appearance.
Here we have a jersey card of Shane Victorino, an autograph of Bill Buckner, and my first Rick Porcello autograph. I really like these throwback uniform photo variations like this Hanley Ramirez. A number of these sneak into this purchase.
My first autograph card of Eduardo Rodriguez was very affordable. Three new Babe Ruth cards make an appearance, as well as a Dustin Pedroia jersey card and a nice shot of Hanley Ramirez at the Green Monster.
Here we have more autographs of Ellis Burks, Joe Kelly, and Dustin Pedroia as well as more Rickey Hendersons and another Babe Ruth. The Greenwell is very interesting because the black background is heat-activated, and it shows a variety of colors as well as the Green Monster.
And finally we have the 2014 Archives Fan Favorite autograph of Mike Greenwell, the second year in a row he was in that set. I love the Mo Vaughn Hall or Nother due to the acetate stock. And we have more Andre Dawsons and Rickey Hendersons.
So that is one big purchase. A ton of nice, new cards were added to the collection.