Tuesday, April 12, 2016

World Champion One-Card Mailday

One thing I will say about only having one real card company is that the value of some of the relics has returned.  It is not real easy to pull relics out of most Topps products (other than the expensive stuff).  The World Champion relics in particular are tough pulls.  I try to get at least one of the relics from each of the Red Sox sets.  The 2005 set was pretty easy.  By 2008 the relics were pretty expensive.  And this is my first from 2014.  Felix Doubront was once one of my favorite players.  This was particularly true during the 2012 season.  Doubront slipped a bit in 2013, but he turned in a pretty good performance in the World Series.  He pitched 4.2 innings in two games and picked up the win in Game 4.  He struck out three, walked one, and gave up just one run.  Doubront was one of two cards that I wanted the most.  The other being Jarrod Saltalamacchia.  This knocks off another Top 10 Want.

Here is a quick rundown of the relics I have for each World Champion set:
2005: Orlando Cabrera, Doug Mientkiewicz, David Ortiz
2008: Jason Varitek
2014: Felix Doubront

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