Saturday, January 28, 2017

Wantlist Hits

This was a trade package that knocked a bunch of cards off of my wantlist, which is always a good thing.  It is quite a range of cards.
1.  Pedro Martinez.  In the ongoing war between Pedro Martinez and David Ortiz, Pedro has come back in this package to retake the lead.  I missed a bunch of Pedro and Nomar cards for a few years just because I did not like to only get cards of those two players.  Now I am going back.

2.  Nomar Garciaparra.  This is the only Nomar from the package though.  He is starting to fall farther behind Varitek now that I have been focusing on cards of him quite a bit more.

3.  Pedro Martinez.  This is number 2.

4.  Wade Boggs.  I always liked the Greats of the Game sets.  Sometimes Fleer picked outside-the-box players like Johnny Pesky and Bernie Carbo.  Boggs was a much more common player to appear.

5.  Xander Bogaerts.  And in the race between Bogaerts and Bradley to 100, both players are now at 99.

6.  Pedro Martinez.  And here is #3 to take the lead back from Ortiz.
7.  Will Middlebrooks.  Middlebrooks is a player whose early decline meant that he did not come particularly close to 100 cards right away.  He looked like he was headed that way for awhile but has slowed way down.

8.  Chris Carter.  Not the good Chris Carter unfortunately.  This one never homered for Boston despite being a power hitter.

9.  Jon Lester.  Lester's Bowman rookie card.  Could he be a future Hall of Famer?

10.  Carl Yastrzemski.  Yaz had a lot of "Golden Moments" over the course of his career.

11.  Jimmie Foxx.  I always enjoy finding Foxx cards with Boston, for obvious reasons.  Even though he is in the Hall of Fame wearing a Red Sox cap, he still seems more remembered for his time with the A's.

12.  Rafael Devers.  Devers is one of the few remaining elite prospects in Boston's system.  I would like them to hold onto him if possible.  They have traded away so much young talent.

13.  Carl Yastrzemski.  And the last card is another Yaz.

So, not a lot of really exciting cards, but each of them crossed another card off of my wantlist.

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