Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Listia Mailbag: Yonder Alonso

I bought this 2014 Topps Heritage card of Yonder Alonso on Listia for just 22 credits.  It’s a great design.  I especially like the little team banner on the bottom left of the card.  Alonso arrived with the Padres in the Mat Latos trade from the Reds.  The Padres got the better of that trade in my opinion.  Alonso hasn’t been great so far, but he’s still young. 

Friday, November 14, 2014

Randomness from 2014 Topps

Here’s a bunch of random 2014 Topps cards that I picked up on eBay for less than a buck.  In all, there are 16 cards.  That’s a better value than buying a pack.  Sure, there’s no chance at a jersey card or an autograph, but I probably wouldn’t pull one out of those out of a pack anyway.  Also, check out that cool Red Chris Young card.  Anyway, here is the loot. 

Monday, November 10, 2014

Here's Some Topps Heritage

Here’s what 12 cents of Topps Heritage looks like courtesy of eBay.  On the left is a 2011 card of Jair Jurrjens.  Jurrjens is best known for his work with the Braves before injuries derailed his career.  On the right is the 2012 card of Chase Utley.  For my money, I prefer the 2011 design.  It’s a cleaner design, and reminds me of 1987 Topps.  Although 1987 Topps was the height of the junk wax era, it still brings back a good childhood memory. 

Friday, November 7, 2014

Autographs Anyone?

I picked up a lot of 4 Autograph cards on Listia.  The entire haul set me back about 3600 credits.  I wanted this lot for the David Hernandez and Jeff Francis cards.  Hernandez is now with the Diamondbacks.  He should be a good pitcher once he gets healthy.  Francis made his name with the Rockies.  In recent years, he has floated around with various teams on minor league contracts.  In fact, he just signed a minor league contract with the Blue Jays.  The other cards feature Brandon Duckworth, who was a serviceable pitcher in the 2000s, and Andy Wilkins, who got his cup of coffee this year with the White Sox. 

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

A Pair of Rays

Here’s a nifty little card from 2013 Topps Update that I picked up on eBay for a few cents.  It’s a dual card of Wil Myers and Evan Longoria.  I usually don’t like dual cards because I sort my cards by team.  Fortunately, the two are teammates.  I bought the card mostly for Wil Myers.  Myers is a highly touted prospect, and I have very few of his cards.  Myers was the key player in the trade that sent James Shields to the Royals.  It was probably a good trade for both teams.  The Royals make the World Series and the Rays have a potential star for year to come.