Saturday, July 13, 2013

Trade Night - Box #3 - 2013 Topps Pro Debut

This box of 2013 Topps Pro Debut was calling my name. It finally has a decent representation of Astros prospects and a decent chance of a hit from a guy I've heard of... so without further ado, here's what I ended up with:
Ok, so we have the Puig card, that's pretty awesome especially with the way he's tearing it up in LA these days. I hadn't heard of Broxton but Colome is a guy the Rays will have on the big league club full time. There's one of Puig's teammates, Chris Reed. Maybe Greg will want both of those. Anyways, the final card is the best from the box, it's a Robert Stephenson variation hat patch logo manu-relic. It's the gold version numbered 2/5! There's got to be a Reds fan out there who will want this bad boy, it's a pretty sweet looking logo to boot!

Ok, I also picked up a few packs of football cards during the pack wars and here are the highlights:
The Randle is /100, while the prime patch Hall is unnumbered, as is the Hernandez. I also pulled a silver parallel of Hernandez /75 from a pack of the Bowman. Sadly, I could probably make a decent buck or two on eBay with those two cards, which is a sad indictment on our society as a whole. All trade bait for you football collectors out there.

4 comments:

  1. Yeah, I would love to deal for the Puig.

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  2. You hit the nail on the head - what to do with those hits of Hernandez. You have the morbid side of the world that wants crap like that. It sucks you pull a hit which has basically become the sicko version of landing a Trout or a Puig - what do you do? The lure of the easy buck versus the gut check that this guy is a SOB and should be forgotten.

    When I see the sick fascination in times like these, I think back to when some of John Wayne Gacy's artwork went up for auction. A bidder purchased them, then burnt them:

    http://articles.chicagotribune.com/1994-05-18/news/9405180294_1_john-wayne-gacy-paintings-joseph-roth

    Granted, we have tried and convicted Hernandez already in the guise we call "media" nowadays. But if he is convicted, I would consider just throwing away cards of his were they in my collection. However, that is just my own opinion - everyone is entitled to theirs.

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  3. i would be interested in the D'Hall card!

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  4. I would be interested in the autographs of Randle, Colome & Broxton. Let me know what you'd be looking for and maybe we can get a deal done. I'd also be interested in any other Auto's you don't want or need. Thanks Dion email me at soskinfamily@yahoo.com

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