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Jose Fernandez 2014 Topps Heritage – Black Border Parallel

Jose Fernandez 2014 Topps Heritage – Black Border Parallel

I have no shame in the fact that I am still working on bringing cards into my collection that were released both months and years ago.  Part of being a steady player collector is knowing when and how to go after things, and I prefer a more methodical and disciplined approach with most of the stuff that I go after.

After not doing any searches on Ebay for Jose Fernandez cards from the 2014 Topps Heritage set for more than two months, I decided to see what was out there that was still categorized as a ‘Need’ on my list.

And surprisingly, I found this sweet, Black bordered card:



I’m digging it!  The Black perfectly complements the shadow under the Marlins flag on the card along with the trim of his undershirt.

I’m very excited to add this card to my collection of 2014 Heritage cards.

As long as they are out there, I will keep chipping away!!

Bryce Harper 2014 Topps Sticker

Bryce Harper 2014 Topps Sticker

Both of my sons are collecting the 2014 Topps Sticker set.  This has been a long and tedious journey.  But, they are really enjoying themselves, and have even become good trade partners during the process.

In total, we have probably ripped through 70-80 packs.  I use them as rewards for lots of things – good behavior, good work at school, good test scores, and performance on the baseball field.

As we have gotten deeper and deeper into these set builds, more and more doubles have popped up.  Actually, triples.

So, the deal is this – if we get a sticker that both boys have already in their books, dad gets it.  I then sell of large lots on Ebay of the stickers with the goal of capturing more money for more packs.

But, every once in a while I find one I want to keep for myself.

Like this one of Nats superstar, and ’30-YOC’ favorite, Bryce Harper!


Jose Fernandez 2014 Topps Allen & Ginter – Base

Jose Fernandez 2014 Topps Allen & Ginter – Base

Finally, another 2014 Allen & Ginter baseball card that I like!!!



This is Jose Fernandez’s base card from the A&G issue, and it features great action.  And while I know that this is not typical for the Ginter brand I certainly approve of them moving more in this direction as the posed portraits of the same players year-after-year are quite exhaustive…

Keep it up Topps – give us more of this in 2015 and I will be back on board with this brand.


Bryce Harper 2014 Topps Opening Day ‘Fired Up’

Bryce Harper 2014 Topps Opening Day ‘Fired Up’

There is no doubt that Bryce Harper has a fiery personality on the baseball field.  His desire to win and help his team excel is obvious with his outward displays of emotion both at the plate, on the base paths, and in the outfield.

This set tagged as ‘Fired Up’ from the 2014 Topps Opening Day set is a perfect fit for a guy like Harper.  Have a look at his card:



I’m eager to see what other players were chosen by Topps for this subset.  I can think of a few more guys I would add, and I want to see if I am close to what they chose…

Baseball Card Show Purchase #2 – Lot Of (3) 2014 Topps Chrome Cards – McCutchen, Machado, Fernandez

Baseball Card Show Purchase #2 – Lot Of (3) 2014 Topps Chrome Cards – McCutchen, Machado, Fernandez

My modern card dealer at the show usually breaks a few boxes of each new product right when it is released.  He will typically pull the major hits from the box and sell the balance off for just a quarter each.

I’ve been able to grab a lot of great cards from him this way, and at the show I grabbed three cards from the 2014 Topps Chrome set for my modern player collections.

From left to right, you have the Chrome cards of Manny Machado, Jose Fernandez, and Andrew McCutchen.



Not a bad score for just seventy-five cents, huh?!?!

Time to go find the Stanton, Harper, and Pedroia cards…

Bryce Harper 2014 Donruss – Base

Bryce Harper 2014 Donruss – Base

Way back in May of this year, I showed you the Bryce Harper 2014 Donruss card I picked up from the ‘Power Plus’ insert set.

Well, fast forward more than four months, and I have finally landed the base card from the same set.  Took me a while to do so, huh?

The seller that I normally buy my modern cards from on Sportlots.com never offered up a Harper base card from the 2014 Donruss release, so I skipped it.

But, when I saw that Series 2 was hitting the shelves just a few weeks ago, I was reminded to go back and get the Harper I missed out on in May.

And so, that is precisely what I did.

Have a look:



And now, I will find a Series 2 checklist and see what cards I want to go after…

Jose Fernandez 2014 Topps Series 2 – All-Star Rookie Card – Green Border Parallel

Jose Fernandez 2014 Topps Series 2 – All-Star Rookie Card – Green Border Parallel

I have given you base.

And I have given you Red.

And I have given you Blue.

And I have given you Gold.

So, now I give you Green!!!



And amazingly, I am not even at half of the rainbow yet – Sheesh.  Time to kick it into overdrive if I truly want to stack up another attempt at this Jose Fernandez rainbow…