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Adding Three More Subsets To The ’30-YOC’ Roster. Come See!!

Adding Three More Subsets To The ’30-YOC’ Roster. Come See!!

Well friends, it is time.  Time to expand the collection a bit as I am very close to knocking off some subsets that I have been building over the last few months.

So, I am going to begin working on three more subsets to keep things going.

And let me tell, you that it took me some time to narrow it down to just three as I have been eyeing more than a dozen subsets.  In time, I will more than likely go after all of them.  But for now, I will keep it at the manageable number of three.

Are you ready??

Great.  Time to unveil.

Here we go…

2011 Topps ‘Prime 9 – Player Of The Week’

prime nine

2013 Topps Gypsy Queen ‘Glove Stories’

Glove stories

2013 Topps Update ‘Postseason Heroes’

postseason heroes jeter

Trust me when I tell you that I did not go after these sets because they all feature Derek Jeter (not a complaint that they do, though).  It did, however, work out well for grabbing the images I needed to show off my choices to you…

I cannot wait to get started on these subsets.  I am a huge fan of the ‘Topps Prime 9’ series and the ‘Player of the Week’ set will be a nice set to put alongside my recently completed ‘Prime 9 Home Run Legends’ set.  And as you know, Gypsy Queen is my favorite current Topps brand so there was no doubt in my mind that I would be tackling another subset from a recent GQ release.  And lastly, the Topps ‘Postseason Heroes’ set has the promise to be a great one.  I have examined the checklist, and while I wish it was a bit bigger in scale, I am excited about the set and I cannot wait to see all of the cards in person.

So, as the weeks and months push forward, so will I.  And I will take you with me each and every step of the way.

Enjoy the subsets, everyone.  I know that I will too!!

Baseball Card Show Purchase #5 – The Start Of A New Subset: 2011 Topps ‘Prime 9 Players Of The Week’

Baseball Card Show Purchase #5 – The Start Of A New Subset: 2011 Topps ‘Prime 9 Players Of The Week’

I was not seeking out the cards in this purchase, and to be honest I did not know that they existed.

But, since I did not have to dedicate any time to sifting through cards from the new Panini, Pinnacle, or Topps Chrome sets, I had a little more time to dig into some other things.

So, I looked for the ‘Silver Lining’ and I think that I did pretty well…

I was able to rescue two cards from the 2011 Topps ‘Prime 9 Players of the Week’ set.  These cards were obtained back in 2011 through a redemption process – buyers of 2011 Series 2 hobby boxes could obtain redemption cards that would be exchanged for these ‘Prime 9’ cards on a weekly basis throughout the second half of the 2011 season.

This set features one player for each position, and includes a mix of both former and current stars.

I fell upon two cards from this set – back to back – in a $1 box.  I bought both.

Here is the card of Ichiro:


And here is the card of Sandy Koufax:


As soon as I got home from the show, I researched the checklist.  This is a set I will be going after as it is star-studded.

Obviously Ichiro makes up one of the outfield spots in this set, and Koufax is the starting pitcher.

Consider this a new challenge for ’30-YOC’.  This set looks great and will be a perfect complement to my ‘Prime 9 Home Run Legends’ set that is nearing completion.