Category Archives: Jose Fernandez Collection

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.

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

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

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!!!

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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…

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

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

The Jose Fernandez hits keep coming from 2014 Topps, Series 2.

This time around, I was able to haul in the Blue-border parallel of Jose’s All-Star Rookie card.

Have a look:

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The card looks great, and the Blue border may be the best one used to match the Marlins color scheme.

I do kind of wish that the trophy Topps used for this series was a bit bigger…

Jose Fernandez 2014 Topps Series 2 – 2013 NL ROY – Gold Border Parallel

Jose Fernandez 2014 Topps Series 2 – 2013 NL ROY – Gold Border Parallel

Yessir, I am still bringing cards of Jose Fernandez from Topps’ Series 2 release into my collection.

This time around I was able to grab the NL ROY card, and it is the Gold-border parallel.  As you know, the Gold cards are serial numbered to 2014 copies.

Mine is #613/2014.

Have a look:

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I have to say that patience is paying of when it comes to building this rainbow.  I have scooped up most of these cards very inexpensively.  It’s all about timing and being willing to wait.

If Fernandez had 16 wins at this point of the season, it would be another story entirely…

Jose Fernandez 2014 Topps Series 2 – 2013 NL ROY – Red Border Parallel

Jose Fernandez 2014 Topps Series 2 – 2013 NL ROY – Red Border Parallel

Sometimes at ’30-YOC’, it is ‘Another Day, Another Parallel’.

But, this is not a complaint, it is a celebration!

I am thrilled at how my Jose Fernandez player collection is growing, and lately a lot of that growth has come due to the number of cards I have secured of his from the 2014 Topps Series 2 issue.  With two cards in the base set, there is quite a bit to go after when yo consider the high number of parallels available, and I am intrigued by the possibility of getting a bunch of them.

My latest pick-up is the Red-border version of his NL ROY card.

Have a look:

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Jose Fernandez 2014 Topps Series 2 – 2013 NL ROY – Blue Border Parallel

Jose Fernandez 2014 Topps Series 2 – 2013 NL ROY – Blue Border Parallel

BOOM!!!

It’s another colored-border parallel from this years Series 2 Topps issue.

I’m starting to rack these cards of Jose Fernandez up but I still have a way to go to get to where I want to be with this part of my collection.

Have a look:

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Just keeping track of them as I find them, but the ‘X’s on my list are starting to fill the open spots so that is very encouraging.

I’ve got to keep Truckin’ on if I want to get these done before the end of the season…

Jose Fernandez 2014 Topps Allen & Ginter Game-Used Jersey Relic Card

Jose Fernandez 2014 Topps Allen & Ginter Game-Used Jersey Relic Card

Ok, just one more Ginter card for the night, I promise!

This one has a nice twist though…  It is a relic card that features the reigning NL ROY, Jose Fernandez of the Miami Marlins.

Have a look:

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Pretty neat, if I do say so.  I have not really invested too much time or money into buying Allen & Ginter relic cards, but I found this one for a great price, and with nobody competing to out-bid me, I won it for very little.

While the relic is nice, I think that one with color would work so much better with this card’s design – it would certainly add some much needed punch to the card!

Still, I am very happy to have been able to grab for this card for as little as I did.  It’s a great addition to my collection of Jose Fernandez baseball cards.

Jose Fernandez 2014 Topps Series 2 – All-Star Rookie Card – Red Foil Parallel

Jose Fernandez 2014 Topps Series 2 – All-Star Rookie Card – Red Foil Parallel

I nailed another!  This time it is the ‘Red Foil’ version of Jose Fernandez’s All-Star Rookie card from the Topps 2014 Series 2 release.

Have a look:

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This has been a tough going as I have not really found too many bargains out there for either this card above or the one that celebrates his winning of the 2013 NL ROY.

Still, I will fight on.  And I will bring more cards home.  I promise.

Jose Fernandez 2014 Topps Series 2 – 1989 Topps Die Cut Mini

Jose Fernandez 2014 Topps Series 2 – 1989 Topps Die Cut Mini

At the same time that I landed the Giancarlo Stanton ’89 Die-Cut mini from this year’s Series 2 set, I also brought home the card of Jose Fernandez.

It’s a nice one, but I am ready to move on.

So, here is a quick peek at the card:

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And now, it is time to chase a few rainbows!  Fernandez has two cards in the Series 2 checklist and now that I have the base cards and inserts out of the way, it is time to see how many of the colored parallels I can track down of each.  There are a lot of cards to try to find, but I am eager and ready to start the hunt.

Wish me luck.

Jose Fernandez 2014 Bowman – Green Border

Jose Fernandez 2014 Bowman – Green Border

With today being Jose Fernandez’s birthday, I had to find another card of the reigning NL ROY to show off on the blog.

And I have found a pretty nice one.

The card comes from the 2014 Bowman baseball card set, and it is the Green colored parallel to the base card.  Each Green parallel is serial numbered to just 150 copies.  My card of Fernandez is stamped as 128/150.

Have a look:

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Simply awesome!

Happy Birthday Jose!