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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…

Manny Machado 2014 Bowman Platinum

Manny Machado 2014 Bowman Platinum

I picked up this card of Manny Machado for just $0.18 on Sportlots two weeks ago when shopping for modern cards from the new 2014 Bowman Platinum release.

The set is really starting to grow on me and may take the crown as the ‘Best Looking Baseball Card Product of 2014’.

I picked up a decent stack of cards from the set for my PC’s and Marlins team set, and all look just as good as this!

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N-I-C-E!!!

Manny Machado 2014 Topps Archives

Manny Machado 2014 Topps Archives

No, I am not trying to turn myself into a ‘Machado Super-Collector’.  At least not yet…

But, when I saw this card, I had to grab one for my collection.

As you see below, the colors and the Topps 1986 design are simply a perfect match.

Have a look:

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First off, you have the three main colors of the card – Black, Orange, and White.  It all just works well toegther – from the lettering on the top of the card to the bill on Machado’s helmet and everything in between.

And the image selection is sweet too.  Not only did Topps give us an image that works, but they centered it perfectly.  We’ve all seen #13 make this sign after connecting for a home run, and Topps captured it perfectly.

Nicely done, Topps.  Nicely done.

Manny Machado 2013 Topps Allen & Ginter ROOKIE CARD!!

Manny Machado 2013 Topps Allen & Ginter ROOKIE CARD!!

During a recent purchase on Ebay, I picked up a Jim Palmer card that I will show off later this week.  The seller was offering FREE Shipping on all single card purchases so I perused what he had to offer and I ran across this card of Manny Machado from the 2013 Topps Allen & Ginter set.

I scooped it up for just $1.99.

And now, it is home with me.

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I am eager to see how Machado does during Spring Training this year.  Coming off of major surgery, I hope the team plays it right and slowly gets him acclimated back to becoming an everyday player again.

I pray that he/they do not rush this process.  I’d much rather see him play in 150+ games during the regular season than rush through the Spring and suffer any setbacks.

And after 2014, the O’s need to strongly consider extending his contract through the remainder of the decade…

2013 Topps Gypsy Queen ‘Glove Stories’ Subset – Manny Machado

2013 Topps Gypsy Queen ‘Glove Stories’ Subset – Manny Machado

Topps’ Gypsy Queen brand offers up some pretty sweet 10-card subsets that feature intense action.

One of my favorite parts about the GQ subsets is that they don’t simply throw in the top players – they truly find incredible images regardless of the player’s star power.  What this does is introduce us to other talents that perform at high levels while also allowing for players that are not always in the spotlight a chance to shine for a bit.

The ‘Glove Stories’ set primarily features outfielders with 8 cards, and has 2 infielder cards as well.

This is the Manny Machado card from the set:

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Manny Machado is one of just two infielders in this Glove Stories set.  Derek Jeter is the other.

Manny Machado won his first Gold Glove in 2013, his first full-time season in the major leagues.

The play captured on this card was from a game played between the Orioles and their divisional rivals, the Tampa Bay Rays.  In the ninth inning of the game, and with the score tied 2-2, Machado bare-handed a soft roller and faked a throw to first then pivoted and threw to third base securing the out for Baltimore.  The O’s would go on to win the game 3-2, with the defense of Machado leading the team to victory.

Attention Orioles Fans, Topps’ 2013 Archives Product May Not Be For You…

Attention Orioles Fans, Topps’ 2013 Archives Product May Not Be For You…

I’m still going through all of the cards that I pulled from the two boxes of 2013 Topps Archives that I busted two weeks ago.

I have a few trades in the works, I have cards that will go to my player collections, and I have cards that will go to the guys that I exchange cards with often.

Overall, I would say that I am pretty happy with the product, but some of the image choices have left me scratching my head – especially when it comes to some of the legends that were included in the set.

Of the poor image selection that I found, no team was more effected than the Baltimore Orioles.  They are all pretty bad if you ask me.

Attention Orioles Fans, Topps’ 2013 Archives Product May Not Be For You…

First, there is the way too zoomed-in image of Cal Ripken in this 1972 Topps card:

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Not complimentary at all if you ask me.  And this one is the BEST one I pulled…

Have a look at the Eddie Murray card:

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Sure, I love the 1985 Topps design and the Orioles logo is sweet as well.  But this image sucks – I cannot even figure out why the picture was snapped…

And it only gets worse from there…

Here are the four base cards I pulled of guys on the current roster:

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YIKES!!!

What the hell is that in the background?  A tarp?  A construction site??  Where aer the palm trees?  Where are the hand-painted outfield signs??  And can somebody please look at the camera??

Jeez!!!  I’m kind of glad that my Marlins only got one card in the set this year…

‘On The Road With psugator02’ – May 7, 2010

‘On The Road With psugator02’ – May 7, 2010

Brito HS at Florida Memorial
Regional baseball tournament
3:00-3:20 p.m.

Arrived right at 3 p.m. and saw Manny Machado and the rest of his team working out in right field. Once he finished he walked toward the dugout and I was able to get his attention. He signed everything I had and couldn’t have been nicer. I made small talk with him as he signed, asking him if he felt any pressure, what it was like to be represented by Scott Boras, etc. A few drops of rain had their way with the Staedtler, which was a bit of a bummer. I also tried to get some erased-SS balls done and the leather that was erased seemed to bubble up a bit. So much for that experiment. It’s all brand-new ROMLBs from now on. Oh well.

Manny Machado: 14/14 (4 ROMLB all on the SS, 10 USA Olympic cards)