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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:



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.

Million Dollar Question – Are You A ‘Gypsy Guy’ OR A ‘Ginter Guy’

Million Dollar Question – Are You A ‘Gypsy Guy’ OR A ‘Ginter Guy’

I know where I stand on this, but I am eager to see where the readers of the blog are.

So, my question tonight is very simple:  Are You A ‘Gypsy Guy’ OR A ‘Ginter Guy’??

Allen & Ginter logo Gypsy queen logo

Sound off now.

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.


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…

Three Packs Of 2012 Topps Allen & Ginter Nets Me Nothing… And Now They Can Be Yours!!!!

Three Packs Of 2012 Topps Allen & Ginter Nets Me Nothing…

Let me start by saying that I am not really that big of a fan of the Allen & Ginter brand.  I understand that I am probably in the minority with that comment, and that is fine.  To each, his own.

Over the past week, I have read no less than eleven blogger reviews of the 2012 Allen & Ginter release, and I wanted to get in on the action.

So, while having to grab a few random things at Wal-Mart this morning, I also scooped up three packs of A&G.

The cards are nice, but I am not wild about the design.  I do like the card stock that Topps uses for this set, and the lack of a supremely glossy finish is a nice change.  But that is about it.

3 packs = 18 cards

And here they are:

And there you have it.  No major hits…

The Neftali Feliz mini is the A&G version, and I was happy to grab at least one Miami Marlins card (albeit of a player that is stuck in the minor leagues).

So, after going through these cards a few times, I have decided that I really don’t need or want them.

Consider them up for grabs!!!

And to get them, simply make me an offer.  I would love to receive the Jim Palmer or Reggie Jackson cards from this issue – I will offer all of these (sans the Gaby Sanchez card) up for either a Palmer, a Reggie, or any of the other Marlins cards in the set.

Who wants in???   Leave me a comment if you do!!!