Sometime last week, I received this amazing Yoenis Cespedes patch card from Matt over at Bob Walk the Plank:
2014 Immaculate Collection Immaculate Swatches Prime #20
As you can see, he shipped it in a one touch magnetic holder, which happens to be the Cadillac of card protection.
I'm more of Honda or Toyota kind of guy, so I transferred the card into a penny sleeve, top loader, and team bag:
But before I triple protected my Cespedes, I took a quick pic of it in the buff, so you can view it its raw form:
Isn't it glorious? That 3-color patch is straight up dirty (in a good way).
Matt didn't stop there. He also sent me this low #'d Rickey:
2004 Leaf Limited Team Trademarks #TT-16 (#'d 019/100)
Rickey would definitely argue that this card is sexier than the Cespedes. What do you think?
Personally, I feel that both are worthy of triple protection.
Speaking of triples... the third and final card in the package is this game used memorabilia card of Catfish Hunter:
2004 SP Legendary Cuts Historic Swatches #HS-CH
I know it's unattractive to pick favorites, but I gotta keep it real. I saved this card for last, because I love this card just a little more than the others. Hunter helped the A's win three straight World Series during the 70's and there's just something cool about owning a piece of his game used pants.
And just like the Cespedes and Henderson, you know I wrapped up the Hunter. Three times.
The moral of this post? Treat your cardboard like your private parts and use protection.
Happy Sunday and sayonara!