30 Day Baseball Card Challenge

Saturday, February 27, 2016

Saturday Night Five: JBF's Super Traders Package

Overwhelmed.  That's probably the best word to describe how I feel right now.  Between battling allergies and dealing with work related issues... this past week was pretty rough.  I have a couple of posts I'm currently in the middle of, but didn't even think about touching them last week.

Hopefully I'll find some much needed energy and bounce back sooner than later.  

In the meantime, I figured I'd share a few cards that Wes sent my way two weeks ago.

#1:  2013 Topps Museum Collection Primary Pieces #YC

Back in January, Wes kicked off the whole "Super Traders" group with a very generous box break of 2013 Topps Museum Collection.  One of the "hits" he pulled was this beautiful card of Cespedes that contains a really nice patch from his jersey.

#2:  2015 Panini Clear Vision Clarity #CL13

Wes always takes the time to throw in cardboard for other collections.  This super thick piece of acetate features my favorite quarterback, Aaron Rodgers.  This card is so heavy that you could actually hurt someone with it if you threw it at them.

#3:  2014 Panini Rookies and Stars Rookie Crusade #33

If you've ever held one these Crusade cards in your hands, then you know how beautiful they are.  Unfortunately Richardson was injured for most of the 2015 season, but hopefully he'll bounce back for the Seahawks in 2016.

#4:  2013-14 SPx #159

Two years ago, Hertl was the talk of the town in San Jose.  He looked like a future goal scoring champion in the making, but has since cooled off.  The good news is he's still young and there's plenty of time for him to develop into the next Jaromir Jagr.

#5:  2015 Topps Archives Fan Favorites Autographs #JV

Would you be surprised if I told you that Jose Vidro played in more games for the Expos than Vladimir Guerrero?  What if I told you he was tied for second in career batting average with Tim Raines or that he hit more doubles than Andre Dawson, Gary Carter, Raines, or Vladimir?  Pretty impressive, right?

Now combine that knowledge with an on-card autograph featuring one of the greatest Topps' card designs of all-time and you have one helluva card.

By now you should know that Wes never sends only five cards.  He's a firm believer of "bombing" your mailbox with cardboard.  Here's a peek at the rest of JBF's Super Traders Package:

Plus... the cherry on top was this ultra rare, one of a kind, personally inscribed 1987 Topps Gary Redus card:

Thank you Wes for this awesome Super Traders package!  I'm always setting aside Atlanta Braves, Arizona Cardinals, and Alabama Crimson Tide cardboard for you.  As soon as the pile becomes package worthy... I'll ship it out.

Happy Saturday and sayonara!