Monday, February 1, 2010


The problem with redemptions, and really pulling hits from boxes/packs is that the likelihood you are getting anything you really care about - is quite slim. It's always a thrill to pull something you love - I've been lucky enough to pull a David Wright relic before - that was pretty sweet - but usually I end up with Melvin Mora or Aramis Ramirez - (really, I've pulled 3 Aramis relics - what the hell). Now this are nice players, and there is a part of me that wants to keep these cards and just have a super relic/auto collection of anyone I can get. The rest of me says thats a super whack idea.

I've found since I have been collecting, that I value my TTM autographs a lot more than I do my certified issues. I am not sure why this is, maybe its because the TTM graphs are more personal. With that said, in the past 4 months I have gotten these 2 redemption cards back from Topps - both are totally available to anyone - I would like get a similar Mets item in return if at all possible!

First we have Jhoulys Chacin Red Hot Rookie from last years Topps set. This guy has some good buzz, and I am partially inclined to hang onto it - then I remember he pitches for Rockies. He may as well be a one legged man in an ass kicking contest - not gonna work out. I also need to dust my scanner as a 4 months of inactivity have taken its toll it appears. I promise the card is in perfect shape and not dustier than that ladies giner in Beetlejuice.

Next up is a Jed Lowrie photographer's proof auto 78/99 from 2008 Stadium Club. this is a really nice card - Simple design, nice photo, nice looking auto - problem is - it's Jed Lowrie - hell even if it was David Ortiz or Dustin Pedroia I still wouldn't be overly enthused about it.

So please - anyone interested in these cards? I would like to find them a better home where they will be loved! Looking for anything Mets (Game used, relic, redemption) or Robin Ventura in return if you have it!


Collective Troll said...

Steve... Great to see you posting like a madman!!! I prefer TTM because you pick the card, PLUS you get the connection. Do you collect autographed baseballs? Please send me your address in an email with the answer to that question... bacontowne at yahoo dot com. Cheers!

JD's Daddy said...

Lowrie will always have a home with my collection if so willing. Let me look through my relics tonight. I can't think of a Met I have pulled recently but i'll see what I can come up with if you can put that auto on hold!

steveisjewish said...

Consider it held. Let me know what you find!