There is a big message on these cards about Be Strong. Don't do drugs. Then they go and name the inserts so they sound like some sort of drug.
Wednesday, 31 December 2008
There is a big message on these cards about Be Strong. Don't do drugs. Then they go and name the inserts so they sound like some sort of drug.
Tuesday, 30 December 2008
There are Cut signatures, Memorabilia and USA baseball signatures.
Confused? Please try and keep up!
I bought 3 packs from e-bay out of interest. The seller was also selling 'Hot Packs', so no memorabilia or autos here then.
I must say, I like the idea of this set but there is just too many inserts. Why not keep it simple?
Monday, 29 December 2008
This is my favourite shot from all the cards I pulled.
According to the checklist there are 150 base cards, of which 50 are Rookies. A further 35 Autographed rookie cards and 50 Beam Team Autographs.I pulled 31 base cards, 9 rookies (1 double) and 0 autographs, but there were 4 Red Sox cards. It is always Dustin or David, never Jacoby!
The card 130 is a mystery to me, two different pictures, same player. One is numbered ?
Sunday, 28 December 2008
#747 Bobby Witt Rangers
Friday, 26 December 2008
There are 220 High Numbers in the set (#501 - #720), including the 35 Short prints.
There are 35 Short printed Black backs, 15 Rookie Performers and 10 Then and Now inserts.
There are also Chrome cards, Refractors and Black border Refractors.
There are 330 cards in the Updates and Highlights set.
These were pretty good packs. A numbered chrome very nice. A Ramirez and Ortiz, but not Manny and Big Papi, Hanley and Big Papi. Still a Red Sox card nonetheless.
I will open them on a new blog called 'Pursuit of Red Sox'. I have been keeping a record of the packs I have opened for a few years now. I'm not sure whether this is done by many people considering the volume that some collectors must open. So, I though since my pursuits have changed from 'opening as many different types of packs as possible' to collecting Red Sox cards then my recording will have to change too. Hence the 'Pursuit of Red Sox'.
1983 Fleer #179 Wade Boggs
1992 Donruss #DK3 Roger Clemens
1992 Fleer Ultra #6/25 Roger Clemens
1993 Fleer Ultra #1/5 Roger Clemens
1995 Pinnacle #RH18 Roger Clemens
1996 Fleer Flair #16 Roger Clemens
1996 SP Special FX #38/48 Roger Clemens
1997 Pinnacle #55 Roger Clemens
1997 Pinnacle #129 Reggie Jefferson
1998 Bowman Best #73 Nomar Garciaparra
1998 Topps Stadium Club #MH8 Roger Clemens
1998 Upper Deck #23 Nomar Garciaparra
1999 Topps Chrome #AE29 Pedro Martinez
1999 UD Black Diamond #15 Nomar Garciaparra
2002 Topps #45 Carlos Baerga
2002 Topps Archives Reserve #7/100 Fred Lynn
2002 UD Pieces of History # 25 Pedro Martinez
2002 UD Pieces of History #26 Nomar Garciaparra
2003 Topps #17 Kevin Millar
2003 Topps #303 David Murphy
2003 Topps #342 Strikeout Leaders
2003 Upper Deck #19 Johnny Damon
2003 Upper Deck Honor Roll #23 Nomar Garciaparra
2003 Zenith #TZ10 Curt Schilling
2004 Bazooka #154 Johnny Damon
2004 Bazooka #280 David Murphy
2004 Bowman #102 Johnny Damon
2004 Bowman #205 David Murphy
2004 Bowman Chrome #17 David Ortiz
2004 Bowman Chrome #304 Jon DeVries
2004 Cracker Jack #57 Johnny Damon
2004 Fleer Classic Clippings #59 Pedro Martinez
2004 Leaf #18 Jorge De La Rosa
2004 Skybox Autographics #16 Nomar Garciaparra
2004 Skybox Autographics #33 Curt Schilling
2004 SPX #94 Pedro Martinez
2004 SPX #103 Ted Williams
2004 SPX #145 Abe Alvarez 0199/1599
2004 UD Diamond collection #15 Pedro Martinez
2004 UD Power Up #ST51 Curt Schilling
2005 Bowman Gold #42 Kevin Millar
2005 Bowman Gold #78 David Ortiz
2005 Bowman Gold #103 Curt Schilling
2005 Donruss #124 Kevin Youkilis
2005 Donruss Diamond Kings #46 David Ortiz
2005 Donruss Diamond Kings #HH4 Carl Yastrzemski
2005 Donruss Diamond Kings #HH5 Ted Williams
2005 Donruss leather and Lumber #LL34 Wade Boggs 0171/2000
2005 Donruss Throwback Threads #117 Johnny Damon
2005 Fleer #121 Johnny Damon
2005 Fleer Authentix #JAGW-RH Manny Ramirez Jersey
2005 Fleer Patchworks #10 Curt Schilling
2005 Flair #17 Pedro Martinez
2005 Flair Dynasty Foundations #5/30 Red Sox 386/500
2005 Playoff Prestige #MLB9 David Ortiz
2005 SP Legendary Cuts #78 Ted Williams
2005 UD #SAJD Johnny Damon
2005 Zenith #218 Hanley Ramirez
2005 Zenith #241 Ted Williams
2005 Zenith Silver #10 Manny Ramirez
2005 Zenith Silver #56 Tim Wakefield
2005 Zenith Z-team #ZT15 Johnny Damon 099/100
2006 Bowman # DP30 Zack Daeges
2006 Bowman Gold #BP93 Andrew Dobies
2006 Topps #OG13 David Ortiz
2006 Topps #OG14 Manny Ramirez
2006 Topps Chrome #314 Jonathan Papelbon
2006 Upper Deck #PH9 Jason Varitek
2007 Bowman #87 Mike Lowell
2007 Bowman #125 David Ortiz
2007 Bowman Gold #6 Jonathan Papelbon
2007 Bowman Gold #46 Josh Beckett
2007 Bowman Gold #168 J.D.Drew
2007 Fleer #34 David Ortiz
2007 Fleer #60 David Murphy
2007 Fleer #68 Devern Hansack
2007 SP Authentic #AP32 Manny Ramirez
2007 Topps #HM17 Manny Ramirez
2007 Topps Turkey Red #42 Dice-K
2007 Topps Turkey Red #119 Hideki Okajima
2007 Upper Deck #4 Devern Hansack
2007 Upper Deck #69 Dustin Pedroia
2007 Upper Deck #70 Trot Nixon
2007 Upper Deck #74 Jonathan Papelbon
2007 Upper Deck #76 Jon Lester
2007 Upper Deck #77 Craig Hansen
2008 Bowman #199 Jacoby Ellsbury
2008 Allen+Ginter #63 Jacoby Ellsbury
Wednesday, 24 December 2008
The second package to arrive from trades I made through the trading forums. This was the only one that took place on this particular forum and it was with Ed from Altoona, Pennsylvania. I offered a stack of Pirates for Red Sox. His stack arrived Saturday and he enclosed some beauties.
1995 Score #563 Mo Vaughn
1995 Leaf #18 Mo Vaughn
1997 Pinnacle # 231 Shane Mack
1998 Upper Deck SPx #66 Tim Naehring 1987/4500
1999 Fleer Ultra #60 Tom Gordon
2000 Upper Deck Pros & Prospects #27 Pedro Martinez
2001 Topps #434 Brain Daubach
2001 Topps #500 Kent Mercker
2001 Topps #597 Mike lansing
2001 Topps #609 Dante Bichette
2001 Topps #682 Bret Saberhagen
2001 Topps #701 Tim Wakefield
2001 Topps #724 Rolando Arrojo
2001 Topps #756 Red Sox team
2001 Topps Archives #78 Cecil Cooper
2001 Topps Heritage #81 Wilton Veras
2001 Topps Heritage #290 Trot Nixon
2001 Upper Deck Hall of Famers #34 Carlton Fisk
2001 Upper Deck Hall of Famers #35 Jimmie Foxx
2001 Upper Deck Hall of Famers #59 Tris Speaker
2001 Upper Deck Hall of Famers #78 Carlton Fisk
2003 Fleer Box Score #61 Pedro Martinez
2003 Fleer Mystique #45 Pedro Martinez
2003 fleer Platinum #20 Cliff Floyd
2003 Fleer Splendid Splinters #84 Derek Lowe
2003 Upper Deck #216 Todd Walker
2003 Upper Deck #336 Jeremy Giambi
2004 Playoff Honors #35 Edwin Almonte
2004 Topps #589 Mike Timlin
2005 Fleer Authentix #52 Pedro Martinez
2005 Upper Deck Classic #12 Bobby Doerr
2005 Upper Deck Classic #82 Rick Ferrell
2006 Bowman #171 Mark Loretta
2006 Bowman Heritage # 179 Kevin Youkilis
2006 Topps #76 Tony Graffanino
2006 Topps #119 Andy Marte
2006 Topps #240 David Wells
2006 Topps #269 Boston Ted Sox team
2006 Topps Turkey Red #539 Alex Gonzalez
2007 Topps #310 Jonathan Papelbon
2007 Topps #538 Wily Mo Pena
2007 Topps #578 Dustin Pedroia
2008 SP legendary Cuts #7 David Ortiz
I really variety of cards from the 2000's. I was pretty negative about the trading forums, but so far I think the members who agreed to trade have been very generous, great to deal with and have taught me a thing or two about packing cards.
Tuesday, 23 December 2008
When Jeremiah contacted me and said he had a few 1980's Topps and wanted nothing in return, I knew exactly how the bloggers I had contacted felt.
True to his word Jeremiah sent a large pile (87 cards) all from my 1980's vacancy list. The cards were in excellent condition and if you have ever taken a look at My pursuit for 1980's Topps, I am now down to 103 cards needed to complete the set. Some of the cards will be difficult to obtain. I was in this for the long haul.
Check out Jeremiahs blog Toppstrader.org. He has been writing for a while now, but I noticed he hasn't updated his site since August. He is always up for trades too. Just my sort of collector.
Maybe it was the time or the fact that they were in the UK, but I won! They arrived on Saturday and I was in for another couple of surprises.
Firstly the cards are in great condition, not reasonable. I thought they might be drawn on, have dinged corners, creases, etc, considering the description '...collection from my childhood...' but no. There are a couple of cards in poorer condition, one looks like it was run over by a truck, another looks as if it was pegged to something, a stain (blood perhaps?) on another.
Secondly, I intended to take the Red Sox and trade the rest. When I opened the package on the top was a plastic packet which had the checklists enclosed. I noticed that the boxes had been checked, so I read through..#2 Diego Segui... check, #3 Darrel Chaney..., #4 check, #10 Carl Yastrzemski... check. I quickly thumbed through the cards looking for Red Sox and there it was Carl Yastrzemski, in great condition. Excellent.
Wait a minute. I started to recognise a few more names, Hoyt Wilhelm, Tug McGraw, Sandy Alomar, Sparky Lyle, Reggie Jackson, Herman Killebrew, Eddie Fisher....Slow down Reggie Jackson, the Reggie Jackson... No way. I thumbed carefully through the cards and there it was, Reggie in his A's uniform. Very nice.
This was a really exciting find. A very lucky find. There are plenty of doubles (and triples) so they will be appearing in trades in the future.
The second pack had 3 Red Sox, which is a surprising ratio. These cards didn't set the card collecting world alight and I bought 6 packs for 99p on e-bay UK. The design is not stimulating but the players pictures on the front are large and usually action shots. The Colorado Rockies logo was the first of the type I had seen from this set. I presume it was because they were an expansion team.
Monday, 22 December 2008
1989 Sportflics #47 Bruce Hurst
1994 Action Packed #65 Trot Nixon
1994 Action Packed #2 Trot Nixon
1999 Upper Deck Encore #17 Trot Nixon
2001 Stadium Club #1 Pedro Martinez
2001 Stadium Club #24 Nomar Garciaparra
2001 Stadium Club #53 Hideo Nomo
2002 Fleer Authentix #12 Pedro Martinez
2002 Fleer Authentix #101 Trot Nixon
2002 Fleer Authentix #120 Johnny Damon
2002 Topps #15 Trot Nixon
2003 Donruss #101 Trot Nixon
2004 Bowman #52 Trot Nixon
2004 Donruss Elite #12 Pedro Martinez
2004 Donruss Elite #13 Curt Schilling
2004 Donruss Studio #39 Trot Nixon
2004 Upper Deck Vintage #10 Pedro Martinez
2004 Upper Deck Vintage #24 Byung-Hyun Kim
2004 Upper Deck Vintage #183 Todd Walker
2004 Upper Deck Vintage #189 Jason Varitek
2004 Upper Deck Vintage #193 Bill Mueller
2004 Upper Deck Vintage #209 David Ortiz
2004 Upper Deck Vintage #263 Johnny Damon
2005 Upper Deck Past Time Pennants #9 Bobby Doerr
2005 Leaf Limited #49 Edgar Renteria 457/699
2005 Topps Bazooka #148 Johnny Damon
2005 Topps Bazooka #154 Curt Schilling
2005 Topps Bazooka #163 Pedro Martinez
2005 Topps Bazooka #168 David Ortiz
2005 Topps Bazooka #220 Jose Vaquedano
2005 Upper Deck Past Time Pennants #14 Carl Yastrzemski
2005 Upper Deck Past Time Pennants #15 Carlton Fisk
2005 Upper Deck Past Time Pennants #31 Fred Lynn
2005 Upper Deck Past Time Pennants #43 Jim Rice
2005 Upper Deck Past Time Pennants #54 Luis Tiant
2005 Upper Deck Past Time Pennants #68 Rico Petrocelli
2005 Upper Deck Past Time Pennants #84 Wade Boggs
2005 Topps #571 Keith Foulke
2005 Topps Total #343 Trot Nixon
2006 Throwback Threads #157 Trot Nixon
2006 Topps #474 Trot Nixon
2006 Topps Update #UH5 Alex Gonzalez
2006 Topps Update #UH19 Julian Tavarez
2006 Topps Update #UH154 Kason Gabbard
2006 Topps Update #UH179 Manny Ramirez
2006 Topps Update #UH221 David Ortiz
2006 Topps Update #UH286 David Ortiz
2006 Upper Deck Chrome #8 Curt Schilling
2006 Upper Deck Chrome #10 David Ortiz
2006 Upper Deck Star Attractions #SA-CS Curt Schilling
2006 Upper Deck Star Attractions #SA- DO David Ortiz
2007 Goudey #217 Jim Rice
2007 Topps #360 David Ortiz
2007 Topps #413 Coco Crisp
2007 Topps #444 Josh Beckett
2007 Topps '52 #117 Jeff Bailey
2007 Topps Stars #TS9 David Ortiz
2007 Topps Update #UH270 Josh Beckett
2008 A Piece of History baseball #BSM-9 Mike Lowell 260/699
2008 Bowman Chrome #79 Jason Varitek
2008 Topps #YR162 David Ortiz
2008 Topps Update #UH264 David Ortiz
I must find a better way of listing these cards.
As I said a big brick of cards! Some that I had never seen and others that will fill some holes. This was the first of three large packages to come from 'The Bench' trades. So far it looks very promising. Thanks to Derek for all the cards. His card in the package had this impressive looking logo for the River Cats. A minor league baseball team?
No this hasn't become a blog about my holiday snaps. This is a baseball related post!
The Christmas holidays have started~hooray. As a teacher, I enjoy the break. Every year we try to do something with our children for the start of the holidays. On Friday my family (extended-my wife outlaws came too) went up to London for two days. We use to live in London about 4 years ago and moved closer to the coast and a beach.
We did most of the tourist things, Trafalgar Square, Buck Palace, Piccadilly Circus, Big Ben, etc. We were lucky as we walked up The Mall to see the changing of the horse guards , which my girls loved. By the time we had reached Buckingham Palace they were fed up and didn't want to see anymore guards! All they really wanted to do was go to Hamleys, a overpriced, over crowded toy shop that isn't a patch on Toys'R'Us but they love it!
All my boys wanted to do was go to the playground that has a really impressive wooden pirate ship that is as big as a real ship only better. It is great fun and I think there are more dads on it than actual children. It is a further walk through St James Park and the complete opposite end of Hyde Park, so that wasn't going to happen! We went to Hamley's and came back to the hotel.
While we were waiting for the lift a man wearing a Phillies cap and World Series Champions 2008 T-shirt got out of the lift. I asked the obvious question 'Are you a Phillies fan?'
'Well yes I come from Philly.'
'You must be pleased winning the World Series, the last time was 1980.'
'Do you know baseball?' he inquired.
'I'm a big fan of baseball.'
My wife and four children stood in the lift waiting. I asked if I could just chat for a little longer realising that I would be leaving her with four hungry, tired and grumpy children. She saw that this was too big an opportunity for me to pass up, she answered positively.
Don and I chatted for a while about various things baseball ~ Phillies specific Chase Utley, Mike Schmidt, Pete Rose and the recent World Series, the upcoming World Classic, Red Sox, Manny Ramirez. I told him about collecting baseball cards, but he suggested that only children did that! I told him about blogging and mentioned a couple of names, who knows when he is back in Philly he may just look a few up.
He had to go and meet a colleague for dinner and hoped that I might meet him tomorrow. I didn't. Which was disappointing because it was enjoyable listening to an American accent, talking baseball face to face and being able to hold my own in the conversation.
Thanks Don, the Phillies fan.
Sunday, 21 December 2008
#101 Carl Willis Reds
#116 Bill Russell Dodgers
#119 Ron Robinson Reds
#252 Denny Martinez Expos
#365 Rick Rhoden Pirates
#349 Storm Davies Orioles
#546 Mike Morgan Mariners
#575 Pat Tabler Indians
#576 Frank Pastore Twins
#598 Ozzie Smith All Stars
#619 Jerry Reed Mariners
#649 Mickey Tettleton A's
#652 Terry Foster Angels
#741 Paul Molitor Brewers
#752 Dan Petry Tigers
#774 Wayne Krenchicki Expos
#74 Dan Pasqua Yankees
#123 John Kruk Padres
#148 Dave Collins Tigers
#183 Andy Hawkins Padres
#222 Denny Walling Astros
#380 Rich Gossage Padres
#400 George Brett Royals
#414 Joe Orsulak Pirates
#419 Mark Portugal Twins
#446 Chuck Finley Angels
#518 Gene Mauch Angels
#645 Dwight Evans Red Sox
#674 Bill Campbell Tigers
#700 Dave Bergman Tigers
#713 Tom Brookens Tigers
#736 Steve Bedrosian Phillies
#759 Joel Youngblood Giants
#776 Tom Brunansky Twins
I purchased these cards from the same seller on e-bay UK as the 1983 Topps, although there was some interest in the 1983 Topps, there was none for these 4 packs and I won with one speculative bid.
Again 1 Red Sox hit. The cards are in excllent condition and as always with this seller, the cards had not been pre-opened and searched.
There are a few short printed Red Sox that I will continue to look for.
205 Carlton Fisk,
206 Fred Lynn,
207 Wade Boggs
256 David Ortiz
271 Carl Yastrzemski - sports royalty
294 Josh Beckett -sports royalty
But it was time to retire this particular blog!
Thanks to all those (Andy, Justin, Jo, Matt, Spiff and Shane) who sent cards to help me collect the whole, base set.
Saturday, 20 December 2008
There are 100 cards in the base set.
There are inserts Legendary Lineage Die cuts (numbered to 550)
There are parallels galore Legendary Material ,When It Was A Game, Masterful Material, Inside the Numbers, A Stitch in time, Material Signatures (numbered to 10), Legendary Signatures (numbered to 199), Legendary Materials (numbered to 199), Legendary Americana (numbered to 550), Material Cuts (numbered between 5 and 1),Legendary Team Cuts (1 of 1), Legendary Quad Cuts (1 of 1), Dual cuts (1 of 1), Signature Cuts (1 of 1),Quotation Cuts (numbers vary), Hall of Fame Cuts, Historical Cuts.
Cuts, cuts and more cuts.
I bought three packs, knowing full well that there would be just base cards.
I like the look of these cards. The black background marble effect works for me. Photographs in black and white, the player surrounded by a red oval, sometimes breaking free of the confines and the gold lettering. It all fits very well. Only 100 base cards to collect, a box should do...how much were they again?
Friday, 19 December 2008
There are inserts Ticket Stubs and Ballpark Classics.
The parallels are Balcony (numbered to 250), Club Box (numbered to 100) and Standing Room (numbered to 25).
Thursday, 18 December 2008
I realised I needed to attack my 'Pursuit for 1980 Topps' with a bit more gusto and started to search e-bay US for some sellers with the 'complete your set' tag. I stumbled across, to my surprise, quite a few. There were two types; those that said they had some 1980's Topps and those that listed all the numbers they had available. I purchased 100 from 1 seller and 75 from another on the same day. The 100 cards charge for postage was $13.95 ! (When it did arrive the postage cost $8.50- that is some very expensive packaging.). The second lot of 75 cost a mere $5.00, but has yet to arrive. Hmmmm. I'm not here to talk about the irregular postage system but in my search I stumbled across:An unopened pack of 3 1980 Topps cards free with Squirt (washing liquid?, Actually a soft drink- thanks Steve.),
An unopened pack of 3 1980 Topps cards free with Hunts bread and
An unopened pack of 3 1980 Burger King 'Pitch, Hit & Run cards.
These were according to the seller '...regular 1980's Topps cards...plus... the possibility of a Rickey Henderson Rookie...' I didn't think for a minute that these would be un-searched. I have also come to appreciate the variety of places that baseball cards can be obtained like cheese, dog food, fast food places and now bread! Plus my oddball meter did a little dance. I bid and won all three.
They arrived today.
In the 1980 squirt packet:
A squirt card with Lifetime .300 hitters statistics on the back ,
#421 Doug Bird (needed)
#596 Rick Matula
#662 Red Sox future stars.
In the 1980 Hunts bread packet:
A Hunts bread card with Players with 3000-or-more hits statistics on the back, oddly with a O-Pee-Chee branding,
#216 Phil Mankowski
#417 Craig Chamberlain (needed)
#598 Fred Kendall.
Finally the 1980 Burger King:
Hang on a minute, red backs! Not blue! What is going on here?
Luckily the Burger King card is a checklist and I have realised that this is not the regular 1980 Topps set, but rather a 33 card set of Pitchers, Hitters and Runners. Hence the name.
It looks like Topps, feels like Topps, made by Topps but not Topps.
#3 Rollie Fingers
#16 Keith Hernandez
#32 Frank Taveras
Sadly I have missed the Pitch, Hit and Run competition running from July 7th -13th, its for boys and girls aged 8 to 13 years. Oh well.
If you can shed some light on these cards, it would be greatly appreciated.
Disappointingly one Red Sox in 45 cards. It also says on the wrapper that there should have been a 'Winning Line-up' game card inside. There wasn't one in any of these packs, they are needed to purchase the 5 card collectors sets and its too late to obtain a free game card as that finished on the 15th December 1983. Oh well.
These cards are in excellent condition, cannot say the same for the sticks of gum!
Wednesday, 17 December 2008
Really nice looking cards. A plain grey outer border and off white inner border with the gloss player picture on a matt background, that makes the player stand out. Good card stock. I bought these from a seller on e-bay who was also selling 'hit' packs, so I guessed there would be nothing but base cards in here. Pity there were no Red Sox.
Tuesday, 16 December 2008
1981 Donruss #214 Carl Yastrzemski
1981 Fleer #224 Carlton Fisk
1987 Donruss #2 Roger Clemens Diamond King
1987 Fleer #634 Roger Clemens /Gary Carter
1987 Fleer #640 Roger Clemens/Dwight Gooden
1987 Topps #87 Roger Clemens
1988 Donruss #51 Roger Clemens
1989 Donruss #280 Roger Clemens
1989 Fleer #85 Roger Clemens
1989 Score #350 Roger Clemens
1990 Bowman #268 Roger Clemens
1990 Donruss #184 Roger Clemens
1990 Fleer #271 Roger Clemens
1990 Score #310 Roger Clemens
1991 Donruss #BC3 Roger Clemens
1993 Leaf #279 Roger Clemens
1993 Leaf Gold leaf Stars #20 Roger Clemens
1993 Pinnacle #25 Roger Clemens
1993 Upper Deck #135 Roger Clemens
1993 Upper Deck #D9 Roger Clemens
1993 Upper Deck #R7 Roger Clemens
1994 Fleer #26 Roger Clemens
1994 Score #25 Roger Clemens
1994 Triple Play #201 Roger Clemens
2003 Fleer #48 Manny Ramirez
2005 Donruss Champions #359 Carl Yastrzemski
2005 Throwback Threads #G17 Roger Clemens
2005 Topps #5 Johnny Damon
2007 Allen + Ginter #210 Daisuke Matsuzaka
2007 Artifacts #77 Daisuke Matsuzaka
2007 Topps '52 #50 Daisuke Matsuzaka
2008 Allen + Ginter Greatest Victories #5 Jon Lester
2008 Baseball Heroes #21 David Ortiz dark blue 19/50
2008 Baseball Heroes #28 Daisuke Matsuzaka
2008 Baseball Heroes #198 Papelbon/Ramirez/Varitek/Ortiz
2008 Spectrum #13 Daisuke Matsuzaka
2008 Topps #TCP19 Manny Ramirez
2008 Topps #360 David Ortiz
2008 UD Masterpieces #12 Wade Boggs
2008 UD Masterpieces #13 Curt Schilling
2008 UD Masterpieces #14 Daisuke Matsuzaka
2008 UD Masterpieces #15 David Ortiz
2008 UD Masterpieces #16 Jonathan Papelbon
2008 UD Masterpieces #17 Manny Ramirez
2008 UD Masterpieces #84 Jason Varitek
Thanks to Todd for the great selection of cards. I really like the Masterpieces' cards. There wasn't a great deal of difference between 2007 and 2008, but I like the look and feel of them. A surprise Baseball Heroes David Ortiz jersey swatch numbered to 50. Brilliant Todd