Showing posts from December, 2014

Matt Cain 2013 Gypsy Queen Auto Relic /25

The San Francisco Giants have not had an exciting offseason just yet while other teams seem to be stockpiling the big free agents. However, as a Giants fan I am somewhat excited for the return of Matt Cain! Can he return to good pitching form?

I picked up a redemption card from 2013 Gypsy Queen off of Ebay. Topps sent the actual card out pretty quickly. I have actually owned two others of this serial numbered out of twenty five card at one point and time and always liked the card, glad to have picked up another.

2013 Topps Gypsy Queen autograph relic Matt Cain serial numbered 16/25

2013 Topps Finest Refractor Madison Bumgarner Baseball's Finest /25

The 1993 Topps Finest Refractors for some reason appeal to me. Specifically I used to have a PSA 10 of the Frank Thomas refractor and have always missed that card.  I sold it because I needed gas money to get from California to Missouri to visit family once upon a time ago. When Finest announced in 2013 that they would be paying homage to 1993 I was excited. (well, as excited as I can possibly get for baseball cards, I'm not that excitable a person.)  They got pretty expensive.

However, and even with his World Series performance having occurred, I found a Madison Bumgarner refractor, not a green All Star version, but one of the Baseball's Finest silver ones for a reasonable price and went for it; ten bucks cheaper than the previous one at auction! And now, even if I sell it I can still recall having owned it at one time; tends to be the trend with me and collecting cards, enjoy them and pass them along, because it is a rich man's hobby.

2013 Topps Finest #93F-MB MADISON B…

Pablo Sandoval Printing Plate 2013 Topps Series Two Cyan 1/1

Here is a Pablo Sandoval printing plate I picked up right before he got scooped up and away from the Giants by the Red Sox. He went out in style though, right? Making the final catch in winning game seven of the World Series, his catch and falling down will be an iconic image forever celebrated.

2013 Topps Series 2 #456 PABLO SANDOVAL printing plate for the color Cyan 1 of 1

Madison Bumgarner 2014 Bowman Platinum Print Plate #41 1/1 Yellow

I landed this printing plate on Ebay as Madison Bumgarner was dominating to end the World Series. I won it for around $16. Right after the game his plates started going in the 40-60 range and his rookie ones for around $100, autographed patch ones a couple of hundred. I felt like I landed a deal. I see one of the matching plates is on Ebay as I type this, but the seller has way too high a price on it, so doubt I'll pair it up with its brother I have here.

2014 Bowman Platinum Madison Bumgarner YELLOW Print plate 1 of 1