Saturday, October 15, 2011
It's Saturday and I'm busy. Busy with non-work things for once.
So, I'm just going to show some shiny cards that I obtained from Offy at Sports Syzygy. He busted a case of Topps Chrome, and like the little bottom-feeder that I am, I nabbed a few Chrome Dodgers for my collection.
I sure do love shiny -- I don't think I'll ever stop saying that. And here is the shiny shimmery I wanted most of all:
Those are the Chrome Heritage cards of possibly the best two-man team in recent baseball history. Is it possible to win ballgames with just two players? Kershaw and Kemp may have come the closest to doing that.
I am still puzzled by the Heritage cards that appear in Chrome and the Chrome cards that appear in Heritage. I'm assuming they all belong to the same set. If I had the time to do some research, I'd probably know for sure.
But if they're from the same set, why do the Heritage Chrome cards that come in Heritage packs feature chrome with a pebbly background?
The Chrome Heritage cards coming out of Chrome don't have that pebbled background -- thank goodness.
But Saturday isn't for answering confusing card questions.
It's for viewing even more shiny!
Those are all refractors of a future star, a superstar, a please-one-day-be-a-star, a former top prospect, potential trade bait, and some team take him please.
As is Offy's generous custom, he threw in a few Dodger inserts, parallels and SPs, (including the Beltre Hard Hats card at the top of the post) from about a decade ago. That, of course, is perfect for me, since I didn't collect then.
And that's your dose of shiny for Saturday. I hope you enjoyed.
See you after the card show.