Friday, July 28, 2017

archives and series 2 mini collection hits

one of the things i do when a new card set is released is search out images, usually by team, on ebay.  this helps inform me regarding cards that might fit in one of my mini-collections.  i'll often head to sportlots to pick up singles that i've identified, but this time i had some help from one of my favorite ebay sellers who was offering up lots of archives singles and packs.

first up are some double play cards, including a 2010 topps derek jeter reprint
an ian kinsler card featuring brian dozier
and an addison russell card featuring justin turner
meaning that this card also belongs in my dodger lurker collection

archives also gave me another david ortiz final tribute card
that features all of his non-twins season stats
plus his full career totals on the bottom line.

adam eaton is sliding into home on tatooine
which might represent the first 2017 card added to my tatooine collection. i appreciate that the 1992 design allows the dirt to spill out beyond the inner borders.

and, thanks to archives featuring the 1992 topps design, i get dodger stadium on the back of yasmani grandal's card
for my dodger stadium collection.

i was lucky enough to get a few dodger stadium cards from my series 2 blaster.  this dexter fowler card
even features tommy lasorda sitting in his reserved seat.

matt wisler is pitching in dodger stadium
rob segedin is throwing from right field in dodger stadium
near where the spot that milton bradley spiked a water bottle and eric davis was running on his 1993 upper deck card

and, of course, the dodgers are saluting vin scully in dodger stadium
with bench goach bob geren front and center.  i like coach cards so much, maybe i should start one more mini-collection.


  1. I immediately thought of the Milton Bradley Area when I first saw the Segedin card as well.

  2. That Dodgers team card is awesome! Kudos to Topps for capturing that special moment on cardboard.