i had my eye out from the get go last year for david ortiz final tribute cards. in addition to looking out for my mini-collection, he and i arrived in minnesota at about the same time, and so i had followed his career with a fair amount of interest. i soon discovered, as did all collectors, that topps was up to its variation shenanigans with ortiz's final card. most were easily ignored by me, but i did want the card that showed ortiz in dodger stadium.
over a year later, i was able to procure one for a decent price.
i did add a different final tribute for big papi to the collection, however - his 2017 topps chrome card