Friday, April 17, 2020

Payday Pack - The Greatest Rookie Card Ever

One of the first rules of financial planning is to have something saved up in case of emergency. Due to this pandemic, I haven't purchased any new cards of late. Fortunately, I have a few pack from earlier this year to show off for this week's edition of Payday Pack! Granted, it's nothing you haven't seen already, but still it's fun to look at them, yes?

3rd Place

2020 Topps #252 Aaron Hicks

He almost looks superimposed onto the background, doesn't he? This year's base set has a lot of great jump catches.

2nd Place

2020 Topps #135 Enrique Hernandez

This card makes me wince. Mr. Hernandez is obviously very athletic, but if my leg was ever that far up in the air like that, I would be in some serious pain.

1st Place

2020 Topps #57 Travis Demeritte (RC)

Does any recent player have a rookie card as cool as this one? The Negro League uniform, the unusual angle of the shot, the clouds - everything just comes together beautifully. Even the green padding adds an element to it! Demiritte could go on to have thousands of baseball cards in his career, and yet none may top this one.

Other Contestants Not Appearing On Stage:
#215 Luke Jackson
#301 Mike Tauchman
#299 David Price
#256 Roman Quinn
#252 Aaron Hicks
#5 Jacoby Jones
#214 Trea Turner
#139 Jose Quintana
#200 Christian Yelich
#185 Johnny Cueto
#65 Cleveland Indians
#241 Mike Clevinger (Gold parallel)
#TR-28 Jose Ramirez (Turkey Red insert)
#12 Sam Hillard (RC)


  1. Not sure if it's as cool as your Travis... but one of my favorite rookie cards from the past few years is Walker Buehler's Topps rookie.

  2. It took me a minute to find the RC logo on the Travis.

  3. You should get a Dodger from Jackie Robinson Day.

  4. Is it me or are the payday pack pics missing from the site?

    1. Thanks for the heads up. I don't know what happened, but reloading the images seemed to have fixed the issue.