Earlier this year, I took advantage of an offer made by Kerry (Cards On Cards
). Kerry was doing a little "Spring Cleaning
and getting rid of a bunch of cards that didn't fit his collection. I
snagged the Red Sox of course, and sent him some cards he needed in
return. I was not expecting a 300-count box of cards, let alone two!
I already showed off some favorites from the 1st box
, and now it time for Box #2! Before I show off my 10 favorite cards from the box, I just wanted to emphasize how grateful I am for all these cards. Between the two boxes, there were 488 cards, spanning 165 different sets and including 186 different players. from all these cards, I needed a whopping 69% of them. That's impressive for a blind selection of cards! Anyways, a big thank you again to Kerry!
Just like before, there were too many to show, so I'm going to show off my 10 favorites:
10. 2018 Topps Chrome - Prism Refractor
#59 Hanley Ramirez
Hanley's time in Boston may not be well-remembered, but when he was on the field, he was usually smiling. The prism refractor looks better in-hand than this photo would have you believe.
9. 2018 Bowman
#25 Rafael Devers (RC)
A rookie card of Boston's up-and-coming slugger? Yes, please!
8. 1979 Topps
#645 George Scott
kind of wish I was an active baseball time during Boomer's time in
Boston. I can't help but feel he would have been a favorite of mine.
1979 would be Scott's last year in baseball.
7. 2004 Topps All-Time Fan Favorites
#17 George Scott
made the All-Star team his rookie season, and would go on to be on two
more teams, winning 8 Gold Gloves to boot. A fan favorite indeed!
6. 2020 Topps Allen & Ginter
#342 Mo Vaughn (SP)
was one of my favorite sluggers in college. I'm glad to get something
recent with him on it, especially since it's a short print!
5. 2018 Stadium Club
#11 Tzu-Wei Lin
was a backup utility infielder for the Red Sox for a few years, but
never really grabbed ahold of a roster spot. Small consolation to him,
but he's got one of the best cards in the 2018 Stadium Club set.
4. 2018 Stadium Club
#180 Ted Williams
great 2018 Stadium Club card goes to Mr. Williams, whose career ended
up being remarkedly different than Tsu-Wei Lin's. From the curvature of
the bat to the old signs adorning Fenway, this is just a sweet card!
3. 2012 Topps
#631 Ryan Kalish
a fantastic shot! Sadly, based on where he's looking, I'm thinking he
didn't make the catch. Still, an impressive looking card!
2. 2007 Topps
#630 Daisuke Matsuzaka (RC, VAR)
Thanks to this fun variation, I now know how the team name looks in Japanese!
1. 2003 Upper Deck Play Ball
#10 Pedro Martinez
My favorite has to be this great retro looking Pedro! Just an all-around aesthetically pleasing looking card.
Thanks again, Kerry! You're awesome!