Due to my meager budget for buying new cards, I usually can’t afford to bust packs of new cards. If I am lucky, I can pick up singles online. Now that I have some trade partners, I have received newer cards that I would never have been able to afford.
Now that 2014 Topps Stadium Club is out, I have stumbled across two cards that I must have: one is of a legendary Red Sox outfielder and the other is of one of my favorite current players.
#133, Ted Williams
I have always been in awe of Teddy Ballgame both as a player and as a veteran. He served in both World War II and the Korean War, losing the better part of 5 seasons. This card pays homage to his military career and is a welcome departure from the normal cards that feature Williams.
#141, Evan Gattis
This may be the best card of 2014. “El Oso Blanco” is wearing an Oso Blanco, complete with matching expressions. Gattis had a better season this year than last, though his time as a catcher with the Braves are probably over. Likely, he will move positions or be traded. However, in the meantime, I must have this card.
Gimme! Gimme! Gimme!