I am the proud recipient of a stack of cards sent over from Matt, who has a wonderful blog called, Bob Walk the Plank. He is a collector of all things Pirates, so I have a someone to send duplicates to. I contacted him a few weeks ago, offering to trade, and before I could put anything together, he sent over a nice collection of numbered cards.
2013 Gypsy Queen #300, Johnny Bench
This one is a black version of the mini card, numbered 035/199. I don’t spend a lot of energy collecting minis. If I happen to pull a nice one that fits in with my collection, I usually keep it, but I don’t actively seek them out, so this was a nice surprise as it was never on my radar. It is a nice card that fits in with my growing collection of Johnny Bench.
2013 Topps Update # US73
I almost wrote a post centered on just this card. With the Giants playing in yet another NLCS, Posey’s status continues to increase. This is a great looking card; Posey is mid-swing, completely focused on an out-of-focus baseball. This is the Gold version numbered 0972/2013.
2004 Donruss throwback Threads #30, David Ortiz
2004 UD SP Authentic #48, Pedro Martinez
Matt included a few Red Sox players along with the catchers that he sent over. These cards feature two of the most important Red Sox players in the last 25 years. The Ortiz card is number 88/100, and the Martinez is 7/99. Of the two, I like the Martinez card more, as the background features a baseball field, though not Fenway Park.
2011 A&G #AGR-JS, Jarrod Saltalamacchia
Finally, Matt included this “little” beauty, a relic of Salty, which is the first relic for my Saltalamacchia collection. The fact that he is in his Red Sox uniform makes this card even better.
I have officially walked the Plank; thanks Matt.