Let me explain. From previous posts I have explained that I have veered a bit off course in my goal of sticking to finishing off a few sets before moving to other brands. WELL, since I am only three cards short of a set (56, 136, 212....starting to feel like the magic numbers on LOST), I decided that I would do try a different route and buy a target blaster set. Those of you more experienced already know the flaw in my thinking!
So the first thing I notice is how faded the backing is, then the texture of the card, then the logo on the front....whoops! Looks like no progress towards my set tonight!
That being said, I still had an outside chance to pick up some Turkey Red, and this blaster did not disappoint, as I received:
thats okay, plus I got a dup of Bengie Molina if anybody needs him!
I received two more gold cards, #297 Bud Black and #651 Jake Westbrook
This is interesting, took me a few moments looking around on Beckett to figure these out: This Cy Young image was borrowed from Topher at Crackin Wax, I promise to purchase a scanner soon!
The bonus patch was actually the most unexpected joy of the box: This patch is from the 1961 All-Star Game in Candlestick Park. I really think this card is beautifully made and the coloring is fantastic. I would say this rivals any relic that I have pulled so far. Very happy.
So here is the deal. I remember back when I was a kid and I could only afford to purchase a pack or two at a time. While these Target common cards don't fit my collecting needs, I would love the opportunity to send to to somebody who would appreciate them. If you are that person or know of somebody, please let me know and they will be in the mail pronto!