Thursday, December 10, 2009

T206 - Keep Spinning the Hits

Sorry I am a day late getting to the rest of the good stuff of my T206 break. I am trying to get ready to get out of town, but I will make it up to you with some pretty cool stuff, and this will probably be my last post for about a week unless I end up figuring out a none-clunky way to do a blog on my iTouch.

This is about the easiest way to show all of my minis. I have never been super high on minis, but I will be hanging on to the Red Sox (even though it sounds like Mikey is headed out of town), everybody else is up for grabs. FYI, these are are Piedmont backs except for the Cliff Lee (Polar Bear), Aramis Ramirez (Old Mill), Juan Pierre (Old Mill) and Scott Rolen (Cycle #94/99). This was my first hit of the pack, and also one of the more prominent players that I have pulled a relic for. I was very happy to see the dark colored Old Mill base and slowly slid the card out to find Tickle Me Ichiro. Not so shabby. I think that the framing is way beyond the Ginter Frames. It is very stylish.

A few packs later my second hit reared its ugly Yankee head. Here is Robinson Cano looking rather smug indeed. Still I have to give Topps credit, the colors on this relic blend beautifully and overall it really works.

oh...I almost forgot about the hit that I snagged from my random packs last weekend. Here you go...
This was my first overall hit of this product and I was pretty excited about the bat relic. The colors don't work quite as well on this one, but its a nice pull nevertheless...

But I did save the best for last. Now keep in mind that this may be a completely common card. I really have no idea what is UNCOMMON in this set. All I know is that I have not seen the mini version anywhere on Ebay, so I have no idea if these are unique and rare....I am just going to pretend it is because it is a pretty kick-ass mini...

Cy Young T206 Mini.

So there are the main hits of the box (minus the Michael Young that came prior to the box) and the Evan Longoria that snuck into the box. I definitely enjoyed this rip and look forward to showing off some of the nicer base as well as the old-timers that I have become smitten with. Definitely more to come in future posts, but I am interested to see if any of you have any information of Mr Cy young up there.


  1. Cano! My boy! Lookin to dish that one off for something? Perhaps for my only Sawks auto; a Van Every RC Auto from Stadium club?

  2. What kind of back is the Cy Young?

  3. If you're in a tradin' mood, I'd like that M. Young mini and the Pudge one as well. I know I have a Beckett mini and I'll find some sort of phenom something or other for you.

  4. Hmmm...I was wrong on the Beckett mini. I have a Matsuzaka and Romero mini.

  5. Hey, I have a ton of stuff for that Cano card including a Sox auto that will be posting to my blog today along with cycle mini RC Sox, etc. Please e-mail me about that I have been trying to win one on eBay for a bit now.

  6. Sooz, the back of the Cy Young is Piedmont.

  7. The easy way to tell SP minis is to look at the card stock. Look at the card from the side. All white means SP, gray means common