Tuesday, January 5, 2010

SP Authentic Hit #2 has arrived

Last night I played "Call of Duty" until my contacts felt like potato chips in my eyes. As I dragged my butt up the stairs to head off to bed, I decided to make a quick stop over to the ol china cabinet and snag one pack of my SP authentic to open up. I figured " at least I will have a few base cards to discuss today". I noticed immediately that the cardboard dummy was regular colored, so no patch in this back, but three cards back I pulled this... This is apparently a gold variety of Matt LaPorta's rookie auto #/125. I had no idea that there were so many variations on each card, but this one trumps the standard #/250 silver variety. Adding LaPorta to Jacoby's treasure chest has intriguing potential. LaPorta is the highest drafted pick (7th pick, first round) in the box, but that does not necessarily mean much when you have a guy like Tommy Hanson (22nd round pick) proves that a high draft pick does not a star player make. Regardless, Rookies autos are money, and I will definitely keep my eye on
The Wahoos to see how LaPorta develops.
The second card of mention from the pack was a Faces of the Game Dustin Pedroia. This is the third of this subset that I have ripped so far and I really like the look of these cards quite a bit. I love the gritty look on Little Pony's face complements a list of his accolades on the back of the card (MVP, ROY, Silver Slugger, Gold Glove, World Series Champion). Without a doubt, Pedroia has made quite a name for himself in his young career and I can't wait to see what he will do next.
More ripping to come!

1 comment:

  1. SP is a terrible design but you got a nice little autograph card there.