Friday, May 24, 2013

Museum Collection

While I was looking up Bowman sets on Ebay, I stumbled across this from the same seller. I had lost quite a few other auctions for Longoria cards, so I thought I would give this one a whirl. I really have enjoyed watching Alex Cobb pitch, so when I saw this card I got pretty excited. I know he had a few high-end cards last year, but this one just looked great to me. I was not sure how bad I wanted the card, I got out-bid, placed a bid at the last second and won. I was almost instantly having buyers remorse, but when it came in the mail the remorse went away. So here it is:

#21/299- Cobb recently threw 4 2/3 inning and struck out 13. One of the innings he stuck out 4 batters as a passed ball  let on a batter. He is not a power pitcher, and I do not ever expect that kind of thing from him again lol. This card did not set me back at all, but I originally wanted a Longo card. This cost me $9.60 and combined with my Bowman cards for shipping.
I have a Museum Collection card from last year, and it is no where near as thick. This thing is a monster in person. They do not mess around!
This card was .50, so I felt that it would be a great addition for that price. No pun intended.

Newest Additions

Bowman 2013 has been out for a few weeks now, and this is my first taste. I had been fighting the urge to buy any packs because I told myself that I would just pick up the singles and hopefully be able to complete some cool little sets of the cards I do like. I was unable to find a Wil Myers card on Ebay that was not at least $3 shipping, so I passed on him for now. I was able to pick up gold team sets for the Rays and Dbacks, Rodney, and Longo cards for a total of $6 shipped.

Last year Fernando was unstoppable, now I cringe when he comes in to pitch. I like his personality though, so I will try and complete a run of his Bowman cards. I lost the bid on his 1/1, but it was ugly anyway. The blue and orange cards are #'d while the flag and silver ice are not. 
3 new Longos to add to my collection. I am pretty sure that this picture has been used on multiple cards.  For me to notice after only 1 year of collecting is ridiculous, Topps please pay attention.

In my last post, I had mentioned that I bought a Longo Gypsy Queen Alternate SP Mini but it was not shipped. Well I ended up getting it in the package today, along with the David Price alternate SP.