A week or so ago, I broke 2 packs of Chicle and listed the results. Well, I got some scans hot off the printer of the highlights.
Sorry, the scan is little choppy. The cards are listed from left to right.
Row 1: Jackie Robinson, Johan Santana, Mike Cameron
Row 2: Rick Porcello, Nolan Ryan, Gordan Beckham
I really like the design of these cards, and I like the fact that they pay attention to little details, such as the sunglasses on Gordan Beckham’s head, or the dirt on Rick Porcello’s uniform. Little details like that really stand out in the overall quality of the cards. When I first heard about Topps marketing Chicle as a baseball product, I thought it wouldn’t work out as well as it did for football collectors because the baseball card market already has so many painted or “olde-tyme” sets such as Heritage, Allen & Ginter, or 206. But, to my surprise, it’s done very well.
Right now, I’m saving up for a card splurge where I’m hoping to pre-order 2010 Topps Triple Threads, buy a bunch (not buying a lot) of Red Sox singles off of the ‘bay (likely Pedroia patches or autos, Youkilis Patches or autos, etc) or maybe even a box of 2010 Finest. I’ve only got $50 so far, but birthday money’s still trickling in.
Tomorrow I’ll have a new player of the week up. I’ll be highlighting Red Sox pitcher Jon Lester.
Red Sox Card of the Day: 2003 Bowman Draft Kevin Youkilis (RC)
I got this one a while back this year at my local hobby shop in the “Current Red Sox Stars” box. I got it for $2.50, a steal compared to the $4.00 Book Value.
In other news, Topps announced that rookie phenom Stephen Strasburg will be included in the 2010 Topps Factory Set with a gimm….er….unofficial rookie card. As gimmicky as it might be, I might want to get a hold of a box anyways for the other rookies and exclusive team-oriented 4 card pack, of which I’d buy the Red Sox.
That’s it for now. Check in for tomorrow’s player of the week segment highlighting Jon Lester!