Today is the final day of the marathon of posts I guess I'll call Julie's Card-a-thon. If you haven't had the chance, please check out her blog, A Cracked Bat. I always enjoys her posts.
Just look at the Emerald 2013 Topps card of Salvy. That's more like it. That's the one I'm use to. I've never been one that needs to get every parallel of every card, but I believe I have a few of these Emerald ones now, so I might go after the rest. I still prefer the base set cards though as they should be the main focus of the card companies, but thats a rant for another day.
Another player no longer a Royal is Zack Greinke. He wanted out to go to a team with a shot at a Championship. Also for more money. I'm not mad at him for that, it worked out for KC pretty well actually. I would still like him to be in KC, but that's how the MLB works now. Team loyalty went away a long time ago, and you have to do what's best for yourself. I hope he wins a ring one day, but hope the Royals win one first.
So only Frenchy, Melky, and Bryan Pena weren't in the Royals system last year. Not too bad I guess. By the way, I again love the Melky card. He seems to have decent cards.
Another Kirk Gibson Royals card. I like it. Well.... I like the card, I am not a fan of the uniform selection of the card. If you have powder blue pants, go with either a powder blue top or a white top. I can't fault Kirk or Topps for that though.
I liked Brayan Pena when he was in KC. I have nothing against him now, but I don't follow him anymore. This is one of the diamond giveaway parallel card from the 2011 Topps. I liked these when they came out, but the luster has worn off. I'll take the base set any day.
On the flip side is Kyle Zimmer. He hasn't been a bust yet, but he hasn't been able to break through. Last week it was announced he is having another surgery and will be out for at least the first part of next year. His window of opportunity is closing. Having said that, this is a nice addition to have. Die cut cards have never been my thing, but it seems to be the hip thing now, so I don't plan on not collecting them.
Here's another Johnny Damon card I didn't have. It's odd seeing him in a Royals uniform but being an Oakland card. That reminds me that while I have been slow on updating the Royals checklist, I have fallen way behind on my Damon, Brett, and Maddux collections.
Speaking of which, how nice is this George Brett. That's how a powder blue uniform should look. The Triple Threads have an incredibly think card stock. I was surprised when I first saw them. This is a nice design and overall a nice cards.
We close up the Card-a-thon with Greg Maddux. If you read Julie's blog you have seen this card before. As a matter of fact, this is how the entire trade started (which I promise I will send something soon). I fell in love with this card and when I held it in my hands it felt even better. I can't wait to display it with my other Maddux cards. I don't think I have very many #'d Maddux cards, so this was sweet to get.
Thank you again Julie for the great cards. I don't think I have anything that will get you as excited as I was when I opened these packages up.
That will wrap it up today, but I still have another package to show off, and a few Listia wins I'll be showing in the coming days. Thanks for reading and have a great weekend.