In today's post, we are going to see how many "that's what she said" jokes we can make.
Because I can.
Plus, I just like to see how many dirty things I can fit into one place.
(that's what she said)
Maybe the kids shouldn't read this one.
A little while ago Scott from Sports Cards Ate My Brain and I pulled off a great trade that netted me about 20 Piazzas and 15 Wrights, all new to the collections. Today I wanna focus on some of the Piazza cards.
It's been an unofficial goal of mine to try and build up my Piazza collection as much as I can before he gets into the HOF. The thought process being that once he's elected in, then his cards will see a rise in price and an increase in the amount of people who collect him since he will now fit into peoples HOF collections. Recently, I've started to wonder if that really will be the case. Have Barry Larkin, Tony Gwynn or Andre Dawson cards been pricier to obtain since induction?
Damn, that's a good lookin' piece of wood!
(that's what she said)
This is the card that started the trade, a 2006 Turkey Red Relic "White" #'d/99. I love the resurrected Turkey Red sets. The way they look and they way they feel just make me happy (that's what she said) and if I was stupid enough, I may even try to put an entire set together one day!
I also have the regular version of this card, which leaves only the Red (#'d/150) and the Black (#'d/50) to achieve the condensed rainbow.
There's always something special about picking up an insert from the mid-late 90's. It's obvious that every set had hours of thought put into the design of the card and companies were trying new things with foil, die cuts, textures, etc. Thanks to massive overproduction you can grab a card like this, 1996 Donruss "Hit List" #'d/10,000, for a few bucks at most despite that it's a 1:105 pull. Because of all the foil it takes a pretty shitty picture, but it looks so much better when wrapped in plastic (that's what she said?) I'll count it.
This is one of those rare instances where the picture is actually better looking than the actual card itself. It's supposed to be a 3-D look, but it doesn't really pull it off. Probably something that should have been pulled out (that's what she said).
The 2004 UD Vintage 3-D cards fell 1:12 packs and lucky for me the Mets have about 4 of these in their team set! Player collections take priority about 90% of the time so this goes into the Piazza binder and is a nice pickup.
I still have the Wrights to show off, but that'll be another post. Thanks again to
Tom Scott for the great trade!