Finist Prodigies Yu Darvish..
Since I don’t really have anything interesting or useful to add at the moment (haven’t scanned anything since 2/15), but still feel like I should put something on here, I’ll toss up a few scans from January’s COMC shipment that have don’t really have anything to do with anything, and make note of a few updates to the ol’ collection.
First up, now that Robinson Cano has proven playing 82 games a year in a ballpark not designed around his particular set of skills isn’t a hindrance in the slightest, thus strongly negating the Yankee taint of one of the few Yanks I’ve ever really liked, I have added him to the Single Page Sensations page.
The only card relevant to the post. This is staying on the 2014 Canvas Collection Single Page though..
I’m also adding Kenny Lofton, because he had a stint with the Cubs and is on the all-time underrated team. He is yet another Hallworthy player that got knocked off after his first shot on the ballot. Not surprising, since it’s going to be a monumental struggle to get an even better player in Tim Raines in, but still total BS. Nearly 70 career WAR? Piss off, jabroni. Screw the Hall of Fame.
Forget scanned, I don’t even own any pageworthy Loftons yet. So here, have an Archives Frank Thomas Triumvirate..
I made quintet of new set additions to my Single Page Sensations wantlist: 1996 Fleer Ultra Gold Medallions, 2014 Topps Upper Class, as well as 2015 Topps Spring Fever, purple Toys ‘R Us parallels, and Gallery of Greats. I’m also making my need of a page apiece of base for every year of Panini Golden Age (non-baseball subjects preferred) a priority, so if you got a pack of any of them laying around, hit me up, I might be able to use some of them.
After getting my hands on a couple, my lone full set addition I’d like to get my hands on is the 40-card, Walmart Exclusive Sting insert set from 2015 Topps WWE.
Gallery of Heroes Vladdy..
Finally, the big one. Taking a page out of Gavin’s playbook, I want cards of any and all players named Caleb, as well as any variations on the name (Kaleb, Onterio McCalebb, etc). There are a surprising number of players and a couple non-sport cards bearing the name, but none who have really done anything of note at the pro level, so this shouldn’t be a hard collection to do. The reason I’m finally breaking down and doing this, without going into details, is a neurotic, therapeutic one.
The only players I know I have a card or two of are Gindl, Clay, and the aforementioned Onterio. I have no set limitations or expectations on this collection yet. I’m just going to wait and see where it goes for now.
Ending on a sexier note, with two very talented NXT gals on very different trajectories..
And that’s all I got for now. Will try to be less half-assed in the future. Thanks for stopping by!
Gonna fly now…