Leaf Limited is far from my favorite product on the market right now, but I acquired this card in a trade on Youtube, and I thought since it was a nice Ortiz card I might as well pick it up. Especially with it being numbered to 15. Leaf may not be an especially reputable card maker, but the card itself sure is rare.
Here is the back of the Ortiz card. You can see in the top left hand corner that it is serial numbered 05/15.
For those of you who say that packsearching is nothing but "99 cent relic cards", I am here to show and tell you differently!
This Tom Seaver relic card is pretty da** sick. In the words of Forrest Gump..."That's all I have to say about that". I packsearched a Walmart in South Jersey after attending my Uncle's funeral. He passed just recently, and that's why I was up there. I found this card in a rack pack, and it brought my spirit up a little bit after I pulled it. Hey, I will take a numbered to 50 HOF relic card for $5 out of Walmart any day! Please note that I AM NOT one of those AVID packsearchers who make trips to find these things, I really just do it when it's convenient and want to get something better than base cards. I really feel like I rescued this card from some 10 year olds bedroom floor where it sits there and either gets stepped on or just gathers dust. This type of card simply DOES NOT belong in retail. It's just a little bit too rare.
Going back to the Ortiz cards...
This Ortiz card is from 2013 Topps Museum Collection, and I just picked it up recently off of Ebay. I can't express how much I love this Topps product. The autographs and the patches are just so SICK! The card design is looking quite sweet also. I picked this one up pretty cheap because of the fact that the foiling on the top of the card is missing. I saw the patch on this sucker before I even noticed the foil was missing, so I knew I had to pick it up. The missing foil, to me, takes away none of the value this card holds, and I am very happy to have found it so cheap. This patch is off of one of last year's uniforms, though. It is from the 100 years at Fenway exclusive patch that appeared on the left hand sleeve of every jersey. Pretty cool!
This Anthony Rizzo autograph is a card I pulled last week at the card shop. The chipping seen at the top of the card was there when I pulled it, but it's nothing too serious. I have it on Ebay right now if anybody is interested in buying it.
This year's Gypsy Queen has also been taking a toll on my wallet! I bought 10 rack packs when it debuted and I found this autograph along with two relics in the packs. Familia has been up and down with the Mets the past season, but I expect that he will be a common face in MLB a couple of years down the road. I was watching some of his pitching on Youtube, and let me tell you, this kid has a good arm! Aside from the player himself, the autograph also has some character as it is signed sideways, and is about as crisp and clean as autographed baseball cards get. An all around nice production from Topps.
I believe I already posted about this Pedroia autograph card, but the scanned picture that people saw of it was beyond terrible. Here is a look at the card without the toploader. Without a doubt, the nicest Pedroia auto I have. It's even on card!
Getting back to the last Ortiz card of this post...
This is the 2013 Topps Gypsy Queen Magenta printing plate of David Ortiz. I was watching several of these last year and they went for about $50 a pop! I bought this card off of Ebay and was fortunate enough to win the auction by 12 cents. LOL what can I say, that's just luck! Very nice card from Topps, again!
This is the back of the Ortiz printing plate card. I'm really liking this card in my collection. It is my first 1/1 and obviously my first printing plate card.
So that's going to do it for tonight. Remember, if you have any Ortiz cards you think would fit nicely into my Ortiz PC please leave a comment and I will be in touch with you ASAP about it. I have several packages coming in the mail soon. One is from California and the other is from England, but both contain very nice additions to my Ortiz PC so I am very anxious to have those show up in my mailbox. When they do I will surely post about them and tell you about a little bit of the other stuff I got with them. So until then I might stick to posting about popular baseball gossip and rumors...Who knows what the coming days in baseball will uncover, there are surely plenty of things to converse about. Until then, you guys take care and have fun breaking baseball cards!