Wednesday, May 17, 2017

30 Day Challenge, Days 15, 16, and 17

One of your favorite cards from the 2010s

This is a tough one.  My favorite cards from this decade tend to be the early cards of current Red Sox players.  I'll go with this 2012 Grandstand of Mookie Betts.  It's the earliest card I have of Betts.  On this card he is pictured playing for the Lowell Spinners, the Red Sox low A minor league team.

A card of a player whom you appreciate but don't like

There is nobody in baseball that comes even close to Kobe Bryant, so I'm switching sports again for this one.  I am a diehard Lakers fan.  Yet even after all those years with the team, all those all-star appearances, all those championships, all those points, I just never warmed up to Kobe Bryant.  There was something about his attitude and how he talked to the media that bugged me.  Being a big Shaquille O'Neal fan might have had a little to do with it.  This card is Kobe's 1999-2000 Upper Deck Ultimate Victory /100.  It is for trade if anyone is interested, as are all my Kobe cards from roughly that same timeframe.  Let me know if you want to know what I have.

A card from the first set you put together hand collated

I've never hand collated a complete baseball set, so the honor goes to this 1977 Star Wars card.  The blue set was the first I hand collated to completion.  It was a small set, something like 66 cards, but it was a fun venture.  I bought a lot of packs and did a lot of trading to finally complete it.  Cards with light sabres or Darth Vader were my favorites.


  1. I don't know if I would have enough to trade, but I wouldn't mind seeing if we could work something out for that Kobe.

    1. Jon, sure, let's try to work something out. What kind of stuff do you have for trade bait?