Monday, April 16, 2018

In the Mail - Remembering the Astrodome

Another TCDB trade package arrived in the mail last week.  For the first time, it was from a fellow blogger who's also a TCDB member.  Many of you are probably aware of Bru over at Remember the Astrodome.  He was looking for some oddball Astros I had recently entered, and in return I received some Red Sox cards from 2018 Donruss and Topps.
 
2018 Donruss Diamond Kings Mookie Betts
I intend to go back thru Donruss's history and enter all the Diamond King Red Sox into my want list.  I just haven't gotten to it yet.  I've been entering tradeds, updates, and rookies from all brands though. Mookie here kicks the Diamond King initiative off.

These Pedroia and Betts cards, along with the Diamond King above, are my first from this year's Donruss. I see a lot of Donruss bashing in the blogosphere. But I actually like what they're doing since they re-emerged a handful of years ago. They somehow manage to produce a flagship set each year that is very distinctively Donruss at first glance, yet different enough to keep me interested. I wish they had a MLB license because the empty air brushed caps and jerseys are awkward. But they are doing the best they can do under the circumstances. And if it's profitable doing it this way, who can blame them.

2018 Topps Rafael Devers
This Rafael Devers card completes the series 1 Red Sox team set for me.  Matt Barnes and the Team Card were also in the trade.  I am eagerly awaiting series 2!  I'm also looking forward to Bowman and Finest Refractors!

I didn't know about Bru and his blog until making this trade. Now I read it regularly, and you should too if you haven't. There's a link on my blog roll at left.  Thanks for the trade, Bru!

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