Monday, September 29, 2014

A second eBay win

And, to be fair, it's not much different than my last win. A couple of weeks ago, I paid -- probably too much -- for a Carlos Gomez 5x7 card that Topps had/gave away at the Fan Fest at the All-Star Game at Target Field in Minneapolis this summer.

I think the cards were made only for the guys who were voted in as starters and/or started in the game. At that point in the season, Milwaukee looked like more than a .500 team -- which is what they are, it seems -- so three of their players made the starting lineup: Gomez, Aramis Ramirez, and Jonathan Lucroy.

I collect Gomez and Lucroy as PCs, so of course I had to go after a Lucroy. I paid about $4 less overall for Lucroy than I did for the Gomez, so that made me happy.

Here it is in all its glory:

When I wrote about the Gomez version, I asked you whether you had bought anything directly from Topps of this nature.  Well, I broke down and bought a couple of items...and they should get here in the next couple of days.  I'll be sure to share when I get them.

Thanks for reading!


  1. Topps ran a special a while back on the entire set, so I pulled the trigger. Haven't even taken them out of the package yet. Still trying to decide how I'm going to display them. I think they have a cool look.

    Lucroy is by far my favorite Brewer. What a great deal for the Brewers when they signed him long term. Great defender, pitch framer and the bat gets better every year.

    1. Lucroy is my favorite current Brewer, definitely. I mean, he's a catcher (to which I'm partial), he's an excellent hitter, he's great behind the plate, and he's pretty unassuming off the field.

      It's like he's the Anti-Braun. ;-)

  2. Must stay away from these things... I have to resist the urge to go chasing the national convention special Ginters!!! You still wanting those rips??