Saturday, August 27, 2022

Completion! - 2020 Topps Update Series

A card arrived in the mail this week from Puerto Rico, kind of a long way away for a card to travel.  When it completes a set, though, it could come from Nepal or Napoli or Naples, Florida, for all I care.  Let's see what we got.

2020 Topps Update Series #U-251 Nico Hoerner Rookie Debut
Nico had one hell of a first MLB game, going 3-for-5 with a triple, two runs scored, and 4 RBI.  In the next two seasons, Hoerner averaged 46 appearances a season, but this year he is the Cubs' everyday shortstop.  As I write this, I am probably sitting no more than five miles away from Nico, with his team in town to face the Brewers, a far cry from the Caribbean island from where this card traveled.  And with that, my 2020 Topps Update set is complete.

Saturday, August 13, 2022

Bidding Under the Influence #16


Date: August 3, 2022
Time of Bid: 1:27:07 AM
Cards: 1966 Topps #192 Vic Power
Price: $0.99 (+$1.05 shipping)
What Was I Thinking?:
Vic has an all-time great baseball name.  Would he have been a more well-known player if he had spent his career with only one or two teams?  Very likely, though with 6 All-Star appearances for mediocre teams and a lifetime WAR of 15.3, well short of the Hall of Fame.  This is Power's final regular Topps card.