Wednesday 22 October 2014

A Slight Detour

Way back at the start of September, I grabbed the Mets in a mojobreak mixer which landed me some nice additions to my Mets collection. The package was sent out on 9/9. It took about a month and a half to arrive, since for some reason, the USPS felt it had to travel the world first.
And by tour the world, I mean it went back and forth across the Pacific and the Equator.

Meaning it finally arrived today.

But, it was worth the wait, especially since the main card was a redemption, and I had no plans to sell the card.

But, I'll start with some of the other goodies from the long awaited envelope.
These were my first cards out of Finest 2014 to enter my collection. They're colourful, I'll give them that. This break was really good to my David Wright collection, with this being the first addition.
I've only busted a little bit of Prizm this year, but did end up with a Matt Den Dekker base card. No dupes of that here, as this added 4 more card to my Mets binder. A decent job working around the lack of logos, but it might get tiresome in greater numbers.

The Chrome content was the best to my David Wright collection, though.
A base card.
A nice refractror-y 1989 insert.
And then the Topps Shelf (groan) insert.

Both 2011 Finest and 2013 Sterling didn't even land me a base card, so it was up to Panini America's Pastime to save the break.
First up was this /125 of Lenny Dykstra.
While I like adding the card, I don't think his style of play really makes him a character of the game. I think more along the lines of Bill Lee or Turk Wendell in terms of characters of the game.

So, it looked like I was going to get skunked. But the very last item was this:
A dual autograph book of two people who will seemingly anchor the Mets pitching staff for the near future. I can't wait to get this booklet into my hands. Looking around, this will be numbered to 25, and the signatures will be on-card (or on-book). It looks like Zack Wheeler's cards are all live, while Matt Harvey's autos are all redemptions. So, I guess that's who I'm waiting on.

I really can't wait to get this in my possession. If I overlook the lack of logos, this could be the one of the more spectacular additions to my Mets collection. And if it comes through, it will be worth the wait.


  1. Nice dual redemption! Also, USPS blows as usual. Blame American education, I mean it's easy to confuse New Zealand and Canada, right?

  2. That's a great redemption card and a great break. I'm still not sure about that New Zealand trip the package made, though -- I mean, would you ever accidentally get on a plane bound, say, for Toronto and end up in Christchurch, New Zealand, about 25 hours later?

  3. Gotta love the good old USPS. Congratulations on getting the dual autograph in your group break.

  4. Holy crap, that package had a nice vacation.

    Congrats on the Harvery/Wheeler. I have the version that has Gerrit Cole and Wheeler. It is pretty nice with on card autos!