Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Ain't That Rich?

Just a quick post tonight thanks to Jeff providing some great content, but I wanted to show off a card I just got from Sam in a trade along with my loot from his group break:
Rich Hill #36 in my PC is this 2007 UD Masterpieces Strokes of Genius auto.  I've been after this card for quite a while, and I know I've been after Sam's copy for a good while as well.  He was more than fair in what he demanded for compensation, so he was happy to ship it on over with my group break stuff, and now here it is for all to see.

I think the Masterpieces set is pretty much universally liked in my experience.  It's got a high-quality artistic feel to it that I don't think similar sets like Topps Heritage and Gallery even begin to approach.  It's one product where anybody would gladly build the base set just to be able to display them proudly, but then UD ups the ante on the autographs by throwing on a sharp border, leaving the right amount of space for the photo and signature, and even getting--*GASP*--an on-card autograph!

It may not be the rarest or most expensive in my collection, but this is easily one of my favorites of Hill, who oddly enough always looks happier in his Cubs cards, probably because they were the best days of his career.

Thanks again for a great trade, Sam!

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