Welcome back to the 2012 version of the blowout. I had intended to get to this post yesterday, but despite being a day off for me, I got sidetracked by other stuff. No so today!
Up first is the remaining card from day 1's Blowout forum lot that accidentally didn't get sent to me before:
Now then, onto the first part of the ridiculous COMC haul: hockey and baseball.
my second such relic of Morrison, one of the greatest to ever lace them up for the Wolverines. I really like how I ended up with three colors here, all of them sharp, but definitely highlighted by the scarlet, or whatever you'd call that red swatch. Because they're my two favorite Wolverines hockey players of all time, I'm putting more effort into finding gems of Morrison and the next subject.
setting the college hockey's career wins record with 127. This is a beautiful autograph of his, and the fact that it's a sticker hardly detracts from its attractiveness because it's not very obtrusive. The card is colorful and really pops, and it's paired with a fairly nice signature, including Turco's number, always a plus. Three of my four Turcos are autographs and I plan to bolster that number quite a bit when all is said and done.
five total Razor Letterman patches of Putnam, the newest Colorado Rockie. These are actually reasonably abundant, but rarely are the prices rooted in reality, especially when you go over to eBay and find asking prices starting around 2-3x book value without even taking into account that these get about 1/4 book value in the real world. That said, these two were just fine price-wise, and I may start working on getting his name plate in one or more of the versions. I'm 1/3 of the way to the base and /20 version, so those may actually be reasonably possible. I don't see myself going after the 1/1s unless something crazy happens, though. Either way, these are tons of fun to have.
Today's cards give me 398 in football, 81 in baseball and 22 in hockey, along with my three basketball hits, for a grand total of 504 Michigan PC cards. That's a fun milestone to hit, especially with the 400-card barrier soon to fall for football, as soon as I get around to scanning and posting them. And yeah, I'm as shocked as you that Rich Hill wasn't involved today!
Tune in tomorrow (or very soon) for a couple more days of the blowout, including a split-up look at my football haul from COMC.