Thursday, June 19, 2014

2014 Sportlots purchases: Getz, Kamieniecki, and Richard

Here is the last group of pickups from my most recent Sportlots purchase:

Chris Getz 2009 Upper Deck First Edition
I still don't understand the existence of "First Edition" sets from Topps, Upper Deck, et al, since, as usual, this is just a lower-end version of the base card, lacking that version's foil and adding an unnecessary border on the left.  I like the photo, at least.
Chris Getz 2014 Topps Target Red Border and Wal Mart Blue Border
Here's another pair of 2014 Topps flagship parallels of Getz, who gets a great action photo for the second year in a row.  They're totally unnecessary retail exclusives, but at least the colors look reasonable.  Of Chris' 12 cards in the rainbow, I now own the base, these two, plus the Gold and Red Hot Foil versions, so I'm getting there.  All told, I now have 70/101 in his run.

Scott Kamieniecki 1994 Collector's Choice Silver Signature
I said yesterday that I prefer the '96 set's version of these parallels since they also include a colored border that corresponds to the signature; without that, the signature by itself doesn't add much.  Annoyingly enough, by the way, I still need the Gold Signature from this set!
Scott Kamieniecki 1994 Stadium Club First Day Issue
Hey, this one scanned pretty well, kinda like the Extreme Silver Ontiveros from yesterday!  I still need the Members Only and Team First Day Issue versions before I can call the "label maker" set done for Scott.
Scott Kamieniecki 1995 Pinnacle Artist's Proof
Hooray for '95 Pinnacle!  I still remember busting blisters and packs of this stuff hoping for one of the inserts, but before the proliferation of the internet I hadn't seen one of these before.  They're no longer as rare as I thought they were, but they're still cool!
Scott Kamieniecki 1995 Ultra Gold Medallion
I'm pretty sure I prefer '95's version of this parallel to the '96 cards, where the entire background is gold foil.  I think the Gold Medallion logo just lends itself well to this kind of design without detracting from the rest of the card.
Scott Kamieniecki 1996 Collector's Choice Gold Signature
Not only did I land Ontiveros from this set, but I also managed to find Kamieniecki's card as well.  It's a shame he doesn't have any certified autos because it looks like he's got a pretty nice signature.
Scott Kamieniecki 1998 Pacific Online
No, no longer exists (I checked), but at least does forward you to the official Baltimore page.  Still, this concept hasn't aged very well!  Here's the Red version from the same set, which I previously landed.  By the way, these six give Scott a new total of 75/89, meaning I'm pretty close to the end of his run as well.

Clayton Richard 2014 Topps Target Red Border
Just one Clayton card today (and not the guy who threw the no-no last night, obviously), but every little bit helps.  Like one of the Getz cards above, this is a 2014 Target Red parallel I needed, and it puts me at four of the 12 since I hadn't landed his Wal Mart card yet.  Hopefully Richard can return stronger than ever from thoracic outlet syndrome surgery (which Jeremy Bonderman endured a few years ago).  I now own 102/145 in his collection.

That wasn't a bad little haul considering many of those were add-ons to packages that focused on set completion.  PC-heavy stuff will return soon with aforementioned packages from COMC and eBay.

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