Bill Freehan 2006 Greats of the Game Printing Plates Magenta (1/1)
It's been quite a while since I added a 1/1 of any type to Freehan's collection, the other being a Cyan Plate from 2005 Topps Fan Favorites, so I had no problem plunking down a bit more than $10 for this beauty from Fleer's outstanding 2006 GotG product. Now that I'm looking at his checklist I realize that this puts a nice little bow on his small rainbow from that set as it goes along with the base, Pewter, Copper, and autograph I own. While I lack one other autograph and an auto/bat card, those are from an insert set and don't parallel the base version. One other note I found interesting: these are Bill's only cards from 2006 and his last before reappearing in 2012 and 2013.
Now it's time for a bit of celebration as this card marks 25 hits of Freehan in my baseball PC! He joins Rich Hill (117) and Zach Putnam (32) as the only players to reach that mark to-date. Overall I now own 85 cards of the former catcher, including almost 60% of his regular issues. Finally, this is my 37th total printing plate/1-1, 27 of which represent Michigan baseball alumni.
That's it for recent eBay pickups but I do have a few trade packages to get through before posting lots and lots of COMC stuff.