Chris Getz 2014 Topps Clear Stock (#09/10)I was starting to feel like one of the few people out there who didn't have one of these so I was thrilled to find Getz's version of one of Topps' few awesome ideas from the last few years--and it wasn't even as expensive as I thought it would be!
Steve Howe 1995 BazookaThis is just one of a larger bunch of Howe pickups that you'll get to see a bit later in this post. Fortunately, 1995's Bazooka set doesn't bring back the horrible memories that 1996's does--think worst...collation...ever.
Michael O'Neill 2014 Bowman Chrome Prospect Autographs Refractor auto (#375/500)I've still got a long way to go on my O'Neill collection--this is just my 26th card out of his 83 I've checklisted so far. But every little bit helps, and it always gives a PC a nice boost to add an autograph and Refractor at the same time! By the way, nearly half of my O'Neill cards feature signatures, with a whopping 12 owning that distinction!
Rich Hill 2009 Topps Heritage Ad Panels (with Poreda and Hall)This is actually my most recent purchase this month, a card won on eBay exactly 10 days ago. These Heritage Ad Panels can be a pain to track down, but once in a while you find a guy selling a bunch and luck out. And as luck would have it, this should be the last Hill I need to track down now that I have three different versions (two, three). I hadn't added this one to my checklist for whatever reason, so I now list 349 total cards in the run of the newest member of the Oakland A's (congrats, Rich!), of which I have about 70%. I wonder if his bit of success this year will lead to any cards in 2015 or 2016?
Chris Getz 2010 Topps Heritage
Just one other card of Getz, but it's from the classy-looking 2010 Heritage set, and it's further classed up by the Topps All-Star Rookie logo. Today's pair puts me pretty close to the 75% mark of his collection.
1992 Topps Gold; 1992 Upper Deck Gold Hologram; 1994 Stadium Club Golden Rainbow
1994 Topps Gold; 1995 Collector's Choice Silver Signature; 1995 Fleer
1995 Stadium Club Virtual RealityAnd I finish off the post with seven more cards of Howe. I got a lot of help from Sportlots sellers from whom I was mainly purchasing UM football rookies. As always, combined shipping FTW! Nothing terribly exciting here, though there's only one non-insert card ('95 Fleer). Oddly enough, every single insert is a parallel, including UD's questionable Gold Hologram set that features--you guessed it--a gold hologram on the back of the card. Woooo. I keep plugging along on this collection, though, and stand at 62/82, good for about 83%, which isn't bad for a collection I began just a few months ago.
Next up I intend to get to a couple trade posts before showing off COMC stuff and a huge, huge cache of the aforementioned football rookies.