Tuesday, May 17, 2011

A top prospect, an old guy, and a hot babe...

...walk into a bar. Just kidding. However, this does describe a package I got in the mail yesterday. I recent won an auction for a 2011 Tristar Manny Banuelos bronze parallel #'d 88/99. I accidentally won this same card in a different auction as well, so I now have just over 2% of the world's supply of this card. I'm a hoarder. Anyhow, I've been trying to grab Banuelos' cards when they are affordable, and recently some 2011 Tristar cards starting popping up. They have so far been more affordable than his previous versions, so that certainly helps. I'm still anxiously looking to acquire a 2010 Topps Pro Debut Banuelos.

Here is the card, complete without team logos. The design is ok - I probably would have avoided anything that remotely looks like a diamond this year because of Topps, and the gloss is terrible. The card almost slipped out of my hands. I can't imagine a signature sticking to these cards.

Oh, and the seller threw in these cards too:


  1. Hot babe is a good way to lure even Red Sox collectors to your blog...

  2. Hot babes are a wonderful thing.

  3. Oh, I have your Gypsy Queen Andruw Jones (and possibly Wall Climbers Swisher too), if you still need it/them.