Friday, December 4, 2015

Home & Away

First off, thank you to everyone who checked out my previous post about my Topps Yankees Project. It was a record number of views for me. While I honestly don't get caught up in how many views a post gets, I am really proud of my project, and appreciate that others were interested enough to take a peek.

A re-tweet from Topps drove a ton of traffic as well.

Now back to my regularly scheduled, barely thought-out posts.
This beauty arrived in the mail today. It's from 2009 SP Legendary Cuts and is new to my collection. When I saw it, I liked that it included Jorge Posada. Both Tino and Jorge played a huge role on the Yankees championship teams of my youth, both carrying the offense on their own at various times.

Posada was a guy who could get scorching hot for days at a time. I remember a few different runs when he simply would not get out, or every hit went for extra bases. It's easy to forget now since we're several years from the end of his career, but he was a great offensive player in his prime.

While both jersey swatches are rather bland, I do like that there is a home swatch (Tino), and a road swatch (Posada). I actually think a set called "Home & Away" would be a cool insert set. Each card would only have one player, but there would be two jersey home, one away.

Perhaps there already is a set out there that exists. I'm not sure. All I know is that two different colored swatches is a little cooler than two of the exact same color.


  1. Nice card of two of my favorites!

  2. That's a beautiful card. Congrats on the new addition!

  3. 1st, loved reading the Yankees Project. That was fantastic!

    I also like the card above...reminds me of a postage stamp. Something a little different with a jersey card is always good...