My frustration with Topps has been at an all time high these past few months. One of these redemptions has been live for a long time now, and the other two should have been shipped to me months ago. I guess it's only fitting that these were delivered on Good Friday:
I'm a little bummed out about this one, because I've seen some very nice Strata Patches on ebay. I hate being a "Debbie Downer," but I have to keep it real. This redemption was very pricey, and unfortunately I got stuck with a dud. I guess I should be happy I even have one, but after waiting so long to get this, it was a letdown when I saw a tiny portion of the red number while all of the other ones I've seen have giant portions of the Dodger logo. In any event, I'm still happy I have this in my collection as it's my first strata patch auto.
The Stadium Club gold Kershaw auto /25 is one of my favorites, because it shows him celebrating his nearly perfect game against the Rockies(Hanley who?). When this product was first released I picked up a redemption for the black parallel /50, but for some reason Topps only produced the gold card, so of course I went right back on ebay after seeing he had signed the gold parallels, and I bought the redemption knowing that the card was now live. I got a really good price on it thankfully. I was really looking forward to getting this graded, but after looking at it closely, there's no way this would get a 9.5. Even though it won't be getting slabbed, it's still such a cool card of an even cooler moment. I love it, and the grainy pic from my phone doesn't do it justice..
This last one is another nice card that has been live for a while. It could possibly get a 9.5, but I'm undecided at this point if I want to get it graded. I don't have many Urias autos, so I'm extremely happy to add this to the Dodger PC!
HAPPY EASTER TO EVERYONE!