I mentioned in my birthday post that I received a package in the mail a couple of days ago. Turns out the package was from Topps and it had my 2011 Topps Diamond Giveaway cards in it. I was surprised at the quick turn around as I had only requested my cards a week before. Here are the scans of what I received.
Well this first one isn't from Topps it's actually from eBay but it came the same day so I tossed it in just for fun. I think I paid $1 shipped for this card so I can't complain too much.
1977 Topps card of some Brewer I don't know? The only reason I requested this card from Topps was the fact that it would be the oldest card in my collection. This card is 10 years older than me. I have bad news for Mr. Tim Johnson from 1977. I recently won an even older card from Napkin Doon during the Big Fun Game. I'll post about that whenever I receive it sometime soon.
Easily one of my favorite Astros during my younger days. He played the position I loved so naturally I looked up to him. Maybe one day I'll be able to meet him or send him a TTM to add to my collection.
How bad ass does Jeff Bagwell look in this picture? Polarized lenses never get old to me and he is rocking the classic gold star uni! Houston kids these days aren't as lucky as my generation because we got to witness Mr. Jeffrey Bagwell hit bombs all day. Hands down my favorite Astro in the history of the franchise.
Finally, the best card of the order (no offense Baggie). I mentioned in a previous post that I traded a bunch of vintage for this guy and I don't regret it one bit. I love this card so much and I can't wait to display it around my room. That bottom left corner isn't bent it's just the clear protective sheet that came on the card. Hunter Pence may end up playing for another team by the end of this weekend but I'll be keeping this card forever.
I'd like to hear your thoughts on the die cut cards and whether you think Pence gets traded before the deadline. Just leave a comment and let me know.