Monday, July 12, 2010

A Lacking Collection

My Halladay collection was lacking. Until I saw how my A-Rod collection had been shaping up recently. It’s in a dismal state, no new additions except for base cards since 2009! And then I realized what else was lacking from my collection… game used cards! I changed that quickly.

2002 Topps Chrome 5-Card Stud Jack of all Trades Relics 5JAR: Alex Rodriguez This beauty has quickly become one of my favorite cards. It looks fantastic in person. Nice chunk of bat, nice shine, and a fun design. I like it.

2002 Upper Deck Diamond Connection Bat Around Quads TROJ: Jim Thome/Alex Rodriguez/Magglio Ordonez/David Justice Jim Thome, one of the most likable sluggers to ever play the game and a future Hall of Famer. Alex Rodriguez, one of the greatest hitters and all around players in the history of baseball. Magglio Ordonez, perennial playoff hitter and anchor in a potent Detroit Tigers lineup. David Justice… uh, gosh… um… oh boy… uh… it’s a nice card.

1994 Upper Deck Electric Diamond #24: Alex Rodriguez Another false advertising card. If its not his rookie card, don’t put “star rookie” on the front dammit! Regardless, it’s a sexy-lookin’ card.

All these bad mofos are courtesy of capncush, who has an extensive Photobucket album filled with his PCs and cards for trade. While these cards kick ass, I still need more to add to the A-Rod collection. Thank God no one likes A-Rod, so it should be easy to find and trade for his stuff. Peace y’all!


  1. I thought 1994 was his rookie year, no?

  2. Yes, but officially there are 6 RC of A-Rod, including the famous SP Foil card, the Fleer Update, and the UD base card. Apparently all these other 94 cards aren't, for some odd reason.

  3. It's funny, a parallel in 1994 isn't considered a RC yet in 2010, a Superfractor is. Gotta love it!