Thursday, March 15, 2012

Today's Mail...

New card coming in on a trade for a Jason Giambi autograph and a nice Pujols Topps Pristine bat card.  This card is a 2005 Upper Deck Sweet Spot Miguel Cabrera autograph.  I've always liked the Sweet Spot cards, but found two problems with them.  First, the boxes of Sweet Spot are really iffy.  I think I've open half a dozen in my life and gave up on the last box when my Sweet Spot autograph was Mark Lorretta.  Not dissing Mark Lorretta, but you expect better with a nice box.  Second, some of the autographs fade over time or the quality was low when the cards were initially signed.  I have a Adam LaRoche (better than Lorretta?) that looked horrible out of the pack and has only gotten worse over time.  This Cabrera autograph however is great because I didn't have to buy a whole box of Sweet Spot cards and he did a great job of signing the card in black ink pen.  Cabrera is probably my favorite non-Cardinal and non-Ray that I collect at the moment.  My in-laws live in Northern Michigan and are big Tigers fans, so I pay attention to their games and love watching Cabrera.  Curious to see how he does this year playing third again and batting with Prince Fielder behind him.


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  1. Agreed on the Sweet Spots. I have a few. They got better in the later years. Here's my Reggie Smith, which was signed in yellow and is now fading.

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    1. I bet that was a sweet card pack fresh. Great signature, but it has faded.

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  2. Great Cabrera auto. I know you're probably not interested in trading this, but maybe you have some other Tigers to trade. I have a bunch of Cardinals and Rays. Shoot me an email and I'll send you some scans. Lots of Cardinals '50s vintage, and GUs.

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