Wednesday, February 13, 2013

2013 Topps World Series Champions Buster Posey Patch/Autograph

Topps began issuing a set of relic and autographed cards from the previous seasons World Series Champion starting with their 2006 set which featured the White Sox.  The cards are usually pretty popular and usually get swallowed up pretty quickly.  I first took interest in the cards when I pulled a Frank Thomas jersey card out of a pack of 2006 Topps.


2006 Topps World Series Champions Frank Thomas Jersey

I thought the cards were a pretty cool idea, so I have made finding one card from the World Series champions card set a priority for my collection.  Some years I will settle for any card from the set if I am indifferent about the team, but other years I try to pick up a certain player.  For example, I was really excited to put together a few cards from the 2007 set with the Cardinals.  I could have easily gone after a Pujols card, or one of the other name Cardinals players, but instead went after a card of Jeff Weaver.  


2007 Topps Word Series Champions Jeff Weaver Jersey


Weaver pitched a great clincher game for the Cardinals in the 2006 World Series and had several other great pitching performances in the earlier rounds of the playoffs.  I figured if I was ever going to hunt down a Jeff Weaver card, this was the one to find.  While I wouldn't say no to a Pujols card from this set, they generally trade or sell for over $100.  Yawn.  Which brings me to this years World Series Champions addition:

2012 Topps World Series Champions Buster Posey Autograph/Patch


I am not a huge fan of the design of these cards, especially the blue plaid stuff up at the top of the card.   However, I love the patch piece with the gold, orange, and black piece.  Great piece of patch and Topps has sprinkled many great ones throughout the set with many of the Giants players including Posey.  Now, I've been on a bit of a Posey kick lately and figured that this would be a sufficient addition to cover having a card from this set for this year.  



5 comments:

  1. Oddly, Big Hurt was on that team but was "hurt" and didn't take the field in the series. Weird to have a jersey card of him.

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    1. It was an odd World Series in general since both teams were missing their iconic players. The White Sox were without Thomas and the Astros were missing Bagwell. I ended up picking up a Konerko too, but this Thomas started this collection for me

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  2. I love that Weaver 06 Cardinals WSR from 2007 Topps. I just picked up a Preston Wilson bat relic version of the 06 Cardinals WSR set. I was at nearly every home game for the last 45 days with the Cards losing game #161 to the Brewers even while hitting back to back to back solo home runs in the 9th. Meanwhile Houston lost and the Cards finished 83-78 with Houston at 82-80. If Houston had won, the SF Giants would have had to fly back to St. Louis to play a make up game of a 9/17/06 rain out with Barry Bonds. My former wife and I were at every STL NLDS home game against the Padres (3-1), every STL NLCS home game against the Mets (4-3) and every STL home game against the Tigers (4-1). Weaver pitched 8 innings in game 5 which was actually game 4 WS tickets because game 4 was rained out & game 5 tickets were used for game 4. Absolutely amazing experience. I would love to buy that Weaver from you if you'd ever consider selling it. Regardless really a cool card. clewis0761@mac.com

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  3. I just picked up the Wainwright 06 Cardinals WCR from 2007 Topps. Much more expensive than the Wilson above. That's 2 of 15 and I can tell that this is going to be a difficult process. The thrill of the chase coupled with the love of the product, make it worth the while. Still love that Weaver you've got above. clewis0761@mac.com

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  4. I just picked up the Wainwright 06 Cardinals WCR from 2007 Topps. Much more expensive than the Wilson above. That's 2 of 15 and I can tell that this is going to be a difficult process. The thrill of the chase coupled with the love of the product, make it worth the while. Still love that Weaver you've got above. clewis0761@mac.com

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