Let's get started first with some of the single cards I picked up today. As discussed in previous posts, one of the best parts of having a local card shop is the fact that you have an extra set of eyes and ears to help you build your collection. I leave my house around 6:30 each morning and get home some time in between 5:00 and 5:30. During my work day I miss out on all sorts of cards. No problems, my card shop has my back. So, the first card I added to my collection I saw about two weeks ago on the Big D's Facebook page:
I have really enjoyed watching Machado the past year and a half and not added many Machado cards to my collection. I did pick up one Bowman autograph last year, but that was a sticker autograph versus this awesome on-card signature. I sat on the card for a day and was not sure I was going to pick it up, but then Jimmy posted another incredible autographed card, which I decided to bundle together with this Machado. My other card:
Yes, it's a Longoria autograph which is always on my radar, but that patch piece is incredible. Just filthy. I had to add this card to my collection and was happy that Jimmy gave me a chance to add this card to my collection. I have Longoria autographs, but I do not have one with this cool of a patch piece. In fact, I am not sure I have a Longoria card with this cool of a patch piece. Besides picking up these two cards, I also did a little bit of wax. That's for a few other posts, but before I left I picked up one more cool single card:
This card is a Topps Vault card which is the front proof for Longo's 2010 Topps Opening card. I added a Leslie Anderson card like this a few months back. Jimmy had picked up a lot of Longoria cards over the past week and still had this card leftover from the lot. I am not huge on one of ones, but I do really like some of the stuff on the Topps Vault and it was well priced. It came with the usual paperwork from Topps.....