I have had a rough few weeks trying to track down some of the jumbo pieces from Topps Series 2. I picked up one piece from the jumbo line last week when I added a plain jumbo jersey of Cardinals outfielder Matt Holliday. I had a few other targets in the set, but I cannot win anything this week. Yesterday's post detailed a pair of Acetate parallels I lost, today I will spare you the details of every jumbo auction I lost last week, but it's easily in the double digits. At least half of the auction loses involve Mark McGwire.
I left Big Mac alone for a few days and set my sights down a little bit to some Rays. I still love the Rays, but being in last place eases the price and popularity of a players cards. Being in last place and having an off season does even more. Ladies and Gentleman, a Topps Jumbo I actually won without getting sniped at the last second:
The Zorilla is certainly having an off year and has been the subject of a lot of trade rumors lately. He's a former Durham Bull and still one of my favorite players on the field, even if he's slowing down just a bit. Through 66 games this year Zobrist is positing a .247/.332/.375 line which are all well below his career average.
The card features a blue patch piece from a Rays home jersey along with a piece of white patch outline and a second piece of the outline on the right side of the circle. The card is numbered to 99, which is really high for a jumbo jersey piece, but it is clear from the other cards in this set, that this is another case of Topps leftovers.