2004 Donruss Leather & Lumber Ozzie Smith Autograph
I already owned the Stan Musial, Red Schoendienst, and Lou Brock. The new Ozzie autograph leaves me a Bob Gibson autograph away from completing the entire Cardinals team set of autographs from the Leather & Lumber set. I have a couple of other sets where I have completed the entire run of Cardinals autographs, but there are always a few non-Hall of Famers in the set. In addition to the Ozzie Smith autograph I was also able to land an autograph of Cardinals top pitching prospect Carlos Martinez.
2012 Bowman Chrome Carlos Martinez Autograph
I have added a few other Martinez cards over the past year, but I am always in the market for autographed cards of Cardinals prospects. Martinez is a hard thrower and had an off year in AA last year, but was still ranked 39th on Keith Law's prospect list on ESPN right in front of Red Sox phenom Jackie Bradley Jr. and right behind last year's Future's Game MVP Nick Castellanos. Overall, two nice new Cardinals autographs for my collection.