Last year I really enjoyed the first release of the Topps Museum Collection and was excited to get my hands on a few cards this year. Last week the product hit the shelves and I overcame the temptation of ripping a box or pack to wait out a few cards in trades and auctions. My first pair of cards came in the mail this afternoon. Big one first.
2013 Topps Museum Collection Bruce Sutter
Sutter was the last Cardinals player elected to the Hall of Fame and also had his jersey retired at the beginning of last season. Sutter was one of the dominate relievers of his area and he was also noted for being one of the pioneers of the split finger fastball. Sutter is a pretty easy autograph to find on the secondary market, but is mainly in a Cubs or Braves jersey on most of the cards. While I do not like sticker autographs, especially on a high end product, this card was a little too nice to pass by. Especially since it is my first Sutter autograph in a Cardinals uniform. The red patch piece on the left-hand side of this card makes it a little bit sweeter.
2013 Topps Museum Collection Jaime Garcia
And I also picked up this jumbo Jaime Garcia jersey card. It's been a bad day for Jaime, as it was just announced he is out for the season, so I will simply say that this is a pretty cool jumbo piece of his jersey.