Sunday, January 1, 2017

Tek Savvy Rays

I hope that everyone is having a good 2017.  We are a few hours in, doesn't feel that much different from 2016.  It's cold rainy day here in central North Carolina, so I figured I could catch up a little bit on blogging.  It's been a few days since I posted, a pair of new cards for your Sunday.

First up, is a new Blake Snell.....

I have picked up a bunch of the Topps Tek autographs over the last two years since Topps relaunched this product.  I always enjoyed collecting these back in the late 1990s and early 2000s when the original few sets were put out.  The new version does have a base set, but I have not really gotten into those as much as I have enjoyed the autographs.  There have been some good current and former players on the checklists for autographs, plus they've been on card card signatures.

Snell was kind of my Durham Bulls player of choice during this past year, I have picked up a bunch of his autographs, so hopefully this year will have plenty of more new Snell autographs for me to track down.

and more Topps Tek....

It's a little weird to see Wil Myers back in a Rays uniform, but this is one of those "older" Topps Tek autographs that I spoke of in the paragraphs above.  Beyond being really cool cards, a lot of the autographs from the 2014 and 2015 Topps Tek sets have become really inexpensive.  This Myers card cost me more in shipping off of Ebay than the cost of winning the auction.  

Two cool new cards to start off 2017.  Hope everyone had a fun and safe New Years Eve!  Happy 2017!  


  1. Happy new year! Nice Teks - I still have yet to pick up any cards from the rebooted brand; perhaps I should get on that.

    1. They are nice cards and there are a few a Cubbies in there.