Monday, January 7, 2013

Christmas Cards: Bowman Platinum Blaster

Here's the second of my 3 posts covering the cards my family and friends picked up for me as gifts this past Christmas.  I know I'm about 2 weeks behind in posting "What I Got For Christmas" but it was just too much going on over the holidays to even think about blogging.  

This gift comes from the family of a good buddy of mine named Scott.  We have been trading blasters for the last 2 years or so on each others birthdays and Christmas.  For Christmas this year I was the recipient of a blaster of Bowman Platinum.  Platinum was one of the nicer looking sets of the year so I was happy to get a full blaster to rip open.
It looks as though most of the boxes I open should be destined for Braves fans.  I got the Emerald parallel of Chipper and Gold of Uggla.  Throw in the Ruby Matt Moore and the Gold Votto I'm thinking I've got a pretty good blaster!
I also got 2 of the Top Prospects inserts.  I've somehow ended up with 2 of the Banuelos cards but the Walker is new to me.
The real gem of the box was this autograph card of Eric Arce.  It's a green refractor (not a huge fan of green as a refractor color overall) which is a bonus.  Will you just look at the penmanship this kid has?  You can read every single letter!  Kudos to him for taking the time to legibly sign his cards.  Judging from his Baseball Reference page he knows how to take a walk, he is a 25th round pick in 2011 so the odds are stacked against him to make it to the majors.  He's only 21 so there's still plenty of time for him to develop.  I'd love to see him succeed just to see if his autograph signing skills deteriorate over the years!

Everything you see in this post is for trade.  I also have a good pile of base cards from 2012 Bowman Platinum to trade if anybody needs some to complete their set.


  1. I'd be interested in the Jays cards. I believe I only have Joey Bats from this set.

    Arce isn't a huge prospect (well, he can't hit a damn thing it seems) but I've been looking into adding his auto for the nice signature as well as, well, he's a Jay.

  2. I can use these regular issues 14 45 88 and the Banuelos Top Prospect. Let me know. That is a nice auto. The schools in my area are contemplating dropping cursive writing from the curriculum. Can you just see some player in the future printing his autograph? Just won't be the same.