Tuesday, October 9, 2018

Christmas in October

I know, I know. Wrong month. I suppose this post would have worked better three months ago for "Christmas in July", but the 2018 version of Panini's National Treasures wasn't out yet. Two months from now and it's December, but . . . well, heck . . . I couldn't wait two more months to post such a display of Vogelbach goodness.

Behold!  A Material Signatures Treasures insert from this year's set of National Treasures with a serial number of 12 out of 25! It's a Christmas card as my buddy Gavin likes to call them.
I'm not a big fan of stick-o-graphs, but the penmanship (for Vogelbach) is pretty good here. Also, the patch. OH. MY. GOODNESS. That patch! My only wish is it was larger! I'm not 100% certain, but I think this is part of one of the silver letters from the teal jerseys the Mariners wear. 

 The previous auction of this card sold for a song on Ebay and I used the Best Offer option and mentioned that in the comments. I got this one for a very good price and I couldn't be happier.

Vogelbach hasn't had much cardboard this year to chase so I was ecstatic when I learned he was in National Treasures. Logos or no logos, if I had the coin to buy one high-end box I would certainly go this route.
Also, I love the write-up on the back. Panini gets it: "A big basher who obliterates baseballs for a living."
The only thing better would have been if they would have used VOGELMONSTER on the back instead of DAN VOGELBACH. Just sayin'.

I was having a pretty good day, but cardboard like this just takes it to an entirely different level.

Thanks for stopping by!


  1. Nice Christmas card. Whenever I come across one on eBay... I automatically think of Gavin.

  2. Looking good! And it's cool that I'm known for my love of 12/25 cards. :)

  3. You're definitely right, that's one beautiful patch!

  4. Panini sure makes some nice patches.