Saturday, March 27, 2021

First 2021 Card goes to the Vogelmonster Collection

 Retail is scarce in my area and Dan Vogelbach has not been included in a 2021 release to date. So, I've been patiently sitting on the 2021 collecting sidelines. Until now . . . enter 2021 Topps Archives Signature Series. 

Topps Big League was my favorite set from 2020 so pulling the trigger on this beauty was an easy decision. 

There are plenty of other options to choose from if one requires a Vogelmonster auto from the 2021 edition of Archives Signature Series, but nothing else has caught my eye so I'll probably stay away. 

I'm not sure how many different products Vogelbach will be included in this year. After starting 2020 with Seattle, and then being claimed by Toronto and later Milwaukee I doubt very much he's in line for a card in Topps Series 2. He'll probably have to make the Brewers' opening day roster and tear the cover off the ball for a couple of months to earn a spot in Update. If given a chance, I know my guy can do it!

In the meantime I'll enjoy this gorgeous piece of cardboard and keep cherry picking other rare Vogelmonster cards that have eluded me over the years. Hopefully, I have plenty to show off this summer. 

Thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, March 6, 2021

Found the Papradascha (AKA: Shiny Pink Mojo)

 The 2020 Topps Chrome Sapphire "Papradascha" parallel popped up on Ebay last week and I was all to happy to learn that my snipe attempt at the end of the auction brought home the prize. 

I wasn't sure why Topps went with the name of "papradascha" for this pink parallel so I did a quick Google search. This was as close as I could find to Topps' spelling. 

It's pink and it's a sapphire, which makes some sense. But, why the different spelling? I suppose only someone at Topps can answer that question. 

Here's the back of the card showing the 1/1 serial number. 

I remember there was a time when I didn't possess a single 1/1 card. I have more than a few VOGELMONSTER 1/1's now, but this one may be the prettiest. 

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you enjoy the weekend!