Thursday, February 26, 2009

CC: A Completely Unique Individual

This card represents my first successful purchase from the Topps Vault. They're pretty smart, those guys, selling off a bunch of interesting stuff both old and new, much of it one-of-a-kind.
The packaging and presentation is more than adequate. My CC card arrived in a mail-safe box within a couple of days of ordering.
2009 Topps Vault First Edition Blank Back (1/1)

The card itself is in a hard plastic case that cannot be opened using traditional means. Affixed to the top is a Topps Vault sticker. Unlike some other Topps cards that come packaged (like the '05 Retired Signature cards), this is not meant to be an unbreakable seal that cannot be compromised. The sticker has peeled part of itself off already and looks like it will need to be re-stuck at regular intervals.

The back is blank, of course, and hand-numbered.

And Topps also threw in an invitation to celebrate the wedded bliss of Mike Jasperson's eldest daughter. I will display this on my wall right next to the certificate that proclaims me to be the owner of a "Quality Seyko Timepiece."

All kidding aside, I am very happy to have this card. I fully realize that this is an impossible quest I am on, but this 1/1 card should get me as close as possible to my goal of owning all CC Sabathia cards on which he is a Brewer.

2008 Topps Updates & Highlights #UH300
2008 Topps Updates & Highlights #UH300 Gold Foil
2008 Topps Updates & Highlights #UH300 Gold (0313/2008)
2008 Topps Updates & Highlights #UH300 Black (56/57)
2008 Upper Deck Timeline #39
2008 Upper Deck Timeline #39 Gold
2008 Upper Deck Timeline #162
2008 Upper Deck Timeline #162 Gold Stamp
2008 Upper Deck Timeline #242
2008 UD Documentary #3048 MIL103
2008 UD Documentary #3138 MIL106
2008 UD Documentary #3228 MIL109
2008 UD Documentary #3318 MIL112
2008 UD Documentary #3948 MIL133
2008 UD Documentary #4038 MIL136
2008 UD Documentary #4128 MIL139
2008 UD Documentary #4218 MIL142
2008 UD Documentary #4308 MIL145
2008 UD Documentary #4398 MIL148
2008 UD Documentary #4488 MIL151
2008 UD Documentary #4578 MIL154
2008 UD Documentary #4668 MIL157
2008 UD Documentary #4758 MIL160
2008 UD Documentary #4848
2008 UD Documentary #4398 MIL148 Gold
2008 Topps Stadium Club #10
2008 Upper Deck Sweet Spot #18
2009 Topps #170
2009 Topps #170 Gold Parallel (0949/2009)
2009 Topps #170 Black Parallel (28/58)
2009 Topps Silk Collection (35/50)
2009 Toppstown #TTT14
2009 Toppstown #TTT14 Gold Parallel
2009 Topps Vault First Edition Blank Back (1/1)
2009 Upper Deck #212
2009 Upper Deck #GJ-CS Game Jersey Triple Swatch MIL (45/99)
2009 Upper Deck O-Pee-Chee #OPC-6
2009 Upper Deck #GJ-CS UD Game Jersey Dual Swatch "52" (136/149)
2009 Upper Deck #R6 Rivals (w/some guy on some other team)


Voltaire said...

So this is a blank back...? Did this come in a pack, or do you just buy them from their store, or what?

Thorzul said...

Got it from the Topps Vault eBay store.

Voltaire said...

Ah. Cool. Congratulations, by the way. As an Indians fan myself I'm quite happy you've taken to the big guy as much as you have.

dayf said...

So, what... they're making fake proof cards now? Or is this a real proof card? that they slapped a sticker on and wrote 1/1? Ugh. No card newer than 1973 will ever be worth anything ever again. Thanks Topps.