Friday, April 9, 2010

CC: From Worst to First

Here are my two most recent Sabathia-as-a-Brewer acquisitions. The gulf between the two is simply staggering. let's begin with what is probably his worst Brewers card

2009 Upper Deck First Edition #166

There's just nothing going on there, really. First Edition is a product even I won't touch, and I once bought a pack of Hamtaro. My one bit of solace is the lingering possibility that I just might own a large portion of that exact "Milwaukee" patch on Sabathia's left sleeve. What do you think, folks?

You've just been served a shit sandwich, but for dessert you're getting a deluxe hot fudge sundae, and when you finish the last spoonful, you discover a diamond ring in your bowl.

2009 Topps Sterling Seasons Booklet Card 8x Jersey AUTO #SSA-34 (1/1)

And the back... er... cover.

This is a great card, but I now need some information on how to store and display it properly. It came shipped in two extra-thick top loaders (one for each half), not a bad short-term solution, but it won't cut it for the long haul. Does Ultra Pro sell holders for exactly this type of card? Any ideas?


Matt F. said...

Of course an auto and 8-piece relic are better than a 1st Edition card but the 1st edition design and photo kicks the Sterling's ass.

longlivethewho13 said...

The sticker auto works really well with the card.

Chris Harris said...

I have one "book" card in my collection, and it's stored in a 25-card swing-case. Of course, you can only see the cover and not the relics.

night owl said...

OK, I know I'm a freak, but I seriously would take the First Edition card over that book thing.


No, seriously.


I'm sorry.

John said...

You can buy a custom holder on eBay specifically for this type of card but unfortunately it is on the expensive side:

Peterson said...

I am on this CG(Complete Game) Sabathia quest as well. Did you see the one Big D made for me? sick as could be.
share what you have with me when you get a minute?
(i am pretty sure you knew, but I am brewers fan aswell.)
I do not have either of these, but just got my hands on a few thanks to trades. Have you attempted a checklist?