Today’s card came from an eBay purchase. It was from the same seller who had the Topps Fusion Jersey from yesterday’s post. Both these cards had a rather circuitous journey to get to me, as the seller didn’t ship to Canada, so I had to get a friend to snag them and then ship them off to me. I wish more baseball card sellers would ship to Canada, but there are a few more hoops to jump through, and Paypal doesn’t make it the safest way to ship by any means – so I get by with a little help from my friends.
On to the card itself – I love mini cards. I am putting together both the base A&G minis and the black bordered minis from this year. Really sharp looking sets. Topps has had the plastic frames they use in A&G around for a little while. They are used in this set, and they are also used on the jersey and autograph cards from 03/04 Topps C55 hockey (which also featured a stash of minis). As for the swatch – bat pieces tend to be boring, unless they of the barrel variety (preliminary checklists show that Hamilton has a bat barrel card in UD’s upcoming Ultimate Collection). This piece is no exception to the ‘boring’ rule, but it is a nice switch from jersey cards.