Eventually, I will get around to posting the details of the box of 2009 Piece of History I broke this weekend. If you are in need of anything minor of your players from that set, drop me a note and I will dig through the stacks for you. Until I get that all posted, everyone can check out some of the Hamiltons I have picked up from the set.
First up, is the base card. With my typical luck – I didn’t even pull one from my box. Sigh. Kind of a cool design, and I really like the photo they used for Hamilton. Very typical. Solid. Like the faux granite they used for the borders.
Piece of History also has a ton of parallels. That can be good or bad. Once I have all the parallels – I love them. As I am seeking them out – I despise them. In addition to the base card, Hamilton also has cards in several of the subsets. He has a Stadium Scenes card, and also shares a Franchise Members card with Ian Kinsler and Michael Young.
I don’t have the base version of that card yet, but I snagged the red parallel off eBay for a very reasonable total price. The red version is /99, and adding a low numbered parallel to the collection for less than $5 is always a good thing. Just so this post isn’t all glowing praise – I wish they had tried to match up Michael Young’s photo better. Both Hamilton and Kinsler have up close torso shots, and then Young gets a fielding action shot. Just a little thing. I actually like the red border – the parallels in Piece of History are very, very vibrant colours. There are purples and blues out there as well that look surprisingly good.