Monday, January 25, 2010

White Plains Card Show Review Part 6


Hey guys, Drew back here. I had to stay home today because I have a bit of a stomach bug and other cold symptoms, but I'm feeling a little better, so I figured why not put up a post? I sorta got over the Jets loss, you guys proved a point, they did much better than anyone thought. With a new head coach and rookie quarterback, we had no business being that far in the playoffs. So, here are the new cards in my growing collections of Swisher & Cano. I focused mainly on Cano this time around, trying to play it safe with Swisher as he may be dealt at some point before the season. Chances are unlikely, and even if he does get dealt I will probably still collect him, but just calming down a bit with Nick Swisher.

5 Robby Cano Inserts
Top left is a 2009 206 Bronze Parallel, got it cheap, pretty nice card. Top right is a 2006 Topps Finest card. It looks like a parallel but apparently it is a base card. Never seen them but they are nice. The middle one is a Bazooka Mini rookie card I got for a quarter, which was sweet! The bottom left is a 2008 Finest Dual Team Favorites Cano/Melky Cabrera Refractor, I need the regular version but this is really nice! The bottom right is a 2008 Bowman Gold Parallel, nothing special there, just a 1 per pack insert I didn't have.

2008 UD Diamond Collection Nick Swisher
Pretty nice card here, I never see these inserts anywhere, but I do have the Brian McCann & another one too lying around my house if I haven't traded them. I think this was a quarter too, so not too bad there.

7 2008 Moments & Milestones Cano Base Cards, 1 2007 Moments & Milestones
(all #ed/150)

This set is a headache, so I bought all the ones I saw. I hope to get as many of them as possible just to get it off my chest. This is a pretty good start on 2008, one of the most pointless sets Topps has ever created.

2007 Bowman's Best Blue & Green Refractors
When I saw these 2 cards lying around, I knew I may never get a chance at the blue at least again, so I got them for pretty cheap, I think in a deal with another card for 5 bucks. The blue is numbered to 99 and is hard to find, while the green is a little easier, numbered to 249. I still need the gold version, and that is numbered to 50. Wish me luck on finding that one.

2008 Topps Finest Cano Blue Refractor /499
Keeping with the refractor theme, I picked up this nice Cano for cheap, and it is a really nice card. I still prefer 07 or 09 Finest over 2008 but it's a pretty nice set nonetheless.

2006 Topps Co-Signers Changing Faces Red Insert w/Jeter /150
Another pain in the butt set for Cano cards, in base and inserts only it adds up to 25 different cards! He is featured on the Jeter inserts on the side, and also there is a version with Mickey Mantle. Topps really gives me a hard time. But it's worth it.

2003 Bowman Robinson Cano Rookie Card
This is a card I've wanted for quite some time, and it's definitely an awesome card. My dad secretly got this one for me as well as the next one. He certainly did a ton for me and I thank him so much for the cards! Now I have 3 regular rookie cards and something awesome at the end of this post of Cano. I definitely made some progress.

2006 Allen & Ginter Cano Bat Relic
Now this is a beauty. My dad got me this one too as I said and it is a great addition. I have a huge stack of Cano relics and autos, and this is definitely one of the nicer ones. I upgraded my Cano wantlist yesterday too by the way, the 2010 stuff is already on the list. I still need to work on the Swisher list.

2006 Bowman Originals Nick Swisher Buyback Autograph /342
I bought this card for 10 bucks, a great deal! I saw a few Swishers that I needed to pass on but this one is cool. Another nice steal for Drew! I just don't get why they made Nick Swisher sign 342 2006 Bowman base cards, kinda pointless, but so is the rest of this hobby.

2008 Topps Stadium Club Robinson Cano Beam Team Autograph
YES! I finally can get rid of my Tom Gorzelanny version of this card! And better yet, I have a Cano now, and I got it for like 15 bucks. It's a really nice one I must add, probably the greatest autograph design I've ever seen. Nothing much you can do about the sticker, and I still need the other 2 versions of the card, which kinda sucks, because I like this one the best. But I'm trying to be a Cano Supercollector so I need to do what I gotta do.

2005 Topps Total Robinson Cano RC Autograph
My 1st thought of this card when I saw it (other then, wow, how much does it cost?) was, his autograph has really developed over time. I got this for like 15 bucks too I'm pretty sure, another no doubt steal. I love this card, and it is probably one of the better pieces of the PC. I actually just bought another sweet one of his off eBay, from a newer product. Can't wait to get it and show it to you guys!

Well, that's it. Not that much, haha, yeah, I'm crazy. See Ya!

Next up is the post about meeting Donnie Baseball, and then the surprise box break, and then I'm somewhat caught up, at least finished with this show.


  1. Great pick ups! What a fun show it must have been.

  2. Those Beam Teams, though poorly named, are pretty swell looking cards.


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