2013 Topps Mini Black Parallel /5
2012 Topps Museum Collection Patch Auto /209
2012 Topps Museum Collection Book Auto/Patch /10
2012 Topps Museum Collection Momentous Materials Auto /10
One of the most exciting aspects about card collecting is finding a card that has eluded you for an extended period of time. When the Neil Walker Momentous Materials (bottom scan) hit eBay I knew I was going to try hard and win it. This is one of Walker's more high end releases in which I've seen 2 get taken away from me at the last second. Thankfully patience paid off as this issue went significantly cheaper than the last time I tried for the card.
After placing my bid I noticed that the seller had 3 other high end Walker's for sale. My interest wasn't as high in the two other autos as I had both in my collection, but I still made a few low ball bids and sure enough I won each auction. I think I was helped by the fact the auctions ended during the work hours on the east coast. Either way I was super pumped to add such nice cards to my collection.
Walker importance to the Pirates is often understated. To receive so much offensive production from second base is rare in today's game, plus he is a fan favorite as he grew up in Pittsburgh. My buddy Micah and I often joke when we are talking about the Pirates and Walker being from the Steel City. Root Sports who carries the games mentions this on air at least 20 times a game. We often send texts to remind each about his Pittsburgh roots just to make sure the other hasn't forgotten. With that in mind I'm still a huge Walker fan.
To my Pirate friends out there, I would be happy to trade the book auto and the regular issue Museum Collection auto. Just let me know if you are interested and we can work something out.
We are near the end of my contest.
Thanks for reading!