The Legend

The Legend

Saturday, May 20, 2017

Upgraded to Section 36

Ron runs the Red Sox oriented Section 36 blog.  I feel like I missed out on my trip to Fenway by not sitting in that section. If you haven't checked out his blog, it is always a great read.  The guy loves his Red Sox. 

A few weeks back Ron contacted me about sending some Bucco cards my way. He then explained how he purges his collection every ten years.  When he opens packs he pulls out all the Red Sox cards and anything that can be sold on eBay.  He then boxes all the extras up by team and gets rid of them after 10 years. That my friends is some organization. I can speak for many of us that I would love to be that organized where I could do that. 

Since he does the 10 year system I inherited 2007 plus a few extras. 

 We could have used the Parrot behind the plate in 2007.  That season was an odd one for the Pirates. They had some decent position players, but the pitching was a train wreck.

 A numbered to /99 Pedro.
 This is a sharp looking manu-relic.  I usually hate these type of cards, but I actually like this one.

 Ronny Paulino and Ryan Doumit shared the catching duties in 2007.  This auto is numbered to /99. Paulino had a nice start to his Pirates career, but his defense went south in his second year.
 I do love manager cards.
 and team cards!
 Gold bordered Turkey Red cards are super cool!
 The Pirates uniforms always go well with gold or black parallels.

 Spring Training shot!
 About once a week I get reminded how cool UD cards were.  Love that Cota card.

 Tony Plush relic!
 The problem with the Buccos during the crazy long consecutive losing season streak is that for every solid player like Jack Wilson you would have three Chris Duffy's.

It is amazing how similar the four pitching cards are!

Thanks for the great cards Rob. I'll check your want lists out soon and hook you up with a thank you.


  1. Replies
    1. It's been great at keeping the number of cards in my "collection" at manageable levels.

  2. Great Parrot! Need it for my catcher collection!

    1. The Parrot actually has a good bit of cards out there including two or three certified autos!

  3. Glad the cards found a good home!

  4. That's a lot of southpaws in one set.

    1. The Pirates were kings of soft tossing lefties for a while.

  5. I like that UD still had some pretty nice images, even if that year is one of the worst designs ever.