I decided to use Jose Bautista as the Blue Jay player to feature in a page today.
It's kind of plain, and doesn't feature much of Jose's face, but the 2011 Bowman card on the left has kind of become one of my favorites of Jose, because it features a photo of him wearing #23, instead of the usual #19 that he wears.
I decided to put 3 inserts in the middle row, using the horizontal Then and Now card as the middle. Don't ask me why, I just thought it looked good in the center. Doesn't hurt that Harmon Killebrew is there as well. This row also made me think a bit; it made me realize that with the newer sets/players, I'll have a much easier time creating player pages with the amount of parallels that are available.
Parallel city down here. The light blue All star jerseys really fit well with the blue bordered Wal Mart parallel. The more I see cards like the 2011 Topps Chrome in the center, the more I'm glad that the Jays went back to the old style logo and numbering on their jerseys. The classics really do never die.
Here's what you get when you put them all together.
A pretty good looking page if you ask me. I still have plenty of cards for player pages to use, so I'll have lots of practice putting these together.
I still have the serial numbered cards to show off:
For tonight's post I pulled together a threesome of 2012 Topps parallels. Let's make this quick and easy:
- Gerald Laird is serial #'d 740, and is the 31st Tiger out of 50 for the set
- Jose Tabata is serial #'d 863, and is the 35th Pirate towards the 50 needed.
- Fernando Rodney is serial #'d 917, and is the 44th TB Ray card in the set.
The Bautista page means I have pulled 67 cards from "the box" and put them into pages. The trio of insanity cards brings the total to 1144, leaving 356 serial numbers still remaining. That number will decrease with the rest of Max's great contribution still to be posted.
If you haven't voted on the final round of 16 match featuring a great battle between '63 & '72 Topps, click on this link to make your voice heard. It's a close race, only 2 votes separating these two!!
Thanks for reading, Robert