Saturday, June 3, 2017

Serial Saturday #16: Hitting the 400 mark

OK, here we go, 2 more pages to show off for the SNI set.  These 2 take the total over 400 shown so far in page format.  Card #400 was the actual start/inspiration for the set oh so many years ago. 

Card 388:  Carlos Beltran, 2009 Topps Triple Threads #388/525.  New York Mets card #8
Card 389:  Hideo Nomo, 2008 Topps Triple Threads #389/525.  Kansas City card #15
Card 390:  Troy Tulowitzki, 2011 Topps Triple Threads #390/1500.  Colorado card #14

Card 391:  Ozzie Martinez, 2011 Bowman green #391/450.  Miami card #15
Card 392:  Russell Martin, 2011 Topps gold #392/2011.  New York Yankees card #13
Card 393:  Pablo Sandoval, 2011 Topps Chrome heritage refractor #393/562.  San Francisco card #9

Card 394:  Miguel Cabrera, 2005 Bowmans Best #394/899.  Miami card #16
Card 395:  Casey Kotchman, 2012 Bowman blue #395/500.  Cleveland card #18
Card 396:  Adam Lind, 2011 Bowman blue #396/500.  Toronto card #20

Weird:  I started typing Los Angeles Dodgers when I was listing Hideo Nomo's card.  It is hard for me to think of him anywhere else but Dodger blue. 
Toronto becomes the first team to reach the 20 card mark.  Bowman parallels are going to start drying up as they generally don't go past 500 copies (blue). 

Card 397:  John Lannan, 2010 Topps Finest #397/599.  Washington card #18
Card 398:  Micah Owings, 2011 Topps gold #398/2011.  Arizona card #12
Card 399:  Alfonso Soriano, 2008 Topps Heritage #399/1959.  Chicago Cubs card #12

Card 400:  Kevin Millar, 2009 Topps gold #400/2009.  Toronto card #21
Card 401:  Carlos Beltran, 2011 Topps Chrome purple refractor #401/499.  New York Mets card #9
Card 402:  Eric Young JR., 2011 Topps gold #402/2011.  Colorado card #15

Card 403:  Ben Davis, 2002 Topps gold #403/2002.  Seattle card #7
Card 404:  Jacoby Ellsbury, 2011 Topps Finest #404/549.  Boston card #12
Card 405:  Joe Mauer, 2011 Topps Opening Day blue #405/2011.  Minnesota card #13

Heartbreaking:  Ben Davis' card on the lower left corner has a ding.  Never noticed till now.
Kevin Pillar's card #400 was the inspiration for this set.  I looked at the card when it first came to me and I thought of how I could create something a little different. 
Carlos Beltran appears on two straight Mets cards.  His purple refractor from Topps Chrome scanned quite well in the center of this page. 

There's 11 pages left until the first of 3 binders is finished.  I have a few weeks left until the end of my blogging year (I started blogging in mid July) so I'll have to shoot for finishing them off before then.

Thanks for reading, Robert

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