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Crossing off a few cards

Marc, who runs the Astros-centric blog Remember the Astrodome, offered to send me a couple of baseball cards from my wantlists last week. In return, I knocked a bunch of cards off of his 1980s Astros wantlists.

Wilfredo Tovar's 2014 Topps Heritage card (from my collection)
Wilfredo Tovar’s 2014 Topps Heritage card

Until I opened Marc’s envelope, I’d forgotten that I never finished this year’s Topps Heritage Mets team set… only nine more regular cards and three shortprints to go.

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A few 2014 Bowman Mets cards (a.k.a. “How many of these guys do you recognize?”)

I’d planned to take a break from collecting 2014 baseball cards  until Topps Series 2 came out next week, but my friend Bart gave me a few Bowman cards when I saw him this weekend.

While the baseball card blogging community has already moved on to Topps Archives (which I still plan to ignore), I’ve reconsidered my decision to skip Bowman.

Travis d'Arnaud's 1989 Bowman Is Back insert card from my collection
Travis d’Arnaud’s 1989 Bowman Is Back insert card from my collection

This flashy update of the 1989 Bowman card design is a big part of the reason why. It took a few years for Topps’ Bowman relaunch to catch on, so I didn’t think there would be much nostalgia for this first set.

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