Saturday, June 21, 2014

May Group Break: Team #13 - Texas Rangers

Before the deadline passed, BS jumped in to grab the Rangers in addition to his two other teams. Let's see how wise that was.

Team: Texas Rangers
Buyer: BS

Base Rookies

Shiny Yus and an Elvis
That Red Darvish parallel looks flippin' sweet.

A Metric Ton O' Profar
That '72 of him is a refractor of some sort.

Adrian Beltre Super Veteran

2012 Topps Nolan Ryan Gold Standard

2013 Heritage Adrian Beltre and Matt Harrison
Both are SP's.

2013 Topps All-Star Stitches Nelson Cruz

And now, the strangest card encountered in any group break...
1987 Topps Custom Don Slaught Patch Card
Seriously, I had no idea what to think of this card once it showed up in the lot. Not being very familiar with most of the retro-themed sets released in the last few years, I thought it could have been some special Archives card or something like that. A little digging around on eBay helped me find this auction that ended in March. So apparently this guy made the Slaught patch card on a lark, and then sold it for what had to be a loss (accounting for shipping costs). The buyer then didn't want to own it anymore and either sold it to someone else or put it in the lot that I bought. So very strange, all of it.


EXTRAS

1975 SSPC Ferguson Jenkins

1997 Donruss Signature Series Rusty Greer AUTO

2001 Topps Noteworthy Alex Rodriguez

2012 Gypsy Queen Sliding Stars x2

2005 Topps Chrome Refractor Kevin Mench

2 comments:

P-town Tom said...

The Slaught self-made manu-relic is weird for sure. But I have to tip my cap to the creator of that one. It looks well done.

Anonymous said...

That's a great haul. Thanks so much, Thorzul. The Slaught is very interesting. At the very least, it seems to have been
lovingly crafted. It must have stung pretty bad for the creator to have seen his passion project sold for so little. Kind of a sad story, really. Hopefully that failure has not discouraged him from making more cardboard art.

BS