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.


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


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.


Anonymous said...

Hi there, I'm actually the creator of the Slaught relic card. I thought about the card this morning and googled it and was led straight to this blog post. It sure has made the rounds! It took me less than 20 minutes from start to finish. I had seen some other guys around message boards posting their custom cards (a thousand times better than the Slaught) and figured I'd give it a shot. My wife had a die cutter for the circle and I used an old tee ball cap for the relic patch. I obviously had to use two separate cards for the front and back. No real reason I chose him, he was just the first guy I found two cards for from my old box of junx wax. A little glue stick from my toddler's arts and craft box to hold it all together and that was it. Bummer it only sold for 15 cents. That netted me about 6 pennies after fees and shipping. But at least there was recognition out there somewhere. Thanks!