The lone piece of mail I got today was this shiny Xander Bogaerts parallel from 2016 Donruss. It was just $1 plus another $1 for shipping from eBay and I thought it looked pretty neat (and hey, no licensing issues with the photo!). It's the first 2016 card in my Xander Bogaerts player collection. I didn't have any other post lined up for today, so let's go ahead and look at the rest of the cards in this PC.
We're going backwards chronologically, so here are the 2015 cards of his I've got. Highlighted by a mini relic and a Bowman purple parallel #'d /250.
2014 Part 2. Here's my only Xander auto, a lucky pull by me out of a hobby box of 2014 Donruss Series 2 that I won from Panini back then.
And oops.. turns out I've got a couple of those /599 Panini Fathers Day cards, I believe both card show pickups.
Finally, a couple 2012 Bowman cards round out the PC. The Chrome card was another pull by yours truly, and I suppose could be considered the card that kicked off this collection.
Xander is having himself a very nice year. His .345 batting average paces the AL as of press time, with a 20 game hitting streak going. He seems like a good kid and fun player to collect. If you've got any available cards I'm missing, feel free to get in touch about a trade. Thanks!