Thursday, February 2, 2017

Shablam! Mike Trout rookie card

Three days in a row of busting out the card stand. When the card stand is on the scene, you know it's a fancy-pants card that I'm very proud to have in my collection and it deserves to be featured on a pedestal.


The esteemed Matthew Scott from Bob Walk The Plank mentioned he had this card for me a while back. It's actually probably a good thing it took him a couple months to send it out to me, as it gave me time to round up a worthy return package for him.


2011 Topps Update #US175 is shaping up to be this era's 1989 Upper Deck #1, as the most desired modern mainstream base card, with prices far exceeding what you'd expect given the ample production numbers.


My Trout PC was already pretty legit, but a big hole was this, his most iconic RC. The scary thing is I'll still eventually need a parallel of this card if I'm ever to complete my 2011 Topps parallel frankenset. But no rush there. Maybe Mike'll have a down season one of these years, like get injured or something, and I can scoop one up when prices dip. Or maybe not.


Not a reprint!

Huge thanks, Matt! I plan to put your return package in the mail this weekend.

Matt also included a few more great cards, but I thought this Trout RC deserved its own post. I'll show the other cards in my upcoming trade-roundup post, which is shaping up to be a doozy with outstanding maildays from Nachos Grande and Wrigley Roster Jenga rounding things out.

10 comments:

  1. A few years ago I bought a 1500 card box of cards from a card shop for $10. There were 3 of those in it. No joke.

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  2. Wow, sounds like a hell of a score!

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  3. Awesome card! I have a Bowman Chrome Trout RC but it's just not the same as flagship. The retro Angels uni makes this card extra cool. I bought a ton of 2011 Topps, and had a near set of update but I had to break it up when the Trout RC started soaring. Congrats on adding this to your collection! Looking forward to reading about the rest of your trade.

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  4. Beautiful card! This is one of those cards I really want... but will probably never get due to the prices they sell for. Congratulations on adding it to your collection.

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  5. Wow that's one hell of a card to get in the mail, just awesome!

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  6. In 2011 I sent this card for a TTM sig. luckily it came back. Would be kicking myself if it didn't!

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  7. Wow, I had no idea that card was such a hot commodity. I know I have at least one

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  8. 2011 was the year i stopped buying packs of update. d'oh!

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  9. Glad you liked it! Good luck finding the parallel, you may have to sell a kidney or something.

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  10. such a beautiful card...wonder if i have one in my stash somewhere?!??!!?

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