Monday, November 20, 2017
Aaron Judge PC
This morning I was digging through a box of my cards labeled "Various stuff that doesn't fit elsewhere in my collection" looking to dig up some additions to my "We Didn't Start The Fire" binder. I must not have gone through the box since the 2017 baseball season kicked off, because I came across not 1, not 2, but three Aaron Judge cards I didn't realize I owned. Sweet! Since I didn't quite finish the post updating the Billy Joel project yet, I figured I'd post my Aaron Judge PC today instead.
The cards I rediscovered today make up most of my early cards of him. The "tall boy" was a lucky card show pickup for cheap last year.
Here's part 1 of my 2017 Aaron Judge cards. A lucky pull for me a few months ago, the fishfractor has got to be my best card of his; there's only one on COMC right now, and that one is priced at fiddy bucks! I realize his card values are very unlikely to sustain their 2017 heights, and I could have cashed in when the getting was good, but dang it, I'm a sucker for some good rookiemania, and can rarely bear to part with cards of a hot young player.
And part 2 of 2017, the horizontal cards. A couple pulls from my '17 Archives boxes, plus a Heritage dual rookie I snagged at the card show early in the season before he really took off. The "1990 Fleer" card with Cody Bellinger is a custom I whipped up a couple months ago; can't remember if I've posted it here yet or not.
It's sort of a subtle homage to Kevin Maas' 1990 Fleer rookie (shared with George Canale), a favorite card of mine as a kid back then.
It'll be interesting to see how Judge does in his sophomore campaign. Will he go the way of Maas and fizzle out after an impressive rookie year? Or will he keep on cranking mammoth dingers and lead the Yankees to another championship dynasty? We'll just have to wait and see.
I'd be happy to land any Judge cards I don't have in trade.
Hey, I made it through the post with no judge/law/courtroom jokes!
Thanks for reading.
Late additions! I forgot about this pair I picked up at the November card show: