Thursday, April 25, 2019

Javier Baez PC

Times when I find myself in the blogging doldrums, I often fall back on player-collection posts. And here's another one.

Javier Baez has become one of the most exciting players in the game. Fun to watch at the plate, in the field, and on the basepaths. I added his name to my wantlist a little while ago. Let's take a look at what I've got so far.

This 2017 Topps Tier One silver auto #'d 3/10 is by far my best card of Javy. I pulled it myself from a box I received as a Xmas gift in 2017.

Rookie cards. I gotta admit that for some years there, I always confused Javier Baez and Jorge Soler... Cubs prospects coming up around the same time whose names both started with J. But then Soler got shipped to the Royals and Javy had his breakout season in 2018, and it's easy to tell them apart now.

This card from 2013 Bowman Draft Picks & Prospects is my earliest Baez card, though his first Bowman card was way back in 2010 (if you count Aflac All-American).

And the rest. Nice sampling so far, though I'd like to add more.

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Hey, speaking of Cubs familiar with making a big play, here's a new gif card I whipped up:
April 25, 1976: Cubs outfielder Rick Monday thwarts protesters from burning the American Flag at Dodger Stadium.

That's it for today.


  1. Great auto. Baez is one of those up and comers that I collect too. I still have to go through all of those damn boxes back home and pull him out. Nice job with the Monday card.

  2. That's a sweet Tier One and awesome Monday Action card!

  3. Did you see Baez' single to the right side the other night against the Dodgers? He is fun to watch on the base paths. He can even find a way to make it interesting going from home to first!

  4. Baez is an absolute joy to watch play the game. He plays with so much joy and passion, it's imfectious to not root for him.

  5. In Action card for the win!As far as Baez goes,I haven't been keeping up.Gonna google his numbers sometime today.

  6. Lol. I mixed up Soler and Baez too. Beautiful autograph. I dropped the ball on Baez and never grabbed an autograph. Now they're a little out of my price range for what I want to pay.

  7. Baez is fun, a bit of a show-boat at times. He's probably my favorite Cub these days. I pulled a nice foil/25 Stadium Club rookie and am glad I held onto it.