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:
That's it for today.