Aw man, just read that Alex Gordon announced he's retiring. I was out of the hobby back when he was a big deal as the 2nd overall pick in 2005 so I wasn't tainted by all the hype and following bust, but then when I was paying attention around 2014, 2015 when the Royals were really good, Alex Gordon found his way onto my wantlist and I put together a modest player collection of the guy. In recent years, his stats declined (offensively, at least-- he remained an excellent defensive outfielder) and he found his way off my wantlist.. but I haven't disbanded the PC, and still don't mind adding to it when his cards fall into my lap.
I saw a cool Andrew McCutchen 2015 Panini Prizm Diamond Marshals "Flash Prizms" parallel on Collecting Cutch a month or two back that caught my eye and wanted one of the things in my personal collection, and so I took a look for a cheap one of a guy I collect and ended up scoring this one above for a couple bucks. It's kinda silly in the grand scheme of things, but the diecut badge is cool and the streaky rainbow shine blasting on the parallel is pretty sweet if you're into that sort of thing as I am. They are numbered out of 100, so not super plentiful.And as long as I'm showing that off, let's check out my Alex Gordon PC as it stands on this, the day he announced his retirement. While it's kinda sad that he's "turning in his badge", it's cool that he's riding off into the sunset as a career Royal, like George Brett and Frank White before him.
Thank you for coming to my blog today, kind readers. And wishing all the best to Alex Gordon in his life after marshalling the diamond.