Friday, September 15, 2023

Adam Jones PC highlights

Adam Jones is officially retiring today so I wanted to give him a quick blog spotlight. Exciting player, good person, plus he's a fellow San Diego kid, so he's easy for me to root for . At some point a few years ago I started snagging cheap/cool cards of his here and there, building a decent little PC. 

A couple low-numbered autos to kick things off.

Some relics. Bat chips and grey swatches, but hey, differing texture with each pair, at least.

No trifecta for me this time, btw, as I don't have any Adam Jones rookies. In fact, I think I only have Orioles cards of him, so I should probably try to score some additions documenting his career outside of Baltimore.

Fun photo on his 2018 card, shown here in four varieties.

A few more shiny highlights from the PC.

Someday I should try for a cycle/rainbow of those Pinnacle clear vision cards. 
Topps Chipz would have been a much better product if the parallels weren't so tough. 
The DK mini only makes the post because it's a Christmas Card.

I checked the Chip in the dark, and I don't think it's a glow-in-the-dark red parallel, sadly, just a regular red parallel (which are still pretty tough).

Finally, I'm pretty sure this was the very first custom overlay I ever made, spicing up a boring 2012 SP Signature Edition autograph I snagged for a couple bucks back in 2015. I've made a bunch of other overlays since, but this is still up there among my favorites.

That'll do it for this post. Wishing Adam all the best in his next chapter!


  1. Nice overlay. Haven't heard his name tossed around in quite some time... but I remember his peak years in Baltimore. Hope he enjoys his retirement.

  2. He was kind enough to sign a ball for me during a Spring Training game years ago. Always appreciated him as a player, and hopefully we'll see him back as a commentator or something..

  3. It's not hard to see why you'd still like that overlay so much. I have one of those Clear Vision cards for Bo Jackson and occasionally think about trying to complete the "rainbow", but then I go online and look at the prices for the others and that usually kills off that idea for another 6-12 months before I end up going through the whole process again.