My first 2013 Topps card

I haven’t bought a pack of 2013 Topps yet, and probably won’t (unless my willpower goes kaput all of a sudden). Since I collect almost only Reds cards now, buying packs and blasters just doesn’t make financial sense to me. I would rather spend $3-5 for the team set on eBay than $20 for packs, of which I might find 3 or 4 cards that I like (including non-Reds).

Thanks to awesome bloggers like Crackin Wax, I am still able to obtain new cards without buying new packs. If you go to his site and click on “Take My Cards” across the top, you will be directed to a password-protected page of cards that he is giving away for free…all you have to do is provide a SASE!

When he posted his list of 2013 Topps cards, I knew I had to jump on all the Reds I could find…unfortunately most of them were already claimed. But I did come away with one, and it arrived in the mail today…

2013 Topps Cingrani

Tony Cingrani appeared in 3 games, pitching 5 innings for the Reds late in the season. He was a third-round draft pick in 2011, and was actually featured on this blog that year as a part of the 2011 Reds (’92 Style) fun cards.

It’s great to finally have a 2013 Topps card in-hand. And it’s great to know how far away Cingrani is from Nolan Ryan‘s strikeout record. *smh*

About JT

Preacher. 911 dispatcher. Baseball fan. Horror nut. Music nerd. Bookworm. Time Magazine's 2006 Person of the Year.

Posted on February 16, 2013, in baseball, baseball cards and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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