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…
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*