Friday, June 9, 2017

Johnny's Big Fun Game Winnings

Last month John from Johnny’s Trading Spot held a Big Fun Game contest and I was slotted #17 out of 21 picks. I ended up stealing a Highland Mint Rick Mirer Mint Card from Oscar of All Trade Bait, All The Time. Up until I had seen the Mirer card selected at the #10 spot I was planning on just picking a number but when it comes to one of my favorite Seahawks QBs I had no choice.
The card is based on Mirer’s 1993 Topps RC #285, but more majestic, and The Highland Mint went all out on the package. The card is enclosed in a plastic clam shell and when opened the COA is folded in a sleeve on one side and the card is nestled in to a one-inch screw down on top of a piece of felt.

John included a collection of Mariners from current back to a 1983 Donruss Bryan Clark and a trading card sized Mariners felt pennant that is now hanging out with my Mariners Moose Funko Pop. The Mariners are sitting at 30-30 after a 5-game win streak.

Currently Hernandez and Iwakuma are on the DL but that doesn’t stop shiny cards from shining. Iwakuma will be going through a simulated game on Sunday and well, Hernandez needs to stop hurting himself while celebrating. 
I am a fan of the physical Bunt cards and inserts like this Cruz Infinite card are the reason why. Cruz is teetering on the DL with tightness to his calf and is missing his second game in a row.
A pair of 2017 Topps Opening Day Jean Segura (Base and Rainbow Foil). Segura has found the perfect spot in Seattle and just signing a contract extension last week. He had a good year with the Diamondbacks last year but he really looks like he may top it this year.
Brett Boone was loved in Seattle and his second tenure he was uncontested leader of the team, including the 2001 116-win team. This is a printed autograph so I still go without a Boonie auto in my Mariners’ collection but I hope to add one before the end of the year.
I end with a 2013 Panini Hometown Heroes Jay Buhner, a card straight from my Bone Want List.

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