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Wednesday, April 4, 2018

Behind the Plate Plate

 I'm a bit surprised I got this card at such a low price. Sure, Gerald Dempsey "Buster" Posey isn't super-hot, but he's a Rookie of the Year and MVP, and a five-time All-Star, four time Silver Slugger, and one-time Gold Glove. In his first nine seasons, only seven of those being full seasons.
Of course, I'm not talking about some regular (variation) base card. I'm talking about a 1/1 printing plate. This card is headed for my type collection, but who knows? In 10 years, it might be really valuable. Or not. Time will tell!

I gotta say, though, for all the complaining people do about Panini and Donruss, I generally enjoy a few of their products each year, just like I do with Topps. That's a good picture, team colors are represented even though Panini can't tell you the team, and the design is decent. It's a little busy, but this isn't Stadium Club, so that's okay. I always look forward to Donruss, even with all of its faults.


  1. Well there's one Posey I'll never have my hands on. Sweet snag!

  2. Not a fan of 2018 Donruss... but I gotta admit the Posey is my favorite card in the set. Great looking card. Congratulations on picking up the printing plate.

    1. Perhaps this is Panini's card of the year. It's all downhill from here!

  3. I think this is post is the first time I've thought or even read about Buster Posey since 2012.