2008 Upper Deck Heroes Sea Green #136 13/99 2008 Upper Deck Heroes Brown #136 034/149 2008 Upper Deck Heroes Navy Blue #136 018/199
Like I said the other day, I absolutely love the look of these parallels. The “navy blue” looks fantastic with all of that red Hamels is wearing. Another thing I really like about these cards is the way that Hamels escapes the frame of the photo. There’s always a place in my collection for some Heroes.
2008 Finest Refractors Black #96 45/99 2008 Topps Opening Day Gold #16 2005/2199 2009 Topps Turkey Red #TR41
Nothing too earth shattering here. The thing that sticks out the most to me is the facsimile signature on the Opening Day card. It looks really nothing like his autograph today, which you can see here. That auto must be from his original contract with Topps. The Turkey Red brings me one step closer to finishing my Phillies 2009 Topps team set. Like a lot of other bloggers, I’m really starting to enjoy the Turkey Reds as an insert to the flagship. It’s still a beautiful throwback card design, but I like having one less SP-laden set to collect. If you continue to read the blog, I think you’ll get to see me build my Cole Hamels collection as he takes PTB’s place as an enjoyable and relatively affordable Phillie to collect. Back tomorrow night with a package from my favorite eBay seller.