The next card I will highlight is one that spent a long time on my want list. Well not this kid exactly, but the base will work just as well. I didn't want to spend the extra 15 bucks for the refractor off of COMC. Actually I didn't have to spend anything on it. A long while ago I completed a trade with the other Dustin over at cootveal. He happened to highlight some cards he picked up at show and I quickly pounced on several of them. I would highlight the others but I'm limited to what I have around the office until I remember to do some scanning at home.
Ellsbury has been one of my favorites and is only one of three active Native American players in the Bigs. The other two being Kyle Lohse and Joba Chamberlain. Although plagued by injuries a healthy Ellsbury is quite the threat. He finished second in MVP voting ultimately losing out to JV in 2011. I wish Topps would bring back this set, but instead we're stuck with online code gimmicks and so many inserts that it's damn near impossible to complete a set.
Thanks Dustin for the great trade. I'll highlight the other cards soon!