Wednesday, January 02, 2013

Cardboard curiosity - Max Fried

I picked up a 2012 Leaf Memories [#539] card of the No. 7 overall choice in 2012 by the San Diego Padres - if you squint hard enough, maybe you can see Fried as being comparable to Los Angeles Dodgers star lefty Clayton Kershaw.

I've avoided Leaf branded products of recent lineage, but after getting this lone Fried card in-hand - I must say the card seems like reasonable facsimile of the 'classic' 1990 design and I kind of like it.

Maybe the font is off, but the card stock has the same feel and the grey tinted back looks like the originals - if only there was a more reasonable way of getting a bunch of these cards at once, I'd be chasing after other prospects with these Leaf Memories cards.

Even though they may not be the main 'hits,' it looks like various singles of prospects go for $3-$20 on eBay - kind of inflated pricing because the cards come from a high end product and are numbered to /99 so people are trying to sell them as limited parallels.

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