Here's a last of the bonus Tigers, including a few misc. players and prospects. Three of them--Iggy, Smyly, and Rondon--are rising stars that could be a big part of a successful 2014 Tigers season. The Deivi Cruz is a nice action shot that got Chrome-ified. And the Rivera takes me back to the early 00s when he was a catcher with huge offensive potential. Speaking of offensive, all of the Chrome cards were impossible to keep straight and in line with the rest of the stuff in the scan thanks to their infamous bowing--I think I spent five minutes trying to get them just right and finally gave up!
And now for the card that originated this here trade:
Drew Smyly 2012 Topps Chrome Rookie Autographs Blue Refractor auto (#039/199)BLUE REFRACTOR IS BEST REFRACTOR. I'm not a prospector by any means, but considering Smyly's potential and flashes of brilliance last year, I jumped at getting this gorgeous auto before the kid hypothetically blows up. And even if he blows IT instead, it still looks great alongside the "base" version, a card I landed in a previous trade with Sam the Dimwit. It's a Refractor, a Tiger, an autograph, and it's blue--what more could I ask for?
Thanks again for a fantastic trade, Brad, and I promise I'll have a response out to you just as soon as the COMC package arrives in my mailbox, and I'll load it up with a few surprise bonuses as well. Readers, show some brotherly love to a great blogger by heading over to Brad's Blog tonight!