As always I hope everyone had an enjoyable Christmas, I know I did! Now let's have a look at a few presents I got myself: eBay pickups from the last four months of 2017:
Clayton Richard. Waaaaaaay back in early September I plunked down $8.50 delivered, nicely within my reasonable range for 1/1s, for what's now my sixth plate (and 11th hit) of the former Michigan QB/pitcher. Clayton is pictured here with the Cubs after resurfacing in the Majors with them in 2015, but he later returned to San Diego in a 2016 trade. Those appearances for the Cubbies mean he's pitched on both the north and south sides of Chicago!
If you're a big fan of plates, please check out this evening's TMM post. With the above Richard and that post's additions I now count 94 1/1s in my collection!
Rich Hill. My most recent favorite eBay seller, markaguirre22, was asking just $3 with free shipping for each: 2016 Topps 5x7 Red (#1/5) and 2016 Topps Heritage 5x7 Gold (#01/10). I believe both were available exclusive through Topps online, possibly as part of sets. While I don't count them towards my Hill supercollection checklist I'm happy to have a couple new things to add to his collection in general (285 items strong!), even if they're a bit tricky to store.
That's it over here, but as I mentioned earlier, please head over to TMM this evening for lots more plate action, plus a lump of coal!