Since I can no longer spend that kind of money guilt free I ask for boxes of cards for special occasions. Christmas of course falls in to that category and I was handsomely rewarded this past year with a box of 2011 Topps Lineage and a box of 2011 Topps Tier 1.
The Lineage was awesome and was one of my favorite products for 2011. I really enjoyed them, and the Tier 1 gave me a chance at some nice cards for a great price.
Here is a picture of the hits I pulled on Christmas
The hits from 2011 Lineage were the Michael Morse on card Auto, The Ichiro Mini relic (love this card) and the Matt Batts Auto redemption.
The hits from 2011 Tier 1 were the Eric Thames Auto (meh...) the Jimmie Foxx Bat Card (over the top for that one. Love to collect MD natives) and that Evan Longoria on card Auto was a Case Hit! My Sweety did great!
The Matt Batts Auto came in the mail the other day and is pictured below. He was generally a back up catcher most of his career but did play a whole season for Detriot one year. Catcher is by far my most favorite position and I do have a nice little Catcher collection. Its a great addition and beautiful card!