Archive for Michael Pineda

Rookie/Prospect Card Six Pack #41

Posted in Rookie Card Six Pack with tags , , , , , on March 16, 2014 by Cardboard Icons

IMG_72592011 Topps Chrome USA Blue Refractors Dominic Ficociello, 2012 Topps Chrome Eric Surkamp, 2012 Topps Chrome Refractors Tyler Pastornicky, 2011 Topps Chrome JP Arencibia, 2011 Topps Chrome Ivan DeJesus Jr., 2011 Topps Chrome Michael Pineda

Flipping Michael Pineda for … Pineda and more.

Posted in Newspaperman with tags , , , , , , on January 15, 2012 by Cardboard Icons

Interesting news broke Friday night when the Yankees and Mariners swapped a couple of youngsters including headliners Michael Pineda and Jesus Montero.

There was a lot of card action on both sides.  TONS of people swooped in on Pineda rookies and rookie-year autos while the groans of many invested in Montero could be heard across the nation.

Me? I was a seller and a buyer.

I sold my sole Michael Pineda auto, a 2011 Bowman Prospect auto card featuring a signed sticker for $60.

It’s a card that had been depreciating in value ever since I pulled it from a pack earlier this year.  The card had two things against it:

1) It’s a sticker auto.

2) Pineda has signed a crap load of cards ever since the Bowman release, many of which are nicer and feature on-card autos.

So, what did I do with the $60?

I bought the Pineda card I really wanted: 2011 Topps Chrome autograph (on-card)

and added these vintage to my collection:

1955 Topps Harry Agganis rookie card

1959 Topps Roberto Clemente

and … a Hall of Fame auto:

2001 Donruss Classics Signifficant Signatures Steve Carlton

That, my friends, deserves one of these…