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Monday, January 9, 2012

My 55th Russell Martin Hit!

It's a momentous day here at the Plaschke household, as I'm about to showcase my 55th Russell Martin hit. Why is that important? Martin wore number 55 as a Dodger (and as a Yankee), so this is somewhat in the vein of the always entertaining eBay 1/1 phenomenon. With a 1/1 on my mind, choosing what hit to post was an easy, easy decision.

This marks the sixth Martin 1/1 in my Russ PC, four of which are printing plates. It's the black plate from 2008 Upper Deck X Baseball, and it's a bit dinged up, which shows up most clearly on the back of my newest 1/1. I'm really in love with this plate, from the rounded corners to the aesthetically-pleasing look of a black plate to the great photo of Russ looking skyward as he begins to settle in under a pop fly as his just-tossed-away helmet is suspended in mid-air.

I snagged this bad boy off of eBay months and months ago, but never got around to posting it. It was definitely around $15, but I don't remember the exact amount I paid for it. Celebrate. She is.


  1. Can you take a printing plate and actually make cards out of them?

  2. Haha, I suppose if I had all four and whatever sort of mechanical device is used to make the card. And the skills to do so.