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Tuesday, June 18, 2013

A Matt Kemp "Jackie Robinson" 1/1 Gypsy Queen Printing Plate.

I'm snatching up Matt Kemp cardboard as best I can while he heals from his hamstring injury and continues to work his way back from the serious shoulder injury he suffered last season. I have not and never will forgive the Dodgers for allowing him to play through it, thus exacerbating it. Anyhoo, the latest deal I was able to secure is of the truly unique and one-of-a-kind variety.


OH. SNAP. So much to cover here. First, it's a 1/1 Magenta Plate. Second, it's from 2013 Gypsy Queen, and I'm a sucker for vintage-themed sets. Third and most important: Kemp is wearing number 42, which means the photo Topps chose was taken on Jackie Robinson Day. With it being a 2013 card, the photo comes from April 15th, 2012. Kemp reached base in four of his five plate appearances that day, clubbing a solo homer to go along with two singles and a walk. Just a fantastic card all-around and one I couldn't let pass by my Bison Collection without ensuring it made the most permanent of stops.

9 comments:

DodgerPenguin said...

Pretty.
Take it you wont give me that for the Seagers you want.
Ha ha

The Lost Collector said...

That's an awesome card!

Dennis said...

Sweet plate!

unclemoe said...

Rad.

Dodgerbobble said...

Wow! Sweet pickup.

Greg Zakwin said...

Thanks gents!

Matthew- Haha, it is not. But we shall work out some kind of trade!

Fuji said...

Very nice framed printing plate!

Greg Zakwin said...

Thank you Fuji!

And in response to your response on my comment on your blog, thanks for setting aside the Bobby and Gates for me!

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