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Wednesday, January 11, 2012

My Matt Kemp Pentafecta

First, it was Russell Martin. Now, Matt Kemp joins the Pentafecta Party. Let's get right to the fun.

I'm going to mix up the order on this one, and I'll begin with a Kemp sig. UD Masterpieces is difficult to match in pure aesthetics. Add in a sweet action shot of Matt running the bases, a great design all-around, and an on-card auto, and hot damn! I really wanted to post my Kemp Ginter auto as well, but I'll just link to it instead. Ginter and Masterpieces are neck and neck in my book. It's that whole on-card thing.

My one and only Matthew Ryan Kemp Printing Plate. Picked it up for a steal back in 2011. Wow, 2011 was so long ago, right? Time just flies by at my age.

The patch makes part three of five. This is where the debate could be found, but I firmly contend that any red Dodgers relic is without question a patch, as it originates from the number (in this case, 27, of course), on the front of the Dodger uniform.

Penultimately, a Matt jersey swatch. This Ginter relic has a special hold on me, as I pulled it from the first box of cards I ever purchased, 2010 Allen & Ginter. I was so ecstatic when this popped out way back when. Also, the red Ginter borders of 2010 are the greatest in my opinion. Bright colors are hard to beat as a general rule.

And last but most certainly not least, Matty's true rookie. I also have the chrome and gold versions of this card.

Pentafecta number two is in the books and has been added to the Pentafecta section at the top of the blog. Now all that remains is a Kershaw, and all that stands in my way is tracking down an affordable yet sick patch.


  1. Oooooh, very nice! I still have to try to put one of those together for a player I like.

  2. I'm not sure what your budget is at the moment, but I noticed a Kershaw quad-relic with a piece of patch in it on ebay.


    Just thought I'd throw that out there... :)

  3. Congratulations! Those on-card autographs out of Masterpieces are awesome.

  4. Dennis- Gracias! And yes, you do!

    Matt- Thanks for the link! I just might have to splurge haha.

    Fuji- Thanks! I can't get enough of Masterpieces autos.