Tuesday, October 9, 2007
2007 A&G Trot Nixon G-U Bat
When I checked the mail yesterday, the empty box reminded me it was Columbus Day on Monday. Whoop-dee-doo... So, when I opened the mailbox today (Tuesday), I was glad to see a familiar manilla padded envelope with my name on it. Of course, I couldn't remember what I had bought recently, so opening it was a lot like Christmas. Sure enough, I pull out a 2007 Allen and Ginter's Trot Nixon Game-Used bat card. Very nice, especially with the post-season play he has had so far! :-)
The card itself is in that weird floral and gold border that is too big for the mini card inside. I am not a fan of this design at all. Why did Topps leave "floating space" around the card? Are we supposed to keep the card in this "protector?" Well, I do, but mainly because it helps the card fit into my pocket pages better.. :-)
The bat itself is exposed through a window in the mini card which is (somewhat) aligned to a window in the framed protector. The bat is not glued or attached to the card at all, and slides freely in the provided space on the mini card.
I like that Nixon has the bat in his photo planted on his shoulders, running behind his head. That's a nice touch on a G-U bat card.
The back of the card is the obligatory "We certify this is a ... blah-blah..." Seriously. Can we not put stats or a bio or some little fact back there? I mean, really....
Oh well, aside from my few complaints about the A&G cards in general, I am very happy with my newest acquisition!