I liked Ian Kinsler. I'll miss seeing him in a Rangers uniform. I was 90% certain either he or Jurickson Profar was going to be traded in the off-season because the Rangers had three middle infielders for two spots and Profar wasn't going to spend any more time in the minors waiting his turn.
I'll have another post showing the Chrome Kinslers I've picked up recently, but here are the non-Chrome cards I bought on my Ebay shopping spree.
This 2010 Upper Deck Portraits #39/99 set me back $1.00. Do you guys like when cards are numbered on the front like that?
Here is a 2012 Topps Museum Collection #188/299. I don't like it when they put the numbering on the player like that. It's hard to see. Of course, my eyes are going fast since I hit 40. This one cost $1.49.
If you're going to number the cards on the front, that's the way to do it. This 2012 Topps Tribute #191/199 cost $1.61. Beats opening a pack.
Ever since I bought a pack of 2013 Pinnacle and pulled a Clayton Kershaw Clear Vision card I knew I wanted a Rangers one. This "Single" cost $1.48 and saved me from spending $2.99 on a pack and getting crap.
I've already shown these two 2013 Rip cards and explained how I wasn't paying attention, which netted me two of the same card.
The total for these two was $18.99. Still bettter than some of the dud blasters I bought.
The last non-Topps Chrome of the spending spree was this Bowman Chrome pink refractor #9/35. I picked it up for $5.00. That may seem like a bit much for a single card, but how many packs would I have had to buy to get something I really wanted? Way more that $5 worth.
So long Ian...it's been fun watching you play.