PWE from Shep

I don’t buy Update but that doesn’t mean I don’t want some of the cards. I’ll grab a spot in a break so as to get enough team sets for myself and the boys but that always leaves me needing the two Stanford guys who invariably are in the set with other teams. In what’s becoming a bit of a tradition, Big Shep sends me a PWE with those last two cards. Last week I got the most recent one.

Nothing too exciting here though I didn’t expect either of these guys to end up in Update. Blandino was out for the season even before Covid hit and Castro featured in only 19 games for the Angles this year. Sadly Topps’s no rookies approach meant that the card I was looking forward to never got made. I guess I’ll have to wait for 2021 Series 1 to get my first Flagship Kris Bubic card.

Anyway these two mean I’m down to needing just two Topps Flagship-related cards for my Stanford project.* One is the 1962 Doug Camilli rookie that costs a ridiculous amount of money. The other is a 2013 Tampa Bay Rays Team Set card of Sam Fuld that I cannot find anywhere.

*Well until I decide to add Shawn Green to the search list.

For some reason I didn’t mention 2020 Series 2 to Shep and grabbed the Stephen Piscotty, Cal Quantrill, and Jed Lowrie elsewhere. But these are the half-dozen Update and Series 1 cards I’ve gotten so far. I owe him a big thank you for the continued generosity with helping me get my Stanford checklist checked off so quickly.

Author: Nick Vossbrink

Blogging about Photography, Museums, Printing, and Baseball Cards from both Princeton New Jersey and the San Francisco Bay Area. On Twitter as @vossbrink, WordPress at, and the web at

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