Tuesday, April 4, 2017

30 Day Baseball Card Challenge - Day 4

A rookie card of one of your favorite players

Today's challenge was tough...I've got so many favorite players how was I ever going to choose? Would it be a card of Freddie Freeman? Or Tim Hudson? John Smoltz or Tom Glavine? Well I went with none of the above and went with this nice 2005 eTopps RC of Jeff Francoeur.

I was late jumping onto the eTopps bandwagon. It took me awhile to figure out just how the program worked, but once I did I was hooked. Kind of like the current Topps Now program, I was checking the website pretty often to see if any players I collected were featured. I had heard a lot of good things about Francouer so when his IPO went live I jumped and put in my request. I was so glad it was granted and for a few months it was fun tracking the "value" of this card. His stock was very hot for awhile, before it cooled off and was nothing more than a common. I still have this card today (along with many other eTopps I purchased back then) and it's easily one of my favorites.


  1. I never purchased any eTopps from their site when it was an active program, but I have a handful that I've grabbed off of eBay and COMC. They are really beautiful looking cards. Kind of remind me of late 90's/early 2000's Topps Gold Label products.

    1. Did you open up and free your eTopps cards or leave them slabbed?

    2. Half and half. The lower end ones, I popped out of the case. The ones I might end up selling in the future, I kept intact.